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Spring 2011: Mini-Med I

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Spring 2011 Session: March 22 - May 17

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


March 22

Guts, Bugs and Genes:
Updates in Gastroenterology
Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc
Professor of Medicine and Developmental Biology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Not Just a Mole:  Melanoma, with patient presentation
Milan J. Anadkat, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Dermatology

March 29

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

Medical and Surgical Ethics:  Tough Issues
Ira J. Kodner, MD
Solon and Bettie Gershman Professor of Surgery Division of General Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

April 5

Neuroprosthetic Brain Implants:  The Emerging World of Brain Computer Interfaces
Eric C. Leuthardt, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Detecting and Treating Diabetes:  The Silent Disease
Janet B. McGill, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid
  Research
Director, Diabetes Clinical Training Program

April 12

Advances in Restoring Children’s Eyesight: From Crossed Eyes to Cancer
R. Lawrence Tychsen, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in
  Pediatrics, Anatomy and Neurobiology
  Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Clubfoot and Scoliosis:  How One Orthopaedic Surgeon is Changing the World
Matthew B. Dobbs, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

April 19 – No Class (in observance of Passover)

April 26 (7-9:30pm)

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

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

May 3

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 for Aging

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

May 10

Genes That Don’t Fit:  Polycystic Kidney Disease
Steven C. N. Cheng, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Renal Diseases

When the Aorta Tears:  Aortic Dissection
Alan C. Braverman, MD
Alumni Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Disease
  in Medicine
Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic
Chief-of-Service, Inpatient Cardiology Firm

May 17

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis:  From Abnormal Labs to Liver Transplant, with patient presentation
Jeffrey S. Crippin, MD
Professor of Medicine
Marilyn E. Bornefeld Chair in Gastrointestinal Research
  and Treatment
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation

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