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.

Please note that the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds will take a break during the summer months.

The next Department of Medicine Grand Rounds will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Click here to view/watch Fall 2020 presentations.
18-Aug-2020Sharon Riddler,MD
Judy Martin, MD
Paul Duprex, MD
Bench to Bedside
COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Implementation
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25-Aug-2020Gary Fischer, MDSpecial: Epic Upgrade Discussion for EPIC Users
8-Sep-2020Tanya Nikiforova, MD
Beth Oczypok, MD, PhD
Reed Doerfler, MD
Esra Karslioglu French,MD
Nate Weathington, MD, PhD
Telemedicine with Learners: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Normal
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How are you teaching students/learners to perform video visits? Join us for today’s Medicine Grand Rounds when some of our master clinician educators will share their expertise and best practices!
15-Sep-2020Monica Gandhi, MD
Bryan McVerry, MD
David Nace, MD
COVID-19 Update
Reasons for Facial Masking for COVID-19: Transmission, Severity of Disease and Immunity
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Why are we masking? Are face masks increasing rates of asymptomatic infection? Is asymptomatic infection able to provide immunity?
Join our Grand Rounds Sept. 15 to hear from Dr. Monica Gandhi from UCSF on the importance of masking and its impact on asymptomatic infection rates as well as from Dr. Bryan McVerry who will summarize the REMAP trial and our REMAP protocol and Dr. David Nace who will summarize our SNF strategy, outcomes and implementation of state grant funding.
22-Sep-2020Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPHHealth Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic
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SARS-CoV2 disproportionately affects vulnerable populations, including African Americans, Latinos, patients from lower socio-economic groups, and the elderly, particularly in long term care facilities. We face similar stark challenges in Pittsburgh. Approximately 30% of our patients admitted with Covid-19 over the last three waves of the epidemic at UPMC were Black.
How can we best protect our most vulnerable patients as we head into a fall and winter season with Covid-19 and influenza? How do social determinants of health impact our care delivery and outcomes? What can we do to address the many structural barriers to care deliver and improved patient outcomes?
Join us to hear from our very own Utibe Essien, MD, MPH in his discussion on the impact of the pandemic on health inequity and solutions to eradicate that inequity going forward.
29-Sep-2020Melissa McNeil, MD
Dedeepya Konuthula, MD
Minimizing Bias in Medical Student Evaluation and Recommendation; How to Achieve Educational Equity
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What disparities exist within our current medical education system? Does bias exist within the AOA selection process? Are biased letters of recommendation having long term impacts on the success of our learners? How can we overcome these disparities to ensure a diverse and vibrant learning community? Join us as our master clinician and educator, Dr. Melissa McNeil, and PGY3 Med-Peds resident, Dr. Dedeepya Konuthula, examine educational disparities and offer strategies for overcoming them.
6-Oct-2020Ryan Augustin, MD
Callie Drohan, MD
Rachael Gordon, MD, PhD
Megan McCarty, MD
Vinny Polsinelli, MD
Resident Research Presentations
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  • Dr. Augustin: Metformin is associated with improved clinical outcomes in diabetic melanoma patients
  • Dr. Drohan: Biomarker-based subphenotyping in acute hypoxic respiratory failure provides prognostic enrichment
  • Dr. Gordon: Crossing the Rubicon: Identification of Rubicon as a Novel Promoter of SLE Pathogenesis
  • Dr. McCarty: Differences in Patient-Reported Rates of Hormone Therapy Use for Menopause Symptoms by Provider Specialty
  • Dr. Polsinelli: Race and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
13-Oct-2020Neil Clancy, MD
Sami El-Dalati, MD
Ghady Haidar, MD
Graham Snyder, MD
What’s new in Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 and beyond
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Infectious disease has come to the forefront of medicine on the national stage and, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza season is upon us. How will UPMC managing flu testing and monitor circulating viruses? What are our strategies for health care workers going into the season? Looking beyond COVID-19, what is on the horizon with the often multi-drug resistant and difficult to identify Candida auris? What are UPMC’s surveillance and preparedness plans moving forward? Finally, surrounded by the opioid crisis that has driven an incredible burden of endocarditis in the region, how does the endocarditis service fit into our practice, and how can it help our patients? Join us for “What’s new in Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 and beyond” to find out!
