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

P and T Approvals, Changes for Hydrocodone, Tramadol

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the Aug. 5 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is more strictly controlling hydrocodone combination products, and more details are available about tramadol's new status as a controlled substance.


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 - September 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 August

The Circle of Friends program honored 117 people in August.

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.

  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Carey Ann Aprahamian, RN
  • Pedrina Arguera
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Kade T. Birkeland, PharmD
  • Weave Bishop, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Mary Grace Brandon, RN, ACNP-BC
  • Andrew M. Braun, RN
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Jonalyn B. Casiano, RN
  • Patrice Ceballos
  • Michelle Chang, RN
  • Susan J. Chapdelaine, MSN, RN, CNL, PHN, CN
  • Zenith Chua, RN
  • Akesha Cooper
  • Rey M. Cuenca
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Lloyd W. Davis Jr.
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Christine Ellis
  • Randy Feldman, MD
  • Kimberly Fong, RN
  • Laurence J. Friedman, MD
  • Dionne M. Fuentes, RN
  • Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
  • Leena C. Gibson, MD
  • Nelson P. Gines
  • Eli Ginsburg, MD
  • Laura S. Glen, RN
  • Jay Goldberg, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Helfenstein, MD
  • Lucia Hernandez
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Emily J. Holt, RN
  • Rachelle Hufanda, RN
  • Bjorn C. Inductivo, RN
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Elaine S. Kamil, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Angela Khurdajian
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Charles F. Kivowitz, MD
  • Mitchell S. Komaiko, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD
  • Claude Jean Langevin, MD, DMD
  • Sung Yun Lee, RN
  • Dora Lendvai, RN
  • Richard A. Lewis, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Cynthia A. Litwer Schwieger, MD
  • David Logan
  • Moody M. Makar, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Dwight L. Makoff, MD
  • Cynda S. Makowka, RN
  • Rhea Marie L. Maningo
  • Ana S. Martinez
  • Melissa A. Mcclain, RN
  • Chandrakala Medrano, RN
  • Edgar Mendoza
  • Kathrin S. Michelsen, PhD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Miriam Mishayev, RN
  • Esther Morrison, RN
  • Liana Moskal, RN
  • Lori Ann Mountain, RN
  • Debraj Mukherjee, MD
  • Annie Neal, NCT
  • Alan C. Newman, DDS
  • Philip K. Ng, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Kenith K. Paresa, MD
  • Joanna M. Pasion, RN
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Barbara Plowden
  • Irving Posalski, MD
  • Dechu P. Puliyanda, MD
  • R.L. Patrick Rhoten, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Tanya M. Sanders, BSN, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Heidi Sarkozy, PA-C
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Lorraine M. Sdrales, MD
  • Oswaldo M. Serpas
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Diana L. Taylor, RN
  • Paul A. Tournay, RN
  • Shirin Towfigh, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Timothy Tsui, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Karen Z. Vaccaro, RN
  • Raquel G. Vivanco, RN
  • Peter S. Waldstein, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Jeffrey C. Wertheimer, PhD
  • Agazi Woldai, RN
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Amara Yob, BSN, RN, OCN
  • John S. Yu, MD