Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Mini-Med I

Fall 2003 Session: September 30 – November 18


Childhood Cancers
Robert J. Hayashi, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

When the Kidneys Fail
Steven B. Miller, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine


Genetics, Genomics and Geneconomics: The Impact of Genetic Technology on the Practice of Medicine
Larry J. Shapiro, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

Neurofibromatosis: From Cage to Clinic
David H Gutmann, MD, PhD
Donald O. Schnuck Family Chair in Neurology for Neurofibromatosis Research
Professor of Neurology


Health Care Financing: Where Does the Money Come From?
Ronald G. Evens, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Professor of Radiology

Emergency Medicine: The Real “ER
Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School


Arthritis: No Bones About It
Leslie E. Kahl, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Leading Causes of Blindness: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Others
Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

OCTOBER 28 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
Nathaniel J. Soper, MD
Professor of Surgery
Head, Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

Taught by Washington University School of Medicine surgical residents and operating room staff.


Infectious Diseases: The Never-Ending Story
William G. Powderly, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Medical Ethics: Tough Issues
Stephen S. Lefrak, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean and Director, Humanities Program in Medicine


Detecting and Treating Diabetes: The Silent Disease
Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine

Weight Loss the Doctor’s Way
Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine


Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Disease
Keith Mankowitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiology

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med III

Fall 2003 Session: October 2 – November 20

October 2

i) Lung Transplant
ii) Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Joel D. Cooper, MD
Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

October 9

i) Meningioma
ii) Arteriovenous Malformation

Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD
Henry G. and Edith R. Schwartz Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery

October 16

i) Prematurity
ii) Birth Defects

F. Sessions Cole, MD
Park J. White MD Professor of Pediatrics
Vice-Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Newborn Medicine

October 23

Cerebral Palsy
Janice E. Brunstrom, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Cell Biology
Director, Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy Center

Cystic Fibrosis
Tom W. Ferkol Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

October 30

i) Leukemia
ii) Multiple Myeloma

Scot G. Hickman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Hematology and Oncology, 
St. Louis Veterans Administration Medical Center

November 6

Parkinson’s Disease
Joel S. Perlmutter, MD
Professor of Neurology, Radiology, and Anatomy and Neurobiology,
Head, Movement Disorders Section

Imaging Techniques: Present and Future
Vamsidhar R. Narra, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Co-Chief, Body MRI

November 13

Marfan Syndrome
Alan C. Braverman, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiology
Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic

Liver Transplant
Jeffrey A. Lowell, MD
Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

November 20 (7-9:30 PM)

i) Lupus
ii) Rheumatoid Arthritis

Richard D. Brasington, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director of Rheumatology

Graduation and Reception