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Grand Rounds 2019

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy D. Jackson, MD


Tuesday, Dec. 10

Department of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery

Story Slam

Tuesday, Dec. 3


Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS
Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Emory University

“Social Determinants for Health”


Tuesday, Nov. 19

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Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Tuesday, Nov. 12

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Christopher R. McCartney, MD
Associate Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Virginia

Tuesday, Nov. 5

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Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development

Tuesday, Oct. 29

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Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

“The Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal Study: Heart Lung and Blood Research in RURAL America”

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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William C. Little, MD, Memorial Lecture

James L. Januzzi, Jr. MD, FACC, FESC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Massachusetts General Hospital

“High Sensitivity Troponin”

Tuesday, Oct. 8 

Clinico-Pathology Conference

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Portrait of Dr. Joshua Brett Jeter

Brett Jeter, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor, Hospitalists

“Best of Morning Report Literature Reviews”


Tuesday, Sept. 24

Bhagyashri Navalkele

Bhagyashri D. Navalkele, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases

“Health Care-Associated Infections”


Tuesday, Sept. 17

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Stefan D. Anker, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiology and Cachexia Research, Charite University, Germany

“Discussing Cardiac Cachexia a) Cachexia in chronic heart failure b) wasting of the heart in chronic illness”

Tuesday, Sept. 10

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Brad Ingram, MD
Associate Professor, Peds-Neurology

“Inpatient Management of Seizures”

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Venkataraman Palabindala

Raman Palabindala, MD
Hospitalists Division Chief

“ABCDE Part II - Academic, Billing, Coding and Documentation Essentials”

Tuesday, Aug. 27 

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Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development

“All That and a Bag of Chips: Putting Purpose and Value into Faculty Development”

Tuesday, Aug. 20 

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Raman Palabindala, MD
Hospitalists Medicine Division Chief

“ABCDE - Altruism and Business Clinical Documentation Excellence”

Tuesday, Aug. 13 

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Kevin Cook, Chief Executive Officer

“Health Care Landscape”

Tuesday, Aug. 6

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Amanda Peltier, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“Amyloid Transthyretin Amyloidosis: Presentation, Burden, Diagnosis and Assessment”

Tuesday, July 30

Ike Eriator

Ike Eriator, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UMMC

“Pain Management for the Internist”

Tuesday, July 23 

Portrait of Dr. Neville Dossabhoy

Neville R. Dossabhoy, MD, FACP, FASN
Professor, Division of Nephrology, UMMC

“Chasing the Holy Grail of Hemodialysis: Survival of Arteriovenous Grafts and Fistulas”

Tuesday, July 16

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David M. Walker, MD, MBA, DFAPA
Medical Center Director, Jackson VAMC

“So You Think You Know How to Hold Staff Accountable?”

Tuesday, July 9

Calvin Thigpen

Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, UMMC
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

“How Far Have We Come? How Far Will We Go?”

Tuesday, June 4

Javed Butler

State of the Department/Awards Day

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
Chairman, Department of Medicine                                                              
Patrick A. Lehan Professor of Medicine                                                    
Professor of Physiology          

Tuesday, May 28

Chief Residents Conference

Tuesday, May 21

ACP Association Council Debate

Tuesday May 14

Portrait of Dr. Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary


Tuesday, May 7

Clinical Quality Improvement Conference

Tuesday, April 30

Critical Care M&M

Tuesday, April 23

Dr. Neal Dickert

Neal Dickert, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, ECCRI
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
Nancy O’Neal Tatum Ethics Conference

“Ethical Considerations in Clinical Research”

Dr. Dickert is assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and is on staff at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Dickert is a board-certified cardiologist whose clinical work is primarily in cardiac critical care and echocardiography. He completed medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a PhD in health policy and bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins and a cardiology fellowship at Emory. Dr. Dickert joined the faculty at Emory in 2012 as part of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Tuesday, April 16

Department of Medicine Research Day

Dr. Harlan Krumholz to deliver the Thomas Barksdale Cardiovascular Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, April 9

MS Prescribing Series

“MS Prescribing Regulation Changes: A Regulatory Board Panel Discussion"

Panelists:  Dr. Brunson, President MSBML; Dr. Kenneth Cleveland, MSBML Executive Director; Dr. Michelle Owens, MSBML member; Ronnie Bagwell, MS Board of Pharmacy

Tuesday, April 2

Clinico-Pathology Conference

Tuesday, March 26

Dr. Jared Butler

Dr. Dan Jones

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
Chairman, Department of Medicine                                                               
Patrick A. Lehan Professor of Medicine                                                    
Professor of Physiology

Daniel W. Jones, MD
Director of Clinical and Population Sciences
Mississippi Center for Obesity Research
Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson Jr. Endowed Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition

"You Have Been Telling Your Patients with Heart Failure to Eat Low-Salt Diet: Is this a Good Idea?"

