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Grand Rounds Schedule (August 2018 - February 2019)
August 2018 CME Calendar



CME Session Videos

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: Ashwin Jaikishen, MD (June 05, 2018)

Orthopedic Consultations: Joseph Finstein, MD (May 29, 2018)

Shared Decision Making: Kenneth Smith, MD (May 15, 2018)

Hypertension Management: Pedro Romaguera, MD (May 08, 2018)

Medicolegal Aspects in Management of Pediatrics and Adolescents: Stephen M. Pizzo, Attorney at Law, Blue Williams, L.L.P., Geri F. Cook, and Anita Arnold, LAMMICO (May 01, 2018)

Interesting Cases in CVT Surgery: Harry Roach, MD (April 17, 2018)

Hypothyroid Issues: Escipion Pedroza, MD (April 10, 2018)

Interaction of Chaplains and the Healthcare Team: Layne Mistretta, RN (April 03, 2018)

HPV-Related Disease and Anal Cancer: Michael Hagensee, MD (March 27, 2018)

Recent Changes to Opioid Prescribing Laws: Warren Rivera, LSBME (March 20, 2018)

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and Lung Cancer: Michael Brothers, MD (March 13, 2018)

Genital Skin Diseases: Andrea Murina, MD, Tulane (March 06, 2018)

Interventional Radiology at EJGH: Benjamin Henderson, MD (February 27, 2018)

Cardiac CT: Applications and Indications: Robert C. Hendel, MD, Tulane (February 20, 2018)

Short and Long-Term Complications of Transplantation: Mary Killackey, MD, Tulane (February 06, 2018)

To Close or Not to Close a Patient Foramen Ovale: Fortune Dugan, MD (January 30, 2018)

Opioid Epidemic and Addiction Involving the Use of Opioids: A. Kenison Roy, MD (January 23, 2018)

Iron: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late: Marc J. Kahn, MD, Tulane (January 16, 2018)

2018 Quality Agenda: Ruby Brewer, RN, EJGH (January 09, 2018)

Management of Cutaneous Melanoma: John B. Hammer, MD, Tulane (December 19, 2017)

Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery: Joseph F. Buell, MD, Tulane (December 12, 2017)

Advanced Endoscopy Bariatric Surgery and Esophageal Cancer: Christopher DuCoin, MD, MPH, Assistance Professor of Clinical Surgery, Tulane University Medical Center (November 14, 2017)

Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastasis: Hoonbae Jeon, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director, Live Transplant Program, Tulane University Medical Center (November 07, 2017)

Sepsis and Best Practices: Rebecca Schroll, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Tulane University Medical Center (October 31, 2017)

Anatomic Basis of Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: Alan Stolier, MD (October 24, 2017)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Zhen Jiao, MD (October 17, 2017)

Update on Headache Management: Enrique Segura, MD (October 03, 2017)

State of the Art Imaging of the Prostate: Puneet Singha, MD (September 26, 2017)

Cardiac Rehab Update: Gary Menszer, MD (September 19, 2017)

Gout: Accuracy in Diagnosis and Success in Treatment: Joseph Biundo, MD (September 12, 2017)

Glaucoma Update: John Boyle, MD (September 05, 2017)

Surviving Sepsis: Thomas Nuttli, MD (August 29, 2017)

Diabetes Management Update: Alan Yager, MD (August 22, 2017)

Early Detection and Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease: Luis Arencibia, MD (August 15, 2017)

Evidence-Based Research Presentations - Session 2: Jeanne Gorrondona, Paula Alford-Estrade, Melissa Daigle, Christina Hoppe, Victoria Johnson, Krystal Raphael (August 08, 2017)

Evidence-Based Research Presentations - Session 1: Marisa Morton, Christina Hoppe, Bridget Boogaerts, Karen Vedrenne, Carmela Parfait (August 01, 2017)

Withdrawal of Life Support: Kenneth Smith, MD (July 25, 2017)

Radiology Update: 2017 Breast Screening Guidelines, Cardiac MR, Cervical Carotid Imaging: Mary Beth Lobrano, MD, Charles Sandoz, MD, and John Joslyn, MD (July 18, 2017)

Atrial Fibrillation: A Preventable Disease: James McKinnie, MD (June 27, 2017)

Ultra-High Radiofrequency Epidural Nerve Stimulation for Pain Control: Joseph Crapanzano, MD (June 20, 2017)

Biofire Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) System & Importance of Antimicrobial Stewardship, the Role of Rapid Diagnostics with Case Presentations: George Karam, MD, LSU & John DePaula, MD, EJGH (June 13, 2017)

Zika Virus in Pregnancy: Stephen Champlin, MD (June 06, 2017)

Management of Thromboembolic Disease: Todd Engelhardt, MD (May 30, 2017)

Movement Disorders: Brian Peterson, MD (May 23, 2017)

Gastrointestinal Mobility Disorders: Tejas Godiwala, MD (May 16, 2017)

Managemnt of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Mark Marino, MD (May 9, 2017)

Pituitary and Sella Tumors: Ricky Medel, MD (March 7, 2017)

Compression Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity: Carol Meyer, MD (Janary 31, 2017)

Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery: Fortune Dugan, MD (Janary 24, 2017)

Metastatic Spine Disease: Manish Singh, MD (Janary 17, 2017)

MACRA/MIPS Overview: Mike Schweitzer, MD (Janary 10, 2017)

PSA: To Screen or Not to Screen: Walter Levy, MD (November 1, 2016)

Management of Thombocytopenia: Rabia Cattie, MD (October 25, 2016)

Heart Failure Management: Fortune Dugan, MD (October 18, 2016)

Basal/Bolus Administration of Insulin in Hospital Setting: Harold Miller, MD (October 11, 2016)

Supportive/Palliative Care Update: Kenneth Smith, MD (October 04, 2016)

Acute Monoarticular Arthritis: John Nitsche, MD (September 20, 2016)

Common Musculoskeletal Problems of the Upper Extremity: Tendinitis and Bursitis: Joseph Biundo, MD (September 13, 2016)

Human Papilloma Virus Associated with Head and Neck Cancer: Paul Spring, MD (September 06, 2016)

Tissue Engineering:  Frank Lau, MD, LSU (August 30, 2016)

Repolarization Syndrome: James McKinnie, MD (August 23, 2016)

Zika: What We Need to Know: Lisa Hickey, RN and Dana Schmitt, RN, EJGH Women and Newborn Services (August 16, 2016)

Benefits of Update on Sepsis Management: Dr. John DePaula, MD and Courtney Merwin, Quality Management (July 12, 2016)

Benefits of New Rapid Clinical Decision (Observation) Unit: Dr. Arencibia (May 3, 2016)

Infectious Disease Order Sets: Dr. DePaula (March 22, 2016)

Current Trends of Hyperlipidemia: Michael Hulin, MD (October 27, 2015)

Current Management of Hypertension: Michael Hulin, MD (October 20, 2015)

HEDIS-MRA-PQRS: Understanding Complexity of Office Coding: Kiran Zaveri, MD (October 13, 2015)

Review of Thyroid Disorders: Miguel Rivera, MD (October 6, 2015)

Integrative Oncology Update: Ashish Udhrain, MD (September 29, 2015)

Management of Sickle Cell Disease : Robert Veith, MD (September 15, 2015)

Surgical Approach to Hiatal Hernia and Reflux: Brian Creely, MD (September 8, 2015)

Virtual Surgical Planning: Hugo St. Hilare, MD, Professor, Plastic Surgery, LSU (September 1, 2015)

Obesity Management: Pedro Romaguera, MD (August 25, 2015)

Resuscitation Status Revisited: Kenneth Smith, MD (August 18, 2015)

Management of Thyroid Cancer: Paul Spring, MD (August 11, 2015)

Hand Injuries in the Athlete: Nicholas Pappas, III, MD (August 4, 2015)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Limb Salvage: Henry Pretus, MD (July 28, 2015)

General Foot Pathology: Cyril Scully, DPM (July 21, 2015)

Patient Outcomes with Robotically Assisted Sacrocolpopexy: Ahmed Bedestani, MD (July 14, 2015)

Memory Loss: Brian Peterson, MD (July 7, 2015)

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: 2015: James McKinnie, MD (June 30, 2015)

Overview and Update of ICD10 Coding for Physicians: Ashanti Dhar, MD, Cerner (June 23, 2015)

Novel Interventions for Aortic Stenosis: James Perrien, MD (June 16, 2015)

Management of Chronic Sinusitis: Michael Hickham (June 9, 2015)

Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke: Aaron Dumont, MD (June 2, 2015)

EJGH Patient Blood Management Initiative: Francis “Bobby Rodwig, Jr., MD (May 26, 2015)

Controversy and New Ideas in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Matthew Schuette, MD (May 19, 2015)

Parasitic Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Stephen Champlin, MD (May 12, 2015)

Eosinophillic Esophagitis: Tejas Godiwala, MD (May 5, 2015)

Virtual Maxillofacial Reconstruction: Roger Vitter, DDS (April 28, 2015)

Novel Anticoagulants: Fortune Dugan, MD (April 21, 2015)

Sjogren’s Syndrome: Joseph Biundo, MD (April 14, 2015)

Pancreatic Cysts: Christopher Barrilleaux, MD (04/07/2015)

Procalcitonin and Sepsis: Barry Sartin, MD (03/31/2015) 

Diverticular Disease Management: Sean Mayfield, MD (03/24/2015)

Advances in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Thomas “Trey” Sands, MD (03/17/2015)

End-of-Life/Hospice Considerations for Heart Failure Patients and Outpatient Heart Failure Management: Kenneth Smith, MD and Sabrina M. White, DNP, MSN, Heart Failure Clinic Nurse Practitioner, EJGH (03/10/2015)

Antinuclear Antibodies and Rheumatoid Factor: John Nitsche, MD (02/24/2015)

The Hybrid Suite: Tod Engelhardt, MD (February 10, 2015)

Ventilator Management for Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome [ARDS]: Ben deBoisblanc, MD, LSU Health Sciences Center (February 3, 2015)

An Overview of Multidrug Resistant Gram Negative Organisms caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases and Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase: John DePaula, MD (January 27, 2015)

Metabolic Workup of Stones: Jill Lindberg, MD (January 20, 2015)

Advances in Breast Cancer Detection: Digital Tomosynthesis: Mary Lobrano, MD (01/13/2015)

Quality Update: Ruby Brewer, RN, Chief Quality Officer, EJGH (01/06/2015)

Gout Management: Louis Perdue, MD (12/09/2014)

Bone Densitometry in the Diagnosis for Osteoporosis: Walter Eversmeyer, MD (12/02/2014)

Current Trends in Influenza: Raoult Ratard, MD, Ph.D. (11/18/2014)

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer: Paul Monsour, MD (11/11/2014)

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Thomas Nuttli, MD (11/04/2014)

Hormone Replacement Therapy – Leonard Kancher, MD (October 28, 2014)

Ebola Update with Demonstration – Eric Ehrensing, MD, Infectious Diseases and Layne Mistretta, RN (October 21, 2014)

Acute Coronary Syndrome – David Snyder, MD (October 14, 2014)

Pediatric Dentistry - Jason Parker, DDS (September 30, 2014)

Thrombocytopenia - Vipul Bhanderi, MD (September 23, 2014)

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis and Med CPU - Luis Arencibia, MD (September 16, 2014)

Endoscopic Ultrasound: Brett Hymel, MD (September 9, 2014)

Interpretation Endocrine Lab Values: Joseph Murray, MD (September 2, 2014)

Mitral Valve Regurgitation: Fortune Dugan, MD (August 26, 2014)

Discharge Med Reg Changes – Kristie McConnell, IT-Cerner (August 19, 2014)

Different Faces of Anemia – Leslie Meng, MD (August 19, 2014)

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fevers Update – Eric Ehrensing, MD (August 12, 2014)

Futile Care Policy LaPOST: Kenneth Smith, MD (July 29, 2014)

Erectile Dysfunction – Walter Levy, MD (July 15, 2014)

Laboratory Diagnosis of Rheumatic Disease – Joseph Biundo, MD (July 8, 2014)

Epilepsy – Archie Melcher, MD (July 1, 2014)

Updated Guidelines on Sepsis and Goal-Directed Therapy - David Pollet, MD (June 17, 2014)

Low Outlet Obstruction - Ahmet Bedestani, MD (June 10, 2014)

GERD - Ryan Jacob, MD (June 3, 2014)

Current Treatment Trends for Atrial Fibrillation - James McKinnie, MD (May 27, 2014)

Acute Stroke Management - Donald Adams, MD (April 1, 2014)

Hepatitis C Update - Tejas Godiwala, MD (Apirl 8, 2014)

