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


January 3
HOLIDAY - No Meeting
January 10
Marc Gauthier, MD
Corrine Kliment, MD, PhD
Eleanor Valenzi, MD
PACCM Year in Review
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  • Dr. Gauthier: Asthma
  • Dr. Kliment: COPD
  • Dr. Valenzi: ILD
January 17
Dana Ascherman, MD
Chester Oddis, MD
Bench to Bedside
Myositis and the Anti-Synthetase Syndrome: Bedside to Bench . . . and Back?
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January 24
Sawa Ito, MD, PhD
Warren Shlomchik, MD
Bench to Bedside
IFN-γ potentiates graft-versus-leukemia responses against myeloblastic leukemias: from Bench to Bedside
January 31
Ken Ho, MD, MPH
Graham Snyder, MD, MS
Ryan Shields, PharmD, MS
Infectious Diseases Year in Review
Watch Presentations
  • Dr. Ho: Monkeypox
  • Dr. Shields: Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Dr. Snyder: COVID & Influenza
February 7
Sylk Sotto, EDD, MBA, MPS
Leaders In Medicine
Do they REALLY Trust Us?: An exploration of trust and trustworthiness within a volunteer research registry
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February 14
Allie Dakroub, MD, MS
Andrew Klein, MD
General Internal Medicine Year in Review (Outpatient)
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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
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March 7
Wei Sun, MD
Joo Yoon, MD
Haodi Wu, PhD
Special K Club
  • Dr. Sun: Post-GWAS Functional Genomics Analysis to Identify Novel Pathogenic Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary
  • Dr. Yoon: Machine Learning-driven Diagnosis and Management Strategy for Critically-ill Patients
  • Dr. Wu: Exploring Cardiac Diseases: Journey from Animal Physiology to Stem Cell Functional Genomics
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
Precision Education and the Continuously Learning Medical System
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
Andrew (Andy) McMahon, PhD, FRS
Research Day
May 2
Jonathan Alder, PhD
John McDyer, MD
Telomere Biology and Lung Transplantation: Why it’s not always about the Lung
May 9
May 16
Lisa Satlin, MD
Fraley Lecture
May 23


May 30
Bedowra Zabeen, MD
Jing Luo, MD
Title TBD
Topic: Clinical trials in low-resourced country/lessons learned
June 6
Deborah Moss, MD, MPH, FAAP
Jack Rozel, MD, MSL, DFAPA
Vaishali Dixit Schuchert, MD, FACS
Title TBD
Topic: Gun Violence
June 9
Peter Chen, MD
Rogers Lectureship
June 13


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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

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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

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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

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*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

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October 25

Sandeep Jain, MD
Guy Salama, PhD

Bench to Bedside

Atrial Fibrillation

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

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December 6

Ann Perrin, MD, MPH
Michael Simonson, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine Year in Review (Hospital)

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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

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.