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UCSF Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds generally takes place once a week at Parnassus, SFGH, and the VA.

An archive of previous medical grand rounds is available here.

Here is a list of upcoming medical grand rounds:

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Tue Sep 01 “The ACC-AHA Lipid Guidelines: New Insights”
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Nisha Parikh, MD MPH

Tue Sep 08 "Can Hepatitis B be Eradicated?"
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Girish Vyas, PhD
Cladd Stevens, MD, MPH
Pearl Toy, MD

Thu Sep 10 Reducing the Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial from Uganda
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Grant Dorsey, MD
Professor in Residence
University of California, San Francisco

*To review the pathophysiology and clinical consequences of malaria in pregnancy
*To review interventions currently used to reduce the burden of malaria in pregnancy
*To present the results of a recently completed randomized controlled trial evaluating a novel drug for the prevention of malaria in pregnancy

Dr. Dorsey’s research has focused on clinical and translational studies of malaria since beginning his Infectious Diseases fellowship at UCSF in 1998. His work is primarily based in Uganda and involves a number of UCSF and Ugandan investigators, spanning a wide range of disciplines. Dr. Dorsey’s areas of expertise include clinical trials of antimalarial therapy used for treatment and prevention, interactions between malaria and HIV, naturally acquired immunity to malaria, and malaria surveillance. Current activities include a cooperative agreement with the CDC to implement malaria operations research projects in support of the U.S. President’s Malaria initiative, a program project grant from the NIH to establish an “International Centers of Excellence in Malaria Research” in the East African region, and a program project grant from the NIH to investigate novel interventions for the prevention of malaria among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women and the children born to them.


Tue Sep 15 Telehealth Innovation
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

George Su

Thu Sep 17 Top 10 Infectious Diseases of All Time
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Henry F. Chambers, MD
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, SFGH
Director, Clinical Research Services, CTSI

*Participants will learn to compare and contrast the types of infections of greatest medical and epidemiological impact.
*Participants will be able to list their top 10 diseases of all time.
*Participants will be able to discuss the impact of infectious diseases on global health.

Dr. Chambers clinical and research interests are antimicrobial drug resistance, staphylococcal infections, experimental therapeutics, and epidemiology and pathogenesis of disease caused by Staphylococcus aureus. He is editor for the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and he has over 200 original publications and textbook chapters in the areas of drug resistance, endocarditis, bacterial infections, and staphylococcal diseases.

Dr. Chambers received his BA from Centre College in Kentucky and is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Chambers has been a member of the medical faculty of the UCSF since 1985 where he currently is Professor of Medicine, Chief of Infectious Diseases at San Francisco General Hospital, and Director of the UCSF Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. He is an editor for Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a reviewer for numerous medical publications, a peer reviewer for NIH study sections, and Chair of the Clinical Research and Field Studies Study Section for NIAID.


Tue Sep 22 Unplanned Pregnancies in the Military
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Dan Grossman

Thu Sep 24 TBA
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm


Thu Oct 01 TBA
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm


Thu Oct 08 TBA
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm


Thu Oct 15 TBA
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm



Parnassus Statement


The University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

You must sign in to qualify for CME credit.

Course Number MGR15002

*Faculty Relationship Disclosure

All speakers listed above have declared that neither they, nor any immediate member of their family, have a financial arrangement or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products except *.

* All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.

Medical Grand Rounds Commercial Support Disclosure

No commercial support received for Medical Grand Rounds.

SFGH Statement

The speaker(s) declare that neither they nor any immediate family have financial or other arrangements with the manufacturers of any pharmaceutical products or medical devices discussed in this CME activity. The speaker(s) indicate that they do not intend to discuss investigational or off label use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

UCSF is accredited b the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and allied health care professionals. -- CME credit is one hour.

No commercial support was received for this CME activity.

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