2014 Grand Rounds

Surgical Grand Rounds are conducted on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:15 A.M. in the 4th floor Old Clinic auditorium.

Upcoming Grand Rounds Presentation (.pdf)

Grand Rounds Disclosure Agreement (.ppt) (needs to be first and last slide for speaker)



Felicia Williams, MD
NC Jaycee Burn Center

The Evolution of Burns and the Burn Surgeon: Looking Beyond Skin Grafting


Ashish Jain, MD
General Surgery Resident

Raeshell Sweeting, MD
General Surgery Resident

Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation: Discrepancies in Organ Allocation




No Grand Rounds


Thanksgiving Break


Mock Orals

Special Presentation

Colin G. Thomas Jr., MD: His Impact on The University of North Carolina

Todd Baron, MD
Division of GI and Hepatology

Frontiers of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

William A. Fischer II, MD
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

The Struggle to Contain Ebola- From Outbreak to Epidemic

Clara Lee, MD
Plastic Surgery

Decision Making about Breast Cancer Treatments

Chris Tignanelli, MD
General Surgery Resident

Trista Reid, MD

General Surgery Residents

Sedation in the ICU

Lynn Damitz, MD
Plastic Surgery

Innovations in Urogenital Neurosensory Assessment and its Clinical Implications

Chris Tignanelli, MD
General Surgery Resident

Nicole Lopez, MD

General Surgery Resident

Arun Ganesh, MD

Anesthesiology Resident

Joint Anesthesia and Department of Surgery Interdisciplinary M&M Conference

David Van Duin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor or Infectious Diseases

Anne Lachiewicz, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases

Infections in Burn Patients

Michael Philips, MD
UNC School of Medicine

Ashok Venkataraman, MD
UNC School of Medicine

Is Resection Necessary?

Open vs Thorascopic


Richard J. Ohye, MD
Professor of Cardiac Surgery at University of Michigan

Lesson Learned from Running the Multi-Center Randomized Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial

Chris Dekaney, PhD
UNC School of Medicine

Intestinal Stem Cell Biology during Epithelial Repair

HJ Kim, MD
Division Chief, Surgical Oncology
UNC School of Medicine

Making Sense of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms

Krista Evans, MD
General Surgery Chief Resident

Laura Boschini, MD
General Surgery Resident

Changes in Management of Diverticulitis

Sasha Adams, MD

Surgery in the Elderly: Adjustments in Evaluation and Care

Andy C. Kiser, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Launch Out into the Deep: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Surgery

Nancy Klauber-DeMore, MD
Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncology

A Decade's Worth Pursuit of Target Discovery, Validation and Drug Development

Sang II Lee, MD
Division Of Pediatric Surgery

The Evolution of Wilms Tumor Management

Kirk Caddell, MD
General Surgery Resident

Javeria Qureshi, MD
General Surgery Resident

Gastric Cancer Surgical Management

Gastric Cancer Systemic Therapy

Dominika L. James, MD
Department of Anesthesiology

The Basics of Perioperative Pain Management

Raeshell Sweeting, MD
General Surgery

Interdisciplinary M&M Conference in Trauma/General Surgery
6/18/2014 C. Scott Hultman, MD, MBA
Program Director and Chief of Plastic Surgery
Far Away, So Close: Successful Reduction of Hospital-Associated Infections in Burn Patients
6/11/2014 Awards Presentation
6/4/2014 Mock Orals

Laura Boschini, MD
Michael Phillips, MD
Jennifer Samples, MD
Christopher Tiganelli, MD

General Surgery Residents

Research Updates and Current Works in Progress

Christopher Tignanelli, MD
General Surgery Resident

Genevieve Embree, MD
Preventative Medicine

UNC Hospital Interdisciplinary M&M Conference


Nicole Chaumont, MD
General Surgery Resident

Emily Fontenot, MD
General Surgery Chief Resident

Nonsurgical Treatment of Appendiceal Abscess or Phlegmon

Screening for Breast Cancer: US Preventative Task Force Recommendations


Benjamin F. Calvo, MD
Chief of Surgical Oncology

Rectal Cancer Treatment and Research at UNC


Michael F. Szwerc, MD
Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Leigh Valley Health Network

Utilizing Robotic Technology to Improve the Options for Minimally Invasive Lung, Esophageal, and Mediastinal Surgery


David B. Peden, MD, MS
Chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology Rheumatology, and Infectious Diseases

When Smoke Gets in Your Lungs: From Air Pollution to Smoke Inhalation


Megan Fuller, MD
General Surgery Chief Resident

Effect of Who Checklists on In-Hospital Mortality


Bruce A. Cairns, MD
Director, NC Jaycee Burn Center

Julia Malik, Laurel Kartchner, Brandon Linz
Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Students

Immune Dysfunction Following Burn Injury: Use of Animal Models to Elucidate Alterations in the Immune System


Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at UNC

Time Makes a Difference to Everyone, Everywhere: Critical Opportunities in Emergency Care


Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD
Director, Critical Care Resuscitation Unit in Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland's Critical Care Resuscitation: High Quality Multi-Specialty Care for Critically Ill Patients with Immediate Need for Transfers to an Academic Center


Scott Moore, MD
Sumayah Hargette, MD

General Surgery Residents

Long Term Effects of ASA on Colorectal Cancer

Treatment Options for Graves Disease


Lawrence T. Kim, MD, FACS
UNC Surgical Oncology

The Thyroid Nodule and Thyroid Cancer: Update in Diagnosis and Management

Booker T. King, MD, FACS
Director, US Army Institute Surgical Burn Center
Fort Sam Houston, TX

The Spectrum of Combat Casualty Care

American College of Surgeons Surgical Health Care Quality Forum



Jessica Pretti, MD
Sumayah Hargette, MD
General Surgery Residents

Effect of Stitch Length on Wound Complications

Treatment Options for Graves Disease


Michelle C. Roughton, MD
Director of Microsurgery
UNC School of Medicine

Advances in Breast Reconstruction

William T. Adamson, MD
Divison Chief, Pediatric Surgery
UNC School of Medicine

Massive Transfusion Protocols: From the Battlefield to EPIC

Benjamin E. Haithcock, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Evaluation of the Pulmonary Nodule

Ashok Venkatarman, MD
General Surgery Resident

Biliary Tract Disease and Pregnancy


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Reza Rahbar, MD

Division of GI Surgery