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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 - February 2016 (PDF)  

Surgery Scheduling

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All for One …

Message From the Chair

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons meeting in Santa Barbara (Jan. 15-17) and the Pacific Coast Surgical meeting (Feb. 13-15). The best part of both meetings was the continued and remarkable academic productivity of our residents, faculty and attending staff, as evidenced by a large number of presentations in the poster, specialty and plenary sessions.

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Sterile Processing - Change to Organizational Structure

To better align the services that support period and procedural areas, vice presidential oversight for the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) — formerly known as Central Processing — has transitioned to Bryan Croft, vice president of Service Line Operations. Director leadership of SPD has moved to Jan Decker, service line director, and Shab Nicks, health system director.

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Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features Joshua Chan, MD, and Irene Kim, MD.

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate


The 13th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene on Friday, June 3. The debate committee is soliciting topics.

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Course Covers Radiation Safety During Fluoroscopy

Cedars-Sinai physicians can attend a new class on radiation safety during fluoroscopy. The first session of the class, developed in response to a change in state law, will take place Monday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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'We Were Dry When We Closed'

Several people responded to last month's question about the sign in Latin above the doorway to OR7. The sign reads "Ubi coivimus eramus sicci." Here's what readers of Sutures thought the sign meant.

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Cedars-Sinai Hosts CIRM-Israel Pact Signing

CIRM and Israel

Cedars-Sinai on Feb. 8 hosted the signing of a major agreement to advance U.S-Israeli collaboration on stem cell research. The pact, between the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Israel's Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, provides a new framework to foster global partnerships and joint funding opportunities in regenerative medicine.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for January

Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends program honored 165 people in January. 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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