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

P & T Committee Approvals, FDA Warning About Diabetes Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the April meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning that the Type 2 diabetes medications canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin may lead to acidosis, including ketoacidosis.


Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.


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.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for May

The Circle of Friends program honored 223 people in May.

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
  • Afshin Afrashteh, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Maryam Ahmadian, MSN, RN, NP
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Talia N. Amiri, RN
  • John B. Andrews, MD
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Alagappan Annamalai, MD
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • David Austin, MD
  • Meredith L. Axtell
  • Walid S. Ayoub, MD
  • Nichole M. Ballweg, RN
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • Tranell V. Barron, RN
  • Stephanie C. Berkey, RN
  • Jason A. Berkley, DO
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Swaraj Bose, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • Miguel A. Burch, MD
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Susan B. Clark, RN
  • J. Louis Cohen, MD
  • Christeena Cook, RN
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Moise Danielpour, MD
  • Payman Danielpour,MD
  • Hal C. Danzer, MD
  • Lorna R. Dean, RN
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD
  • Kathleen C. Delorimier, BSN, RN
  • Donna L. Dooley Aiello, RN
  • Robert J. Dowhy
  • Doniel Drazin, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Deanna L. Erwin, RN
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Gladys Esteron
  • Margaret R. Farrell, BSN, RN
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Alicia Fox, BSN, RN
  • Katie R. Franek Pavlisko, PA-C
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Kristi M. Funk, MD
  • Eric V. Galero, RN
  • Donna Gallik, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Ilya Gelman, MD
  • Alexander Gershman, MD
  • Seda M. Gharapetian, RN
  • Ashley Gianoulis, NP
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Mariana Gomez
  • Mark O. Goodarzi, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Mark E. Granoff, MD
  • Violette G. Gray, MD
  • Vesna Grubic RN, MPH
  • Kapil Gupta, MD
  • Kathryn A. Gurvitz, MHA
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Gail K. Higa, RN, OCN
  • Allen S. Ho, MD
  • Ivan Ho, MD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • David D. Hopp, MD
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Abraham Ishaaya, MD
  • Kristin Jacobs, MS, CEP
  • Bojana Jankovic, MD
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Peter Julien, MD
  • Kamran Kalpari, MD
  • Elaine S. Kamil, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • Oluwakemi Karunwi, RN
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Brenda L. Kearney, RN
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Sang D. Kim, MD
  • Katherine Knudson, RN
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Som Kohanzadeh, MD
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Layne M. Kumetz, MD
  • Marcella D. Kurtzman, RN, OCN
  • Claude Jean Langevin, MD, DMD
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Yuliya Linhares, MD
  • H. Gabriel Lipshutz, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • David P. Magner, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • Peggy Mays
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Ann McBride
  • Dianne McCafferty, RN
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Jeannine Medina
  • Shahab Mehdizadeh, MD, MA
  • Brian P. Mekelburg, MD
  • James L. Meltzer, MD
  • Dorothy T. Melvin
  • Richard J. Metz, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Alain Mita, MD
  • Robin Munsey
  • Mamoo Nakamura, MD
  • Adriana N. Neff, MSN, RN
  • Norman J. Nemoy, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Tai T. Nguyen
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Ligia Noble-Tatum
  • Donald F. Nortman, MD
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Chirag G. Patil, MD
  • Michelle S. Pearl Davis, DO
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Robert B. Pompa, MD
  • Kristen N. Pons, BSN, RN
  • Sean S. Rajaee, MD
  • Gloria Ramirez
  • Jeffrey Rapp, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Robert Richter, MD
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Eileen M. Rodriguez, MSN, RN
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Colleen Ryan, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Christopher G. Salvo, RN
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jennifer Scanlan, RN, BN, OCN
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • James H. Sherman, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Hend Sonbol, RN
  • Joyce R. Spalding, MSN, RN, PHN, CDE
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Bryna Stewart
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Carey B. Strom, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Hannah T. Tualla, MSN, RN, NP-C
  • Brian Tyler, LVN
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Sylvia D. Wallace
  • Christina A. Williams
  • Tricia A. Wilson, LVN
  • Lauren Wisdom, RN
  • Charles L. Wiseman, MD
  • Stacy Wu, RN
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Mehrangiz Yazdanfar, RN
  • John S. Yu, MD
  • Sauchuen Yu
  • Arthur M. Zapata, RN