Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held every Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., January through December, with a break in August. Grand Rounds takes place in the Lindeman Pavilion, Volney Richmond Auditorium, Level 1, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, Washington. If you have questions or would like to be added to our monthly mailing list, please call (206) 341-0142. Send us your feedback about Grand Rounds.

If you would like to register for Grand Rounds and receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s), fill out the form or call (206) 341-0142. You only need to register one time per year in order to receive credit. Grand Rounds schedule is subject to change. View objectives for this activity.

Grand Rounds Schedule:


June Grand Rounds

June 2
Asthma, Eosinophils, and Diagnostic Error

Joyce K. Lammert, MD, PHD
Executive Medical Director, Hospital
Interim DIO and Director, Graduate Medical Education
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

June 9
Improvisation and the Art of Medicine: Adaptable skills for an uncertain world
The Second in a Series — Teach the Teacher
Belinda Fu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Washington
Faculty, Swedish Family Medicine First Hill Program, Swedish Medical Center
Founder and Director, Mayutica Institute, Seattle, Wash.

June 16
Allograft Tissue Transplantation: An Abbreviated Cultural, Medical, and Regulatory History with Focus on Orthopedics
Mark A. Moore, PhD, CCRP
Global Senior Director of Scientific Affairs
LifeNet Health, Virginia Beach, VA

June 23
Digestive Disease Institute Research Forum: Five Fellows Walk into a Bar …”

Virginia Mason Digestive Disease Fellows

  • Taxane Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer: The VM Experience
    Zaheer Kanji, MD, Pancreas Cancer Research Fellow
  • Lymphadenectomy in Node-Negative Pancreatic Cancer: Are Some Patients Being Under-staged?
    Jad Abou Khalil, MD, Hepatobiliary Surgical Fellow
  • Treatment Goals in Barrett’s Esophagus
    Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, MD, Advanced Endoscopy Fellow
  • Walled-off Pancreatic Necrosis: Microbiology and Implications for Therapy
    Nadav Sahar, MD, Pancreas Research Fellow
  • Paraesophageal Hernias: Assessment with High-resolution Manometry, Management of Acute Presentations and Impact on Pulmonary Function
    Andrea Wirsching, MD, Ryan Hill Esophageal Research Fellow

June 30
Crisis Standards of Care: Managing Scarce Resources in Disaster Response
Vicki L. Sakata, MD, FAAEM, FAAP
Senior Medical Advisor, Northwest Healthcare Response Network
University of Washington Clinical Associate Professor

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July Grand Rounds

July 7
Optimizing U: An Approach to Reveal and Refine You at Your Best
Third in a Series – Teach the Teacher
Alvin S. Calderon, MD, PhD, FACP
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Graduate Medical Education
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

July 14
I'm Feeling Yucky: the Internet's Role in Medicine
Isobel Solaqua
Program Manager
Mountain View, Calif.

July 21

Perioperative Pain Management - Seeking Value and Confronting the Opioid Epidemic
David Auyong, MD
Section Head, Orthopedic, Department of Anesthesiology
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Daniel Warren, MD
Deputy Chief, Department of Anesthesiology
Section Head/Medical Director Anesthesiology Pain Clinic
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Jean-Christophe A. Leveque, MD
Spine Surgeon, Department of Neurosurgery
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

July 28
C diff: Trying to Make a Difference
Chia Wang, MD, MS
Section of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, Wash.

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Grand Rounds Course Objectives:

  • To provide timely updates in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple disease states
  • To introduce new research topics related to patient care
  • To introduce new or improved technology available at Virginia Mason
  • To educate regarding "best medical practice" and evidence-based medicine
  • To present educational opportunities that address the ACGME General Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice.

Virginia Mason is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Virginia Mason designates each educational activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

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