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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 08903

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the Healthcare Team. 


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

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 7, 2016
"Bugs and People: How Epidemics Change History"
Salvatore Mangione, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

September 14, 2016
"Facts and Principles Learned About Coronary Artery Disease From Studying it for 50 Years"

William C. Roberts, MD, Professor in the Principal Faculty, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Dallas, TX

September 21, 2016
"Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke:  New and Provocative Data"

David T. Martin, MD, FRCP, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chairman of Medicine, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA

September 28, 2016
"Cardiac Rhythm Devices in Hemodialysis Patients:  Predicaments & Solutions"
Arif Asif, MD, FASN, FNKF, Professor of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

October 5, 2016
"Interventional Treatment and Management of Unruptured Brain Aneurysms"
Sudipta Roychowdhury, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

October 12, 2016
"Evolving Therapeutic Approaches and Shifting Paradigms in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma"
C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Chief, Myeloma Service, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, NY

October 19, 2016
"Health System Mergers and Their Impact on Graduate Medical Education"

Michael Leitman, MD, FACS, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Professor of Education and Professor of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

October 26, 2016
"Insulin Sensitizers in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes"
K. Sreekumaran Nair, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, May Medical School, Rochester, MN

November 2, 2016

"Observations in Hospital Epidemiology"
Richard T. Ellison III, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA

November 9, 2016
"Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030: Hope or Hype?"
Richard G. Marlink, MD, Henry Rutgers Professor of Global Health, Rutgers RBHS, and Professor of Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

November 16, 2016
"Foodborne Infections - New Approaches to Surveillance, Outbreak Investigation and Prevention"
Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta GA

November 23, 2016 - NO MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS

November 30, 2016
"Current Status of the Rapidly Developing Field of Percutaneous, Nonsurgical Therapies for Mitral and Aortic Valve Disease; Indications, Limitations and Future Directions"

Ted Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

December 7, 2016
"Targeted Assessment, Treatment, and Discharge of Patients with HFrEF (Heart Failure with "Reduced" Ejection Fraction)"
Zubin J. Eapen, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

December 14, 2016
"Morbidity, Mortality and Improvement"
Ramy Sedhom, MD, PGY 3, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

December 21 and 28, 2016 - NO MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS

January 4, 2017 - 8-9:30 am

"Transgender, Transsexual and Gender Nonconforming Patient Care"
Panel discussion moderated by Saya Segal, MD, Assistant Professor of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

January 11, 2017
"Difficult Conversations; Desperate Situations: The History, Science and Ethics of Decision-Making in Patients with Advance Illness"

Craig Blinderman, MD, MA, FAAHPM, Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

January 18, 2017
"Hypertensive Crisis: Emergency vs. Urgency - Target Organs, CNS, Eyes, Heart, Kidneys - Treatment Goals"
Allan Schwartz, MD, Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

January 25, 2017
"What's New in Obesity Treatment?"

Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

February 1, 2017
"Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Syndrome"

Capecomorin Pitchumoni, MD, Professor of Medicine, Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

February 8, 2017

"Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Glomerular Disease in 2017"

Gerald Appel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

February 15, 2017
"Clinical Basics of Radiation Oncology - What Internists Need to Know"

Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Professor, Rutgers RWJMS, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

February 22, 2017
"Lessons Learned from Physicians Referred for Unprofessional Conduct - 5,000 Cases"

Charles Samenow, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

March 1, 2017
"Examining the 2015 ACR Guidelines for the Treatment of RA"
Gregg Silverman, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology with Tenure, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

March 8, 2017
"Management of Portal Hypertension: An Update"
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD, Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


March 22, 2017
"How to Make Wise Decisions Based on Clinical Data"
Martin J. Tobin, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Professor of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

March 29, 2017
"E-Cigarettes:  What We Know and What to Tell Patients"
Michael Steinberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

April 5, 2017
"IgG4 Disease"

Suresh T.Chari, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

April 12, 2017
"Can Intersectional Innovations Prevent Hospital Infection?"
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, George Dock Professor, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

April 19, 2017

"How to Make Clinical Research More Reproducible and Useful"
John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, C. F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention and Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology), Stanford, CA

April 25, 2017
"Minding the Gap: Preserving Ethical Alignment in the Delivery of Patient Care"
William A. Nelson, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH

April 26, 2017
"Morbidity, Mortality and Improvement"
Madeline Carroll, MD, PGY 3, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

May 3, 2017
"When Statin Myopathy is an Autoimmune Disease"

Lisa Chrisopher-Stine, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

May 10, 2017


"Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR):  Expanded Indications and Implications for Clinical Practice"

Issam Moussa, MD, Professor of Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

May 17, 2017 - To Be Announced

May 24, 2017 - 8-10 AM
"Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma"

Nikoletta Lendvai, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

*Presented by the Cardiovascular Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