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Spring 2002: Mini-Med I

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Spring 2002 Session: March 26 - May 14


March 26

Welcome to Medical Education for the Millennium
William A. Peck, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean

Health Care Financing: Where Does the Money Come From?
Ronald G. Evens, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Professor of Radiology


April 2

Infectious Diseases: The Never-Ending Story
William G. Powderly, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases


Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias
Bruce D. Lindsay, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory


April 9 (7-9:30 p.m.)

Special session to be held at the St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave.:

Health Care on the High Seas: Medicine in the Titanic Era
Walton O. Schalick III, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine
Assistant Professor of History


Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit


April 16

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

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


April 23

Bone Marrow Transplant and the Changing Climate of Cancer Therapy
(with patient presentation)
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Oncology
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant and Leukemia Program


April 30 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
Mary Klingensmith, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


May 7

Medical Ethics: Tough Issues
Stephen S. Lefrak, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean and Director, Humanities
Program in Medicine


May 14

When Joints Are Out of Play: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pediatric Scleroderma
Jonathan D. Gitlin, MD
Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology


Graduation and Reception