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General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

First 3 Tuesdays of the month, from 8:00-9:00am, at The Denver Hospice - 8299 East Lowry Blvd, Denver

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8/4/2015 Mark Earnest, Professor of Medicine, Interim Division Head, General Internal Medicine Anschutz (Central) Primary Care Enterprise mms://

8/11/2015 Manisha Bhide and Kandace Shepherd Working with the Physician Assistant

8/18/2015 Ronald Wise, UC Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Ophthalmology 101

9/1/2015 Enrique Alvarez, Professor, General Internal Medicine, Update on Multiple Sclerosis

9/8/2015 Kristen de Santo EBM Point-of-Care Resources in the Health Sciences Library

9/15/2015 Clarence Braddock, Meiklejohn Visiting Professor, Patient-Centeredness as an Organizing Framework for Medical Education

10/6/2015 Drs. David Schwartz and Ralph Gonzales 
 Caring Wisely: Engaging the Front Lines in Improving Health Care Value 

Dave Tanaka ​ Aspirin for Primary Prevention Update 2015

10/20/2015 Thomas Meyer Art in Medicine

11/3/2015 Steven Bradley Better Patient Health at Lower Cost: Achieving High-Value Healthcare 

11/10/2015 Molly Medakovich A Closer Look: Visual Arts and the Art of Medicine 

Ethan Cumbler Leading Change in Clinical Microsystems 

12/1/2015 John Koeppe  Common Outpatient Infections and their Management

12/8/2015 Erik Wallace From Gun Violence to Gun Safety: What is a Clinician's Role in the Great Gun Debate? 

12/15/2015 Lavanya Kondapalli 
Cardio-Oncology: Cardiac Care Specific to Cancer Patients and Survivors - Cancelled due to Inclement weather

1/5/2016 ​Angela Thompson and Meghan Jeffres ​MAD MEDS Buy or Sell Medications Approved in 2015  

1/12/2016 Jason Hoppe Maximizing Your Use of the Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program mms://

1/19/2016 Jessica Kendrick Manging Chronic Kidney Disease Managing  

2/2/2016 Dan Matlock Improving Medical Decision Quality: Implementing Shared Decision Making 
- Cancelled due to Inclement weather​

2/9/2016 Kevin Rogers PAD dx and Management 

2/16/2016 Read Pierce Burnout and Resilience 

3/1/2016 Arleen F. Brown, Brettell Visiting Professor Reducing Healthcare Disparities and Promoting Health Equity in Clinical Practice

3/8/2016 Todd M Bull The Center for Lungs and Breathing

3/15/2016 Michael McDermott​ Hyperthyroidism

4/5/2016 Annie Moore

4/12/2016 Darlene Tad-y

4/19/2016 Dennis Boyle

5/3/2016 Paul Menard-Katcher

5/10/2016 Karen Wyatt

5/17/2016 Vitoria Seligman

6/7/2016 Shabnam Showell and others  Shoulder Exam

6/14/2016 Shabnam Showell and others  Knee Exam

6/21/2016 Robert Carson

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8/5/2014 Mark Earnest, Professor of Medicine, Interim Division Head, General Internal Medicine Division Transition – Where do we go from here?

 Nichole Zehnder, Chris King and Kelly White Updates in the CUSOM Adult Ambulatory Care and Hospitalized Adult Care Clerkship

8/19/2014 Robert Valuck, UC Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Prescription Drug Abuse in Colorado

9/2/2014 CT Lin, Professor, General Internal Medicine, Communicating and Computing in the Exam Room 

9/9/2014 Jeannette Guerrasio, Associate Professor, UCH
Remediation of Residents and Students

9/16/2014 Abraham Nussbaum, Director Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Service, Denver Health, My doctor recommended pot   mms://

9/23/2014 Brettell Visiting Professor- Eric Holmboe, MD, Senior Vice President, Milestone Development and Evaluation, ACGME
Assessment Challenges

CANCELLED - Meiklejohn Visting Professor - Clarence Braddock
, MD Professor, Vice Dean for Education, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Chief Medical Education Officer, UCLA
Patient centeredness as an organizing framework for medical education

9/30/2014 David Tanaka, MD and Ed Murphy, MD Update in Geriatrics: Who should have the high dose flu vaccine? Do patients over age 65 need 13 AND 23 valent pneumococcal vaccination?
Update: Pneumonia Vaccination Guidelines  

10/7/2014  William Sullivan, MD, Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion Service, Denver VA, Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Epidural Steroid Injections: Recent history, FDA Safe Use Initiative, and Multi-Society Pain Workgroup

10/14/2014 John Koeppe, UC Associate Professor, Internal Medicine HIV in Primary Care

10/21/2014 Ev Hutt, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Delivering Palliative Care in Sub-Saharan Africa
11/4/2014 CV/portfolio review, Eva Aagaard, UC Associate Professor, Internal Medicine  


11/11/2014 Janice Hanson, Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Giving Feedback: What Makes it Useful? Why Write it Down?      

