GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

GRAND ROUNDS CALENDAR

September 2010 - September 2011

 

 

LOCATION:  George Washington University Hospital Basement Auditorium

TIME:  Thursdays, Noon to 1pm

 

 

GRAND ROUNDS CALENDAR

January 2012 - December 2012

Grand Rounds Speaker and Title

Notes

January 5, 2012 - "The Landscape of Medical Education in Africa"

Zohray Talib, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

Ellen Hamburger, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Children's National Medical Center

Zohray Talib, MD

Dr. Talib is a Co-investigator at the Coordinating Center of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Talib is an Internist at the Department of General Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, and Associate Program Director of the GWU Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Within the internal medicine program she is now responsible for the global health program for residents. Dr. Talib also manages a program called Remote Access for Health Professionals. A part of the Aga Khan Development Network, this program works with a network of hospitals in East Africa building capacity through remote and on-site support. Dr. Talib received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1997, and her Doctor of Medicine from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2002. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital in 2005 before being appointed Chief Resident at that facility from 2005 through 2006. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Talib is active in social medial and writes for GlobalHealthMD.com, blogging on issues related to medical education, elearning, global health and where these topics intersect.

Ellen Hamburger, MD

Dr Ellie Hamburger is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  She is a practicing primary care pediatrician who has been actively training pediatric residents and medical students in Washington, DC since 1988.  She has served as Director of the Primary Care Track and Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s National Medical Center for much of that time. She is currently Director of the Children’s Academy of Pediatric Educators at CNMC. After participating in the first class of Master Teachers at Children’s in 2003, she became more active in curriculum design and medical education innovation. Dr Hamburger has presented her work in medical education innovation at regional and national meetings.  Her medical education work expanded into the global health arena when she became Director of Pediatric Medical Education for the Partnership for Eritrea at its inception in 2006.  In that role, she designed curricula in faculty development and pediatrics with partners in Eritrea for the newly developed graduate medical education programs there.  She was part of the team of investigators leading the Gates-funded Sub-Saharan African Medical School Study, and most recently is a co-investigator in the NIH-funded Medical Education Partnerships Initiative.  She holds a BA and MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s National Medical Center in 1984.

January 12, 2012 - "Medicaid & Health Reform: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead"

Ben Sommers, MD

Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Economics

Department of Health Policy & Management

Harvard School of Public Health

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of General Medicine & Primary Care

Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

January 19, 2012 - "Health Care Disparities" 

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President for Performance Measures

National Quality Forum

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH is the senior vice president for performance measures at the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting. Dr. Burstin joined NQF in January 2007 and is responsible for the NQF consensus development process and projects related to performance measures and practices. 

Prior to joining NQF, Dr. Burstin was the Director of the Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In her role, she oversaw the development of the Health Information Technology (IT) portfolio which invested over $166 million on research at the intersection of health IT and quality of care. Her center also supported the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and an extensive body of research on primary care and prevention. Prior to joining AHRQ in 2000, Dr. Burstin was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Quality Measurement at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In her role, she developed a hospital-wide electronic Quality Measurement Reporting System. She also served as the Chair of the Medical Staff Executive Committee on Quality Assurance and Risk Management.

Dr. Burstin is a graduate of the State University of New York at Upstate College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. She spent a year in Washington, DC as National President of the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Burstin completed a residency in primary care internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. After residency, she completed fellowship training in General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Burstin is the author of over 70 articles and book chapters on patient safety, quality, and disparities. She previously served as a deputy editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. She serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Advisory Committees for “Prescription for Health: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Primary Care Practice” and “Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records.” She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). A board certified general internist, Dr. Burstin is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of La Clínica del Pueblo, a federally qualified Latino health center in Washington, DC, where she is a volunteer physician. 

January 26, 2012 - "Tuburculosis - Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment"

Fred Gordin, MD

Chief, Infectious Diseases

The Washington DC VA Medical Center

Professor of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Debra Benator, MD

Chief, Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Washington DC VA Medical Center

Associate Professor of Medicine

The George Washington University

February 2, 2012 - "Anaphylaxis - 2012 "

Richard Nicklas, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Department of Allergy and Immunology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

February 9, 2012 - "Clostridium Difficile"

David Parenti, MD

Director, Traveler's Clinic

Professor of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

February 16, 2012 - "Aortic Aneurysms -  Will Open Resection Become Obsolete in the Endovascular Age?"

Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

The GW Medical Faculty Associates Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD to its Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Nguyen is an assistant professor of Surgery with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. After completing her General Surgery training at the University of Maryland, she moved on to the Massachusetts General Hospital for a clinical and research fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery under the direction of Dr. Richard Cambria.  In addition to the traditional areas of vascular diseases, her Vascular Surgery fellowship specifi cally focused on complex aortic surgery via both endovascular and the traditional open approach. Her clinical interests are thoracic/thoracoabdominal aneurysms repair, renovascular, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular diseases.  

Dr. Nguyen is also a surgical scientist. She has extensive basic science research experience in cardiovascular diseases, from heart and lung transplant immunology, spinal cord ischemia, to muscleregeneration after acute limb ischemia. She has presented at multiple national/international meetings and has published numerous peer-review papers in these fi elds. Her research focus at George Washington University is angiogenesis/vasculogenesis in the context of wound healing in diabetic patients. Her clinical interests in complex vascular surgery, her love for basic science, along with the joy of teaching residents and medical students, drive her decision to follow the path of academic medicine.

Dr. Nguyen is board-certifi ed in General Surgery and board-eligible in Vascular Surgery.

February 23, 2012 - "Pulmonary Hypertension"

Susan Hasselquist, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

March 1, 2012 - "Caring for the Cancer Survivor - Whose Job is it Anyway" 

Chi-Hyun Kim, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

March 8, 2012 - "Colon Cancer: Update on the Biology & Management"

Khaled el-Shami, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Hematology and Oncology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

Dr. el-Shami is a Hematologist/Oncologist with The GW Medical Faculty Associates and is an assistant professor of Medicine at The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. el-Shami obtained a Ph.D. in cancer immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science followed by research fellowship in tumor vaccines at the National Cancer Institute. He completed his internal medicine residency at George Washington University Hospital and his medical oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital/Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was an assistant professor of oncology at Georgetown University/Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center for three years before joining the MFA in 2011.

Dr. el-Shami is a published author with a particular interest in hematologic malignancies (leukemias, MDS, lymphomas), gastrointestinal cancers, and melanoma. His research interests include cancer drug development and immune-based therapies. 

Dr. el-Shami is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

March 15, 2012 - "Tamagna Endowed Lecture on Hypertension - Resistant Hypertension"

Raymond R. Townsend, MD

Director, Clinical & Translational Research Center

Professor of Medicine

Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division

Department of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Raymond R. Townsend, MD, is a Professor of Medicine, an Associate Director of the federally funded Clinical & Translational Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Director of the Penn Hypertension program. He is currently a Principal Investigator in a 7-center U01 grant (DK-060984) to evaluate the role of demographic, humoral and genetic factors in the progression of kidney disease and the development and progression of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. He is the P.I. of an R01 grant evaluating the specific role of pulse wave velocity in the renal and cardiovascular consequences of chronic kidney disease (DK-067390). He collaborates with Dr. Karen Teff (PhD) evaluating the role of the parasympathetic nervous system in insulin sensitivity, and the effects of glucose on novel humoral regulators of appetite and metabolism, including leptin, pancreatic polypeptide and gherelin. His clinical interests are in hypertension and metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research.  He is a member of the NHLBI Joint National Committee (JNC8) and the chair of the American Heart Association’s 7th Hypertension Summer School (July 2010).

