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Department of Medicine Grand Rounds


To provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence, and performance and to enable the optimum provision of health care.


  • Advance education in basic scientific principles applicable to clinical situations
  • Disseminate information regarding disease prevention and public health
  • Improve understanding of psychosocial and legal issues as they apply to delivery of excellent patient care
  • Provide updates in medical diagnosis and treatment to improve patient outcome

2022-2023 Grand Rounds Schedule

Grand Rounds will be held in person, and can also be viewed virtually via Zoom.

No Medicine Grand Rounds on observed holidays
  • November 23, 2022 — Thanksgiving
  • December 28, 2022 —Holiday Break
  • January 4, 2023 - New Year's

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CME Credit

A QR code will be displayed before and after Grand Rounds to register for CME Credit.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upcoming Speakers





Socratic Method (Sykes)
The Very Important Patient (Flatow-Trujillo)
Alex Sykes, M.D.
Lainey Flatow-Trujillo, M.D.


Stem Cell Signals in the Origin, Progression and Therapy Resistance of Cancers

Tannishtha Reya Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Director, Division of Cancer Biology, University of Michigan


- Njira Lugogo, M.D.


Ovarian Failure: Clinical Spectrum and Management Challenges Cynthia Stuenkel, M.D.
3/1/2023 Chief Medical Residents Erin Roberts, M.D. 
Alex Song, M.D.
3/8/2023 Chief Medical Residents

 Alex Tong, M.D., Ph.D.

3/15/2023 Sleep in Aging Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D.
3/22/2023 Vitamin D

Charles Ginsberg, M.D.

3/29/2023 COVID Therapeutics: Inpatient and Outpatient Michele Ritter, M.D.
Mazen Odish, M.D.
4/5/2023 -

Andrew Auerbach, M.D., MPH

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

4/12/2023 Nai-Wen Chi Lecture David Altshuler, M.D.
4/19/2023 Nathan J. Zvaifer Lecture: Is precision pathology more important than precision medicine?

Christopher Buckley, MBBS

Kennedy Professor of Translational Rheumatology
Director of Clinical Research
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
University of Oxford 

4/26/2023 Braude Lecture:  Kathleen Collins, MD, PhD
5/3/2023 DOM Research Day Gary Gibbons, M.D.
5/10/2023 - Rana McKay, M.D.
5/17/2023 Taming Bacteria in the Dynamic Gut Environment to Cure Chronic Diseases Amir Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D.
5/24/2023 Resident Research -
5/31/2023 TB Diagnostics Rebecca Colman, Ph.D.
6/7/2023 Resident Research -
6/14/2023 -

John Mafi, M.D.

Associate professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine Health Services Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA;
Affiliated Adjunct Physician Policy Researcher in Health Policy at RAND Corporation