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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 Mar 31 "ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines: One Year Later"
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Binh An Pham, MD

Thu Apr 02 Liver Transplantation “A Primer”
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Bilal Hameed, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Clinic Chief, Hepatology
University of California, San Francisco

* Recognize indications for liver transplant
* Describe the current organ allocation system including meld score
* Understand outcomes after liver transplant

Bilal Hameed, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and hepatologist at UCSF who treats patients with liver disease and plays an integral role in the multidisciplinary Liver Transplantation Program.

Dr. Hameed received his medical degree from Dow Medical College, completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota, and consecutive fellowships at the University of Minnesota and UCSF, in the areas of gastroenterology and transplant hepatology respectively. Dr. Hameed is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a general certificate in internal medicine and a subspeciality in gastroenterology.

Dr. Hameed is a member of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association. and American Society of Transplantation. He is author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and the recipient of many awards and honors in his field. He is also fluent languages of Punjabi and Urdu.


Tue Apr 07 "Treatment of Skin Infections in the Era of MRSA"
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Chip Chambers, MD

Thu Apr 09
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University

Dr. Milstein is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford and directs the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center. The Center is a collaboration of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering and Business to design and test new health care delivery models that both lower per capita health care spending and improve clinical outcomes.

His career and ongoing research is focused on acceleration of clinical service innovations that improve the societal value of health care.

He serves as the Medical Director of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), the largest regional health care improvement coalition in the U.S. He also guides employer-sponsored clinically-based innovation development for Mercer Health and Benefits and chairs the Steering Committee that directs the largest U.S. physician pay-for-performance program, operated by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Previously he co-founded the Leapfrog Group and Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project, and served as a Congressionally-appointed MedPAC Commissioner.

Citing his nationally distinguished innovation in health care cost reduction and quality gains, he was selected for the highest annual award of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and of the American College of Medical Quality. Elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, he chaired the planning committee of its examination of best methods to lower per capita health care spending and improve clinical outcomes.

He was educated at Harvard (BA‑Economics), Tufts (MD) and (UC‑Berkeley (MPH‑Health Services Evaluation and Planning).

Thu Apr 16 EMR-Based Clinical Decision Support: Where Are We?
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

J. Ben Davoren, MD, PhD
Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Informatics
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCSF Division Hematology/Oncology


Thu Apr 23 The Challenges of Evaluating Lung Nodules in an Endemic Coccidioidomycosis Region
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Michael W. Peterson, MD
UCSF Valley Medical Foundation Professor of Medicine
Chief of Medicine
Vice-Chair of Medicine
Interim Associate Dean
UCSF Fresno
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* Discuss the current state of screening for lung cancer and approach to evaluating lung nodules
* Discuss the utility of clinical, radiographic and laboratory findings in patients with lung nodules due to Coccidioidomycosis

Dr. Michael Peterson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, completed residency and Chief residency at the University of Wisconsin and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine at the University of Iowa. He remained on the faculty at the University of Iowa where he was Fellowship Program Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care and Curriculum Director for the fourth semester of the medical school. In 2002 he came to UCSF Fresno as Chief of Medicine and Vice-Chair of Medicine for UCSF. During his time they increased the residency from 42 to 68 residents and started 6 fellowships and grew the number of trainees in Fresno to over 100. In 2009 he led the development of a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to patients with incidental lung nodules. It became clear very quickly that Coccidioidomycosis was a major confounder among these patients. They have used their experience with now over 2000 patients to help inform them on the appropriate management for lung nodules in this area. He will be sharing their current observations during this Grand Rounds.

Thu Apr 30 The 22nd Annual Alice Hamilton Lecture, Parkinsonism at Work and in the Environment
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Samuel M. Goldman, MD, MPH
Associate Adjunct Professor of Neurology
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Caroline Tanner, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center
San Francisco VA Medical Center


Thu May 07
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm



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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.

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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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