March 22, 2012 - "Interstitial Lung Disease"

Morgan Delaney, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

March 29, 2012 - "Melanoma"

Arnold Schwartz, MD

Professor of Pathology

Department of Pathology

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

Dr. Arnold Schwartz is a senior attending pathologist at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates and professor of Pathology (tenure) at The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a board-certified in both Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. He received hismedical training at the University of Miami School of Medicine and a PhD in chemistry from MIT. Dr. Schwartz served in several leadership roles at The George Washington University including chief of Surgical Pathology, chair of the Medical Center Faculty Senate and Executive Committee, and associate dean of the Faculty. He has served in leadership positions in national medical societies, including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has also been listed among the best pathologists, achieving the highest number of recommended citation in two editions (2003, 2007) in the Washington Consumers' Checkbook. Dr. Schwartz has served on Department of Defense grant agency study sections, and on NIH scientific study panels. He is a member of Editorial Boards, including the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and Pathology Case Reviews.

April 5, 2012 - "Frontiers in Medicine Lecture - Genetic Architecture of Coronary Heart Disease"

Eric Boerwinkle, PhD

Professor and Director, IMM Center for Human Genetics

Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics

Professor and Director, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Dr. Boerwinkle received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Cincinnati in 1980, an M.A. in Statistics (1984), and M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Genetics (1985) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he served as Senior Research Associate in the Department of Human Genetics from 1985-1986. He joined the University of Texas-Houston Center for Demographic/ Population Genetics in 1986 as a Research Assistant and became Assistant Professor in the same year. In 1991 he joined the Department of Human Genetics at the School of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center as Associate Professor, in 1996 was promoted to Professor, and in 1997, Director of the Human Genetics Center. He became a faculty member of the Institute of Molecular Medicine in 1996 and became Professor and Director of the Research Center for Human Genetics.

Dr. Boerwinkle is a member of the American Diabetes Association and the American Society of Human Genetics. The research interests of Dr. Boerwinkle encompass the genetic analysis of common chronic diseases in humans, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, and non-insulin dependent (type II) diabetes. This work includes localizing genes which contribute to disease risk, identification of potentially functional mutations within these genes, testing these candidate functional mutations in experimental systems, defining the impact of gene variation on the epidemiology of disease, and determining the extent to which these genes interact with environmental factors to contribute to disease risk. Activities include both statistical analysis and laboratory work. A large part of Dr. Boerwinkle's current research effort consist of localizing genes contributing to disease risk using modern genome-wide mapping methods. Success depends on keeping up with the latest genomic technical advances. The laboratory is set-up and operating as a high through-put sequencing and genotyping facility in which speed, accuracy and efficiency are monitored continuously. However, we are constantly seeking out more efficient methods to collect and manage genetic information.

Dr. Boerwinkle and colleagues have completed the world's first genome-wide analyses for a variety of CAD risk factors, including diabetes and hypertension. These investigations have lead to the identification of novel susceptibility genes in both cases. Dr. Boerwinkle is particularly interested in methods for identifying potentially functional mutations within a gene region. This seemingly simple objective is made difficult because the functional mutations are expected to have small effects and are imbedded in a sea of silent genetic variation. Once nearly all of the variation is catalogued directly by DNA sequencing, individuals are genotyped for each variable site. Both novel and traditional statistical methods are applied to relate the array of genetic information to a wealth of phenotypic data. This algorithm generates "candidate functional mutations" that are then tested in an in vitro or mouse model system. Once a functional mutation has been identified, Dr. Boerwinkle's group evaluates the ability of the variable site to predict the onset of disease (e.g. myocardial infarction or stroke) above and beyond traditional risk factors. This work is carried out as part of multiple prospective studies of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in tens of thousands of individuals representing the major American ethnic groups.

Finally, he is working on experimental designs for studying genotype by environment interaction in humans. In particular, we are working on the extent to which interindividual variation in lipid lowering and anti-hypertensive medications are influenced by genetic factors. The practical objective of the research is to use genetic information to identify individuals at increase risk of disease and to design more efficacious interventions. Genetic studies are defining, at the molecular level, novel mechanisms of disease risk, onset and progression. Dr. Boerwinkle and collaborators address the localization of genes which contribute to disease risk in cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes. The methodology used involves screening of families having the disease and linking the presence of disease with known markers of the human genome. In this manner, the genomic region in which relevant mutations are located can be mapped and the relevant DNA sequenced. By assessing the structural change the mutation may have caused in the gene product (protein), it is possible to infer how it may affect biological function. In order to determine experimentally whether a mutation is functional, it is necessary to introduce the mutated gene into an animal, usually a mouse, and assess its biological effects on the animal's phenotype.

Dr. Boerwinkle has participated in multiple notable discoveries since joining the Institute. Only two will be highlighted here. First, Dr. Boerwinkle's group has completed the first ever genome-wide search for genes contributing to inter-individual blood pressure levels. This initial effort has lead to the identification of an important gene (an adrenergic receptor) which influences blood pressure levels and the risk to hypertension. This is the first time that such a genome-wide approach has led to the identification of a susceptibility gene to a major cardiovascular disease risk factor. Second, Dr. Boerwinkle has participated in similar efforts to identify genes contributing to the risk of developing non-insulin dependent (type II) diabetes. In this case, however, there were no genes in the region that were suspects for the disease. A team of collaborating investigators have painstakingly characterized the genetic region and identified the mutated gene (in this case a protease). This is the first time that anyone has ever positionally cloned a gene contributing to any common chronic disease. This work is of obvious potential clinical importance. It may lead to improved prediction of those at increased risk of disease and the design of more efficacious intervention strategies. The technologies and information from the human genome project provide new tools for lessening the burden of ill-health. Dr. Boerwinkle's accomplishments in developing an internationally recognized team of investigators targeting the genetics of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors ensures a productive future and further discoveries. 

April 12, 2012 - "Stem Cell Based Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases"

Olcay Jones, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

Department of Pediatrics

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

April 19, 2012 - "Dornfield Lecture -Current and future treatments of lupus nephritis" 

Gerald Appel, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Director of Clinical Nephrology

Department of Medicine

Columbia University

April 26, 2012 - "Health Care Transitions"

April Barbour, MD

Director, Division of General Internal Medicine

Director, Primary Care Residency Program

Associate Professor of Medicine

May 3, 2012 - "The Treatment of Heart Failure"

Clyde Yancy, MD

Magerstadt Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Cardiology

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University

Associate Medical Director

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, MACP, is the Magerstadt Professor and Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Previously, he was Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was most recently the Medical Director for the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute and Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation for Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and he is the immediate-past president of the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Yancy's current medical appointment also includes serving as Associate Director of Clinical Programs for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

 

His academic and research interests are in heart failure, hypertension, heart transplantation, prevention and disparate care. He has authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed contributions to the literature along with multiple book chapters, editorials and web-based educational initiatives.

