UCSF Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds generally takes place once a week at Parnassus, ZSFG, 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 Jan 17

Homecare Medicine, the Next Frontier

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Christine Ritchie, MD

Thu Jan 19

Biological Basis and Molecular Treatment of Lung Cancer: a Paradigm for Precision Medicine

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Trever Bivona, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, UCSF


*Understand the principles of the molecular diagnosis and treatment of cancer

*Understand the successes, challenges and potential paths forward to improve current treatments for patients with lung cancer

Dr. Bivona is an associate professor of Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF. He is a cell and molecular biologist and medical oncologist and is a member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Bivona received his MD and PhD degrees from NYU, and trained in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard and in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His laboratory-based research program aims to provide insight into the molecular basis of lung cancer, and other solid malignancies with the goal of improving outcomes for patients. His work has uncovered novel mechanisms of RAS signaling and molecular determinants of response and resistance to various molecularly-targeted therapies in clinical use, leading to new clinical trials. He is the recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator award, the Pew-Stewart Scholar award, the Searle Scholars award, the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development award and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Tue Jan 24

Care of the immigrant patient

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Margaret Wheeler, MD

Thu Jan 26

Ready for Palliative Care

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Steve Pantilat, MD, MHM, FAAHPM

Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care

Director, Palliative Care Program

Division of Hospital Medicine, UCSF


*Explain the benefits, barriers, challenges to providing palliative care to people with serious illness

*Discuss strategies for overcoming barriers and challenges for providing palliative care to people with serious illness

*Describe the UCSF strategic plan to provide palliative care across the continuum

Steven Pantilat, MD, is the Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF and founding Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program. He is also the Director of the Palliative Care Quality Network, a national quality improvement collaborative comprised of over 85 Palliative Care teams and of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center. Dr. Pantilat was President of the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2005-6 and elected a Master of Hospital Medicine in 2014. In 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar studying palliative care in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Pantilat received a James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award in 2011 and serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for the Cambia Foundation’s Sojourn Scholars Leadership Award program. He is an internationally recognized expert in palliative care and has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, authored two-dozen book chapters, and co-edited with UCSF colleagues two textbooks on palliative care: “Care at the Close of Life” and “Hospital Based Palliative Medicine.” His new book for the public titled “Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and their Caregivers” will be published by DaCapo Lifelong Books on Valentine’s Day 2017.

Tue Jan 31

Center for Vulnerable populations 10th anniversary celebration

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Feb 07

8th Annual Richard J. Haber Visiting Professorship Medicine Gand Rounds: Reflections on Community Engagement: Listening, Learning and Action

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Doriane Miller from U of Chicago

Tue Feb 14

Dialysis in Undocumented Patients

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Lilia Cervantes

Tue Feb 21

Cancer Surviorship: Disease to Wellness

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Niharika Dixit. MD


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.

ZSFG 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.