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General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00am

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August 13 Gail Albertson, Associate Professor, COO UPI  Clinical Quality Reporting: Value Modifier
August 20 Florin Costache, Clinical Director Podiatry Section, UCH Primary Foot Care and Foot and Leg Trauma   
September 3 Michelle Nikels and Rachel Swigris #Let'sChange: Quality Improvement in Resident Clinic  
September 10 Inigo San Millan Metabolic Fitness: What we have learnt from elite athletes that can be applied to populations with chronic diseases
September 17 Dr. William T. Branch, Brettell Memorial Endowment Well-being and Renewal
October 1 Nichole Zehnder Conflict Negotiation: Preventing Earthquakes
October 8 Nanette Santoro Managing Menopause 
October 15 Kristina Tocce New Developments in Contraception
November 5 Heidi Wald The DOM Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Program​
November 12 Brandon Combs Screening for Cancer: Balancing the benefits and risks Screening Fact Boxes
November 19 Ron Gibbs Maintenance of Certification Portfolio Approval Program FAQ Summary of Changes 
December 3 Carol Foster The ischemic mechanism of Meniere attacks
December 10 Manisha Bhide and Mara Schwartz Continuous Glucose Monitorying and Insulin Pump--A Primary Care Perspective
December 17 Rich Penaloza The Beauty of Kenya References and Links
January 7 Robert E. Feinstein The Doctor, the Hateful Patient, and the Movies; Managing patients with Personality Disorder in Primary Care Settings Long Handout and Book Chapter
February 18 Janet Corral, MD How to rock social media for your academic conference presentations
February 25 Meiklejohn Visiting Professorship, David W Bates, MD Health IT in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

March 4 Marisa Echaniz, MD and Kristin Furfari, MD Learning the Learner:
 A Tool for Mentorship and Goal Development in Medical Education

March 11 Mark Ebadi, MD, Colorado Allergy, Allergy/Immunology Pearls: A Cost Effective 

March 18 John Koeppe, MD, Anschutz Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Test and you will diagnose—But what does that mean?  A PCP’s attempt to understand   
April 1 Sarah Rowan, DHHA, Hepatitis C Testing and Care in Community Health Centers
April 8 Dennis Boyle, The Domino Effect Professionalism in Medicine     
April 15 Micol Rothman, Osteoporosis
May 6 Brandon Combs, Evidence Based Medicine - Putting Principles into Action     
May 13  David Tanaka  
May 20 Marisha Burden   
June 3 Paul Redstone     
June 10 Robert Eckel     
June 17 Karen Wyatt

​Sept 25th Dr Eva Aagaard, UCH Faculty Development in DGIM: vision, values and next steps

Denver Hospice

Oct 2nd  Dr Chad Stickrath, VA Eight Things to Do Differently Tomorrow
Oct 9th  Dr Darlene Tad-y, UCH Case Conference: DGIM Morbidity and Mortality
Oct 16th  Dr Darlene Tad-y, UCH Doing QI with Learner  (Faculty) (Residents/Students)

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute

Nov 6th  Dr Rick Miranda, P/SL  New Updates to Adult Vaccinations
Nov 20th  Dr Nichole Zehnder, UCH The How To Guide: A Chalk Talk Talk

Denver Hospice 

Dec 11th  Senator Irene Aguilar, MD Colorado Health Care Reform: The Path Ahead

Dec 18th  Dr Kathryn Pollak, Duke Motivational Interviewing Refresher
Dec 25th  No Grand Rounds

Jan 1st  No Grand Rounds
Jan 8th  Dr Greg Everson, UCH Advances in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C

Jan 15th  Dr Alexander Benson, UCH Tailoring transfusion decisions to your patients using physiologic and evidence-based rationale
Jan 22nd  Dr Darlene Tad-y, UCH, Faculty Development Program QI #2
Jan 29th  Dr Judy Bowen, 2013 Brettell Visiting Professor, Univ of Oregon, Design Priniciples for Caring and Learning in Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes

Feb 19th  Dr Darlene Tad-y--Case Conference

Feb 26th  Dr Paritosh Kaul, Children's Hospital Educator's Portfolio​ handout


Denver Health, Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute

Mar 5th  Dr Darlene Tad-y, UCH Faculty Development Program QI #3 Flowchart handout
Cause and Effect handout

Denver Health, Pavilion C, Sabin Classroom

Mar 12th  Dr Julie Venci, Lost in Transition: Bridging the Gap between Pediatric and Adult Medicine Family Voices handout

Denver Health, Rita Bass, Ben Nighthorse Campbell Auditorium

Mar 26th  No Grand Rounds

Denver Health, Rita Bass, Ben Nighthorse Campbell Auditorium

Apr 2nd  Dr Jeremy Long, DH Accountability in the Medical Profession: A GIM Perspective