 

In addition to his roles at Northwestern, Dr. Yancy formerly served on the executive committee for the Heart Failure Society of America, currently serves on the guidelines task force for the American College of Cardiology, chairs the ACC/AHA 2012 Heart Failure Guidelines and still holds numerous appointments for the AHA. He holds various other appointments within the American College of Cardiology and is Co-Founder and past Chair of CREDO, the Coalition to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparities supported by the American College of Cardiology. He is the current Chair of the Food and Drug Administration's Cardiovascular Device Panel; an ad hoc Chair for the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality study sections; former member of several NIH study sections; and is an advisor to the Director of the NIH and a consultant for the National Institute of Medicine. He now serves on the Methodology Committee of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He is widely published in cardiovascular diseases with an emphasis on heart failure. At present he serves on multiple editorial boards including the journal Circulation and is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Cardiology.

May 10, 2012 - "Hyman Zimmerman Lecture”

Mitchell Shiffman, MD

Liver Institute of Virginia

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

Hampton Roads and Richmond, Virginia

Dr. Mitchell Shiffman is the Bon Secours expert on liver disease and liver treatments for Virginia. Prior to joining Bon Secours, Dr. Shiffman was a professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. He was the Chief of the Hepatology Section and Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the VCU Medical Center from 1989 until 2009. During his 20 years at the VCU Medical Center Dr. Shiffman built and directed one of the most respected and productive hepatology programs in the United States.

Dr. Shiffman is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in the field of Hepatology. His particular area of research is viral hepatitis. He has been involved with and/or directed numerous clinical trials to develop new and better treatments for viral hepatitis B and C. Dr. Shiffman is a regular speaker on the treatment of viral hepatitis, the management of various liver disorders, and issues related to liver transplantation at regional, national and international society meetings. Dr. Shiffman has joined a planning committee for2013 Annual Meeting of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, where he will be delivering several lectures on liver disease topics.

He has published over 200 articles in medical journals (many of which can be foundhere) related to the treatment of liver diseases and has edited two books on this topic. In addition, he has contributed to various HCV educational resources including anHCV educational kit. Dr. Shiffman is also a widely recognized expert consultant to pharmaceutical companies on the treatment of liver disease.

Dr. Shiffman was recently selected by his peers as one of the 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America, which recognizes him as one of the top clinicians in the area and one of the top hepatologists in Virginia. In addition, he was rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 1% of gastroenterologists in the United States in peer-endorsed rankings.

Dr. Shiffman has also been honored by his patients and recognized as a "Patients' Choice" physician for his expertise in liver cirrhosis, liver diseases, management after liver transplant and treatment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus. The "Patients' Choice" award is awarded to only 5% of the nation's active physicians. In order to receive the award, a doctor must have rave reviews and near perfect scores from patients.

Dr. Shiffman holds a Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science in physiology from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, N.M. and his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, VA. Dr. Shiffman is a member of many professional organizations including: the American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Society of Transplantation, European Association for the Study of the Liver, International Liver Transplantation Society, Richmond Academy of Medicine, Virginia Medical Society and the Virginia Gastrointestinal Society. He was a member of the Board of Trustees with the American College of Gastroenterology from 2003-2009.

May 17, 2012 - "AOA Lecture - "Kidney Disease and the Public Health: Problems, Progress and Prospects"

Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD

Professor of Medicine

The Joseph W. Eschbach Endowed Chair in Kidney Research  Director, Kidney Research Institute

University of Washington

May 24, 2012 - "Transition from Cardiovascular Disease to Health (2012-2020): the Challenge of Identifying Subclinical Disease"

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD

Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute 

Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Department of Medicine

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Fuster serves The Mount Sinai Medical Center as Director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health. He is the Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Fuster was the President of Science and is now the General Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid, Spain.

Among the seemingly countless positions of distinction that he holds are Past President of the American Heart Association, Past President of the World Heart Federation, Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences where he serves as Chair of the committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease, former member of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Council, and former Chairman of the Fellowship Training Directors Program of the American College of Cardiology. Twenty-six distinguished universities throughout the world have granted him Honorary Doctorate Degrees.

Dr. Fuster is the recipient of two major ongoing NIH grants. He has published more than 800 Pubmed articles on the subjects of coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis and thrombosis, and he has become the lead Editor of two major textbooks on cardiology, 'The Heart' (previously edited by Dr. J. Willis Hurst) and "Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease" (with Dr. Eric Topol and Dr. Elizabeth Nabel). Dr. Fuster has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Nature journal that focuses on cardiovascular medicine (Nature Reviews, Cardiology, April 2009) and he is the Editor of the new “AHA Guidelines and Scientific Statements Handbook”, which compiles all the latest information.

Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to receive the two highest gold medal awards and all four major research awards from the four major cardiovascular organizations: The Distinguished Researcher Award (Interamerican Society of Cardiology, 2005 and 2009), Andreas Gruntzig Scientific Award and Gold Medal Award (European Society of Cardiology, 1992 and 2007 respectively), Gold Medal Award and Distinguished Scientist (American Heart Association, 2001 and 2003 respectively), and the Distinguished Scientist Award (American College of Cardiology, 1993).

In addition, he has received the Lewis A. Conner Memorial Award by the American Heart Association, the James B. Herrick Achievement Award from the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, and the 1996 Principe de Asturias Award of Science and Technology (the highest award given to Spanish-speaking scientists). In 2008, Dr. Fuster received the Kurt Polzer Cardiovascular Award from the European Academy of Science and Arts. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Teacher Award of the American College of Cardiology and then later that year, the prestigious International Arrigo Recordati Award for his Scientific Achievement in the development of Cardiovascular Imaging.

After receiving his medical degree from Barcelona University and completing an internship at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Dr. Fuster spent several years at the Mayo Clinic, first as a resident and later as Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Cardiology. In 1981, he came to Mount Sinai School of Medicine as head of Cardiology. From 1991 to 1994, he was Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He returned to Mount Sinai in 1994 as Director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and most recently, he has been named the Director of the Mount Sinai Heart.

May 31, 2012 - "Myositis"

Lisa Rider, MD

Deputy Chief of the Environmental Autoimmunity Group

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Clinical Professor of Medicine

The George Washington University Myositis Center

Dr. Rider is a pediatric rheumatologist, a world-known expert in juvenile myositis with more than 16 years experience in the care and research of patients with juvenile myositis, who has spearheaded several of the largest national and international collaborative myositis studies performed. Results of these studies have been summarized in more than 100 publications and appeared in national and international peer reviewed journals worldwide.

