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

FDA Warns About Lenalidomide, Duloxetine Hydrochloride

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about the cancer drug lenalidomide and the antidepressant duloxetine hydrochloride.


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.


Educational Schedule

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

Educational Schedule - November 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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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 171 people in October.

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
  • Felicitas M. Acosta
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Howard N. Allen, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Bergit Arctander, BSN, RN, CN
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Jacqueline A. Avilez
  • Andrew R. Barquera
  • Jose E. Becerra-Flores
  • Valerie Betley
  • Donna M. Bias, BSN, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Jovie O. Brown, RN
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Sant P. Chawla, MD
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Geemee Chung, MD
  • J. Louis Cohen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Ruben C. Dadag
  • Shaun S. Daneshrad, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Itai Danovitch, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Jez A. Davidson Guito
  • Marietta A. De Jesus, RN
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Thomas J. Diprima
  • Erika H. Douglass, RN
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Pedram Enayati, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeannifer W. Estrada, RN
  • Irina R. Eyfer
  • Mary Annalee C. Famas, BSN, RN
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Eleni Fotiadis, RN
  • Joyce N. Fox, MD
  • Kathleen M. Freund, RN
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Ryan P. Galang, RN-BC
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Maria M. Gozip, RN
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Faina Gurfinkel
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Gail K. Higa, RN, OCN
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Antoinette Hubenette, MD
  • Joseph Isaacson, MD
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Sheila Kar, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD
  • Erika E. Kurian, RN
  • Sandra M. Labat
  • Brenda N. Leano, BSN, RN, PCCN
  • Susie K. Lee, NP
  • Ella L. Leggett
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Julie Lim, RN
  • H. Gabriel Lipshutz, MD
  • Soledad Lopez-Ramirez
  • Mari A. Madsen, MD
  • Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN
  • Ana R. Martinez
  • Edmund J. Martinez
  • Robert Maxwell, RN
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Sharron L. Mee, MD
  • Andrea Meneses
  • Tamar Meszaros, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Rosina Mitchell-Lloyd, RN
  • Zuri Murrell, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Raena S. Olsen, DO
  • Rosalou Onate, RN
  • Sharon D. Ozorio
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Rhonda M. Parish
  • Monica R. Peterson, RN
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Tyler Pierson, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Mary M. Pittman, RN
  • Ralph T. Potkin, MD
  • Kristina C. Pulliam, BSN, RN
  • Joseph L. Robinson, MD
  • Warren L. Roston, MD
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • C. Andrew Schroeder, MD
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Aamir S. Shah, MD
  • Takahiro Shiota, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Sarah J. Stepien, MSN, RN, MPH, CMSRN
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Alyssa Tennenbaum, RD, CDE, MBA
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Gregory Tsushima, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Franca Uchemefuna, RN
  • Ruby M. Unabia-Carino
  • Angela Velleca, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Rafael Villicana, MD
  • Olga Voroshilovsky, MD
  • Katherine D. Waite, RN
  • Abraham U. Waks, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Jeffrey C. Wertheimer, PhD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Curtis D. Woodworth, RN
  • Veronica T. Wootton
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Joey M. Yap, RN
  • Amara Yob, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Phillip C. Zakowski, MD
  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD