Department of Medicine

Medicine Grand Rounds


Department Grand Rounds


The Department of Medicine grand rounds are held weekly, featuring local faculty as well as regional and national speakers. The guests speak on a wide range of topics germane to our internal medicine physicians, residents, fellows and other healthcare professionals who wish to remain current on procedures, research, patient care and innovations that keep Baylor College of Medicine at the forefront of healthcare, investigation and scholarship.

Presentations take place in a variety of forms, including lectures, case presentations, literature review, panel discussions and mystery cases.

During the academic period, Department of Medicine grand rounds are held every Thursday in the Michael E. DeBakey building, room M112, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Grand Rounds


The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism holds biweekly grand rounds, which allow our fellowship trainees the opportunity to see a variety of patient cases as well basic science presentations.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology Grand Rounds


The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology hosts weekly GI grand rounds. This interdisciplinary conference is held from 8-9 a.m. (CST) every Thursday at the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge St., Conference Room A/B, Houston, TX 77030.


Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Grand Rounds


The Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology section maintains a dynamic schedule of grand rounds presentations, including those for the Biology of Inflammation Center, Immunology, and Rheumatology.

The Biology of Inflammation Center grand rounds are held on the first Wednesday of each month, focus on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and immunologic diseases. These forums summarize practical application of the basic knowledge of immunity in clinical medicine while updating fundamentals in immunology, and note advances in immunological issues.

Immunology grand rounds, held the first Tuesday of each month, focus on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and immunologic diseases. These grand rounds summarize practical application of the basic knowledge of immunity in clinical medicine, update fundamentals in immunology and note recent advances in immunological issues.

Rheumatology grand rounds, held monthly, are organized by the training program directors from the three rheumatology programs in the Texas Medical Center. The conferences provide education in basic and clinical science topics specified in the core curriculum, and provide trainees with an opportunity to develop their communication and resource skills.


Nephrology Renal Grand Rounds


A joint weekly Renal Grand Rounds is held every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Blue Bird Auditorium, Neurosensory Center of Houston (Jones Building), 6501 Fannin (first floor). This CME-eligible activity is attended by Baylor and Methodist/Cornell University faculty, fellows and residents, private nephrologists, and other allied health personnel, constituting an ongoing “city-wide” conference.

The first Wednesday of each month is dedicated to kidney biopsy presentations and discussions. Notable kidney biopsy cases (usually two cases per conference) of patients from any of the affiliated hospitals are presented and discussed, while the pathology is presented by an expert kidney pathologist. The remaining Wednesdays are dedicated to lectures by faculty and guest speakers. These lectures cover various topics in nephrology and typically focus on areas of controversies or novel insights and breakthroughs in nephrology. Topics covered include a mix of basic science and clinical research.


Department of Medicine Clinical Pathologic Conference


The Department of Medicine Clinical Pathologic Conference is held once a month for review of case studies, which focus on differential diagnosis, pathophysiology and pathology issues.


Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Schedule


The Department of Medicine grand rounds are held weekly, featuring local faculty as well as regional and national speakers. Presentations include lectures, case presentations, literature review, panel discussions and mystery cases. During the academic period, Department of Medicine grand rounds are held every Thursday in the Michael E. DeBakey Building, room M112, from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

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Grand Rounds Schedule 2020




Oct. 1

Diagnosis and Management of Portal Hypertension in Patients with Cirrhosis Avegail Flores, M.D.

Sept. 24

The Imperative for Self-care and Resilience During a Crisis: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic Aviad Haramti, Ph.D.

Sept. 17

Role of HIV in Renal Disease Paul Klotman, M.D.

Sept. 10

CPC: A Perplexing Case of Confusion and Fevers Prathit Kulkarni, M.D.; Ashley Patel, M.D.

Sept. 3

Riding the First Wave of COVID-19 in New York City Matt McCarthy, M.D.

