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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Saint Louis University's Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds take place Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m.

Many Grand Rounds lectures are recorded and available to our current faculty, house staff and residents. For access inquiries, email Rodney Lindsey at

Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds

Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds resumed on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. As before, you will be able to access the meeting online or by telephone. Please check your email for further information and instructions or contact Pam McFarland at

Topic: Diagnostic Errors in Pediatrics
Time: September 23, 2020 08:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) 
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Meeting ID: 936 5465 0885

2020-2021 Grand Rounds Schedule

Pediatric Grand Rounds will continue to be held as an online conference, but not meet face to face until further notice.

Date Presenter(s) Presentation Topic
June 22 - September 2, 2020 Summer Break - No Grand Rounds  
September 9, 2020 Rachel Charney, M.D. Covid Response
September 16, 2020 Trevor Tredway, M.D. (ED Division) Pediatric Oral and Dental Emergencies

September 23, 2020
K. Suresh Gautham, M.D.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 
Texas Children’s Hospital  - Houston, Texas 
Diagnostic Errors in Pediatrics

September 30, 2020
David Brink, M.D. CPC

October 7, 2020
Heidi Sallee, M.D. (General Pediatrics Division) TBA
October 14, 2020
Sarah George, M.D. 

October 21, 2020
TBA (Pediatric Critical Care Division) TBA
October 28, 2020 Erik Madsen, M.D.  Documentation in 2020
November 4, 2020
Alan Knutsen, M.D.(Allergy/Immunology Division)
Congenital Immunodeficiencies