Tuesday, March 19

Dr. Celso Gomez-Sanchez

Celso E. Gomez-Sanchez, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology

“Primary Aldosteronism, Recent Advances”

Tuesday, March 12

Dr. Micah Whitson

Micah R. Whitson
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Dept of Emergency Medicine
University of Alabama - Birmingham

"POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) on the Units and Wards"

Dr. Whitson received his initial medical training at University of South Alabama College of Medicine, with his residency and fellowship completed at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Whitson served as chief resident while at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Following his fellowship, he joined the UAB faculty in as assistant professor. His research and clinical interests relate to critical care, ultrasonography, echocardiography, and resource management in critical illness. Dr. Whitson has published and presented work on paracentesis, intravenous vasoactive medication in the ICU, septic shock and acute care.

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Tuesday, Feb. 26

Dr. Nancy Collop

Nancy Collop, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

“Quiet in your Clinic, Noisy in their Beds-Recognizing and Treating Sleep Apnea in 2019”

Nancy A. Collop, MD, was the 2011-012 president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and is the director of the Emory Sleep Center in Atlanta, Ga. She holds a primary appointment in the Emory School of Medicine as professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, as well as a secondary appointment as professor of Neurology.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Dr. Arshed Quyyumi

Arshed Quyyumi, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Emory University School of Medicine

 “Novel Biomarkers of Risk in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease”

Dr. Quyyumi is currently a tenured professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine and Director at Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Medicine.

He graduated from Guy’s Hospital medical school in London, and after accomplishing part of his medicine and cardiology training in London, he completed his fellowship training at Massachusetts general Hospital, Harvard University in Boston and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. He was a senior investigator and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Cardiology Branch of the National Institutes of Health for several years before arriving at Emory.

His research focus over the last quarter century has been on clinical and translational research in vascular biology, progenitor cells and angiogenesis, biomarkers and cardiovascular genomics. He has performed seminal studies investigating mechanisms of myocardial ischemia including silent ischemia in the past. His current studies include comprehensive assessment of vascular endothelial function and arterial stiffness and thickness in patients with arteriosclerosis and its risk factors. Other studies investigate the role of genetic and environmental risks on vascular disease, and particularly in relation to health disparities. He is also conducting clinical trials with bone marrow derived stem cells and progenitors in cardiovascular disease. He has published over 360 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Dr. Reinaldo Rampolla

Reinaldo Rampolla, MD
Medical Director of Lung Transplantation
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Ochsner Clinic Foundation

"Lung Transplantation: A Review of Outcomes and Indications"

Dr. Reinaldo Rampolla is a pulmonologist in New Orleans, LA, and is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and has been in practice 17 years. He is one of 22 doctors at Ochsner Medical Center who specialize in pulmonology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Dr. Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari, DO, SFHM, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center

“Wake up, Take a Stand & Rebuild Connection at the Bedside: Challenging Our Implicit Biases by Applying SHM’s 5Rs of Cultural Humility”

Tuesday, Jan. 22

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Dr. John Hall 

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Physiology in Medicine Series

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Patrick A. Lehan Professor of Medicine
Professor of Physiology

John E. Hall, PhD
Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Director, MS Center for Obesity Research

"Obesity, Hypertension and Cardiorenal Diseases: Pathophysiology and Clinical Perspectives"

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Dr. Alan Maisel

Alan Maisel, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit And Heart Failure Program,
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System
La Jolla, CA

Dr. Maisel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, received his internal medicine training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is a professor of medicine at UCSD. He is the director of the Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Maisel is active on the faculty at UCSD where he has won numerous teaching awards. He just finished a 10-year stint as associate editor of the Journal of the American College Cardiology.

He is considered one of the world’s experts on cardiac biomarkers and has over 300 scientific publications. He has authored several ground-breaking publications that have paved the way for development of diagnostic tools for patients with congestive heart failure. In particular, he was the leading investigator on studies that brought the use of BNP into clinical practice.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

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Dr. Calvin Thigpen


Kelly Pippin, Chief Resident

Lyssa Weatherly, Associate Program Director

Calvin Thigpen, Program Director

"Gaining Control - Overcoming Barriers and Recognizing Fatigue"