20-Oct-2020Brian H. Williams, MD, FACSRace, Violence, & Medicine: Showing Up For Justice
How are race, violence, and medicine intertwined, and how do we as physicians advocated for justice on behalf of our patients and our communities? Join us for a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds given by Dr. Brian Williams, MD, FACS, Associated Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Chicago, opinion writer, and host of the podcast Race, Violence, & Medicine to learn more.
27-Oct-2020Aditya Bhonsale, MD
Malamo Countouris, MD
Jeff Fowler, MD
Gavin Hickey, MD
Cardiology Year in Review
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What’s new in the world of cardiology? Join us to hear exciting practice changing updates from our UPMC experts in electrophysiology, interventional & structural cardiology, heart failure, general cardiology, and cardiac imaging!
3-Nov-2020Phil Ades, MDCardiac Rehabilitation: Individualizing and Expanding Care
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Ample evidence demonstrates the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on functional status, health services utilization, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality following a cardiac event. Yet despite these proven benefits, relatively few eligible patients participate in CR. Learn about the CDC’s Million Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative and how traditional CR programs are being re-imagined to better meet patients’ needs from cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Phil Ades, an internationally-recognized expert and pioneer in the field.
10-Nov-2020Beth Hoffman, MPH
Jaime Sidani, PhD, MPH
Todd Wolynn, MD
Vaccine Hesitancy in the Age of COVID-19
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With over 47 million confirmed cases of COVID19 worldwide and over 1.2 million deaths, the scientific push for a vaccine has been unparalleled. However, beyond the logistics of vaccine development, production, and distribution, there lies an incredible amount of misinformation and vaccine hesitancy that has been further propagated by online misinformation. Join us to hear more on the antivaccination movement in the time of COVID as well as our roles as physicians in addressing it.
17-Nov-2020Renee Salas, MD, MPH, MSClimate Change, Health, and Healthcare
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Climate change represents one of our great generational challenges and will significantly impact the practice of academic medicine. Climate change will impact humans through environmental exposure to fire smoke, the movement of tropical infections pathogens like tick and mosquito borne diseases, and the impact on heat on the elderly and medically compromised. An increasingly warm, overpopulated, and highly connected planet amplifies the risk of rapid spread of zoonotic pandemic infections. Please join us to hear more about the widespread impact of climate change on health and health systems, and how we as physicians can embrace climate medicine as a discipline of the future.
24-Nov-2020Tom Radomski, MD, MS
Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD
Faraaz Shah, MD, MPH
Special K Club
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Hear three of our outstanding physician-scientist K grant awardees from within the Department of Medicine share their research as part of our Special K-Club Series. How can we decrease low-value prescribing? What are the metabolic effects of early nutrition support in sepsis? How does serum potassium impact kidney kinase scaffold KS-WKN1?
  • Dr. Radomski: EVOLV-Rx: Evaluating Opportunities to Decrease Low-Value Prescribing The Development of a Claims-Based Metric of Low-Value Prescribing in Older Adults
  • Dr. Boyd-Shiwarski: KS-WNK1: A kidney kinase scaffold regulated by serum [K]+
  • Dr. Shah: Metabolic Effects of Early Nutrition Support in Sepsis
1-Dec-2020Rotonya Carr, MDNAFLD Now and Looking Ahead
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in Western countries, with prevalence continuing to rise as metabolic syndrome continues to impact a quarter of our population. Join to hear more about the state of NAFLD now, and what’s coming on the horizon.
8-Dec-2020Michael DeVita, MDTisherman Lecture
"Settled" Ethical Issues Reevaluated in the Context of the COVID Pandemic: Lessons from Harlem Hospital
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Drawing on his experience from multiple vantage points, Dr. DeVita will discuss the impact of scarce resources on “routine” ethical decisioning, recount challenges to autonomy posed by widespread contagious serious illness, and examine how late consequences of critical illness may impact decisioning.
