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 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. 

Connect to Medicine Grand Rounds on Zoom

Having trouble connecting? Get help from Duke OIT.

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 Title


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


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

Miriam Morey, PhD, on "GEROFIT: A Resilience-Promoting Intervention"

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


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


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

Watch recording of talk


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

Watch recording of talk


Christopher J. Hostler, MD, MPH

MAJ Jason Nam, MD, MPH

Blair Glasgo, MD

LTC Stoney Portis 

Moderated by Christopher Hostler, MD, MPH, and Stephanie Garbarino, MD

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

Watch recording of talk


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

Moderated by Dave D'Alessio, MD, and Matthew Labriola, MD

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

Moderated by Gow Arepally, MD

AAV Gene Therapy: Lessons from Hemophilia

Watch recording of talk

10/16/20 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

Watch recording of talk


Steve Choi, MBBS

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS

Moderated by Stephanie Garbarino, MD

Follow the Leader: VA’s Path to HCV Elimination

Watch recording of talk


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

Watch recording of talk


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