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Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds are held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the Coleman Building North Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.


UTHSC Department of Medicine prides itself in hosting a premier grand rounds series, featuring world-class speakers both local and from around the globe.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 1 credit hour in Category 1 of Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours he / she actually spent in the educational activity.

This course is approved for .1 CEU's by The University of Tennessee.

2018 - 2019
Date Topic Presenter
Nov 14

Epigenetic Modifications in Solid Organ Transplantation

Valeria Raquel Mas, PhD
Endowed Professor of Transplant Research, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and informatics, Department of Surgery, UTHSC

Nov 07

Overview of Sickle Cell Disease: Promise for a Brighter Tomorrow

Kenneth I. Ataga, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Methodist Endowed Chair in Sickle Cell Anemia

Oct 31 Bedside Ultrasound-Evolution or Revolution

Ben Smith, MD
Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Oct 24 Leptospirosis

Michael Gelfand, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division Infectious Disease, UTHSC

Oct 17 Essentials in Medical Education and Time Efficient Teaching Techniques

Tina Mullick Borschel, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UTHSC

Oct 10 Palliative Care in Nephrology Adnan Naseer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology, UTHSC
Oct 03 Diabetic Ketoacidosis: The Past, The Future and The Present Ebenezer Nyenwe, MD, FWACP, FACP, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, UTHSC
Sep 26

The Glenn Clark Memorial Lecture

Update on Large Vessel Vasculitis

Kenneth J. Warrington, MD

Chair, Division of Rheumatology, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Sep 19 Dilemma of Intrathoracic Lesions: An Approach to Intrathoracic Lesions in Areas Prevalent with Sarcoidosis and Histoplasmosis Dipen Kadaria, MD
Associate Professor, Pulmonary Critical Care, UTHSC
Sep 12 Type 2 Diabetes: Pathophysiology and Standards of Care Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD
Professor and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, UTHSC
2017 - 2018
Date Topic Presenter
Jun 6

The First Annual Della Faye Reichert Endowed Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Translational Population Science: A Tool to Identify Novel Diabetes Prevention Targets

May 30

Transcatheter Structural Heart Interventions for Valvular Heart Disease, Strokes, Intracardiac Defects and Beyond

Uzoma N. Ibebuogu, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor, Medicine-Cardiology, UTHSC
May 23

Clock Genes at the Intersection of Chronobiology and Human and Health and Disease

Joseph Bass, MD, PhD
Charles F. Kettering Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Northwestern University, Chicago
May 16

The Inaugural Clinical Pathology Conference CPC
First CPC Grand Rounds
A Master Clinician will solve an unknown clinical problem case in real time!

James Bryant Lewis, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, UTHSC
Associate Chief of Staff for Education, VAMC Memphis 
May 09

MRSA BACTEREMIA: What to Do about Resistance?