November 11, 2020
Kathryn E Jackson, M.D. (Endocrinology Division) Diabetes
November 18, 2020 Daniel Blash, M.D. Diversity in Patient Care & Medicine Update
November 25, 2020 Thanksgiving Break - No Grand Rounds  
December 2, 2020 Ajay Jain, M.D. Fatty Liver
December 9, 2020 Sean Goretzke, M.D., Philippe Mercier, M.D., Ph.D., Himanshu Kaulas, M.D. Epilepsy Surgery
December 16, 2020 Rocio Zeballos-Chavez, M.D. (Pulmonology Division) TBA
December 23, 2020 Winter Holiday Break - No Grand Rounds  
December 30, 2020 Winter Holiday Break - No Grand Rounds  
January 6, 2021 Joseph Maliakal, M.D. (Nephrology Division) TBA
January 13, 2021 Nisha Mangalat, M.D. TBA
January 20, 2021 Aline Tanios, M.D. TBA
January 27, 2021 Sherri Besmer, M.D. CPC
February 3, 2021 Wilson King, M.D. (Cardiology Division) Cardio CT/MRI
February 10, 2021 Lily Dolatshahi, M.D. (Hem/Onc Division) TBA
February 17, 2021 Shula Portnoy, M.D. (Developmental Pediatrics) TBA
February 24, 2021 Austin Dalrymple, D.O. (Pediatric Rheumatology) TBA
March 3, 2021 Laura Waldman and Hailey Pinz (Pediatric Medical Genetics) Cancer Genetics
March 10, 2021 John Puetz, M.D. (Hem/Onc Division - Hematology Thrombosis) Genetic Therapies
March 17, 2021 Saurabh Chiwane, M.D. TBA
March 24, 2021 Chief Residents TBA
March 31, 2021 Rebeca Petersen  TBA
April 7, 2021 Fernando Medina, M.D. TBA
April 14, 2021 Julie Dillard, M.D. TBA
April 21, 2021 Pediatric Science Days - Dr. Devaskar  
April 28, 2021 Nitin Chouthai, M.D. TBA
May 5, 2021 Neel Arwikar, M.D. TBA
May 12, 2021 Anthony Scalzo, M.D. TBA
May 19, 2021 DePorres Cormier, M.D. Neonatal Addiction Outcomes
May 26, 2021 Invited CPC Speaker CPC
June 2, 2021 Lia Lowrie, M.D. Quality
June 9, 2021 John Peter, M.D. TBA
June 16, 2021 Wail Hayajneh, M.D. Pediatric ID
June 23, 2021 Luke Weaver, M.D. TBA
2019-2020 Grand Rounds
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Promise and pitfalls (Anthony Mikulec, M.D.) 1/8/20
  • Neonatal Neuroprotection in Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury (Amit Mathur, M.D.) 1/15/20
  • A Tale of 2 Patients with Chronic Cough: Breakthroughs and Obstacles in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine (Michael Smiley, M.D.) 1/22/20
  • Improving Childhood Immunizations with Cellular Technology (Ajay Jain, M.D.) 1/29/20
  • Late Consequences of Critical Illness (Brian Thompson, M.D.) 2/5/20
  • The Invisible Burden: Addressing Social Determinants of Health (Josh Arthur, M.D. , Gene LaBarge, M.D. and Katrina Brown) 2/12/20
  • CPC: A Neonate with Macrosomia & Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Megan Lawlor, M.D., Mahjabeen Khan, M.D., Carole Vogler, M.D. and Dorthea Mostello, M.D.) 2/19/20
  • Lysosomal Storage Disease (The France Foundation) 2/26/20
  • Vaping & EVALI (Valerie Howard and George Turabelidze, M.D., Department of Health & Sr Services)  3/4/20
  • NICU Graduates: What to Expect After They Go Home (Noah Hillman, M.D. and Connie Anderson, M.D.) 3/11/20
  • CPC (Sherri Besmer, M.D.) 3/18/20
  • PICU - UP (Invited Speaker) 3/25/20
  • Topics in Pediatric Dermatology (Pediatric Dermatology) 4/8/20
  • If Not IBD, Then What?! (Helen Pappa, M.D. and Sara Henen, M.D.) 4/15/20
  • Myth Busters – Immigration Edition (Jennifer S. Ladage, M.D.) 4/22/20
  • Neonatal Clinical Trial Enrollment: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons from a Large RCT (Elliott Weiss, M.D., Asst. Professor Pediatrics, UW Seattle) 4/29/20
  • Anemia in Infancy: Iron, Erythropoietin, & Transfusions (Robert Fleming, M.D.) 5/6/20
  • CPC: A Case of Multinodular Goiter Leading to the Diagnoses of Cancer and a Syndrome (Sherri Besmer, M.D., Hailey Pinz, MS, CGC, Maggie K. Siska, M.D.) 5/13/20
  • ADHD and Sleep: Common Problems and Solutions (Brent Haberman, M.D.) 5/20/20
  • Fetal Inflammation: The Perfect Storm (Joyce Marie Koenig, M.D.) 6/3/20
  • Global Health Experiences Through a COVID-19 Lens (Martin Schmidt M.D. and Pediatric Residents) 6/10/20
  • Hospital Quality Outcomes 2019-2020 SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (Lia Lowrie, M.D.) 6/17/20
2018-2019 Grand Rounds 
  • Should We Try To Save 22 Weekers? (John Lantos, M.D.) 11/6/19
  • Making the Extraordinary, Ordinary; Managing a Crisis in GME (Cristin Hart, M.Ed.) 10/30/19