Aug. 27

Becoming a Learning Health System: Challenges and Opportunities Leora Horwitz, M.D., MHS

Aug. 20

Physician-Scientist: The Journey Farrah Kheradmand, MS, M.D.; Nancy Chang, Ph.D
June 25 Compassionate Conversation and Action: Racism, Police Brutality, and Community Healing Paul Klotman, M.D.; Alicia Monroe, M.D.; Rayne Rouce, M.D.; Toi Harris, M.D.
June 4 House Staff Symposium Presentations  Robert Buxton; Diana Bueso-Mendoza; Phillip Erice; Miguel Franquiz, PharmD; Anna Gravier Symmes, M.D.; Sonny Nguyen, M.D., M.B.A.
May 28 Laboratory Diagnostics for COVID-19 Pedro Piedra, M.D.; Robert Atmar, M.D.
May 21 Bugs & People: When Epidemics Change History  Sal Mangione, M.D.
May 20 Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-Science Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
May 14 Running the Gauntlet in the Development of a Coronavirus vaccine for Global Access Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D.
May 7 SARS-CoV2 and Hyperinflammatory ARDS: The New Kid on the Block Ivan O. Rosas, M.D.
April 30 Covid-19 Clinical Management: The Experts’ Perspectives Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D.; Sergio Trevino Castillo, M.D.; Hana El-Sahly, M.D.; Ivan O. Rosas, M.D.
March 19 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Overview and Current State of Outbreak Robert Atmar, M.D.; Prathit Kulkarni, M.D.
March 12 Driving Precision Diabetes Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.
March 5 Screening for Colorectal Cancer 2020 Douglas K. Rex, M.D.
Feb. 27 Physician-Scientists in Medicine Series: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Through the Years Hashem B. El-Serag, M.D., MPH; Hyunseok Kim, M.D., MPH
Feb. 20 Thriving: Wisdom and Life Lessons from Happy PHysicians Benjamin R. Doolittle, M.D., MA DIV
Feb. 13 CPC: Following Directions Stephen Bujarski, M.D.; Alexander Farr, M.D.; Varshana Gurusamy, M.D.

Feb. 6

A Comprehensive Approach to Nephrolithiasis

Jingyin Yan, M.D., Ph.D.; Wesley A. Mayer, M.D.

Jan. 30

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Care Across the Lifespan

Margaret E. Wierman, M.D.

Jan. 23

Updates in Hospitalist Medicine: Pressures and Promise for the Future

Roopa Nalam, M.D., Ph.D.

Jan. 16

CPC: Jetlagged

Omar Merchant, M.D.; Eva Clark, M.D., Ph.D., DTM&H; Milan Ravishankar, M.D.; Daniel Chu, M.D.

Jan. 9 Sepsis and Platelets- A Clinical and Research Overview Rolando Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

Grand Rounds Schedule 2019




Dec. 12

Management of Diabetes Mellitus 2019: A Journal of 27 Years

Marco Marcelli, MD, and Sanjay Mediwala, MD

Dec. 5

Transforming Professionalism Using the Principles of Relation Coordination

Jody Hoffer Gittell, Ph.D.

Nov. 21

Cancer Immunotherapy: A Review and Practical Guide for Internists to a Revolution Over 100 Years in the Making

Jan O. Kemnade, M.D., Ph.D.

Nov. 18

When There is No Comparison: Leveraging the Electronic Medical Record to Compare Genetic Tests for Critically Ill Infants

Hadley Stevens Smith, Ph.D., M.P.S.A.

Nov. 14

The Current and Future State of Dialysis Care in the United States

Kevin Erickson, M.D., M.S.

Nov. 7

Challenges in the Treatment of Neglected Tropical Disease in the United States

Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D,. D.T.M.&H; Jill Weatherhead, M.D., M.Sc., D.T.M.&H; Eva Clark, M.D., Ph.D., D.T.M.&H

Oct. 31

Narrative Medicine: Close Reading, Ethics, and Clinical Practice

Craig Irvine, Ph.D.; Danielle Spencer, Ph.D.

Oct. 24

Mastering Crucial Conversations: How to Make It Safe to Talk About Everything

Shannon Kenyon, M.B.A.

Oct. 17

Smoothing out the Glucose Peaks and Troughs in type 1 Diabetes

Siripoom V. McKay, M.D.

Oct. 10

CPC – Back in Black

Tiphanie Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.; Anthony McClafferty, M.D.; Iftikhar Burney, M.D.; David R. Murdock, M.D.

Oct. 3

Should Tramadol be Used in Patients with Osteoarthritis?

Grace Lo, M.D., M.Sc.

