Grand Rounds Seminar Series


The Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center has long been recognized as a leader in adult internal medicine, biomedical research and the teaching of physicians in training. With the most current facilities and technologies available, the physicians and scientists in the Department of Medicine excel in adult internal medicine and remain on the forefront of scientific breakthroughs and physician training.

Department of Medicine educators strive to advance your knowledge and medical skills to help provide the best care to your patients. Few academic institutions offer such vast experience and extensive commitment to your success. Our faculty and friends participate in an outstanding weekly seminar which we want to share with you. Enjoy the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds seminar series.

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May 2017
Gowrishankar Gnanasekaran, MD "Transitions of Care: Acute and Long-Term"
Ken Rosenfeld, MD "Redesigning the End-of-Life Experience"
JB Silvers, PhD "2017 National Health Care Choices and Reality: Next Steps"
Aptil 2017
Thomas Daniel, MD "History of the Department of Medicine"
Joan Zoltanski, MD, MBA "Patient Experience"
March 2017
Albert Waldo, MD "A Perspective on Atrial Fibrillation: The Pursuit of Sinus Rhythm"
Scott Wilhelm, MD "Updated Guidelines for the Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism"
Laleh Razavi-Nematollahi, MD "Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy"
February 2017
Michael Zacharias, DO "New Options for Advanced Heart Failure: Drugs and Devices"
Mirela Dobre, MD "Acid-Base Abnormalities and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease"
Hillard Lazarus, MD "Cell Therapy"
Moises Auron, MD "Transfusional Medicine: The Quest to Prevent Blood Transfusions"
January 2017
Michael Devereaux, MD "Headache"
Ehsan Malek, MD "Targetting Tumor Microenvironment in Multiple Myeloma"
December 2016
Goutham Rao, MD "Implementation Science"
Susan Nedorost, MD "Improving Access to Care for Patients with Stasis Dermatitis"
November 2016
Frederick Vivino, MD "Sjogren's Syndrome: Beyond Dryness of Mouth and Eye"
Sidney Wolfe, MD "The FDA and the Drug Industry: Too Close for Comfort?"
Thomas Daniel, MD "Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis"
Nicole Deming, JD, MA "Faculty Promotion and Tenure in Case Western Reserve University"
October 2016
Sergio Thal, MD "ICD Indicators in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Impact from Recent Publications"
September 2016
Mriganka Singh, MD "Geriatric Orthopedic Co-Management in Fragility Fractures"
Leland Metheny, MD "Novel Approaches to Stem Cell Transplantation"
Kerri Palamara McGrath, MD "Reaching Their Personal Best: Professional Development and Coaching for Physicians"
May 2015
Mathilde Pioro, MD "Rheumatoid Arthritis: A New Era"
Sean O'Mahony, MD "Palliative Care in the U.S.: How Did We Get Here? And Where Are We Going?"
April 2015
Mujjahid Abbas, MD "Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in 2015"
Michael Pfaller, MD "Candidemia: Antifungal Stewardship and the Importance of Rapid Diagnosis"
March 2015
Marjorie Greenfield, MD "Mentoring"
Douglas Rhee, MD "Overview of Four Common Ophthaalmic Conditions"
Michael Jacobs, MD "Streptococcus Pneumoniae: Prevention and Treatment"
February 2015
Brook Watts, MD, MS "Is Hot Spotting Spot On? Lessons Learned from Implementing a Program to Address High Utilizers"
January 2015
Amitabh Chak, MD "Barrett's Esophagus: Screening, Surveillance and Therapy"
Yngve Falck-Ytter, MD "Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation During Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy"
Matthew Cooney, MD "Treatment of Prostate Cancer"
December 2014
Michael Anderson, MD "Non-Beneficial Treatment"
Stanley Cohen, MD "Hepatitis C Update"
Mohammad Shatat, MD "Novel Therapies for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"
November 2014
Alvin Schmaier, MD "Thrombosis 2014"
John Aucott, MD "Lyme Disease and Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome"
October 2014
Stefan Gravenstein, MD "Influenza and Aging"
Mark Kris, MD "Transforming Cancer Care with Cognitive Solutions: MSK-IBM Watson"
September 2014
Stefan Gravenstein, MD "What Superuntilizers Teach Us About Care Transitions"
John Sedor, MD "African-American and Kidney Disease: Focus on Genetic Susceptibility"
May 2014
Carlos Subauste, MD "Infectious Retinitis"
Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, MD "Preservation of Beta-Cells in Type 2 Diabetes: Is It Possible?"
April 2014
Padmapriya Sivaraman, MD "ANCA Vasculitis: A Rheumatologist's Perspective"
Mimi Singh, MD, MS "Training in the Patient Centered Medical Home"
March 2014
Kristine Zanotti, MD "The Cost of Cancer Care"
Kristi Henzel, PhD "Identification and Management of Spinal Cord Injury Related Medical Emergencies"
Heidi Gartland "Health Reform: 2014 and Beyond - Putting It in Perspective"
Sri Madan Mohan, MD "The Low Risk Chest Pain Patient: A Play in Two Parts"
February 2014
Saptarsi Haldar, MD "Targeting the Epigenome in Heart Failure"
Federico Perez, MD "Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: A New Challenge in Our Minds"
January 2014
David Blumenthal, MD "Gout and the Metabolic Syndrome: Evolving Concepts"
Stefan Gravenstein, MD "When Is It OK to Forget?"
Carl Orringer, MD "The New Cholesterol Treatment Guideline: Ready for Prime Time?"
December 2013
James Kazura, MD "Update on Malaria"
November 2013
William Annable, MD "Quality"
Gowrishankar Gnanasekaran, MD "Men and Women of Certain Age"
October 2013
Gerald Dorn, MD "How Genomics is Altering Our Understanding of Cardiomyopathy"
Jay Wish, MD "Lupus Nephritis"
Marco de Lima, MD "Cord Blood Transplantation"
Albert Waldo, MD "Landmark 21st Century Clinical Trials in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Lessons Learned"
September 2013
Stefan Gravenstein, MD, and Gowrishankar Gnanasekaran, MD "Lost in Translation: Elevating Care from Patient-Centered to Patient-Directed"
Keith Armitage, MD, and Lisa Arfons, MD "Milestones, EPAs, NAS: The New ACGME Alphabet Soup"
April 2013
Usha Stiefel, MD "Beyond Methicillin Resistance: Emerging Controversies in the Treatment of Staphylococcus Aureus"
Rita Redberg, MD "Less Is More: How Less Health Care Can Sometimes Be Better For You"
March 2013
Albert Waldo, MD "Update on the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Rate vs. Rhythm Control"

