Department of Medicine

Section Grand Rounds


Section Grand Rounds 2022




April 27

Hem/Onc: NF-kB-Regulated Immunity in the Macroenvironment of Pancreatic Cancer-Induced Cachexia

Denis Guttridge, Ph.D.
April 27 Nephrology: Pros and Cons of Noninferiority Trials: The Case of Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials in CKD Anemia Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, M.D., MPH, ScD, FASN
April 25

iQuESt: Clinical Care Needs and Experiences for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury Identifying as LGBTQ+

B. Jenny Kiratli, Ph.D.
April 18

iQuESt: Introduction to Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Suja S. Rajan, Ph.D., MHA, M.S.
April 13

Nephrology: Update on Coronary Heart Disease Screening before Kidney Transplant

Xingxing S. Cheng, M.D., MS
April 11 iQuESt: An Open Clinical Trial Building upon Lessons Learned: Reducing Barriers to Accessing Mental Healthcare for Two Spirit, Transgender, and Nonbinary People of Color Stephanie L. Budge, Ph.D., LP
April 4 iQuESt: Communications 101 Maureen Dyman, Anna Kiappes, Graciela Gutierrez
March 28

iQuESt: Introduction to CLAMP – A Comprehensive Clinical NLP Toolkit

Jingqi Wang
March 23 Nephrology: Deep Learning in Nephrology Carl Walther, M.D., MS, FASN
March 18 Hem/Onc: Getting Around the Traditional Endoscopic Dead End: Novel Procedures to Address Biliary and Luminal Structures Wasif M. Abidi, M.D., Ph.D.
March 7 iQuESt: Evaluation of National VA Video Connect Data During the COVID-19 Pandemic Anthony E. Ecker, Ph.D.; Julianna B. Hogan, Ph.D.
March 2 Nephrology: Kidney Biopsy Conference Amanda Tchakarov, M.D.
Feb. 28

iQuESt: Implementation and Evaluation of “Calibrate Dx: A Resource to Improve Diagnostic Decisions” (An AHRQ RO1 Proposal)

Ashley N.D. Meyer, Ph.D.
Jan. 19

Nephrology: A New Technique to Prevent Ischemic Transplant Kidney Injury Using Electric Energy to Preserve Na/K Pump Activities

Lei Wang, Ph.D.

Section Grand Rounds 2021




Dec. 17 Hem/Onc: Psychological Impacts on Racism Dr. Erlanger “Earl” Turner
Dec. 15

Nephrology: Covid-19 Vaccine and Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Venkat Ramanathan
Dec. 13

iQuESt: Advancing Implementation Science Research and Practice through Innovation and Collaboration

Dr. Maria E. Fernandez

Dec. 6

IQuESt: Reimagining the Emergency Department

Dr. Vidya Eswaran

Dec. 3

Endo: Grand Rounds Talk with our Endocrine Fellows

Dr. Ruaa Al-Ward, Dr. Claudia Bustamante, Deepika Fnu

Dec. 2

Geriatrics: Geriatrics Co-Management

Dr. Houman Javedan

Dec. 1 Infectious Diseases: UT Adults, BTGH, MD Anderson Transplant  

Dec. 1

Pulmonary: Aging Imparts Cell-Autonomous Dysfunction to Regulatory T-Cells During Recovery from Influenza Pneumonia

Re. Luisa Morales-Nebreda

Dec. 1

Nephrology: Kidney Biopsy Conference

Dr. Amanda Tchakarov

Nov. 29

IQuESt: Encouraging Serious Illness Conversations in the Inpatient Setting

Dr. Myrna Serna

Nov. 19

Endo: Primary Aldosteronism: At the Tipping Point

Dr. John Funder

Nov. 17

Pulmonary: CPC: Patient with Pulmonary Nodular Infiltrates

Dr. Prasad Manian

Nov. 17

Nephrology: Diversity and Inclusion in Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Horacio Adrogue

Nov. 17

Infectious Diseases: Citywide Infectious Diseases Conference

Drs. Jesica Rodriguez, Theresa Sepulveda, Jeffrey Starke

Nov. 15

IQuESt: HSR&D Scientific Merit Review Board Panel

Drs. Drew Helmer, Sylvia Hysong

Nov. 10

Pulmonary: Valves…Not Just for the Heart Anymore!

