Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Protect Your Family and Your Patients with a Flu Shot

Physicians’ family members can receive free influenza vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, on the second floor of the Steven Spielberg Building. You must register by noon on Friday by calling (310) 423-9586. Members of the medical staff may get their free flu shot in Employee Health Services. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

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MEC Update

At its Nov. 1, 2010, meeting, the Medical Executive Committee revised the language in Section 11.3.2 of the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations; approved the search committee’s recommendation of Sarah Kilpatrick, M.D., as OB/Gyn department chair, and formed a nominating committee for medical staff secretary and treasurer.

MEC Morning After Report - November 2010

Meetings and Events

Run for Her
Nov. 14

Ethics Consultation: Harm or Healing 
Nov. 17

Arrhythmia Symposium at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Dec. 10

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Medical Students Make Their Rounds at Annual Reception

Sixty-four medical students representing schools from around the country were introduced to what Cedars-Sinai offers its residents as part of the annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception.

The students took a tour of the medical center and learned about the array of training opportunities available here.

More than 40 medical staff members and current residents attended the October event in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

The event was planned by Mark Noah, M.D., medical director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education and director of both the Office of Student Affairs and the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, and Sheila Kar, M.D., clinical chief of cardiology and member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Directors. Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai’s president and CEO, and other members of senior management also attended the event.

A panel of resident physicians answered questions about medical training and included Christine Lennon, M.D., PGY 4 from Anesthesiology, Henry Horton, M.D., a second-year Internal Medicine resident, Christina Saad, M.D., a first-year OB/Gyn resident; Kristopher Kersch, M.D., PGY 4 in Pathology, and Karen Zaghiyan, M.D., a Surgery resident.

Six other residents from the departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine served as tour guides for the students prior to the event.

The annual reception was named after Dr. Johnson, a member of the medical staff for more than three decades who passed away in 2007. Dr. Johnson was the first physician in the history of Cedars-Sinai to hold all elected offices of the medical staff during his career, including two terms as Chief of Staff in 1998 and 1999. A board-certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he served as Clinical Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1995 to 1996.

Dr. Johnson's son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Yvonne Johnson, also attended this year’s reception.



The annual event allows potential residents to connect with Cedars-Sinai medical staff members and residents.





Dr. Kar, right, speaks with one of the students attending the reception.





More than 100 people attended this year’s Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception.