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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.

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Recognition for Alban, Gordon

Physician News

Alban Wins Poster Award at American College of Surgeons Meeting

Rodrigo Alban, MD, won a "poster of exceptional merit" award at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons held in October in San Francisco. Out of more than 300 submissions, nine were selected for the award.

The title of the poster is "Implementation of Collaborative Practice Processes Increase Donation After Circulatory Death in a Level I Trauma Center."

Alban, a trauma and acute care surgeon, is associate program director of the General Surgery Residency and associate director of Surgical Performance Improvement.

To see the award-winning poster, click the PDF link below.

Rodrigo Alban, MD, Poster (PDF)


Leo Gordon, MD, at Rice University

Gordon Delivers Keynote Address to Herb Fred Society

Leo Gordon, MD, attending surgeon at Cedars-Sinai, delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Herb Fred Society on Sept. 29 in Houston.

The Herb Fred Society was established by former residents, associates and friends of Herb Fred, MD, a legendary Texas medical educator. The event took place at the Rice University football stadium overlooking the playing field.

Gordon described Cedars-Sinai, its history and its evolution into a premier medical center. He also reviewed Fred's many contributions to medical education and the medical literature. Fred and Gordon share the belief that medical history should be incorporated into every medical education program.

Gordon's formal remarks — "Hail to the Chief Complaint!" — outlined the health problems of seven former presidents.