Grand Rounds, 2010-2011
Department of Surgery

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August 2, 2010
"Initial Management of the Injured Patient Part 1"
Clay Cothren Burlew, MD, FACS Associate Professor, Director, SICU, Program Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship - Denver Health Medical Center

August 2, 2010
"Initial Management of the Injured Patient Part 2"
Clay Cothren Burlew, MD, FACS Associate Professor, Director, SICU, Program Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship - Denver Health Medical Center

August 9, 2010
"Shock, Hemodynamics, Monitoring"
Joshua Goldberg, MD - Assistant Professor, GI, Tumor & Endocrine Surgery

Resident Debate - Optimal Drugs for ICU Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis

PPI- Ed Jones, MD vs All Others - Teresa Jones, MD

August 16, 2010
"Surviving Sepsis"
Robert McIntyre, Jr., MD - Professor, GI, Tumor & Endocrine Surgery/Medical Director, SICU

Resident Debate - Optimal Treatment of Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Conventional- James Cromie, MD vs Minimally Invasive/IR - Matthew Fox, MD

August 23, 2010
"Airway Management"
Jim Haenel, RRT - Critical Care Specialist, Department of Surgery - Denver Health Medical Center

August 23, 2010
"Principles of Mechanical Ventilation"
Jeff Johnson, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery/Associate Director, Department of Surgery - Denver Health Medical Center

August 30, 2010
"Preventing Surgical Infections"
Walter Biffl, MD FACS- Professor of Surgery/Assistant Director, Patient Quality & Safety - Denver Health Medical Center

Resident Debate - Bowel Prep for Colon/Rectal Operations

Valuable - Nicole Nadlonek, MD vs Overrated- Emily Speer, MD

September 13, 2010
"Pathogenesis of AAA"
William Pearce, MD - Professor of Vascular Surgery/Medical Director, Vascular Laboratory - Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Resident Debate - Critical Limb Ischemia

Open- Traci Kimball, MD vs Endovascular- Franklin Wright, MD

September 20, 2010
"Brain Resuscitation"
Robert Neumann, MD PhD - Assistant Professor/Director, Neuro ICU

Resident Debate - Optimal Nutritional Support

Standard Enteral Diet - Seth Tebockhorst, MD vs Specific Amino Acid Enhanced Diet - Marshall Bell, MD

September 27, 2010 - Alan Hopeman Lectureship
"Artificial Lung: A New Inspiration"
Joseph B. Zwischenberger, MD - Chairman, Department of Surgery - University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Resident Debate - ECMO is the Treatment of Choice for ARDS

Pro - Ashok Babu, MD vs Con - Sagar Damle, MD

October 11, 2010
"Life Threatening Infections, Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Selection"
Frederic Pieracci, MD MPH - Fellow, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery - Denver Health Medical Center

Resident Debate - Prophylactic Antibiotics in Severe Acute Pancreatitis

Valuable - Karen Lo, MD vs Unnecessary Dangerous - John Stringham, MD

October 18, 2010
"What the General Surgeon Needs to Know About Hand Surgery"
Michael Gordon, MD - Assistant Professor and Division Head, Hand Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Surgical Case Conference - "Hands"

Vassilis Siomos, MD, and Thea Price, MD

October 25, 2010
"The Future of Simulation and Surgical Education"
Richard M. Satava, MD FACS - Professor of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center

Resident Debate - Shift Work, the 80 Hour Work Week and Surgical Education

Good- Kirsten Wennermark, MD vs Bad- Jeremy Hedges, MD

November 1, 2010
"Adrenal Apoplexy"
Robert McIntyre, Jr., MD - Professor of Surgery / Medical Director, SICU

Resident Debate - Screening for MRSA and Other Drug Resistant Species

Valuable - Kaitlyn Gilman, MD vs Overrated - Thomas Pshak, MD

November 8, 2010
"Controversies in Post-Injury Hemostasis"
Ernest Moore, MD FACS FCCM FACN - Chief of Surgery and Trauma Services, Denver Health Medical Center

