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


September 6
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
Suji Uhm, MD, MPH
Marian Jarlenski, PhD
Mehret Birru Talabi, MD, PhD
Greer Donley, JD
Ensuring patient-centered care in a post-Roe world
September 13
Ken Ho, MD
Monkeypox Update
Watch Presentation
September 20
Rachel Hannum, MD
Andrew Knight, MD
Amy Labar, MD
Gautam Rangavajla, MD
Bradley Very, MD
Residents Research Presentations
Watch Presentations
  • Dr. Hannum: Gender Difference in Burnout and Fulfillment: Can Leadership Close the Gap?
  • Dr. Knight: The Effect of Immunosuppression During Anti-PD-1 Treatment for Stage III Melanoma
  • Dr. Labar: Plasma Levels of Soluble Suppression of Tumorigenicity (sST2) Are Associated with Markers of Injury, Severity of Illness, and Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Dr. Rangavajla: Guideline-directed medical therapy in primary prevention defibrillator recipients and their mortality risk
  • Dr. Very: Demographic Differences in Palliative Care Contact Among Patients with Heart Failure
September 27
Lise Vesterlund, PhD
The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work
Watch Presentation
October 4
Mohammad Al-Bataineh, DVM, MS, PhD
Marc C. Gauthier, MD
Craig Seaman, MD, MS
Special K Club
Watch Presentations
  • Dr. Al-Bataineh: Novel Role for MUC1 in Acid-Base Homeostasis
  • Dr. Gauthier: CCL5 as a Potential Bridge Between T1-High and T2-High Asthma
  • Dr. Seaman: Von Willebrand Disease Aging and Bleeding Correlation Study (VWD ABC)
October 11
Rupa Marya, MD
Tisherman Lecture
The Anatomy of Injustice: Interventions to Treat What Ails Us
Watch Presentation
*Co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Health Law
October 18
Maggie Whelan, MD, PhD
Sheila Velez Martinez, JD
Leaders in Medicine
Asylum Evaluations and the Impact of Physicians
Watch Presentation
October 25
Sandeep Jain, MD
Guy Salama, PhD
Bench to Bedside
Atrial Fibrillation
Watch Presentations
  • Dr. Jain: Mechanisms and Management of Atrial Fibrilation
  • Dr. Salama: Relaxin as a Therapy for Atrial Fibrilation
November 1
Adriana Cifuentes De La Torre, MD
Mohanad Hamandi, MD
Susan Jacob, MD
Sarah Mann, MD
Residents Research Presentations
Watch Presentations
  • Dr. Cifuentes De La Torre: Calorie Restriction and Metabolic Adaptations in Obesity
  • Dr. Hamandi: The Association of Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins With Cognitive Function: ELSA‐Brazil (the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health)
  • Dr. Jacob: Ultra-processed food consumption and multi year clinical trajectories in IBD
  • Dr. Mann: Impact of Cutaneous Vasculitis on Quality-of-Life
November 8
Lena Makaroun, MD, MS
Cara Mitchell, DO
Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Geriatics Year In Review
Watch Presentations
November 15
No MeetingCancelled/Postponed to 2023
November 22
BREAK - No Meeting
November 29
Konstantinos Aronis, MD
Anum Saeed, MD
Natalie Stokes, MD
Cardiology Year in Review
Watch Presentations
December 6
Ann Perrin, MD, MPH
Michael Simonson, MD, MS
General Internal Medicine Year in Review (Hospital)
December 13
Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD
Ibrahim Sultan, MD
Bench to Bedside
Aortic Stenosis and Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
December 20
HOLIDAY - No Meeting
December 27
HOLIDAY - No Meeting

2023 - Upcoming Medicine Grand Rounds



January 3

HOLIDAY - No Meeting

January 10

Marc Gauthier, MD
Corrine Kliment, MD, PhD
Eleanor Valenzi, MD

PACCM Year in Review

  • Dr. Gauthier: Asthma
  • Dr. Kliment: COPD
  • Dr. Valenzi: ILD

January 17

Dana Ascherman, MD
Chester Oddis, MD

Bench to Bedside

January 24

Sawa Ito, MD, PhD
Warren Schlomchik, MD

Bench to Bedside

January 31

Ken Ho, MD, MPH
Graham Snyder, MD, MS
Ryan Shields, PharmD, MS

Infectious Diseases Year in Review

  • Dr. Ho: Monkeypox
  • Dr. Shields: Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Dr. Snyder: COVID & Influenza

February 7

Sylk Sotto, EDD, MBA, MPS

Leaders In Medicine

February 14

Allie Dakroub, MD, MS
Andrew Klein, MD

General Internal Medicine Year in Review (Outpatient)

February 21

Jaipreet Virdi, PhD

CF Reynolds Lecture

The Edge of Silence: A History of Fanciful Deafness Fads

February 28

Yvette Yien, MD
Julia Xu, MD

Bench to Bedside

Iron Metabolism, Erythropoiesis, and Sickle Cell Disease

March 7


March 14

Jeffrey Dueker, MD, MPH
Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Year in Review

March 21

Marc Triola, MD

Leaders In Medicine

March 28

Rod Tan, MD, PhD
Manisha Jhamb, MD, MPH

Bench to Bedside

Chronic Kidney Disease

April 4

Eva Aagaard, MD

Leaders In Medicine

April 11


April 18


April 25


Research Day

May 2


May 9

Robert Winn, MD

Leaders In Medicine

May 16


May 23


May 30


June 6


June 9


Rogers Lectureship

June 13


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.