Grand Rounds, 2011-2012
Department of Surgery

Disclaimer: The information contained within this Grand Rounds Archive is intended for use by physicians and other health care professionals. These documents were prepared by resident physicians for presentation and discussion at conferences held at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. No guarantees are made with respect to accuracy or timeliness of this material. This material should not be used as a basis for treatment decisions, and is not a substitute for professional consultation.

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Editor: Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., MD

August 1, 2011
"Risk Management For Residents and Faculty"
Julie Altmix, Senior Risk Manager; Professional Risk Management
Resident Debate - Management of Common Bile Duct Stones 2011
Endoscopic Radiologic - Shannon Acker, MD vs Surgical - Jeniann Yi, MD

August 8, 2011
"Initial Management of the Injured Patient - Initial Survey" & "Secondary Survey"
Clay Cothren Burlew, MD, FACS Associate Professor; Director, SICU; Program Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Denver Health Medical Center
Tribute to Dr. Ben Eiseman

August 15, 2011
"Shock, Hemodynamics and Monitoring"
Breandan Sullivan, MD - Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Resident Debate - Optimal Drugs for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis: PPIs vs All Others
PPIs- Megan Anderson, MD vs All Others- Lauren Wilson, MD

August 22, 2011
"Non-Invasive Ventilation"
Jason Brainard, MD - Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Resident Debate - Optimal Nutritional Support for the Surgical Patient
Standard Enteral Diet- Daine Bennett, MD vs Specific Amino Acid Enhanced Diet- Camille Stewart, MD

August 29, 2011
"Surviving Sepsis"
Robert McIntyre, Jr., MD - Professor, GI, Tumor & Endocrine Surgery/Medical Director, SICU
Pharmacy & Pre-Procedure Services Presentation:
Managing Anticoagulation Perioperatively and Pradaxa

September 12, 2011
"Airway Management"
Jim Haenel, RRT - Clinical Care Specialist, Department of Surgery - Denver Health Medical Center
"Principles of Mechanical Ventilation"
Jeff Johnson, MD - Associate Professor/Associate Director, Department of Surgery - Denver Health Medical Center

September 19, 2011
"Multimodality Management of Localized Pancreatic Cancer"
Douglas B. Evans, MD - Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin
Resident Debate - Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Respect - Karen Lo, MD vs Observe- Theresa Chin, MD

September 26, 2011 - 7th Annual Alan R. Hopeman Lectureship
"Norman E. Shumway, MD PhD - Visionary, Innovator, Teach & Humorist"
William A. Baumgartner, MD - Professor Cardiac Surgery - Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute
Resident Debate - Transfusion Avoidance Improves Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery
Pro - Sagar Damle, MD vs Con - Ashok Babu, MD

October 3, 2011
"Prevention of Surgical Site Infection"
Walter Biffl, MD FACS - Assistant Director, Patient Quality & Safety - Denver Health Medical Center
Resident Debate - Bowel Preparation for Colon/Rectal Operations
Valuable- Chris Ramos, MD vs Overrated - Kyle Rove, MD

October 10, 2011
"Life Threatening Infections, Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Selection"
Fredric Pieracci, MD MPH - Assistant Professor Surgery, Trauma & Acute Care - Denver Health Medical Center
Resident Debate - Prophylactic Antibiotics in Severe Acute Pancreatitis
Valuable - Eduardo Gonzales, MD vs Overrated - Robert Larke, MD

October 17, 2011
"Fundamentals of Breast Surgery"
Christina Finlayson, MD - Professor and Director, Dianne O'Connor Breast Center
Resident Debate - Mammogram Screening in Women 40-50 Years Old
Valuable- Lisa Foley, MD vs Dangerous - Stephen Sharp, MD

October 31, 2011
"Evolving Treatments for Pancreatic Cancers"
Wells Messersmith, MD - Associate Professor, Medical Oncology
Resident Debate - Radical Resection for Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreatic Head
Valuable - Joon Lee, MD vs Useless - Arek Wiktor, MD

November 14, 2011
"Endovascular Aortic Repair: Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Beyond"
Omid Jazaeri, MD - Assistant Professor, Vascular and Endovascular Therapy
Resident Debate - Pre-Dialysis AVF Placement for ESRD Patients
Valuable - Jon Eun, MD vs Overrated - Miral Sadaria, MD

