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. 

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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 Ashley McPherson, GI Education Coordinator.
  • Contact program directors for more information:  Amit Patel, MD or Matthew Kappus, MD
  • Video links are accessible to Duke faculty, staff and trainees with a valid Duke Net ID
  • View presentations from previous years here

Calendar Year 2022


Date Presenter Title/Topic
5.31.22 Fellow QI Projects Closed Session
5.24.23 April Wall, MD  
5.17.23 Stephanie Garbarino, MD  
5.10.23 Canceled for DDW Canceled for DDW
5.3.23 M&M / QI Closed Session
4.26.23 Dan Hogan, DO  
4.19.23 Mike Noujaim, MD, MSc Post-COVID 19 Disorders of Gut-Brain Interactions
4.12.23  Jonathan Cohn, MD Cystic Fibrosis (CF): An early success for precision medicine
4.5.23 Elizabeth Brindise, DO The Approach to a Dilated Bile Duct
3.29.23 Joshua Lee, MD

“Cutting Edge”: Hot (and Cold) Updates on Optimizing Bleeding Risk during Colorectal Polypectomy

3.22.23 Jonathan Bae, MD

Quality Measurement & Reporting: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

3.15.23 Carolyn Newberry, MD "Weight Management and the Gastroenterologist: It is Time to Make this Our Lane"
3.8.23 Jackie Henson, MD "Telehealth and the Future of Virtual Care in Gastroenterology"
3.1.23 M&M / QI Closed Session
2.22.23 Alex Reddy, MD "Keeping Tabs on P-CABs: The Past, Present, and Future of Pharmacologic Therapy for Acid-Peptic Disorders"
2.15.23 Lisa McElroy, MD "Social Risk and Transplant Candidacy: in Search of Casual Mechanisms"
2.8.23 Fola May, MD "Colorectal Cancer Screening in Medically Underserved Communities: Challenges and Solutions"
2.1.23 Rotonya Carr, MD  "Why a "fatty liver" matters: Championing Early Disease Care in NAFLD"
1.25.23 Nancy Yang, MD  "Updates on alcohol associated hepatitis: moving beyond steroids"


Laura Rupprecht, PhD "A gut sense for sugar"
1.11.23 Chris Jones, MD "Palliative Care and Advanced Liver Disease: Natural Partners"
1.4.23 Patrick Smith, PhD, MPH "Changing States of Mind: Behavioral Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes in Solid Organ Transplantation"
12.28.22 No Grand Rounds  
12.21.22 No Grand Rounds  
12.14.22 Jeremy Gillespie, MD "Nutritional Therapy and Behaviors for NAFLD/MAFLD"
12.7.22 QI M&M Session Closed Session
11.30.22 Lauren Phelan, MD

 "Not all villous atrophy is celiac: a review of seronegative enteropathies"

11.23.22 No Grand Rounds


11.16.22 Sonali Paul, MD

"Overcoming the Challenges and Mitigating the Disparities in Our LGBTQI+ Patients: A Digestive Diseases Perspective"

11.9.22 No Grand Rounds


11.2.22 Maia Kayal, MD

"Take the Ouch Out of Pouch: Management of the Complicated Pouch"


No Grand Rounds  

Natalie Wong, MD

"The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer"

Matthew Whitson, MD

"Effective Feedback Insite and Outside of the Endoscopy Unit"

Claire Meyer, MD

"Brief Interventions for Obesity in GI/Liver Clinic"

Anthony Horton, MD

Barrett’s Esophagus with Dysplasia: Review and Updates

Sahar Ghassemi, MD

Primer in Ergonomics and Endoscopy: How to Avoid injury and Perform Sustainable Endoscopy

Andrew Barbas, MD

Ex vivo assessment and therapeutic intervention for high-risk donor organs

Kelly Cushing, MD

Extra-Intestinal Disease in IBD

QI, M&M Session

Closed Session

W. Tom Clarke, MD

Colorectal cancer surveillance in inflammatory bowel disease

Sonia Kupfer, MD
The University of Chicago 

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer & Polyposis Syndromes: Needles in Haystacks?

Anastasia Stefania Alexopoulous, MBBS, MHS

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes: Towards integrated care

Andrew Muir, MD

State of the GI Division

Stephanie Garbarino, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis: who, what, when, where, why… and what about transplant?

Kara Wegrmann, MD
Duke GI Fellow

A Pain in the Chest: NAFLD and Cardiovascular Disease

GI Fellows QI Projects


Michael Noujaim, MD, MSc
Duke GI Fellow

Opening the GI Tract’s “Pandora’s Box:” The Enteroscopic Diagnosis and Management of Small Bowel Tumors 

Nadim Mahmud

Improving Surgical Risk Prediction in Patients with Cirrhosis

Joshua Lee, MD
Duke GI Fellow

“Not so NICE Polyps” Evaluation and Risk Stratification of Potentially Malignant Colorectal Polyps


Talisha Ramchal, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Precision Medicine and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Can we predict, prevent, and proactively treat?


Jackie Henson, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in GI

Neil Sengupta, MD
The University of Chicago 

Evidence Based Approach to Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding


Nicole Jawitz, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Management of IBD in the COVID Era


Jose Ruiz, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Novel Anti-Reflux Endoscopic Therapies in Patients with GERD

Julius Wilder, MD, PhD 
Susan Spratt, MD

Building a Strategic Plan for DEI Within GI
Screening for Social Determinants of Health in GI

Andrea Thoumi, MPP, MSc
Kamaria Kaalund, BA

Leveraging Community Engagement and Health Policy to Address Health Equity Gaps 

Julius Wilder, MD, PhD
Jennifer Slepin, MSN, RN, PHN, CNIII

Structural Racism and Hep C Equity

Joanne A. P. Wilson Lecture
John Carethers, MD, MACP

Informing Race/Ethnicity Modeling for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Amanda Boyd, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Update & Review of Common Benign Anorectal Disorders

Richard Wood, MD
Duke Gastroenterology 

Faculty Development: Milestones 2.0 : What’s new and how do these fit into a competency-based fellowship assessment program? 

April Wall, MD
Duke GI Fellow

Cirrhosis and Infectious Disease: Why the Immune System Can’t Deliver 

Dustin Carlson, MD, MSCI
Northwestern University 

FLIP Panometry:  A Novel and Evolving Approach to Esophageal Motility Disorders