July 2016 – June 2018 Geriatrics Grand Rounds listing

July 6, 2016

Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, MD
“Novel Diagnostics and Treatments for Advanced Lung Cancer in 2016- A primer for the non-oncologist”

Jul 13

Kelsey Van Gorkom, PharmD
“Opioid Dependence and Medication-Assisted Treatment”

Jul 20

Rawle Seupal, MD
“An update on Minor Head Trauma in Anti coagulated Elderly Patients”

Jul 27

Christopher T. Westfall, MD
“The Transparency Initiative at UAMS”

Aug 3

Sarawathi Battar, MD
“Leaders Developing Leaders: Geriatrics & Extended Care Programs at Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System”

Aug 10

Caris Talburt Fitzgerald, MD
“Common Geriatric Sleep Disorders”

Aug 17

Emre Vural, MD
“Surgical Management of Non-Cell cutaneous malignancies”

Aug 24

Amanda Novack, MD
“Prosthetic Joint Infections in the Elderly”

Aug 31

Masil George, MD
“Caring for the Older Adult with Memory Loss”

Sept 7

Mohamed Kammel, MD
“Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly”

Sept 14

James Meek, MD
“HCC: Diagnosis, Staging, and Management”

Sept 21

Thomas S. Kiser, MD
“Aging in the Spinal Cord Injured Patient”

Sept 28

Terri R. Cohen, DPM
“Feet Can Last a Lifetime”

Oct 5

Brian Bell, MD – CMO, Arkansas Hospice
“Compassionate Care When it Matters Most: Transforming the Culture of Death and Dying in Arkansas”

Oct 12

Mark Hagemeier, JD
Oct 19


Oct 26

Elisabet Borsheim, MD
“Muscle Protein Metabolism in Older Adults-Role of Protein Intake”

Nov 2

Richard Zraick, MD
“Communication Issues in Alzheimer’s’ Patient”

Nov 9

John Schall, Chief Executive Officer – Caregiver Action Network
“How the Caregiver Experience can Positively Impact the Patient Experience”

Nov 16

Irina Lendel, MD
“Thyroid Dysfunction in Elderly”

Nov 23

GGR Canceled

Nov 30

Rohit Dhall, MD, MSPH – Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
“Parkinson’s Disease Update”

Dec 7

Benjamin Tharian, MD, MRCP, FRACP – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
“What is new in Interventional Endoscopy?”

Dec 14

Mitesh Loita, MD – Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
“Essential Tremors”

Dec 21

Mark Hagemeier, JD – Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
“Implications of Social Media and the Practice of Medicine”

Dec 28

GGR Canceled


January 4, 2017

David A Nelsen, Jr., MD, MS – Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
“CMS 2 Midnight Rule Update & Epic Pearls”

Jan 11

Sheva Chervinskiy, D. O. – Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics
“Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema: Turning Swell into Well”

Jan 18

Jennifer L. Vincenzo, PT, MPH, PhD, CHES, GCS
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, UAMS/Northwest Arkansas Campus
“Postural Control In Older Adults: Impairments and Interventions-More than just not falling”

Jan 25

Mary Katherine (Katie) Kimbrough, MD, FACS – Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Trauma/Critical Care Division
“Trauma in the Elderly”

Feb 1

Larry E. Johnson, MD – Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics
“You Don’t Know Squat about High Blood Pressure”

Feb 8

Ehab Eltahawy, MD, MRCS, FACS – Assistant Program Director and Associate Professor, Medical Director Urology Clinic
“Guidelines Based Management of BPH and LUTS”

Feb 15

Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP – Professor – Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development, Associate Director of Faculty Wellness, Associate Director of Faulty Affairs
“Interprofessional Collaboration: Theory, Evidence and UAMS application”

Ashley Castleberry, PharmD
Cathrin Carithers, PhD

Feb 22

John W. Bracey, MD – Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
“Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly”

Mar 1

Venkata Phani Durvasula, MD – Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology
“Practical Approach to Dizzy and Falls Risk Patient: ENT Perspective”

Mar 8

Larry E. Johnson, MD,  Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics
“If it is new and expensive, it has to be good:  Rat poison and other blood thinners”

Mar 15

Nithin Karakala, MD, Nephrology Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
“Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly”

