Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday morning from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Theater, Room 2210. 

2017-2018 Pediatric Grand Rounds

September 5
State of the Department
Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP
James C. Overall Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

September 12
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Community-acquired Pneumonia
Derek Williams, MPH, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

September 19
Measuring and Improving Value of Surgical Care (no video recording)
Martin Blakely, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

September 26
Hazinski Lecture
Cystic Fibrosis Therapy: A Future of Precision Medicine
Steven Rowe, M.D., MSPH
Professor; Nancy R. and Eugene C. Gwaltney Family Endowed Chair in Medical Research; Director, Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center; Director, CFF Therapeutics Development Network, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

October 3
Cancelled due to Resident/Fellow EPIC Training

October 10
Karzon Lecture
Some Ethical Issues in Whole Genome Sequencing of Newborns
John Lantos, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Bioethics
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

October 17
Past, Present, and Future of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Jeffrey Neul, M.D., PhD
Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

October 24
Burr Lecture
Gender Non-Conforming/Transgender Youth: Current Concepts, Management, and Barriers to Care (no video recording)
Steve Rosenthal, M.D.
Professor; Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Clinics; Director, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, University of California, San Francisco

October 31
Lily's Garden Lecture
Genetic Drivers of Relapse in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (no video recording)
Charles Mullighan, MBBS(Hons), MSc, M.D.
Co-Leader, Hematological Malignancies Program, William E. Evans Endowed Chair, St. Jude

November 7
Making Mistakes: The Emotional Fallout from the Culture of Blame and Shame
Catherine Ferguson, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

November 14
Churchwell Lecture
Sleepless in the City: Sleep Problems in Urban, Minority Early School Aged Children
Beverley Sheares, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center

November 21
No Grand Rounds Due to Thanksgiving

November 28
When Two Rights Make a Wrong: How We Know Our Right From Our Left  (no video recording)
Brian Hackett, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Divison of Neonatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

December 5
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a Treatable Neurodegenerative Disease
Richard Finkel, M.D.
Chief, Divison of Neurology, Nemours Children's Hospital

December 12
HPV and Cancer
Ronald Alvarez, M.D.
Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett Chair & Clinical Service Chief, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

December 19
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

December 26
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

January 2
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

January 9
Coordinating Pediatric Anesthesia Care (no video recording)
Jill Kilkelly, M.D.
Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Pediatric Perioperative Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

January 16
Pediatric Drug Allergy: A Public Health Burden
Allison Norton, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Divison of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

January 23
Common Nephritides: Now That You've Diagnosed It, What To Do
Rene VanDeVoorde, III, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

January 30
Management of Pediatric Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Amy Whigham, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

February 6
Dan Dulek, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Pediatric Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt - The Wright Stuff"

February 13
Elaine Tuomanen, MD
Chair, Infectious Diseases Department
Director, Children's Infection Defense Center
Co-Leader, Bacterial Pathogenesis
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"How Bacterial Signaling Manipulates LIfe and Death in the Brain"

February 20
Daniel Feig, MD, PhD, MPH
Director, Divison of Pediatric Nephrology
Medical Director, Renal Transplantation
University of Alabama Birmingham
"Sugar, Obesity, and Uric Acid: A Perfect STorm for Cardio-Renal Disease"

February 27
Stanley F. Nelson, MD
Professor In-Residence, Human GeneticsDirector, DNA Microarray Technology
Co-Director, Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
"Genomic Technology Impact on Clinical Care and INsights for Therapeutics in Rare Disease"

March 6
Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota
"Enough About What Doesn't Work, What Does Work in Treating Emerging Adults with SUD?"

March 13
Brian Bridges, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Anticoagulation on ECMO"

March 20
Cotton Lecture
Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Perinatal Biology
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's
"Evidence for a Standard of Care: Antenatal Steroids"

March 27
Rae S.M. Yeung, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Immunology and Institute of Medical Science
University of Toronto
"Kawasaki Disease - Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind"

April 3
Peter A. Lio, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern
"Atopic Dermatitis: The Oozing, Crusting, and Bleeding Edge"

April 10
Heller Lecture
Kassa Darge, MD, PhD
Radiologist-in-Chief
The William L. Van Alen Endowed Chair
Department of Radiology
Chidlren's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Radiology and Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
"Innovations in Pediatric MRI Combined with Art"

April 17
Strauss Lecture
Christopher Breuer, MD
Co-Director, Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Director, Tissue Engineering Program at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Nationwide Children's Hospital
"Cardiovascular Tissue Enginerring for Use int he Treatment of Congenital Cardiac Anomalies"

April 24
Christie Lecture
Charles Irwin, Jr., MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
University of California School of Medicine
"Translating Adolescent Health Research into Policy and Clinical Practice"

May 1
C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Why the Garden of Eden Matters to Vaccinologists"

May 8
No Grand Rounds Due to PAS Conference

May 15
Overall Lecture
Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD
Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Neurology
Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Child Neurology
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of Rochester
"Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease): Developing Treatments for Rare Neurologic Diseases"

May 22
James Bussel, MD
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College
"New Developments in ITP: Role of TPO Agents"

May 29
Ken Pituch, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Program
Pediatric Medical Director, Arbot Palliative Care, Arbor Hospice
C. S. Mott Children's Hospital
University of MIchigan Medical School
"Pediatric Palliative Care in the Age of Extraordinary Medicine"

June 5
Chief's Grand Rounds


2016-2017 academic year grand rounds archive


You are cordially invited to Morning Report each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:45 a.m. (approved for Cat II credit) as well as Chief Resident's Conference each Thursday at 7:45 a.m. (approved for Cat I credit). Sign-in sheets are available.

Sponsorship Statement: Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

Accreditation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships, and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Please contact Lyndi Hopkins (phone: 322-0348) (e-mail lyndi.hopkins@vanderbilt.edu) if you have any questions.