Resident Debate - Recombinant Clotting Factors

Valuable- David Mauchley, MD vs Dangerous- Ann Kulungowski, MD

November 15, 2010
"Principles of Cancer Surgery in the Molecular Age"
Martin McCarter, MD - Associate Professor of Surgery, GI Tumor and Endocrine Surgery

Resident Debate - Whipple Operation for Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

Valuable - R. Taylor Ripley, MD vs Overrated - Gregg Marshall, MD

November 22, 2010
"Bariatric Surgery Update"
Jonathan Schoen, MD - Assistant Professor of Surgery / Director, Surgical Weight Loss Clinic

Resident Debate - Sleeve Gastrectomy

Valuable- Rebecca Vogel, MD vs Dangerous- John Eun, MD

December 6, 2010
"Fundamentals of Electrosurgery"
Tom Robinson, MD - Associate Professor of Surgery / Medical Director, Center for Surgical Innovation

Resident Debate - Surgical Jeopardy (Round 1)

December 13, 2010
"Prognostic and Predictive Tests in Colorectal Cancer"
Wells Messersmith, MD - Associate Professor of Surgery - Medical Oncology

Resident Debate - Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer

Valuable- Doug Benson, MD vs Overrated- Miral Sadaria, MD

December 20, 2010
"Translating Metastasis Biology into Cancer Therapy"
Dan Theodorescu, MD PhD - Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology

Resident Debate - Surgical Jeopardy (Round 2)

December 27, 2010 and January 3, 2011 - No Surgery Grand Rounds

Holiday Break

January 10, 2011
"Hereditary Breast Cancer"
Nicole Kounalakis, MD - Assistant Professor of Surgery - GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery

Resident Debate - Genetic Testing for Familial Cancer Syndromes

Pro - Theresa Chin, MD vs Con- Travis Walker, MD

January 17, 2011 - No Surgery Grand Rounds - Holiday

January 24, 2011

"Surgical Site Infections and Surgical Care Improvement Project: Are SCIP Process Measures Related to Assuring Quality Outcomes in Surgery"
Michael Salem, MD - President and CEO, National Jewish Hospital

Resident Debate - Surgical Jeopardy (Round 3)

January 31, 2011 - Schultz Lectureship
"Surgeons and Interventional Endoscopy"
Lee Swanstrom, MD - Director, Legacy Institute of Surgical Education, Portland Oregon

Resident Debate - Use of Mesh in Repair of Hiatal Hernia

Valuable- Erik Peltz, MD vs Dangerous - Robert Powell, MD

February 7, 2011
"Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A General Surgeon's Perspective"
Michael J. Rosen, MD - Associate Professor of Surgery - Director, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center

Case Medical Center / Case Western Reserve University

Resident Debate - Laparoscopic vs Open Repair of Incisional Hernia

Laparoscopic- Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD vs Open- Sarah Judkins, MD

February 14, 2011 - Fox Lectureship
"Surgical Training: Pros and Cons of Duty Hours Limitations"
L.D. Britt, MD MPH - President, American College of Surgeons & Brickhouse Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery of Eastern Virginia Medical School

Resident Debate - Affordable Health Care Act: Good or Bad for Surgeons?

Good- Jeff Harr, MD vs Bad- Jessica Yu, MD

February 21, 2011 - No Surgery Grand Rounds - President's Holiday

February 28, 2011
"Integrative Cancer Genomics: From Mouse to Man"
Wael El Rifai, MD PhD; Professor of Surgery & Cancer Biology; Vanderbilt University Medical Center

"Lynch Syndrome is Woefully Under-Recognized - The Solution: A Collaboration Between Surgeons, Pathologists and Genetic Counselors

Dennis Ahnen, MD; Professor of Gastroenterology & Lisen Axell, MS (Cancer Prevention & Control)

March 7, 2011 - Henry Swan Lectureship
"Damage Control Resuscitation: History and Current Status"
David B. Hoyt, MD FACS; Executive Director, American College of Surgeons

