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Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds is currently on summer hiatus and will resume on September 3, 2014.

Join your colleagues for key updates in research and clinical care and timely discussions on topics of special interest in the Department of Medicine.

During the academic year, Grand Rounds is presented Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the Liebow Auditorium in the Biomedical Sciences Building on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus.

Viewing Grand Rounds Videos

For UCSD-affiliated faculty, staff and trainees, live streaming video is available when a Grand Rounds presentation is in progress. In addition, selected recent presentations are available for viewing on demand. Use the blue buttons below to see the videos.

Note that CME credit cannot be given for viewing a Grand Rounds video online.

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2013-2014 Medicine Grand Rounds Schedule

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Ian Jenkins, MD
September 4, 2013
Ian Jenkins, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine
America's Cost-Quality Crisis
Dr. Kenneth Kizer
September 11, 2013
Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH
Distinguished Professor, University of California Davis School of Medicine
and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Director, Institute for Population Health Improvement
UC Davis Health System
Integrating Primary and Specialty Care: The Integrated Care Neighborhood and Population Health Analytics
Dr. Ferric Fang
September 18, 2013
Ferric C. Fang, MD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Microbiology
Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Director, Harborview Medical Center Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
University of Washington School of Medicine
The Pathogenesis of Research Misconduct
Dr. Atul Malhotra
September 25, 2013
Atul Malhotra, MD
Kenneth M. Moser Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director of Sleep Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine
Cardiometabolic Complications of Sleep Disorders


Dr. Daniel Lee
October 2, 2013
Daniel Lee, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Owen Lipid/Lipodystrophy Clinic
UC San Diego Health System
Owen Clinic
Preventing Burnout and Reducing Stress through Troubleshooting
Your Mind by Utilizing Kelee Meditation: Implications for
Medical Providers and Patient Care
Navaz Karanjia, MD
October 9, 2013
Navaz Karanjia, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosciences
Director, Neurocritical Care Program
Medical Director, Neuro-ICU
UCSD School of Medicine
Topic to be announced
Dr. Gregory Feld
October 16, 2013
Gregory Feld, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
UCSD School of Medicine
Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Genetically Mediated Arrhythmia Syndromes
Dr. Amit Shah
October 23, 2013
Amit Shah, MD
Associate Professor, Geriatrics
University of Texas Southwestern
Back to the Future: Housecalls and Hospital in Home -
Lessons from the Original Cost-Conscious, Patient Centered Care

Dr. Rodney Hood

Dr. Ellen Beck

October 30, 2013
Rodney Hood, MD
African American Speakers Bureau on Health
California Black Healthcare Network
Ellen Beck, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine
Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Community Engagement


Dr. David A. Schwartz
November 6, 2013
David A. Schwartz, MD
Chair of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Genetic Determinants of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr. Jerry Yee
November 13, 2013
Division Head, Nephrology and Hypertension
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Chronic Kidney Disease: An Update
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan
November 20, 2013
Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD, FRCP
Professor of Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Director of Electrophysiology, San Diego VAMC
Co-Director, UCSD Electrophysiology Section
UCSD Institute for Computing in Medicine
Paradigm Shifts in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Photo to come.
November 27, 2013


Dr. Talmadge King
December 4, 2013
Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD
Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
UC San Francisco
Connective Tissue Disease and the Lung

William Mobley, MD, PhD
December 11, 2013
William Mobley, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosciences
Executive Director, Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment
Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB)
UCSD School of Medicine
Exploring the Biology of Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome
Dr. Christopher Moriates
December 18, 2013
Christopher Moriates, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
UC San Francisco
First, Do No (Financial) Harm: High-Value Care from the Frontlines
Photo to come.
December 25, 2013
No Presentation - Holiday Season


Photo to come.
January 1, 2014
No Presentation - Holiday Season
Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud
January 8, 2014
Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
UCSD School of Medicine
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center - Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Cath Labs
UC San Diego Health System
New Frontiers in Cardiac Interventions: TAVR and Robotic Angioplasty
Dr. Jorg Goronzy
January 15, 2014
Jörg Goronzy, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Restoring Immune Competence in the Elderly
Photo to come.
January 22, 2014
Niraj L. Sehgal, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair for Quality & Safety
Department of Medicine
UC San Francisco
Director, Institute for Physician Leadership
Director, IPC-UCSF Fellowship for Hospitalist Leaders
UCSF Center for Health Professions
Fostering a Culture of Safety: More than Just Kumbaya
Dr. Michael Madani
January 29, 2014
Michael Madani, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
UCSD School of Medicine
Clinical Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
Director, UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center - Surgery
UC San Diego Health System
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH):
Indications and Contraindications for Surgery


