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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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Leading Surgeon's Visit Enlightens Vascular Colleagues

Ronald Dalman, MD

A world-renowned vascular surgeon visited Cedars-Sinai on April 22 for a series of lectures and conferences.

The Division of Vascular Surgery hosted Ronald Dalman, MD, the Walter Chidester Professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University, as the annual Sanford Rosenbaum Visiting Professor. Dalman is known for his scientific investigations focused on the etiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms. During his tenure as chief, he has established a world-class training program in vascular surgery.

At Cedars-Sinai, Dalman presided over several resident conferences, including the popular General Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference, imparting his knowledge and insight. The residents and members of the Vascular Surgery section challenged Dalman with a series of cases that enlightened the entire audience.

Dalman was impressed by the quality of residents' involvement in the conferences.

Dalman's first formal lecture, "Optimizing Quality and Value in Vascular Care," dealt with the myriad clinical and administrative challenges required to provide cost-effective, world-class care in the current medical environment. Dalman also outlined Stanford's aggressive efforts to extend its influence in the Bay Area and beyond.

His final lecture, which was given at a combined Medicine-Surgery conference, summarized his career-long basic science and clinical studies into the "Pathogenesis and Progression of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease." His experience with aneurysm disease epitomized the concept of translational research, where his studies of the molecular biology of the aortic wall illustrated his approach to human studies.

The Division of Vascular Surgery is indebted to the Rosenbaum-Katz family for its ongoing support of this highly valuable lectureship.