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 Dec 06

Updates in Hospital Medicine

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Brad Sharpe

Thu Dec 08

Rewiring Metabolic Signals for Translational Therapies in Geriatrics

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

John Newman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF


*Frameworks for clinical trials of interventions that target mechanisms of aging

*Signaling functions of ketone bodies relevant to mechanisms of aging

*Application of ketone body signaling to target aging and clinical syndromes like delirium

Dr. Newman is a geriatrician, basic science researcher, and educator in the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Newman hopes to translate what we are learning of the pathways that control fundamental mechanisms of aging into therapies that will improve the health and preserve the independence of older adults. His research work is in the laboratory of Eric Verdin at the Gladstone Institutes, and focuses on how ketone bodies, small molecules that our bodies make for energy when we fast or exercise, also act as molecular signals to control inflammation and gene expression. The signaling functions of ketone bodies may be translational targets for protecting cognition and improving resilience in older adults. Dr. Newman attends on the inpatient medicine service and the acute care of elders unit at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, with a clinical focus on delirium and functional decline. He completed an MD/PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle, then residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Geriatrics at UCSF before joining the faculty in 2014. Dr. Newman is a 2014 Beeson Scholar from the National Institute on Aging and the American Federation of Aging Research.

Tue Dec 13

Obestrical issues in Zika management

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Monica Gandhi + OB folks

Thu Dec 15

Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before: Targeted Therapies in Hematologic Malignancies

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Rebecca Olin, MD

Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF


*To become familiar with some of the novel targeted therapies now available to treat hematologic malignancies

*To understand how targeted therapies are changing treatment options for older patients

*To identify disease types in which “less” is becoming as good as “more” treatment

Rebecca Olin is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. She completed her internal medicine and hematology/oncology training at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a masters degree in clinical epidemiology. At UCSF she specializes in the treatment of patients with acute leukemias and myelodysplastic syndrome. Her research is focused on older adults with hematologic malignancies, including clinical trials of novel therapeutic agents, as well as the application of allogeneic stem cell transplant in older patients. She is the Director of Inpatient Operations for the Malignant Hematology inpatient unit at Parnassus.

Tue Dec 20


SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

David Elkin & Jack Chase

Tue Dec 27

There will be no Medicine Grand Rounds

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Jan 03

There will be no Medicine Grand Rounds

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Jan 10

Zero to 50,000: The Hospitalist Field Turns 20

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Bob Wachter


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.