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Medicine Grand Rounds 2021

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Drs. Brock, Lucar, Navalkele, and Parham

August 25: "COVID-19 Update"

Speakers:

  • Ben Brock, MD, Associate Professor
  • Jose Lucar, MD, Medical Director
  • Bhagyashri Navalkele, MD, Medicine Director
  • Jason Parham, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Pictured left to right: Ben Brock, MD; Jose Lucar, MD; Bhagyashri Navalkele, MD; and Jason Parham, MD

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September 1: “Seeing 2020: Looking at the Past, the Future, and the Present of Our Residency”

Speaker:

  • S. Calvin Thigpen, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Michal Senitko, MD

September 15: “Interventional Pulmonary for the Internist”

Speaker:

  • Michal Senitko, MD, Assistant Professor Division of Pulmonary

William Watkins, MD

September 22: “Eye Care for the Primary Care Physician”

Speaker:

  • William M. Watkins, MD, Associate Professor Department of Ophthalmology


Martin Tucker, MD

September 29: “Did You Discuss This With Your OBGYN? A Practical Approach to Common Gynecologic Complaints”

Speaker:

  • J. Martin Tucker, MD

Dan Jones, MDOctober 6: “What’s new in Hypertension?”

Speaker:

  • Daniel W. Jones, MD, MACP, FAHA, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus 

Palabindala and MaslanOctober 13: “Care Coordination, Physician Advisor and Utilization Review Collaboration”

Speakers:

  • Venkataraman Palabindala, MD, Medical Director of Utilization Management, Lead Physician Advisor, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Jean Maslan, RN, Interim Director of Coordinated Care 
Pictured left to right:Venkataraman Palabindala, MD, and Jean Maslan, RN

Joshua Berkowitz, MDOctober 20: “Sports, Medicine, and Sports Medicine: Building a Career Purposefully and on the Leading Edge”

Speaker:

  • Joshua Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FAAP, CAQSM, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Team Physician, UNC Sports Medicine; Associate Director and Continuity Clinic Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Drs. Bridges and MooreOctober 27: “Tracheostomy Management and Epistaxis Primary Care/Internal Medicine Perspective”

Speaker:

  • Eric Bridges, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Cindy Moore, MD, PGY-4  
Pictured left to right: Eric Bridges, MD, and Cindy Moore, MD

Jeremy Jackson.jpgNovember 3: “All I do is Skin, Skin, Skin No Matter What: Dermatology for the Internist”

Speaker:

  • Jeremy D. Jackson, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

Gailen Marshall, MDNovember 10: “Getting the Most from Reading the Medical Literature: Tips from a Journal Editor”

Speaker:

  • Gailen D. Marshall, Jr, MD, PhD, R. Faser Triplett Chair of Allergy and Immunology, Editor-in-chief Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Department of Research 

Myrna Alexander, MDNovember 17: “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive in 2020”

Speaker:

  • Myrna E. Alexander, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiology, Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusion

Patrick Smith, PhDDecember 1: “Yerkes-Dodson Law: Your Performance & Behavior”

Speaker:

  • Patrick O. Smith, PhD, Chief of Faculty Affairs

Brandon Lennep, MDDecember 8: “Cardio-Oncology: It’s Not About Heart Tumors!”

Speaker:

  • Brandon W. Lennep, MD, Assistant Professor Division of Cardiology

Drs. Henson and ThigpenJanuary 5: “2021 – A Year for New Milestones”

Speakers:

  • Zeb Henson, MD - Med-Peds Residency Program Director
  • Calvin Thigpen, MD - Medicine Residency Program Director
Pictured left to right: Zeb Henson, MD, and Calvin Thigpen, MD

Thomas Dobbs, MDJanuary 12: “COVID Epidemiology and Vaccine Update”

Speaker:

  • Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH State Health Officer

Gregg Stone, MDJanuary 19: “Transcatheter Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation”

Speaker:

  • Gregg W. Stone, MD, Director of Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Heart Health System, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Professor of Population Health Sciences and Policy, The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY

Lawrence Leiter, MDJanuary 26: “Lipid Lowering in Persons with Diabetes: Reducing Residual Risk”

Speaker:

  • Lawrence A. Leiter, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACE, FAHA, FACC, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St. Michael’s Hospital; Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

Venkataraman Palabindala, MDFebruary 2: “Game changer: 2021 Documentation Guidelines #LessClickingMoreCaring”

Speaker:

  • Venkataraman Palabindala, MD, Medical Director of Utilization Management Lead Physician Advisor Associate Professor of Medicine

Drs. Lucar, LeBlanc, Sindel and SpurzemFebruary 9: “Post-acute COVID-19 Illness”

