Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Mini-Med I

Fall 2010 Session: September 28 – November 16


From Medical Students to Mission:  Inside Workings of an Academic Medical Center
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and
  Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

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


ICU Insights:  Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure
Warren Isakow, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and
  Critical Care

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


Scleroderma, Confined in Your Own Skin – with patient presentation
Sherry E. Shuman, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

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

OCTOBER 19 (7-9:30pm)

High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. 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
Garry S. Tobin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Director, Diabetes Center

The Keys to Longevity
Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Center for Human Nutrition


Advances in Restoring Children’s Eyesight: From Crossed Eyes to Cancer
Lawrence Tychsen, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science,
  Pediatrics, Anatomy and Neurobiology
  Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Guts, Bugs and Genes:  
Updates in Gastroenterology
Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc
Professor of Medicine and Developmental Biology 
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology


When it Hurts to Walk:  Peripheral Arterial Disease
Melvin S. Blanchard, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Medical Education
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

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


Medical 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, Center for the Study of Ethics and Human

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med III

Fall 2010 Session: September 30 – November 18

September 30

Multiple Sclerosis
Anne H. Cross, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, John L. Trotter Multiple Sclerosis Center

David B. Clifford, MD
Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical
  Neuropharmacology in Neurology
Director, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit


Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Lung Transplant
Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH
Patrick and Joy Williamson Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery


Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Michael Valente, PhD
Professor of Otolaryngology and Audiology and
  Communication Sciences
Director of Adult Audiology

Hearing Loss and the Cochlear Implant
Timothy E. Hullar, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology,
  Neurobiology and Audiology and
  Communication Sciences



  1. Gouty Arthritis
  2. Ankylosing Spondylitis

Richard Brasington, MD
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director of Rheumatology



  1. Meningioma
  2. Arteriovenous Malformation

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


Sickle Cell Disease
Morey A. Blinder, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology

Cosmetic Surgery
Terrence M. Myckatyn, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Movement Disorders:

  1. Parkinson’s Disease
  2. Dystonia

Joel S. Perlmutter, MD
Elliot H. Stein Family Chair in Neurology
Professor of Radiology and of Physical Therapy
Head of Movement Disorders

NOVEMBER 18 (7 – 9:30pm)

Marfan Syndrome
Alan C. Braverman, MD
Alumni Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular
  Disease in Medicine
Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic
Chief-of-Service, Inpatient Cardiology Firm

Cerebral Palsy
Janice E. Brunstrom-Hernandez, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy

Graduation and Reception