  • "If Kim Kardashian does it, so can I" (David A. Wathen, D.O.) 10/23/19
  • Pediatric Point of Care Ultrasound (Marjan Ghazi-Askar, M.D.) 10/16/19
  • Burnout: EHR Contributions and How to Avoid Them (Christopher Sallee, M.D.) 10/9/19
  • The Accidental Toddler and The Intentional Teen (Jeremy Garrett, M.D., Anthony Scalzo, M.D., Rebecca Tominack, M.D., and Marielena Bachier-Rodriguez, M.D.) 10/2/19
  • Updates on Simulation at  Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (Kayla R. Heller, M.D., Beth Hankamer, MSN, BSN, RN, Beth Moore, BSN, RN, and Jessica Keller, RN) 9/18/19
  • Faculty Development Session - Speaking as a Doctor: Effectively Crafting Your Message for Colleagues, Learners, and the Public (Ken Haller, M.D.) 8/28/19
  • Faculty Development Session - Making the Microphone Your Friend: Public Speaking for Medical Professionals (Peggy Dersch – Ph.D.) 8/21/19
  • Faculty Development Session - The Flipped Classroom: Effective Responsibility Sharing with Learners (Marya Strand, M.D. and Rebecca Y. Petersen, M.D.) 8/14/19
  • Faculty Development Session - Professionalism vs. Sexual Harassment (Lisa Israel, Ed.D.) 8/7/19
  • Faculty Development Session - Epic: NOW What? Using the EHR to Enhance Care and Save Time (Christopher Sallee, M.D.) 7/31/19
  • Faculty Development Session - What Do Learners Really Want? Giving Timely and Effective Feedback (Robert Brooker, M.D.) 7/24/19
  • Faculty Development Session - Demystifying Peer Review: Making It Work for You (Matthew Broom, M.D.) 7/17/19
  • Faculty Development Session - Hot Debriefing: Diffusing Intense Medical Events with Learners in Real Time (Marya Strand, M.D., Kayla Heller, M.D. and Justin Josephsen, M.D.) 7/10/19
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Anesthesia Perspective (Lori A. Aronson, M.D.) 6/26/19
  • ECHO Autism: Bringing Best Practice Care to Communities (Kristin Sohl, M.D.) 6/5/19
  • CPC - Concerning Congenital Constipation, A Case and Complications to Consider (Sherri Besmer, M.D., Oswaldo Gomez Quevedo, M.D., Ting Y. Tao, M.D., Ph.D.) 5/29/19
  • The Chemistry and Toxicology of Vaping (T. Scott Isbell Ph.D.) 5/22/19
  • Update in Adolescent Health (Marianne Dunstan, M.D., Victoria Cornelius, M.D., Susan Heaney, M.D.) 5/15/19
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: It Takes a Village (Helen Pappa, M.D., Caroline Meyer, M.D.) 5/8/19
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Type 2: History, Current Status, and Future Prospects (Raymond Wang, M.D.) 4/24/19
  • PINWHEELS for Prevention of Child Abuse (Linda Shaw, M.D.) 4/17/19
  • Do Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Maternal and Infant Outcomes Constitute an Ethical Dilema? (Russell S. Kirby, Ph.D., MS, FACE) 4/15/19
  • Mentoring in Academic Medicine - Time Well Spent (Kevin P. Lally, M.D., MS) 4/10/19
  • ATLAS Week: Peds Overseas (Manasa Karumuri, M.D.,  Kyle Hawkins, M.D., Amara Heard, M.D. and Nita Gupta, M.D.) 4/3/19
  • Family Reunification after Disasters: Have we made any progress? (Sarita Chung, M.D.) 3/27/19
  • CPC - 12-Year Old Girl with Fever, Rash, Joint Pain, and Swelling (David Brink, M.D., Austin Dalrymple, D.O., Joseph Maliakkal, M.D.) 3/20/19
  • HLH-A Life Changing Journey ( Kristin Akin and Christopher Hugge, M.D.) 3/13/19
  • The  Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease: Long, Dazed Journey into Clinic (Bruce D. Gelb, M.D.) 3/8/2019
  • Workplace Violence (Sally M. Frese, MSN, RN) 3/6/19
  • Is It Good to Be Cool? (Jeremy S. Garrett, M.D.) 2/27/19
  • Science and Sexual Orientation (Robert Lynch, M.D., Ph.D.) 2/20/19
  • Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Where is it going in the next 10 years? (Charles E. Canter, M.D.) 2/6/2019
  • Next-Generation Sequencing to Diagnose Genetic Disorders (Jacqueline Batanian, M.D. and Hailey Pinz, M.S.) 1/30/19
  • Fix Your Own Sleep Problems: A Toolkit for Healthcare Workers to Improve Their Sleep (Brent Haberman, M.D.) 1/23/19
  • Post-Infectious Glomerulonephritis: Past, Present and Future (Joseph Maliakkal, M.D.) 1/16/19
  • A Neonate with Profound Hypotonia (Carole Vogler, M.D., Ali Jamal M.D., and Amelia Kirby, M.D.) 1/9/19
2017-2018 Grand Rounds 
  • 12 Year Old Endocrine & Immunology Patient with new  Onset Anemia (Susan E. Myers, M.D., Bradley A. Becker, M.D. and Leili J. Dolatshahi, M.D.) 12/19/18
