Department of Medicine

Medicine Grand Rounds Archive


Medicine Grand Rounds recordings from February 2023 to present can be viewed below:

February 29, 2024

Presented by the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Speaker:

Deidra Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, MACP

Topic: "Centering the Margins to Achieve Kidney Health Equity"

Dr. Crews is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds appointments with the Schools of Public Health and Nursing, the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, the Center on Aging and Health, and the Center for Health Equity, where she is Deputy Director. 


February 22, 2024

Presented by the Harrison Society

Speaker:

Kieren Marr, MD, MBA

Topic: "When Research Turns Into Development: Role of the 21st Century Physician Scientist in Medical Innovation"

Dr. Marr is is an Internist and Infectious Diseases specialist focused on the care of people with immune deficiencies.


February 15, 2024

Speaker:

Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH

Topic: "Making Diagnostic Safety the Centerpiece of Quality Improvement Activities in Health Care"

Dr. Singh is a Professor of Medicine at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt) based at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.


February 8, 2024

Des Prez Lectureship 
Speaker:

Bruce Zuraw, MD

Topic: “HAE" A Rare Disease with Broad Implications"

Dr. Zuraw is a Professor of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology, UC San Diego


February 1, 2024

Leonard Lectureship sponsored by the Sam Riven Visiting Professorship
Panel Discussion

Moderated by Yolanda Pierce with panelists, Sabina Mohyuddin, Nathan Parker and Laurie Rice

Topic: “The Intersection of Health, Politics and Religion"

  • Yolanda Pierce, PhD, Dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • Sabina Mohyuddin, Executive Director of the American Muslim Advisory Council
  • Nathan Parker, Senior Pastor of Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville
  • Laurie Rice, Rabbi at Congregation Micah

Medicine Grand Rounds recordings from July 2023 to February 2024

January 25, 2024

Speaker:

Jill P. Buyon, MD

Topic: "Managing the Pregnant Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or only anti-SSA/Ro Antibodies"

Jill Buyon is the Sir Deryck and Lady Va Maughan Professor of Rheumatology, Director of the Division of Rheumatology at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and Director of the NYU Lupus Center.


January 18, 2024

Speaker:

Alex Federman, MD, MPH

Topic: "Primary Care In the Home: Current Evidence and Future Directions"

Dr. Federman is a Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, Director of Research in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Director of the National Institute on Aging-funded T32 post-doctoral research training program on Disparities in Aging and Dementia.


January 11, 2024

Speaker:

Subha Raman, MD

Topic: "AI in Medicine: Wherein the Physician?"

Dr. Subha Raman completed her graduate studies in electrical engineering followed by medical training at The Ohio State University.


January 4, 2024

Speaker:

H. Keipp B. Talbot, MD, PhD

Topic: "The 3rd Virus of the Tripledemic"

H. Keipp B. Talbot, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine and Health Policy within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

December 14, 2023

Harrison Society/Riven Lectureship
Speakers:

Jonathan Brett Heimlich, MD, PhD

Topic: "Decoding Clonal Hematopoiesis in Cardiovascular Disease"

Dr. Heimlich is a VGM postdoctoral fellow in DBMI’s CPM and a cardiovascular medicine fellow.

Scott McCall, MD, PhD

Topic: "A new target in IPF: Hypoxia-inducible factor-2 (HIF2) regulates alveolar regeneration after repetitive injury"

Dr. McCall is a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he works in the Lab of Dr. Jonathan Kropski on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.


December 7, 2023

Rosenblum Lectureship
"Universal Donor Kidney: Bioengineering Away Scarcity"

Speakers:

William Fissell, MD

Dr. Fissell is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Medical Director of The Kidney Project.

Alyssa Steitz, MD

Alyssa Davis Steitz, MD, MEd, is an Instructor in Medicine and the VU Inpatient Chief Resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

November 30, 2023

"Renal Denervation for Hypertension: Progress, Novelties, Persistent Gaps"

Speaker:

Murray Esler, AM, FAA, FRACP

Prof. Esler is a cardiologist and medical scientist, based at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.


November 16, 2023

"Vanderbilt Hospital at Home: Building a Hospital without Walls"

Speaker:

Michelle Lewis, MD

Tara Horr, MD

Michelle Lewis, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Tara Horr, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


November 9, 2023

"Bias & Racism in Medicine: Our Role and Responsibility"

Speaker:

Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, FACP

Dr. Bussey-Jones is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine of Emory University’s School of Medicine.


