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.

February Grand Rounds

Feb. 2

Chronic Pancreatitis – Medical, Surgical, Endoscopic & Pain Perspectives
Julie E. Barnett, RN
Care Manager, Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Andrew Friedman, MD
Section Head, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neuroscience Institute, Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Scott Helton, MD, FACS
Director, Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Surgical Center
Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash

Shayan Irani, MD
Associate Director, Pancreatic Center of Excellence, Digestive Disease Institute
Virginia Mason, Wash.

Feb. 9

Duration of Therapy in Adjuvant Colorectal Cancer
Cathy Eng, MD
Sophie Caroline Steves Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research
Associate Medical Director, Colorectal Center
Director of Network Clinical Research, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Feb. 16

GI Anesthesia: From Conscious Sedation to NAPCIS
Deputy Section Head, Gastroenterology Section; Director, Quality Improvement
Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle Wash.

Julia Pollock, MD
Chief of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.
Deborah Tombs, RN,
Director, Ambulatory Service, Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Feb. 23

Improving Patients’ Health: How to take a sexual history
Carrie Horwitch, MD, MPH, FACP
Key Clinical Faculty Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason
Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine and Public Health
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

March Grand Rounds

March 2
Endovascular and Medical Treatment for Stroke
Michael D. Hill, MD
Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

March 9

Pathophysiology and Emerging Therapeutic Targets of Alcoholic Hepatitis
Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, FAASLD
Past President, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Endowed Chair
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.

March 16

The 2nd Annual Darwin J. Liao Memorial Lecture in Patient Safety and Quality
Responding Effectively to Patients Harmed by Healthcare: Closing the gap between principle and practice
Thomas H. Gallagher, MD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities
University of Washington
President, Society of General Internal Medicine
UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety
Executive Director, Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement
Seattle, Wash.

March 23

Residents Present Grand Rounds at Virginia Mason
Hospital readmissions for heart failure: Are we better – Kiran J. Agarwal, MD
Innovations in Primary Care – Andrea J. Ball, MD
Unmasking the Many Faces of IgG4-related Disease – Heather E. Bukiri MD
Case of Myxedema Coma - Travis L. Gerrard MD

March 30

The Evolution and Emergence of Ulcerative Colitis: Treating a Global Problem One Patient at a Time
David T. Rubin, MD
Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Ill.

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