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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.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Congratulations to Leadership Program Graduates

Congratulations to the three Department of Surgery physicians who graduated in May from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Leadership Development Program. Among the more than 20 graduates were Allen Ho, MD, Surgery/Otolaryngology, David Magner, MD, Surgery-Colorectal, and Stephen Yoo, MD, Surgery-Colorectal.

The program is aimed at training and motivating future leaders of the medical staff.

Participants attended a series of lectures and joined an off-site weekend retreat. In addition, each participant managed a performance improvement project that will impact their patients and practice, allowing hands-on use of the tools and concepts introduced in the program.

The 2015-16 Medical Staff Leadership Development Program will start in September. A call for nominations will be issued soon. Participants are nominated by department chairs and members of the Medical Executive Committee.

Medical Staff Leadership Development Class of 2014-15 graduates

Front row (from left): David Magner, MD, Surgery-Colorectal; Gary Gutkin, MD, Inpatient Specialty Program Hospitalist Service; Todd Barrett, MD, Supportive Care Medicine; Kevin Scher, MD, Internal Medicine/Hematology-Oncology; Allen Ho, MD, Surgery/Otolaryngology; Ravi Prasad, MD, Imaging; Sheri Koplik, MD, Internal Medicine/Cardiology; Shaun Miller, MD, program co-chair; William Stanford, MD, General Internal Medicine

Second row (from left): Oksana Volod, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Nareen Hindoyan, MD, Pediatrics; Elizabeth Behringer, MD, Anesthesiology; Charles Coffey, MD, General Internal Medicine; Christopher Fitzgerald, MD, Pediatrics; Scott Toporek, MD, Inpatient Specialty Program Hospitalist Service; Scott Braunstein, MD, Emergency Medicine

Top row (from left): Benjamin Santos, MD, Emergency Medicine; Farnaz Dadmanesh, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Behrooz Hakimian, MD, Radiation Oncology; Erica Wang, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Melissa Wong, MD, program co-chair, Stephen Yoo, MD, Surgery-Colorectal; Terrence Kim, MD, Orthopedics; Scott Karlan, MD, program co-chair, Shahida Farooqi, MD, Inpatient Specialty Program Hospitalist Service

Not pictured:  Lowell Korman, MD, Inpatient Specialty Program Hospitalist Service; Anita Mathoni, MD, Anesthesiology; Sarah Mourra, MD, Psychiatry; Susan Rabizadeh, MD, Dermatology; Robert Wong, MD, Anesthesiology