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

P & T Approvals; FDA Warns About Zydelig

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals about reports of an increased rate of adverse events, including deaths, in clinical trials with the cancer medicine Zydelig in combination with other cancer medicines.


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 - March 2016  


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 February

The Circle of Friends program honored 197 people in February.

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.

  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Angel S. Amador
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Mahul B. Amin, MD
  • Latika L. Anderson-Gilkey
  • John Ivan M. Ang
  • Rene Arriola
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Yalda Azarmehr, MD
  • David E. Baires
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • David Baker
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Arash Bereliani, MD
  • Jason A. Berkley, DO
  • Paula Bianca C. Bernarte, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD
  • Dana Burlingame, RN
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Simona Campa, RN
  • Robert M. Casson
  • Rhona M. Castillo, RN
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Yzhar Charuzi, MD
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Jeffrey M. Chung, MD
  • Arnold C. Cinman, MD
  • Efigenia Climaco, RN
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • Amparo Colico
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Kenneth A. Corre, MD
  • Ram C. Dandillaya, MD
  • Payman Danielpour,MD
  • Seper Dezfoli, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Ashkan Ehdaie, MD
  • Yaron Elad, MD
  • Lynne Emma, RN, MPH
  • Fantu Engeda
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Roseller A. Esmundo
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • Jennifer C. Fleming, ACNP-BC
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Kristen Franzese, RN
  • Arnold S. Friedman, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Lisa Girard, RN
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Theodore B. Goldstein, MD
  • Crystal F. Gonzalez, RN
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Sarah C. Greene, MD
  • Robert A. Gross, MD
  • Erroll L. Hackner, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Patricia B. Hain, MSN, RN
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Jeremy R. Herman, MD
  • Emmanuel E. Hernandez
  • John Carlo Herrera
  • Ryan M. Hodges, RN
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Hsing-Chun Hsieh, RN
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Emelia E. James, RN
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Katherin "Katie" A. Johnson, RN
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Sheila Kahwaty PA-C, MPAS
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sheila Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Anna Khamdaranikone
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Eugene Kim, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Nuriat Kisitu, RN
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Keith L. Klein, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Peter Koh, OD
  • Ryan H. Kotton, MD
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Marcella D. Kurtzman, RN, OCN
  • Linda H. Lam, RN
  • Christina R. Lester, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Nora B. Levid, BSN, RN
  • Phillip L. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Jane E. Lipman, PT
  • Karla Lopez, RN
  • Victoria T. Macsbarango
  • David P. Magner, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Michelle F. Marcos, RN
  • Malcolm L. Margolin, MD
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • Michael J. Mazouz, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Dorothy T. Melvin
  • Richard J. Metz, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Pascale R. Middleton, RN
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Zab Mosenifar, MD
  • Hattie M. Munn
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Norman J. Nemoy, MD
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Leslie Nieva
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Dayanara Ortega
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Cecilia Patino, RN
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Jesus E. Perez
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Rouhi Rahban
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Ernesto Raymundo Garcia
  • Jamie M. Rey, BSN, RN, RN-C
  • Dionne Reyes, RN
  • Sepehr Rokhsar, MD
  • Sonja Louisa Rosen, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Soraya A. Ross, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Melissa E. Rue, RN
  • Ruth "Virginia" Russell, MD
  • Amy S. Rutman, MD
  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Shahram Sepehri, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Jonathan K. Slade, RN
  • Robin M. Smith
  • Jason Snibbe, MD
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Martin Stern, PhD, MPH
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Steven Sykes, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Amabelle G. Talavera
  • Victor F. Tapson, MD
  • Daniel Tetrick
  • Hitoshi "Tommy" Tomizawa, MD, MPH
  • Jose E. Torres
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Katherine M. Veling, MS, PT, OCS
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Roby Roxanne S. Vida, RN
  • Ariel E. Weber, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Michael C. Yang, MD
  • Arthur M. Zapata, RN