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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 Apr 21 “50 Breakthroughs: Critical Scientific and Technological Advances Needed for Sustainable Global Development”
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Zach Friedman, MBA

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.

Tue Apr 28 "Hepatitis C"
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Diana Sylvestre, MD

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

Dr. Goldman is Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF, and a Principal Investigator at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has studied the epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders for over 20 years. Dr. Goldman received his BS in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1982, and his MD from the University of Texas, Houston in 1987. He trained in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, where he also obtained an MPH in Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Goldman’s work focuses on elucidating environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease, and interactions between environmental and genetic risk factors.


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


Thu May 14
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm


Thu May 21
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm


Thu May 28 Quality & Safety Grand Rounds
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.

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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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