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

FDA Warns About Extended-Release Opioid Products

Pharmacy Focus

The federal Food and Drug Administration has added a boxed warning to long-acting extended-release opioid products, noting an increased risk of opioid addiction, abuse and misuse, potentially leading to overdose and death. Serious, life-threatening or fatal respiratory depression may occur.


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

Educational Schedule - October 2014 (PDF)

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 September

The Circle of Friends program honored 178 people in September.

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.

  • Shirley B. Abatay, RN
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Ehsan Ali, MD
  • Thelma Alvarez-Sajor
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Natividad C. Armstrong
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Walid S. Ayoub, MD
  • Charito A. Bernal, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • David W. Bliss, MD
  • Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD
  • Glenn D. Braunstein, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Jeffrey P. Brown, MD
  • Michael A. Bush, MD
  • Kristi R. Butenschoen
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Paula Carruthers, MD
  • Carolina P. Caso, BSN, RN, CPON
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Michael L. Chaikin, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Henry H. Chen, MD
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Andrew Chuang, MD
  • Donald S. Cohen, MD
  • Hailey S. Comin, RN
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Maria S. Corral
  • Rita R. Cotton
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Monette O. De Leon, RN
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Sasha Denker, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Jose A. Diaz
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Heidi Eichelbaum, RN
  • Yaron Elad, MD
  • Jonathan C. Ellis, MD
  • Tatyana T. Erzaman
  • Noliza V. Escarza
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Joy S. Feld, MD
  • David E. Fermelia, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Irvin Raquel Fuentes
  • Rodney A. Gabriel, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Juliet C. Garvida
  • Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Theresa C. Henderson, MD
  • Heather Henry, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN
  • Shaynan Hill, PharmD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Nancy L. Horgan, MS, RD
  • Richard S. Horowitz, MD
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Asma Hussaini, MS, PA-C
  • Nenita D. Iglesia
  • Katherin "Katie" A. Johnson, RN
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Joseph Kahwaji, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • Stephen P. Kay, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Dee Dee L. Klute-Evans, MSN, RN, CIC
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD
  • Shaun Kurtz
  • Caroline Lee, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Cheryle C. Maano-Requejo
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • William J. Mandel, MD
  • Neel K. Mann, MD
  • Malcolm L. Margolin, MD
  • Jack M. Matloff, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Esther Morrison, RN
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Sondra L. Neal-Hill
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Thasana Nivatpumin, MD
  • Edward K. Nomoto, MD
  • Donald F. Nortman, MD
  • Vlad Nusinovich, MD
  • Resa Oshiro, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Ralph T. Potkin, MD
  • Maria A. Ramirez
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Carmelita Runyan, RN
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Jessica L. Schneider, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Olga Shichko, RN
  • Karen S. Sibert, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Ravinder Singh, MD
  • Marilyn A. Solsky, MD
  • Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Hitoshi "Tommy" Tomizawa, MD, MPH
  • Tu Tran
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Amy E. Trinidad, RN
  • Stephanie Urias
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Gregoria Vicente
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • George Weinberger, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Lauren N. Wood, MD
  • Graham M. Woolf, MD
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD