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Medical Grand Rounds

Wednesdays, 8-9 A.M.
Clinical Academic Building
125 Paterson Street, Room 1302
Conference Center (Behind Reception)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Accreditation and Designation Statements

In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians:  Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  This activity is awarded 1 contact hour:  60 minutes=1 contact hour

ABIM's Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.  It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Intended Audience
This series is designed to assist internists, general practitioners, family physicians, residents, medical students and nurses in becoming more familiar with new information in the practice of internal medicine and cardiology.

Please note that the named lectures designated by an asterisk are presented by the Cardiovascular Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.



September 5, 2018

"The Art of Observation and the Observation of Art"
Salvatore Mangione, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


September 12, 2018

"Health Disparities and Health Inequity:  A Call to Action"

Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Health Policy & Management, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


September 19, 2018
“Horse of Zebra:  Rare Lipid Disorders”
Linda C. Hemphill, MD, Director, LDL Apheresis Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

September 26, 2018
"The Main Course:  Bringing Everyone to the Table to Promote Safety Together”
Payal Parikh, MD, Instructor of Medicine; Adrian C. Balica, MD, Associate Professor of OB, GYN and Reproductive Sciences; Juana Hutchinson-Colas, MD, MBA, FACOG, FPMRS, Associate Professor of OB, GYN and Reproductive Sciences; Maureen Bueno, PhD, RN, Rutgers RWJMS New Brunswick, NJ

October 3, 2018 - TBD

October 10, 2018
“Morbidity, Mortality and Improvement”
Carolyn Ward, MD, PGY 3, Chief Resident, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

 October 17, 2018
“Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient with Cirrhosis”
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 October 24, 2108
"Celiac Disease:  An Internist's Disease"
Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

October 31, 2018 – Lecture to be Held in the RWJUH Atrium


“Shining the Light Through Darkness:  An Ethical and Compassionate Response to the Medical Opioid Crisis”

Shereef M. Elnahal, MD, New Jersey Commissioner of Health, Trenton, NJ                                                                                                 

November 7, 2018
“Optimizing the Care of Patients with Severe Asthma through Personalized Disease Management”
Randall Brown, MD, MPH, AE-C, Clinical Assistant Professor,Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

November 14, 2018 – Lecture Title TBA
Andra James, MD, Professor of OB/GYN, Duke University, Durham, NC

November 21, 2018 – No Medical Grand Rounds

November 28, 2018
“Update on the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy”
Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD, FACS, Alfonse Cinoti, MD/Lions Eye Research Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

December 5, 2018
“Ophthalmologic Emergencies for the Internist”
Albert S. Khouri, MD, Assistant Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

December 12, 2018
“Integrating Emerging Evidence in Adjunctive Therapies into Team-Based Management Strategies in Type 1 Diabetes”

Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

December 19 and 27, 2018 – No Medical Grand Rounds