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

FDA Warns About SGLT2 Inhibitors, Contrast Media

Pharmacy Focus

A review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resulted in additional warnings on the labels of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors about the risks of too much acid in the blood and of serious urinary tract infections. Also, the FDA is advising that rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants following the use of contrast media containing iodine for X-rays and other medical imaging procedures. 


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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

Education Schedule - December 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for November

The Circle of Friends program honored 201 people in November.

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
  • Evelyn A. Albovias, RN
  • Nabilah A. Ali, PA
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Vincent C. Amos
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • David Austin, MD
  • Lilia G. Ayap
  • Tina G. Ban, RN
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Brian M. Benway, MD
  • Kade T. Birkeland, PharmD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Vivien S. Bonert, MD
  • Joyce Brempong, RN
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Kerri M. Brown, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Judeen Camacho, NP
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Claudia Castellanos, LVN
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Wen Cheng, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Kathy Cook, RN
  • Maria S. Corral
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Lina Y. De Ocampo
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Karyn Eilber, MD
  • Brandon Esenther, MD
  • Shahrooz Eshaghian, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Irvin Raquel Fuentes
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Cyril Gaultier, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Katherine A. Gershik, BSN, RN
  • Sara Ghandehari, MD
  • Vlad Gheorghiu, MSN, RN, NP
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Leo A. Gordon, MD
  • Virginia W. Grant, LVN
  • Jo Ellen Grossman, RN
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Allen S. Ho, MD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Angela C. Javier, RN
  • Albert M. Jobelle, RN
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Debra R. Judelson, MD
  • Peter Julien, MD
  • Marshall L. Kadner, MD
  • Kamran Kalpari, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • David M. Keys
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Irene Kim, MD
  • Joan C. Kirschner, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Evgeniya Kryuchkova, RN
  • Linda M. Lamendola, BSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Claude Jean Langevin, MD, DMD
  • Linda M. Lemus
  • Norman E. Lepor, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Daniel Lieber, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Yuliya Linhares, MD
  • Cynthia A. Litwer Schwieger, MD
  • Frank S. Liu, MD
  • Howard L. Liu, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Cierra N. Lukers, RN
  • Joanne Lutman, RN, OCN
  • Cheryle C. Maano-Requejo
  • Jennifer A. Mak, PharmD
  • Marc Makhani, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • George Matar
  • Peggy Mays
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Sharron L. Mee, MD
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Erin Meschter, MD
  • Tamar Meszaros, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Steven A. Miles, MD
  • Sarah Miller, BSN, RN
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Mary C. Nasmyth, MD
  • Yosef Y. Nasseri, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Ricardo Navas, MD
  • Chelsea B. Nelson, RN
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Raena S. Olsen, DO
  • Alfred W. Omansky
  • Yuridia Orellana-Santiago, BSN, RN
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Chirag G. Patil, MD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Charles Pollick, MD
  • Maximillian R. Ponce
  • Ravi S. Prasad, MD
  • Angel P. Puquiz, BSN, RN
  • Florian Rader, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Jenna Renella
  • Ali Rezaie, MD
  • Robert M. Rose, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Robert Sanford, MD
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • C. Andrew Schroeder, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Katharine Slocum, MA, OTR/L
  • Tracey L. Solitare, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Shlee S. Song, MD
  • Igor Spanic
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Colin Stokol, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Jasper T. Tadiaman, RN
  • Cheryl A. Taylor
  • Nattapaun Thepyasuwan, DO
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Camille O. Thornton
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Leo Treyzon, MD, MS
  • Jocelyn Z. Uy, BSN, RN-BC
  • Patricia K. VanStrien, RN
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Howard Wynne, MD
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Michael C. Yang, MD
  • Rachel Zabner, MD
  • Yvonne Zandi
  • Vida Zhang, MD