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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.

Mark Your Calendar

Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.

Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.

Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's educational schedule.

Educational Schedule - August 2014 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

Share Your News

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Surgery Scheduling

Hours of operation:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m., "next day" changes/requests should be forwarded to the triage nurse by dialing 310-423-5520 and entering beeper # 0689.

Contact information:

  • Scheduling Staff: Frank, Lilian, Karen, Darlene, Marta, Jeric, Renee
  • For immediate attention — Scheduling Supervisor: Ferdinand Jojo Bernido
  • For questions related to scheduling process: Brian Gutierrez
  • Surgery Scheduling Manager: Shab Nicks
  • Service Line VP: Bryan Croft

Quarterly schedulers meetings are held to share information and updates. Please contact Brian Gutierrez for upcoming dates.

The "Surgery Scheduling Guidelines" handbook has been made available to your offices and staff. Please contact Brian Gutierrez if you would like a copy forwarded to you.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.