Mar 22


Mar 29

Janna Hawthorne, Pharm. D., and Emily Ellsworth, Pharm. D. Department of Pharmacy
“Unraveling Unusual Indication”

Apr 5

Manish Joshi, MD, Associate Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine Pulmonary
“Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)”

Apr 12

Jerry McKenzie, MD, Fellow
Evaluation and Management of Common Causes of Shoulder Pain”

Apr 19

Carolyn Mehaffey, MD, Instructor, Department of Neurology
“Late Onset Multiple Sclerosis”

Apr 26

Joseph Bates, MD, MS, Deputy State Health Officer and Chief Science Officer
Arkansas Department of Health
“How Air Pollution in Arkansas Unfavorably Impacts the Public’s Health”

May 3

Sarah Walker, PT, DPT
“Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercises in Managing Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction”

May 10

Jerry McKenzie, MD
“PTSD: A Geriatric Perspective”

May 17
Cancelled due to A.G.S.

May 24

Cody L. Sipe, PhD, Harding University Physical Therapy Program
“Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Dementia”

May 31

Eric Wright, MD
“Surgical Pressure Wound Management”

June 7

Jerry McKenzie, MD
“QI Presentation”

June 14
Cancelled for this date.

June 21

Betty Everett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Complex PTSD in Adults and Geriatric Populations”

June 28

Khaled Khasawneh, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director, UAMS Sleep Program

July 2017 – June 2018

July 5

Speaker:  Leah Tobey, PT, DPT and Gayle Quattlebaum, PT
UAMS Rehabilitation Outpatient Physical Therapist
Topic:  “Optimizing Pelvic Health for the Geriatric Patient”

July 12 – Cancelled

July 19

Speaker:  Brendan Stack, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – HNS
Topic:  “Elevated Calcium”

July 26

Speakers:  Masil George, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Humanities  *  Leah Eisenberg, JD, MA, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Humanities, Ethics Consultant, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS  *  Manisha Singh, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine
Topic:  “Role of Surrogate in Decision Making”

August 2

Speaker:  Ronald Braswell, MD, Acting Chief of Surgery, Staff Ophthalmologist, CAVHS
Topic:  “Ophthalmologic Findings in the Geriatric Population”

August 9

Speaker:  Malek Al-Hawwas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cath Lab Director
Topic:  “Approach to Patients with Lower Extremity Arterial Disease”

August 15

Speaker:  Ruth Thomas, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Topic:  “The Aging Foot”

August 23

Speaker:  Noojan Kazemi, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Topic:  “Emerging Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spine Disorders in the Elderly”

August 30

Speaker:  Regis Renard, MD, MS, FACS, FAAOS, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Topic:  “Geriatric Pelvic Fractures”

September 6

Speaker:  Sami Uwaydat, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Topic:  “Vision Loss in the Geriatric Population”

September 13

Speaker:  Mark Jansen, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Medical Director of UAMS Regional Programs
Topic:  “Psoriasis – A Primary Care Perspective”

September 20 – Cancelled

September 27

Speaker:  Kevin W. Sexton, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Topic:  “Management Strategies for Small Bowel Obstruction in the Elderly”

October 4

Speaker:  Jonathan A. Dranoff, MD, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Chief, Gastroenterology Service, Central Arkansas VAMC
Topic:  “Coffee Consumption and Progression of Cirrhosis”

October 11

Speaker:  Ryan Dare, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Topic:  “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care Facilities”

October 18

Speaker:  Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Topic:  “Esophageal Disorders in the Elderly”

October 25

Speaker:  Paul Edwards, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Topic:  “Hip and Knee Update”

November 1

Speaker:  Lawrence O’Malley, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Topic:  “Injuries and the Aging Athlete”

November 8

Speaker:  Thomas Frazier, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Topic:  “Osteoarthritis of the Hand and Wrist”

November 15

Speaker:  Alissa Kanaana, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – ENT
Topic:  “Management of Nasal Complaints in the Geriatric Population”

November 22 – Cancelled

November 29

Speaker:  Masil George, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics
 “Advanced Care Planning (ACP) – Clinical Procedures and Dementia Billing Codes”

December 6 – Cancelled

December 13

Speaker:  Sanjeeva Reddy Onteddu, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology Stroke Director, Primary Stroke Center, UAMS Medical Director, AR SAVES, Center for Distance Health, UAMS
Topic:  “Stroke in the Elderly”

