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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Codeine-Containing Meds, NSAIDS, Proglycem

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about codeine-containing medicines in children, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Proglycem in infants.


Mark Your Calendar


Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.


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 June

The Circle of Friends program honored 249 people in June.

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
  • Paul Y. Aguilar
  • Maryam Ahmadian, MSN, RN, NP
  • Anne L. Alayon, RN
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Howard N. Allen, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Ronald M. Andiman, MD
  • Mario D. Angel
  • Stephanie L. Anger, RN
  • Pedrina Arguera
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Michel Babajanian, MD
  • Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • Tina G. Ban, RN
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Jason A. Berkley, DO
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Anton J. Bilchik, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Vanessa Booker
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Angela Brown, RN, CVN
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Dana Burlingame, RN
  • Marlon C. Bustamante, BSN, PHN, RN
  • Allison H. Canavan, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • Michael L. Chaikin, MD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Yuming (Rose) Chang, RN, CGRN
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Wendy W. Cheng, MD
  • Elaina P. Chu, PA
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Eugenio Cingolani, MD
  • Susan B. Clark, RN
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • Katherine Cohen, RN
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Ram C. Dandillaya, MD
  • Teresa M. Dean, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Karyn Eilber, MD
  • Joshua D. Ellenhorn, MD
  • Jonathan C. Ellis, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Yvette B. Federizo, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Jack F, Felmann
  • Marion D. Ferguson, BSN, RN, CPON
  • Fozia Ferozali, MSN, EdD
  • Marshal P. Fichman, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Tiyana E. Garcia
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Eli Ginsburg, MD
  • Lisa Girard, RN
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Julian A. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jon B. Greenfield, MD
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • Robert A. Gross, MD
  • Jennifer Hajj, RN
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Genevieve A. Harlocker, RN
  • Arman Hekmati, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Fernando P. Hernandez
  • Sonia M. Hernandez
  • Allen S. Ho, MD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Abraham Ishaaya, MD
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Michelle Israel, MD
  • Gail N. Jackson, MD
  • Patricia A. Jenkins, RN
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Lauren N. Kaldjian, PT, DPT
  • Steven Kamara, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Elizabeth M. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Joan C. Kirschner, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Charles F. Kivowitz, MD
  • Dee Dee L. Klute-Evans, MSN, RN, CIC
  • Honore G. Kotler, NP
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Amanda Kuehl, RN BSN
  • Megan S. Laib
  • Leslie S. Lane, RN
  • Rachel M. Leon
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Richard A. Lewis, MD
  • Aliza A. Lifshitz, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Debora Lindsay
  • Milton Little, MD
  • Gene C. Liu, MD
  • Ning-Ai Liu, MD, PhD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • Dharshini Mahadevan
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Christine Manimtim, BSN, RN
  • Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN
  • Cindy Margolis, RN
  • Annalissa C. Marquez
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Denisse Medina Lopez
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Amin Joseph Mirhadi, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Joel D. Mittleman, MD
  • Nancy Moldawer
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Mary C. Nasmyth, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Eve Makoff Newhart, MD
  • Alan C. Newman, DDS
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Mei (Judy) Ng, LCSW
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Dale Pastel, PharmD
  • Michelle S. Pearl Davis, DO
  • Nichola L Pew, RN
  • Howard E. Pitchon, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Villa J. Powell
  • Lupita Rabago
  • Tania K. Ranasinghe, RN
  • Charlotte Roberts, RD, CDE
  • Eileen M. Rodriguez, MSN, RN
  • Kristina H. Rojas, MSN, RN
  • Stacey P. Rosenbaum, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Teresa Rowen, RN
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Tanya M. Sanders, BSN, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Yeni Santizo, BSN, RN
  • Marilou Sarmiento, RN
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Irwin Segal
  • Randolph Sherman, MD
  • Wende Sherman, RN, OCN
  • Dean Sherzai, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Richard Sokolov, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Sally A. Stewart
  • Colin Stokol, MD
  • Mabel A. Stringfellow
  • Kathryn Sunico, BSN, RN
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Michael D. Tajon
  • Heather Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Leo Treyzon, MD, MS
  • Mark P. Tuazon, RN
  • Doreen Tustison, RN-BC
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Richard J. Van Allan, MD
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Sharon Vancleave, RN
  • Angela Velleca, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Tracy A. Vidal
  • Natasha Walker
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Arthur I. Waltuch, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Alan Waxman, MD
  • Ariel E. Weber, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Naomi Weiss, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Alexandra M. Wierzbicki, BSN, RN
  • Kenyetta Wilson
  • Deane L. Wolcott, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Lisa Wong, RN
  • Paige Woodward, NP
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • John S. Yu, MD
  • Tina Q. Yu
  • Hong Zhou, NP