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 7

Bench to Bedside

Graham Snyder, MD
Lee Harrison, MD


Whole Genome Sequencing for Outbreak Detection: The Next Generation of Infection Prevention  |  Watch Presentation

Jan 14

Leaders in Medicine

Joon Lee, MD


VBR, IDFS, P4P, FFS, ACO, Capitation, UPMC – Where are we going?

Jan 21

Leaders in Medicine

John Carethers, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan


Environmental Influences on Colorectal Cancer

Jan 28

David Nace, MD
Fred Rubin, MD


Geriatric Medicine Year in Review

Feb 4

Resident Research Presentations

Titles TBA

Feb 11

Bench to Bedside

Darrell Triulzi, MD
Stephen Withers, FRS

Feb 18

Hematology-Oncology Year in Review

Kathleen Dorritie, MD – heme malignaancies
Liza Villaruz, MD – solid tumors/lung cancer
Craig Seaman, MD – benign hemaatology

Feb 25

CF Reynolds Historical Society Lecture

James Bailey, MD, MPH, FACP

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Mar 3

Dr. Henry Fraimow

Mar 10

Bench to Bedside

Amr Sawalha, MD
Mark Shlomchik, MD, PhD

Mar 17


Mar 24

Gerson Lecture

Uri Ladabaum, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Mar 31

Leaders in Medicine

Bob Wachter, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine

Apr 7

Bench to Bedside

Georgios Kitsios, MD, PhD
Bryan McVerry, MD

Apr 14

Leaders in Medicine

John Reilly, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Apr 21


Apr 28

Research Day

Katrina Armstrong, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General

May 5


May 12

Leaders in Medicine

Vicky Fraser, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis

May 19

Fraley Lecture

Vlado Perkovic, MBBS, PhD

(Outgoing) Executive Director, The George Institute Australia
Scientia Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

May 26


Jun 2


Jun 9


Jun 16

Senior Talk Winners

Jun 19

Rogers Lectureship

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.