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FDA Warns About Lenalidomide, Duloxetine Hydrochloride

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about the cancer drug lenalidomide and the antidepressant duloxetine hydrochloride.

Mark Your Calendar

Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Educational Schedule

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

Educational Schedule - November 2014 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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

Pilot Allows Patients to See Progress Notes Online

Patients seen by one of 28 physicians participating in a new pilot called OpenNotes will be able to view their own progress notes in My CS-Link™. Faculty and private practice physicians are participating in the OpenNotes pilot, which went live Nov. 11.

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Colorectal Surgery Trials Challenge Dogma

By Karen Zaghiyan, MD, and Phillip Fleshner, MD

The Cedars-Sinai Division of Colorectal Surgery remains busy in the operating room while continuing to have its own fellowship program and to play an integral role in the educational program of the General Surgery Residency. On the research front, our group has been looking at our perioperative clinical decision-making more skeptically and evaluating our decisions with trials that challenge dogma regarding the preoperative and postoperative management of patients.

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Phillips Named Wilner Alumnus of the Year

Edward Phillips, MD, has been named the winner of the Howard I. Wilner, MD, Alumnus of the Year Award. The annual award, bestowed by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, honors a physician's accomplishments and contributions to medicine. The award will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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General Surgery Residency Has New Program Coordinator

The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that Berkelee Williams has joined our team as the General Surgery Residency program coordinator.

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Berci Chosen as 'Hero of Surgery'

George Berci, MD, has been named a "Hero in Surgery" by the American College of Surgeons. Berci, a pioneer of minimally invasive surgery, is a longtime faculty member in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. The Karl Storz Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery was established in Berci's honor.


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Academic Urology Practice Ready to Keep Growing, Leading

By Hyung Kim, MD

In 2008, the Cedars-Sinai Academic Urology Practice (AUP) was formed to provide the highest level of urologic care to the Cedars-Sinai community. With a successful residency program and more than $5 million in active grants from the National Institutes of Health, AUP doctors are not simply reading about the latest breakthroughs but are actively involved in making them.

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New Award Named for Adashek

A cash award of $25,000 in honor of Kenneth Adashek, MD, (right) will be given annually to a surgeon on the staff of Cedars-Sinai. The award will provide recognition of Adashek's significant accomplishments, while highlighting Cedars-Sinai's emphasis on compassionate care for each patient.


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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 171 people in October. 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.

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