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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

2021-2022 Grand Rounds Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Rounds will be held virtually. 

No Medicine Grand Rounds on observed holidays

  • November 24, 2021 — Thanksgiving
  • December 22, 2021 — Christmas
  • December 29, 2021 — 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




October 27, 2021

Lost in the Middle - Managing Patients with Heart Failure with Mildly Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFmrEF)

Barry Greenberg, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC San Diego

November 3, 2021

COVID Response at UC San Diego

Shira Abeles, M.D.
Assistant Professor​, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health; Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, UC San Diego Health

November 10, 2021

Equity and Effectiveness in COVID Response in California

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Ph.D., M.D., MAS
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Professor of Medicine; Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF School of Medicine

 November 17, 2021

Integrated Multi-Organ Bedside Ultrasound for the Diagnosis and Management of the Critically Ill Patient

Daniel Sweeney, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor; Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hillcrest Medical Center; Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; Department of Medicine; UC, San Diego

December 1, 2021

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Healthy Aging: Advancing Precision Healthcare for Older Adults

Anthony, Molina, Ph.D.
Vice Chief of Research, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, UC San Diego

December 8, 2021


Irine Vodkin, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Transplant Hepatology; Fellowship Program Director, Division of Gastroenterology, UC San Diego

December 15, 2021

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Telemedicine Use and Health Care Delivery

Ateev Mehrotra, M.D.
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

January 5, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation - What's New and Different in 2022?

David Spragg, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine Edward St. John; Professor of Cardiology, John Hopkins Medicine

January 12, 2022


Cheryl Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean of the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science

January 19, 2022

Health Risks of Climate Change

Kristie Ebi, Ph.D., MPH
Professor, Global Health and Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences, UW Center for Health and the Global Environment

January 26, 2022

Ranney Lecture: COVID Associated ITP

Doug Cines, M.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Director, Coagulation Laboratory

February 2, 2022

Race in Kidney Disease

Dena Rifkin, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension, UC San Diego; Associate Chief of Medicine VA San Diego Healthcare System

February 9, 2022

Healthcare for the Homeless

Margot Kushel, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine,  Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Trauma Center; Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

February 16, 2022

Zvaifler Lecture: Inherited Human Disorders of Inflammation

Dan Kastner, M.D. , Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator at the Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch

February 23, 2022


Sharon Inouye, M.D.
Director, Aging Brain Centerm; Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

March 2, 2022

SGLT2-Inhibitors - Sweet Success for the Diabetic Heart

Sunder Mudaliar, MD

March 9, 2022

 Chief Medical Residents

Susan Seav, M.D.
Ashley Scanlon, M.D.

March 16, 2022


Matthew McCarthy, MD

March 23, 2022

Chief Medical Residents

Averie Tigges, M.D.
Armando Martinez, M.D.

March 30, 2022



April 6, 2022

Chief Medical Resident

Lauren Haggerty, M.D.
Elizabeth Hastie, M.D.

April 13, 2022

Abraham Braude Lecture

Robin Patel, MD 

April 20, 2022

Nai-Wen Chi Memorial Lecture

Lee Kraus, PhD
Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Reproductive Biology Sciences
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pharmacology

April 27, 2022



May 4, 2022

Chief medical resident research

Mark Jiang, M.D.

May 18, 2022



May 25, 2022

Resident Research


June 1, 2022



June 8, 2022

Resident Research


June 15, 2022




Past Recordings