Geriatrics Grand Rounds


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  
Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
Grand Rounds Schedule

Where:  UAMS Reynolds
Institute on Aging Building,
Ground/1st Floor
Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium

When:  Tuesdays
12:00 – 1:00 pm

July 2018 – June 2019

July 2

Speaker:  Jerad M. Gardner, MD, Associate Professor, Pathology and Dermatology
Topic:  “Why Physicians Should Use Social Media”

July 10

Speaker:  Stephen C. Sorsby, MD, MHA, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
 “Benefits of OSA Treatment in the Geriatric Population”

July 17

Speaker:  Priya Mendiratta, MD
 “Geriatric Educational Programs Overview and Update:  Nuts and Bolts on Accessing Educational Material”

July 24

Speaker:  Kalpana Padala, MD, Assistant Professor, Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
 “Cholinesterase Inhibitors:  To Stop or Not to Stop”

July 31

Speaker:  Esther Teo, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Surgery Burn Surgery
 “Burns in the Geriatric Population”

August 7

Speaker:  Jawahar (Jay) Mehta, MD, PhD, Professor, COM Internal Medicine Cardiology
 “Can we prevent heart disease?  If yes, how?”

August 14

Speaker:  Kalpana Padala, MD, Assistant Professor, Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “Executive Function Matters:  Brain and Beyond”

August 21

Speaker:  Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic
Topic:  “Hip & Knee Arthritis:  When is it time to consider a replacement?”

August 28

Speaker:  Mohamed Kamel, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Urology
Topic:  “Management of Incidental Small Renal Masses in the Geriatric Population”

September 4

Speaker:  Samuel C. Overley, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Topic:  “Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy”

September 11

Speaker:  Heejung Choi, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Department of Anesthesiology
Topic:  “Innovations in Pain Medicine:  Interventional Management of Back Pain”

September 18

Speaker:  Sue T. Griffin, PhD, Professor, COM Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “Neurodegenerative Diseases, Inflammation, and the Bad and Possibly Good of the Apoe4 Gene”

September 25

Speaker:  Sara Swathy Battar, MD, Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service
Topic:  “Medication Deprescribing: “Making medications work for you and not against you”

October 2

Speaker:  Purushottam Thapa, MD, Professor, COM PSY PRI
Topic:  “Are we human beings or human doings?”

October 9

Speaker:  Sanjay Maraboyina, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Radiation Oncology
Topic:  “Radiation Therapy in the Geriatric Oncology Patient”

October 16

Speaker:  Gohar Azhar, MD, Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “The Wrinkling of the Century: under the microscope and beyond”

October 23

Speaker:  Prasad Padala, MD, Associate Director, Clinical, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)
Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Topic:  “Management of Agitation and Irritability in Alzheimer’s Dementia”

October 30

Speaker:  Analiz Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Dept. of Neurosurgery
Topic:  “Considerations for the Geriatric Surgical Oncology Patient”

November 6

Speaker:  William Ventres, MD, MA, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Topic:  “Toward a Pedagogy of Dying:  Educating Patients about Life and the End of Life”

November 13

Speaker:  Manisha Singh, MD, FASN, Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine
Topic:  “Chronic Kidney Disease:  An Overview for Geriatrics”

December 4

Speaker:  Sushma Bhusal, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Transplant, Department of Medicine
Topic:  “Renal Transplant and Elderly:  How old is too old?”

December 11

Speaker:  Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, MPH, FAAFD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology
Topic:  “Diabetes Prevention Program for Older Adults”


Click here for July 2016 – June 2018 Geriatrics Grand Rounds listing