December 20

Speaker:  Nickolas Zaller, MD, Associate Professor, Department of College of Public Health
Topic:  “Prescription Drug Misuse among Older Adults”

December 27 – Cancelled

January 3

Speaker:  Robert Brech, BS, JD, Attorney, Arkansas Department of Health
Topic:  “A Sensible Solution to the Opioid Epidemic”

January 10

Speaker:  Maneetha Kodali, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Proton Pump Inhibitors:  A Review”

January 17

Speaker:  Steven W. Barger, PhD, Professor, COM Geriatric Research
Topic:  “Connections of Alzheimer’s Disease to Diabetic Phenomena”

January 24

Speaker:  Antonio Howard, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Topic:  “Principles for the Non-Operative Management of Degenerative Arthropathy”

January 31

Speaker:  Muhammad Shabbir Yusuf, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia”

February 7

Speaker:  Jasmine Brathwaite, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Alisa Spellmann, APN, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “Evaluation and Management of the Vulnerable Elder”

February 14

Speaker:  Brendan Stack, MD, FACS, FACE, Professor, COM Otolaryngology
Topic:  “Thyroid Surgery in the Elderly”

February 21

Speaker:  Lisa Hutchison, PharmD, Professor, College of Pharmacy
Topic:  “Drug-Drug Interactions: Why do they still happen?”

February 28

Speaker:  Peter Goulden, MD, Assistant Professor, UAMS Diabetes Program Director, Service Line Lead for Endocrinology
Topic:  “Advances in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes”

March 7

Speaker:  Mark Pippenger, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, COM Department of Neurology
Topic:  “Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia”

March 14

Speaker:  Robert R. Wolfe, PhD, Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “Protein Metabolism in Critical Illness”

March 21

Speaker:  Robert J. Reis, PhD, Professor, Department of Geriatrics Research
Topic:  “Roles of Protein Aggregation in Age-Progressive Diseases”

March 28

Speaker:  Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD, Medical Director, Immunizations, Medical Advisor, Health Literacy, Arkansas Department of Health
Topic:  “Aging and Immunity: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults”

April 4

Speakers:  Kimberly Garner, MD, Associate Director of Education and Evaluation for Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Lana Brown, PhD, Associate Director of Education and Evaluation, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVH)
Topic:  “Innovative Geriatric Outreach”

April 11

Speaker:  Maneetha Kodali, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Understanding and Managing Insomnia in the Elderly”

April 18

Speaker:  Syed Danish Hasan, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Oral and Non-Insulin Type-2 Diabetes Therapy”

April 25

Speaker:  Muhammad Shabbir Yusuf, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Inflammatory Bowel Disease”

May 1

Speaker:  Nasim A. Khan, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Staff Physician, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS)
Topic:  “Gout: Advances and Challenges”

May 8

Speakers:  John K. Jones, MD, DMD, Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Delta Dental Foundation Oral Health Clinic (UAMS)
Joshua Farr, DDS, General Practice Residency, Center for Dental Education
Topic:  “Oral Health Considerations in the Geriatric Population”

May 15

Speakers:  Steven E. Boone, PhD, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs Administration
Laura Smith-Olinde, PhD, Associate Professor, AA Teaching & Learning
Topic:  “Recognizing and Treating Hearing Loss in Older Adults with Dementia”

May 22

Speaker:  Masil George, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “POLST- Understanding Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment in Arkansas”

May 29

Speaker:  Jonathan A. Laryea, MD, FACS, FASCRS, FWACS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, and Chief, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Topic:  “Constipation in Older Adults”

June 5

Speakers:  Maneetha Kodali, MD and Dr. Muhammad “Shabbir” Yusuf, MD, Fellows
Topic:  “Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Home”

June 12

Speaker:  Kimberly Garner, MD, GRECC Associate Director for Education Evaluation
Topic:  “Surrogate Decision Making”

June 19

Speaker:  Meredith Stefanik, PharmD, Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy
Topic:  “2018 AGS Beers Criteria Update & Impact of a Best Practice Advisory on Prescribing Habits of Selected Beers Criteria Medications”

June 26

Speaker:  Bruno Machado, Instructor, Department of Urology
Topic:  “Erectile Dysfunction from the Past to the Future”

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