Barbara Menzies, MD
Associate Professor
Medicine-Infectious Disease
May 02

Treating Obesity-Associated Chronic Conditions in Primary Care

Jim Bailey, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Apr 25 Advances in Treatment of Locally Advanced and Metastatic Melanoma Ari VanderWalde, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor / Director of Clinical Research
Division of Hematology / Oncology, UTHSC, West Cancer Center
Apr 18 AΩA Lecture
What’s Wrong with Genetic Engineering?
Norman Fost, MD, MPH
Departments of Pediatrics and Medical History & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health
Apr 11 Arthur S. Headley Lecture
Post Cardiac Arrest Care: Keeping it Cool
Dr. Amik Sodhi, MD, MPH, FCCP
Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Medicine Fellowship Program, UTHSC
Apr 04 Inaugural Karl T. Weber Lecture
Evolution in the Treatment of Heart Failure
Kodangudi Ramanathan, MD
Professor of Medicine, UTHSC
Mar 28 Venom Allergy: Wings and Strings Mike Tankersley, M.D., MBA
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UTHSC
Mar 21 Coagulopathy of Cirrhosis Jaquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein, MD, FACP, FAASLD
Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Mar 14
Role of Genetics in Peripheral Arterial Disease Outcomes; Significance of the Limb-Salvage Quantitative Locus-1 (LSq-1) Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, UTHSC
Mar 07 Diagnostic Error: Scope, Causes, and Opportunities G. Stephen Nace, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
Feb 28 Atrial Fibrillation: One Size Does Not Fit All Yehoshua Levine, MD
Division of Cardiology, UTHSC
Feb 19 Lupus Nephritis, the Unmet Needs Debendra Pattanaik, MD
Division of Rheumatology, UTHSC
Feb 14 Healthcare 2.0 – Back to the Future Sandeep Palakodeti, MD, MPH
Regional Medical Officer; CareMore Health System
Feb 7 Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Internal Medicine: Shared Experience, Evidence, and Recommendations for Moving Forward Michael Wagner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine; irector, Internal Medicine Ultrasound Education, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Jan 31 Transition of Care in Chronic Kidney Disease Csaba P. Kovesdy MD
Fred Hatch Professor of Medicine; Director, Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program; Division of Nephrology, UTHSC; Nephrology Section Chief, Memphis VA Medical Center
Jan 24 Coronary Angioplasty: What Did We Learn in 40 Years? Shadwan Alsafwah, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine, UTHSC
Jan 10 Celiac Disease – Grudge in the Grain Muhammad Bilal, MD
Assistant Professor Division of Gastroenterology, UTHSC
Dec 20 No Conference  
Dec 13 Esophageal Achalasia – A Review and Management Update Kanak Das, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, UTHSC
Dec 06 Pancreatic Cancer: Endoscopic Evaluation and Updates Mohammad K. Ismail, MD, AGAF
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director Director, GI Fellowship, UTHSC
Nov 29 No Conference  
Nov 22 No Conference  
Nov 15 Getting the Diagnosis Right: Morphologic, Molecular and Genomic Classification of Cancer D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, UTHSC
Nov 08 Post Antibiotic Era: The Case for Antibiotic Stewardship Mack Land, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, UTHSC
Nov 01 Lung Ultrasound Ivan Romero-Legro, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, UTHSC
Oct 25 Stemming the Tide of Type 2 Diabetes and Childhood Obesity - 2017 Update James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD, CEO & CMO
Healing Our Village, Inc., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University
Oct 18 Statin Associated Myalgia: Fact or Fiction Marshall B. Elam, PhD, MD
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine, UTHSC; Director, Lipid Metabolism Clinics VAMC
Oct 11 Safety Concerns with Proton Pump Inhibitors Colin W. Howden, MD
Hyman Professor of Medicine, UTHSC
Oct 04 Rescuing the Failing Heart Karl T. Weber, MD
Professor Emeritus, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, UTHSC
Sep 27 HIV Prevention: Achieving 90-90-90 in the Deep South E. Turner Overton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Sep 20 OSA - CPAP vs. CVD Risk in Perspective Amado X. Freire, MD, MPH
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UTHSC
Sep 13 Hypoglycemia and the Syndrome of Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure (HAAF) in Diabetes Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD
AC Mullins Chair in Translational Research, Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Director, UT Clinical Research Center
2016 - 2017
Date Topic Presenter
