July 2018 – June 2019 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”

December 18

Speaker:  Kimberly Garner, MD, Associate Director of Education and Evaluation for GRECC
Topic:  “Palliative Care Pain Management in the Mature Adults”

January 8

Speaker:  Sara C. Shalin, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Dermatology
Topic:  “Skin Cancer in the Elderly”

January 15

Speaker:  Seth Mark Berney, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Chief, Div. of Rheumatology
Topic:  “Introduction to Rheumatology and RA/OA”

January 22

Speaker:  Mark Brody, MD, Founder & Primary Investigator, Brain Matters Research, Delray Beach, Florida
Topic:  “Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease:  Inside and Outside the Box”

January 29

Speaker:  Mustafa Rayaz, DO, Geriatric Fellow
Topic:  “Malnutrition in the Elderly Population”

February 5, 2019

Speaker:  Rohit Dhall, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Neurology
Topic:  “How to Differentiate Tremors Clinically and their Management”

February 12, 2019

Speaker:  Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK), MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Evaluation of Memory Loss in Elderly”

February 19, 2019

Speaker:  Carrie Hyde, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of IM, Division of Palliative Medicine
Topic:  “Hospice and Palliative Care for Non-Cancer Diagnoses”

February 26, 2019

Speaker:  Erona Reza, MD, Geriatric Fellow
Topic:  “Cardiovascular Risk Assessment – Is there any tool available for Geriatric population?”

March 5, 2019

Speaker:  Payal Patel, MD, Geriatric Fellow
Topic:  “To urinate or not to urinate:  that is the problem”

March 12, 2019

Speaker:  Ryan Porter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Topic:  “Current challenges to the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis:  a basic science perspective”

March 19, 2019

Speaker:  Elena Ambrogini, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrinology
Topic:  “Thyroid Disease in the Elderly”

March 26, 2019

Speaker:  Benjamin Tharian, MD, MRCP, Assistant Professor, Dept. of IM, Div. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Topic: “IBD Management in the Elderly Population”

April 02, 2019

Speaker:  Erona Reza, MD, Geriatric Fellow
Topic: “Delirium -The Giant D of Geriatrics”

April 09, 2019

Speaker:  Ghulam Ishaq Khan, MD, Fellow
Topic: “Dehydration in Elderly”

April 16, 2019

Speaker:  Gloria Richard-Davis, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Topic: “Culinary Medicine”

April 23, 2019

Speaker:  Payal Patel, MD, Geriatric Fellow
Topic: “Essentials of Primary Osteoporosis”

April 23, 2019


May 7, 2019

Speaker:  Larry E. Johnson, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic: “Everything You Know Is Wrong:  Controversies in the Management of Hypertension in Older Adults”

May 14, 2019

Speaker:  Mustafa Rayaz, MD, Geriatric Fellow
Topic: “Management of Aneurysms with Complications in Nonagenarians:  Two Patient Cases from a PCP’s Perspective”

May 21, 2019

Speaker:  Chelsea Wakefield, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Topic: “Relationship as a Path of Growth”

May 28, 2019

Speaker:  Jessica Stovall, MD, Resident, College of Medicine
Topic: “APA Guidelines Review:  Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia”

June 4, 2019


June 11, 2019

Speakers:  Ghulam Khan, MD; Payal Patel, MD; Mustafa Rayaz, MD; Erona Reza, MD, Geriatric Fellows
Topic: “Educating elderly adults on the adverse effects of Opioids-A QI Project”

June 18, 2019


June 25, 2019

Speakers:  Kristin Zorn, MD, Associate Professor, COM OB & GYN Gynecologic Oncology
Topic: “The Role of Cancer Genetic Testing in Geriatric Patients”