Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. location is in
The Hamilton Bldg., Connelly Auditorium 1025 Locust Street

January 2 -- Happy New Year!!!

No Grand Rounds

January 9 -Public Behavioral Health System Updates

Chris Tjoa MD
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Adult Services
Community Behavioral Health

January 16 - Medication Assisted Treatment

Abigail Kay MD
Associate Dean
Academic Affairs & Undergraduate Medical Education
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

January 23 - Medical Marijuana

Nathan Lee
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

January 30 - TBD

December 5 - Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy- Adding Acid in the Mix*

Tsung Wai Aw MD
PGY4 Chief Resident
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Anthony Thomas, MD
PGY4 Resident
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

December 12 - Threat Assessment on College Campuses*

Jamie Hagenbaugh PsyD
Psychologist, Student Personal Counseling Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

*** Herbut Auditorium, College Building, Ground Floor, 1025 Walnut Street ***

**December 19 - Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

Daniel Kremens MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Neurology

December 26 - No Presentation, Happy Holiday

November 7 - Psychiatry, a History: From Demons to Disorders *

Daniel Helman MD and Leah Jones MD
Residents - PGY4
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

November 14 - Twenty Years Later: What have we learned about the use of psychotropic medications in preschoolers*

Gail A. Edelsohn, MD, MSPH
Senior Medical Director, Quality
Community Care Behavior Health Organization

November 21 - No presentation, Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28 - Complicated Cases: Inpatient Headache Psychiatry*

Lex Denysenko, MD, FACLP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Clinical Psychiatrist, Neurology
Jefferson Headache Center

October 3 - Update on Alzheimer's Disease and Preventing Cognitive Decline*

Barry Rovner MD
Professor, Departments of Neurolgy, Psychiatry and Ophthalmogy

October 10 - Burnout, Depression, & Suicide: Our Patients & Ourselves*

George M. Wohlreich MD MA DSc (Hon) FCPP
President & CEO
The Thomas W. Langfitt Chair
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

October 17 - Twelfth Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis and the 21st Century: Its Ongoing Contribution to Patients in a Medical Setting

Julian Stern MD
Director of Adult and Forensic Services
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
(Akhtar-Brenner Lecture 11:00-12:30)

October 24 - Update on Sleep Medicine

Karl Doghramji MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Medicine
Medical Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center
Program Director, Fellowshio in Sleep Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

October 31 - International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in the U.S.: Adding Diversity to Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Cosuelo C. Cagande MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Psychiatry and Human Behavior

September 5 - Home: Deconstructing its Psychoanalytic Furniture

Salman Akhtar MD
Director of Psychotherapy and Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street Ground Floor, Connely Auditorium

September 12 - Psychological Needs of Suicidal Individual*

Matthew Wintersteen PhD
Director of Research, Division of Child & Adult Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

September 19 - No Grand Rounds- Yom Kippur

September 26 - Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia*

Justin Faden DO
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Residency Training Director
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

June 6 - Stages of Drug Development through Approval and Beyond Through Biostatisticians' Eyes*

Warren Bilker, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

June 13 - Basics of Couples Therapy Interventions

Steven Treat, DMin
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Interventions
CEO Emeritus, Council for Relationships
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior  

End of academic year; next grand rounds September 2018

May 2 - Alcohol-Induced Parasomnias - Located JAH Room 407

Theodora A Fynn, MD and Kathy A Tran, DO
Sleep Medicine Fellows
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

May 9 - No Grand Rounds - APA Annual Meeting, New York City

May 16 - Opioid Addiction in an Integrated Health System*

Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD
Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

May 2 - Coming Out by Coming In: Supporting Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth*

Zachariah Pranckun, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Child and Adolescent
Department of Psycahitry and Human Behavior

May 31 - They Say I Did What? The Forensic Case of Criminal Geriatric Defendant*

Solange Margery, MD
Assistant Professor
Forensic and Inpatient Psychaitry
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

April 4 Adult Outpatient Service Clinical Presentation

                Talking of Religion: Some Clinical Considerations*
                Gregory Giuliano DO (PGY4 Resident), Tsung- Wai Aw MD(PGY 3 Resident), Jacob                 Harel MD (PGY3 Resident), Daniel Helman MD (PGY 3 Resident)
                Salman Akhtar MD, Professor, Director of Psychotherapy Training
                Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

April 11 Autism: Clinical Challenges at Each Developmental Stage

 Sara Hong MD
 Child and Adolescent Fellow
 Department of Psychaitry and Human Behavior
 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

April 18 Annual Albert M. Biele Memorial Lecture - The U.S. Opioid Crisis = Solutions*

  Wilson M Compton, MD, MPE
  Deputy Director
  National Institute on Drug Abuse
  National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

April 25 No Grand Rounds - Residents and Fellows will be off-site at their Retreat

March 7 Rescheduled due to weather

March 14 Tactics to Diagnose Dementia with Lewy Bodies: 1% Inspiration & 99% Biomarkers

Carol F Lippa MD
Professor of Neuology
Director, Cognitive Disorders and Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disese Center
Farber Institute for Neuroscience
Department of Neurology

March 21 Harnessing the Power of Liaison*

Lynne Boone, DO and Jennifer Cannon, DO
Psychosomatic Medicine Fellows
Department of Psychiatry andHuman Behavior

March 28 Update on Understanding & Treating Eating Disorders

Rebecca Newman, MSW LCSW
Social Worker
Department of Psychiatryand Human Behavior

February 7        Treatment of Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy and Postpartum

Donna Sudak MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Training (interum)
Director of Psychotherapy Training
Department of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine

February 14       Adults with ADHD: Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Management

                          Anthony Rostain MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Medical Director, Penn Behavioral Health Adult ADHD Treatment & Research
                          Director, Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Program
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

February 21       When Obtaining Consent to Treat Minors Gets Complicated: Understanding the Mental Health Law Through Difficult Cases Examples*

Margaret Yesalavage DO
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

February 28        Cutting Edge Psychodynamic Therapy

Richard F Summers, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Senior Residency Advisor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

January 3 - No Grand Rounds - Happy New Year!

January 10 - Genetics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Andrew Weller MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior     

January 17 - Treatment of Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy and Postpartum

Tal Weinberger, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Adult Outpatient and Psychopharmalogical Services
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

January 24 - My Body Betrays Me: Clinical Perspectives on Common Dysmorphias

Steven Gordon, MD - PGY4
Daniel Neff, MD - Chief Resident PGY4

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

January 31 - The Benefits of Combining Long-Term Group Therapy and Psychoanalytic Treatment

Andrew Smolar MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Temple University School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University

Ann Eichen PhD
Psychologist/Psychoanalyst, Private Practice – Wynnewood, PA
Faculty, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatr
Temple University School of Medicine

*Grand Rounds presentations that satisfy the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine MCARE Act CME requirements for patient safety are marked with an asterisks.

Sidney Kimmell Medical College (SKMC of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Jefferson Medical College designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All lecturing faculty are from SKMC unless otherwise noted.

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