Resident Debate - Hypertonic Saline for Resuscitation

Valuable - Angela Gilliam, MD vs Unproven - Max Wohlauer, MD

March 14, 2011
"Management of Complicated Enterocutaneous Fistulas"
Christopher Raeburn, MD; Assistant Professor Surgery - GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery

Resident Debate - The VAC and New-Fangles Strategies for Wound Management

Valuable- James Wood, MD vs Worthless- John James, MD

March 21, 2011
"Surgical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children"
Jacob Langer, MD; Division Head, General Surgery; SickKids Hospital in Toronto

Resident Debate - Which is Better for Ulcerative Colitis?

Straight Pull-Through - Jon Roach, MD vs Ileo-Anal Pouch - Stephanie Jones, MD

March 28, 2011
"Issues in Infection Control"
Michelle Barron, MD; Assistant Professor - Infectious Diseases Division

Resident Debate - Chlorhexidine/Alcohol vs. All Other Skin Preps for Prevention of SSI

Chlorhexidine/Alcohol - Arek Wiktor, MD vs All Others - Joon Lee, MD

April 4, 2011
"Do We Need Radiotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer?"
David Raben, MD; Professor, Radiation Oncology - Cancer Center

Resident Debate - Radiotherapy +- Chemotherapy for Rectal Cancer

Valuable- Shannon Acker, MD vs Overrated- Megan Anderson, MD

April 11, 2011
"Ethical Issues in Perioperative DNR Patients" Jean Abbott, MD MH; Professor Emerita, Emergency Medicine

Resident Debate - "If We Don't Ration Healthcare, the System Will Go Broke"

Yes- Daniela Botolin, MD vs No- Melissa Garrett, MD

April 18, 2011
"Surgical Education in the 21st Century - How to Provide Optimal Feedback and Assessment"
Eva Aagaard, MD; Associate Chair, SOM General Internal Medicine

Resident Debate - "See One, Do One, Teach One"

Valuable- Daine Bennett, MD vs Dangerous- Lisa Foley, MD

April 25, 2011
"A Current Update in Transplantation"
Igal Kam, MD; Professor & Division Head of Transplant Surgery

Michael Zimmerman, MD; Assistant Professor of Transplant Surgery

Resident Debate - "Surgery/RFA, etc. vs. Transplant for Hepatocellular Cancer"

Surgery- Eduardo Gonzalez, MD vs Transplant - Stephen Sharpe, MD

May 2, 2011
Robert McIntyre, Jr., MD; Professor of Surgery - GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery

Eiseman Research Awards - Resident Oral Presentations

Jeff Harr, MD - The Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma is Due to Impaired Initial Thrombin Generation but not Clot Formation or Clot Strength

R. Taylor Ripley, MD -Liver Resection or Ablation for Metastatic Adrenocortical Carcinoma

James Wood, MD - Contemporary Pediatric Splenectomy: Indications, Operative Approaches and Clinical Outcomes

Max Wohlauer, MD - Proteomic Analysis of Human Mesenteric Lymph

May 9, 2011
"Current Approaches to Patients with Thyroid Nodules"
Bryan Haugen, MD; Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Division Head of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes

Resident Debate - "Surgery for Gastrinoma"

Valuable- Lauren Wilson, MD vs Futile - Jeniann Yi, MD

May 16, 2011
"Current Treatment of Common Anorectal Disorders"
Kevin Rothchild, MD; Assistant Professor of Surgery - GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery

Resident Report on International Electives in Surgery


James Cromie, MD; Jeremy Hedges, MD; Franklin Wright, MD

May 23, 2011
"How it is Made: The American Board of Thoracic Surgery Examination"
Mark S. Allen, MD; Professor of Thoracic and General Surgery - Mayo Clinic; Rochester, MN

Resident Debate - "Intentional Limited Resection for Early Stage Lung Cancer"

Pro- Sagar Damle, MD vs Con- Ashok Babu, MD