Dr. Melhem Imad

Nov. 10

Nephrology: Oxalate and the Visiting Professor

Dr. Edward Weinman

Nov. 10

Infectious Diseases: Citywide Infectious Diseases Conference

Dr. Melissa O'Neal, Dr. Anthony Aldana

Nov. 8

IQuESt: Workforce Determinants of Healthcare Quality

Dr. Maja Djukic

Nov. 5

Endo: The Gut-Bone Axis. How the Gut Communicates with Bone

Dr. Roberto Pacifici

Nov. 4

Geriatrics: Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults

Dr. Alayne Markland

Nov. 3

Pulmonary: Evaluation of Airborne Hazards Concerns among Veterans

Dr. Drew Helmer

Nov. 1

IQuESt: Evidence at the Point of Care: Clinical Decision Support Tools and Usability

Dr. Thomas McGinn

Oct. 29

Endo: Changing the Conversation from 'Chronic Disease' to 'Chronic Health'

Dr. Luigi Fontana

Oct. 27

Pulmonary: Improving Outbreak Response from Ebola to COVID-19

Dr. William Fischer

Oct. 20

Nephrology: Intra-Dialytic Hypotension

Dr. Finnian McCausland

Oct. 18

IQuESt: Increasing Access to Evidence-Based Behavioral Treatments for People with Chronic Diseases

Dr. Kathryn Kanzler

Oct. 7 Geriatrics: Highs and Lows of Blood Pressure Regulation in Older Adults Lewis Lipsitz, M.D.
Oct. 4 IQuESt: Pregnancies Complicated by Surgical Fetal Anomalies Alice King
Sept. 27 IQuESt: Delivery of NAFLD Care: Bridging the Gap Between Patients and Providers Yamini Natarajan, M.D.
Sept. 20 IQuESt: Norton Rose Fulbright Award Update: Navigating the New Format Sylvia Hysong, Ph.D.
Sept. 16 GI: Case Presentations Sara Marucci, M.D.; Kati Choi, M.D.
Sept. 13 IQuESt: Getting Ready for NIH Open Data Requirements: Indexing IQuESt/SCMIRECC Datasets Alexander Uzdavines, Ph.D.
Sept. 9 GI: Physician Advocacy and Why It's Important Yamini Natarajan, M.D.; Richa Shukla, M.D.; Avi Ketwaroo, M.D.
Sept. 2 Geriatrics: Prostate Cancer Screening in 2021: Current Evidence Review Michael Brooks, M.D.
Aug. 30 IQuESt: A Hybrid Type 1 Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Implementation Strategy of a Novel Neurogenic Bladder Management Intervention: Part 2 Felicia Skelton, M.D.
Aug. 5 Geriatrics: Lifestyle Intervention Approaches for Older Adults with Obesity Dennis Villareal, M.D.
June 17 GI: A Practical Introduction to Team-Based Learning Jessica Davila, Ph.D.
June 7 IQuESt: Harnessing the HER to Identify and Intervene on Diagnostic Uncertainty in Primary Care Ashley Meyer, Ph.D.
June 3 Geriatrics: Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers, Risk Reduction & Disease Modifying Therapies Zaldy Tan, M.D.
June 3 GI: Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Comprehensive Update John Vierling, M.D.
May 24 IQuESt: CDA Application: Missed Opportunities for Barrett's Esophagus Screening and Early Diagnosis of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Theresa Nguyen Wenker, M.D.
May 17 IQuESt: Becoming a Clinical Molecular Epidemiologist Eva Clark, M.D.
May 13 GI: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Call to Action Fasiha Kanwal, M.D.
May 10 IQuESt: Games for Health: Expanding Access to Care for Veterans with Disabilities Hilary Touchett, Ph.D.
May 3 IQuESt: Medical Psychology and Beyond: Evaluation and Equity in Health Professions Collaborations Joshua Hamer, Ph.D.
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.