Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Mini-Med I

Fall 2004 Session: September 28 – November 16


Lung Cancer: Not Just for Smokers 
Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, 
Division of Oncology

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


Leading Causes of Blindness: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts 
Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The Road to Becoming a Doctor 
Larry J. Shapiro, M.D. 
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean


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

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

OCTOBER 19 (7-9:30 p.m.)

It’s a Gas: Anesthesiology in 2004
Alex S. Evers, MD
Henry Eliot Mallinckrodt Professor and Head,
Department of Anesthesiology

Rheumatoid Arthritis – New Treatments/New Hope: A Patient’s Perspective 
Sherry E. Shuman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology


HIV: Then and Now 
David B. Clifford, M.D.
Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical Neuropharmacology in Neurology 
Principal Investigator, Washington University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

Tuberculosis on the Rebound 
Thomas C. Bailey, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, 
Division of Infectious Disease 
Medical Director, Tuberculosis Control, 
St. Louis County Department of Health


Sleeping Away the Day? Find Out Why
Stephen P. Duntley, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Neurology 
Director, Sleep Medicine Center

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


High-tech Surgery Techniques
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

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


Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Disease
Edward M. Geltman , MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Director, Cardiac Diagnostic Lab

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med III

Fall 2004 Session: SEPTEMBER 30 – NOVEMBER 18


i)Hearing Loss and the Cochlear Implant
ii)Meniere’s Disease

Timothy E Hullar, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

October 7

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

Deciphering Medical Information on the Internet
Betsy A. Kelly
Associate Director, Instructional Technologies and Library Systems

October 14

Autoimmune Disease
i) Lupus
ii) Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

October 21

i) Meningioma
ii) Arteriovenous Malformation

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

October 28

Health Policy: Preserving the Best Health Care in America 
William A. Peck, M.D.
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Health Policy

Pancreatic Cancer 
Joel Picus, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, 
Division of Oncology

November 4 

Thoracic Surgery
i) Lung Transplant
ii) Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

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

November 11

Multiple Sclerosis 
Anne H. Cross, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Head, Neuroimmunology Section

Pediatrics: Sickle Cell Disease 
Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., MPH 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Director, Sickle Cell Medical Treatment and Education Center

November 18 (7-9:30 PM)

Movement Disorders: 
i) Huntington’s Disease 
ii) Parkinson’s Disease 
Joel S. Perlmutter, M.D. 
Professor of Neurology, Radiology and of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Head, Movement Disorders Section

Graduation and Reception