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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.

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New Outpatient Transplant Center to Open Soon

Two work rooms at the new transplant facility provide meeting space for physicians.

Transplant physicians are preparing to see patients in Cedars-Sinai's new Comprehensive Transplant Center outpatient facility shortly after Labor Day.

"This facility represents such a huge benefit to our transplant patients, who will now have access to all of their transplant physicians and many of their support services in one location," said Andrew S. Klein, MD, director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center. "The building features easy access for our patients, and when they arrive at the valet area, they will take the elevator straight to the third-floor clinic area for their appointment."

The new third-floor clinical space features 22 spacious exam rooms.

Physicians and other staff members can relax and take meal breaks on an outdoor patio on the second floor of the new center.

Located on the southeast corner of Beverly Boulevard and South La Peer Drive, the 32,000-square-foot Transplant Center will house clinical and administrative services for liver, kidney, pancreas and lung transplant patients in a three-story building with a two-story subterranean parking garage. The facility features nearly 12,000 square feet of clinic space, including 22 exam rooms, a three-bay phlebotomy room and a dedicated space for infusion therapy services.

"The building was originally configured as a residential/retail space, so it features numerous design elements that will enhance the patient experience, such as an open floor plan and large windows that allow natural light to come in," says Zeke Triana, AIA, director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. "As soon as patients step into the third-floor waiting room, they will have a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Hills. There is also plenty of onsite parking, and patients will have the option of self-parking or using the valet. In addition, there is ample parking for staff members."

Administrative personnel already have moved into their new offices on the second floor of the building, which features an outdoor patio area. These employees include staff members from the Liver Disease and Transplant Center, the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center and the Lung Transplant Center. They do not include members of the Heart Transplant team, who will remain in their current offices in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion and the Pacific Theatres building, as well as private-practice offices on Le Doux Road.

Clinical personnel will move in pending an inspection of the new facility by the California Department of Public Health this month.