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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - May 2015 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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Mini-Symposium Considers the Aging Physician

The eighth Mini-Symposium in Clinical Surgery convened April 30 to analyze the topic "The Aging Physician."

David Cossman,

Hart Cohen, MD

Lauren Polak, Esq.

Randy Sherman, MD

These mini-symposiums, sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery, involve brief analyses of central problems in clinical medicine from four perspectives.

At the April 30 event, David Cossman, MD, director of Vascular Trauma in the Division of Vascular Surgery, shared his thoughts on surgeons entering the later stages of a surgical career.

Hart Cohen, MD, of the Department of Neurology, outlined the specific problems a neurologist faces when analyzing an aging physician.

The legal and credentialing aspects of an aging medical staff were analyzed by Lauren Polak, associate legal counsel in Legal Affairs and legal adviser to the medical staff.

The hour ended with remarks by Randy Sherman, MD, vice chair of the Department of Surgery. A surgeon and a pilot, Sherman reviewed the methods of measuring competencies in these two professions.

A question-and-answer segment followed the presentations.

The event will be available soon on video. For a video copy or for video access to this mini-symposium, please contact Leo Gordon, MD, at