June 7, 2012 - “Best of TR Talks”

Michael Lucke, MD (PGY-3)

Alicia Myers, MD (PGY-2)

June 14, 2012 - “Dermatologic Emergencies: What NOT to Miss”

Sabrina Newman, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Sabrina Newman, MD is a dermatologist at The GW Medical Faculty Associates and an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.   Dr. Newman graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine with honors and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  She completed a combined Dermatology-Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center and served as Chief Resident of Dermatology during her final year.  During her training, she received a mentorship award from the Medical Dermatology Society and had the opportunity to work with experts in the field of cutaneous autoimmune diseases and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.  She also received a Native American Resident Rotation Scholarship from the American Academy of Dermatology to train primary care physicians in dermatology and provide dermatology care to Native Americans on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  Additionally, she was awarded a grant by the Washington, DC Dermatological Society to travel to Berlin, Germany to assist with teaching dermatology and dermatologic procedures to State Department health care providers stationed abroad.

Dr. Newman’s interests are in complex medical dermatology and medical education.  In particular, she is interested in inpatient consultative dermatology, autoimmune diseases and cutaneous t-cell lymphoma.  Her pursuit to make dermatology more accessible to those in need through medical school education is her goal.

June 21, 2012 - "Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease"

Matthew Chandler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Matthew Chandler, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He has expertise in gastroenterology and liver disease, and his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Chandler is an assistant professor of Medicine at The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences and was also Chief Medical Resident there. Dr. Chandler earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he also received the Stanley Fellowship Grant for Research in Psychiatry and two scholarships. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University; where he went on to complete a fellowship in Gastroenterology. In addition to his medical accomplishments, Dr. Chandler has been published in several publications.

June 28, 2012 - "The Role of Technology and Innovation in Peritoneal Dialysis"

Susie Lew, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Nephrology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Susie Lew, MD, is a professor of Medicine and the Director of Clinical Services.  She is also the Medical Director for the Acute Hemodialysis Unit at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, the Medical Director for Hemodialysis at DaVita K Street and the Medical Director for Peritoneal Dialysis at DaVita K Street.  

Dr. Lew received her B.S. from Brooklyn College and her M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  She completed her medical education in Internal Medicine at Brookdale Medical Center and her fellowship in Nephrology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Dr. Lew has been recognized as ‘Top Doctor’ from the Washingtonian Magazine since 2004.  

Her clinical interest includes peritoneal dialysis, where she cares for the largest number of peritoneal dialysis patients in the DC area.  She is also interested in pregnancy related kidney diseases and hypertension, as well as, chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Lew partners with industries to evaluate the safety and clinical utility of new therapies and exploring new indications for existing drugs.  She serves as a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health, as well as, a site principal investigator (PI) for multi-center pharmaceutical studies in the areas of anemia, iron therapy, chronic kidney disease, and nutritional supplement.  Her expertise is sought by scientific journals in the area of peritoneal dialysis.  Finally, she was involved in several trials evaluating safety and efficacy of new dialyzers, dialyzer reuse, and new dialysis techniques.

July 5, 2012 - “TBA”

Jesse Pines, MD, MBA

Associate Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

July 12, 2012 - “Massive Blood Transfusion”

Babak Sarani, MD

Chief of Trauma and Acute Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Babak Sarani, MD, is the director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at The GW Medical Faculty Associates. He is also an associate professor of surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Sarani completed medical school and training in General Surgery at The George Washington University School of Health & Sciences. He then completed a fellowship in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at the University of Pittsburgh. He worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 2005-2011 in the Division of Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery. While there, he also helped establish their rapid response system. He is a member of the leading societies related to general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care.

Dr. Sarani has received numerous invitations to lecture on topics related to trauma surgery, critical care, and rapid response systems in the United States and Europe. He is also widely published in these fields and has authored several chapters related to these topics. Dr. Sarani's commitment to teaching is evident in the numerous teaching awards he has received from GW, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the moderator of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Traumacast podcast. His research interests include diagnosis and management of coagulation disorders following trauma, delirium in the ICU, and optimal design of rapid response systems.

July 19, 2012 - Transplant Nephrology”

Anil Chandraker, MD

Medical Director

Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Department of Medicine

July 26, 2012 - “Acute on chronic kidney disease as cause of chronic kidney disease”

Lakhmir Chawla, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

August 2, 2012 - TBA

Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

 Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H., is board-certified in General Internal Medicine and General Preventive Medicine & Public Health. Dr. Ferdowsian has served as director of research policy for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, director of clinical research for the Washington Center for Clinical Research, and staff physician for Unity Health Care in Washington, DC. Her clinical and research interests have focused on vulnerable individuals and populations. Dr. Ferdowsian has worked with homeless, immigrant, and other marginalized populations.

Internationally, Dr. Ferdowsian has worked in Malawi, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and the Federated States of Micronesia on issues including HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Dr. Ferdowsian has worked with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Health, as an invited collaborator on a United States Surgeon General’s global health document. Dr. Ferdowsian is a volunteer physician for HealthRight International, International Fund for Africa, and Physicians for Human Rights. She is a co-founder of The George Washington University Asylum Clinic, now at Bread for the City, where she has trained medical providers, residents, and students on the care and evaluation of torture survivors.

Dr. Ferdowsian has led several projects relevant to ethical considerations regarding the use of animals in research and other areas of society. Her work in this area includes a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary investigation of factors relevant to ethical and scientific considerations regarding the use of animals in research, efforts which have received funding from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Ferdowsian received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Bioethics from the University of Southern California and earned her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed residency training in Community and Preventive Medicine and her master’s degree in public health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Ferdowsian completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. She holds medical licenses in the District of Columbia and New York.

August 9, 2012 - TBA

 

August 16, 2012 - TBA

Katalin Roth, MD, JD

Director

Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

August 23, 2012 - “Diagnosis and Management of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome”

Larry Greenbaum, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Chief, Pediatric Nephrology

Emory-Children's Center

Emory University School of Medicine

 

August 30, 2012 - “Frontotemporal Dementia”

James Cooper, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Deparment of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

 Dr. Cooper is Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic.  His MD is from Vanderbilt University.  His postgraduate training in internal medicine was at Vanderbilt and George Washington University, and his Geriatrics training was at Harvard University, where he was also a Hartford Scholar.  He was Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Center at the University of California, Davis, and was Senior Geriatrics Advisor at CMS, the Medicare agency.  He is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and also the American College of Preventive Medicine, and is clinical professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care.

January 2011 - December 2011

Grand Rounds Speaker and Title

Notes

January 6, 2011 - “Professionalism in the Digital Age”

Katherine Chretien, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

The George Washington University

Chief, Hospitalist Section

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Dr. Chretien is one of our esteemed hospitalists at the Washington DC VA Medical Center.  She completed both medical school and residency training at Johns Hopkins University, and has widely recognized for her involvement in medical education at all levels.  In 2009, her original contribution to JAMA, “Online Posting of Unprofessional Content by Medical Students” ignited huge interest in the subject of professionalism in the digital age, subsequently leading to Dr. Chretien being featured on CNN, the Associated Press, BBC, the New York Times, AAMC, AAFP, WebMD, the AARP and countless other publications.

