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Grand Rounds

All Grand Rounds and mini-Grand Rounds lectures are held on Thursday mornings at 7am in Foerderer Auditorium in the College Building (1025 Walnut Street) unless noted otherwise. Lectures are open to the Jefferson community and the public.

Recent & Upcoming Lectures

Date Speaker Title
May 11, 2017 Michael Acker, MD
Chief, Div. of Cardiothoracic Surgery &
Director, Heart and Vascular Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
William M.Measey Professor of Surgery,
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Templeton Lecture Grand Rounds:
“Mitral Valve Surgery for Functional Mitral Regurgitation”

May 4, 2017 Scott Cowan, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
"NSQIP Update"

April 27, 2017 Patrick S. Buckley, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Rothman Institute for Orthopaedics
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 
Mini Grand Rounds:
“Overlapping Surgery in 2017: Understanding the Debate and What’s Next”

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April 20, 2017 Jordan Winter, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Mini  Grand Rounds:
“Statistics for Surgeons”

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April 13, 2017 Jeffrey A. Drebin, MD, PhD
Chair of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Gibbon Lecture Grand Rounds:
“Translational Cancer Research: The Surgeon’s Role”

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March 30, 2017 Jonathan Brody, PhD, Dir. of Surgical Research &
Katerina Dukleska, MD, General Surgery Resident
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
“How to Initiate a Research Project AND Follow Through”

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March 23, 2017 Michael J. Rosen MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio
Grand Rounds:
“Complex abdominal wall reconstruction from A to Z”

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March 9, 2017 Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS, MCCM, FCCP, MBA

Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of Surgery Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

Professor of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Grand Rounds:
"Trauma Care Within an Integrated Health Care System-
A Paradigm Shift in the New Era of Health Care Reform"

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March 2, 2017 Michael S. Weinstein, MD, MBE, FACS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
 
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Surgeon Wellness"

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January 19, 2017 David Whellan, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA James C. Wilson Professor of Medicine Associate Provost for Clinical Research, TJU Associate Dean for Clinical Research, SKMC Executive Director, Jefferson Clinical Research Institute Mini Grand Rounds:
"Turning a Clinical Dilemma into a Research Project: Clinical Research at Jefferson
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January 12, 2017 Grayson H. Wheatley, III, MD
Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery
TriStar Centennial Medical Center
Grand Rounds:
“Evolving Paradigms in Aortic Dissection Management”
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January 5, 2017 Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Samuel D. Gross Professor & Chair
Department of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Writers Workshop-How to Write a Paper for Publication"
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December 22, 2016 Adam Berger, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Deputy Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Patient Symptoms Are the Most Frequent Indicators of Recurrence in Patients with AJCC Stage 2 Melanoma"
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December 15, 2016 Michael A. Rees, MD, PhD
Director of Renal Transplantation
University of Toledo Medical CenterFounder, Alliance for Paired Donation
 
Grand Rounds:
"Innovation in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation"
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December 1, 2016 Dynamic Duo Series: View Lectures
Adam Berger, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery Deputy Vice Chair for Clinical Research
 
"Preparing the Patient for Their Operative Experience"
Andrew Aplin, PhD
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
Associate Director for Basic Science
Program Leader, Cancer Cell Biology & Signaling
NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center  
“Response and resistance to targeted inhibitors in melanoma”
November 10, 2016 Dynamic Duo Series: View Lectures
Gerald A. Isenberg, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Director, Surgical Undergraduate Education Program
Director, Colorectal Residency
 
"Preparing the Patient for Their Operative Experience"
Salman Akhtar, MD
Director, Outpatient Psychotherapy Training Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
 
October 13, 2016 Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD
Professor and Endowed Chair
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
The Department of Surgery & A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children Present Grand Rounds:

"Resuscitating Resuscitation…from the Past, though the Present, to the Future!" 
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October 6, 2016 Taylor A. Riall, MD, PhD
Professor
Chief, Division of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair of Quality and Performance
University of Arizona
 
