The neurology division session will be held in the SLU School of Medicine, 1402 So. Grand, Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 1. The entrance is through the Learning Resource Center, 3544 Caroline Mall. Douglas Kirsch, M.D. will present "There And Back Again: A Brief History of Sleep Medicine."
Kirsch is a board-certified neurologist and sleep specialist, having trained at the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester and at the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Michigan.
He is in clinical practice but also involved in academic education and research. Previously a faculty member at University of Michigan, he returned to his home town of Boston, where he is currently a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and is a faculty member of the Brigham and Women's Hospital sleep medicine fellowship program, one of the AASM's Comprehensive Academic Sleep Programs of Distinction.
He is the regional medical director of Sleep HealthCenters and Medical Director of Sleep HealthCenters' Medford facility. He is on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Sleep Society and is the current president-elect.
He has been strongly involved with the AASM with a focus on physician education and promotion of the specialty of sleep medicine. He has been involved with AASM task forces on slide set creation and development of the fellowship in-service examination, and has been a speaker for several AASM courses.
Currently, Kirsch is a member of the Education Committee, the program committee for the SLEEP meeting and is the course chair of the AASM Board Review Course.
The psychiatry division will host grand rounds from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, May 5, in Monteleone Hall at 1438 So. Grand Blvd., Basement Level, Classroom A.
Anjan Bhattacharyya, M.D., will present "Explaining the Unexplained: Diagnosis and Management of Somatoform Disorders."
Bhattacharyya is assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Internal Medicine.
He directs the psychiatric consultation-liaison service at SLU Hospital.
He is board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Prior to coming to SLU he was on faculty at the University of Iowa where he served as the director of an integrated internal medicine-psychiatry residency program, ran an integrated internal medicine-psychiatry clinic and developed a collaborative care program for improving the management of common psychiatric problems in the primary care clinics at the Iowa City VA Medical Center.
Bhattacharyya's interests are in integrated treatment of patients who suffer from both physical and psychiatric problems. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry.