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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.


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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

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Department of Surgery Adds Three Physicians

Three physicians have joined the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery:

Timothy Charlton, MD, is a foot and ankle surgeon with the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center. Charlton received his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. At St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center in Manhattan, Charlton completed his internship in general surgery and served as chief resident in orthopedic surgery. He completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Charlton is a decorated officer in the U.S. Navy.

His clinical interest is focused on tendon pathology in professional dancers. He is the physician to the Los Angeles Ballet, L.A. Dance Project, and the traveling company of the American Ballet Theatre.

Charlton’s research articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Dance Medicine and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He is a reviewer for Foot and Ankle International and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


Carol Lin, MD, is a faculty physician with the Orthopaedic Center. Lin specializes in orthopedic trauma, including nonunions and mal-unions, pelvis and acetabular fractures, and extremities excluding hands. She also performs hip and total knee replacements for arthritis.

Lin earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and English at Stanford University. She earned her medical degree and a master of arts in clinical research at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Lin has completed two fellowships: the first in clinical research at Minnesota/Hennepin County Medical Center, and most recently in orthopedic trauma at Cedars-Sinai.

Lin’s research includes acetabular posterior wall fractures, tibial nonunions and arthroplasty, specifically knee and hip arthroplasty among HIV-positive patients. She has authored scientific articles published in the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, among others.


Milton Little, MD, is a faculty physician with the Orthopaedic Center. He specializes in orthopedic trauma, including nonunions and mal-unions, pelvis and acetabular fractures, and extremities excluding hands. He also performs hip and total knee replacements for arthritis.

Little earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington.

Little’s research focuses on supination external rotation ankle fractures, complex proximal humerus fractures and knee fractures. His investigative findings have appeared in scientific journals including the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Foot and Ankle International.