15-Dec-2020Barry Borlaug, MD
Sanjiv Shah, MD
Bench to Bedside
  • Dr. Borlaug: HFpEF and the hemodynamics of heart failure?
  • Dr. Shah: Data-Driven Approaches to Resolving the Heterogeneity of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
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Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction(HFpEF) impacts millions of patients in the US, with its prevalence continuing to increase as an emerging complication of metabolic syndrome and our obesity epidemic. Nearly half of all patients with heart failure worldwide have HFpEF, and yet there continues to be no effective proven treatment for these patients. All therapies targeting HFpEF have failed in this population. This is an incredibly active area of bench to bedside research, given the enormous impact that an effective therapy could have. With that, we’re thrilled to welcome two speakers who will discuss translational approaches to understanding a complex disease. Dr. Sanjiv Shah will discuss data-driven approaches to address the heterogeneity of HFpEF phenotypes, and Dr. Barry Borlaug will discuss HFpEF and the hemodynamics of heart failure, as part of our Bench-to-Bedside Grand Rounds series.
22-Dec-2020NO MEETING
Winter Recess
29-Dec-2020NO MEETING
Winter Recess


January 5
Anantha Shekhar, MD
Leaders in Medicine
Key Goals and Strategies for Advancing Pitt Med to the Next Level of Excellence
January 12
Bob Wachter, MD
Leaders in Medicine
Healthcare’s Digital Revolution: (Finally) A Time for Optimism
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Following the COVID-19 update, join us for a Grand Rounds Leaders in Medicine Series, as we’re thrilled to welcome Bob Wachter, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco(UCSF), widely considered the father of hospitalist medicine and, indeed, coined the phrase “hospitalist.” Dr. Wachter will discuss healthcare’s digital revolution, why healthcare has gone digital, and the initial decrease in productivity that accompanied digitalization, also known as the productivity paradox. How can tech can help us “reimagine the work”?
January 19
Anna Apostolopoulou, MD
Ali Azeem, MD
Timothy Bober, MD
Saloni Kapoor, MD
Ankit Medhekar, MD
Resident Research Presentations
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  • Dr. Apostolopoulou: Pulmonary aspergillosis complicating non-influenza respiratory viral infections among solid organ transplant recipients
  • Dr. Azeem: Extracellular Volume and Global Longitudinal Strain Both Associate with Outcomes but Correlate Minimally
  • Dr. Bober: Improving Clinical Reasoning in Discharge Summary Documentation via Structured Peer Feedback
  • Dr. Kapoor: Outcomes in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease stratified by Surgical Risk
  • Dr. Medhekar: Diabetes Mellitus in Mild to Moderate Cardiomyopathy
January 26
Mazen El Ali, MD
Georgios Kitsios, MD, PhD
Belinda Rivera-Lebron, MD
Andrej Petrov, MD
PACCM Year in Review
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What’s new in the world of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine? Join us to hear exciting practice changing updates from our UPMC experts in COVID19 care, pulmonary hypertension, sleep medicine, and allergy!
February 2
Vicky Fraser, MD
Update on COVID, COVID Vaccine and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
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Please join us for DOM Grand Rounds, where we are thrilled to welcome Vicky Fraser, MD, the Chair of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Fraser’s career has focused on infectious disease, specifically within HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and hospital acquired infections. As the world has surpassed 100 million known COVID19 cases and new variants emerge from the UK and South America, widespread vaccination is paramount. Join us as Dr. Fraser discusses emerging science around COVID19, vaccination, and the vaccination hesitancy that persists.