  • Keep It Moving : Introduction to Gastrointestinal Motility (Dhiren Patel, MBBS, M.D.) 12/12/18
  • Simulation in Pediatrics: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! (Bobbi J. Byrne, M.D.) 12/05/18
  • Learner Assessment by Direct Observation: What's Really Going on Behind Closed Doors (Chris Peltier, M.D., FAAP and Joseph Gigante, M.D.) 11/30/18
  • A 17 Year-Old Girl with Decreased Food Intake, Significant Weight Loss and Hyper Somnolence (Alicia A. Barnes, M.D., Himanshu U. Kaulas, M.D., Philippe J. Mercier, M.D., Mehrdad J. Sehi, M.D., Miguel A. Guzman, M.D.) 11/28/18
  • Optimizing HPV Vaccination: You are the Key to Cancer Prevention (Angela Myers, M.D.) 11/14/18
  • Coming to America: Refugee Health in St. Louis (Jennifer Ladage, M.D. and Martin Schmidt, M.D.) 11/7/18
  • Pediatric ECMO: An Overview (Erik C. Madsen, M.D.) 10/31/2018
  • Adolescent Bariatrics (Jose Greenspon, M.D.) 10/17/18
  • Newborn Screening of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (Alan P. Knutsen, M.D.) 10/10/18
  • Percutaneous PDA closure in Premature and Low Weight Infants (Melissa Webb, M.D. and Robert Peterson, M.D.) 10/3/18
  • Advocating for Mothers in Distress: The Role of the Pediatrician (Tamela Milan-Alexander, MPPA, Access Community Health Network, Chicago, IL) 9/26/18
  • The Anatomy of Gun Violence: A Surgeon’s Perspective (Laurie J. Punch, M.D., F.A.C.S. Washington University School of Medicine) 9/5/18
  • Current Evidence for Timing of Delivery in Gastroschisis (Amy J. Wagner, M.D. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin) 7/11/18
  • Strategies for the Flipped Classroom (Christopher R. Grabau, Ph.D.) 6/27/18
  • Determining Goals of Care with Families (Shermini Saini, M.D. and Erica Salter, Ph.D.) 6/20/18
  • Paradigm Shifts for the Hemodynamic Management of Neonatal Septic Shock in 2018 (Amir Ashrafi, M.D.) 6/6/18
  • CPC: A 6-Year-Old Girl with Worsening Headaches and a Loss of Consciousness Episode (Drs. Kirby, Navalkele, Batanian and Guzman) 5/30/18
  • Procedural Sedation for Non-Anesthesiologist (Gordon Gale, M.D.) 5/23/18
  • Ethics, Spirituality and Health Care Reform: The Catholic Perspective (Fr. Charles Bouchard, OP, S.T.D.) 5/16/18
  • Risk Management and Medical Malpractice (Vanessa Saunders and Matthew Shorey) 5/9/18
  • Gene Hunting for Rare Inherited Immune Mediated Diseases (Hal M. Hoffman, M.D.) 4/20/18
  • Evolutionary Medicine: 500 Million Years of Insights for Clinicians (Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. - AOA Visiting Professor) 4/19/18
  • epairing Broken Walls and Building Bridges in Vanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Timothy Rice, M.D.) 4/11/18
  • Building Team Performance: Lessons Learned from Pediatric Resuscitation Teams (Randall S. Burd, M.D., Ph.D.) 4/4/2018
  • CPC: A Summertime Camping Catastrophe (Almost) (Drs. Trevor L. Tredway, Anthony Scalzo, Douglas Blackall, and L. Richard Feldenberg) 3/28/18
  • Pediatric Jeopardy! (Jeremy Garrett, M.D.) 3/21/18
  • Evaluation of Chest Pain in Children (Susan Haynes, M.D.) 3/14/2018
  • To VCUG or not VCUG? (Barry Philip Duel, M.D.) 2/28/2018
  • Teratology: Past, Present, and Future (Stephen R. Braddock, M.D.) 2/14/2018
  • MBDB, 'St. Louis Coke', 'Beans', 2C-B, 'Flakka’ & Other Novel Psychotropic Drugs on the Streets of St. Louis: What's a Mother, Pediatrician, Critical Care or EM Doc to Do? (Anthony Scalzo, M.D.) 2/7/2018
  • CPC: Premature Newborn Boy with Respiratory Distress (Sarah E. Starnes, M.D.) 1/31/2018
  • Rare To Routine: Emergent Pediatric Burn Care (Debbie Harrell, MSN, RN, NE-BC) 1/17/2018
  • History of U.S. Healthcare (Colonel (retired) Daniel B. Bruzzini, M.D., MBA, CPE) 1/10/2017
2016-2017 Grand Rounds 
  • Improving Health Care Delivery at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital (David A. Wathen, D.O.) 12/13/2017
  • Policing and Pediatrics: Re-defining Safety, Justice, and Child Health Equity (Rhea W Boyd, M.D., MPH, FAAP) 12/6/2017 - No recording available
  • CPC: One Week Old with Liver Failure (Lia Lowrie, M.D., Aaron Miller, M.D., Bryan Mendes, M.D. and David Brink, M.D.) 11/29/2017
