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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.

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Know an interesting colleague we should profile? A story we should tell? Submit your ideas, meetings and events for consideration.

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Joshi Wins 2015 Adashek Award

Neel R. Joshi, MD

Neel R. Joshi, MD, has been named the 2015 winner of the Dr. Kenneth Adashek Surgical Excellence Award. The award was presented in June.

The award comes with a $25,000 prize, which Joshi can use for educational or academic activity.

Joshi is a clinical assistant professor in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. His specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology.

The award provides vital resources to a surgeon who is within 10 years of fellowship completion and who exemplifies Adashek's outstanding personal and professional qualities, including surgical excellence, dedication to the field of surgery, exceptional interpersonal skills and complete integrity.

The award recognizes Adashek's significant accomplishments while highlighting Cedars-Sinai's emphasis on compassionate care for each patient. It is made possible by the generosity of Toni and Emmet Stephenson. The award is given annually to a surgeon on the staff at Cedars-Sinai.

Kenneth W. Adashek, MD, is an attending surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Thyroid Cancer Center and the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center. He is a former chair of the Cedars-Sinai Division of General Surgery and a former co-director of the breast center.

Neel R. Joshi, MD, was unable to attend the ceremony at which he was presented with the Dr. Kenneth Adashek Surgical Excellence Award. Click the image below to see his recorded message that was played at the ceremony.