February 9
Evan Ray, MD, PhD
Leslie Scheunemann, MD, MPH
Giraldina Trevejo-Nunez, MD
Special K Club
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  • Dr. Ray: Muc-ing around with minerals: the influence of Mucin1 on calcium and magnesium homeostasis
  • Dr. Scheunemann: TeleRecovery: Towards Scalable Transitional Rehabilitation for Older Critical Illness Survivors in Rural Communities
  • Dr. Trevejo-Nunez: Role of Regnase-1 in host immunity against bacterial infections
February 16
David Lacomis, MD
Timothy Miller, MD, PhD
Bench to Bedside
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Dr. Lacomis: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Bedside to Bench
  • Dr. Miller: RNA targeted therapeutics for ALS
Please join us for Grand Rounds, as we continue our Bench to Bedside series and discuss cutting edge research into therapies addressing ALS and their application at the bedside. We’ll be joined by Timothy Miller, MD, PhD of Washington University in St. Louis, lead author on NEJM article discussing targeting of SOD1 messenger RNA to reduce SOD1 levels in the CSF for those patients with ALS due to SOD1 mutation and our very own David Lacomis, MD, Chief of Neuromuscular Diseases in Neurology and a clinical leader in ALS treatment.
February 23
Andrew Simpson, PhD
C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture
Linking the Past and the Future: Using Medical History to Understand Current Issues in Health Care
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Please join us for Grand Rounds, as we welcome Andrew Simpson, Ph.D. for our Annual CF Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture. Dr. Simpson is an Assistant Professor of History at Duquesne University and the author of “The Medical Metropolis: Health Care and Economic Transformation in Pittsburgh and Houston”. He will be discussing how our medical history informs the current issues we face in health care. We look forward to (virtually) seeing you there!
March 2
Brie Williams, MD, MS
Aging and Dying in Prison: Integrating geriatrics and palliative care into prison reform
One of our major generational challenges is the aging of our population (aging pandemic). A particular challenge is the aging of our large prison population in the U.S. As the number of older prisoners rise, described as the correctional aging crisis, we must address aging, illness and dying in the prison system as well as integration of palliative care and geriatrics into prison reform.
Please join us for Grand Rounds as we welcome Brie Williams, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a leading investigator focused on health disparities surrounding aging in the criminal justice system.
March 9
Amar Kohli, MD
Eloho Ufomata, MD
General Internal Medicine Year in Review
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How has COVID-19 impacted our patients’ day to day lives? The pandemic has brought changes in life expectancy, reproduction & contraception (COVID babies), delivery of care with a rapid shift to telemedicine, and pandemic weight gain (Covi-besity). This has been a year of incredible change and innovation for General Internal Medicine physicians and their patients. General Internal Medicine Year in Review will address this and more, so please join us to hear practice changing updates.
March 16
Tiffany Brazile, MD
Sikemi Ibikunle, MD
Sophia Knoell, MD
Matthew Nguyen, MD
Daniel (Tuck) Stapor, MD
Resident Research Presentations
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  • Dr. Brazile: Survival of the fattest? Association of BMI and Survival in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
  • Dr. Ibikunle: Knowledge and Attitudes about Genetic Research in Black and White Women with Breast Cancer
  • Dr. Knoell: Hypokalemia Induced Expression of WNK Bodies in Mouse and Human Tissue
  • Dr. Nguyen: A Fbxo48 inhibitor prevents pAMPKα degradation and ameliorates insulin resistance
  • Dr. Stapor: Molecular Correlates and Therapeutic Targets in T cell-inflamed verses non-T cell-inflamed Tumors Across Cancer Types
March 23
Bryan McVerry, MD
Georgios Kitsios, MD, PhD
Bench to Bedside
ARDS phenotypes and the microbiome: from bedside to bench and back again
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One of the major complications of the H1N1 and Covid-19 pandemic was severe acute lung injury, also called the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This common lung injury and inflammation syndrome remains a major cause of ICU admissions, morbidity and mortality.
How do we better stratify patients with ARDS into distinct subgroups in the hopes of better understanding divergent outcomes? What role, if any, does the microbiome play in this process? Please join us for our Bench to Bedside Grand Rounds series given by Bryan McVerry, MD and Georgios Kitsios, MD, PhD as they discuss ARDS phenotypes and the microbiome.