11/18/2014 Kelly J Caverzagie, Associate Dean of Educational Strategy, University of Nebraska School of Medicine Two Birds and One Stone: Integrating Education and Clinical Redesign to Achieve the Common Mission​

12/2/2014 Dan Matlock, UC Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Research Abstract Presentation mms://

12/9/2014 Erik Wallace, Associate Dean for Colorado Springs Branch, UC School of Medicine, Gun Safety and Violence 

12/16/2014 Rachel Swigris, UC Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Resiliency   


January 06, 2015 Brandon Combs, UC Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine  mms://

1/13/2015 Carol Stamm, UC Associate Professor, ​Obstetrics and Gynecology, Presby-St Luke, ACA and the Well Woman exam 

1/20/2015 Jeff Wallace, UC Professor, Geriatrics, Polypharmacy 

2/3/2015 Suzanne Brandenburg, UC Professor, Internal Medicine


2/10/2014 Gaby (Maria) Frank, Associate Chief of Hospital Medicine, Denver Health mms://

2/17/2014 Stuart Linas, UC Professor, Chief of Nephrology, Denver Health Medical Center   Literature update Bp, CKD, glom d


3/3/2015 Rachel Swigris, Tess Jones, Anjali Dhurandhar, Richard Froude,  Heart of Medicine 2015 mms://

3/10/2015 Marisha Burden, Cheif of Hospital Medicine, Denver Health


3/17/2015 Sansrita Nepal, Internal Medicine, Denver Health, Updates in the anticoagulants and anticoagulation management in the perioperative period 


4/7/2015  Cory Dunnick, Associate Professor, Dermatology  


4/14/2015 Dan Matlock, UC Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics - Research Abstract Presentation   mms://

4/21/2015 David Ginosar, Denver HealthPrescribing the pill to prevent HIV

5/5/2015 Joseph Frank, Internist, VA ECHCS, Update in pain management

5/12/2015 Jennifer Stichman, Internist, Denver Health Rheum and non-rheum joint complaints mms://

5/19/2015 Research Abstract Presentation with Several Presenters
6/2/2015   Robert Davies, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education Practical Approach to Adult ADHD in Primary Care
6/9/2015 Eva Aagaard, Director, Academy of Mical Educators and Assistant Dean for Lifelong Learning  Setting A Destination & Charting A Course 

6/16/2015 Hermione Hurley, Director of Correctional Care Hospitalist Services, Denver Health, Developments in the ACA and prisoner/jail health care


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
January 14 Adam Abraham Opiate Therapy and Treatment of Chronic Non-cancer Pain
January 21 Maria Frank Symbols in Medicine: The History of the White Coat and Stethoscope
February 4 Jennifer Gaudiani  Medical Complications of Eating Disorders     
February 11 Dan Matlock (letter), Brandon Combs Katie Heist Primary Care Based Research - Possible?

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 
April 15 Micol Rothman, Osteoporosis: An Update

May 6 Brandon Combs, Evidence Based Medicine - Putting Principles into Action 
May 13  David Tanaka Asthma in Adult Cases​
May 20 Marisha Burden Gender Differences in Academic Hospital Medicine​
June 3 Paul Redstone The Hand  handout​
June 10 
Robert Eckel Cholesterol Guideline​
June 17 
Karen Wyatt What Physicians need to know about death and dying​
Ask, Assess, Advise  5 Keys to a Peaceful Passing  Palliative Care Guideline

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

Jun 4th Dr Shandra Wilson Hematuria, Kidney & Bladder Cancer for the Primary Care Physician

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
8/23/11 Ali I. Musani, MD, FCCP, FACP: Interventional Pulmonology8/30/11Michael 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 
10/4/11  Site-Specific Faculty Meeting10/11/11Angelo 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 
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)
December 27  NO Grand Rounds – HOLIDAY
January 3  NO Grand Rounds – HOLIDAY
1/31/12  Site-Specific Faculty Meeting
2/21/12  Darlene Tad-y, MD: Quality Improvement in Medical Education
2/28/12  No speaker
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
4/17/12  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
5/22/12  Dr. Ted Parks--"A Practical Approach to Common Shoulder Problems" Part 1 Part 2
6/5/12  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"