Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds takes place the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Hillcrest Auditorium (map).

 ​Upcoming Speaker
Gary Tamkin, MD, F.A.C.E.P.
Medical Director, California Highway Patrol

Associate Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC San Francisco
Cop Tox - What's New on the Street
December 10th, 2019

​Past Speakers
Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA
Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH) 

Director, Division of All Hazards, Response, Science & Strategic Partnerships, CDRH
Moving the Needle in Medical Device Cybersecurity: FDA Catalyzing Change
November 12th, 2019
Christian Sloane, MD
Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
Helicopter EMS - History, Evidence, and Challenges
October 8th, 2019
Andrew Herring, MD

Meghan Thornton O'Brien, MD, MBE
Associate Director of Research, Highland Hospital-Alameda Health System

Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco
The BRIDGE Model: Opportunities and Pitfalls in Inflating Buprenorphine For Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital Setting
September 10th, 2019
Alexander Khalessi, MD, MBA
Chair, Neurological Surgery, UC San Diego

Professor of Surgery, Radiology and Neurosciences, UC San Diego
Neurosurgical Advances and the Emergency Room Patient
August 13th, 2019
David Hom, MD
Professor, Surgery, UC San Diego

Co-Director, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, UC San Diego & UC San Diego SOM

Medical Director, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UC San Diego Medical Center Hillcrest
Contemporary Management of Facial Trauma
​July 9th, 2019
Chris Coyne, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
Cancer in the Emergency Department: What are the current issues? What does the literature say? How can we improve patient care?
​June 11th, 2019
Jorge Fernandez, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego

Medical Student Clerkship Director, Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Health
​May 7th, 2019
Omar Al-Nouri, DO, RPVI, MS
Director, Vascular Services, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UC San Diego
Emergency Aortic Pathology
​April 9th, 2019
Dan Lasoff, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
The Opioid Epidemic: Where We Are. What We Can Do.
​March 12th, 2019
Louis Wang, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine, Minnesota Medical School

Senior Vice-President, ACGME Hospital-based Accreditation
Teaching Thinking and Clinical Decision Making
​February 12th, 2019
David Wang, MD
Director of Palliative Medicine, Scripps Health

Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
Top Five Palliative Tips For Your Next Shift

January 8th, 2019
Diane Birnbaumer, MD
Professor, Emeritus, Harbor - UC Los Angeles
Emergencies in the Elderly

December 11th, 2018

Peter Lindholm, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Breath-hold Diving: A Medical Perspective

November 13th, 2018

Eric McDonald, MD
Deputy Public Health Officer, County of San Diego
The Emergency Department as a Vital Part of  the Public Health System

October 9th, 2018

Christian Dameff, MD
Fellow, Clinical Informatics, Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
Healthcare Cybersecurity: Hacking Humanity; Patient Safety in the Era of Hyperconnected Healthcare

September 11th, 2018

David Guss, MD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
Healthcare Economics

August 14th, 2018

Greg Hendey, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Los Angeles
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

July 10th, 2018

Joe Brown, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
​Lessons From Distance

June 12th, 2018

Nancy Glober, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
​Are you as good as a Paramedic? Tales, lessons and controversies from the pre-hospital world

May 8th, 2018

Roneet Lev, MD
Chief, Emergency Department, Scripps Mercy Hospital

Chair, San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force
​Death Diaries - Opioid Epidemic

March 13th, 2018

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH
Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, Brigham and Women's Hospital
​Human Trafficking

January 23rd, 2018

Salvatore Di Somma, MD, PhD
Director of Emergency Medicine, University La Sapienza Rome

Chairman, Postgraduate School of Emergency Medicine

President, GREAT Network
​Utility of Biomarkers in the Emergency Department

January 9th, 2018

Daniel Weissburg, JD
CHC Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, UC San Diego
​The Emergency Department - A Cornucopia of Regulatory Issues

December 12th, 2017

Sean Nordt, MD, Pharm.D.
​Chief Medical Officer, School of Pharmacy, Chapman University
​Homelessness and the Emergency Department

October 10th, 2017

​Laurel Riek, PhD
​Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego
​Healthcare Robotics: Supporting Patients, Caregivers, and the Clinical Workforce
​September 12th, 2017

​Kristi Koenig, MD
​Director Emeritus of Public Health Preparedness, UC Irvine

EMS Medical Director, San Diego County
​Global Public Health Preparedness
​August 8th, 2017
​Erik Laurin, MD
​Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis
​Difficult Airway Management
​July 11th, 2017
​Chad Kessler, MD
​VA National Emergency Medicine Chief
​Power of Numbers: Lessons from the Largest Integrated Healthcare System in the United States
​June 13th, 2017
​Sean Okumura, MD
​Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
​Downcodes, Procedural Billing, and Missed Ancillaries - Where can we improve?
​May 9th, 2017
​Nicholas Pokrajac, MD
​Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
​Clinical Updates in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
​April 11th, 2017
​David Benaron, MD
​Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego
​The 35 Year Career in Emergency Medicine
​March 14th, 2017
​Daniel Lee, MD
​Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego

Director, Owen/Lipid/Lipodystropy Clinic
​Post-Exposure Prophylaxis [PEP] vs. Non-Post Exposure Prophylaxis [nPEP] vs. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis [PrEP] in HIV
​February 14th, 2017
​Terry Kowalenko, MD
​ACEP Board Member
​Presidential Assassinations
​January 10th, 2017
Leslie Zun, MD, MBA​
​AAEM Board Member
​Grand Rounds
​December 13th, 2016
​Jan Schoenberger, MD
​Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California
​Trauma in Pregnancy
​October 11th, 2016
​Bryant Nguyen, MD, MS
Chair, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit

 Vice-Chair of Research in Medicine

Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University
​Procalcitonin: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use in Sepsis
September 13th, 2016
​Robert Rodriguez, MD
​Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UC San Francisco
​Selective Chest Imaging in Adult Blunt Trauma
​August 9th, 2016
​Khai Nguyen, MD, MHS
​Clinical Services Chief, UC San Diego
​Emerging Aging Care
​July 12th, 2016