January 13, 2011 – “EHR and the Impact on Quality”

Daniel Rosenthal, MD

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

 

January 20, 2011 - “Updates in Psoriasis”

Alison Ehrlich, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology

Director, Dermatology Clinical Research

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Alison Ehrlich, MD, MHS, FAAD is a Board Certified Dermatologist, Director of the GW Psoriasis Clinic, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The George Washington University. Dr. Ehrlich is listed among America's Top Physicians by the Consumers' Research Council of America. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Women's Dermatology Society. Dr. Ehrlich is a graduate of The George Washington University Medical School, who completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Masters in clinical research through an NIH/ Duke University program and a clinical research fellowship at the NIH. Dr. Ehrlich is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and for Dermatologic Surgery. She also is on the editorial board of the Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigative Dermatology Journal, is widely published herself and has lectured both nationally and internationally. Dr. Ehrlich is an expert in the field of allergic contact dermatitis, who specializes in skin care regimes for patients with sensitive skin.

January 27, 2011 - “The Evaluation and Management of Syncope: Where are we now in 2011?”

Hugh Calkins, MD

Professor of Medicine

Nicholas J. Fortuin MD Professor of Cardiology

Heart and Vascular Institute

Department of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University

WINTER EP VISITING PROFESSOR

Hugh Calkins, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Calkins heads the Arrhythmia Service, the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, and the Right Ventricular Dysplasia Program. He has clinical and research interests in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with catheter ablation, the role of device therapy for treating ventricular arrhythmias, the evaluation and management of syncope, and the study of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Dr. Calkins has been writing for Journal Watch Cardiology since the publication's launch in 1995.

 

Supported by Medtronic.

February 3, 2011 - “Minimally Invasive Head and Neck Surgery”

Arjun Joshi, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Oncology/Microvascular Reconstruction

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Salivary Gland Disorders

Arjun Joshi, MD is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and assistant professor of surgery at The George Washington University.  He completed medical school at the State University of New York at Syracuse, finished his residency here at GW, then went on to the University of Alberta for fellowship.  His clinical interests include head and neck cancer, skull-based surgery, micro-vascular reconstructive surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, as well as ultrasound and salivary endoscopy.

February 10, 2011 – “Medical Missions for Chronic Ear Disease”

Ashkan Monfared, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Dr. Ashkan Monfared was recruited from Stanford University to serve as the director of Otology and Neurotology at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.  He completed his medical training, residency and fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center.  Previously he has served as staff surgeon in Otolaryngology at Stanford University Hospital, Veteran Administration Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  As an accomplished researcher in the areas of acoustic neuroma and inner ear imaging he has authored several peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters.  He is the co-principal investigator of a multi-center prospective study on large acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) known as Acoustic Neuroma Subtotal Resection Study (ANSRS).  His other current research interests are inner ear physiology, otologic simulators, image guidance surgery, and resident education.

February 17, 2011 - “Acute Stroke”

Zurab Nadareishvili, MD, PhD

Assitant Director, Stroke Program

Department of Neurology

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

 

February 24, 2011 - “Accountable Care Organizations”

Ronald M. Klar, MD, MPH

Chief, Health Systems Innovation & Performance

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Dr. Klar joined the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) on November 1, 2010 to lead their implementation of performance-enhancing delivery and payment reform initiatives of patient-centered, disease-specific, episode-bundled, and population-based care. The MFA is an incorporated group of physicians and other professionals devoted to patient services, medical education, and clinical research, with principal locations at the George Washington and Howard University campuses and satellite locations across the metropolitan Washington area. During the prior year he was a Senior Advisor at CMS, initially counseling on emerging reform legislation and value-based purchasing, and then on implementation of ACA provisions for ACOs, physician payment and performance measurement, evaluation, and reporting, and geographic variation studies in health expenditures.

March 3, 2011 – “CDC EIS Mission”

Meera Sreenivasan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Dr. Sreenivasan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the GW Medical Faculty Associates.  She completed her internal medicine – primary care residency at George Washington University and fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service.  Prior to joining the MFA, she was a CDC assignee to the Hawaii Department of Health where she assisted with communicable disease control including responding to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.  She is board certified in internal medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians.  Dr. Sreenivasan’s clinical interests include preventative medicine, patient education, and women’s health.  Her other interests include public health and epidemiology and using population-based medicine to improve patient outcomes.

March 10, 2011 - “Research in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome”

Nitin Seam, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care Section

Washington DC VA Medical Center

 

 

March 17, 2011 - “Coagulation and Liver Disease”

Neeral Shah, MD

Assistant Professor

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

University of Virginia

Dr. Neeral Shah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Virginia.  Neeral graduated with a B.S. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University, and subsequently received his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Shah completed his internal medicine residency at George Washington University in DC where he stayed on as chief resident.  He then completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.  Dr. Shah arrived at the University of Virginia in 2008 and completed a fellowship in Transplant Hepatology.  Dr. Shah is currently active in an NIH sponsored trial for coagulation in liver disease, and is also a principal investigator on new therapies for hepatic encephalopathy.  Finally, he is active at the medical school and is the course director for the GI section of the medical school curriculum.

March 24, 2011 - “Rotator Cuff Tears”

Rajeev Pandarinath, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Dr. Pandarinath is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The GW Medical Faculty Associates and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the The George Washington University School of Medicine.  He is also the Head Team Physician for George Washington University's athletic department. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at UCLA and fellowship in Sports Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, where he worked with numerous sports teams at different levels, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers, St. Joseph's University, and numerous area high schools. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  His clinical interests include Shoulder Instability, Labral Injuries, Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Impingement, Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries (Tommy John), Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow, Knee Ligament Injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL, and Posterolateral Corner), Meniscal Injuries, Patellar Instability, and Cartilage Restoration Procedures.

March 31, 2011 -"Racial Differences in Hypertension Management - How Much is Real?"

Jackson T. Wright Jr, MD PhD, FACP

Professor of Medicine

School of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University 

TAMAGNA ENDOWMENT LECTURE

Jackson T. Wright, Jr., MD, PhD, FACP is Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the General Clinical Research Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He is also Director of the Clinical Hypertension Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Wright received both his M.D and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) from the University of Pittsburgh and Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan. An experienced clinical investigator, Dr. Wright has published extensively (over 240 articles, book chapters, and abstracts) and served on many national and international advisory panels. Among these he served on the National High Blood Education Program Coordinating Committee and co-chaired the treatment section of Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7). He recently co-chaired the NHLBI working group to determine the next large scale hypertension outcomes trial.

April 7, 2011 – "U.S. Teen Pregnancy: What it Teaches About Health Policy and Social Norms"

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - SILVER LECTURE

Sarah S. Brown, 

CEO, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

 SILVER LECTURE - GWU Department of Public Health with Introductions by Lisbeth Bamberger Schorr, Harvard Medical School.

                 Sarah Brown is the CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and 

Unplanned Pregnancy, a private and independent non-profit organization working to promote values, behavior, and policies that reduce both teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy, especially among single, young adults.  Before helping to establish the Campaign in 1996, Brown was a senior study director at the Institute of Medicine, where she directed numerous studies in the broad field of maternal and child health.  Her last major report there resulted in the landmark 

book, The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-being of Children and Families.  She has served on advisory boards of many influential national organizations, including the Guttmacher Institute, the Population Advisory Board of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the DC Mayor’s Committee on Reducing Teenage Pregnancies and Out-of Wedlock Births.  She appears often in print, broadcast, and online media. 

