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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

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Education Schedule - August 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Department Adds Faculty Members

Several faculty members have joined the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery in recent months. They are:

General Surgery

  • Rodrigo Alban — associate director of Surgical Performance Improvement and associate program director of the General Surgery Residency Program
  • Daniel Shouhed — staff physician, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Michael Nurok — medical director of the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
  • Joshua Chung — staff physician

Urology

  • Stephen Freedland — director for Integrated Research in Cancer and Lifestyle and co-director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program in the Division of Urology, with a joint appointment as associate director of Faculty Development in the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
  • Timothy Daskivich — staff physician
  • Brian Benway — staff physician

Transplant

  • Tsuyoshi Todo — staff physician

Surgical Research

  • Everardo Macias — research scientist in the Division of Urology and Surgical Research
  • Adriana Vidal — research scientist in the Division of Urology and Surgical Research