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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.

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Department of Surgery in the News

Members of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery recently made news in a number of fields. Here is a roundup of media coverage.

On the Cutting Edge | Latino Leaders (July 11)

This national publication profiles Miguel Burch, MD, focusing on his achievements and exceptional medical career, his boyhood journey from Bolivia to the United States, and the influence of his tight-knit extended family as he works to help the medically underserved.

Los Angeles Fire Department Gets New Helmets for Fighting Brush Fires | KCAL Los Angeles (July 31)

Daniel Margulies, MD, helped represent Cedars-Sinai at a news conference announcing that the medical center had contributed $50,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation to buy 3,200 new wildfire-specific helmets for city firefighters as the height of the fire season approaches. The donation represents the bulk of the $80,000 cost of the helmets. KNBC also picked up the story.

Dangerstoppers: Watch Your Walk | Beverly Hills Television (August)

Daniel Margulies, MD, appears in a city of Beverly Hills television segment drawing attention to auto accidents involving pedestrians. Margulies explains that such incidents represent one of the top three causes of injuries among the trauma patient population.

Simulating Surgery to Save Lives | KNBC Los Angeles (Sept. 15)

A KNBC-TV story highlights Cedars-Sinai's Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, where surgical teams practice on lifelike mannequins to prepare for real surgical situations. The story, which also aired on other NBC affiliates around the country, captures Alistair Phillips, MD, and his medical team performing congenital heart surgery on a tiny mannequin with a heart the size of a walnut. "This is going to change medicine," Phillips says of the simulations. "This is going to become the standard of training for physicians and teams."