Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Mini-Med I

Spring 2006 Session: March 28 – May 16


Genetics and the Future of Medicine
Larry J. Shapiro, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

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


Influenza: Going to the Birds?
1918 Epidemic to Avian Flu

Keith F. Woeltje, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Haitian Health: Diseases Rarely Seen in the United States
Patricia A. Wolff, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


The Anatomy of a Teaching Hospital
Andrew A. Ziskind, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Valvular Heart Disease: Keeping the Body’s Pump in Working Order
Benico Barzilai, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center

APRIL 18 (7-9:30 pm)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
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.


Musical Mishaps of the Hand: An Evening with the Symphony
Martin I. Boyer, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Service
Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra


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

Gynecologic Cancers: Facts and Fallicies
David G. Mutch, MD
Ira and Judy Gail Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology


Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer’s Disease.
John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Center of Aging

Stroking Out: The Brain Under Attack
Abdullah M. Nassief, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Stroke Center

MAY 16

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

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med II

Spring 2006 Session: March 23 – May 18


Stem Cell Research – Why Is This So Important?
Gerhard Bauer
Laboratory Director & Core Co-Directory, GMP Facility, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

Maternal Birth Trauma: A View Beyond St. Louis
L. Lewis Wall, MD, D.PhiL.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Urogynocology & Pelvic Surgery
Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology


Health Care Delivery: Past, Present and Future
Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Professor of History in Arts & Sciences

Weight Loss Surgery: Pros and Cons
Valerie Halpin, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery


Human Hardware: Hip and Knee Replacement
Robert L. Barrack, MD
Charles and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Five Types of Breast Cancer
Alex Denes, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

APRIL 13 (No Class: Passover)

APRIL 19 (Wednesday)
and APRIL 20 (Thursday)

Adult CPR Certification and
Physical Examination and Anatomy

*Taught in conjunction with the School of Medicine medical students and Department of Medicine faculty and residents.


Sports Medicine: How to Treat Those Nagging Injuries
Matthew J. Matava, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Team Physician for the St. Louis Rams, Cardinals and Blues

Advances in Urology from Male Impotence to Prostate Cancer
Arnold D. Bullock, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Urologic Surgery

MAY 4 (7-9:30 pm)

Physical Therapy: Mastering Movement
Susan S. Deusinger, PT, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Physical Therapy
Director, Program in Physical Therapy

Jennifer S. Stith, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Physical Therapy
Associate Director, Program in Physical Therapy

PT Lab: Tune-ups for Imporved Posture and Movement for Everyday Life

Taught by faculty and doctoral students from the Program in Physical Therapy.

MAY 11

An Evening on Mental Health: Depression
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry

Keith S. Garcia
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry
Melissa A. Swallow, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

MAY 18

Behind the Bandages: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Keith E. Brandt, MD
William G. Hamm Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Graduation and Reception