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.

We welcome you to join our live Zoom webcasts.

Grand Rounds Schedule 2022




Sept. 22 Clinicopathologic Conference: Oh, No! Fuo? Kaitlyn Carlson, M.D.; Cody Moore M.D.; Nick Rose, M.D.; Bryan Jiang, M.D.
Sept. 15 Why Frailty Matters in Chronic Kidney Disease Elizabeth Lorenz, M.D.
Sept. 8 The Landscape of Precision Medicine in Lung Cancer Meera Patel, M.D., MHS; Daniel Wang, M.D.
Aug. 25 The Clinician-Scientist: The Journey from Training to Success in Asthma Research Nick Hanania, M.D., MS
Aug. 18 IDEA Series: What You See Depends on Where You Stand Ellen M. Friedman, M.D., FAAP,FACS
Aug. 11 Clinicopatholigc Conference: TB or Not TB? Prisca Pungwe, M.D.; Anupam Kumar, M.D.; George Wu, DO; Meg Parham, M.D.
Aug. 4 What You Need to Know About Endocarditis to Earn Respect from Your Infectious Disease Colleagues M. Rizwan Sohail, M.D., FIDSA
July 28 Management of Atrial Fibrillation Mihail G. Chelu, M.D., Ph.D.
July 21 The Case for Early Palliative Care in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Eberechi Nwogu-Onyemkpa, M.D., MHS
July 14 The Road to Precision Health to Reduce Cigarette Smoking Laura Jean Bierut, M.D.
July 7 Sleep and Safety Fidaa Shaib, M.D.
June 9 Of Mice, Men, and MicroRNAs: Our Journeys into Science and Medicine David B. Corry, M.D.; Antony Rodriguez, Ph.D.
June 2 House Staff Research Symposium: Winners Presentation Dominique Armstrong; Matthew Deshotels, M.D.; Jack Wang, MS3; Navya Ravi Kumar, MS4; Amy Engler, M.D.; Parth Agrawal, M.D.; Jocelyn Abrahsam, M.D.
May 26 Engineering a High Reliability Organization (HRO) Frederick Peng, M.D.; Emily Podany, M.D.; Christopher Nemah, M.D.
May 19 Medical Misogynoir Brwonsyne Tucker Edmonds, M.D., MPH, MS
May 12 Intestinal Stem Cells in Health and Disease Kelley Yan, M.D., Ph.D.
May 5 Healing with Intention Rana Lee Adawi Awdish, M.D., FCC, FACP
April 28 Immune Effector Therapies to Treat Cancer and Viral Infections Helon Heslop, M.D.
April 21 Advancing Health Equity: Lessons from Cinema, Science, and Patient Care Marshall Chin, M.D., MPH
March 31 Quick Hits for Inpatient Medicine Jill Jacoby, M.D.; Cody Moore, M.D.; Mesha Shaw, M.D.
March 24 Driving Precision Diabetes Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.
March 17 Improving Maternal Health: Seeking Equity and Allies Carla Ortique, M.D., FACOG; Lisa M. Hollier, M.D., MPH
March 10 The Essential Elements of Discovery Lorraine Potocki, M.D., FACMG
March 3 Chest Pain: A Clinical Conundrum Josh Hirsch, M.D.; Chris Inchaustegui, M.D.; Komal Muradali, M.D.; Ruchit Rana, M.D.; Divya Verma, M.D.; Alec Rezigh, M.D.
Feb. 24 Breast Cancer Screening: Identifying High-Risk Patients, Selecting Imaging Tools, and Ordering Exams Quan Nguyen, M.D.
Feb. 17 The Evolution of the Primary Aldosteronism Syndrome Marco Marcelli, M.D.; Sanjay Mediwala, M.D.; Eric Deal, M.D., M.S.
Feb. 10 Current Management of Anorectal Disorders Waqar Qureshi, M.D., FRCP
Feb. 3 The Elephant in the Room: How Race and Racism Impact Medicine and Health Equity Italo M. Brown, M.D., MPH
Jan. 27 A Physician-Scientist’s Musings about Improving Colorectal Cancer Prevention Efforts Hemant K. Roy, M.D.
Jan. 20 When a Young LAD Gets Inflamed Sita Bushan, M.D.; Elyse Lopez, M.D.; Lincoln Downs, D.O.; Natalia Golardi, M.D.; Martha Mims, M.D., Ph.D.
Jan. 13 Using Clinical Decision Support to Improve Urine Culture Diagnostic Stewardship, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Financial Cost: A Multicenter Experience Mayar Al Mohajer, M.D., MBA, FIDSA, FSHEA, FACHE
Jan. 6 Hepatitis C and Chronic Kidney Disease: An Unholy Alliance

