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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.

Medical Grand Rounds sessions are on hiatus for the summer. The 2016-2017 season will begin on September 8, 2016. Please check back in August 2016 for an updated schedule.

2015-2016 Schedule

September 10, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Zeidel
  • Topic: Addressing Healthcare Disparities Through Basic Research: Improved Outcomes Through Improved Understanding of Disease Mechanisms

September 17, 2015 - Beyond the Guidelines

  • Editor: Dr. Eileen Reynolds
  • Moderator: Dr. Howard Libman
  • Speakers: Drs. James Heffernan and Ateev Mehrotra
  • Topic: Should Patients See Their Doctors for Regular Check-Ups? 

September 24, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Evan Rosen
  • Topic: The Skinny on Fat: Everything You Should Have Learned About Adipose Tissue in Medical School

October 01, 2015 CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED FOR 1/28

  • Speaker: Dr. Richard Schwarzstein and Samuel Slavin, Physiology Grand Rounds
  • Topic: Teaching Clinical Reasoning: An Inductive Approach to Case Conference

October 08, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Charles Safran
  • Topic: InfoSAGE: Healthcare for Patients and their Families

October 15, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Joann Elmore, Sara and Arnold Grandberg Lecture in Primary Care Medicine
  • Topic: Breast Cancer Screening: Balancing Evidence with Culture, Politics, Money, and Media

October 22, 2015 - Beyond the Guidelines

  • Editor: Dr. Gerald Smetana
  • Moderator: Dr. Deborah Cotton
  • Speaker: Drs. Donald Cutlip and Duane Pinto
  • Topic: Should Low Risk Patients be Screened for Heart Disease? 

October 29, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Katherine Baicker
  • Topic: How Does Medicaid Affect Health Care Use, and Well-Being?

November 05, 2015

  • Speaker: Professor Clay Christensen, Henry Hardy Bioethics Lecture
  • Topic: Disruption in Healthcare

November 12, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. George Church
  • Topic: New Technologies for Writing and Reading Genomes 

November 19, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Peter Rosen, Nathan Sidel Lecture on the Art of Medicine
  • Topic: Art and Science as They Have Affected My Career in Emergency Medicine 

November 26, 2015 - Thanksgiving Day, No Grand Rounds

December 03, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Isaac Kohane
  • Topic: Medicine is Too Important to Leave to Doctors

December 10, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Dr. KL Chopra Lectureship in Medicine and the Humanities
  • Topic: The Neurology of Leadership

December 17, 2015

  • Speaker: Dr. Hemant Roy, Zetzel Visiting Professor
  • Topic: Management of Individuals at High Risk for Colon Neoplasia

December 24, 2015 - Christmas Eve, No Grand Rounds

December 31, 2015 - New Year's Eve, No Grand Rounds

January 07, 2016 - Beyond the Guidelines

  • Editor: Dr. Risa Burns
  • Moderator: Dr. Gerald Smetana
  • Speakers: Drs. Carol Bates and Pamela Hartzband
  • Topic: Should We Screen for Thyroid Dysfunction?

January 14, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. David Avigan
  • Topic: Personalized Tumor Vaccines as a New Paradigm for Cancer Therapy

January 21, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Angela Caliendo, Robert C. Moellering, Jr. Memorial Lectureship
  • Topic: Rational Use of Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Dieases

January 28, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Richard Schwarzstein and Samuel Slavin, Physiology Grand Rounds
  • Topic: Teaching Clinical Reasoning: An Inductive Approach to Case Conference

February 04, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Robert Resnick Lecturer in Clinical Hepatology
  • Topic: Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis

February 11, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. David Salant, Nephrology Visiting Professor
  • Topic: Serendipity and the Discovery of a Major Autoantigen in Membranous Nephropathy

February 18, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, Aaron Thurman Lecture on Humanism in Medicine
  • Topic: Make No Assumptions

February 25, 2016 - Beyond the Guidelines

  • Editor: Dr. Risa Burns
  • Moderator: Dr. Howard Libman
  • Speakers: Drs. Mara Schonberg and Nadine Tung 
  • Topic: Should We Give Patients Medications to Reduce the Risk of a First Breast Cancer?

March 03, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Alan Moss
  • Topic: Bugs as Drugs—Fecal Transplantation as Medical Therapy

March 10, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Michael Tuttle, Sidney H. Ingbar, MD Memorial Lecture
  • Topic: Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer: Lessons from Medical Treatments, Atomic Weapons, Chernobyl, and Fukushima

March 17, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Marian Hannan
  • Topic: Are Feet the Real Window to the Soul? Bridging the Distance Between Population Biomechanics and Foot Science

March 24, 2016 - Beyond the Guidelines

  • Editor: Dr. Gerald Smetana
  • Moderator: Dr. Deborah Cotton
  • Speakers: Drs. Martin Abrahamson and David Rind
  • Topic: Should We Screen for Type-2 Diabetes?

March 31, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Victor Dzau, George E. Altman, MD Lectureship 
  • Topic: Improving Quality and Safety: 15 Years after To Err is Human

April 07, 2016 

  • Speakers: Dr. Renier Brentjens, Mario Baldini, MD, Memorial Lecture
  • Topic: CAR T-Cell Therapy of Cancer

April 14, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Nancy Brown, MacPherson/Hiatt Visiting Professor 
  • Topic: Gliptins in Diabetes: Getting to the Heart of the Matter 

April 21, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Naftali Kaminski, Pulmonary Visiting Professor
  • Topic: From Desperate to Exciting: New Therapeutics, Biomarkers and Insights in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

April 28, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. David Callans
  • Topic: Ventricular Tachycardia in Healed Myocardial Infarction

May 05, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Andre Churchwell
  • Topic: Hearing Voices: The Role of Mentors in the Life of a Physician 

May 12, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Dyann Wirth, Frank Epstein Memorial Lecture
  • Topic: Harnessing Genomics for Malarial Elimination and Eradication

May 19, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Richard Bergman, Alexander Marble Lectureship in Diabetes
  • Topic: Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes: Perspectives of a Systems Biologist 

May 26, 2016 - Beyond the Guidelines

  • Editor: Dr. Howard Libman
  • Moderator: Dr. Eileen Reynolds
  • Speakers: Drs. Alan Malabanan and Gordon Strewler
  • Topic: Should We Screen for Vitamin D Deficiency? 

June 02, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Steven Rosenzweig, Katherine Swan Ginsburg Lecture on Humanism in Medicine
  • Topic: TBD

June 09, 2016

  • Speaker: Dr. Steven Weinberger, Tosteson Visiting Professor
  • Topic: TBD

June 16, 2016 - Resident Talks

  • Speakers: TBD
  • Topics: TBD

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    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215