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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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Daniel Berman, M.D., Named Pioneer in Medicine

Daniel S. Berman, M.D., a founding father of nuclear cardiology, received the 2010 Pioneer in Medicine award.

The honor was announced at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff on Monday, Oct. 18.

Dr. Berman was recruited by the medical center 33 years ago to serve as director of Nuclear Cardiology. He quickly recognized the importance of “multimodality cardiac imaging” – the use of various technologies to establish an accurate picture of the heart and its function. As a result, Nuclear Medicine merged in 1981 with Radiology to form the Department of Imaging. The former Division of Nuclear Cardiology is now called Cardiac Imaging, and it includes nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. Dr. Berman now serves as chief of cardiac imaging at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center.

Dr. Berman and his team have created much of the imaging software in use today. He also established the largest and most extensively studied patient database in the field of cardiac imaging.

“Thirty-five years ago, he predicted the pathway that nuclear cardiology would take,” said John D. Friedman, M.D., chief of Outpatient Cardiac Imaging, as he introduced Dr. Berman at the meeting.

Dr. Friedman presented the award with Steven Galen, M.D., vice chief of staff and chair of the Pioneer in Medicine selection committee. Since 1981, the award has been presented to members of Cedars-Sinai’s medical staff who met numerous criteria and have made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities.


Prediman K. Shah, M.D., right, director of both the Division of Cardiology and Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center, congratulates Dr. Berman.