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:


February Grand Rounds

Feb. 3

One Minute Teaching: Techniques for Fun and Fast Teaching - The First in a New Series – Teach the Teacher
Susan E. McCormick, MD
Internal Medicine Residency Program Core Faculty
Gastroenterologist
Digestive Disease Institute
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Leah J. Geyer, MD
General Internal Medicine
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Feb. 10
Trans-Catheter Therapy for Structural Heart Disease
Michael J. Longo, MD, FACC
Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Director, Valve Clinic; Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash

Feb. 17
Understanding the “Joy Plant”: Transcending Opioids in the Management of Pain
James R. Babington, MD
Medical Co-Director, Comprehensive Spine Program
Neurosciences Institute, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Nancy Connolly, MD, MPH, FACP
Section Head, Primary Care Lynnwood
Virginia Mason
Lynnwood, Wash.

Amanda Locke, PharmD, BCACP
Manager, Outpatient Pharmacy
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Daniel T. Warren, MD
Deputy Chief, Department of Anesthesiology
Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Feb. 24
Post-chemotherapy Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (PC-RPLND): Indication, Pitfalls, Limits
13th Annual Shelby Webster Lecture
Peter Albers, MD
Professor, Department of Urology
University Hospital, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany


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March Grand Rounds

Mar. 3
Virginia Mason Residents Present Grand Rounds
Utilizing an AM Lab Holiday Order to Reduce Unnecessary Lab Tests — James L. Barlow, MD
A Tough Pill to Swallow: When to expand the differential diagnosis of dysphagia — Kristen E. Beck, MD
An Uncommon Cause for Respiratory Failure — Ashleigh Leonard, MD
Kaposi Sarcoma Presenting as Large Bowel Obstruction — David S. Liskey, MD

Mar. 10
Men's Health Update
John K. Amory MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Section Head, General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, Wash.

Mar. 17
The Inaugural Darwin J. Liao Memorial Lecture in Patient Safety and Quality
Digital Healthcare and Patient Safety: IT's Complicated
Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine
Marc and Lynne Benioff Endowed Chair
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.

Mar. 24
What’s Good for the Mother is Good for the Baby: Updates on the Management of IBD in Pregnancy
Uma Mahadevan, MD
Gastroenterologist
Professor of Medicine
Co-Medical Director, UCSF Center for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.

Mar. 31
Huh? What? – Hearing loss, cognition, and modern options to help people hear 
Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH
Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head-Neck Surgery
Medical Director
The Listen For Life Center at Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Daniel M. Zeitler, MD, FACS
Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head-Neck Surgery
The Listen For Life Center at Virginia Mason
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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