GI Grand Rounds

Duke GI Grand Rounds is a weekly educational conference with a focus on clinical and research topics, issues and advances related to Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  GI Grand Rounds conferences feature leaders and experts from outside Duke and from other Duke divisions, in addition to Duke GI faculty and trainees. Special GI Grand Rounds sessions include discussion of timely and significant issues, as well as of clinical controversies and quality improvement. 
CME Credit
Duke GI Grand Rounds live conferences qualify for 1.0 AMA PRA credit of CME.   Credit for ANCC and MOC for ABIM may be earned for qualifying presentations. 

GI Grand Rounds, held Wednesdays from 8:00 am - 9:00 am, is currently conducted virtually via Zoom.  

  • To request a live video conference link, email
  • Contact program directors for more information:  Amit Patel, MDJulius Wilder, MD, PhD
  • Video links (below) are accessible to Duke faculty, staff and trainees with a valid Duke Net ID
  • View presentations from 2020 here

Calendar Year 2021

Date Presenter TitleTopic

Alan Sag, MD
Duke Radiology/Interventional Radiology


Claire Dorsey, MD
Duke GI Fellow


Aline Charabaty, MD, AGAF, FACG
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Anthony Horton, MD
Duke GI Fellow


Gideon Hirschfield, MD, MB BChir, MRCP, PhD
UHN Toronto General Hospital

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: An Update

Steven F. Crawford, MD
Eating Recovery Center

Eating Disorders: An Update

David Levinthal, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Management

Will Bynum, IV, MD
Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

The Shame Conversation: Bringing shame in medical education out of the shadows

Heba Iskandar, MD, MSCI
Emory University School of Medicine

Updates in Health Disparities and Health Literacy in IBD

Veeral Ajmera, MD
UC San Diego

Non-Invasive Assessment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Going Beyond Liver Biopsy

Closed Conference


Jose Saenz, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Follow the Metaplasia: Making Sense of Changes in the Gastric Landscape

Gregory Sayuk, MD, MPH
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Endocannabinoids and Enteric Function

Nathan Christie, MD, Austin Williams

Integrated Pain & Wellness Program Overview

Baha Moshiree, MD, MS-ci, FACG, AGAF
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Atrium Health 

Gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia updates in 2021?

Deepak Palakshappa, MD 
Wake Forest School of Medicine

The Impact of Food Insecurity on Health

Ian Williamson, PhD
GI Research Fellow, Duke Dept of Biomedical Engineering

Glycerate Production from Intestinal Fructose Metabolism is Exacerbated by Dietary Fat, Driving Glycose Intolerance

Andrew Muir, MD, MHS
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

State of the GI Division

Howard Lee, MD
Duke Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellow

Balance of Terror: Pre-procedure bleeding risk assessment and intervention in patients with cirrhosis 
6/2/21 John Geneczko, Jr., MD
Division of Gastroenterology 

April Wall, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Next Frontier or Much Ado About Nothing: The Role of Probiotics in the Management of Gastrointestinal Diseases

Anthony Horton, MD, Brendon O'Connell, MD, Cecelia Kelly, Liz Kobe

​Duke GI DDW Research Presentations

Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Approach to Refractory GERD
4/28/21 Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSc, AGAF
University of Minnesota Medical School
Current Challenges in Clinical Practice Guideline Development

Jose Ruiz, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Endoscopic Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications

Raymond T. Chung, MD, FAASLD
Massachusetts General Hospital

New Prospects for HBV: Can We Now Visualize Cure?
4/7/21 Talisha Ramchal, MD
Duke GI Fellow
FMT: Movements Beyond the Gut

Antonio T. Baines, PhD
NC Central  University

A Peek into Pancreatic Cancer: From Health Disparities to Potential Molecular Targets
3/24/21 Kara Wegermann, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Personalized Medicine in NAFLD: More Questions than Answers


Nancy McGreal, MD
Gastroenterology Division

Diet and IBD: Can an Apple a Day Keep a Flare Away?

Shazia Siddique, MD, MSHP
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Rapidly Translating Evidence into Practice: The Case of COVID-19 in GI

Brendon O'Connell, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Clinical Conundrums and Controversies 


Vaishali Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University 

Endoscopic Practice Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

2/17/21 William A. Darity, Jr., PhD
Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy
Health, Wealth, and Reparations

Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD
General Internal Medicine

African American Health, the ‘Racial Reckoning’ and the Push for Health Equity 


Joanne A. P. Wilson Lecture
Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Chief Division of Gastroenterology, University of Arizona

Modeling Complications of Helicobacter Gastritis: A Tale Cytokines

Rahul Shimpi, MD
Gastroenterology Division

Endoscope Reprocessing in 2021: An Introduction for GI Providers 

Kyle Staller, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital 

Chronic Constipation: More Than Just BMs

Amanda Boyd, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Gastrointestinal Lymphoma: Perspective for the GI Physician

Austin L Chiang, MD, MPH
Jefferson University Hospitals

Social Media and the Health Professional