Denver Health, Pavilion C, Sabin Classroom

Apr 9th  Dr Marisha Burden Should We Curb the Curbside? JHM Article

Denver Health, Rita Bass, Ben Nighthorse Campbell Auditorium

Apr 16th  Dan Meyers, Director of Communications and Media, UCH  Media 101--How to Get Your Message Out
Apr 23rd  Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MScMeiklejohn Visiting Professor,
Health Commissioner and Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Mayor of New Orleans
Professor of Medicine, Tulane School of Medicine Care for the City that Care Forgot
2013 Elaine Cleary Award presentation

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, Conference Room 2007

Apr 30th Dr David A. Schwartz, Chair of Medicine--Annual Update for the Division

Denver Hospice

May 7th Dr Ethan Cumbler What Makes an Exceptional Clinician? The Clinical Portfolio handout 

VAMC Basement Auditorium

May 14th  Dr Gaby Frank, DH Medical Symbols: Facts, Errors and Confusion   
May 21st  Dr Jay Redington, VA, Odds and Ends from Infection Diseases to the Internist
May 28th  Dr Ravi Gopal, VA--Bias in the Medical Literature  

Denver Hospice

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Basement Auditorium

Jun 11th  Dr Julia Rhiannon, VA Systemic Sclerosis 101
Jun 18th  Dr Patrick Kneeland and Dr Christine Gilroy, UCH Case Conference

