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 May 02

Health Disparities and Quality Improvement

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Winston Wong

Thu May 04

Alice Hamilton Lecture: The Occupational Health of Immigrant Workers: What an Internist Needs to Know

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Mark Schenker, MD, MPH

Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine

Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Director, Migration and Health Research Center

Director, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

Xóchitl Castañeda, MPH

Director, Health Initiative of the Americas, UC Berkeley School of Public Health


*To learn about the causes and basic demographics of global migration, and future trends.

*To learn about the disparities in occupational health outcomes between immigrant and native-born populations, and some of the reasons for those disparities.

*To learn about services available to immigrants to reduce occupational illness and injury and other health-related needs in this population.

Marc Schenker is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience in medicine and public health research, teaching and public service. Dr. Schenker is the founding and current director of the Davis Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, and the Migration and Health Research Center.

His specialty is occupational and environmental disease, with a focus on respiratory and reproductive health. Dr. Schenker also conducts epidemiologic research and public policy advocacy on the health of global migrant populations with a particular focus on farmworkers and occupational disease. He has published over 200 scientific manuscripts and six textbooks and has received numerous awards for his work. He is the editor of a recent book entitled “Migration and Health: Research Methods Handbook.”

Xóchitl Castañeda is the Director of Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA) at the School of Public Health, University of California (UC) Berkeley. A medical anthropologist by training, Xóchitl was educated in Guatemala and Mexico and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in reproductive health at UC San Francisco; and a post-doctoral in social science and medicine at Harvard and at Amsterdam Universities. She directed the Reproductive Health Department at Mexico’s National School of Public Health for seven years. Since 2008, she has served as a professor on Migration and Health at various UC campuses.

Her leadership and commitment to improve the health and the quality of life of underserved populations is recognized nationally and internationally. In 1999, she received the National Mexican Award on Social Science and Medicine, for the impact of her work on reproductive health. Xóchitl has over 150 publications, has served as a consultant for 37 national and international institutions, and has participated on 20 Advisory Boards.

Her vision has resulted in the creation of nationally recognized programs for underserved populations: she leads Binational Health Week, one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the well-being of Latino immigrants; and the Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global Health, a collaboration between 30 Universities and over 200 agencies. Through all these strategies, hundreds of thousands of low-income families have been served.

Tue May 09

Interpersonal Violence

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Leigh Kimberg

Thu May 11

22nd Annual Lloyd Holly Smith Visiting Professorship: Will Precision Medicine Widen Disparities in Health and Health Care?

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Katrina A. Armstrong, MD, MSCE

Physician in Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School


*To identify the barriers to access to effective precision medicine for minority patients

*To understand the mechanisms by which precision medicine may affect clinical decisions for minority patients

Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, is the Jackson Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Yale University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was a resident and chief resident in Medicine at Johns Hopkins and completed a general internal medicine fellowship and Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1998, she joined the faculty at Penn and became Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in 2008. At Penn, she also served as Associate Director of the Abramson Cancer Center and Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. In April of 2013, she was appointed as physician-in-chief of the MGH Department of Medicine.

Dr. Armstrong is an internationally recognized investigator in the areas of medical decision making, quality of care, and cancer prevention and outcomes. For her work, she received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation of Medical Research, the Alice Hersh Award from Academy Health, and election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and National Academy of Medicine.

In addition to her career in health policy and disparities research, Dr. Armstrong is a dedicated practicing internist with a longitudinal primary care practice and rotations as the Bigelow visit on the inpatient general medicine services. Over her career, Dr. Armstrong has prioritized her role in medical education, including developing and leading courses on clinical decision making at Penn and at MGH and founding multiple innovative educational programs including the Masters program in Health Policy Research at Penn and the Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship at the MGH. Diversity and inclusion have been central to Dr. Armstrong’s leadership over her career, including her award winning roles in the advancement of women, her commitment to programs to support diversity across faculty and trainees at the MGH, and her research leadership in health disparities and community based research. Dr. Armstrong oversees a Department of over 1,000 faculty members who span ten clinical divisions and six research units, as well as the Department’s educational program in undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Tue May 16

The Aging Homeless Population: An Emerging Crisis

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Margot Kushel

Thu May 18

Precision Medicine at the Extremes of Heritability

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Rahul C. Deo, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, UCSF

Division of Cardiology


Tue May 23

Diabetes Medications and Cardiovascular Risk

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Binh An Phan

Thu May 25

Clinical Problem Solving

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Professor of Medicine, UCSF


*To examine the diagnostic approach to a complex case

*Highlight opportunities to improve diagnosis

Gurpreet Dhaliwal M.D. is a clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He sees patients and teaches medical students and residents in the emergency department, inpatient wards, and outpatient clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center where he is the Site Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship. He studies, writes, and speaks about how doctors reason and make diagnostic decisions. Dr. Dhaliwal is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and the UCSF Department of Medicine Council of Master Clinicians. He has won multiple teaching awards, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award and the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award.

Tue May 30

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Jun 06

SFGH: Carr Auditorium 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.

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.