Co-Activity Directors
Mona Mashayekhi, MD, PhD
Ashley H. Shoemaker, M.D., M.S.C.I. »

Division Grand Rounds are held Wednesdays, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
512 Light Hall, September 9, 2020 - May 26, 2021.
You can use the pull down menu for SELECT A BUILDING and select Light Hall.
Take elevator to fifth floor and follow signs to lecture hall.

Date Speaker Institution Topic Host Peds
/ Adults
9.02.20 Edward Cherney, MD  Vanderbilt Eye Institute 45 Years Evolution of the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Syeda Zaidi, MD Adult
9.09.20 Lindsay Bischoff, MD  VUMC Assessing Thyroid Nodules: Comparison of the ATA and ACR-TIRADS systems Lindsay Bischoff, MD  Adult
9.16.20 Linwah Yip, MD  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Update on Molecular Testing for Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules Michelle Griffith, MD Adult
9.23.20 Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University  A Physiological Strategy for Improved Obesity Care Gitanjali Srivastava, MD Adult
9.30.20 Andrea Utz, MD, PhD VUMC Bilateral Adrenal Nodules and the Medical Management of Cushing’s Syndrome Andrea Utz, MD, PhD Adult
10.07.20 Victor Montori, MD (via ZOOM) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science  Careful and Kind Diabetes Care Barbara Carranza Leon, MD Adult
10.14.20 Chase Hendrickson, MD VUMC MM& I Conference Chase Hendrickson, MD Adult
10.21.20 Arleen Tuchman, PhD VUMC Making Sense of Diabetes’ Racist Past Paul Epstein, MD  Adult
10.28.20 Ashley Shoemaker, MD, MCSI VUMC Moving Beyond “Eat Less, Move More”: Personalized Medicine for Obesity Ashley Shoemaker, MD, MCSI  Peds
11.18.20 Sahar Takkouche, MD VUMC Clinical Approach to Weight Regain Post-Bariatric Surgery Sahar Takkouche, MD Adult Obesity
12.09.20 Chase Hendrickson. MD VUMC Compliance and Coding Chase Hendrickson. MD Adult
12.23.20 Justin Gregory, MD, MSCI VUMC COVID-19 Severity Is Tripled in the Diabetes Community: A Prospective Analysis of the Pandemic’s Impact in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Justin Gregory, MD, MSCI Adult/Peds
1.06.21 AJ Williams, MD VUMC Bisphosphonates: the good, the bad, and the evidence AJ Williams, MD Adult
1.13.21 Dan Tilden, MD VUMC If they aren’t ‘small adults’ then what are they? Approaches for optimizing care for Emerging Adults Dan Tilden, MD Adult
1.20.21 Cassie Brady, MD and Andrew Gregory, MD, FAAP VUMC The Gender Diverse Athlete Cassie Brady, MD Adult
1.27.21 Ashley Jancuska, MD VUMC Nuances in Statin Therapy Ashley Jancuska, MD Adult
2.03.21 Monica Bhanot, MD, PhD VUMC Diagnostic Excursions in Hypercalcemia Monica Bhanot, MD, PhD Adult
2.10.21 Melissa Wellons, MD VUMC Apples and Oranges and Pears, Oh My! Choosing Contraception for Women with Endocrine Disorders Melissa Wellons, MD Adult
2.17.21 Jordan Wright, MD VUMC Exocrine-Endocrine Interactions in Autoimmune and Monogenic Diabetes Jordan Wright, MD Adult/Peds
2.24.21 Richard Auchus, MD, PhD Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan Some facts and alternative facts about androgens and sports Howard Baum, MD  Adult
3.03.21 Justin Gregory, MD, PhD and Sarah Jaser, PhD VUMC Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Patients and Caregivers Justin Gregory, MD, PhD and Sarah Jaser, PhD Peds
3.10.21 Laura E. Dichtel, MD, MHS Harvard Medical School The Growth Hormone / IGF-1 Axis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Al Powers, MD  Adult
3.17.21 Sally Friedman, MD VUMC Conventional and Contemporary Management of Hypoparathyroidism Sally Friedman, MD Adult
3.24.20 Jack Roberston, John Spackler, Sam Taylor, Hannah Corderman, Joe Payne, Joseph Love, Cooper Belanger VU Owen School of Management Special Presentation on Eskind Telehealth NA Adult
3.31.21 Dara Mize, MD and Yaa Kumah-Chrystal, MD, MPH, MS VUMC 21st Century Cures Act Dara Mize, MD Adult
4.07.21 Sara Duffus, MD VUMC Controversies in Carbohydrates: A Critical Appraisal of Low Carb Diets in Type 1 Diabetes Sara Duffus, MD Peds
4.14.21 David Harrison, MD  VUMC Primary Hyperaldosteronism - Underappreciated, Underdiagnosed and Undertreated David Harrison, MD  Adult
4.21.21 Karolina Anderson, MD  VUMC TBD Karolina Anderson, MD  Adult
4.28.21 Shichun Bao, MD VUMC TBD Shichun Bao, MD Adult
5.05.21 Celestine Wanjalla, MD, PhD VUMC (ID) TBD Mona Mashayekhi, MD, PhD Adult
5.12.21 Marcus DaSilva Goncalves, MD, PhD Cornell TBD Jeeyeon Cha, MD  Adult
5.19.21 Chan Rhee, MD VUMC TBD Chan Rhee, MD Adult

*Adult Endocrine and Pediatric Endocrine Faculty and Fellows Only


Division Grand Rounds are held Wednesdays, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
512 Light Hall, September 2, 2020 - May 19, 2021.

1. We will start promptly at 8:00 AM.

2. We must begin to vacate the room by 8:50 AM
    in order for the group using the room after us to start at 8:55 AM.

Please do not ask the speaker questions after 8:40 AM.

3. We have several visiting speakers lined up  –
    a diverse range of topics will be discussed.

We look forward to seeing you each Wednesday at 8:00 AM.

Alvin C. Powers, M.D.
Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Joe C. Davis Chair of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
Professor of Medicine
Professor of  Molecular Physiology and Biophysics


Division Grand Rounds Targeted Audience:
This CME event is designed for health professionals interested in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism.

Division Grand Rounds Learning Objectives:
By attending this grand rounds lecture, participants will have the opportunity of learning the latest advances in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism.