Department of Medicine

Section Grand Rounds


Section Grand Rounds 2021




April 29 GI: Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies: A New Frontier Joe Krill, M.D.
April 26 IQuESt: Dissemination of an Antibiotic Stewardship Intervention Across VHA: AHRQ R18 Planning Barbara W. Trautner, M.D., Ph.D.
April 19 IQuESt: A Hybrid Type I Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Implementation Strategy of a Novel Neurogenic Bladder Management Intervention Felicia Skelton, M.D., M.S.
April 15 GI: Grand Rounds Alsadiq Al-Hillan, M.D.; Sundus Bhatti, M.D.
April 12 IQuESt: Introduction to Economic Evaluation in Healthcare Suja S. Rajan, MHA, M.S., Ph.D.
April 8 GI: POEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy): The New Standard of Care Salmaan Jawaid, M.D.
April 5 HSR: A CSR&D Grant Application: Polysomnography and Home Sleep Testing as an Early Risk Factor to Predict Cognitive Decline Using Natural Language Processing Sara Nowakowski, Ph.D., CBSM, DBSM; Javad Razjouyan, Ph.D., MSc Eng
March 25 GI: Grand Rounds Manreet Kaur, M.D.
March 8 HSR: Virtual Rehabilitation in Cirrhosis: A Hybrid Type 1 Randomized Clinical Trial Proposal Ruben Hernaez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.; Jan A. Lindsay, Ph.D.
March 5 HSR: Nudging Provider Adoption of Clinical Decision Support Safiya Richardson, M.D., M.P.H.
March 4 HSR: From Pills and Procedures to Services and Equipment: A Geriatrician’s Journey Kenneth Lam, M.D
Feb. 25 GI: Grand Rounds Patrick Harris, M.D.; Syed Tasleem, M.D.
Feb. 24 HSR: Health without Papers: Immigration, Citizenship and Health in the 21st Century Brian Tuohy, Ph.D.
Feb. 18 HSR: From Pills & Procedures to Services & Equipment: A Geriatrician’s Journey  Kenneth Lam, M.D.
Feb. 17 HSR: Health without Papers: Immigration, Citizenship, and Health in the 21st Century  Brian Tuohy, Ph.D.
Feb. 11 GI: Grand Rounds Tariq Salim, M.D.; Juan Gomez, M.D.
Feb. 9 HSR: Mental Health: Physical Health and Interventions Lize Tibirica de Carvalho, M.S.
Feb. 4 GI Grand Rounds – Case Presentations Srikar Mapakshi, M.D.; Talha Qureshi, M.D.
Feb. 2 HSR: Like Ripples from Pebbles: The Interplay of Individual and Environmental Factors on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Nicholas Smith, Ph.D.
Jan. 29 Hem/Onc: Leading Houston Through a Time of Racial Tension While Managing a Pandemic Mayor Sylvester Turner
Jan. 28 GI Grand Rounds – Case Presentations Ahana Sen, M.D.; Kati Choi, M.D.
Jan. 21 GI Grand Rounds – Those Who Can Do, Teach: The Gastroenterology Fellow as Clinician Educator Rollin George, M.D.
Jan. 11 HSR: Fulbright Workshop Panel Jeffrey A. Cully, Ph.D.; Sylvia J. Hysong, Ph.D.; Salim S. Virani, M.D.
Jan. 7 HSR: Improving Equity and Access to Subspecialty Care: Lessons from the VA Healthcare System Bhavika Kaul, M.D.
Jan. 4 HSR: Quality Concerns in Nursing Homes that Predominantly Serve Residents with Serious Mental Illness Dylan Jester, MPH, Ph.D Candidate

Section Grand Rounds 2020




Dec. 16 HSR: Mis(sed) Diagnosis: Physician Decision Making and ADHD Kelli Marquardt, Ph.D.
Dec. 14 HSR: Job Talk: Exploring Rurality as a Diversity Factor in the Implementation of Virtual Treatments Stephanie Day, Ph.D.
Dec. 9 BTGIM: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance use Disorders Colleen Keough, M.D., M.P.H.
Dec. 7 HSR: Job Talk: Increasing Engagement of African American Veterans in Tobacco Cessation Treatment Darius Dawson, Ph.D.
Nov. 30 HSR: Partisan Control, Institutional Design, and State & Local COVID-19 Policy Responses Patrick O’Mahen, M.D.
Nov. 16 HSR: Simulation for Surgical Quality Improvement Through Reduction of Human Performance Deficiency James Suliburk, M.D.
Nov. 12 GI: Grand Rounds Rollin George, M.D., Emily Mao, M.D.
Oct. 28 PCCSM: Health Consequences and Management of Sleep Deprivation Sara Nowakowski, Ph.D., C.B.S.M., D.B.S.M.
Oct. 28 BTGIM: Leveraging Local, Regional, and National Opportunities for Faculty Educator Development Sandra Haudek, M.S., Ph.D.
Oct. 19 HSR: Cultural Humility in Medical Practice Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, M.D.
Oct. 14 BTGIM: Intimate Partner Violence: Health Professionals’ Role in Addressing a Crisis within the COVID-19 Crisis Rola El-Serag, M.D.; Joslyn Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.; Cara Foldes, M.D., M.P.H.
Oct. 7 PCCSM: CTEPH: Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies in 2020 Kim M. Kerr, M.D.
Oct. 5 HSR: Development of a Patient-Centered Return-To-Activity Program for Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery Michele M. Loor, M.D.
Oct. 1 GI: Grand Rounds - Visiting Professor Kati Choi, M.D., Sarah Marucci, M.D.
Sept. 30 PCCSM: A Fresh Look at Asthma: From Phenotypes and Endotypes to Novel Targets of Therapy  Nicola A. Hanania, M.D., M.S., F.C.C.P., F.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.(C), F.E.R.S.
Sept. 28 IQuESt HSR: On Complexity and the Emergence of Suicidal Behavior Craig J. Bryan, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.
Sept. 24 GI: A Moment of Racial Reckoning?: How Physicians can be part of a Movement, Not a Moment Dr. Monique Jindal, M.D.
Sept. 23 PCCSM: Reversing Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress in Aging, and the Impact on Aging Hallmarks: A Novel Nutritional Approach with GlyNAC Rajagopal V. Sekhar, M.D., B.S.
Sept. 21 IQuESt HS: Indigenous and Cross-cultural Health Care Management Gordon Shen, Ph.D, S.M.
Sept. 14 HSR: Outcomes Research in Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) – Cancer, Transplant, and COVID-19 Ang Li, M.D.
Sept. 10 GI: Grand Rounds Jessica Bernica, M.D.; Syed Tasleem, M.D.
Sept. 9 PCCSM: Insights into the Diversity of Cell Populations in IPF and COPD using Single Cell RNA-seq. Ivan O. Rosas, M.D.
Sept. 3 Geriatrics: Patient Priority Care/ Matters Most Aanand Naik, M.D.
Aug. 6 Geriatrics: Practicing Cultural Humility in Geriatric Care Ali abbas Asghari Ali, M.D. / Isabel Kilroy, B.A.
June 25 GI: Grand Rounds Talha Qureshi, M.D.; Emily Mao, M.D.
June 24 PCCSM: Optimizing Respiratory Care for VOCID-19: BSLMC Experience Chris Howard, M.D.
June 18 GI: Grand Rounds Hyunseok Kim, M.D.; Theresa Nguyen-Wenker, M.D.
June 18 GI: Grand Rounds Emily Mao, M.D.; Theresa Nguyen-Wenker, M.D.
June 17 PCCSM: Leveraging Social Media in Medical Education Viren Kaul
June 11 GI: Grand Rounds Sarah Marucci, M.D.; Vinshi Khan, M.D.
June 10 PCCSM: Lung Transplantation Puneet Garcha
June 4 Geriatrics: Severe Pressure Ulcer Etiology – Time for a Paradigm Shift Caroline Fife, M.D.
June 4 GI: Grand Rounds Jessica Bernica, M.D.; Rollin George, M.D.
June 3 PCCSM: Covid-19 Experience Italy and Research Priorities Luca Richeldi
May 28 GI: Grand Rounds Mary Barbara, M.D.; Rajarajeshwari Ramachandran, M.D.
May 27 PCCSM: Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of TB Farooq Zafar Cheema, M.D.
May 21 GI: Grand Rounds Hyunseok Kim, M.D.; Theresa Nguyen-Wenker, M.D.
May 14 GI: Grand Rounds Shashank Sarvepalli, M.D.; Valentine Millien, M.D.
May 6 PCCSM: Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression During the Coronavirus Pandemic Nidal Moukaddam, M.D., Ph.D, B.S.
April 30 GI: Endoscopy in the COVID-19 Era – Who, When, and How Mohamed Othman, M.D.; Kalpesh Patel, M.D.
April 29 PCCSM: Targeting the Lymphatic/Hyaluronan Axis to Treat Lung Allograft Rejection Souheil El-Chemaly, M.D., M.P.H.
April 23 GI: Endoscopic Management of Cholecystitis Jeric Aranez, M.D.
April 22 PCCSM: Fibroblast Growth Factors in Pulmonary Fibrosis Robert D. Guzy, M.D., Ph.D.
April 20 HSR: Harnessing Technology to Enhance Geriatric Assessment in Oncology Patients Dr. Sudha Yarlagadda
April 16 GI: Gastrointestinal Manifestations with COVID-19: Early Experience in California George Cholankeril, M.D.
April 16 GI: Analysis and Findings from a Rapid Assessment of U.S. Public Concerns About the COVID-19 Global Pandemic Abiodun "Abi" Oluyomi, Ph.D., M.S.
April 15 PCCSM: COVID Experience at BWH Joel E. Goldberg, M.D., M.P.H; Anthony F. Massaro, M.D.
April 13 HSR: Effectiveness of Remotely Monitored Home-based Intervention to Improve Frality in Veterans with Advanced Liver Disease Ruben Hernaez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
April 9 GI: Grand Rounds Rollin George, M.D.; Srikar Mapakshi, M.D.
April 8 PCCSM: COVACTA Study Ivan Rosas, M.D.
April 2 Geriatrics: Heart Failure and Cognitive Impairment Omar Alzhranim, M.B.B.S.
April 2 GI: COVID-19 and GI Endoscopy Gyanprakash Avinash Ketwaroo, M.D.; Robert Jay Sealock, M.D.
April 2 GI: Projection of Coronavirus Disease in 2019 in the United States Jagpreet Chhatwal, Ph.D.
March 26 GI: Grand Rounds Zunirah Ahmed, M.D.; Talha Qureshi, M.D.
March 23 HSR: Evidence Based Psychotherapy via Telemedicine at Home: Supporting Evidence and Ideas for Implementation Ron Acierno, Ph.D.
March 12 GI: Social Media and Medicine Anna Kiappes; Hannah Abrams, M.D.
March 11 Nephrology: SuPAR Transduction Mechanisms in the Kidney: A New Role for Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-products (RAGE) Stuart E. Dryer, Ph.D., F.A.S.N., F.A.A.A.S.
March 9 HSR: Research in Progress: Reducing Delays in Diagnostic Evaluation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Debra Choi, M.D.
March 5 Geriatrics: Preoperative Evaluation of the Geriatric Surgical Patient Jose Aguirre, M.D.
March 5 Geriatrics: Technology and Geriatrics Bijan Najafi, Ph.D., Msc
March 4 Nephrology: Kidney Biopsy Conference Lillian Gaber, M.D.
March 2 HSR: VA Pancreatic Cancer Research Initiatives: Delivering Patient-Centered, Personalized Care to Patients with and at Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Dr. Natalia Khalaf, M.D., B.A.
Feb. 27 GI: Body Composition Assessment in Cirrhosis. It is What Is On The Inside That Counts! Aldo J. Montano-Loza, M.D., MSc, Ph.D., FAASLD, FACG
Feb. 26 Nephrology: Investigating Nephrotoxicity from Checkpoint Inhibitors Ala Abudayyeh, M.D.; Jamie Lin, M.D.
Feb. 24 HSR: Addressing Food Insecurity Affecting Veterans Nipa Kamdar
Feb. 20 GI: Case Presentations Emily Mao, M.D.; Srikar Mapakshi, M.D.
Feb. 19 Nephrology: Diuretic Use, Blood Pressure Variability, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease L. Parker Gregg, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Feb. 18 HSR: Diuretic Use, Blood Pressure Variability, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease Dr. Parker Gregg, M.D., M.S.C.S
Feb. 13 GI: Case Presentations Shashank Sarvepalli, M.D.; Hyunseok Kim, M.D.
Feb. 12 Nephrology: Laboratory Assessment of Blomerular Filtration rate for Chronic Kidney Disease and Living Kidney Donor Evaluation Rongrong Huang, Ph.D.
Feb. 10 HSR: Hospital Variation in the Use of Extended Criteria Donors for Lung Transplant Recipients Alex Cheng
Feb. 6 GI: Case Presentations Kati Choi, M.D.; Juan Gomez Cifuentes, M.D.
Feb. 6 Geriatrics: Chronic Wounds: A Review of Diagnosis and Management

