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

Signs of Growth and Strength in Surgery

Given the remarkable shifts in the practice of medicine and the delivery systems for healthcare, the key to success will be thoughtful change. It is our continuing challenge to be sure the changes we support are consonant with our values and history. Empowering our surgical disciplines to grow and differentiate seems solidly on that path.

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Breast Cancer Program at Forefront of Innovation

The Breast Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai is at the forefront of innovation through clinical and translational research trials. The program is moving the field forward by investigating novel approaches for the prevention of breast cancer, exploring a biomarker strategy and new therapeutic drugs in the neoadjuvant treatment of hormone-responsive breast cancer.

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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. This month's installment features Philip K. Frykman, MD.



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Paul Rubenstein, MD: 1931-2017

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Paul Rubenstein, MD, a longtime physician executive whose vision and drive helped transform Cedars-Sinai from a community hospital into a major academic health system, has died. He was 86. Rubenstein, who oversaw a dramatic expansion of clinical services and research from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, died of congestive heart failure July 4 at a nursing home in Northern California.

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Carew Inspires Fellow Transplant Patients With His Heart

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Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew spoke to transplant patients, their family members, physicians, nurses and other caregivers at the 24th annual Heart and Lung Transplant picnic. The 18-time All-Star received a new heart and kidney at Cedars-Sinai in December. He shared details about his recovery and about meeting his donor’s family.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June

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The Circle of Friends program honored 104 people in June. 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.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See product information updates for July from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: Online CME Training

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CS-Link™ can help save time, eliminate unnecessary clicks and reduce typing time. HealthStream also offers physician efficiency training modules for continuing medical education credit. There are 22 modules that last 15 minutes each.

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