Spring 2010: Mini-Med I

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Spring 2010 Session: March 23 - May 18

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


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

MARCH 30 - No Class (in observance of passover)


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

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


Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): A New Explanation for Common Syndromes
Leonard B. Weinstock, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

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


Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure
Warren Isakow, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and
  Critical Care

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), with patient presentation
Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Neuromuscular Disease Center


High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation


Tongue Cancer – The New Epidemic?
Bruce H. Haughey, MD
Joseph B. Kimbrough Professor of
Director, Head and Neck Cancer Center

From Medical Students to Mission:  Inside Workings of an Academic Medical Center
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and
  Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

MAY 11

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

Medical Care in Haiti: Pre and PostEarthquake Disaster
Patricia A. Wolff, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

MAY 18

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

Graduation and Reception