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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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Thu May 05 Can Intersectional Innovations Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infection?
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Chief of Medicine, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
George Dock Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Senior Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Councilor, AOA Chapter, University of Michigan

*Understand the burden of illness associated with healthcare-associated infections
*Learn how to apply interventional innovations to prevent infectionrn

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on preventing healthcare-associated infection, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has authored over 275 peer-reviewed papers with over 95 appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet or the Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a Special Correspondent to the New England Journal of Medicine, an editorial board member of the Annals of Internal Medicine, and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). He is also the lead author of a book recently published by Oxford University Press entitled: “Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions.”

He received his Medical Doctorate from UCLA, completed a medical residency and chief residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), and obtained a Masters in Public Health (as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar) from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a visiting professor at over 60 universities and hospitals in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has active research studies underway with investigators in Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Thailand.

Tue May 10 Top Inpatient ID Consult
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Jennifer Babik, MD

Thu May 12 From Baker’s Asthma to Machinist’s Lung: Occupational Lung Diseases an Internist Should Know About
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Paul Cullinan
Professor of Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease, Imperial College and Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

*To remind you that occupational exposures are an important cause of respiratory diseases
*To recall that failing to recognise an occupational aetiology can be disastrous

Paul Cullinan is a clinical academic working in London, UK. He has a long-held interest in occupational respiratory diseases and in particular in their distributions, determinants and prevention. He is the clinical lead for the UK’s oldest and busiest clinical service for these conditions; and for many years has worked with university and industrial partners to lessen their impact.

Tue May 17 CEX
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Jeff Critchfield, MD

Thu May 19 Update in Hospital Medicine 2016
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Bradley Sharpe, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine

*Discuss the challenge of keeping up to date on the literature.
*Describe 2 possible changes in your use of diagnostic tests for hospitalized medical patients.
*State one new therapeutic intervention you will use for hospitalized medical patients.

Brad Sharpe received his bachelor degree in chemistry from Stanford University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF. He currently is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and hospitalist at UCSF. He currently serves as the Associate Division Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Associate Program Director for Inpatient Affairs for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency.

Brad teaches to medical students, residents, and faculty at UCSF on topics ranging from community-acquired pneumonia to updates in the literature. Brad also graduated from the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching course and has given numerous presentations on improving clinical teaching both regionally and nationally. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the UCSF Distinction in Teaching Award and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) National Excellence in Teaching Award. He is now on the Board of Directors for SHM and previously was a co-chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Academic Hospitalist Taskforce.

Tue May 24
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm


Thu May 26 California’s End of Life Option Act: UCSF Responds to the Legalization of Physician Aid in Dying
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

A panel will discuss the ethical issues, and clinical challenges, of crafting UCSF’s response to the new law, which will take effect June 9, 2016.

Elizabeth Dzeng, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine.

Barbara A. Koenig, PhD
Professor of Medical Anthropology & Bioethics, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Health & Aging
Director, UCSF Bioethics

Susan Penney, JD
Director of Risk Management, UCSF Medical Center

Laura Petrillo, MD
VA Quality Scholar Fellow, Palliative Care Service, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

*Describe the key provisions of the California End of Life Option Act.
*Understand the requirements set forth in the UCSF End of Life Option Act policy, including clauses related to conscientious objection.
*Develop skills for responding to a patient request, regardless of whether he/she will provide the option, and describe alternative end-of-life care options.
*Consider the unique needs of vulnerable populations and explore the broad social implications of physician aid in dying in the context of national debates.

Elizabeth Dzeng, MD, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at UCSF in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology program. She wrote her PhD dissertation on the influence of institutional cultures and policies on physicians’ ethical beliefs and how that impacts end of life decision-making conversations. Her current research is focused on understanding how institutions might foster cultures that encourage palliative care and resist the tide of overly aggressive care at the end of life and the interaction between these ethical conflicts and physician moral distress, burnout, and declines in empathy.

Barbara A. Koenig, Ph.D., is Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Health & Aging, jointly appointed in the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine UCSF. She is the newly appointed Director of the UCSF Program in Bioethics. Barbara is a Medical Anthropologist who pioneered the use of empirical social science methods in the study of ethical questions in science, medicine, and health. She was a Faculty Scholar in the Open Society Institute’s “Project on Death in America.”

Susan Penney, JD, is the Director of Risk Management for the UCSF clinical enterprise. Ms. Penney is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal topics such as elder abuse, pain management, mandatory reporting, and end-of-life issues. Prior to joining UCSF in August, 2007, Ms. Penney was legal counsel for the California Medical Association

Laura Petrillo, MD is a fellow in the VA Quality Scholars Program and a practicing palliative care physician at the San Francisco VA. She is also a student in the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program at UCSF. She completed Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UCSF. Her research interests are in decision-making, communication and advance care planning in serious illness.


Tue May 31 Presidential politics and health Policy Predictions
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Andy Bindman, MD


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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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