                 Brown has received numerous awards, including the Institute of Medicine’s Cecil Award for Excellence in Research, the Martha May Elliot Award of the American Public Health Association, the John MacQueen Award for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, and the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

April 14, 2011 – "PET-CT In Gynecological Malignancies"

Esma Akin, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Chief of Nuclear Medicine

Department of Radiology

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

 

April 21, 2011 - "Reperfusion and Resuscitation in Acute Myocardial Infarction"

Jonathon Reiner, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

The George Washington University Hospital

Medical Faculty Associates

Jonathan S. Reiner, MD, is a cardiologist at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The George Washington University Hospital, and a professor of Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and maintains membership with the American Heart Association.

Dr. Reiner specializes in cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology and heart attack treatment. He has participated in numerous cardiovascular research studies evaluating new therapies for unstable coronary syndromes and acute myocardial infarction. He currently serves as the principal investigator for a number of clinical studies. Based on his research, Dr. Reiner has contributed articles to many journals, including Circulation and the Journal of American College of Cardiology. In addition, he has presented his research at many national medical conferences, including those sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Reiner has garnered much recognition for his research initiatives. In 1993 he was the recipient of the Squibb/Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention Fellowship for Research in Cardiac Imaging.

April 28, 2011 - “The Pathogenesis of the Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes: Role of Sugar and Uric Acid”

Richard Johnson, MD

Chief of Nephrology

Professor of Medicine

Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension

Department of Medicine

University of Colorado

THE DORNFIELD ENDOWMENT LECTURE - Nephrology

Dr. Richard J Johnson received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology in 1975 from the University of Wisconsin, and his M.D. degree in 1979 from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He completed an internal medicine residency and nephrology and infectious diseases fellowships at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1986, and in 2000 moved to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was the Chief of Nephrology. In September 2003 he joined the faculty at the University of Florida, then to the University of Colorado where he is currently Chief of Nephrology. 

 

Dr. Johnson is nationally and internationally renowned for his work on mechanisms of renal injury and progression, including in glomerulonephritis, diabetes, and hypertension. Recent studies have focused on the pathogenesis of essential hypertension and the role of subtle renal injury. He has published over 300 articles, lectured in over 25 countries, and is currently coeditor with John Feehally of the very successful clinical textbook, Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. He received the American Society of Nephrology Young Investigator Award in 1994, is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and will be giving the endowed “Brenner” lecture at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in San Diego in November, 2003.

May 5, 2011 - “Drugs and Acute Hepatic Injury”

William Lee, MD

Professor of Gastroenterology

Meredith Mosle Distinguished Professorship in Liver Disease, in Honor of Dr. William M. Lee

Director, Clinical Center for Liver Diseases

Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Department of Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern

THE 10TH ANNUAL HYMAN ZIMMERMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE

May 12, 2011 - “To Be Announced”

AOA Speaker

 

 

May 19, 2011 - “Title Pending”

John Miller, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Department of Medicine

University of Indiana

SUMMER EP VISITING PROFESSOR

Dr. Miller earned his undergraduate degree, with highest distinction, and medical degrees from Pennsylvania State University. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He spent the next several years in cardiovascular and cardiac electrophysiology training, under the tutelage of Dr. Mark Josephson at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. This experience helped him gain recognition as an expert in catheter and intraoperative mapping and ablation of ventricular tachy-arrrhythmias.

Dr. Miller joined the Indiana University School of Medicine as full professor of medicine to lead its clinical cardiac electrophysiology group in 1998. Since then he has continued to be an active clinician, educator, author and clinical investigator. Areas of special interest include complex catheter ablation procedures for supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation) and innovative diagnostic methods for distinguishing among different arrhythmias. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications and has served on many national committees. He oversees a nationally regarded, rigorous fellowship training program in cardiac electrophysiology at the IU School of Medicine.

Supported by Medtronic.

May 26, 2011 - “Macular Degeneration”

Lindsay Smithen, MD

Assistant Professor of Opthalmology

Department of Opthalmology

The George Washington University Hospital

Medical Faculty Associates

 

June 2, 2011 - "The Best of TR Talks"

Anila Thomas, MD (PGY-3) - "Cash for Kidneys"

Stephan Hanses, MD (PGY-2) - "Losing It"

Internal Medicine Residency

The George Washington University Hospital

June 9, 2011 - "Colon Cancer: Is it an infectious disease?"

Cynthia Sears, MD

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Professor of Oncology, Department of Oncology

Divisions of Infectious Diseases & Gastroenterology

Division of Tumor Immunology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

June 16, 2011 - “Left Behind in America: Our Nation's Neglected Infections of Poverty”

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD

Distinguished Research Professor

President, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair

Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, & Tropical Medicine

The GW University & Sabin Vaccine Institute

Editor-in-Chief, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez is Distinguished Research Professor and the Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University, where his major research and academic interest is in the area of vaccine development for neglected tropical diseases and their control. Prof. Hotez is also the President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit medical research and advocacy organization. Through the Institute, Dr. Hotez founded the Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative, a product development partnership supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop a recombinant vaccine for human hookworm disease, and he also helped to co-found the Global Network for Tropical Neglected Diseases Control, a new partnership formed to facilitate the control of neglected tropical diseases in developing countries. He is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Tropical Neglected Diseases.

June 23, 2011 - "Clinical and Scientific Observations in Diabetic Lower Extremity Arterial Disease"

Anton Sidawy, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery

Professor of Surgery

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

June 30, 2011 - "Travel and Tropical Medicine: No Travel Needed, Let the World Come to You"

Rojelio Mejia, MD

Infectious Diseases Clinical Fellow

Helminth Immunology Section

Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

July 7, 2011 - "Asthma and Allergy, formal title pending"

Lawrence DuBuske, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Division of Allergy & Immunology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

July 14, 2011 - "What's new in vascular surgery; from head to toe"

Richard Neville, MD

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Professor of Surgery

Division of Vascular Surgery

Department of Surgery

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates 

Richard F. Neville, MD, FACS is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery. He is a Washington, DC area native, who graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He completed medical school at the University of Maryland and a general surgery residency at Georgetown University before moving on to a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) under the direction of Dr. Martin Leon. The fellowship in endovascular device development focused on investigation of intravascular ultrasound, atherectomy, laser angioplasty, and genetic endothelial seeding of stents. Dr. Neville then completed a vascular surgery fellowship under the direction of Dr. Robert Hobson. He subsequently returned to Georgetown University where he remained on the surgical faculty for twenty years prior to moving to GW Medical Faculty Associates. 

Dr. Neville is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery. He has consistently been ranked among the Best Doctors in America and Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Docs and recognized by his peers with awards for clinical and research efforts.. His clinical interests include lower extremity revascularization for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), wound healing and amputation prevention especially in diabetics, carotid treatment for stroke prevention including angioplasty and surgery, as well as hemodialysis access. 

