Fall 2008: Mini-Med I

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Fall 2008 Session: September 23 - November 18


The Anatomy of a Teaching Hospital
Andrew A. Ziskind, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Professor of Medicine

Child Psychiatry: Early Mood Disorders
Joan L. Luby, MD
Associate Professor of Pschiatry (Child Psychiatry)
Director, Early Emotional Development Program

SEPTEMBER 30 (No Class - Rosh Hashanah)


Am I Losing My Mind? 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 Tumor Tenor: A Note on Brain Tumors
Arie Perry, MD
Professor of Pathology and Immunology


Stroking Out: The Brain Under Attack
Abdullah M. Nassief, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Stroke Center

New Treatments in Wound Care: Let the Healing Begin
John P. Kirby, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Director of Wound Healing Program


High-tech Surgery Techniques
Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


The Shock of Your Life: Arrhythmias and Implantable Devices
Timothy W. Smith, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiac Electrophysiologist

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

NOVEMBER 4 (Steinberg Auditorium)

A View from the Other Side: Colorectal Cancer and Rectal Disorders, with Patient Presentation
Matthew G. Mutch, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery


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

Inside the ICU: Treatment of Shock and Respiratory Failure
Craig M. Coopersmith, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology
Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Co-Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit


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

Graduation and Reception