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 Feb 21

“Transforming Primary Care in the SFHN: Challenges and Opportunities”

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Hali Hammer, MD

Thu Feb 23

APOL1 Renal Risk Variants: A Friend and Foe

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Associate Professor in Residence

Division of Nephrology, UCSF

Core Investigator, Kidney Health Research Collaborative


*To recognize the potential role of APOL1 genetic variants in chronic kidney diseases that disproportionately affect individuals of African descent

*To learn about the potential benefits and risks of APOL1 genetic variants beyond chronic kidney disease

*To understand the clinical and research implications of the APOL1 genetic variants

Michelle Estrella is nephrologist and clinical investigator who recently joined the Division of Nephrology at UCSF/ SFVA. She completed her clinical and research training from Johns Hopkins University where she stayed on as faculty from 2006 to 2016. There, she was closely involved in clinical and research training as the Associate Nephrology Fellowship Program Director and Associate Director for the Renal Disease Epidemiology Training Program.

Her research has aimed to improve the understanding of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its consequences and to develop strategies to mitigate the risk of CKD development and progression, particularly among minority groups and HIV-infected individuals. Her work to date has emphasized the ongoing burden of kidney disease in treated HIV-infected persons and shed light on clinical and genetic risk factors that contribute to this burden. Recently, her work has grown to encompass the identification of early markers of kidney injury, with the hope of translating these biomarkers into routine clinical practice for earlier detection and management of acute kidney injury and CKD. As some of her most rewarding experiences has centered on addressing key gaps in nephrology research through collaborative efforts and mentorship of research trainees, Dr. Estrella also joined as a Core Investigator in the Kidney Health Research Collaborative (khrc.ucsf.edu) this summer.

Tue Feb 28

“Islamophobia and its Impact”

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Mar 07

Antimicrobial resistance

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Lillian Brown/Rachel Rutishauser/Chas Langelier


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.