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Grand Rounds


The purpose of this educational activity is to provide surgeons, residents and other attendees with up-to-date knowledge of surgical issues encountered in academic practice. All Grand Rounds, unless otherwise noted, will be held on the first Tuesday of the month in the Drug Discovery Building, Room 110, from 7 - 8 a.m.

September 10, 2019 

BE Auditorium 
7 - 8 a.m. 

Can Surgeons be Educators/Advisors in the Medical School? 

Ross Milner, M.D. FACS
Professor of Surgery
Director, Center for Aortic Diseases
The University of Chicago Medicine


2019 Grand Rounds & Lectures

September 20, 2019: Eric. R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture and Surgery Research Recognition Day, BE 110, 1 p.m.  Invited Speaker: Gerard Doherty, M.D. 

October 1: 2019: Horace G. Smithy, M.D. Lecture, BE 110 7 a.m. Invited speaker: Thomas Krummel, M.D. 

October 29: Diversity and Inclusion

November 11, 2019: Mentoring

December 10, 2019: Sleep / Fatigue Management


July 30: Liver Transplantation at MUSC: Evolving indications, Referral Disparity, and Outreach Initiatives, Speaker:Jared A. White, M.D., FACS | The Regional Burn Center at MUSC: Back to the Future, Speaker: Steven A. Kahn, M.D.  Location: 2-West Amphitheater, Main University Hospital

August 13: State of the Union Chairman's Update with Dr. Baliga and Clinical Operations Update with Dr. Mahvi   Location: 2-West Amphitheater, Main University Hospital


 January 8  Dr. Peggy Knudson  Drug Discovery Auditorium  
 January 29  ABSITE: Feedback and Assessment: Dr. Elisha Brownfield    Faculty Development
 February 12  Marion Anderson Lecture: Dr. Timothy Pawlik  Drug Discovery Auditorium  
  March 12  Drs. Brunnell and Friedman (Chiefs)  Drug Discovery Auditorium  
 April 9 Dr. Curt Tribble  Basic Science Auditorium Room 502  
 April 30  Bedisde Teaching: Dr. David Mills    Faculty Development
 May 14  Dr. Edgerton and Tyler (Chiefs)  BE100  
 June 11 Kredel Springs Lecture: Dr. Taylor Riall cancelled  
 July 9 "State of the Union: Education in the Department of Surgery" and “Research in the Department of Surgery: Growth and Opportunities” along with “Updates on Basic/Translational Research and Clinical Trials in the Department”  BE110  

2018 Grand Rounds Schedule

 December 11

 Surgical Prep Training: a Resident Improvement Project

Bruce Crookes, M.D., chief, Division of General and Acute Care Surgery, MUSC

 November 13

Event Learning via Improving Systems (ELVIS)

Bruce Crookes, M.D., chief, Division of General and Acute Care Surgery, MUSC

 October 9

Horace G Smith Lecture: Innovators and Innovation in Cardiac Surgery: Past, Present, and Future

W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. M.D., D.Sc., FACS, emeritus professor, chairman Department of Surgery, founder, East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University

September 11 

War and Peace

Margaret Knudson, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

 August 14  

Value-Based Healthcare and Physician Autonomy: Mutually Exclusive?  David Mahvi, M.D. Chief, Division of Oncology and Endocrine Surgery Professor of Surgery

Studies in Endocrine Tumor Formation and Targeting Mahsa Javid, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery Division of Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

 June 12  

Surgery and the Millennial: Training the Next Generation of Surgeons: Challenges, Perceptions, Solutions? Bennett Calder, M.D., PGY-5 Chief Resident

Performance Optimization: Fine-Tuning the Surgeon Rohan Kambeyanda, M.D. PGY-5 Chief Resident

 May 8  

Michel S. Makaroun, M.D., Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Professor and UPMC Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery, and President, Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)

A Modern Vascular Practice: Am I Still A Surgeon? 

 April 10

Sustaining Fulfillment in Work and Life

Bruce Gewertz, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Surgery Vice-President for Interventional Services, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, H & S Nichols Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Health System

 March 13

An Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula

Charles Vollmer, M.D., Director of Pancreatic Surgery, Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania An Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula

February 13, 2018 

Management of Duodenal Trauma Yana Mikhaylov, M.D.  PGY-5 Chief Resident

Confronting the Obesitty Epidemic in Children and Adolescents  Lauren McClain, M.D. PGY-5 Chief Resident


2017 Grand Rounds Schedule


“The Jetsons:  Embarking on the Next Era of Transplantation” 

 Satish Nadig, M.D. Ph.D. 

“Techniques for Control of Intraabdominal Hemorrhage in the Emergency Department”  |  “The Spleen:  A Review of Surgical History and Current Practices”

 Jessica Taylor, M.D. / Alicia Patterson, M.D. 

Claude Organ Lecture: Signatures: What Can Sensors and Motion Tracking Tell Us about Surgical Performance 

 Carla Pugh, M.D., Ph.D. 
 5/9/2017 "Treatment of vascular aortic emergencies: Does regionalization work"  Clement Darling, M.D.

"To Switch or Not to Switch: Role of Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch in the Surgical Management of Obesity" & "Why We Get Sued"

 Elizabeth Godshall, M.D./ Chelsea Connor, M.D.

Marion Anderson Lecture - "Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Reflections of Four Decades of Treatment" 

 Mike Sarr, M.D. Mayo Clinic

Kredel Springs Lecture - "Strategies and Current Management of a Lethal Tumor: Pancreatic Cancer"  

 Selwyn Vickers, M.D.  UAB
 1/10/17  To LINX or not to LINX?A Discussion of Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease and Evolving Surgical Management &  Transversus Abdominis Release   Crystal Johnson - Mann, M.D./Adam Franklin, M.D.