Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Mini-Med I

Fall 2012 Session: September 25 – November 13

September 25

When the Heart Begins to Fail, A Primer on Heart Failure
Douglas L. Mann, MD
Lewin Chair and Chief, Cardiovascular Division
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology

Keeping Your Skin Youthful:
From Skin Cancer Prevention to Botox
Amy Musiek, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Dermatology

October 2

Dentistry from Caries to Prosthodontics, a Critical Aspect of Medical Care
Mohammed Elsafi, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Dentistry Section

Ovarian Cancer – Diagnosis and Treatment, with patient presentation
Andrea R. Hagemann, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology

October 9

Health Care Reform, the Supreme Court Ruling and the Presidential Election’s Impact on Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

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

October 16

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

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and 
Laparoscopic Simulation

October 23

Retinal Detachment and Other Disorders of the Back of the Eye
Rajendra S. Apte, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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

October 30

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

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

November 6

Urgent Elbow to Fingertip Injuries:
The Clock is Ticking
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Understanding Autism
John N. Constantino, MD
Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of  Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

November 13

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 2012 Session: September 27 – November 15

September 27

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
Alexandra Gutierrez, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

October 4


  1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  2. Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

October 11

Gastric Cancer
William G. Hawkins MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery

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

October 18    

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

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

October 25

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

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

November 1  

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

Cochlear Implants
Timothy E. Hullar, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology –  Head and Neck Surgery, Anatomy and Neurobiology

November 8


  1. Meningioma
  2. Arteriovenous Malformation

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

November 15

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

Graduation and Reception