  • When Your Baby Delivers, Give Life Twice: From Obstetrician to Cord Blood Recipient (B. David Hall, MD, FACOG) 11/15/2017
  • Adrenal Suppression in the Setting of High Dosed Inhaled Glucocorticoid Therapy (Kathryn Jackson, M.D.) 11/8/2017
  • Go Feed Your Babies Peanuts: An Update on Peanut and other Food Allergies (Bradley Becker, M.D.) 11/1/2017
  • Intervention Radiology (Keith Pereira, M.D. and Kirubahara R. Vaheesan, M.D.) 9/20/2017 - No recording available
  • State of the Department (Robert Wilmott, M.D.) 9/13/2017 - No recording available
  • Updates in Adolescent Medicine (Susan S. Heaney, M.D., Marianne Dunstan-Brady, M.D. and Victoria E. Cornelius, M.D.) 6/7/2017
  • The Promise of Molecular Imaging for Infections (Sanjay K. Jain, M.D.) 5/31/2017 - No recording available
  • Renal Insufficiency In a 7-Year- Old Boy (Anne M. Beck, M.D., and David S. Brink, M.D.) 5/24/2017
  • Pediatric Science Days: Focus on Pediatric Vaccine Development (Ofer Levy, M.D., Ph.D.) 5/19/2017 - No recording available
  • The Dawn of the Decade of Eczema (Elaine C. Siegfried, M.D.) 5/9/2017
  • Barriers and Imperatives in Delivery Room Research (Marya A. Strand, M.D., and Katherine J. Mathews, M.D.) 5/3/2017
  • Sons of Lwala: Honoring the Dreams of our Father (Milton Ochieng’, M.D., BJC Medical Group/Progressive GI & Hepatology Specialist, Co-founder, Lwala Community Alliance and Frederick Otieno Ochieng', MD, Cardiology Fellow Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care) 4/5/2017
  • The "Hateful" Patient: A 40-Year Retrospective (Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University ) 4/4/2017
  • Human Factor and Injury (Peter F. Ehrlich, M.D.; Professor of Surgery, Director of Pediatric Surgery, Clinical Research Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan) 3/29/2017
  • Breaking the Stigma: A Physician's Road to Recovery and Self-Care (Adam B. Hill, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatric Palliative Care, Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director, Camp Little Red Door Medical Director) 3/22/2017
  • 11 Year Old Boy with Mildly Elevated BMI and Elevated Liver Enzymes (Thomas Ratchford, M.D., Ajay Jain, M.D., Karen Caudill, M.D., Carole Vogler, M.D. ) 3/15/2017
  • Ornithine Decarboxylase as a Therapeutic Target in High Risk Neuroblastoma (William S. Ferguson, M.D.) 3/8/2017
  • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Rocio Zeballos-Chavez, M.D. and H. Thomas Johnson, M.D.) 2/15/2017
  • Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young (Jason Garnreiter, M.D. ) 2/1/2017
  • Drug-Associated Acute Kidney Injury: Which Children are at Risk? (Craig Belsha, M.D.) 1/18/2017
  • Clinicopathologic Correlation: A 13-year-old Girl Status Post Balloon Angioplasty for Coarctation of the Aorta ( Susan E. Myers, M.D.; Mohammad Rahimi, M.D.; Sarah E. Starnes, M.D.; and Deepika Bhatla, M.D.) 1/11/2017

Educational Objectives

By attending these activities, participants will learn new approaches to common and unusual pediatric illnesses and be kept abreast of current research. Practical pediatrics focuses on subspecialty areas of interest to the pediatrician and provides current information within those areas.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Validation of Content

The course director of this activity has ensured that the content of this presentation conforms to the ACCME policy requiring that

1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients and;

2. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Faculty Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Saint Louis University School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its continuing medical education program. Faculty participating in these activities are required to disclose to the audiences before the activity the following:

  • The existence of any significant financial or other relationship with the manufacturer of any commercial product or provider of any commercial service discussed.
  • Their intention to discuss a product that is not labeled for the use under discussion.
  • Their intention to discuss preliminary research data.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Pediatric Medicine, CME Program, at 314-268-2700 ext. 1607.


Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.