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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

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Grand Rounds

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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

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Morgenstern Debate Tackles Physicians and Social Media

Leon Morgenstern, MD, was the founding director of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. He died in 2012.

The 13th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene Friday, June 3, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

This year's topic is "Physicians and Social Media: Threat to Professionalism or an Essential Part of Contemporary Medical Practice?" Two residents will debate the topic, and a panel of judges will vote on the winner. The judges' vote will be complemented by audience keypad voting.

The winner will receive the Morgenstern Trophy and a cash prize.

Last year's event drew a standing-room-only crowd. The debate committee expects a similar response this year.

This one-hour event will anchor Cedars-Sinai's annual Founders Day.

Comments of questions about the Morgenstern Debate should be sent to Leo Gordon, MD, at leo.gordon@cshs.org.