Ahmed Awan, M.D., FACP

Grand Rounds Schedule 2021




Dec. 9 Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Call to Action

Fasiha Kanwal, MSHS, AGAF, FAASLD

Dec. 2 Equity for Displaced Populations: Policy and Practice Imperatives Dr. Altaf Saadi
Nov. 18 Academic Medical Centers Dr. Thomas McGinn
Nov. 11 Human Trafficking 101: A Healthcare Primer Dr. Mollie Gordon
Nov. 4 Professionalism Post Covid-19: Calming the Waters Dr. Betsy Williams
Oct. 28 Hepatitis C: The End of the Beginning and Possibly the Beginning of the End Dr. Harvey Alter
Oct. 21 Clinical Pathologic Conference: When Skins and Heart Aren’t Far Apart Drs. Mikel Etchegaray, Jung Seo, Diego Camacho, Auris Huen
Oct. 14

Mechanisms of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology and Therapeutic Targets

David Sheikh-Hamad, M.D., FAHA, FASN; Michael W. Holliday, JR., M.D., Ph.D.
Oct. 7 Pain Management in the Cancer Patient  Charu Agrawal, M.D.; Paige Farinholt, M.D.
Sept. 30 Updates in Hospital Medicine Stephanie Sherman, M.D.; Zaven Sargsyan, M.D.
Sept. 23 Clinical Pathologic Conference: Don’t Pass Up the History Orhue Odaro, M.D.; Amy Engler, M.D.; Joan Fernandez, M.D.; Julie Youngs, M.D.; Juliet Holder-Haynes, M.D.
Sept. 16 Vaccine and Therapeutics Development During a Pandemic Hana El Sahly, M.D.
Sept. 9 Management of Seizures for the Internist Jay Gavvala, M.D.
Sept. 2 Allergic and Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccination Evan Li, M.D.
Aug. 26 Update on COVID-19: Epidemiology, the Delta Variant, Treatment, and Future Directions Robert L. Atmar, M.D.; Prathit A. Kulkarni, M.D.
Aug. 19 The Road Less Traveled: My Journey in Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Research, Policy, and Practice Hardeep Singh, M.D., MPH
Aug. 12 CPC: A Diagnostic Ca-nundrum Salman Ahmed, M.D., MPH; Brandon J. Blau, M.D.; Stephen Leinfelder, DO; Hanna Siatecka, M.D.; Bryan Jiang, M.D.
Aug. 5 When We Do Harm: Medical Error and the Human Condition Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D.
July 29 The Secrets of Sleep, Safety, and Health: A Review for Trainees Fidaa Shaib, M.D.
July 22 Early Detection and Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis Ivan O. Rosas, M.D.
July 15 Updates in Aortic Stenosis Hani Jneid, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
July 8 The Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. Healthcare System Vivian Ho, Ph.D.
June 10 Rounding While Black Khaalisha Ajala, M.D., MBA, FHM
June 3 Housestaff Research Symposium Presentations Matthew Seasock, BS; Phillip Erice, MS; Taher Jamali, M.D.; Claire Scott, M.D.; Mary Fang, BScA; Divya Verma, M.D.; Brandon Blau, M.D.
May 24 iQuESt: CDA Application: Missed Opportunities for Barrett’s Esophagus Screening and Early Diagnosis of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Theresea H. Nguyen Wenker, M.D.
May 17 iQuESt: Becoming a Clinical Molecular Epidemiologist  Eva Clark, M.D., Ph.D., CTropMed
May 13 GI: NASH: 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., RN, CRRN, CBIS
May 6 GI: Social Sbrooocience of Subtle Bias Eden King, M.D.