Denver Hospice


Jun 25th  Dr Janice Hanson, Children's


Date Speaker
8/2/11 David Koets, MD: Advancing Advance Care Planning Implementation of MOST in Colorado
8/9/11 John Koeppe, MD: Common Infections in the Outpatient Setting
8/16/11  Trujillo, Pharm D, BCPS (AQ Cardiology): Recent Advances in Anticoagulant Therapy: Will New Oral Agents Render Warfarin a Thing of the Past?
8/23/11  Ali I. Musani, MD, FCCP, FACP: Interventional Pulmonology
8/30/11 Michael Blieden, MD, FCCP, FACP: Elderly Drivers
9/6/11 Steven Kick, MD MSPH: Coronary Artery Calcification: Review and Executive Health Experience
9/13/11  Jeanne Rozwadowski, MD: Integrated Behavioral Health 
9/20/11 Rebecca Allyn, MD: Physician Burnout 
9/27/11 Dave Tanaka, MD: My Month in Japan: Comparing Health Care and Medical Education Systems 
10/4/11 Site-Specific Faculty Meeting
10/11/11 Angelo Volandes, MD - General Medicine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Improving the Quality of Care at the End of Life with Videos: Dementia, Cancer and Heart Failure
10/18/11 Nichole Zehnder, MD: Physician Assisted Suicide: A Historical Perspective and a Present Day Case
10/25/11 Jamal Moloo, MD MPH: Evaluating Chest Pain: Selecting the Optimal Study for Your Patient
11/1/11 Daniel Richlie, MD: Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care 
11/8/11  Business Meeting/Dr. Schwartz introduction
11/15/11 Rich Penaloza, MD: Life and Health in New Zealand 
11/22/11 Eugenia Carroll, MD FACC: Structural Heart Disease in Women 
11/29/11 Laura Hurley, MD MPH:  U.S. Adult Vaccine Program Update:  The Evolving Landscape
12/6/11 Margherita Mascolo, MD: Medical Complications of Eating Disorders 
12/13/11 Therese Jones, PhD: Mirror, Lamp, and Lens: The Arts and Humanities in Medical Education and Clinical Practice (Talking to the Family)
11/20/11  Brian Wolfe, MD: Perioperative Cases: What is new in Periop medicine
Case-based discussion of new literature in periop medicine
December 27 NO Grand Rounds – HOLIDAY
January 3 NO Grand Rounds – HOLIDAY
1/10/12 Dan Hoody, MD: Global Health in Graduate Medical Education 
1/17/12 Dr. Mitra Razzaghi: Doc, It’s My Hormones!Female Sex Hormones and Common Complaints 
1/24/12 Wagner Schorr Ratzlaff, MD: Managing Patient Complexity: Disease Management, PCMH, and the Ambulatory Intensive Caring Unit - Models for Improving Patient Care 
1/31/12 Site-Specific Faculty Meeting
2/7/12 Nicole Joseph, MD: Patient Centered Medical Home in a Safety Net Community Health Clinic: The Transformation of Eastside Adult Clinic
2/14/12 Julie Taub, MD: The Treatment of Acute Alcohol Withdrawal
2/21/12 Darlene Tad-y, MD: Quality Improvement in Medical Education
2/28/12 No speaker
3/6/12 Chad Stickrath, MD: 8 Things to Do Differently Tomorrow: The (Lack of) Evidence behind Common Internist Practices
3/13/12 Alicia Appel, MD: Update on Osteoporosis
3/20/12 David Hirsch, MD, Assistant Professor in Medicine and Scholar of The Academy, Director and co-founder Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship Harvard Medical School: The Core Principles of the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship: A Continuous Educational Environment
3/27/12 NO Grand Rounds - Spring Break
4/3/12 Site-Specific Faculty Meeting
4/10 /12 Gerard Salame, MD-- Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter--a New Tool in the U/S Era
4/17/12 Dr. David Ginosar & Mark Collier, Esq-- Prophylaxis of Medical-Legal Complications in Chronic Opioid Therapy
4/24/12 Dr. Steve Schroeder, UCSF -- Meiklejohn Visiting Professor-- What Physcians Should Know about Smoking, 2012
5/1/12 Dr. Anjali Dhurandhar--The Placebo Effect
5/8/12 Dr. Therese Jones--Healing With Stories:  An Introduction to Narrative Medicine
5/15/12 Dr. Julia Rhiannon--Dermatomyositis: Narrative and Clinical Update
5/22/12 Dr. Ted Parks--"A Practical Approach to Common Shoulder Problems" Part 1 Part 2
5/29/12 Dr. Amira del Pino-Jones--Ice, Snow and Wisdom Weed: Illicit Drug Use and Prescription Drug Abuse in Hospitalized Patients
Dr Mike McDermott, Dr Karen Polsky and Dr Rich Penaloza-- Access to Healthcare in Colorado
6/12/12 Dr. Kathryn Pollak-- Weight's Up Doc? Efficacy of Physician Weight Loss Counseling
6/19/12 Dr. Jessica Campbell and Dr Rachel Swigris--"You Should Write That Case Up" Creating Learning Communities on the Wards and in Clinic
6/26/12 Dr. Kathryn Lieber -- "Treatment of Chronic Insomnia: From A to Zzz"
June 28, 2011: Laura Hurly, MD.
June 21, 2011: Mark Thrun, MD. "STD Treatment Guidelines 2010"
June 7, 2011: Marvin Goldberg, MD. "Treatment of Hypertension"
May 24, 2011: Daniel Savin, MD. "Refugee Mental Health"
May 17, 2011: Adam Trosterman, MD. "Diagnosing Your Learner"
May 10, 2011: Lily Cervantes, MD. "Health Disparities: A Latino Perspective"
May 3, 2011: Katie Heist, MD. “Primary Care CPC”
April 26, 2011: David Eisenberg, MD
April 19, 2011: Lisa Schilling, MD, MSPH. "SAFTINet" and John F. Steiner, MD, MPH. "SPAN for CER"April 12, 2011: Becky Hanratty, MD. "New Oral Anticoagulants"
April 12, 2011: Rebecca Hanratty, MD. "New Oral Anticoagulants"
April 5, 2011: Carolyn M. Clancy, MD. Director, AHRQ
March 8, 2011: Dimitriy Levin, MD. "Perioperative Management of Chronic Medications"
March 1, 2011: Martin Reite, MD. "Insomnia – conceptualization and management in 2011
February 22, 2011: Lisa Corbin, MD, FACP. "Update on Supplements"
February 8, 2011: William D. Schlaff, MD. "Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis-Related Pain" (request presentation copy)
January 25, 2011: Paul Redstone, MD. "History of Biological Warfare"
January 18, 2011: Brian Dwinnell, MD and Dennis Boyle, MD. "The Difficult Patient"
January 11, 2011: Laura Rosenthal, MD. "Playing Telephone"
January 4, 2011: Nancy Maller, MD. "Rehospitalization:  A Review for the Inpatient Physician" (contact presenter for copy) 
December 14, 2010: Brent Van Dorsten, Ph.D. "Challenges of Managing Pain in Primary Care Settings" (request presentation copy)
December, 7, 2010: CT Lin, MD. "Improving the Readability of EHRs"
November 30, 2010: Connor McBryde, MD. "Collaborative Cardiac Care in Primary Care"
November 23, 2010: Jeanie Youngwerth, MD. "Getting the MOST from Advance Care Planning"
June 22, 2010: Julie Reiskin, MD. "Health Care for People with Disabilities: Health Promotion and Prevention in the 21st Century"
June 15, 2010: Larry Feinberg, MD. "Self-Evaluation Process 2009 Update in Office-Based Internal Medicine Module C0J  Version 09-1"
June 1, 2010: Victoria Seligman, MD. 
April 27, 2010: Christopher Schneck, MD. "Bipolar Disorders in Primary Care Settings"
March 23, 2010: David Tuuk, MD.
January 19, 2010: Kim Chen, MD.
August 18, 2009: Judy Zerzan, MD, MPH., and Judith Albino, PhD. "Working Effectively with Conflict"