Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds (MGR) is a weekly seminar series to support the academic environment of the Duke Department of Medicine. Topics and speakers are selected to provide faculty and trainees with up-to-date knowledge about timely issues in internal medicine. MGR occurs every Friday at noon.

MGR meets virtually as a Zoom webinar each Friday at 12 p.m. Please do not attend in person.

  • See the schedule of upcoming and past presentations in the table below.
  • Links to Zoom are listed when available. Login with Duke Net ID is usually required.
  • A special series, COVID-19 Clinical Presentations, addressed topics related to COVID-19. Additional topics are planned.

How to attend

Faculty and trainees should use the following Zoom link to join each week. The Medicine Grand Rounds Zoom Webinar is password protected. Check your weekly reminder email for further details and the option to add to your calendar each week. 

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CME credit

Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendance and CME credit is tracked online by Duke Continuing Medical Education

Special Note: Faculty who teach residents and fellows are especially encouraged to attend Medicine Grand Rounds sessions note with an asterisk* below as part of their annual faculty development activities.


Date Presenter



To be announced

Presentations by Califf Resident Research Award Winners


L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Eleanor Easley Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research
Vice Dean for Translational Science

The Change We Seek: Viewing the Effects of Systemic Racism on Health Through the Lens of Kidney Care


Ravi Karra, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Associate Professor of Pathology

Jenny Van Kirk, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Tom Lumbers, MD, PhD
UKRI Rutherford Innovation Fellow
Health Data Research UK

Myovascular Coupling During Cardiac Disease and Regeneration


Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and
Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry

A Tale of Two Callings


Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP       
Clipp-Speer Women in Medicine Visiting Professor
Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean, Scholarship & Discovery, Pritzker School of Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer - Clinical Learning Environment
University of Chicago

Sustaining and Salvaging Innovation in a Pandemic World:  From IGNITE to IMPACT

Watch recording of talk


Norah Terrault, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Neil Kaplowitz Endowed Chair for Liver Diseases
Chief of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Division
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Greenfield Lecture: Chronic Hepatitis B Management: Shifting from Control to Cure

Watch recording of talk


Ranee Chatterjee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Jamie Roberts, MPH, MA
Senior Staff Director, Clinical Research Networks & Recruitment Innovation

Roger Vilardaga, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Empowering the Participant Voice – Implementing the Research Participant Perceptions Survey at Duke

Watch recording of talk


Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD
Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Greenfield Lecture: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across the Cancer Care Continuum 

Watch recording of talk


Neelima Navuluri, MD, MPH
Medical Instructor (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and Global Health)

Peter Kussin, MD
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute

Charles William Hargett, MD
Assistant ​Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)

Harris Solomon, PhD
Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Global Health

Rubber Bands, Empty Cups, Glass Doors & Heroes: An Ethnography of Hospital Work and Resilience during COVID-19

Watch the recording of talk


Miles Berger, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Shelley McDonald, DO, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Fellows Choice MGR: Geriatrics

Waves of Confusion: Predicting Postoperative Delirium

Watch the recording of talk


Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Chair, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Greenfield Lecture: Social Media (#SoMe) Engagement for Recruitment and Personal Branding: Tips, Tricks and Trolls

Watch recording of talk

2/26/21 at 8 a.m.

Duke Internal Medicine Chief Residents

Trivia Bowl: You thought we couldn’t do this over Zoom?

Note: This session will not be recorded


Vincent E. Price, PhD
President, Duke University

Hosted by Kathleen A. Cooney, MD, MACP, Chair of the Department of Medicine

A Conversation with President Vincent Price

Watch recording of talk

Note: CME credit will not be offered this session


Steven R. Patierno, PhD
Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health

In Pursuit of Cancer Health Equity: Cancer Disparities and Precision Oncology Research Across the Cancer Continuum

Watch recording of talk


Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Chief of the Division of Geriatrics


Charity Oyedeji, MD, on "Resilience in a Unique Population: Aging in Sickle Cell Disease"

Miriam Morey, PhD, on "Exercise (The Gerofit Way) – The Resilience Promoting Secret Weapon"

I Don’t Bounce Back Like I Used To: Resilience Across the Lifespan

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Carl Berg, MD
Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Medical Director of Abdominal Transplantation

Organ Supply and Demand: The Search for Hidden (and not so hidden) Treasure

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Matthew Sparks, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Case Presenter: Margaret Deoliveira, MD

ACE inhibitors and ARBs: From Confusion to Clarity Using Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Watch recording of talk


Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, FACG
Martin Luther King Jr., Lecturer
Associate Professor
College of Medicine, The Ohio State University
Medical Director, Healthy Communities, OSUWMC
Chair, Health Equity Steering Committee, OSUWMC
Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity, OSUCCC-The James Cancer Hospital

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Medicine Grand Rounds: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Investing in Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Andrew Alspaugh, MD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

David Pisetsky, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology)
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Chair of the Department of Medicine APT committee

James Tcheng, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Assistant Dean for Academic Appointments

The ABC's of APT: New criteria for faculty promotion at Duke University School of Medicine

Watch recording of talk


Holidays - No Medicine Grand Rounds  

Sneha Mantri, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Medical Humanities Program
Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Moderated by Govind Krishnan, MD

Narrative Medicine: How Stories Can Save Doctoring

Watch recording of talk


Jeffrey Polish, PhD
Joseph C. Greenfield Visiting Speaker
Executive Director of The Monti

Telling Stories for Greater Connection (...and better research talks)

Watch recording of talk

11/27/20 Holiday - No Medicine Grand Rounds  

Shawn M. Bediako, PhD
Director, Office of Education (Division of Intramural Research)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Moderated by JJ Strouse, MD, PhD

Phillips-Winn Memorial Medicine Grand Rounds: Sickle Cell Disease and the Science of Race

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Christopher J. Hostler, MD, MPH

MAJ Jason Nam, MD, MPH

Blair Glasgo, MD

LTC Stoney Portis 

The Veteran Experience

Watch recording of talk

11/6/20 at 8 a.m.

Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH
Executive Director at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Moderated by Manesh Patel, MD

Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD, Lecture: Envisioning PCORI 2.0: Accelerating Innovation to Implementation

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William F. Young, Jr., MD, MSc  
Tyson Family Endocrinology Clinical Professor
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Primary Aldosteronism: A Silent Epidemic

Watch recording of talk


Lindsey A. George, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

AAV Gene Therapy: Lessons from Hemophilia

Watch recording of talk


Diego Bohórquez, PhD, joined by others who knew Dr. Spector well

Scientist, Clinician, Mentor: A Tribute to Dr. Neil Spector

Watch recording of talk


12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH
Clipp-Speer Women in Medicine Visiting Professor
Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Moderated by Daniella Zipkin, MD

Shaping Health Policy During the Pandemic

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Steve Choi, MBBS

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS

Follow the Leader: VA’s Path to HCV Elimination

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Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, MPH, FIDSA 

Emmanuel Walter, MD, MPH

Hunting for The Holy Grail - COVID-19 Vaccine Research at Duke

Watch recording of talk


Diana McNeill, MD, MACP 
Director of Duke AHEAD

Nadia Bennett, MD, MSEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Dean, UME Clinical and Health Systems Sciences Curriculum
Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Charting Your Path: Navigating a Career in Medical Education

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Ibukun Akinboyo, MD

Sarah Armstrong, MD

Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD

Children and COVID-19: The Data Behind the Headlines

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Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD, FAAFP

Yolanda Guzman, MD

Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, MD

Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN

The Latinx Community is disproportionately affected by COVID-19. What can you and Duke Health do?

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Chris Woods, MD, MPH

Micah McClain, MD, PhD

Ephraim Tsalik, MD, PhD

Rapid Translational Research Response to COVID-19

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Becky Smith, MD

Christopher Hostler, MD, MPH

Sarah Lewis, MD, MPH

Genevieve Embree, MD, MPH

A Tale of Two Hospitals: Duke and VA Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology Response in the Era of COVID-19

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Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD

Forgotten Voices: Confronting Duke Hospital's Racial Past

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Scott Antonia, MD, PhD 

James Isaacs, MD

Novel Immunotherapeutic Strategies for the Treatment of Lung Cancer: Translating Duke Scientists’ Discoveries

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7/31/20 Samira Musah, PhD

Engineering Stem Cells to Model Human Organ Development and Disease

Watch recording of talk

7/24/20 David Leverenz, MD

Isaac Smith, MD

Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD

Rheumatology in the time of COVID

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7/17/20 Christina Wyatt, MD

HIV and the Kidney in 2020

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Kenneth Schmader, MD

Heidi White, MD

Mitchell Heflin, MD

Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH

COVID-19 and Older Adults: Resilience, the Congregate Living Crisis, and Community Response

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Holiday - No Medicine Grand Rounds