Jackson Wrigth, Jr., MD

Sahil Parikh, MD

"Resistant Hypertension: Contemporary and Promising Strategies"
"Renal Artery Sympathetic Denervation for Treatment Resistant Hypertension"
February 2013
John Gunstad, PhD "Neurocognitive Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease"
Michael Lederman, MD "Residual Immune Dysregulation Syndrome (RIDS) in Treated HIV Infection"
Vikram Kashyap, MD, FACS "EVAR, TEVAR, and TAVR: The Alphabet Soup of Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Pathologies"
Gregory Cooper, MD "Colon Cancer Screening: Accomplishments, Barriers and Potential Solutions"
January 2013
Kim Bixenstine, Esq "How to Not Get Sued or Lose"
Saul Genuth, MD "Treating Type 2 Diabetes in 2013"
December 2012
Charles Wellman, MD "How Palliative Care Can Help Patients and Decrease 30-Day Hospital Readmissions"
Anisha Durve, LAC "Medical Benefits of Acupuncture"
October 2012
Thomas Daniel, MD "The History of the Department of Medicine"
September 2012
Keith Armitage, MD "The Evolution of Internal Medicine Training: What is NEXT?"
May 2012
Sarah Augustine, MD "Impacts of Quality Improvement on Resident Education"
William Annable, MD "Four Controversies in Quality"
Robin Jump, MD "Probiotics in Patients with Gut Infections"
April 2012
Yngve Falck-Ytter, MD "Prevention of VTE in Orthopedic Surgery Patients"
Jane Little, MD "Sickle Cell Disease"
March 2012
Baha Arafah, MD "Adrenal Function During Critical Illness"
January 2012
Max Wicha, MD "Cancer Stem Cells"
December 2011
Paul Drawz, MD "CKD, Decreased Heart Rate Variability, and Elevated Nighttime BP"
Eugene Braunwald, MD "Adventures in Cardiovascular Research"
November 2011
Hilliard Lazarus, MD "What's new in Acute Myeloid Leukemia?"
Frank Jacono, MD
"Tele-ICU and Beyond; Developing the Intensive Care Unit of the Future"
Brook Watts, MD
"Technology and Transformation of the Medical Record"
October 2011
Donald Anthony, MD, PhD
"HCV vasculitis"
Nathan Berger, MD
"Unexplained Anemia of the Elderly "
Jackson Wright, MD, PhD
"BP Targets: How Low Should We Go?"
September 2011
Marco Costa, MD, PhD
"Recent Advances in the Treatment of Aortic Valve Stenosis"
Thomas Stossel, MD "A Hard Look at Physician-Industry Relationships aka 'Conflicts of Interest"
April 2011
Rajesh Chandra, MD "The Hospitalist Movement"
Sahil Parikh, MD "Advances in Interventional Therapies for PAD"
March 2011
Thomas Zenty, CEO of UH "Impact of Health Care Reform on Health Systems, Hospitals & Patient Care"
Kingman Strohl, MD "Residency Fatigue and Alertness in Our Educational System"
February 2011
Dalia Awais, MD, MS "An Update on the Medical Treatment of Crohn's Disease"
Phil Cola, MA "Regulatory Guidelines in Reviewing Human Subjects Research"
Dan Simon, MD "Sorting Out FDA Black Box Warnings for Clopidogrel"
January 2011
Tracy Lemonovich, MD "Blood Culture-Negative Endocarditis: Historical & Future Perspectives"
Marion Skalweit, MD, PhD "Non-Infectious Causes of Fever in the Critical Care Unit"