Sana Shamji-Mukhi, M.D.

Feb. 6 Geriatrics: Update on Alzheimer's Disease

Joseph Kass, M.D.

Feb. 5 Nephrology: Renal Biopsy Conference

William f. Glass II, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Jan. 30

GI: Case Presentations

Mary Barbara, M.D.; Syed Tasleem, M.D.

Jan. 29 Nephrology: Training the Next Generation of Nephrologists

Rajeev Raghavan, M.D., F.A.S.N.

Jan. 27 HSR: Bridging Gaps in Rural Mental Health Care for Military Sexual Trauma

Derrecka Boyin

Jan. 23

GI: Current Landscape of Chronic Liver Disease in the United States

George Cholankeril, M.D.

Jan. 22 Nephrology: Increasing Living Donor Transplantation; Pushing the Envelope

Arthur J. Matas, M.D.

Jan. 16

GIReducing the Burden of and Optimizing Outcomes for Alcohol-associated Liver Disease (ALD)

Nicole Shen, M.D., MSc

Jan. 16

Endocrinology: The Impact of Correcting Glutathione Deficiency in Aging: Mitochondria, Oxidative Stress, and Beyond

Dr. Rajagopal Sekhar

Jan.15 Nephrology: The Ins and Outs of Gordon's Syndrome

Edward Weinman, M.D.

Jan. 13 HSR: Research Proposal: Bladder Cancer Survivorship Program Implementation and Testing

Jennifer Taylor, M.D.

Jan. 9

GI: An update on Molecular Markers for the Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts

Mohammad Al-Haddad, M.D., MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF

Jan. 6 HSR: CSR&D CDA-2: Combating Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Using a Big Data Approach

Dr. Chou

Jan. 2 Geriatrics: Presentation of Sepsis in Older Adults

Speaker: Kristina Little, M.D.

Jan. 2 Geriatrics: Achieving Gender Equity in Geriatrics: Discussion of the AGS Position Statement

Aanand Naik, M.D.

Section Grand Rounds 2019




Dec. 21

GI: Demystifying the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Jordan Shapiro, M.D.

Dec. 19

GI: Making Better Decisions with Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning to Guide Risk Stratification in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Dennis Shung, M.D.

Dec. 12

Endocrinology: Endocrine Surgical Disease and Precision-Guided Medicine: State of the Art

Dr. James Suliburk

Dec. 5

Endocrinology: Mechanisms of Resistance to Kinase Inhibitors in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Dr. Marie-Claude Hofmann

Dec. 5

GI: Transforming Professionalism Using the Principles of Relation Coordination

Jody Hoffer Gittell, PhD

Dec. 5

HSR: Loss of Immune Control of Cancer in Immunosuppressed Populations

Eric A. Engels, MD, MPH

Dec. 4

HSR: Low Value Preoperative Testing for Low Risk Surgeries

Alex Sox-Harris, PhD, MS

Nov. 25

Research in Progress: Mixed Methods Approach to Reducing Liver Allograft Discard

Abbas Rana, MD, FACS

Nov. 14

GI: Diagnosing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D)

Lucinda A. Harris, M.D., MS

Nov. 7

GI: The Sulfur Microbial Diet, Sulfur-Metabolizing Bacterial Communities, and Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Long Nguyen, M.D.

Oct. 31

GI: The Impact of Delays in the Diagnosis and the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Frank Scott, M.D., MSCE

Oct. 28

Research in Progress: D-VETIC Post-deployment Q U E R I Implementation Center Proposal

Drew Helmer, MD, MS

Oct. 24

GI: Case Presentations

Zunirah Ahmed, M.D.; Rajarajeshwari Ramachandran, M.D.

