Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - June 2016 (PDF)

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 - July 2016 (PDF)


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Seferian Promoted to Chief Patient Safety Officer

Edward G. Seferian, MD

Edward G. Seferian, MD, medical director of Medical Affairs, has been promoted to chief patient safety officer. The promotion became effective July 1.

Seferian joined Medical Affairs at Cedars-Sinai in 2009 and, as medical director, established himself as a highly collaborative leader. He has forged strong relationships with faculty, medical staff, nursing and other caregivers.

In addition to playing an important role in recent Quality Council initiatives, including a multiyear effort to improve end-of-life care, Seferian co-led a successful effort to eliminate mislabeled lab specimens.

Seferian is a faculty intensivist in the pediatric and congenital cardiac ICU, and participates in clinical and teaching activities in the Pediatrics Department. He lectures on pediatric critical care for Cedars-Sinai trainees and for regional, national and international audiences.

A certified instructor for the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Fundamentals of Pediatric Critical Care course, Seferian has directed the class in underserved medical regions, including Armenia. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on health outcomes research in critical illness and on quality and safety. His academic credentials include the rank of associate professor of Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai and professor of Pediatrics at UCLA.