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 Oct 25

“Our Other Drug Problem: Price, Cost-Effectiveness, and Affordability of Pharmaceuticals in the United States”

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Dhruv Kazi

Thu Oct 27

Personalized Genomics and Sequencing in Medical Care

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Joseph Shieh MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics

Residency Program Director, UCSF Medical Genetics and Genomics Training Program

Co-Director Personalized Genomics Clinic

Director, NF/Ras Genetics Clinic

Anne Slavotinek, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UCSF


*To understand the different clinical indications for panel testing and whole exome sequencing

*To understand consent and interpretative process for variants of unknown significance and secondary variants

Dr. Shieh is a Board-Certified Medical Geneticist who trained at Penn for his MD/PhD and then at the University of Washington and at Stanford/UCSF. He worked as a geneticist at Stanford prior to joining the faculty at UCSF. His research lab in the Institute for Human Genetics applies genomic sequencing and bioinformatics for gene discovery and functional annotation. His lab focuses on the development of new tools to analyze the genome. His research has delineated novel genetic conditions using sequencing and he clinically manages these patients. He served on the Genomic Medicine Taskforce for UCSF. He has expertise in variant analysis pipelines, bioinformatics, cell and model systems and population variation. He is a member of a U grant consortium on exome sequencing that is sequencing from blood spots. He received a UC Precision Medicine grant this year.

Dr. Slavotinek is a Clinical Geneticist who has achieved Board certification or an equivalent professional qualification in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. She has had a long-standing interest in multiple congenital anomaly syndromes and birth defects. The predominant part of her clinical practice concerns the diagnosis of children with Mendelian syndromes and unknown conditions. In dysmorphology, she has achieved national recognition and has served as an invited expert at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting and at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting. She is a member of several Editorial Boards for journals that focus on multiple congenital anomaly syndromes, such as the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Clinical Dysmorphology and Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine. Dr. Slavotinek is an author on more than 140 peer-reviewed publications in addition to book chapters and reviews, many of them concerning the clinical aspects and gene discovery for Mendelian conditions. She also directs the Personalized Genomics clinic at UCSF and has counseled more than 100 families regarding exome sequencing consents, results and re-analysis. She is very interested in precision medicine and has numerous patients who have had negative exome sequencing results who would benefit from full genome sequencing. She is fully invested in helping to ascertain and counsel suitable patients and families for this research.

Tue Nov 01


SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Joe Derisi

Thu Nov 03


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Nov 08

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Thu Nov 10


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Nov 15

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Thu Nov 17


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Nov 29

Lower Level of Care

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Dennis McIntyre

Thu Dec 01


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Dec 06

Updates in Hospital Medicine

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Brad Sharpe

Thu Dec 08


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.