Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Fall 2018: Mini-Med I

 September 25 – November 13

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

September 25

Capture the Fracture: Osteoporosis and Broken Bones
Anna N. Miller, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Orthopedic Trauma Services

A Break for the Eyes: Retinal Diseases from Cancer to Macular Degeneration
P. Kumar Rao, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Faculty Clinical Director, Department of Ophthalmology

October 2

Air Pollution and Health: A New Cause of Diabetes?
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Epidemiology Center
Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education
VA Saint Louis Health Care System

Emergency Medicine: Real Cases From the ER
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

October 9

The Evolving Health Care Landscape
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA, MHA
President and CEO of BJC HealthCare

A Bird’s Eye View of the Hospital Pharmacy and
How to Pay Less for Your Meds

Jonathan Leesman, PharmD, MBA
Manager of Pharmacy Business Systems and
Lean Integration
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

October 16

Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer’s Disease,
with patient presentation

Gregory S. Day, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of the Knight Alzheimer Disease
Research Center

Heart Attack! Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
Marc A. Sintek, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

October 23

When Kids Get Cancer – A Night of Pediatric Oncology,
with patient presentation

Jeff J. Bednarski, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

October 30

New Concepts in Spinal Surgery
Wilson Zachary Ray, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological and
Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurosurgery Residency Associate Director
Co-Director, Spinal Oncology

The Science of Well-Being
C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD
Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Sansone Family Center for Well-Being
Director, Center for Psychobiology of Personality

November 6 (6:30 – 9:00 pm)

High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and
Laparoscopic Simulation

November 13

Medical and Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS
General Surgery Chief Resident
Cardiothoracic ESP (Early Specialization Program) Fellow
Clinical Medical Ethics Fellow
Department of Surgery

Graduation and Reception

Fall 2018: Mini-Med III

September 27 – November 15

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

September 27

Newborn Medicine in the NICU
Shawn D. O’Connor, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine

Multiple Sclerosis
Anne H. Cross, MD
Manny and Rosalyn Rosenthal – Dr. John Trotter
MS Center Chair in Neuroimmunology
Professor of Neurology
Director of John L. Trotter Multiple Sclerosis Center

October 4

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

Alpha-Gal Allergy: When a Walk in the Woods Leads to a Meat Allergy
Maya R. Jerath, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology

October 11

Sickle Cell Disease
Morey A. Blinder, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Immunology
Division of Hematology
Medical Director, Wohl Hematology Laboratory
Director of Adult Sickle Cell Clinic

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

October 18

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

Prostate Cancer
Eric M. Knoche, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

October 25

Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Michael Valente, PhD
Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Adult Audiology

Cochlear Implants
Jonathan L. McJunkin, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery

November 1

1. Dermatomyositis
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

November 8

Neurosurgery: Hydrocephalus
David Limbrick, MD, PhD
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics

Neurosurgery: Glioblastoma
Gavin P. Dunn, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery,
Neurology, Pathology and Immunology
Director, Brain Tumor Immunology and Therapeutics

November 15

Movement Disorders:
1. Parkinson’s Disease
2. Dystonia

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

Graduation and Reception