Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Mini-Med I

Fall 2011 Session: September 27 – November 15

September 27

Tongue Cancer:  the New Epidemic, with
patient presentation
Bruce H. Haughey, MD
Joseph B. Kimbrough Professor of Otolaryngology
Director, Head and Neck Cancer Center

Elusive Sleep:  Changes As We Age
Beth Ann Ward, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Washington University Sleep Center

October 4

Academic Medical Centers:
Today and Tomorrow
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and
  Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Inside the EP Lab:  Treatment of Atrial
Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias
Mitchell N. Faddis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
  Division of Cardiology
Section Head, Clinical Electrophysiology

October 11

Busted, Broken, Fractured and Torn:
Hand and Wrist Injuries
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Colon and Pancreatic Cancer:  An Update
Steven M. Sorscher, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
  Division of Oncology
Director, Siteman Cancer Center West County

October 18

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

Suture Lab:  Surgery Techniques and
Laparoscopic Simulation

October 25

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

Vitamin D,  The Sunshine Vitamin:
What You Need to Know
Antonella Luisa Rastelli, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology

November 1

Retinal Detachment and Other Disorders,
of the Back of the Eye
J. William Harbour, MD
Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor of
  Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Oncology

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
and Augmentative Communication Devices,
a patient’s perspective
Jason S. Goldfeder, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

November 8

Detecting and Treating Diabetes:
The Silent Disease
Garry S. Tobin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes Center

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

November 15

Medical and 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

Mini-Med III

Fall 2011 Session: September 22 – November 17

September 22

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

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

September 29 – No Class in observance of Rosh Hashanah

October 6

Cochlear Implants
Keiko Hirose, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Division Head and 
  Neck Surgery

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

October 13


  1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  2. Ankylosing Spondylitis

Richard Brasington, MD
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Rheumatology

October 20    

Testicular Cancer
Robert S. Figenshau, MD
Taylor Family and R.V. Clayman Professor 
  of Surgery
Division of Urology

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

October 27


  1. Meningioma
  2. Arteriovenous Malformation

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

November 3  

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Alexandra Gutierrez, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
  Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

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

November 10

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

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

November 17

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 Disorder

Graduation and Reception