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

P and T Approvals, FDA Warnings

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the Oct. 7 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about lenalidomide, duloxetine hydrochloride, alglucosidase alfa and methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta.


Mark Your Calendar


Grand Rounds

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


Educational Schedule

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

Educational Schedule - December 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 November

The Circle of Friends program honored 204 people in November.

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.

  • Gabrielle L. Adem, RN
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Sonu S. Ahluwalia, MD
  • Simon P. Alarcon
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Bethel V. Alvaro, RN
  • Michelle Amarillas, RN, CEN, MICN
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Mahul B. Amin, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • John P. Andreas
  • Ellen Anifantis, LCSW
  • Jisha Antony, RN
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • David Austin, MD
  • Walid S. Ayoub, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Todd Alan Barrett, MD
  • Julie M. Beckett, RN
  • Donna M. Bias, BSN, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • David William Bliss, MD
  • Vivien S. Bonert, MD
  • Swaraj Bose, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Vera M. Chesnokova, PhD
  • Arthur K. Cho, MD
  • Sonja M. Clayton
  • Jennifer Clemens
  • Hart C. Cohen, MD
  • Jason S. Cohen, MD
  • Felice E. Cooperman
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Maria S. Corral
  • Ruth Cousineau, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Debbie C. Cruz
  • Shaun S. Daneshrad, MD
  • Maria A. de Castro, MD
  • Laura Deary
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Anuj B. Desai, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Jenifer Diorio, BSN, RN, PHN
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Joshua D. Ellenhorn, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Claudia Espinoza
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Stephanie Farrant, RN
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Laura A. Fellman, RN
  • Morton H. Field, MD
  • Eugene L. Fishman, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Philip K. Frykman, MD, PhD
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Ruchira Garg, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Eli Ginsburg, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Jay Goldberg, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Abe Green, MD
  • Rafael O. Grefaldeo
  • Karla J. Gregg, RN
  • Christian Guevara
  • Kapil Gupta, MD
  • Victor Gura, MD
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Randy S. Harris, MD
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Allen S. Ho, MD
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Danilo M. Jacinto
  • Marney Jakubowicz, LVN
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Elizabeth B. Kelly, RN
  • Irene Kim, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Keith J. Kimble, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Lester D. Klein
  • Robert Koblin, MD
  • Ryan H. Kotton, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Marcella D. Kurtzman, RN, OCN
  • Stuart H. Kuschner, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Caroline E. Leongas, RN
  • Norman E. Lepor, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Phillip L. Levine, MD
  • Richard A. Lewis, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Marc Makhani, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Cindy Margolis, RN
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Nathan J. McNeil, MD
  • Farhad Melamed, MD
  • Adolfo Melendez
  • Leslie Memsic, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Mary C. Nasmyth, MD
  • Youram Nassir, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Michelle Nealey
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Kenith K. Paresa, MD
  • Chirag G. Patil, MD
  • Debbie Y. Patterson
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Terry E. Podell, MD
  • Julie Pomeroy
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • David B. Pregerson, MD
  • Shervin Rabizadeh, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Jeffrey Rapp, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Monique Renick, RN
  • Richelle C. Robateau
  • Sepehr Rokhsar, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Gary G. Rosengarten, PhD
  • Warren L. Roston, MD
  • Jason A. Rothbart, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Norma E. Ruiz
  • Sulagna C. Saitta, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Rafael A. Sanchez
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Mary E. Sepulveda
  • Payam Shadi, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Melanie Sheeter
  • Stephen L. Shiao, MD, PhD
  • Khawar M. Siddique, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Stuart L. Silverman, MD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Enrique Slodownik, MD
  • Stacey Smyth
  • Marilyn A. Solsky, MD
  • Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Sandra Elaine Sternberg
  • Colin Stokol, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Pamela J. Swan
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Mona Talreja
  • Jane Tavyev Asher, MD
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Hitoshi "Tommy" Tomizawa, MD, MPH
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Alfredo Valenzuela
  • Jamie S. Vitale, BSN, RN
  • Raquel G. Vivanco, RN
  • Willis Wagner, MD
  • Mary Lynn Walker, BSN, RN
  • Judith G. Weiner, MD
  • Janet Y. White, MD
  • Elizabeth Whiting, MSN, RN
  • Kenyetta Wilson
  • Charles L. Wiseman, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Rachel Zabner, MD
  • Evan M. Zahn, MD