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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Saint Louis University's Pediatric Grand Rounds take place Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. in Danis Auditorium in the first floor of Glennon Hall.

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

2019 Grand Rounds Recordings
  • 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
2018 Grand Rounds Recordings
  • 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
2017 Grand Rounds Recordings
  • 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
2016 Grand Round Recordings


  • Thalassemia. State-of-the-Art, 2016 (Eliezer A. Rahmilewitz, MD, Professor, Head of the Department of Hematology, The Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Isreal)
  • CPC (Miguel Guzman, M.D.)
  • Waking Up to Safe Sleep (David A. Wathen, M.D.)
  • What Doesn’t Kill You… Consequences of Treatment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Courtney Maguire, M.D.)
  • To Be or Not to Be Resuscitated: Current and Historical Perspective (William B. Strong, MD, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University)
  • St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program (STL-HVIP) Proposal (Renee Manley-Markowski, M.D.)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care After Death: Clinical Management of the Deceased Pediatric Organ Donor (Robert S. Ream, M.D.)
  • Protecting More of Your Patients form HPV Cancers (Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP - Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO)
  • Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Cancer Patients (Jay L. Grosfeld, MD, Lafayette Page Professor of Pediatric Surgery & Chairman Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine)
  • Toxic Stress in Children: Implications for Health Through the Life Course (Kenneth Haller, Jr., M.D.)
  • Teenage Boy with Mental Status Changes and Acute Kidney Injury (Lia Lowrie, M.D., Anthony J. Scalzo, M.D., Anne Beck, M.D., and David Brink, M.D.)
  • Neighborhood, Race, and Late Preterm Delivery - Let's Look at Some Maps! (Donna Halloran, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.)
  • An Overview of Exploitation and Trafficking (Lindsey Ellis, Executive Director, The Covering House, St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Creating a Culture of Professionalism: The Importance of a Respectful Environment (Jo Shapiro, M.D. - Director, Center for Professionalism & Peer Support, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Unconscious Bias in Practice: Beyond Awareness Towards Cultural Competency (Kira Hudson Banks, Ph.D.)
  • Pediatric Science Days The Art and Science of Intestinal Failure Management (Tom Jaksic, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Surgery W. Hardy Hendren Harvard Medical School)
  • Fertility Preservation for the Pediatric Patient: An Update for Multiple Subspecialties (Amber Russell Cooper, M.D., MSCI)
  • “The Greatest Story Never Told” - Introducing the Global Health Pathway in Pediatrics through the Life and Legacy of Ann Manganaro SL, M.D. ( Martin Schmidt, M.D.)
  • My Gut Tells Me You’re Gonna Love It: Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome 101 (Nisha Mangalat, M.D.)
  • Clinical Guidelines and Pathways (Aaron Miller, M.D.)
  • Lets Try to Make the Complex Simple (Drs Tanios, Broom and Sobush)
  • Pediatric Jeopardy: An Academic Interactive Experience (Dr Garrett)
  • Antibiotic Stewardship:Everyone's Responsibility (Jason G. Newland, M.D.,M.Ed.)
  • Hydropic Newborn Byo in Mirror (Ballantyne) Syndrome (Sarah E. Starnes, M.D.)
  • Pediatric Interventional Radiology (Kamlesh Kukreja, M.D.)
2015 Grand Rounds Recordings
  • Radiation Dose to and from Patients in Nuclear Medicine Challenges and Solutions (Medhat Osman, M.D.)
  • Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias (Julie Lawson)
  • Improving Communication and Strengthening Relationship with Families (Shermini Saini M.D)
  • Primary Medicine (Andrew Morris Singer, M.D.)
  • Relational Leadership to Revitalize Primary Care (Andrew Morris Singer, M.D.)
  • Introduction to Natural Language Process (Richard Barry)
  • Perspectives on Care & Management of Children With the Trisomy 18 & 13 Syndromes (John C. Carey, M.D., M.P.H.)
  • Historical Perspective of Cystic Fibrosis (Robert W. Wilmott, M.D.)
  • Clinicopathologic Correlation: Hematuria in a 10 Year Old Boy (David S. Brink, M.D.)
  • Quality Improvement Programs: Does the Bundle Compliance Approach Really Work? (Lia Lowrie, M.D.)
  • Schizophrenia: Clinical, Genetic, and Neurobiological Advances (Henry A. Nasrallah, M.D.)
  • Tools for making your clinical Teaching Better (Dina Claamur, M.D. )
2014 Grand Rounds Recordings
  • Transitioning to Adult Care (Nancy C. Cheak-Zamora, Ph.D.)
  • Tolerance Induction by Allogeneci Cultured Thymic Epithelial Cells (Ivan Chinn, M.D.)
  • An Integrated Approach to Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Children (Stephen R. Daniels, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • Personalized Medicine The Hype :Presentation (Sultan Habeebu, M.D.) This recording requires a password. For access please email
  • Vaccines, Genetics, and Unique Adverse Events (Mark Eddy, M.D. and Edwin Anderson, M.D.)
  • Rapidly Growing National Emphasis on Pediatric Outcomes Research (Tom Burroughs, Ph.D. and Paula Buchanan, M.P.H, Ph.D.)
  • Clinico Pathologic Conference
  • Improvements in Asthma Care (Jamie Wooldridge, M.D.)
  • Pediatric Breast Deformities (Christina Plikatis, M.D.)
  • Drowning - Resuscitation and Management (Jeremy Garrett, M.D.)
  • Working the Crowd: Audience-Response and Interactive Teaching in Medical Education (Matthew Broom, M.D., FAAP)
  • Web Page Design: Options for a Pediatrics Website (Robert Fleming, M.D.)
  • The Role of Blood Culture in Common Pediatric Conditions (Ella M. Swierkosz, Ph.D., and David A. Wathen, M.D.)
  • How to Excessively Stimulate CB1, GPR55, GABA and Other Co-Localized Receptors with Synthetic Cannabinoids: The Loss of Innocents (Anthony Scalzo, M.D.)
  • Fostering Resilience among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders within the Pediatric Setting: A Pilot Study (Debra Zand, Ph.D.)
  • Risk Management and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits (Rebecca R. Moed, Esq. - Assistant General Counsel and M. Clare Williams, R.N. Clinical Risk Specialist)
  • Hereditary Angioedema: Key Considerations for Effective Diagnosis and Management (Andre MacGinnitie, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • Patient and Family Centered Medical Homes Children and the Affordable Care Act (David Keller, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics University of Colorado School of Medicine Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs and Clinical Transformation Children’s Hospital Colorado – Aurora, Colorado)
  • An Active Shooter in the Hospital Setting (Kathy Lehman-Huskamp, M.D.)
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (Rebecca Simons, M.D.)

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.

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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.

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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.


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