Spring 2009: Mini-Med I

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Spring 2009 Session: March 24 - May 12

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


We Live in the Allergy Capital! Update on Allergy Treatment
H. James Wedner, MD
Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Medical Director, The Asthma and Allergy Center

The Tumor Tenor: A Note on Brain Tumors
Arie Perry, MD
Professor of Pathology and Immunology


Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer's Disease.
John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman
Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Center of Aging

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


New Insights into Epilepsy
R. Edward Hogan III, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Adult Epilepsy Center

Pancreatic Cancer, with patient presentation
Benjamin R. Tan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology

APRIL 14 (7-9:30p.m.)

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

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


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

The Heart Under Attack: A Revolution in Diagnosis and Treatment
Richard G. Bach, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit


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

What Makes Johnny Tic? Tourette Syndrome
Kevin J. Black, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurobiology and Radiology


Too Much vs. Too Little: Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
Erika C. Crouch, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Immunology

About Faces: A Tour of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Surgery
Alex A. Kane, MD
Dr. Joseph B. Kimbrough Associate Professor of Surgery
Section Chief, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute

MAY 12

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

Graduation and Reception