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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Testosterone Products, Treanda, Chantix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about prescription testosterone products, Treanda and Chantix.


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.

Click here to submit your news to Sutures

Circle of Friends Honorees for February

The Circle of Friends program honored 145 people in February.

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.

  • Krystianne Nigel Abrenica, RN
  • Rachel Abuav, MD
  • Melinda A. Adams, BSN, RN, RN-C
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Maryam Ahmadian, MSN, RN, NP
  • Shahzad Ahmed, MD
  • Howard N. Allen, MD
  • Erica A. Alvarado, BSN, RN
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Alagappan Annamalai, MD
  • Gary R. Appel, RN, PCCN
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Maria Belinda Brant, BSN, RN-BC, CCTC
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
  • Arnold C. Cinman, MD
  • Lina Cohen
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Itai Danovitch, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Bernadett Dela Cruz, RN
  • Ma. Charisma Joy Dondonay
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Karyn Eilber, MD
  • Michelle C. Eliazo
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Olivia Estudillo, RN BSN CPAN
  • Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Eugene L. Fishman, MD
  • Arnold S. Friedman, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Eli Ginsburg, MD
  • Theodore B. Goldstein, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Stacey L. Handy, BSN, RN
  • Julius P. Har
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Jeremy R. Herman, MD
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • Joanna Juntila, RN
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Rosa B. Kassaseya
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Greta Kiley, RN
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD
  • Carrie Langhans, RN
  • Monica S.Y. Lee, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Jamie Libo, RN
  • Charlene T. Lichtash, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joanne Lutman, RN
  • Cheryle C. Maano-Requejo
  • James F. MacDonald, BSN, RN, MPH
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Kamran Matin, MD
  • Michael Casey McGuire
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Puja K. Mehta, MD
  • Dorothy T. Melvin
  • Leslie Memsic, MD
  • Hannah R. Meyer, RN
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Joel D. Mittleman, MD
  • Lastenia Carmen D. Moreno Esquer
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Carmelita S. Napiere
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Edward Kazuhisa Nomoto, MD
  • Sara Oliva, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Chirag G. Patil, MD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Surasak Phuphanich, MD
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • R. L. Patrick Rhoten, MD
  • Digna E. Romero
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Farzin Samadi, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Avery I. Schwartz, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Chrisandra L. Shufelt, MD, MS
  • Khawar M. Siddique, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • David S. Silver, MD
  • Amanuel Sima, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Bernadette Tingzon, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Stephen P. Townsend, BSN, RN
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Stefan A. Unterhalter, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Kenyetta Wilson
  • Lauren M. Wilstein, RN
  • Jillian O. Wingate, BSN, RN
  • Elaine Winters
  • Michael C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD