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.


September Grand Rounds

Sept. 7

Role of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in Wound Care
Derek P. Nathan, MD, RPVI
Vascular Surgeon
Vascular Center at Virginia Mason
Seattle, Wash.

Sept. 14

The 6th Annual John A. Ryan Jr., MD Lecture in Surgery
The Changing Nature of Medicine: Patients, Doctors and Judgment to Evidence, Systems and Artificial Intelligence
Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FACS, FCCP
Professor of Surgery; Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Sept. 21

The Breast Center at Virginia Mason Updates

Hereditary Cancer Clinic: Who to Refer and How Will They be Managed?
Alexa J. Prose, MS, CGC
Cancer Genetic Counselor
Hematology and Oncology
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Breast Reconstruction in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
William P. Schmitt, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Sept. 28

Overcoming Radiation Resistance in Prostate Cancer
Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD
Professor Urology and Pharmacology
Paul C. Peters Chair in Urology
Co-leader Experimental Therapeutics Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

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October Grand Rounds

Oct. 5

The 18th Annual T. Evans Wyckoff Lecture in Neuroscience
Frailty, Predictive Analytics and Cost in the New Era of Patient Specific Medicine
Christopher P. Ames, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Spine Tumor & Spinal Deformity Surgery
Co-director, Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine Center
Director, Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.

Oct. 12

Iatrogenic Resuscitation: Navigating a patient’s Do-Not-Resuscitate order when a clinician’s intervention might cause hemodynamic instability
Drew Baldwin, MD, FACC
Cardiologist, Virginia Mason Heart Institute
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Laura Webster, D. Bioethics, RN
Bioethics Program Director Hospital Consultative Service
Virginia Mason, Seattle, Wash.

Oct. 19

How to Have a Family in 2018: The expanding scope of reproductive technologies
Gerard S. Letterie, DO
Reproductive Endocrinologist, Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Founder and Director, Quickstep LLC
Associate Program Director, Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Oct. 26

Large-Scale Change in Complex Systems: An International Perspective on Improving Health and Healthcare
Paul Plsek
Chair of Innovation, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Innovator-in-Residence, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Consultant, Author & Developer of DirectedCreativity™

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