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UCSF Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds generally takes place once a week at Parnassus, ZSFG, and the VA.

An archive of previous medical grand rounds is available here.

Here is a list of upcoming medical grand rounds:

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Thu Sep 21

Community-Based Palliative Care: A Bridge of Promise

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Brook Calton, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Director, UCSF Bridges Home-Based Palliative Care Program


*Understand the palliative care needs of seriously ill patients in the community

*List five ways in which palliative care can positively influence patient, provider and systems outcomes

*Analyze the benefits and challenges of clinical innovations aimed at expanding the palliative care continuum

Dr. Brook Calton is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics.

Dr. Calton's clinical and program development work focuses on ensuring that all seriously ill patients have access to palliative care when and where they need it. Dr. Calton aims to use the programs she leads to: provide the highest quality care to patients and their families, serve as a model for national palliative care programming, and function as a platform for training the next wave of practitioners.

Dr. Calton is founding director of "Bridges", UCSF's first home-based palliative care program and the only program with active physician involvement in the Bay Area. Bridges provides home-based palliative care consultation under a co-management model to seriously ill, homebound San Franciscans.

Dr. Calton received her medical degree at UCSF, with a specialization in Health Professions Education. She completed both her Internal Medicine-Primary Care Residency and Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at UCSF. She is currently participating in the Sojourn Scholars Leadership Program, a 2-year program aimed at cultivating and advancing the next generation of palliative care leaders, funded by the Cambia Foundation.

Tue Sep 26

Genomics in clinical medicine

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Esteban Burchard

Thu Sep 28

Cancer Disparities: Updates and Innovations

Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tung Nguyen, MD

Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine

Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF


* Know about the most significant cancer health disparities among racial/ethnic populations in the U.S. and in San Francisco

* Understand innovative efforts at UCSF to address cancer disparities

Dr. Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF, where he provides primary care to a diverse patient population and teaches students, clinicians, and researchers. He is Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH), Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Co-Director of the UCSF Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Research Center (MERC).

Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on addressing health disparities using community-based participatory research methods. He has been a Principal Investigator or Project Leader of NIH R01, P01, U01, and U54 grants to study cancer disparities, and has successfully completed randomized controlled trials on interventions to promote screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer as well as hepatitis B and C with Asian Americans. Dr. Nguyen is a UCSF Dean’s Diversity Leader for the Differences Matter Research Action Group, a member of the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SFCAN) Steering Committee, and Leader of the SFCAN Liver Cancer Task Force.

Tue Oct 03

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Thu Oct 05


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Oct 10

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Thu Oct 12


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Oct 17

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Thu Oct 19


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Oct 24

CML, Gleevec

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Brian Druker (OHSU)

Thu Oct 26


Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Tue Oct 31

SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm


Parnassus Statement


The University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

You must sign in to qualify for CME credit.

Course Number MGR15002

*Faculty Relationship Disclosure

All speakers listed above have declared that neither they, nor any immediate member of their family, have a financial arrangement or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products except *.

* All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.

Medical Grand Rounds Commercial Support Disclosure

No commercial support received for Medical Grand Rounds.

ZSFG Statement

The speaker(s) declare that neither they nor any immediate family have financial or other arrangements with the manufacturers of any pharmaceutical products or medical devices discussed in this CME activity. The speaker(s) indicate that they do not intend to discuss investigational or off label use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

UCSF is accredited b the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and allied health care professionals. -- CME credit is one hour.

No commercial support was received for this CME activity.

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