He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, a Fellow of the   American College of Surgeons, and an active member of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the Eastern Vascular Society among others. Dr. Neville is an international lecturer and publisher of over 60 manuscripts and 150 abstracts. He is actively involved in research and the education of students, residents, fellows, and other physicians. Dr. Neville is a sought-after interview subject who has been featured on ABC News Nightline, NBC Evening News, Associated Press and Canadian National Radio.

July 21, 2011 - "HIV Update for 2011"

Marc Siegel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

 

July 28, 2011 - "Title Pending"

David J. Diemert, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine

The George Washington University 

Director of Clinical Trials, Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative, Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute

 

August 4, 2011 - "An Update on Anticoagulation"

Frederick Rickles, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Division of Hematology

Department of Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

August 11, 2011 - "New Approaches to Heart Failure"

Richard Katz, MD

Bloedorn Professor of Medicine

Director, Division of Cardiology

Department of Internal Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

August 18, 2011 - "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research"

Kate Goodrich, MD

Medical Officer

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

 

Kate Goodrich was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA.  She received her B.S. in Molecular Biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 1991, and her M.D. from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA in 1995.  She then moved to Washington, D.C. and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC), followed by a year as Chief Medical Resident.  In July of 1999, she joined the faculty of GWUMC as a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine.  A new Division of Hospital Medicine was created in 2005, and Dr. Goodrich was appointed Division Director.  From 2005 to 2008 she expanded this division to 9 full time hospitalists and started a Physician’s Assistant hospitalist program. As Division Director, Dr. Goodrich shared responsibility for the Internal Medicine medical student and residency inpatient teaching program and initiated multiple patient safety and quality improvement projects.  From 2003-2008 she served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board at GWUMC. In 2004 she founded the D.C. chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and served as President for one year.

 

In July of 2008, Dr. Goodrich moved to New Haven, CT to start the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University.  Her research focused on the effect of transitions of care at hospital discharge for the elderly and other vulnerable populations, and the impact of hospitalist care on patient outcomes. In April of 2010 Dr. Goodrich came back to Washington, D.C. where she took a position as Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). She manages the portfolio of ASPE Comparative Effectiveness Research projects as well as multiple projects related to quality measures.

 

In September of 2011 Dr. Goodrich will begin a new position at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality. She will provide senior leadership for several CMS performance measurement and quality improvement programs. She continues clinical work as a hospitalist at GWU Hospital.

August 25, 2011 - "Chronic kidney disease as a "crucible" of patient safety"

Jeffrey Fink, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

Division of Nephrology

University of Maryland School of Medicine 

September 1, 2011 - "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Rheumatology"

Nora Taylor, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Division of Rheumatology

Department of Internal Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates 

 

 

 

September 8, 2011 - "Title Pending"

Kevin Sterling, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Kidney Disease and Hypertension

Department of Internal Medicine

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Kevin Sterling, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Sterling received his medical degree from Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Yale University and fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Penn School of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Sterling holds Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

His clinical interest include chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease, secondary hypertension, genetic kidney disease, acid-base disorders, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium metabolism, and Acute Kidney Injury.

His research interest include sleep disorders and kidney disease, nocturnal hypertension, vitamin D metabolism, inflammation and lipid abnormalities in CKD, cardiovascular disease in CKD, and health disparities in renal disease.

September 15, 2011 - "Prosthetics in Urology"

Michael Phillips, MD

Clinical Professor of Urology

Department of Urology

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

 

Dr. Michael Phillips is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.   He graduated with honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his residency training in General Surgery and Urology at The George Washington University Hospital. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Urology at The George Washington University School of Medicine.

Prior to joining The GW Medical Faculty Associates in 2010, Dr. Phillips maintained a private practice closely affiliated with the medical training program at The George Washington University. His clinical interests include neurogenic bladder disease, incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and urologic prosthetics.  He also has extensive experience in the treatment of urologic cancers, as well as, stone disease. Finally, he is an active participant in the GW MFA Pelvic Floor Center.

His research interests include treatment of Over Active Bladder with transcutaneous neuromodulation.

September 22, 2011 - "Minimally Invasive Gynecology"

James Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

James K. Robinson, MD, MS is a board-certified OB/GYN at The GW Medical Faculty Associates. He performs minimallyinvasive laparoscopic, robotic, and hysteroscopicgynecologic procedures including myomectomy, pelvic prolapse repair, excision of endometriosis, and total andsubtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy.

 

Dr. Robinson is The George Washington University's Director of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.  He is a founding member of The GW Medical Faculty Associates Fibroid and Menstrual Disorders Center and the Pelvic Floor Center.  He acts as a national advisor to the AAGL and is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of professional journals.  Locally, he hosts the Washington Regional Surgical Film Festival biannually which is a forum for all local gynecologists interested in minimally invasive surgery to collaborate, share experiences, tips and surgical suggestions.

 

Dr. Robinson is an assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology for The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. His clinical interests are in dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibroids, pelvic floorprolapse, urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, Asherman's syndrome, complex robotic procedures and single port laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

Dr. Robinson has presented at major national meetings including the AAGL, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). He has been awarded numerous honors including the Jay M. Cooper, MD Endowed Award for best Fellowship Paper in Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Golden Hysteroscope Award for Best Hysteroscopy Paper, both presented nationally by the AAGL. He has published in major medical journals and has professional interests in gynecologic endoscopy, resident surgical education and surgical simulation.

Dr. Robinson completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center in Newton,Massachusetts and his residency in obstetrics and

gynecology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin after completing a Master of Science degree in Education at Mankato State University.

Dr. Robinson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.

September 29, 2011 - NO GRAND ROUNDS

October 6, 2011- "Non-antibiotic therapies for sepsis in the era of progressive antibiotic resistance"

Steven Opal, MD

Professor of Medicine

Infectious Disease Division

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

October 13, 2011 - "Advances in Neuro-Oncology"

Jonathan Sherman, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology

Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Jonathan Sherman, M.D., is a neurosurgeon and the director of surgical neuro-oncology at The G W Medical Faculty Associates.  He is also an assistant professor of neurosurgery and neuroscience at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia. Following completion of residency, he completed a fellowship in surgical neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO), and the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS). He is actively involved in organized neurosurgery and serves on numerous committees including the CNS Education Committee and the CNS SANS Lifelong Learning Committee.

Dr. Sherman has several clinical and research interests in neuro-oncology and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. His clinical interests include primary and metastatic brain tumors.  He also has an interest in the use of stereotactic radiosurgery to treat cranial and spinal tumors, including meningioma, acoustic neuroma, and pituitary tumors. His research interests include the development of clinical trials for novel therapeutics, which include the study of neural stem cells in the origin and treatment of brain tumors, and the use of radiosensitizing agents in post-operative adjuvant management of brain tumors. In addition, he is interested in the diagnosis and management of post-treatment radiation injury for brain tumor patients.

Dr. Sherman uses a multi-disciplinary team which is focused on the treatment of neuro-oncology patients with both surgical and non-surgical treatment protocols.

