Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

P and T Approvals, Tramadol Change, Warnings About Promacta and Sporanox

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June 3 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, tramadol is now being managed as a controlled substance, and the federal government has released a warning about Promacta and a list of contraindications for Sporanox.

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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - August 2014 (PDF)


Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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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 July

The Circle of Friends program honored 131 people in July.

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.

  • Cheryl L. Abrazado, RN
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Carey Ann Aprahamian, RN
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Meredith L. Axtell
  • Michael S. Berlin, MD
  • Andrew M. Braun, RN
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • Charles Cary
  • Jonalyn B. Casiano, RN
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Melvin D. Chavarria
  • Donnabel L. Cheng
  • Aaron Chiang, MD
  • Michelle Chung, MSN, RN
  • Hart C. Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Robert T. Coles, MD
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Margaret R. Farrell, BSN, RN
  • Randy Feldman, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Tina M. Furseth, RN
  • Marielle H. Garalza, RN
  • Joel M. Geiderman, MD
  • Jay Goldberg, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Heather Henry, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN
  • Emmanuel E. Hernandez
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Bjorn C. Inductivo, RN
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Stephanie M. Kagimoto
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Paul H. Kim, RCP
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Karen Klos, BSN, RN
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Wesley Leichty
  • Dora Lendvai, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Karen N. Levine
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Meldon C. Levy, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Charlene T. Lichtash, MD
  • Yuliya Linhares, MD
  • Alex Lopez
  • Phyllis S. Lopez
  • Ian H. Mahorn
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Dwight L. Makoff, MD
  • Ana R. Martinez
  • Gloria Martir
  • Behnam David Massaband, DPM
  • Lisa Masson, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Mary Katharine McCormick, RN
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Chandrakala Medrano, RN
  • Richard J. Metz, MD
  • Steven A. Miles, MD
  • Lori Ann Mountain, RN
  • Rebecca Naor, PA-C
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Sharon G. Nicer, RN
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Sara Oliva, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Resa Oshiro, MD
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Brian Perri, DO
  • Surasak Phuphanich, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Moussa Saleh, MD
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jennifer Scanlan, RN, BN, OCN
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Oswaldo M. Serpas
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Larisa B. Shekhtman, RN
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Enrique Slodownik, MD
  • Jason Snibbe, MD
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Victor F. Tapson, MD
  • Pauline A. Taylor
  • Margot S. Throne, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNOR
  • Paul A. Tournay, RN
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Aracelia Velgara
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Dany Victorio
  • Abraham U. Waks, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Shelley Yee, MD
  • Bettye Zeigler, RN