Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Mini-Med I

Spring 2009 Session: March 24 – May 12

Time: Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m.


We Live in the Allergy Capital! Update on Allergy Treatment
H. James Wedner, MD
Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Medical Director, The Asthma and Allergy Center

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


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

Inside the ICU: Treatment of Shock and Respiratory Failure
Craig M. Coopersmith, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology
Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Co-Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit


New Insights into Epilepsy
R. Edward Hogan III, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Adult Epilepsy Center

Pancreatic Cancer, with patient presentation
Benjamin R. Tan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology

APRIL 14 (7-9:30p.m.)

High-tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


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

The Heart Under Attack: A Revolution in Diagnosis and Treatment
Richard G. Bach, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit


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

What Makes Johnny Tic? Tourette Syndrome
Kevin J. Black, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurobiology and Radiology


Too Much vs. Too Little: Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
Erika C. Crouch, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Immunology

About Faces: A Tour of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Surgery
Alex A. Kane, MD
Dr. Joseph B. Kimbrough Associate Professor of Surgery
Section Chief, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute

MAY 12

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

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med II

Spring 2009 Session: March 26 – May 14th (April 9th no class-Passover)


Human Hardware: Hip and Knee Replacement
Ryan M. Nunley, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Forensic Psychiatry: Causes of Homicide
John S Rabun, MD
Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry
St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center


An Evening on Breast Cancer, with patient presentation
Michael J. Naughton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology



Physical Therapy: Optimizing Movement Through the Ages
Susan S. Deusinger, PT, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Physical Therapy
Director, Program in Physical Therapy

Jennifer S. Stith, PT, PhD
Division Director for Education in Physical Therapy
Associate Director for Professional Curriculum

PT Lab: Screening For and Improving Common Posture and Movement Faults

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

APRIL 22 & 23

Adult CPR Certification and
Physical Examination and Anatomy

Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

* Taught in conjunction with Washington University
School of Medicine medical students and Department
of Medicine faculty and residents 

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


Overview of Psychiatry: Myths and Realities
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry

Major Depression – An Overview
Keith S. Garcia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Psychiatric Drugs
Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry,
Vice Chair for Education


Women’s Health Update
Gladys Tse, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

MAY 14 (7-9:30)

Nuclear Medicine: Some Like it Hot
Akash Sharma, MD
Instructor in Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine

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

Graduation and Reception