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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2016 | Archived Issues

FDA Warns About Opioids, Diabetes Medications

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about safety issues with the entire class of opioid pain medicines and with Type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.


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 link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - April 2016 (PDF)  

Education Schedule - May 2016 (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 March

The Circle of Friends program honored 354 people in March.

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.

  • Rachel Abuav, MD
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • David E. Aftergood, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Gloria M. Alvarado
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Rouhangiz "Roohi" Aminzadeh
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Angela "Kitty" Anderson
  • Ronald M. Andiman, MD
  • John B. Andrews, MD
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • David Austin, MD
  • Walid S. Ayoub, MD
  • Yalda Azarmehr, MD
  • Hyun W. Bae, MD
  • Esther Baik, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • Siamak Barkhordarian, MD
  • Daniel A. Barreda
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Peiman Berdjis, MD
  • Samuel A. Berkman, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Anton J. Bilchik, MD
  • Adele H. Binder
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • David William Bliss, MD
  • Mary Grace Brandon, RN, ACNP-BC
  • Kymechia Bridges, RN-C, BSN
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Miranda Bryant
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Karen K. Butterworth, MD
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Amanda Chaiumporn, RN
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Timothy Charlton, MD
  • Yzhar Charuzi, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Andrew Chuang, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Arnold C. Cinman, MD
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • Hart C. Cohen, MD
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Odelia B. Cooper, MD
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Maria S. Corral
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Scott A. Cunneen, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Dudley S. Danoff, MD
  • Hal C. Danzer, MD
  • Maria A. de Castro, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Nicholas Di Domenico, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Dorothy Dorskind Levey
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Ali John Enayati, MD, MPH
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Claudia Espinoza, LVN
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Stephanie Farrant, BSN, RN
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • David E. Fermelia, MD
  • Marshal P. Fichman, MD
  • Eiman Firoozmand, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Andrew L. Freedman, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Philip K. Frykman, MD, PhD
  • Kristi M. Funk, MD
  • Viliam Furdik, MD
  • Ryan P. Galang, RN-BC
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Donna Gallik, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Alexander Gershman, MD
  • Sara Ghandehari, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Julian A. Gold, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Nancy S. Goldman, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Cynthia E. Gomez
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Cristina M. Grasu, BSN, RN, PHN
  • Violette G. Gray, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Arman Hekmati, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Sally A. Herzog
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Gary H. Hoffman, MD
  • William M. Hohl, MD
  • David D. Hopp, MD
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Griselda Islas, RN
  • Michelle Israel, MD
  • Jay A. Jensen, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • Neel R. Joshi, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sheila Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • David Kattan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Stephen P. Kay, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Juanita Keith, PSR
  • Tami Kendra-Romito
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Chae Young Kim, MD
  • Dennis H. Kim, MD
  • Elizabeth M. Kim, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Jason A. Kirk, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Anita P. Kovacic, MD
  • Benjamin Kretzmann, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Stuart H. Kuschner, MD
  • Babak Larian, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Frances Lee Aguilar, RN
  • Norman E. Lepor, MD
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Daniel Lieber, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Yuliya Linhares, MD
  • David Liss, DPM
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Eve Louise Makoff, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Howard C. Mandel, MD
  • William J. Mandel, MD
  • Behnam David Massaband, DPM
  • Maya M. Mathew, MD
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Sharron L. Mee, MD
  • Farhad Melamed, MD
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Edgar Mendoza
  • Tamar Meszaros, MD
  • Anne Meyer, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Pascale R. Middleton, RN
  • Vladana Milisavljevic, MD
  • Becky J. Miller, MD
  • Eric S. Millstein, MD
  • Megan Mock, RN
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Kyle K. Mosqueda
  • Yosef Y. Nasseri, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Norman J. Nemoy, MD
  • Christopher Newell
  • Alan C. Newman, DDS
  • Gregg K. Nishi, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Paul W. Noble, MD
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Bozena Owens, BSN, RN
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Harold T. Peart, MD
  • Susan Pekarovics, MD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Anne L. Peters, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Terry E. Podell, MD
  • Charles Pollick, MD
  • Samuel J. Porter, MD
  • Lupita Rabago
  • Arun Ramachandran, MD
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Jon Rasak, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Ali Rezaie, MD
  • Dayle D. Robson, MD
  • Sepehr Rokhsar, MD
  • Robert M. Rose, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Karen A. Ross, RN
  • Eva Rozycki, BSN, RN
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Jenna Rush, MSN, RN, CCTC
  • Ruth "Virginia" Russell, MD
  • Amy S. Rutman, MD
  • Colleen Ryan, MD
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Katherine M. Salguero
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Farzin Samadi, MD
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Nancy A. San Antonio, RN
  • Sam Sanandaji, DPM, MD
  • Enrique Sanchez
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Konrad H. Schlick, MD
  • Bahareh M. Schweiger, DO
  • Marcos N. Sebastian, RN
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Alan E. Shapiro, MD
  • Michael David Share, MD
  • Dinesh Sharma, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Dean Sherzai, MD
  • Daniel Shouhed, MD
  • Ellen Shukhman, BSN, RN-BC
  • Nancy L. Sicotte, MD
  • Khawar M. Siddique, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Alan G. Silverman, MD
  • Amanuel Sima, MD
  • Cristina Simons, RN
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Haley L. Sims Saunders, RN
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Enrique Slodownik, MD
  • Alejandro Sloninsky, MD
  • Jason Snibbe, MD
  • Thomas P. Sokol, MD
  • Stephanie Sorak, RN
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Mabel A. Stringfellow
  • Eric R. Sue, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Ping "Alison" S. Tan, RN
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Diane M. Tryciecky, RN
  • Timothy Tsui, MD
  • Gregory Tsushima, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Kirk M. Uomoto, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Leticia O. Uy, RN, OCN
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Marina Vaysburd, MD
  • Angela Velleca, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Carl Violano, MD
  • Andrei Vlad
  • Olga Voroshilovsky, MD
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Willis Wagner, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Deborah Wallach
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Jeffrey C. Wertheimer, PhD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Paige Woodward, NP
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Michael C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • John S. Yu, MD
  • Raymond Zimmer, MD
  • Zachary Zumsteg, MD