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:

April Grand Rounds

April 7
Remarkable; Tate Mason, John Holmes and Living Better Electrically
Christopher L. Fellows, MD, FACC, FHRS
Section Head, Cardiology
The Heart Institute at Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

April 14
Pulmonary Hypertension: Advances in Diagnosis and Management
Krithika Ramachandran, MD
Pulmonary Disease
Virginia Mason Memorial
Yakima, Wash.

April 21
Call of the Wild: Wilderness Infection
Christopher Baliga, MD
Section Head, Infectious Diseases
Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

April 28
Say Good Night to Sleeping Pills: A Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Insomnia
Brandon R. Peters-Mathews, MD
The Sleep Disorders Center
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.


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May Grand Rounds

May 5
Optimizing Bone Health in Adults with Fractures
Joan C. Lo, MD
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital
Physician and Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, Calif.

May 12
The Opioid Epidemic: What has been done and what else will we do?
Phillip Coffin, MD, MIA
Director of Substance Use Research, Center for Public Health Research
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, Calif.

May 19
Advances in Perioperative Multidisciplinary Management Associated with Esophagectomy
Donald E. Low, MD FACS FRCS (c) FRCSI (Hon) FRCSE (Hon)
Head of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology
Director, Digestive Disease Institute Esophageal Center of Excellence
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Joseph M. Neal, MD
Department of AnesthesiologyVirginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Grete H. Porteous, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Program Director, Anesthesiology Resident Program
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

May 26
The 30th Annual Joel W. Baker Lectureship in Surgery
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: From the Bench to the Bedside and Back

Herbert Chen, MD, FACS
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Fay Fletcher Kerner Endowed Chair
Surgeon-in-Chief, UAB Hospital and Health System
Senior Advisor, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

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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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