Oct. 17

GI: Case Presentations

Joe Kill, M.D.; Jordan Sparkman, M.D.

Oct. 10

GI: Case Presentations

Jessica Bernica, MD; Valentine Millien, MD

Oct. 3

GI: Life After Liver Transplantation: Coping with Challenges, Medication Adherence, and the Future of Smartphone Technology in Improving Post-Transplant Care

Sarah Lieber, M.D., MSCR

June 13

GI: Case Presentations

Drs. Umar Darr and Ayah Oglat

May 30

GI: Diagnosis and Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Dr. Jessica Mellinger

May 9

GI: Case Presentations

Drs. Vinshi Khan and Tariq Hammad

May 2

Endocrinology: Update on the systemic treatments for medullary thyroid carcinoma

Dr. Mimi Hu

April 25

GI: Role of Gastric Motor Functions in Obesity and Dyspepsia

Dr. Houssam Halawi

April 18

GI: Case Presentations

Drs. Ayah Oglat, Tanuj Sharma

April 11

Endocrinology: Complexities in the diagnosis and treatment of androgen deficiency syndromes in men

Dr. Shalender Bhasin

April 4

GI: Rectal cancer: Do we really need a National Accreditation Program?

Dr. Atif Iqbal

March 28

GI: Functional biomarkers of chronic pancreatitis in pancreas fluid

Dr. Darwin Conwell

March 27

Transition Medicine: Feeding tubes: Pearls and pitfalls

Dr. Johanna Chan

March 20

Internal Medicine: Updates in the care of patients with HIV

Dr. Thomas Giordano

March 6

Internal Medicine: Evidence-based update in prostate cancer: Screening, prevention, and treatment

Dr. Steve Canfield

Feb. 28

Endocrinology: Pancreatic islet biology, function, and dysfunction: surprises and lessons for diabetes

Dr. Alvin Power

Feb. 28

GI: What's 'App-ening': Use of telehealth in cirrhosis management and liver transplantation

Dr. Binu John

Feb. 21

GI: Case presentations

Drs. Jordan Shapiro, Hyunseok Kim

Feb. 21

Endocrinology: To reprogress the development of type 1 diabetes by targeting an insulin-containing antigen

Dr. Li Zhang

Feb. 14

GI: GI wellness: work-life balance panel

Drs. Milena Gould Suarez, Richa Shukla, Natalia Khalaf

Feb. 13

Renal: Managing transplant recipients in the era of immunotherapy for cancer

Dr. Shreedhar Mandayam

Feb. 7

Endocrinology: Immune checkpoint inhibitor related hypophysitis

Dr. Ha Nguyen

Jan. 31

Endocrinology: Addressing diabetes management in a safety-net health system: The Parkland experience

Dr. Luigi Menaghini

Jan. 31

GI: Case Presentations

Drs. Sunina Mathoo, Syed Tasleem

Jan 30

Renal: Hypertensive renal injury: A defect of self-tolerance leading to antibody-mediated autoimmunity

Dr. Peter Doris

Jan. 24

Endocrinology: Thymic development of a self-tolerant T-cell repertroire

Dr. Matthew Bettini

Jan. 24

GI: Optimizing cardiac care in liver transplant recipients

Dr. Smarth Patel

Jan. 23

Renal: Rental toxicity of immunotherapies

Dr. Ala Abudayyeh

Jan. 17

Endocrinology: Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency

Dr. March Marcelli

Jan. 17

GI: Hepatocellular carcinoma from epidemiology to prevention

Dr. Hashem El-Serag

Jan. 10

Endocrinology: Evolution of precision oncology in thyroid cancer

Dr. Steven Sherman

Jan. 10

GI: NAFLD: Non-invasive assessment of fibrosis

Dr. Askshay Shetty

Jan. 9

Renal: The truth about water and salt

Dr. Hassan Ibrahim

Jan. 3

GI: Management of Crohn's Disease after surgical resection

Dr. Saurabh Kapur

Jan. 2

Renal: Kidney Biopsy Conference

Dr. Lillian Gaber