Dr. Robert Wachter
February 5, 2014
Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Associate Chairman, Dept. of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Marc and Lynne Benioff Endowed Chair
UC San Francisco
Chair, American Board of Internal Medicine
The Quality, Safety, and Value Revolutions: Why Transforming Care Delivery is No Longer Elective
Paul Viviano
February 12, 2014
Will be held in the Leichtag Building, Room 107, this week only
Paul Viviano
Chief Executive Officer
UC San Diego Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor
UC San Diego Health Sciences
UC San Diego Health System Strategic Plan Update
Dr. Michael Shlipak
February 19, 2014
Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
UC San Francisco
Chief, General Internal Medicine
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Because Creatinine Is Just Not Good Enough: The Clinical Case for Cystatin C
Dr. Geert W. Schmid-Schonbein February 26, 2014
Geert W. Schmid-Schönbein, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego 
Auto Digestion: A Mechanism for Inflammation and Organ Failure


Alan W. Hemming, MD, MSc

Alexander Kuo, MD

March 5, 2014
Alan W. Hemming, MD, FACS , FRCSC
Professor and Chief
Division of Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Department of Surgery
Alexander Kuo, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Director of Hepatology
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine
Liver Transplantation
Dr. Ajit Varki March 12, 2014
Ajit Varki, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA)
Co-Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center (GRTC)
UCSD School of Medicine
Many Human Diseases May Be Human-Specific

Dr. Holmboe

March 19, 2014
Eric S. Holmboe, MD
Chief Medical Officer
American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation
Professor Adjunct of Medicine
Yale University
Adjunct Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Realizing the Promise of CBME for Patients and Professionals

Edward Ball, MD
March 26, 2014
Edward (Ted) Ball, MD
Professor and Chief
Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation
UCSD School of Medicine
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: the First Stem Cell Therapy


Dr. Stuart W. Jamieson
April 2, 2014
Stuart W. Jamieson, MB, FRCS
Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery
UCSD School of Medicine
Begin With the Ending in Mind

April 9, 2014
Miriam J. Baron, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Painless Loss of Vision in a Patient with HIV
Dr. Rafael Bejar

April 16, 2014
Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology and Oncology
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Myelodysplastic Syndromes as Models of Cancer Genetics

Photo to come.
April 23, 2014
Michael Oxman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
UCSD School of Medicine
Prevention and Management of Herpes Zoster and Its Complications
Dr. Martin Blaser
April 30, 2014
Martin Blaser, MD
Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Medicine
Director, Human Microbiome Program
NYU School of Medicine
New York University Langone Medical Center
Antibiotics and Early Life Development


Dr. Christopher Carter

May 7, 2014
Resident Research Presentations
Christoph Carter, MD
HIV-1 Genetic Diversity and the Neutralizing Antibody Response
during HIV-1 Infection

Photo to come.
May 14, 2014
Presentation cancelled

Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen

May 21, 2014
Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD
Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine
Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
The Play of Chance: The Role of Medical Evidence

Dr. Vampola 

Dr. Sterling Dubin

May 28, 2014
Chief Medical Resident Presentations:
Stephen Vampola, MD 

The Role of International Experiences in Medical Training


Sterling Dubin, MD
Low Yield of Routine Duodenal Biopsies in the Evaluation of Abdominal Pain


June 4, 2014
Erin Gourley Reid, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology-Oncology
UCSD School of Medicine
Associate Leader, Hematology Team
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Vice Chair, Lymphoma Working Group
AIDS Malignancy Consortium
Progress in Management of Lymphomas in HIV

Dr. Wesley Kidder 

Dr. Sheri Tran

June 11, 2014
Chief Medical Resident Presentations:
Wes Kidder, MD

Revisiting the Question of a Physician Shortage in the Era of ACA/Obamacare


Sheri Tran, MD 
The ART of Cardiac Arrests: Characterizing Temporal Patterns of Inpatient Events

 Dr. Jeffrey Chan 

Dr. Nick Marston 

Dr. Kevin Shah

June 18, 2014
Resident Research Presentations
Jeffrey Chan, MD
Altered Forms of Brain Natriuretic Peptide in the Diagnosis of Heart Failure 


Nick Marston, MD


Kevin Shah, MD (joint presentation)
Serial Sampling of Copeptin Levels Improves Diagnosis and Risk Stratification in Patients Presenting with Chest Pain: Results from the CHOPIN Trial

Dr. Stephen Hayden

June 25, 2014
Stephen R. Hayden, MD
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and
Designated Institutional Official UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Emergency Medicine
Pathways to Excellence


To provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.


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The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Coordinator: Erika Rosete