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FDA Warns of Gilenya Risk, Name Confusion, Looks Into GBCA Use

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings regarding the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya and about reports of confusion between the names of the antidepressant Brintellix and anti-clotting drug Brilinta. Also, the agency is investigating the risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.

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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 education schedule.

Education Schedule - August 2015 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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12 MDs Start Surgery Residencies

Thirteen physicians recently began their residencies in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. Listed with their medical schools, they are:


Yassar Hashim, MD, Khartoum College of Medical Sciences (third year)

Navpreet Dhillon, MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (second year)

Akbarshakh (Shah) Akhmerov, MD, Cornell University Medical College (first year)

Kjirsten Carlson, MD, Rush Medical College (first year)

Andrew Eisenthal, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (first year)

Marissa Srour, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC (first year)

Orthopedic Surgery Interns

Eytan Debbi, MD, Sackler School of Medicine

Derek Ju, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Naudereh Noori, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Raj Yalamanchili, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Urology Interns

Ariel Moradzadeh, MD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Colby Souders, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

For a roster of all of the department's residents, click the PDF link below.

Surgery Residents 2015-16 (PDF)