Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Dabigatran (Pradaxa) safety update

Pharmacy Focus

A safety update, reversal guidelines and a fact sheet regarding the anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa®) were released recently.

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Meetings and events

Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - February 2012 (PDF)

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Circle of Friends honorees for January

Eighty-one people were honored by the Circle of Friends program in January.

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. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

Click here for more information about the program and for a list of past honorees.

  •  David E. Aftergood, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  •  Farin Amersi, MD
  • Brenda Kearney, RN
  •  Betsy Applebaum
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  •  Peyman Banooni, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  •  Jane L. Bawayan, RN  
  • Walter Lemankiewicz, RN
  •  Daniel S. Berman, MD
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  •  Keith Black, MD
  • Andrew Li, MD
  •  Nathaniel D. Bravo
  • John C. Liu, MD
  •  Marshia G. Caceres, MSW, LCSW, ACM
  • Simon Lo, MD
  •  Ilana Cass, MD
  • Ali Mahtabifard, MD
  •  Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Raj Makkar, MD
  •  George Chaux, MD
  • Bryan M. May, RN
  •  Rebekah J. Child, RN, MSN, CEN
  • Robinetta R. McCants
  •  Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Pazetta Z. McCray
  •  Jason S. Cohen, MD
  • Robert McKenna, Jr., MD
  •  Steven D. Colquhoun, MD
  • Dorothy Melvin
  •  Bella Davis
  • Peggy B. Miles, MD
  •  Cherion Drakes
  • Alain Mita, MD
  •  J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  •  Michael C. Estes, MD
  • Jaime Moriguchi, MD
  •  Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Rajan M. Patel, MD
  •  James S. Fishkin, MD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  •  Bethany Flakes, RN
  • Reva Pincusoff
  •  Joyce N. Fox, MD
  • Edwin Posadas, MD
  •  Kirk Gabrielsen, RN
  • David A. Pougatsch, DPM
  •  Douglas Galen, DDS
  • David L. Rhode, RN
  •  David Garcia. RN
  • Natalie L. Robinson, RN
  •  Sara Ghandehari, MD
  • Jenna Rush, RN
  •  Jeanie C. Ghosh, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  •  Crystal F. Gonzalez, RN
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  •  Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  •  Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Brittany M. Smith
  •  Jennifer Hajj, RN
  • Carey B. Strom, MD
  •  David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Hannah T. Tualla, RN, MSN,   NP-C
  •  Emmylou Harris, RN
  • Tina L. Tyner, RN
  •  Solange Hildreth
  • Nancy Vargas
  •  William Hohl, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  •  Ifeoma S. Izuchukwu, MD
  •  Robert A. Vescio, MD
  •  J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Aileen L. Vicencio, RN
  •  David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Sr. Rabbi Jason L. Weiner


  • Edward Wolin, MD