May 31 Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes and Comorbidities Deirdre James, MD, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UTHSC
May 24 Hepatitis C: Closing in on the Cure Matthew Barnes, MD
Internal Medicine, UTHSC
May 17 Changes in Our Understanding of the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Alvin Powers, MD
School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
May 10 Zika and Other Emerging Viral Diseases in a New Era of Vaccinology Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD
May 03 The Evolution of Morbidity and Mortality Conference in Internal Medicine Residency (Not recorded) Shelly Swindler, MD
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
Apr 26 The Medicine and Technology of Tomorrow (Not recorded) Marschall Runge, MD
EVP for Medical Affairs University of Michiagan at Ann Arbor
Apr 19 What Doctors Cannot Tell You: Clarity, Confidence, and Uncertainty in Medicine Kevin B. Jones, MD
Apr 12 The Sepsis Aftermath - Understanding Recovery after Sepsis Sachin Yende, MD, MS
Vice President, Critical Care, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Epidemiology Program, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Apr 05 New Perspectives on the Natriuretic Peptides in Health and Disease-Jay M. Sullivan Memorial Lecture Thomas J. Wang, MD
Friesinger Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Mar 29 Perioperative Medicine James B. Lews, Jr, MD, MACP
Mar 22 Cognitive Learning Theory in the Age of Evidence-Based Practices Andrew Han, MD
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UTHSC
Mar 15 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Julio Lanfranco Molina, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, UTHSC
Mar 08 Hepatitis B - 2017 Bradford Waters, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, UTHSC, VA Medical Center
Mar 01 Management of Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease Barry M. Wall, MD
UTHSC, VA Medical Center
Feb 22 Helicobacter Pylori 2017 Colin W. Howden, MD
Division of Cardiology, UTHSC
Feb 15 Beyond Inhalers: Additional Therapies for the Management of Asthma Alex Woods, MD
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UTHSC
Feb 08 Atrial Fibrillation (AF): Advances in Evaluation and Management Rajesh Kabra, MD, FHRS, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, UTHSC
Feb 01 Thyroid Nodules and Molecular Markers Saba Khayal, MD
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, UTHSC-ROH
Jan 25 Health Care Innovation Initiative Vaughn Frigon, MD
HCFA/TennCare Medical Director and Victor Wu, MD, MPH, HCFA/TennCare Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance & Administration
Jan 18 Allagille Syndrome: A Disease that Bridges Pediatric and Adult Hepatology Dennis Black, MD
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nurtrition, UTHSC
Jan 11 Challenges in the Management of Syncope Brian Olshansky, MD
Emeritus Professor, University of Iowa, Electrophysiologist, Mercy Hospital, Mason City, Iowa
Dec 14 Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine Shelley Ost, MD
Assistant Professor, UTHSC
Dec 07 Management of Gout and Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia: Ancient Pathology with Contemporary Significance Syed Hasan Raza, MD
Assistant Professor, Rheumatology, UTHSC
Nov 30 Cancelled  
Nov 23 Cancelled  
Nov 16 Treatment Landscape for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Gregory A. Vidal, MD, PhD
West Cancer Center
Nov 09 There Are Known Unknowns and Unknown Knowns: How Ignorance Drives Science Stuart Firestein, PhD
Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Nov 02 Osteoporosis: An Under-Diagnosed and Under-Treated Disease Catherine R. Womack, MD
Oct 26 Alternative Donor Sources for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Yasser Khaled, MD
Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, West Cancer Center
Oct 19 Goitrogenesis and the Regulation of Thyroid Growth and Function: Clinical Applications Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD
A.C. Mullins Chair in Transitional Research, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, UTHSC
Oct 12 Finding Patient-Centered Approaches for Management of Diabetes in Everyday Life: The MODEL Program James E. Bailey, MD, MPH
Center for Health System Improvement, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, UTHSC
Oct 05 Gene Expression Studies Uncover New Mechanistic Insights into Type 1 Diabetes Ivan C. Gerling, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, UTHSC
Sep 28 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A "Rear Window" with "Look to the Future" Amado X. Freire, MD, MPH, Division Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, UTHSC
