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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2017 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar

81‐Year‐Old Man With Weakness and Edema (Case of the Quarter)
March 3

Into the Abyss: From Obamacare to Trumpcare (Ethics Noon Conference)
March 15

Harnessing Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Performance and Fulfillment: A Skills Lab for Healthcare Professionals
March 18


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - February 2017 (PDF)

Education Schedule - March 2017 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Two Minutes With …

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

Adam Truong, MD, general surgery resident

Where did you grow up?

In the voice of Guy Fieri, I grew up in sunny Huntington Beach, California, where the sand was hot and the waves were cool.

Why did you decide to specialize in surgery?

It is a privilege to diagnose and treat patients medically. Furthermore, the capability to physically reshape their pathology is a gift.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The inherent apprenticeship model of surgical training allows me to interact with so many residents and attendings whom I idolize.

What did your parents always tell you that now you have to admit was correct?

There is nothing better than a hot bowl of pho during a post-call day.

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

I would be pedaling on two wheels at 30 miles per hour, gazing at nothing but open road in the distance.

If you were not a physician, what other career would you choose?

Taco Bell taste tester. I would want to be the first to try the next genius product from the company that made cool ranch Doritos a taco shell.