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

FDA Requires Drug Interaction Studies for Kayexalate

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring the manufacturer of the hyperkalemia drug Kayexalate to conduct studies to investigate Kayexalate's potential to bind to other medications administered by mouth — drug interactions that could affect how well the other medications work.


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.


Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - October 2015 (PDF)

Education Schedule - November 2015 (PDF)  


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 September

The Circle of Friends program honored 161 people in September.

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.

  • Elham Afghani, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • David Barcay, MD
  • Anat Ben-Shlomo, MD
  • Peiman Berdjis, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Donna M. Bias, BSN, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Kenneth Brooks, RN
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Felicia L. Cates
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Julie Choi
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Eugenio Cingolani, MD
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Ram C. Dandillaya, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Jonathan Domingo
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • Amanda M. Duhon
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Mariana Fayman, PA
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • Brian L. Flyer, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Alexander Gershman, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Ashley Gorelik
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Omid Hamid, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Lillian Y. Hsu, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • Patricia A. Jenkins, RN
  • Jennifer Jones
  • Estrella Maria Jordan, RN
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Mohammad R. Khosravi, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Alex "Soo In" Kim
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • H. Phillip Koeffler, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Lyle D. Kurtz, MD
  • Sofy Landes, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Norman E. Lepor, MD
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Richard A. Lewis, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Aliza A. Lifshitz, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Jonathan I. Macy, MD
  • Ali Mahtabifard, MD
  • Moody M. Makar, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • Sharron L. Mee, MD
  • Puja K. Mehta, MD
  • Richard J. Metz, MD
  • Kiarash Michel, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Franklin G. Moser, MD
  • Robert T. Naruse, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Edward Kazuhisa Nomoto, MD
  • Una O'Donovan
  • Sara Oliva, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Anne L. Peters, MD
  • Terry E. Podell, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Florian Rader, MD
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Joseph R. Recinos
  • Madison F. Richardson, MD
  • Sepehr Rokhsar, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Gary G. Rosengarten, PhD
  • Kerry Ryan, RN
  • Justin D. Saliman, MD
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Irwin Segal
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Alan E. Shapiro, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Khawar M. Siddique, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Sharon Sloan
  • Laura Snoussi, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Thomas P. Sokol, MD
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Marilyn A. Solsky, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Eric R. Sue, MD
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Sanjeeta Swamy
  • Andrea M. Swanson
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Leticia O. Uy, RN, OCN
  • Marina Vaysburd, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Shaomei Wang, MD, PhD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Tricia A. Wilson, LVN
  • Charles L. Wiseman, MD
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Laura S. Young