Medicine Grand Rounds

The Department of Medicine hosts local faculty and outstanding regional or national leaders in their respective fields, who present on a range of topics in weekly grand rounds that represent all of the department’s subspecialties. Each year, the Medicine Grand Rounds schedule offers presentations in a variety of formats. These presentations are designed for our faculty, residents, fellows, other healthcare professionals, and researchers who wish to remain up to date on new science in their field and to encourage collaboration among scientists and physicians. Medicine Grand Rounds are held weekly at 12:00pm in the LHAS auditorium. Attendees can receive CME credit.


Tuesdays, Noon-1:00pm

LHAS Auditorium, Montefiore Hospital

Jan 8

Stephanie Maximous, MD

PACCM Year in Review

Jan 15

Jan 22

Leaders in Medicine

Bradford Koles, Jr.

State of the Union: Landscape Scan of the Latest Trends in Health Care

Feb 5

Carolyn Fernandes, MD

Infectious Diseases Year in Review

Feb 12

Health Policy Debate

Joel Nelson, MD
William Shrank, MD

Bumps in the Road: Navigating Towards Universal Health Care

Feb 19

Bench to Bedside

Prem Soman, MD, PhD
Yvonne Eisele, PhD

“Developments in Cardiac ATTR Amyloidosis: Disease mechanisms, diagnosis and therapy”

Feb 26

CF Reynolds Historical Society Lecture

Mindy Schwartz, MD

The Curious History of Leeches- from Hippocrates to FDA Approved Medical Device

Mar 5

Leaders in Medicine

Mark Anderson, MD, PhD

CaMKII is a redox sensor with evolved implications for health and disease

Mar 12

Residents Research Presentations

Ryan Belecanech, MD
Peter Finin, MD
Natalie Klar, MD
Neeti Patel, MD
Georgios Triantafyllou, MD

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Mar 19

Bench to Bedside

Dinesh Khanna, MD
Robert Lafyatis, MD

Systemic Sclerosis – From Bedside to Bench – Lessons learned from Recent Trials

Mar 26

Ken Fasanella, MD
Naudia Jonassaint, MD, MHS

Gastroenterology/Hepatology Year in Review

Apr 2

Special K Klub

Ning Feng, PhD
Anna Zemke, MD, PhD
Nathaniel Weathington, MD, PhD

Apr 16

Apr 23

Medical Education Debate

Stephanie Maximous, MD
Casey McQuade, MD
Raquel Buranosky, MD
Michelle Fleshner, MD

Pro/Anti Interns Working 28-hour Call

Apr 30

125 Victoria Hall

RESEARCH DAY KEYNOTE  (Location: 125 Victoria Hall)

Terence S. Dermody, MD

A Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease

May 7

Residents Research Presentations

Lauren Statman, MD, PhD
Lauren Harter, MD
Diden Saygin, MD
Dustin McCurry, MD
Ricardo Nieves, MD

May 14

May 21

Bench to Bedside

Dimiter Dimitrov, PhD

Therapeutic Antibodies: from Horses to CARs

Prasad Adusumilli, MD

CAR T-cell therapy for solid tumors

May 28

BST S120

Fraley Lecture

Laura M. Dember, MD

Systemic Amyloidosis: Progress in Treating a (not so) Rare Disease

Jun 4

Sarah Merriam, MD
Gaetan Sgro, MD

General Internal Medicine Year in Review

Jun 11

Bench to Bedside

Robert Schoen, MD

Advances and Controversies in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Fri, June 14



Robert M. Roger’s Lecture

G.R. Scott Budinger, MD

Understanding Aging Through the Prism of Alveolar Macrophages

Jun 18

Senior Talk Winners

Neeti Patel, MD

The Price is NOT Right: The Physician Role in Rising Insulin Costs

Phillip Hamilton, MD

What the Hill? When Observational Studies Give you Heartburn

Selected Medicine Grand Rounds presentations can be viewed on the DOM Medical Education Resources website.

Grand Rounds Formats

Special K Klub – Features our star mid-career physician-scientists with K-awards; their work spans the bench to the bedside and represents the best present and future of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.

Discovery – Focused on major scientific discoveries and their impact on the future of medicine and health. The process of discovery, including historical background, will be emphasized with a conclusion highlighting future implications in the field.

Specialty Year in Review – Each Division will review hot topics and landmark papers over the past year.

Spotlight Series – Each Division will organize a session focusing on the translation of basic discoveries to the bedside or population. In each session, one speaker will discuss basic or translational research findings and another will focus on the clinical applications of the science.

Leaders in Medicine – The Chief Residents, in collaboration with the Department Chair, will select and invite prominent outside speakers. When possible, additional “meet the professor” or “rock star” sessions will be held for house staff groups.

Named Lecture Series – The Department and individual Divisions support a number of named lectures each year. Organizers from sponsoring Divisions will work with the Chief Residents to select these featured lectureship recipients.

Point – Counterpoint – Two controversial topics are chosen for the annual Health Policy Debate and Med-Ed Debate. These moderated debates between two speakers are among the most popular Grand Rounds of the year.

Senior Resident Talks – The last Grand Rounds of the year is reserved fro two selected senior talks from the graduating residency class. These speakers are selected by a committee within the residency and honored at the Senior Banquet.

In the summer, Grand Rounds is replaced by resident lecture series and intern “boot camp lectures.”

Each Division holds specialty and sub-specialty Grand Rounds presentations.

Specialty and Sub-Specialty Grand Rounds


Cardiology Grand Rounds provides cardiology faculty and staff an opportunity to hear speakers from across the nation discuss current cutting-edge topics that include basic science, translational, clinical, and educational cardiology research.  The Cardiology Grand Rounds Conference is held on Tuesdays at 7:00am.

Endocrinology and Metabolism

The University-Wide Conference (Endocrine Grand Rounds) consists of lectures by external and internal speakers to expose faculty and trainees to cutting edge research and clinical care developments in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and to increase their basic science knowledge base. Held Fridays at 8:00am.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

GI Grand Rounds are lectures by external and internal faculty and case presentations from GI fellows. Held weekly on Wednesdays at 5:00pm.  GI Research Rounds are held weekly, featuring gastrointestinal research presentations from a multidisciplinary lecture core. Held Fridays at 12:00pm.

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds are held on Friday mornings at 8:00-9:30am.


Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday at 8:00am. Different types of cancers are discussed each week, and the meetings are open to physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurses who are interested in cancer research.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds are held on Thursdays at 4pm.

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Grand Rounds lectures are held monthly on Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm
Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds are held on Thursdays at 4:00pm.


Renal Grand Rounds are held on alternating Thursdays.

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Rheumatology Grand Rounds features a presentation and discussion of the diagnosis and/or management of difficult or interesting cases seen on inpatient consultation service or in the outpatient clinics. A guest speaker from outside the University is invited once a month to speak at the conference. Grand Rounds are held on Fridays at 8:15am.