November 2, 2023

Shull Lecture

"Challenges in Implementation of Colorectal Cancer Screening"

Speaker:

Jason Dominitz, MD

Jason Dominitz, MD, is Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, and Executive Program Director for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, U.S. Department of Veterans Health Affairs.

October 26, 2023

Neilson Society Lectureship

Speakers:

Katherine Cahill, MD

Topic: "GLP-1 receptor agonists as a novel therapeutic strategy in asthma"

Dr. Cahill is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

and

Nikhil Khanhari, MD

Topic: "Identifying opportunities for drug repurposing using Mendelian randomization"

Dr. Khanhari is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Genetic Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


October 19, 2023

The  Dan May Lecture

In partnership with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

"Lessons from the Science and Practice of Empathy"

Speaker:

Michael Landzberg, MD

Dr. Landzberg  is Associate Professor Harvard Medical School; Founding Director, Boston Sdult Congenital Heart and Pulmonary Hypertension Program. 


October 12, 2023

"Navigating through the kidney cancer matrix: A convergence of biomarker development with integrin and extracellular matrix biology"

Speaker:

Scott Haake, MD, PhD

Dr. Haake is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and principal investigator at the Haake Cancer Lab at VUMC.


October 5, 2023

"How Science Promotes Health Equity by Decreasing Disparities"

Speaker:

Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD

Dr. Perez-Stable is the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

September 28, 2023

"Molecular mechanisms of preeclampsia: Implications for cardiovascular disease"

Speaker:

Ananth Karumanchi, MD

Dr. Karumanchi, Medallion Chair in Vascular Biology, is Director of Renovascular Research and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.


September 21, 2023

"Environmental contributions to health disparities in obstructive airway disease"

Speaker:

Nadia Hansel, MD, MPH

Dr. Hansel, MD, MPH, is the interim director of the Department of Medicine (DOM) in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and interim physician-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.


September 14, 2023

The  Gerald Schulman Lectureship

“Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – From diagnosis to treatment and a proposed new classification”

Speaker:

Fernando Fervenza, MD, PhD

Dr. Fervenza, MD. D.Phil (Oxon – Jesus College), is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.


September 7, 2023

Harrison Society/Riven Lectureship

"Real-time, personalized medicine through wearable sensors: Making the invisible (sub-clinical) visible"

Speaker:

Muneesh Tewari, PhD

Dr. Tweari is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan Medical School

August 31, 2023

Sponsored by the Department of Medicine with the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology

“Autoinflammatory Diseases... When Misspellings provide new Insights”

Speaker:

Raphaela Goldblack Mansky, MD, MHS

Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, MD, MHS, is  Senior Investigator and Chief of the Translational Autoinflammatory Diseases Section, National Institutes of Health.


August 24, 2023

Sponsored by the Department of Medicine with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

“Optimizing Patients with Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease”

Speaker:

Hannah P. Kim, MD, MSCR

Dr. Kim  is an Assistant Professor Medicine, Transplant Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


August 17, 2023

Jointly sponsored by the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

“Pulmonary Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria…Beyond Lady Windermere” and ”Bronchiectasis: From Cystic Fibrosis To Everything Else and Back”

Speakers:

Christina Fiske, MD and James Tolle, MD

Dr. Fiske  is an Assistant Professor Medicine in the Department of Medicine at VUMC in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Tolle is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at VUMC in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine.


August 10, 2023

The Cutter Lectureship:

“Burnout and You”

Speaker:

John Kello, PhD

Dr. Kello is Professor Emeritus of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Davidson College.


August 3, 2023

“Treating (Understanding) Complicated Obesity”

Speaker:

Gitanjali Srivastava, MD

Dr. Srivastava is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Medical Director of Vanderbilt Obesity Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

July 27, 2023

“Bad Blood: Somatic clone inequity and the battle to prevent cancer and vascular disease”

Speaker:

Michael Savona, MD

Dr. Savona is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


July 20, 2023

“Addressing Inequities in Lung Cancer Screening: Challenges and Opportunities”

Speaker:

Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH

Dr. Aldrich is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


July 13, 2023

“The Enigma of Early Onset CRC”

Speaker:

Cathy Eng, MD

Dr. Eng is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


July 6, 2023

“The ailing beta cell in diabetes: Insights from a trip to the ER”

Speaker:

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

Dr. Evans-Molina is the Eli Lilly Professor of Pediatric Diabetes and Professor of Medicine; Director of Indiana Diabetes Research Center, Indiana University School of Medicine

June 22, 2023

“State of the Department Address”

Speaker:

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, MMHC

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, MMHC, is Chair of the VUMC Department of Medicine, the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and Chair of Medicine at VUMC, and Physician-in-Chief for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics.


