Mini-Medical School Spring Zoom 2022
March 1 – April 19, 2022


February 22, 2022
Optional Practice Session to Check Audiovisuals
Weekly, 6:45-7pm, starting March 8
COVID-19 Updates
Jason Newland, MD, MEd
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
March 1, 2022
6:45-7:00pm Introduction to MMS
Macular Degeneration, A Visual Tour
Kisha D. Piggott, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Retinal and Vitreous Diseases
Co-Director of the Residency Program

The Many Dimensions of Huntington’s Disease
Pietro Mazzoni, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders
March 8, 2022
Cholesterol and the Prevention of Heart Disease
Johnathon Parham, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research

Common Critical Care Scenarios, from Therapeutic Hypothermia to ICU Delirium, with Ethics Discussion
Piroska Kopar, MD
Assistant Professor of Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Director of CHESS: Center for Humanism and Ethics in Surgical Specialties
March 15, 2022
Spinal Tumors in Children and Adults
Jacob Buchowski, MD
Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Spine Division
Director, Spinal Tumors Center

Anesthesiology: Intraoperative Awareness and Advances in Technology
Michael Avidan, MBBCh
Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology
Head of the Department of Anesthesiology
Chief, Division of Clinical and Translational Research
March 22, 2022
A Silent Killer: Kidney Cancer, with patient presentation
Melissa A. Reimers, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology

Interventional Radiology: Cancer and Vascular Treatment Without Surgery
Pavan K. Kavali, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology
Director of Interventional Radiology, Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
March 29, 2022
21st Century Medicine – How Genetic Testing is Changing Healthcare
Jonathan W. Heusel, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Genetics
Director, Clinical and Translational Genomics

Chief Medical Officer, Genomics and Pathology Services

Emergency Medicine Cases
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School
April 5, 2022
Tired of CPAP? Treatment of Sleep Apnea from Surgery to Nerve Stimulators
Ryan S. Jackson, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Associate Fellowship Director, Advanced Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction
Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Update on Prostate Cancer, with patient presentation
Eric M. Knoche, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Genitourinary Cancers
April 12, 2022
Culinary Medicine: Can We All Have a Little of Julieta Madrigal in Ourselves?
Alexandra Gutierrez, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Renal Transplant, with patient presentation
Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Section of Transplant Surgery
April 19, 2022
Early Detection of Psychosis and the WERC Program
Daniel Mamah, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Washington Early Recognition Center

MMS Wrap-Up and Hot Topic TBA
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School
Graduation and Ode to MMS