October 20, 2011 - "Honduras Cardiology Mission"

Cynthia Tracy, MD

Director of Electrophysiology

Associate Director of Cardiology

Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Department of Medicine 

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

October 27, 2011 - "Polycystic Kidney Disease"

Edward Skolnik, MD

Professor; Norman S. Wikler Professor of Medicine

Director, Division of Nephrology 

Departments of Pharmacology, Medicine and Molecular Pathogenesis 

NYU Langone Medical Center Nephrology Faculty Group Practice

November 3, 2011 - "Fertility Preservation"

David Frankfurter, MD

Director, Donor Egg Program

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical Director, IVF

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

Paul Shin, MD

Urologic Surgeons of Washington

David Frankfurter, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  He is the Medical Director of IVF at The Fertility & IVF Center at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Dr. Frankfurter, a native of upstate New York, graduated from Syracuse University summa cum laude. He obtained his medical doctorate from Yale University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Frankfurter then completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital.  His training continued at Harvard Medical School where he finished a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Frankfurter went on as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Brown University Medical School and an instructor at Tufts University.  He was the Medical Director of the Women and Infants’ Hospital’s Egg Donation Program. 

Dr Frankfurter is a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. He has numerous peer reviewed publications and has received several research grants. He is a member of Fertility and Sterility’s Editorial Advisory Board of and serves on an institutional review board at the National Institutes of Health. 

Dr Frankfurter’s areas of interest include IVF outcomes, embryo transfer technique, ovarian reserve testing, elevated FSH, natural cycle IVF and the treatment of poor responders. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and has been selected by his peers as one of Washingtonian magazine's Top Docs.

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Dr. Shin has been with the practice since 2004 and he is Washington, DC's only urologist with formal fellowship training in male infertility and microsurgery. As a result, he performs numerous infertility related procedures that require a high level of technical expertise such as vasectomy reversals, vasoepididymostomies, testicular microdissection, microsurgical partial orchiectomy, and microsurgical varicocele repairs. Dr. Shin is also very experienced in the hormonal testing and management of infertile men.

In addition to fertility, his urologic interests include vasectomy, male and female sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, treatment of the enlarged prostate, kidney stones, the aging male and urinary infections.

His work and research has been published in The Journal of Urology, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Urology, Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, and Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. He also serves on the peer review committees of Fertility and Sterility and the Brazilian Journal of Urology. He has been featured on ABC News, Fox News, and other popular media outlets such as Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines.

Dr. Shin was born in Tidewater area of Virginia and received his undergraduate, medical school, and residency training in urology at the University of Virginia, making him a "Triple Hoo." Following the completion of his residency, he spent his fellowship year at The Cleveland Clinic under the guidance of Dr. Anthony Thomas.

Dr. Shin is board-certified by the American Board of Urology, and his professional memberships include the American Urological Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, and the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology.

He has become very involved within the DC medical community since his arrival. He is currently an executive member of the Board of Directors for the Medical Society of DC.

When not rooting for UVA sports (or any team playing Duke or UNC), Dr. Shin is an avid skier, runner, cook, and traveler.

November 10, 2011 - "Why eye muscles are frequently involved by myasthenia gravis, and why you may care?"

Henry J. Kaminski, MD

Meta Amalia Neumann Professor and

Chairman of Neurology

The George Washington University

Medical Faculty Associates

Henry J. Kaminski, MD, is the chair of the Department of Neurology at The GW Medical Faculty Associates. He is also the Meta Amalia Neumann Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He most recently served as professor and chair of the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry and director of the Clinical Research Unit at St. Louis University. He is an internationally recognized expert in the care of patients with myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. His research, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1993, focuses on understanding the biology of the extraocular muscles and the pathogenesis of myasthenia gravis. 

Dr. Kaminski is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and serves as the editor of Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, which is now in its second edition, and ofNeuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, one of the only comprehensive texts in the field of neuromuscular disease. He serves as councilor for the American Neurological Association, president of the Association of University Professors of Neurology, and chair of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America scientific board. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. 

Dr. Kaminski received both his BA and MD from Case Western Reserve University, and performed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Neurology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.  He spent most of his career at Case Western Reserve University, where medical students elected him to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society for his dedication and excellence to teaching. During his time in Cleveland, he also was chief of the Neurology Service at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and was awarded several performance awards for his work in the care of veterans.

November 17, 2011 - "Kidney Care for Life - Implications for Primary Care" 

Christina M. Yuan, MD

Education Consultant and Associate Program Director

Nephrology Fellowship Program

National Capital Military Medical Education Consortium

Christina M. Yuan, MD received her medical degree from John Hopkins University, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She has practiced clinical nephrology for over 20 years, was the Nephrology Fellowship Program director at Walter Reed from 1997 to 2004, and remains active in teaching clinical nephrology to fellows, residents, and primary care providers.

November 24, 2011 - NO GRAND ROUNDS

December 1, 2011 - "Agitation/Delirium in the Inpatient Setting" 

Lorenzo Norris, MD

Director, Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry

The George Washington University 

Medical Faculty Associates

In addition to being the Director of Consult Liaison Psychiatry, Dr. Norris is the Director of the George Washington University Cancer Survivorship Center, a multi-disciplinary care center comprised of practitioners from the departments of Psychiatry, Nutrition, Palliative Care, Exercise Science, Integrative Medicine and Patient Resource Navigation. The center's mission focuses on optimizing quality of life for those in various phases of their cancer treatment. The center is a direct extension of the excellent oncology care patients receive at the Medical Faculty Associates.

In addition to the psychiatric care of the medically ill, Dr. Norris has a strong interest in helping others understand how their relationships work. Too often in life we have a habit of repeating negative relationship patterns, whether at home, work, or with friends. Regardless of one's life situation, Dr. Norris believes we must be active participants in crafting the life relationships we need in life. In his experience in working with those with serious illnesses Dr. Norris has been most impressed by the power of a complete and holistic approach to patient care that takes into account the power of relationships.

December 8, 2011 - "Title TBA"

David E. Haines, MD

Director of the Heart Rhythm Center and Electrophysiology Services

William Beaumont Hospital

David E. Haines, MD, FACC, is the Director of the Heart Rhythm Center, Electrophysiology Services, at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Haines graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his post-graduate training at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Fellowships were completed at the University of Virginia Hospital. From 1986 to 2003, Dr. Haines served in various Professor of Medicine positions at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was also the Co-Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at that hospital for over 13 years before joining the staff at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. 

The American Board of Internal Medicine certifies Dr. Haines in Clinical Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Haines' expertise centers on using the latest technology to treat arrhythmias, as well as performing other cardiac procedures such as ablations, pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD). He has a strong research interest in complex supraventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. In addition, Dr. Haines is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and serves on various national committees. 

December 15, 2011 - "Discovery of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP in Cell Signaling and their Role in Drug Development"

Ferid Murad, MD, PhD

Director, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Signaling

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The George Washington University

December 22, 2011 - WINTER HOLIDAY, NO GRAND ROUNDS 

December 29, 2011 - WINTER HOLIDAY, NO GRAND ROUNDS