June 15, 2023

Sponsored by the Division of Hematology and Oncology

“Reasons for Hope in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)”

Speaker:

Katherine J. Walsh, MD

Dr. Walsh completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at University of Florida followed by her hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University.


June 8, 2023

Sponsored by the Division of Nephrology

"To Kidney or Not to Kidney: Applying Lessons Learned from Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplantation"

Speaker:

Heidi Schaefer, MD

Heidi M. Schaefer, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


June 1, 2023

Sponsored by the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology 

"Repurposing the Electronic Health Record to Impact Outcomes in Lupus"

Speaker:

April Barnado, MD, MSCI

Dr. Barnado is an Assistant Professor and physician-scientist in the Departments of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics.

May 18, 2023

David Rabin Lectureship

Sponsored by the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 

"Imrpoving Access to Prescription Drugs Through Policy Change"

Speaker:

Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD

Professor of Health Policy, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt University  Medical Center


May 11, 2023

Glenn Greene Lectureship

Sponsored by the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine: 

"Resolving Heterogeneous Clinical Syndromes in the Era of Precision Medicine:Application to HFpEF"

Speaker:

Sanjiv Shah, MD

Stone Professor of Medicine, Drector of Research for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute; Director of the Center for Deep Phenotyping and Precision Medicine in the Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine; and Director of the Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


May 4, 2023

Sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases: 

"When you can’t kill the bug – Drug repurposing solutions for hard-to-treat skin and soft tissue infections"

Speaker:

Henrique Serezani, PhD

Associate Vice Chair for Research and Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

April 20, 2023

The Riven Lectureship: 

"Acting on Systemic Racism as a Cause for Health Inequities Through the Lens of Kidney Care"

Speaker:

Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH

Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, is the Dean of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Chief Science Officer and Vice Chief Academic Officer of Advocate Health


April 13, 2023

The Wilkinson Lectureship: 

"The All of Us Research Program: Seeking to Improve Health for All Populations"

Speaker:

Josh Denny MD, MS

 Josh Denny, MD, MS, is the Chief Executive Officer, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health.


April 6, 2023

“Game-changing Advances in Therapeutic GI Endoscopy”

Speaker:

Joseph Elmunzer, MD, MSc

 Joseph Elmunzer, MD, MSc, is the Peter B. Cotton Professor of Medicine and Endoscopic Innovation, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina.

March 30, 2023

“Disparities in Cardiovascular Medicine”

Speaker:

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and a board-certified, fulltime cardiologist at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


March 23, 2023

"Advances in chronic kidney disease"

Speaker:

Morgan Grams, MD, PhD

Dr. Grams completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Yale University and her medical degree at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.


March 16, 2023

"Discovery of the VEXAS Syndrome"

Speaker:

Peter Grayson, MD, MSc

Dr. Grayson is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He completed his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1999, his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004, and a Masters in Science from Boston University in 2008.


March 9, 2023

The Neilson Society - “Macrophages drive pathophysiology in heart and lung disease”

Speaker:

Ciara Martin Shaver, M.D., Ph.D.

Ciara Shaver, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine.


March 2, 2023

The William D. Salmon Lectureship: “The Expanding Universe of Atypical Diabetes”

Speaker:

Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD

Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. 

February 23, 2023

50th Annual M. Glenn Koenig Visiting Professor Lectureship: 
Sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases

Staphylococcus Aureus:
Lessons Learned from 20 Years with the Persistent Pathogen”

Speaker:

Vance Fowler, Jr. MD, MHS

Dr. Vance Fowler, MD, MHS, was the Florence McAlister Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, within the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine


February 16, 2023

Women in Medicine Lectureship: 

“Equity and Allyship – Lessons Learned and the Path Ahead: BOOM!”

Speaker:

Amy Oxentenko, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Dr. Amy Oxentenko is Vice Dean of Practice and a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic.


February 9, 2023

The Harrison Society/Riven Lectureship: 

"Building Trust in Science and Medicine: Misconceptions and Opportunities

Speaker:

Katrina Armstrong, MD

Dr. Katrina Armstrong is the Chief Executive Officer, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor and Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, Columbia University; Dean, Faculties of Health Sciences and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.


February 2, 2023

The Schaffner Schaffner Society Lecture

"The Future of Medical Education: Are we bystanders or upstanders?

Speaker:

Katie Berlacher, MD

Dr. Katie Berlacher is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the Magee Women’s Heart Program, and the Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Programat the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.