The 6th Annual Lady Grace Revere Osler Lecture in Surgical Quality

“Gallstone Disease in Older Patients: Translation of Health Services Research into Clinical Practice”
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September 22, 2016 David B. Adams, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
The Philip Wolfson, MD Lecture:
The Chicago School and the Rise and Fall of Surgery for GERD: “It was a Grand and Stimulating Time” 
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September 15, 2016 James F. Burdick, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Author: "Talking About Single Payer"
Grand Rounds:
"Doctors in Universal Health Care"
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August 11, 2016 Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Samuel D. Gross Professor & Chair
Department of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
"ACS Statement on Operating Room Attire"
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August 4, 2016 Jonathan Brody, PhD
Professor & Director, Division of Surgical Research
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University 
 
Grand Rounds:
"CRISPR technology: Potentially A More Important Medical Breakthrough Than the Discovery of Penicillin"
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July 28, 2016 Rebecca Jaffee, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine
Assistant Patient Safety Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Advances in Patient Rescue: Rapid Response Teams & Beyond"
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July 21, 2016 Theodore Christopher, MD, FACEP
Professor & Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University 
 
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Emergency Medicine Information Session"
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July 7, 2016 Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Mini Grand Rounds:
“Tighten the Accuracy of Your Documentation”
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June 30, 2016 Scott W. Cowan, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University 
 
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Quality and Safety Survey Debrief"
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June 16, 2016 Kathleen Shindle, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP
Clinical Documentation Supervisor
Mini Grand Rounds:
“Tighten the Accuracy of Your Documentation”
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June 9, 2016 John V. Conte, Jr., MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director Structural Heart Disease Program

 

Templeton Lecture Grand Rounds:
“The Minimization of Cardiac Surgery”
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May 26, 2016 Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
Susan Behrens, MD, Professor of Surgical Education Vice Chair of Education and Patient Safety Clinical Director-MOC Portfolio Program & Clinical Simulation Program University of Wisconsin
Grand Rounds:
“What can Sensors and Motion Tracking Technology Tell us about Technical Skills Performance?” 
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May 12, 2016 Deborah Ziring, MD
Associate Dean Academic Affairs/UME-JeffMD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

and

Steven K. Herrine, MD
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs/UME
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
"JeffMD Update"
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May 5, 2016 Dynamic Duo Series: View Lectures
Adam Frank, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
 
"Hepatocellular Cancer - 0ne Transplant Surgeon's Perspective"
Hushan Yang, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Oncology
 
"Genomic Aberrations of Mitochondrial DNAs in the risk prediction and early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in HBV patients"
April 28, 2016 Mark Talamini, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
Stony Brook School of Medicine 
Gibbon Grand Rounds: 
“Surgery and Technology: a Complicated Partnership”
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March 24, 2016 Dynamic Duo Series: "Hormone Hypothesis for Colorectal Cancer"
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Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
 
Scott D. Goldstein, MD, FACS
Professor and Director, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
March 17, 2016 Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
Nicoletti Family Professor of Transplant Surgery
Director, Jefferson Transplant Institute
Director, Division of Transplantation Surgical Director, Jefferson Liver Tumor Center
 
Grand Rounds:
"Acute Liver Failure: Diagnosis and Treatment"
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March 3, 2016 Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Carolina Healthcare System

Surgical and Research Director,
Carolina Simulation Center
Grand Rounds:
“Push Your Performance to the Next Level: Evidence-based Methods for Surgical Performance Optimization”
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February 18, 2016 Alexander Arriaga, MD, MPH, ScD
Attending Anesthesiologist
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Crisis Checklists for the Operating Room: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using High-Fidelity Medical Simulation"
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February 11, 2016 John Kairys, MD, FACS
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Mini Grand Rounds:
"EPIC Engagement Update" 
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February 4, 2016 Harrison Pitcher, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Surgical Management of Pulmonary Embolism"
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January 28, 2016 Patrick J. Greaney, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery
Grand Rounds:
"The Evolution of Breast Reconstruction"
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January 28, 2016 Adam Johnson, MD
Surgical Quality Fellow
Mini Grand Rounds:
"The Assessment of the Impact of Resident Work on Patient Outcomes: An ACS NSQIP QITI Study"
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January 21, 2016

Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at
Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Ethical Implications of Patients and Families Secretly Recording Conversations with Physicians" 
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January 7, 2016 Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University 
Mini Grand Rounds:
"Improving Diagnosis in Health Care - The IOM Report"
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Past Lectures

Grand Rounds presentations and lectures (back to 2013) are archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons. Click here to view.