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. 

2018-2019 Pediatric Grand Rounds

September 4
Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP
James C. Overall Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
State of the Department

September 11
Allen Everett, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of the Pediatric Proteome Center
Johns Hopkins
Biomarkers in Pediatrics

September 18
Burr Lecture
Andrew Bremer, MD, PhD, MAS
Program Director
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK
Chief, PGNB, DER
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Obesity, Fetal Metabolic Programming, and Gestational Diabetes

September 25
Eric Austin, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Vanderbilt Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pulmonary Hypertenstion: A Growing Problem with Expanding Solutions

October 2
Veronica Gunn, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Executive Officer
Genesis Health Consulting
The Role of Pediatric Health Systems in Population Health

October 9
Hazinski Lecture
Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics), Imperial College London
Professor of Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute
Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Really Severe Asthma: What are the Real Issues?

October 16
Sarah Parker, MD
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Children's Hospital Colorado
Musculoskeletal Infections, Appendicitis, and Beyond: In-Person Antimicrobial Stewardship Opens Doors for Collaboration

October 23
Churchwell Lecture
Gary Freed, MD, MPH
Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan
I'm Very Busy. Why Should I Care About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

October 30
Mary Romano, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Adolescent Contraception Update

November 6
Ajay Kasi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology
Emory University School of Medicine
Respiratory Management of Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases

November 13
Maribeth Nicholson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Brent Polk Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Clostridium difficile Infection: The Pediatric Perspective

November 20
No Grand Rounds Due to Thanksgiving

November 27
Lily's Garden Lecture
Patrick Brown, MD
Director, Pediatric Leukemia Program
Associate Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins
CARTs and BiTEs: Harnessing the Immune System to Improve Treatment for Children with ALL

December 4
Donald Arnold, MD, FAAP, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Divison of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Asthma Attack: Paradigm for the Safe Emergency Department

December 11
Ashley Shoemaker, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Precision Medicine for Pediatric Obesity"

December 18
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

December 25
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

January 1
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

January 8
Kathryn Edwards, MD
Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

January 15
Kerri Cavanaugh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

January 22
Jonathan Hemler, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Prevention of Food Allergy: LEAPing into the Future"

January 29
Stacy Ardoin, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

February 5
Mary Ott, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine

February 12
Richard Schanler, MD
Professor, The Center for Pediatric Research
Co-Director, Lilling Family Neonatal Research Laboratory
The  Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Director of Neonatal SErvices
Cohen Children's Medical Center and Northwell Health
"Updates on Human Milk in the NICU: Still the Best"

February 19
Overall Lecture
Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine

February 26
Matthew Davis, MD
Chief of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care
Department of Pediatrics
A Todd Davis, MD Professor of General Academic Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Social Sciences, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine

March 5
Christie Lecture
Denise Adams, MD
Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

March 12
Erika Augustine, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology, Center for Health and Technology, and Department of Pediatrics
Robert J. Joynt Professorship in Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center

March 19
Cotton Lecture
Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Cell Biology, and Pathology
Associate Director, Divison of Neonatology
Director, Newborn Care Unit, Cooper Green Hospital
University of Alabama at Birmingham

March 26
Heller Lecture
Cynthia Rigsby, MD
Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
"State-of-the-Art Pediatric Cardiovascular CT"

April 2
Kecia Carroll, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

April 9
Strauss Lecture
Stephen Paridon, MD
Director, Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

April 16
Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical and TRanslational Research
J.C. Peterson chair in Pediatric Pulmonology
Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

April 23
Michael Somers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

April 30
No Grand Rounds due to PAS Conference

May 7
Anne Kazak, PhD, ABPP
Co-Director, Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Affiliated Professor, Deaprtment of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Delaware
Senior Research Scientist, Christiana Care Health System
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
Children's HOspital of Philadelphia
Graduate Group FAculty, Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Editor-in-Chief, Health Psychology
Nemours Children's Health System

May 14
Karzon Lecture
Debra Katzman, MD, FRCP
Senior Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto

May 21

May 28
Hayat Mousa, MD, AGAF
Professor in Pediatrics
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center
Clinical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Rady Children's Hosptial San Diego

June 4
Chief's Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds Will Return September 3, 2019

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 by phone at 615-322-0348 or e-mail at if you have any questions.


2017-2018 academic year grand rounds archive