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- Update: Boxed warning for perflutren lipid microsphere (Definity®)

- Boxed warning update for the entire class of TNF-alpha blockers

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Maya named co-chair of Department of Imaging

Marcel Maya, MD, has been selected as the new co-chair of the Department of Imaging at Cedars-Sinai.

As co-chair, Maya will be working closely with department chair Barry D. Pressman, MD, in handling the administrative responsibilities of the department. He assumes the position from Alan Waxman, MD, who has served as co-chair for the past 15 years, and is now turning more of his attention to nuclear medicine research and teaching while maintaining his clinical practice.

Maya is an interventional neuroradiologist at Cedars-Sinai, having joined the staff in 1999. For the last nine years, he has been director of the Radiology Residency Program, and has been instrumental in transforming it to its current local and national status. He has provided leadership on numerous academic and administrative committees, and is currently chair of the Health Information Committee. He is a recipient of the Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching. Maya also has extensive research experience and has been published in numerous professional journals.

"I look forward to working closely with various departments and hospital administrative committees to further advance our Imaging department's mission of excellence in clinical care, education and research," he said.

Maya received his medical degree from Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and his fellowship in Neuroradiology at New York University Medical Center. He is board certified in radiology, with a sub-specialty certification in neuroradiology and is an active member of the Society of Neuro-Interventional Surgery.