March 30
Nancy Spector, MD
Moving the Needle: Mentorship, Sponsorship and Allyship
Please join us for our next Grand Rounds, as we welcome Nancy Spector, MD, Vice Dean for Faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, and Executive Director for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program. Mentorship in academic medicine is critical in the development of physicians and scientists, known to accelerate career trajectory, increase productivity, and improve career satisfaction when done well. Additionally, strong sponsorship and allyship is essential on the path toward creating the richly diverse and inclusive environment that we continue to strive for. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Spector as she discusses how to move the needle on mentorship, sponsorship, and allyship.
April 6
Ryan Augustin, MD
Andrew Murphy, MD
Thuy Bui, MD
Amar Kohli, MD
Med Ed Debate
The Annual Medical Education Debate: Should Third Year Clerkships Move to Pass Fail?
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April 13
John Reilly, MD
Leaders in Medicine
The future of academic medical centers: the journey to scale
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Please join us for our next Grand Rounds, as we welcome back our former Department of Medicine Chairman and current University of Colorado School of Medicine Dean, John J. Reilly, Jr., MD as part of our Leaders in Medicine Series. Dr. Reilly will discuss the future of academic medical centers and the journey to scale.
April 20
John Evankovich, MD
Chethan Puttarajappa, MD
Dharendra Thapa, PhD
Special K Club
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Please join us for our next Grand Rounds as we hear from three of our outstanding physician-scientist K grant awardees from within the Department of Medicine as they share their research as part of our Special K Club series.
  • Dr. Evankovich: DAMP's, Drugs, Degradation: Targeting Protein Degradation Pathways that Regulate Innate Immunity in Acute Lung Injury
  • Dr. Puttarajappa: Virtual HLA crossmatch to improve efficiency of kidney allocation and organ placement
  • Dr. Thapa: Understanding the role of lysine acetylation in regulation of cardiac energy metabolism
April 27
Katrina Armstrong, MD
Research Day
Unraveling Disparities in Genomic Medicine
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May 4
Melissa McNeil, MD
Leaders in Medicine
Leading from the Trenches: Strategies for Success
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We welcome and honor our very own Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH for our Leaders in Medicine Series.
May 11
Vlado Perkovic, MBBS, PhD
Annual Donald S. Fraley Memorial Lecture
Evidence based kidney protection in Type 2 Diabetes and beyond
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Please join us for our next Grand Rounds, as we welcome Vlado Perkovic, MBBS, PhD for our Annual Fraley Lecture. Dr. Perkovic is the Dean of Medicine and Health at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, with research focusing on prevention of kidney disease progression. Here in the US, an estimated 10.5% of the population has diabetes with a prevalence of 25% of those with type 2 diabetes having CKD3-5. Dr. Perkovic will discuss evidence based kidney protection in Type 2 Diabetes and beyond.
May 18
Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Dueker, MD, MPH
Asif Khalid, MD
David Levinthal, MD, PhD
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Year in Review
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  • Dr. Duarte-Rojo: Tele-prehabilitation for liver transplant candidates
  • Dr. Dueker: COVID 19 Impact on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Challenges Ahead
  • Dr. Khalid: COVID 19 and the GI lab: from Zero... to N95
  • Dr. Levinthal: Digital Behavioral Health Interventions for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
May 25
June 1
Aryan Aiyer, MD
Philip Joseph, MD
Health Policy Debate
Pro/Con on public health approaches to CVD prevention
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  • Dr. Aiyer: Traditional Risk-Based Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of ASCVD: An Evolving Model That Works
  • Dr. Joseph: A Polypill Approach to Primary CVD Prevention
June 4
Mark W. Geraci, MD
Rogers Lectureship
Lung Cancer Chemoprevention: Implications for Early Carcinogenesis
June 8
Martin Steinberg, MD
David Williams, MD
Bench to Bedside
BCL11A and Hb F in SCD/lentivirus vector containing a silencing RNA
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  • Dr. Steinberg: Targeting Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Cell Disease
  • Dr. Williams: Clinical Application of Post-transcriptional Silencing of BCL11A
June 15
Doug White, MD
Lisa Villarroel, MD MPH
Leaders in Medicine
  • Dr. White: Equity and the Allocation of Scarce COVID-19 Medications
  • Dr. Villarroel: Equity and Access to Hospital Beds through the Arizona Surge Line

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.