Speakers:

  • Jose Lucar, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Stephen LeBlanc, MD, Division of Allergy
  • Campbell Sindel, MD, Division of Hospice/Palliative Medicine
  • John Spurzem, MD, Division of Pulmonary
Pictured left to right: Jose Lucar, MD; Stephen LeBlanc, MD; Campbell Sindel, MD; and John Spurzem, MD

Olivia Van Gerwen, MDFebruary 23: “Updates in Transgender Sexual Healthcare”

Speaker:

  • Olivia T. Van Gerwen, MD, MPH Clinical Instructor | Division of Infectious Diseases University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Rajiv Agarwal, MDMarch 2: “Steroidal and Non-steroidal MRAs for the Treatment of CKD in Type 2 Diabetes”

Speaker:

  • Rajiv Agarwal, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Drs. Brandon Weatherly and Lyssa WeatherlyMarch 9: “Radiology for the Internist”

Speakers:

  • Brandon Weatherly, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Lyssa Weatherly, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Pictured left to right: Brandon Weatherly, MD, and Lyssa Weatherly, MD

Jonathan Lyons, MDMarch 16: “Hereditary Alpha-Tryptasemia: A Modifier of Mast Cell Disorders and Reactions”

Speaker:

  • Jonathan Lyons, MD, Lasker Scholar, Chief, Translational Allergic Immunopathology Unit, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, NIAID/NIH

Vikas Majithia, MDMarch 23: “Faculty Development and Advancement: The Future is IN the Now”

Speaker:

  • Vikas Majithia, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Ethan Weiss, MDMarch 30: “Is there an easy way to lose weight? Does it matter when we eat? Does it matter what we eat?”

Speaker:

  • Ethan Weiss, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Principle Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), University of California, San Francisco

Drs. Clemmer and ShafiApril 6: “The Physiology of Crashing: Unravelling Dialysis-Associated Hypotension”

Speakers:

  • Tariq Shafi, MD, Professor, Division Chair of Nephrology
  • John Clemmer, PhD, Instructor, Physiology and Biophysics
Pictured left to right: John Clemmer, PhD, and Tariq Shafi, MD

Drs. Haynes, Mcmullan and WeatherlyApril 13: “What’s the 411 in The School of Medicine?”

Speakers:

  • Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP, Associate Dean for Admissions, School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
  • Lyssa Weatherly, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
  • Michael R. McMullan, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division Director, Cardiovascular Diseases; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine
Pictured clockwise: Demondes Haynes, MD; Michael McMullan, MD; and Lyssa Weatherly, MD

Sharon Douglas, MDApril 20: “Ethical Issues in Pandemics”

Speaker:

  • Sharon P. Douglas, MD, FCCP, Pulmonary Physician, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for VA Education, UMMC

Mohammad I. Ullah, MDApril 27: “Update on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

Speaker:

  • M.I. Ullah, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Diplomate, Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine

Cathy P. Lee Ching, MDMay 1: “Lupus Nephritis”

Speaker:

  • Cathy P. Lee Ching, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology

Kenneth Vick, MDMay 11: “Bariatric Update 2021”

Speaker:

  • Kenneth D. Vick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Professor of Surgery

George Mensah, MDMay 18: “Healthcare Disparities: Time for innovative strategies in patient care and research”

Speaker:

  • George A. Mensah, MD, FACC, FAHA, Director, Center for Translation Research & Implementation Science, NHLBI, NIH Bethesda, Maryland

2021-2022

Javed Butler. MDAugust 3: “State of the Department Grand Rounds”

Speaker:

  • Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, Chairman, Department of Medicine

Drs. Hall and HernandezAugust 17: “Cardiovascular Implication of COVID-19 Pandemic – A Multimodality Approach”

Speakers:

  • Gabriel Hernandez, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiology
  • Michael Hall, MD, Associate Professor, Cardiology
Pictured left to right: Michael Hall, MD, and Gabriel Hernandez, MD

Thomas Dobbs, MDAugust 24: "COVID Epidemiology and Vaccine Update"

Speaker:

  • Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH, Mississippi State Health Officer

Mitchell Kaminski, MDAugust 31: “Vaccine Hesitancy”

Speaker:

  • Mitchell A. Kaminski, MD, MBA, Navvis Associate Professor and Program Director, Jefferson College of Population Health

Mark Anderson, MDSeptember 7: “Antagonistic Pleiotropy: Are aging related diseases a consequence of evolution?”

Speaker:

  • Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., William Osler Professor of Medicine; Director, Department of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Director of Medicine for Johns Hopkins Medicine