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Pharmacy Focus

Formulary review of asenapine (Saphris®) and several physician guidelines, including methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy, were among the items addressed by Cedars-Sinai’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at its August 2010 meeting.

For more information, call Cedars-Sinai’s Drug Information Center at (310) 423-3784.

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee August 2010

Physician News

Margie A. Morgan, Ph.D.

Rick B. Delamarter, M.D.

Hyun Bae, M.D.

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Meetings and Events

The Jewish World of Broadway
Nov. 4

The Great American Stickup
Nov. 5

Advances in Multi-Specialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Symposium and Bernard G. Sarnat, M.D., Lectureship
Nov. 6-7

Run for Her
Nov. 14

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2 Minutes With Gerhard Fuchs, M.D.

Dr. Fuchs is director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Program, vice chair of the Department of Surgery and a urologist at the Urology Center at Cedars-Sinai. Since 1977, he has served on the Advisory Board of Cedars-Sinai's Endoscopic Surgery Training and Research Center.

If you were not a physician, what would you be?

I would go back to university to study Roman history, Latin and medieval history, and to teach. I’d spend part of the year in Europe, probably Rome, since the history of the papacy is best studied locally

What drew you to your specialty?

During medical school, I did clerkships and got a good cross section of surgical specialties: closed, open, minimally invasive, diagnostic ultrasound. I was able to experience many different surgical techniques in what was then a small field.

If you could choose again, would you choose the same one or another?

This one – I would do it all over again.

What is the funniest thing a patient has ever said to you?

When I had my moustache, I was treating a Swedish lady who didn’t speak English. A family member was translating for her. She kept looking at me, and looking, and looking. Finally, she smiled and said, “Magnum P.I.!”

What do you do to relax?

Family, reading, history, philosophy, languages and, of course, soccer. I once spent four weeks in a monastery studying. It was unusual to have cause to use Latin for real. Playing soccer with Benedictine monks is also interesting. They have to raise their robes to hit the ball.

Is there something or someplace you have never seen that you would like to see in the near future?

I have been to a fair number of places, but I would like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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

My mother was a politician. She said that you do your best, but don’t burn the candle at both ends. She also said that there is nothing wrong with being more than what you seem.

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?

15 minutes – nap. 5 minutes — play with my dog. She’s an Entlebucher, which is a mountain dog. When we have guests and they stray away from the group, she brings them back. The rest is for family.

Dr. Fuchs can be reached at gerhard.fuchs@cshs.org.