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Medical Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds Jess Mandel

Thursdays 8-9 a.m.
Sherman Auditorium 
East Campus

The department's weekly Medical Grand Rounds lectures cover a broad range of timely and clinically-important topics. Speakers are drawn from BIDMC, Harvard Medical School and other regional and national institutions. Along with named lectureships, Medical Grand Rounds includes the Clinical Crossroads series, which uses a case-based approach to address key questions and issues in clinical care.

2013-2014 SCHEDULE  

September 12, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Zeidel
  • Topic: Improving the Quality of Care: The Next Decade 

September 19, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. A. James Moser
  • Topic: Too Little, Too Late: Changing the Treatment Paradigm for Pancreatic Cancer 

September 26, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Bruce Landon 
  • Topic: Accountable Care Organizations: Old Wine in a New Bottle or Something Else? 

October 3, 2013

  • Speaker: Prof. Ted Kaptchuk
  • Topic: Pursuing the Placebo Effect

October 10, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Popma 
  • Topic: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights from the BIDMC Multidisciplinary Team 

October 17, 2013

  • Speakers: Dr. Nezam Afdhal 
  • Topic: The Reality of HCV Eradication; An Idea Whose Time Has Come 

October 24, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Mayer
  • Topic: Antiretrovirals for HIV Prevention: Rationale, Promise, and Challenges 

October 31, 2013

  • Speaker: Lincoln Chen, Henry Hardy Bioethics Lecture 
  • Topic: US Academy Collaboration Abroad? China and Global Health 

November 7, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Robert Langer 
  • Topic: Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and the Foundation of Tissue Engineering 

November 14, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Kevin Tabb
  • Topic: The Evolving Role of Academic Medical Centers in the Future of Healthcare Delivery

November 21, 2013 

  • Speaker: Dr. Laurie DeLeve, Robert Resnick Lecturer in Clinical Hepatology - GI
  • Topic: Vascular Liver Disease

November 28, 2013 - No Medical Grand Rounds/Thanksgiving

December 5, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Ruth Macklin, Dr. Benjamin Wilfond and Dr. Robert Truog (as the moderator) 
  • Topic: Ethical Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Debate on the SUPPORT Trial 

December 12, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Clinical Crossroads 
  • Topic: A 44-year-old Man with Multiple Myeloma Deciding about Treatment

December 19, 2013

  • Speaker: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, Nathan Sidel Lecture on the Art of Medicine - Shapiro Institute 
  • Topic: Dharma. Living with Purpose. Happiness: Some Ruminations 

December 26, 2013 - No Medical Grand Rounds/Christmas

January 2, 2014 - No Medical Grand Rounds

January 9, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel Kastner, David Trentham Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: In Search of Our Inner Zebras: Adventures in the Genomics of Inflammation 

January 16, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Gordon Strewler 
  • Topic: Lords of the Fly: An essay in Medical History 

January 23, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. David Thomas, Infectious Disease Lectureship
  • Topic: Hepatitis C Transformed 

Januray 30, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Beth Lown, Aaron Thurman Lecture on Humanism in Medicine
  • Topic: What Does it Take to be Compassionate in Today's Healthcare Environment? 

February 6, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Kahn, Pulmonary Visiting Professor  
  • Topic: Beyond Intensivists: Organizing Critical Care for the 21st Century 

February 13, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Loder, Clinical Crossroads
  • Topic: A 49 Year-old Woman with Frequent Migraines Considering Preventive Therapy 

February 20, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Pardis Sabeti
  • Topic: Evolutionary Forces in Humans and Pathogens 

February 27, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. C. Michael Gibson 
  • Topic: State of the Art in Acute Coronary Syndromes 

March 6, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Hagop Kantarjian, Lessee Visiting Professor - Hem/Onc 
  • Topic: Treatment of Adult Acute Leukemia—a Minority Opinion

March 13, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Suzanne (Suzie) Bertisch, Clinical Crossroads 
  • Topic: A 66 Year-Old with Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom Disease 

March 20, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Ronald Falk, Nephrology Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: ANCA Vasculitis: One Disease?  

March 27, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Donald Berwick,  George E. Altman, MD Lectureship
  • Topic: Clinical Leadership of Health Care Reform 

April 3, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Lew Landsberg, Sidney H. Ingbar, MD Memorial Lecture Endo Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: Some Thoughts on Hypertension and its Relationship to Obesity: A Teleological Assessment based on Natural Selection 

April 10, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Stewart Lecker, Clinical Crossroads 
  • Topic: A 66 Year-old with Worsening Chronic Kidney Disease Contemplating Renal Replacement Therapy 

April 17, 2014

  • Speakers: Dr. Katrina Armstrong, MacPherson/Hiatt Visiting Professor
  • Topic: Unraveling Health Disparities in the US: Have We Made any Progress?  

April 24, 2014 - No Medical Grand Rounds 

May 1, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. David Sabatini, Frank Epstein Memorial Lecture 
  • Topic: Regulation of Growth by the mTOR pathway 

May 8, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Carla J Greenbaum, Alexander Marble Lectureship in Diabetes 
  • Topic: Antibodies in Type 1 Diabetes; What a Clinician Should Know 

May 15, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. William J Sandborn, Zetzel Visiting Professor
  • Topic: Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

May 22, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Madhukar Pai 
  • Topic: Improving the Quality of Tuberculosis Care: A Critical Challenge for India 

May 29, 2014

  • Speaker: Ellen Goodman, Katherine Swan Ginsburg Lecture on Humanism in Medicine
  • Topic: End of Life Conversation 

June 5, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Ronald Harden, Daniel C. Tosteson Visiting Professor in Medical Education - Shapiro Institute
  • Topic: Outcome-based Education: The Most Important Trend in Medical Education in the Last Decade 

June 12, 2014

    Resident Talks:

  • Speaker: Mary-Linton Peters, MD
  • Topic: The Rise in Younger Adults with Hepatocellular Cancer (HCC) Implications for Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Speaker: Ari Moskowitz, MD
  • Topic: A Novel Prognostic Score for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Victims
  • Speaker: Christopher J. Richards, MD
  • Topic: Fourth Year Medical School Course Load and Success as a Medical Intern


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East Campus, Yamins 419
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215