Sept. 19

CPC: Unrelenting and Unrelated

Lindsey Gay, M.D.; Vincent R. Siebert, M.D.; Alex Kim, M.D.; Kevin Yuqi Wang, M.D.

Sept. 12

A Bridge to Healing – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Limb Preservation

Jeffery A. Ross, D.P.M., M.D.

Sept. 5

Cognitive Vulnerabilities and Potential Solutions for Improved diagnosis

Ashley N.D. Meyer, Ph.D.

Aug. 29

Scientific Writing: Nuts and Bolts

Hashem El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H.

Aug. 22

Harvey Symposium

Cheryl Walker, Ph.D.; Aubrey Miller, M.D., M.P.H., Abiodun Oluyomi, Ph.D., M.S.; Melissa Bondy, Ph.D., M.S.; Diana Rohlman, Ph.D.; Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D.

Aug. 15

Dishonorable Discharge: Gaps in Care Continuity from the Hospital

Chaim Bell, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.

Aug. 8

More than Meets the Eye

Katie Scally, M.D.; Sanket Borgaonkar, Fellow; Lara McDermott, Resident; Harsha Garg, Resident

Aug. 1

The 2018 AHA/ACC Multi-Society Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

Salim S. Virani, M.D., Ph.D.

July 25

Secrets of Sleep “Sleep and Safety”

Fidaa Shaib, MD

July 18

Vaccines, Autism, and Blue Marble Health

Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.T.M.H., F.A.A.P.

July 11

Who really needs a work-up for hereditary thrombophilla

Martha P. Mims, M.D., Ph.D.

June 6

Baylor Internal Medicine Research Symposium Winners - Oral Presentations

David Bader, Dr. Premranjan Kumar, Dr. Wajeeha Hussain, Dr. Daniel Hyman, Dr. Dina Winograd

May 30

Chief Residents in Quality and Patient Safety: CLER Agents for Change

Drs. Julie Pickett and Nathan Nowalk

May 23

Environmental Risk Factors for the Development of Lupus

Dr. Karen Costenbader

May 16

Baylor Abroad - Resident Experiences in Global Health

Drs. Anna Strasma, Ayush Sutaria, Laura McDermott, and Roberto Cavazos

May 9

Chief Resident Visiting Professor: Care That Matters: What we've learned from our early experiences in quality improvement

Dr. Michelle Mourad

May 2

CPC Case: Skipping a Beat

Drs. Phi Tran and Nicolas Palaskas

April 25

Refocusing our HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategy

Dr. Charlene Flash

April 18

Hereditary Polyposis and Colorectal Cancer Syndromes

Dr. Natalia Khalaf

April 11

Complexities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Androgen Deficiency Syndromes in Men

Dr. Shalender Bhasin

March 28

NIH's scientific approach to inclusive excellence

Dr. Hannah Valantine

March 21

Healthcare at the Crossroads: Sustaining Humanistic Traditions in Today's Practice Environment

Dr. William Branch, Emory University

March 14

CPC: Back to Basics

Drs. Elisha Acosta, Paige Farinholt, Reid Sutton

March 7

Mechanisms of Endocrine Therapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

Dr. Kent Osborne

Feb. 28

Insulin: Patient$, Doctor$, Insurer$, Manufacturer$, and $ociety

Dr. Alvin Powers

Feb. 21

Improving Care Transitions with Innovative Clinical Models

Dr. Jane Driver

Feb. 14

ACGME Back to Bedside Initiative Humanism Rounds: Fighting physician burnout through strengthened human connection

Drs. Kristy Rialon, Stacey Rose, Reina Styskel, and Brett Styskel

Feb. 7

Reversing Aging! Correcting Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Implications for Human Health

Dr. Rajagopal Sekhar

Jan. 31

Lessons on Doctoring from "Where There Is no Doctor"

Drs. Clifford Dacso, Matthew Dacso, and Peter Just

Jan. 24

Hurricane Harvey Rapid Health and Environmental Assessment Study

Drs. Melissa Bondy, Abiodun Oluyomi, Kristi Hoffman, and Cristian Coarfa

Jan 17

Assessment of Professionalism as an Obligation for Self-Regulation

Dr. Maxine Papadakis

Jan. 10

Hot Topics in Infectious Disease

Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer