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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 BIDMC-Annals of Internal Medicine “Beyond the Guidelines” series, which uses a case-based approach to address questions related to new clinical guidelines.

2014-2015 SCHEDULE  

September 11, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Zeidel
  • Topic: Brain Stem Medicine 

September 18, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Richard Schwartzstein
  • Topic: Curriculum Reform at Harvard Medical School: A New Paradigm in Teaching and Learning 

September 25, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Robert Wachter
  • Topic: If Every Instinct That Healthcare Has is Wrong, Then the Opposite Would Have to Be Right… Or Would It?”  

October 2, 2014

  • Speaker: Professor John McDonough, Henry Hardy Bioethics Lecture
  • Topic: The Affordable Care Act -- Progress and Perils 

October 9, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. David Jones 
  • Topic: Debates about Over-Treatment: Historical Perspectives on Coronary Revascularization" 

October 16, 2014

  • Speakers: Dr. Jedd Wolchok, Mario Baldini, MD Memorial Lecture
  • Topic: Cancer Immunotherapy: The End of the Beginning 

October 23, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Lindsay Grayson, Robert C. Moellering Jr. Memorial Lectureship
  • Topic: Emerging Enterococcal Resistance – Lessons for Controlling the Wider Global Resistance Pandemic 

October 30, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel Schrag 
  • Topic: Prepare for Climate Change 

November 6, 2014 - Beyond the Guidelines

  • Speakers: Dr.'s Phillips Boiselle and Richard Schwartzstein
  • Moderator: Deborah Cotton, MD
  • BI Editor: Gerald Smetana, MD
  • Topic: Lung Cancer Screening

November 13, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Gordon Strewler 
  • Topic: All That Fractures Is Not Brittle: An Essay in Medical History 

November 20, 2014 

  • Speaker: Dr. Lev Perelman
  • Topic: Early Detection of Disease wit Scattered Light

November 27, 2014 - No Medical Grand Rounds/Thanksgiving

December 4, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Donald Cutlip 
  • Topic: Coronary Stenting: Contemporary Assessment of Appropriate Use and Clinical Outcomes 

December 11, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. Alfred Buxton
  • Topic: Sudden Cardiac Death - Prevention and Management in 2014 

December 18, 2014

  • Speaker: Dr. William Taylor, Aaron Thurman Lecture on Humanism in Medicine 
  • Topic: The Goals of Primary Care: Lessons From Patients, Families and Colleagues in Four Decades of Practice at BIDMC 

December 25, 2014 - No Medical Grand Rounds/Christmas

January 1, 2015 - No Medical Grand Rounds/New Year's Day

January 8, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Lowell Schnipper, Dr. K.L. Chopra Lectureship in Medicine and the Humanities 
  • Topic: Addressing the Global Burden of Cancer, One Woman at a Time 

January 15, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Glenn Chertow, Nephrology Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: Payment Policies, Changing Practice, Intended and Unintended Consequences: the US End-stage Renal Disease Program 

January 22, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Martin Pollak 
  • Topic: Kidney Disease in People of African Ancestry 

Januray 29, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Gerald W. Smetana 
  • Topic: Hypertension 2015: Recent Evidence that will Change your Practice 

February 5, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Debra Weinstein 
  • Topic: Linking the Funding and Outcomes of GME: Time to Prepare for a New Paradigm? 

February 12, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr.'s Murray Mittleman and William Taylor, Beyond the Guidelines
  • Moderator: Dr. Risa Burns
  • Editor: Dr. Gerald Smetana
  • Topic: Cholesterol Treatment 

February 19, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. David Pisetsky, David Trentham Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment 

February 26, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Edward M. Hundert
  • Topic: Harnessing the Power of the Hidden Curriculum to Improve the Learning Environment

March 5, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Ramnik Xavier, Zetzel Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: Genetics, Genes and Pathways in IBD 

March 12, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr.'s Jennifer Potter and Hope Ricciotti, Beyond the Guidelines
  • Moderator: Dr. Eileen Reynolds
  • BI Editor: Dr. Risa Burns 
  • Topic: Do Women Need Screening Pelvic Examinations?

March 19, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Yaron Tomer, Sidney H. Ingbar, MD Memorial Lecture 
  • Topic: Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases: From Gene Mapping to Drug Targets  

March 26, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Stuart Altman, George E. Altman, MD Lectureship 
  • Topic: Restructuring The Care Delivery System 

April 2, 2015

  • Speaker: Roger Shapiro, MD 
  • Topic: Interventions to Improve Survival Among HIV-exposed and HIV-infected Children in Botswana

April 9, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Michael Howell, Silverman Symposium 
  • Topic: When Quality Improvement is Neither Quality nor Improvement (and What To Do About It) 

April 16, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Allan Walkey, Pulmonary Visiting Professor
  • Topic: Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide

April 23, 2015 

  • Speaker: Dr. Ananth Karumanchi 
  • Topic: Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease

April 30, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Victor Schuster, MacPherson/Hiatt Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: Jack Sprat is Growing Fat: Obesity Past, Present, Future

May 7, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Louis Weiner, Lessee Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: Cancer Immunotherapy: Evolving Concepts

May 14, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr.'s Howard Libman and Kenneth Mayer, Beyond the Guidelines
  • Moderator: Dr. Deborah Cotton
  • BI Editor: Dr. Eileen Reynolds 
  • Topic: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention

May 21, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Samuel Klein, Alexander Marble Lectureship in Diabetes 
  • Topic: Metabolically normal and abnormal obesity

May 28, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Linzer, Katherine Swan Ginsburg Lecture on Humanism in Medicine
  • Topic: Preventing burnout, preserving humanism: Building a sustainable organizational culture

June 4, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Catherine Lucey, Daniel C. Tosteson Visiting Professor in Medical Education - Shapiro Institute
  • Topic: What is Basic about Science in Medical Education

June 11, 2015

    Resident Talks:

  • Speaker: Dr. Jessica Donato
  • Topic: Intracranial hemorrhage in patients with brain metastases treated with therapeutic enoxaparin: a matched cohort study 
  • Speaker: Dr. Stephen Gannon
  • Topic: Echocardiographic predictors of change in renal function with intravenous diuresis for patients with decompensated heart failure
  • Speaker: Dr. Adelina Hung
  • Topic: Capnography Use in Moderate Sedation Colonoscopy


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Boston, MA 02215