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:

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.

May Grand Rounds

May 3

What is Quality Spine Care?
Joel M. Press, MD
Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chair of Physiatry
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY

May 10

The 32nd Annual Joel W. Baker Lectureship in Surgery
John R. Potts III, MD, FACS
Senior Vice President, Surgical Accreditation
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Chicago, Ill.

May 17

When Autonomy Fails: Ethical Frameworks Across the Lifespan
Nancy S. Jecker, PhD
Professor of Bioethics & Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, University of Washington Department of Philosophy and the School of Law
Seattle, Wash.

May 24

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend – no Grand Rounds

May 31

Creating a Culture of Wellbeing: Defining Access to Resources, Asking for Support, and Creating Connection

presented by

Graduate Medical Education’s National Initiative Culture of Wellness Team
Virginia Mason,
Seattle, Wash.


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June Grand Rounds

June 7

Building an Innovation Center of Excellence
Michael A. Bohl, MD

Fellow, Complex Spine
Neuroscience Institute
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

June 14

Putting Health Back into Health Care
Stephen A. Bezruchka, MD, MPH

Senior Lecturer, Departments of Health Services & Global Health
School of Public Health
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

June 21

Hepatology in Primary Care: What You Need to Know
Blaire E. Burman, MD,

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Christina C. Pham, ARNP
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Amulya R. Reddy, DO
Fellow, Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Asma Siddique, MD
Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

June 28

The Use of “Stem Cells” in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Atul K. Gupta, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

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