Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Mini-Med I

Spring 2007 Session: March 20 – May 8


Leading Causes of Blindness: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Others
Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology

Spine Decline: Low Back Pain
Thomas M. De Fer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine


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

Am I Losing My Mind
John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Center of Aging


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

Sleeping the Day Away? Find Out Why
Beth A. Ward, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Sleep Medicine Center

APRIL 10 (7-9:30)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Section of Hepatobilliary, Pancreatic and GI Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


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

Living With Leukemia: A Patient’s Experience
Ravi Vij, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology, Section of
Bone Marrow Transplant


Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Disease
Andrew Kates,MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

The Tumor Tenor: A Note on Brain Tumors
Arie Perry,MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology


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

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


Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Ira J. Kodner, MD
Solon and Bettie Gershman Professor of Surgery,
Division of General Surgery,
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery,
Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med II

Spring 2007 Session: March 22 – May 10


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

Keith S. Garcia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Psychiatric Drugs
Eugene H. Rubin,MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry,
Director of Psychiatry Residency


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

The Hot Zone: Kids’ Infectious Diseases
Gregory A. Storch,MD
Ruth L. Siteman Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Biology


Breast Cancer Update: Five Exciting Changes
Michael J. Naughton,MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

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


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

Demystifying Anesthesia
James J. Fehr III,MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

APRIL 18 (Wednesday)
APRIL 19 (Thursday)

Adult CPR Certification and
Physical Examination and Anatomy

Note: These sessions meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Both topics will be offered each night. Students will complete one of the topics on Wednesday and the other on Thursday.

Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School
*Taught in conjunction with the School of Medicine medical students and Department of Medicine faculty and residents.


Advances in Cardiovascular Surgery
Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD
John Schoen Berg Professor
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Hope for Urinary Incontinence
L. Lewis Wall, MD, D.PhiL.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Urogynocology & Pelvic Surgery
Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

MAY 3 (7-9:30)

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 10

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