Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

New Officers Elected for 2011

MEC Update

Christopher Ng, M.D., was elected for a second term as secretary of the medical staff and David Kulber, M.D., was elected as treasurer at the Dec. 6 Medical Executive Committee meeting. Also at the meeting, Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, M.D., announced that he has begun to send new Constitutional language to medical staff members for comment.

Morning After Report- December 2010

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Reversal of Dabigatran's Effects

Pharmacy Focus

Dabigatran (Pradaxa®) is a new oral direct thrombin inhibitor approved in the U.S. for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients.1 Over the past few weeks, there has been increased interest in this product and a growing number of inquiries regarding the management of these patients when anticoagulation needs to be reversed.

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Meetings and Events

The Drug Industry, Clinicians and Responsibility
Jan. 19

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
Jan. 21-23

International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
Jan. 28-30

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Alumni Association Honors Bernard Salick, M.D.

Bernard Salick, M.D., a world-renowned medical entrepreneur whose clinics developed the standards of care for cancer treatments, was awarded the 2010 Howard I. Wilner, M.D., Alumnus of the Year Award.

He accepted the honor at the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association’s 2010 Annual Business Meeting and Dinner on Dec. 8 at the Sofitel Los Angeles.

Dr. Salick developed the first cancer center at Cedars-Sinai and pioneered the idea of 24/7 services. He was introduced at the event by Selvyn B. Bleifer, M.D., and Keith L. Klein, M.D.

His current work includes the development of comprehensive cardiovascular centers nationwide that offer diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and related end-stage renal disease on an outpatient basis with inpatient affiliations.

The annual award is named in honor of Dr. Wilner, who spent four decades as a member of the Cedars-Sinai medical staff. He served as medical director of Employee Health Services, clinical chief of the Department of Medicine and executive director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Wilner passed away in 2005.

Dr. Yzhar Charuzi (left)and Dr. Howard Allen (right) were among the many physicians who attended the dinner to honor Dr. Salick. Dr. Charuzi is president of the Alumni Association and Dr. Allen emceed the event.

Dr. Salick accepts the 2010 Howard I. Wilner, M.D., Alumnus of the Year Award.

Dr. Salick with his wife Gloria.