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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2014 | Archived Issues

P and T Approvals, Tramadol Change, Warnings About Promacta and Sporanox

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June 3 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, tramadol is now being managed as a controlled substance, and the federal government has released a warning about Promacta and a list of contraindications for Sporanox.


Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.


Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.


Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's educational schedule.

Educational Schedule - August 2014 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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

Share Your News

Know an interesting colleague we should profile? A story we should tell? Submit your ideas, meetings and events for consideration.

Click here to submit your news to Sutures

Circle of Friends Honorees for July

The Circle of Friends program honored 131 people in July.

Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

Click here for more information about the program and for a list of past honorees.

  • Cheryl L. Abrazado, RN
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Carey Ann Aprahamian, RN
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Meredith L. Axtell
  • Michael S. Berlin, MD
  • Andrew M. Braun, RN
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • Charles Cary
  • Jonalyn B. Casiano, RN
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Melvin D. Chavarria
  • Donnabel L. Cheng
  • Aaron Chiang, MD
  • Michelle Chung, MSN, RN
  • Hart C. Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Robert T. Coles, MD
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Margaret R. Farrell, BSN, RN
  • Randy Feldman, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Tina M. Furseth, RN
  • Marielle H. Garalza, RN
  • Joel M. Geiderman, MD
  • Jay Goldberg, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Heather Henry, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN
  • Emmanuel E. Hernandez
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Bjorn C. Inductivo, RN
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Stephanie M. Kagimoto
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Paul H. Kim, RCP
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Karen Klos, BSN, RN
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Wesley Leichty
  • Dora Lendvai, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Karen N. Levine
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Meldon C. Levy, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Charlene T. Lichtash, MD
  • Yuliya Linhares, MD
  • Alex Lopez
  • Phyllis S. Lopez
  • Ian H. Mahorn
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Dwight L. Makoff, MD
  • Ana R. Martinez
  • Gloria Martir
  • Behnam David Massaband, DPM
  • Lisa Masson, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Mary Katharine McCormick, RN
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Chandrakala Medrano, RN
  • Richard J. Metz, MD
  • Steven A. Miles, MD
  • Lori Ann Mountain, RN
  • Rebecca Naor, PA-C
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Sharon G. Nicer, RN
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Sara Oliva, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Resa Oshiro, MD
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Brian Perri, DO
  • Surasak Phuphanich, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Moussa Saleh, MD
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jennifer Scanlan, RN, BN, OCN
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Oswaldo M. Serpas
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Larisa B. Shekhtman, RN
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Enrique Slodownik, MD
  • Jason Snibbe, MD
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Victor F. Tapson, MD
  • Pauline A. Taylor
  • Margot S. Throne, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNOR
  • Paul A. Tournay, RN
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Aracelia Velgara
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Dany Victorio
  • Abraham U. Waks, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Shelley Yee, MD
  • Bettye Zeigler, RN