Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Mini-Med I

Spring 2010 Session: March 23 – May 18

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


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 Values

MARCH 30 – No Class (in observance of passover)


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

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


Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): A New Explanation for Common Syndromes
Leonard B. Weinstock, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

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


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

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), with patient presentation
Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Neuromuscular Disease Center


High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


Tongue Cancer – The New Epidemic?
Bruce H. Haughey, MD
Joseph B. Kimbrough Professor of 
Director, Head and Neck Cancer Center

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

MAY 11

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

Medical Care in Haiti: Pre and PostEarthquake Disaster
Patricia A. Wolff, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

MAY 18

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 2010 Session: March 25 – May 13th


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

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight
Carla J. Siegfried, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and 
  Visual Sciences


The Viruses Within: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)
David B. Clifford, MD
Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical
  Neuropharmacology in Neurology
Director, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

Grey Anatomy:  Medical Imaging and Radiation
Sanjeev Bhalla, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Chief, Thoracic Imaging
Co-Chief, Body Computed Tomography


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

APRIL 14 & 15 ( Wednesday & Thursday)

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.

Adult CPR Certification and Physical Examination and Anatomy Lab

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


Physical Therapy: Optimizing Movement Through the Ages    
Susan S. Deusinger, PT, PhD
Professor of Physical Therapy and Neurology
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 Physical Therapy faculty and doctoral students.


An Update on Breast Cancer, with patient presentation
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


Obstetric Emergencies
George A. Macones, MD, MSCE
Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and Chair
  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

New Treatments for the Agony of Trigeminal Neuralgia
Joseph R. Simpson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

MAY 13

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