Past 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 Cheryl Wright for more information.

Past Speakers & Topics

2023 - Haider Warraich, MD
End of Life Care 2.0: Creating a Better Future for How We Die

2022 - Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc
Making Their Preferences for Care Happen: The Principle of Dignity of Risk

2021 - Louise Aronson, MD, MFA
Messaging Medicine: Using Stories, Media and Social Media to Improve Health and Healthcare

2020 - No Grand Rounds Due to COVID-19

2019 - Saul Weiner, MD
Contextualizing Medical Decisions to Individualize Care

2018 - Susan Block, MD
Translating Humanism into Action in Caring for the Seriously Ill

2017 - Julius Yang MD, PhD and Amber Moore, MD
Excerpts from a Work in Progress and Reflections on Humanism 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