KSG Grand Rounds 


Each spring, we host an invited speaker to deliver Medical Grand Rounds on a topic related to humanism in medicine. Our talks since 2013 are available on video upon request. Please email Ali Smith at asmith24@bidmc.harvard.edu for more information.

Past Speakers & Topics 

2017
Julius Yang MD, PhD and Amber Moore, MD: Excerpts from a Work in Progress andReflections onHumanism in Medicine
2016
Steven Rosenzweig, MD: Arete (ἀρετή) – Virtue, Excellence, and Compassion
2015
Mark Linzer, MD: Preventing Burnout, Preserving Humanism: Building a Sustainable Organizational Structure
2014
Ellen Goodman: Have You Had the Conversation?
2013
Charles J. Hatem, MD: Reflections on the Clinician's Journey
2012
Geoff Ginsburg, MD: Convergence of a Legacy, Patient-Centeredness, and Biology: A 20 Year Journey
2011
Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc: AIDS at Thirty: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward
2010
Rafael Campo, MD: Cultural Competence: Poetry and the Importance of Voice in the Illness Experience
2009
Anthony Back, MD: Using Communication to Bring Compassion to the Bedside
2008
Timothy Quill, MD: Compassion, Hope, and Reality: Facing Death with Patients and Their Families
2007
Bob Arnold, MD: Doctors' Feelings: What They Tell Us and How They Can Help Us
2006
Aaron Lazare, MD: On Apology
2005
Michael LaCombe, MD: The Family History
2004
Atul Gawande, MD, PhD: Curiosity: On Questions that can't be Answered with a Randomized Trial
2003
Abraham Verghese, MD: Physician, Heal Thyself
2002
Lachlan Forrow, MD: Reverence for Life and the Lives of Residents
2001
Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD: Professing Medicine - What Does It Mean Morally?
2000
Robert Coles, MD: Literature and Medicine
1999
Jerome Groopman, MD:Weaving Science and The Soul
1998
Myles N. Sheehan, MD: Sacred Texts, Trout Streams, and Patients: Learning to Read
1997
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD: Inequalities and Outcomes: The Promise and the Challenge
1996
Matt Liang, MD, MPH: Being Close or Distant: Dealing with Human Tragedies
1995
Suzanne Fletcher, MD, MSC: On Being a Doctor
1994
Martin Adson, MD:How to Care: The Operative Virtues
1993
Jeremy Swan: Lament for a Doctor

 

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