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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About DPP-4 Inhibitors, Canagliflozin

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the August meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about DPP-4 inhibitors and joint pain and has strengthened its warning about fracture risk with canagliflozin.


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 - September 2015 (PDF)

Education Schedule - October 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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Human Caring: Our Patients' Experience

Below is a letter from a grateful patient, reprinted from Since You Asked, the newsletter produced by Human Resources and Organization Development.

Kudos to 8 Preop, 8PACU, 6NW, 6 Preop, 6OR, 5N-SICU and 6NW, With Special Kudos to Willis H. Wagner, MD

Words cannot begin to express my heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care I received while at Cedars-Sinai. After living in a number of cities across the United States during my lifetime, and having had a few surgeries as well as giving birth to four wonderful children, the care I received at the other hospitals pales in comparison to the high quality of care given to me at Cedars-Sinai.

For this, I will be forever thankful. If it wasn't for surgery performed so well by Dr. Willis Wagner, his O.R. colleagues and staff, I wouldn't be alive today writing this note of appreciation. I know firsthand why Cedars-Sinai is known as the premier hospital in California as well as this great country we live in!