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

President's Perspective

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By Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

The U.S. Senate is currently drafting legislation intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) following last month's passage by the House of Representatives of the American Health Care Act. The recently released analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office of the effects of the American Health Care Act is cause for serious concern.

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Berci Receives Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

George Berci, MD, received the inaugural Cedars-Sinai Lifetime Achievement Award during the fifth annual commencement of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Programs in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine on June 7. Berci, 96, who joined the Department of Surgery in 1970, pioneered the modern laparoscopic surgical platform.

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New Technology — Taking the Lead and the Responsibility

As surgeons, we continuously consider ways to better care for our patients, whether through modifications of our own techniques, improvements in perioperative care or the creation and introduction of new technology. Cedars-Sinai continues to take the lead in the development and safe use of new technology for the benefit of our patients.

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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 David A. Kulber, MD.


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Rosen Named to New Executive Role

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Bradley T. Rosen, MD, has been named vice president of Physician Alignment and Care Transitions at Cedars-Sinai, a new expanded role that will provide leadership to the medical center and Medical Network.


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Rutishauser Wins PRISM Prize for Memory Research

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Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, associate professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biomedical Sciences, has received the 2017 Cedars-Sinai Prize for Research in Scientific Medicine. The annual prize honors a Cedars-Sinai scientist who has made an exemplary scientific breakthrough or produced a critical medical insight within the past five years.

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Azizzadeh Joins Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Ali Azizzadeh, MD, has been named associate director of Vascular Therapeutics at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, division director of Vascular Surgery and vice chair of Programmatic Development in the Department of Surgery. He is scheduled to assume his position in late June.

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Big Turnout for Trauma Nursing Conference

More than 85 Cedars-Sinai nurses attended the Department of Surgery's Trauma Program held on June 12. The conference is hosted by the Trauma Program and Trauma Services as a way to recognize trauma nurses.

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Policy and Procedure Manager Upgraded

A new software upgrade for Cedars-Sinai's Policy and Procedure Manager software took effect Wednesday, May 31. Version 9.5 features significant enhancements, including color theme, browser compatibility, searching tools and navigation panel options.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for May

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The Circle of Friends program honored 206 people in May. 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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CS-Link Tip: Adding Attachments

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CS-Link™ enables users to send and view messages with attached images or videos, which can provide valuable additional information for clinicians.

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