Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds (MGR) is a weekly topic- and case-based presentation by members of the faculty of the Department of Medicine (and colleagues in the School of Medicine). Topics and cases are selected to provide faculty and trainees with up-to-date knowledge about timely issues in internal medicine.

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 are asked to register once for the series; you will receive the Zoom virtual conference information in an email. (The email will include a link that is unique to you and cannot be forwarded to others to use.)

Register for MGR 2020-2021

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CME credit

Medicine Grand Rounds has been approved for 1.0 credits of continuing medical education. Attendance and CME credit is tracked online by Duke Continuing Medical Education.


Date Presenter Title
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

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

Moderated by Gow Arepally, MD, and Hannah Dzimitrowicz, MD

Hemophilia Gene Therapy: A Case Study in a AAV-Mediated Gene Transfer
10/16/20 Diego Bohórquez, PhD, joined by others who knew Dr. Spector well Scientist, Clinician, Mentor: A Tribute to Dr. Neil Spector


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

Steve Choi, MBBS

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS

Moderated by Stephanie Garbarino, MD

Follow the Leader: VA’s Path to HCV Elimination

Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, MPH, FIDSA 

Emmanuel Walter, MD, MPH

Moderated by Matthew Labriola, MD

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

Moderated by Hannah Dzimitrowicz, MD

Charting Your Path: Navigating a Career in Medical Education

Watch recording of talk


Ibukun Akinboyo, MD

Sarah Armstrong, MD

Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD

Moderated by Vivian Chu, MD, MHS

Children and COVID-19: The Data Behind the Headlines

Watch recording of talk


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?

Watch recording of talk


Chris Woods, MD, MPH

Micah McClain, MD, PhD

Ephraim Tsalik, MD, PhD

Moderated by Andrew Alspaugh, MD

Rapid Translational Research Response to COVID-19

Watch recording of talk


Becky Smith, MD

Christopher Hostler, MD, MPH

Sarah Lewis, MD, MPH

Genevieve Embree, MD, MPH

Moderated by Vivian Chu, MD, MHS

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

Moderated by Govind Krishnan, MD

Forgotten Voices: Confronting Duke Hospital's Racial Past

Watch recording of talk


Scott Antonia, MD, PhD 

James Isaacs, MD

Moderated by Andrew Armstrong, MD, ScM FACP

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

Watch recording of talk

7/31/20 Samira Musah, PhD

Moderated by Diego Bohórquez, 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

Moderated by Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd

Rheumatology in the time of COVID

Watch recording of talk

7/17/20 Christina Wyatt, MD

Moderated by Andrew Alspaugh, MD

HIV and the Kidney in 2020

Watch recording of talk


Kenneth Schmader, MD

Heidi White, MD

Mitchell Heflin, MD

Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH

Moderated by Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD

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

Watch recording of talk

7/3/20 Holiday - No Medicine Grand Rounds