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P & T Approvals, FDA Warning About Hepatitis Drugs, Statement About Plavix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the October meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning regarding the risk of serious liver injury with use of hepatitis treatments Viekira Pak and Technivie, and the agency says long-term use of Plavix does not change the risk of death for patients with heart disease.

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 links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - December 2015 (PDF)  

Surgery Scheduling

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

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Surgery Scheduling

Hours of operation:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on observed legal holidays
  • 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:

  • Central Scheduling staff: Irwin Alexander, Lilian De Los Angeles, Alexandra Halaby, Demetrius Dennis, Gabriel Arcega, Karen Ford, Rochelle Fantroy, Esmenia Rivera-Jimenez, Jeric Zablan, Erik Zometa, Sri Batchu, Lara Swartz, Dori Rumould
  • For immediate attention — scheduling supervisor: Ferdinand "Jojo" Bernido
  • To learn how to search, request and book procedures — clinical liaison: Mary-Carmen Adams, RN
  • For questions related to scheduling process: Brian Gutierrez
  • For communication involving your Block Time: Michael Sharp
  • Health systems manager: Magnolia "Coco" Dea
  • Administrative director: Shab Nicks
  • Service line vice president: 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.