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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY March 2013 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar


Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.


Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms with Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax)

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened a previous warning regarding a small but significant increased risk of fatal arrhythmias associated with azithromycin (marketed as Zithromax® or Zmax®). Also, the FDA is evaluating unpublished findings by a group of academic researchers that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.

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Surgery Scheduling

Hours of operation:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m., "next day" changes/requests should be forwarded to the triage nurse by dialing (310) 423-5520 and entering beeper # 0689.

Contact information:

  • Scheduling Staff: Frank, Lilian, Karen, Darlene, Marta, Jeric, Renee
  • For immediate attention - Scheduling Supervisor: Ferdinand Jojo Bernido
  • For questions related to scheduling process: Brian Gutierrez
  • Surgery Scheduling Manager: Shab Nicks

Quarterly schedulers meetings are held to share information and updates. Please contact Brian Gutierrez for upcoming dates.

The "Surgery Scheduling Guidelines" handbook has been made available to your offices and staff. Please contact Brian Gutierrez if you would like a copy forwarded to you.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.