November 21, 2011
"Getting the GIST of it: Why Molecules Matter to Surgeons"
Martin McCarter, MD - Associate Professor - GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery
Resident Debate - Immunotherapy for Melanoma: Valuable vs. Overrated
Valuable- Marshall Bell, MD vs Overrated- Jessica Yu, MD

December 12, 2011
"Surgical Care of the Geriatric Patient - What Every Surgeon Should Know"
Tom Robinson, MD - Associate Professor and Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center
Resident Debate - Pre-Operative Risk Stratification - Chronologic vs. Physiologic
Chronologic - Seth Tebockhorst, MD vs Physiologic - Kirsten Wennermark, MD

December 19, 2011
Magical Moments in Vascular Surgery
James Chandler, MD - Clinical Professor, Vascular Surgery

January 9, 2012
Bariatric Surgery Update
Jonathan Schoen, MD - Associate Professor, GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery

January 23, 2012 - Henry Swan Lectureship
Changes in Management of Injuries to Liver and Spleen
J. David Richardson, MD - Professor and Vice Chair - University of Louisville SOM
Resident Debate - Surgical Care Improvement Program (SCIP)
Valuable - R. Taylor Ripley, MD vs Overrated - James Wood, MD

January 30, 2012 - John H. and Cynthia H. Schultz Lectureship
The Bariatric Surgical Team: A 25 Year Perspective
Bruce Schirmer, MD - Stephen H. Watts Professor of Surgery, University of VA Health System
Resident Debate - Gastric Bypass for Type II Diabetes in Non-Morbidly Obese Patients
Pro - James Cromie, MD vs Con- Daniel Wu, MD

February 6, 2012
New Developments in Wound Care
Michael J. Schurr, MD - Professor, Burn Surgery
Resident Debate - The Pros and Cons of the Use of Integra
Pros- Matthew Fox, MD vs Cons- Phillip Smith, MD

February 13, 2012
Mesh - Materials, Mechanics and Manufacture
Paul Montero, MD - Assistant Professor, GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery
Resident Debate - Inguinal Hernia: Observations vs. Repair
Observe- Henry Govekar, MD vs Repair- John James, MD

February 27, 2012 - H. James Fox Lectureship
The Underserved World Needs a Few Good General Surgeons
Donald E. Meier, MD - Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery - Texas Tech University
Resident Debate - Surgical Care for the Underserved
Solve U.S. Problems First- Greg Marshall, MD vs Global Focus- Ann Kulungowski, MD

March 5, 2012
The Effect of Smoking on Surgical Outcomes
Csaba Gajdos, MD - Assistant Professor, GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery
Resident Debate - Completion Node Dissection for Sentinel Node Positive Melanoma
Valuable - Rebecca Vogel, MD vs Overrated - Travis Walker, MD

March 12, 2012
Pediatric Plastic Surgery: Scope of Practice, Cleft Surgery, and Flap Reconstruction
Frederic Deleyiannis, MD-Chief, Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery-Children's Hospital CO
An Overview of Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Surgery
Brooke French, MD - Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery - Children's Hospital Colorado

March 19, 2012 - John R. Lilly Memorial Lectureship
Short Gut Syndrome: Surgical Options and Basic Opportunities
Brad W. Warner, MD PhD - Jessie L. Ternberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Resident Debate - A Neonate with NEC and 10cm of Bowel Remaining
Go for the Save- Samiksha Bansal, MD vs Do Nothing- Cindy Tai, MD

March 26, 2012 - Surgery/Anesthesia Joint Grand Rounds
A Practical Approach to Perioperative Pain Management
Matthew Fiegel, MD - Associate Professor, Anesthesia
Resident Debate - Optimal Agents for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis
PPIs- Karen Lo, MD vs All Others- Nicole Nadlonek, MD

April 2, 2012
Treatment Modalities in Colorectal Disease: An Update
Kevin Rothchild, MD - Assistant Professor, Surgery
Resident Debate - Optimal Treatment for Severe Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Conventional - Jeff Harr, MD vs Minimally Invasive - Jessica Yu, MD