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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

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Recognition for Arena, Charlton

Physician News

Arena Earns Certification in Complex General Surgical Oncology

Elizabeth A. Arena, MD, has been awarded board certification in complex general surgical oncology from the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

Arena is the first surgeon at Cedars-Sinai to achieve board certification in the increasingly complex field of surgical oncology. She is an attending-level surgeon in the Department of Surgery.

ABS established the specialty board to develop surgeons with specific knowledge of the diagnosis, multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation of patients with unusual or complex cancers.

The certification process in complex general surgical oncology measures the surgeon's judgment, clinical reasoning skills and problem-solving ability. The oral certifying examination assesses the technical details of oncologic operations as well as issues related to the surgeon's ethical behavior and humanistic qualities.

Arena, a graduate of Dartmouth College and the New York University School of Medicine, completed her surgical residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Timothy P. Charlton, MD, and patient advocate Peg Cagle in front of the Capitol

Charlton Represents AAOS in Advocacy Trip to Capitol

Timothy P. Charlton, MD, represented the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) this month in Washington. He was among dozens of physicians, researchers and patient advocates who visited Senate and House offices to petition for increased funding for research by the National Institutes of Health.

The goal of AAOS Research Capitol Hill Day was to increase research funding to $32 billion for fiscal year 2016, Charlton said.

Charlton is a foot and ankle surgeon with the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center.