Sep 21 ADPKD: An Old Challenge with New Perspectives Songul Onder, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Nephrology, UTHSC
Sep 14 Mitigating the Impact of Enteric Infections on Global Health Jim Fleckenstein, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
2016 - 2015
Date Topic Presenter
May 25 Smartphone ... Dumbphone? Apps: First Do No Harm Rami Khouzam, MD, FACC, FACP, FASNC, FASE, FSCAI
UTHSC Interventional Cardiology Program Director
May 18 The Nexus of Human Development and Disease Throughout the Lifespan: Implications for Strategic and Comprehensive Family-Centered Care Michael E. Fant, MD, PhD
USF Morsani College of Medicine
May 11 Handling the Handoff: From Theory to Practice Jeanne M. Farnan, MD, MHPE
Assistant Dean, Curricular Development and Evaluation, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
May 04 Infections in the Elderly Michael S. Gelfand, MD, FACP
Methodist University Hospital, UTHSC
Apr 27 Guidelines Revisited: Case Studies in Infective Endocarditis Mannu Nayyar, MD
Apr 20 Cardio-Vascular Disease and Proteinuria Santhosh K. G. Koshy, MD, DM, MBA, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medicine, Director of Cardiology, Regional One Health, UTHSC
Apr 13 The Choice We Made: Sustaining Joy in Our Lives as Physicians Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS
John F, and Carolyn Bookout Distinguished Endowed Chair, Houston Methodist Hosptial, Methodist Institute for Technology, Innnovation, and Education
Apr 06 New Paradigm for Blood Pressure Goals: The SPRINT Trial William C. Cushman, MD, Karen C. Johnson, MD, and Catherine Womack, MD, UTHSC
Mar 30 Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: A Call for a Universal Definition Joe Goldkamp, MD
Internal Medicine Chief Resident, UTHSC
Mar 23 Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-negative Bacteria Kerry O. Cleveland, MD
Mar 16 The New Rules of Patient Engagement Burton Hayes, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, UTHSC
Mar 09 Tele-Endocrinology: Bridging the Gap in Endocrine Care Via Videoconferencing Ebenezer Nyenwe, MD, FWACP, FACP, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, UTHSC
Mar 02 The Evolution of Medical Education: See One. Do One. Teach One. Samantha Houston, MD and Rebekah Mulligan, MD, Internal Chief Residents, UTHSC
Feb 24 Cirrhosis is a Systemic Disorder Adrian Reuben, MD
Conflict-Free Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina
Feb 17 The American Civil War: Hidden African American Contributions and Medical Advances Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS
Feb 10 Management of Hypertension in CKD: Different from Non-CKD? Csaba P. Kovesday, MD
UTHSC, Memphis VA Medical Center
Feb 03 A Call to Arms: The Case for a Resident Curriculum in Safety, Quality, and Utilization Evan Paul, MD
Chief Resident of Quality and Safety, UTHSC
Jan 20 Targeted Temperature Management After Sudden Cardiac Death: "Dr. Ice May Save Your Life!" A. Stacey Headley, MS, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, UTHSC
Jan 13 Transcatheter Therapy for Aortic Stenosis: A Proven Paradigm Shift Uzoma Ibebuogu, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, UTHSC
Jan 06 Ultrasound in Medical Education: Lessons Learned from Nine Years of an Integrated Ultrasound Curriculum Richard Hoppmann, MD
Dec 16 Hyperoxia in the ICU: Why More is Not Always Better Scott E. Sinclair, MD, FCCP, Associate Professor of Medicine
Dec 09 Update on Osteoporosis Laura Carbone, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, UTHSC
Dec 02 UTHSC Research Vision and Strategy Steven R. Goodman, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Physiology, UTHSC
Nov 18 28th E. Eric Muirhead Hypertension Research Day  
Nov 11 What You Don't Know About Pregnancy Laura Read Sprabery, MD, FACP
Division of General Internal Medicine, UTHSC
Nov 04 Psoriatic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management - A Multidisciplinary Approach Debendra Pattanaik, MD, FACP
Division of Rheumatology, UTHSC
Oct 28 In Search of Joy in Practice Christine A. Sinsky, MD, FACP
Oct 21 Statins, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: A Rheumatologist's Perspective Arnold E. Postlethwaite, MD, Director, Division of Connective Tissue Diseases, Goodman Chair of Excellence Professor of Medicine, UTHSC and VA Medical Center
Oct 14 How Else Will They Learn? Susan C. Brewer, MD, FACP, UTHSC
Oct 07 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Muthiah P. Muthiah, MD, D-ABSN, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, UTHSC
Sep 23 Pulmonary Hypertension Updated Richard Channick, MD
Sep 16 Global Impact of HCV Infection Michael S. Bronze, MD
David Ross Boyd Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
OUHSC, Stewart G. Wolf Endowed Chair

Last Published: Nov 13, 2018