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

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - January 2016 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery.

Douglas Liou, MD, Department of Surgery resident

Why did you decide to specialize in surgery?

I wanted to be specially trained in taking care of the sickest patients. But I also wanted to have a broad background in general medical knowledge, and be capable of diagnosing and managing common medical problems. General surgery is the perfect specialty for that.

What is the most rewarding aspect about your job?

When patients and their family thank you as they leave the hospital.

What is the funniest thing a patient has ever said to you?

I can't repeat that here ...

What did your parent(s) always tell you that you now have to admit was correct?

They are always right and know more than I do.

Allan Tulloch, MD, vascular surgeon

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in several places as a Navy brat, including Washington, District of Columbia; London; and Pebble Beach, California, which was home.

Why did you decide to specialize in vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery patients typically need follow-up and maintenance of their vascular disease. In this way you have a chance to develop relationships with your patients that most surgical specialists do not get to enjoy. From a technical standpoint, the field is technically precise and challenging, which I love.

What is the most rewarding aspect about your job?

When my patients are so happy and grateful for my work, it is especially rewarding.

If you could spend the day doing one thing, what would it be?

I love to spend the day outside with my family, which includes my wife, Alison, and two high-energy kids, Ella and Jack.

What is at the top of your bucket list?

One day I would love to go on a family trip to the Galapagos Islands to see one of the great nature preserves on our planet.