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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2015 | Archived Issues

FDA Warns of Gilenya Risk, Name Confusion, Looks Into GBCA Use

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings regarding the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya and about reports of confusion between the names of the antidepressant Brintellix and anti-clotting drug Brilinta. Also, the agency is investigating the risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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

Education Schedule - August 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for July

The Circle of Friends program honored 101 people in July.

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
  • Massoud H. Agahi, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Alison Almario, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Ronald M. Andiman, MD
  • Roberto S. Arias
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Susan Azad, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • David Barcay, MD
  • Eli Baron, MD
  • Peiman Berdjis, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Erin L. Carr, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Arnold C. Cinman, MD
  • Pejman Cohan, MD
  • Odelia B. Cooper, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Deanna L. Dilibero, PharmD
  • Maria B. DiMeglio, MD
  • Shahrooz Eshaghian, MD
  • Lilihana Esparza
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Matthew L Finerman, MD
  • Mary Fox, RN, MPH
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Lisa Girard, RN
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Avivah Golian, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Adam B. Grey, MSN, RN
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Rowena M. Ira, RN, CNA
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Marney Jakubowicz, LVN
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • Sharon L. Jones
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Robert F. Katz, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Sonia Kazangian, RN-C
  • Howard H. Kim, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Lazer D. Klein
  • Jerry L. Koontz
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Dulce M. Lodrup, RN
  • Garielle Martinez, BSN, RN
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Mary Katherine McLoughlin
  • Puja K. Mehta, MD
  • Christina Mezquita
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Lisa M. Osorio
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Stephen C. Rabin, MD
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Jamie M. Rey, BSN, RN, RN-C
  • Alma Rodriguez
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Bahman Shamloo, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Autumn Ronai Shurin, MD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Steven Sykes, MD
  • Victoria M. Tamburrino, BSN, RN
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Hannah T. Tualla, MSN, RN, NP-C
  • Anabel Vazquez
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Kimberly Walczuk, RN
  • Scott R. Weingarten, MD
  • Christina A. Williams
  • Tricia A. Wilson, LVN
  • Paige Woodward, NP
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • Keyvan Yousefi, MD
  • Evelyn G. Zapanta