May 3 iQuESt: Medical Psychology and Beyond: Evaluation and Equity in Health Professions Collaborations Joshua Hamer, Ph.D.
April 29 CPC: A Young Woman with Asthma, Abdominal Pain, and Liver Lesions Catherine Daniel, M.D.; Jessica Lee, M.D.; Neda Zarrin-Khameh, M.D., M.P.H.; Mark Lewis, M.D.
April 22 Identifying Strategies to Reduce Low-Value Preoperative Testing for Low-Risk Surgeries  Alex Sox-Harris, Ph.D., MS
April 15 A Career Journey to a Universal Definition of Heart Failure and Updates in the Management of Heart Failure Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D., FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FACP
April 8 Digital Health and the BJC/WUSM Healthcare Innovation Lab Thomas M. Maddox, M.D., MSc
March 25 Make Every Mile Count: Lessons Learned by an Educational Researcher on the Road Less Traveled Teri L. Turner, M.D., M.P.H., MEd
March 18 Personal Perspectives on Women and Leadership in Academic Medicine Vivian W. Pinn, M.D.
March 11 Kidney Disease and Atrial Fibrillation: A Complicated Relationship Wolfgang Christoph Winkelmayer, M.D., M.P.H., ScD
March 4 New Directions in Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum and Assessment Jonathon Lim, M.D.
Feb. 25 Dyspnea, Hallucinations, and Progressive Renal Dysfunction Quillan Huang, M.D.; Aakash Sheth, M.D.; Chala Benkli, M.D.; Sandeep Agrawal, M.D., Ph.D.; Meredith Ventura, M.D.
Feb. 18 Rounding While Black Khaalisha Ajala, M.D.
Feb. 11 Physician Scientist Series – Airway Mycosis and the Future of Allergic Airways Disease Care David Corry, M.D.
Feb. 4 Opioid Use Disorder Management for the Internist Alicia Kowalchuk, D.O., FASAM
Jan. 28 Cultivating Compassion with Wisdom: Continuum of Moral Distress to Moral Resilience in a Pandemic Tessy Thomas, D.O., MBE
Jan. 21 Clinical Pathologic Conference: Dyspnea and Dizziness: A Diagnostic Dilemma Alec Rezigh, M.D.
Jan. 14 Advances in Heart Failure: Key Trials Impacting Management Ajith Nair, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Jan. 7 IDEA Series: Achieving Anti-Racism in Medicine Utibe Essien, M.D., M.P.H.

Grand Rounds Schedule 2020




Dec. 10 A Year in COVID-19 Therapeutics Development Hana M. El-Sahly, M.D., B.S.; Robert L. Atmar, M.D.
Dec. 3 From Bystander to Upstander – Advocacy in Action Kimberly D. Manning, M.D.
Nov. 19 Quality of Liver Disease Care Fasiha Kanwal, M.D., MSHS
Nov. 12 Health Equity and COVID-19: My View from Philanthropy Research, and Government Marcella Nunez-Smith, M.D., MHS
Nov. 5 Effusion Confusion Christopher K. Morgan, M.D., Julika Kaplan, M.D., Nathan Wilken, M.D.
Oct. 29 The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback Ellen M. Friendman, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Oct. 22 Culture Humility in Medical Practice Ali Abbas, M.D.
Oct. 15 Precision Medicine for Cardiovascular Prevention: My Personal Experience Christie Ballantyne, M.D., B.A.
Oct. 8 Achieving Excellence in Academic Medicine through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ashley Butler, Ph.D., M.S., B.A.; Toi Harris, M.D., B.A.

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.