Malpractice Litigation - Joseph S. Piacun, JD, Gennusa Law Firm and Conrad Meyer, JD, Chehardy Sherman Law Firm (April 15, 2014)

Headache Management - Brian Peterson, MD (April 22, 2014)

Fecal Incontinence - Jennifer Silinsky, MD (March 25, 2014)

Antibiotic Stewardship -  Mark Dery, MD, LSUHSC (March 18, 2014)

Endoscopic Treatment of Reflux - Gary Reiss, MD (March 11, 2014)

Low Back Pain Management - Robert McMyne, MD (February 25, 2014)

You Can Do That?!! - An Update on EJGH Futile Care and DNR Policies – Part 1 -  Kenneth Smith, MD (February 18, 2014)

What You Thought You Knew (ICU General Care)   Matthew Schuette, MD (February 11, 2014)

Pain Management Alternative to Narcotics - Eric Lonseth, MD (February 4, 2014)

Neuroradiology of Dementia - John Joslyn, MD (January 14, 2014)

Quality Assessment Update - Ruby Brewer, EJGH Chief Quality Officer, Donna Carbajal, Quality Management (January 7, 2014)

Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnostic Tests - Ann C. Chau, MD (December 10, 2013)

Physicians’ Health Foundation of Louisiana - Julie Alleman, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT, LAC, Administrative Director Louis Cataldie, MD, Medical Director, Physicians’ Health Foundation of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

Diabetes Update - Jonathan Wise, MD, Endocrinology/Metabolism Member, East Jefferson General Hospital Medical Staff  (November 26, 2013)

Pulmonary Hypertension - Clement Eiswirth, MD (November 19, 2013)

Repolarization Procedures - James McKinnie, MD (November 12, 2013)

Surgical Management for Atrial Fibrillation: The EJGH Approach -  Michael Brothers, MD (October 29, 2013)

Management of Bunions - John Carradine, DPM and Darek Guichard, DPM (October 22, 2013)

Physician Documentation – Medical Staff with emphasis on Pulmonology: Speaker William Haik, MD (October 23, 2013)

Physician Documentation – Medical Staff with emphasis on Surgical Specialties: Speaker William Haik, MD (October 23, 2013)

Physician Documentation – Medical Staff with emphasis on Hospitalists/Internal Medicine: Speaker William Haik, MD (October 24, 2013)

Physician Documentation – Medical Staff with emphasis on Cardiology: Speaker William Haik, MD (October 24, 2014)

Constipation: The Inner Secrets of Letting Go - David Silvers, M.D., Gastroenterology, EJGH Medical Staff (October 1, 2013)

Hemodialysis Access - Harry Roach, MD (September 24, 2013)              
Update on Endoscopic Ultrasound - Chris Barrilleaux, MD (September 17, 2013)              
Update in Labor and Delivery Techniques - Albert Diket, MD (September 10, 2013)               Attestation Form
Aortic Stenosis - Fortune Dugan, MD (September 10, 2013)
Trauma Care in Louisiana - John Hunt, MD, Chief, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, LSUHSC (September 3, 2013)
Management of Lymphomas - Lesley Meng, MD (August 27, 2013)
The Transition from Hospital to Hospice - William Oren Blalock, MD, Canon Hospice (August 20, 2013)
Getting the DNR - Speaker: Kenneth Smith, MD (August 13, 2013)
Genetics (Risk Assessment and Testing) - Speaker: Thomas Cosgriff, MD (August 6, 2013)
The Role of Collagenase in the Treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture - Speaker: Charles Classen, MD (July 30, 2013)
Cervical Spine Disease - Identifying Pain Generators in the Neck - Speaker: Everett Robert, MD (July 23, 2013)
Surgical Management of Chronic Sinusitis - Michael DeSalvo, M.D. (July 16, 2013)
Plantar Fasciitis and Associated Painful Foot Disorders - Cyril Scully, DPM (July 9, 2013)
Acute Myocardial Infarction - David Snyder, MD (July 2013)
Interesting Infectious Disease Cases - Frank Rabito, MD (June 18, 2013)
Management of Heart Failure Utilizing Diuretics - Clement Eiswirth, MD (June 11, 2013)
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Evidence-Based Medicine at Work (June 5, 2013)
Medicare Risk Adjustment for Physicians (June 21, 2012)
Medical Management of Heart Failure (September 25, 2012)