2011-2012 Medical Grand Rounds


Sept 9 The Neurobiology and Imagining of Addiction: From Cocaine to Chocolate

Stephen L. Dewey, PhD
Professor of Molecular Medicine
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Sept 16 Regulation of Interleukin-17 Mediated Immune Responses: From Controlled Inflammation to Autoimmunity
Sue Kim Hanson Lecture
Brigitta Stockinger, Ph.D., FMedSci
Director, Molecular Immunology
National Institute for Medical Research
London, England

Sept 23 Defining Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Health Consequences
Moderator: Lewis Braverman, M.D.
Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.
Program Director, General Clinical
Research Unit, BMC
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and
Biophysics, and Molecular Medicine, BUSM

Clifford J. Rosen, M.D.
Director, Clinical and Translational Research
Maine Meical Center Research Institute
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

George Annas, J.D.
Chairman, Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights, BUSPH
Professor, BUSM

Oct 7 Transgender Therapy: What Every Physician Should Know
Joshua Safer, M.D., FACP
Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training and
Endocrinology Education, BMC
Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Medicine, BUSM

Oct 14 Obesity Medicine: A New Subspecialty
Caroline Apovian, M.D.
Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Mgmt.
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, BUSM

Oct 21 Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Therapy
Beldon Idelson Visiting Professor
Jerrold S. Levine, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Oct 28 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians
Darrell N. Kotton, M.D.
BU Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM)
Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathology, BUSM

Nov 4 World Population Growth and the Future of Male Contraception
Ingelfinger Visiting Professor
William Bremner, MD, PhD


Nov 18 Is Hyperinsulinemia the Cause of Diabetes?
Barbara Corkey, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Boston University School of Medicine

Dec 2 Co-Morbidities of COPD: Chance or Fate
Bartolome Celli, M.D
Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Dec 9 AIDS: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jerrold Ellner, M.D.
Discussants: Jon Fuller, Meg Sullivan

Dec 16 Clinical Problem Solving Case
Moderator: Robert Lowe, M.D.



Jan 6 Talking to Patients after a Medical Error: What to Do? What to Say?
Julie Crosson, MD
Thomas Barber, MD
M.L. Hannay, M.Ed.

Jan 13 Atrial Fibrillation
Kevin Monahan, M.D.
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and
Arrhythmia Service, BMC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BUSM

Jan 20 Clinical Case Discussion: 36-Year-Old Man with Hypertension and Renal Failure
David Coleman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, BUSM
Chairman, Department of Medicine, BMC
Discussants: Herbert Cohen, M.D., Irene Gavras, M.D., and Nancy Kressin, Ph.D.

Jan 27 Folate and Cancer Risk: Unraveling a Complex Issue
Joel Mason, M.D.
Tufts University School of Medicine

Feb 10 Two Hundred Years of Medical Advances
Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D.
New England Journal of Medicine
Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, BUSM

Feb 17 Residency Training: A History and the Path Ahead
Gopal Yadavalli, M.D.

Feb 24
Joseph Tucci, M.D.

March 2: Clinical Problem-Solving Case
23-Year-Old Woman with Fever Rash, and Arhralgias
Rob Lowe, MD
Discussant: Michael York, MD

March 9:Epidemiology of Congestive Heart Failure: Current Perspectives and a Non-Cardio-Centric View
Vasan Ramachandran, MD, FACC
Chief, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, BMC
Professor of Medicine, BUSM

March 16 Nonsurgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis: Past Frustration, Future Promise?
David Felson, MD, MPH
Chief, Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, BMC
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, BUSM

March 23 Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
Mark Moskowitz Memorial Lecture
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

March 30 Hyponatremia: Asymptomatic or Over the Edge
Steven Borkan, MD
Physician, Renal Section, BMC
Associate Professor of Medicine, BUSM

April 6
Elaine Hylek, MD
Co-Director, Anticoagulation Management Service, BMC
Associate Professor of Medicine, BUSM
Novel Anticoagulants for the Treatment and Prevention of Thrombotic Disorders

April 13
Alison A. Moore, MD
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
David Geffen School of Medicine
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles
Benefits and Risks of Alcohol Use in Adults

April 20
Shalender Bhasin, M.D.
Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, BMC
Professor of Medicine, BUSM
Mechanism-Based Drug Discovery Applications of Androgens as Function Promoting Anabolic Therapies for Sarcopenia and Fraility

April 27 Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis
Philip Kramer Visiting Professor
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
Chief of Digestive Diseases
VA-CT Healthcare System
Director, Clinical & Translational Core
Yale Liver Center
Program Director, VA-CT Hepatitis C  Resource Center
Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

May 4 New Strategies and Guidelines for the Management and Prevention of Health-Associated Pneumonias
Donald E. Craven, MD
Chairman, Center for Infectious Diseases and Prevention
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

May 11 Scleroderma: Toward Rational Therapy
Joseph Korn Memorial Lecture
John Varga, MD
Director, Northwestern Scleroderma Program
John and Nancy Hughes Professor
Division of Rheumatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

May 18 2012 Update:  Management of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
Gary Garber Memorial Lecture
George Philippides, M.D.
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Chief Quality Officer Cardiovascular Division, BMC
Associate Professor of Medicine, BUSM