Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00pm. All conferences are presented in-person in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Theater with an option to join virtually via Teams unless otherwise specified.

Click here to access previous Pediatric Grand Rounds recordings.

2023

September 12
Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP
James C. Overall Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"State of the Department"
Please email Rachel Vitolo for a link to the recording.

September 19
Hazinski Lecture
Daniel Jackson, MD
Professor, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
University of Wisconsin
"New Insights Into Asthma in Urban Underserved Children & Adolescents"

September 26
Amy Weitlauf, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Promoting Equitable Autism Care for Underserved Communities"

October 3
Benjamin Frischhertz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Correcting Congenital Transition"

October 10
Karen Lakin, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Hospital Medicine
Section Head, CARE Team
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"The CARE Team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt"

October 17
Matthew Pontell, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"The Spectrum of Pediatric Plastic Surgery"

October 24
Deanna Bell, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Hospital Medicine
Section Head and Medical Director, Pediatric Complex Care Team
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Children with Medical Complexity - A Growing Population with Unique Needs"

October 31
David Bichell, MD
William S. Stoney, Jr. Chair in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Clinical Cardiac Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Advances and Challenges in Congenital Heart Surgery"

November 7
Burr Lecture
Leanne Ward, MD, FRCPC
Tier 1 Research Chair in Pediatric Bone Disorders
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, CHEO Bone Health Clinic
Scientific Director, Ottawa Pediatric Bone Health Research Group
Research Chair, Pediatric Bone Health, University of Ottawa
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
"Moving the Dial on the Prevention of Endocrine and Bone Morbidity in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy"

November 14
Lily's Garden Lecture
Elizabeth Mullen, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Program Leader, Renal/Liver Tumors
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Harvard Medical School
"The Eras Tour"

November 21
No Grand Rounds

November 28
James Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hospital Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Antiviral Management of Influenza in Children and Adolescents"

December 5
Karzon Lecture
Michael Rosen, MD, MSCI
Stanford University Endowed Professor for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease
Director, Stanford Center for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease
Stanford University
"Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pushing the Limits of Today's Therapy and Advancing Those of Tomorrow"

December 12
Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Pediatric Liver Diseases: Common Tests, Diseases, and Management Strategies"

December 19
No Grand Rounds

December 26
No Grand Rounds

2024

January 2
No Grand Rounds

January 9
Marla Levine, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
Director, Point of Care Ultrasound
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Point of Care Ultrasound in Pediatrics: How POCUS is Changing Practice"

January 16
Flor Munoz-Rivas, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine
"Options for RSV Prevention in Pediatrics: The Beginning of a New Era"

January 23
Daniel Dulek, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Clinical Services, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases Service
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Immunocompromised Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt: The Wright Stuff"

January 30
David Askenazi, MD, MPH
Professor
W. Charles Mayer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nephrology
Director, Acute Kidney Injury Clinic
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Lessons I've Learned During My Journey, Thus Far"

February 6
Tracy Hill, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Hospital Medicine
Section Head, Pediatric Palliative Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Pediatric Palliative Care: Helping Families Navigate the World of Gray"

February 13
Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM
Chief Health Equity Officer
Hennepin Healthcare
"Understanding the Foundation Racism in Medicine, Clinical Ethics, and the Importance of Empathy"

February 20
John Wellons III, MD, MSPH
Cal Turner Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics, and Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Vice Chair, Academics and Faculty Affairs, Department of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“The State of Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida after MOMS”

February 27
Shilpa Reddy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Medical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Section Head, Pediatric Epilepsy
Alison Herndon, MD, MSPH
Interim Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Assistant Residency Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical Director, Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Medicine & Acute Care Unit
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
Irene Hong-McAtee, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Neal Maynord, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Academy of Excellence in Clinical Medicine – Lessons in Adaptability”

March 5
Overall Lecture
Elizabeth Blume, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Division Chief, Advanced Cardiac Therapies
Medical Director, Heart Failure Program
Boston Children's Hospital
"Helping Patients, Parents, and Providers Navigate Advances in Pediatrics"

March 12
Matthew Paden, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Director, ECMO and Advanced Technologies
Emory University School of Medicine
"ECMO: The road to 100,000 survivors and beyond."

March 19
Lisa Guilino Roth, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cornell University
TBA

March 26
Ashley Shoemaker, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
TBA

April 2
Heller Lecture
Edward Lee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
"Imaging Evaluation of Congenital Lung Malformations in Children in 2024"

April 9
Cotton Lecture
Sandra Juul, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Seattle Children's
"Lessons Learned: Epo Neuroprotection"

April 16
Strauss Lecture
Shelley Miyamoto, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
Director, Cardiomyopathy Program
Jack Cooper Millisor Chair in Pediatric Heart Disease
University of Colorado School of Medicine
TBA

April 23
Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
J.C. Peterson Chair in Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
TBA

April 30
Churchwell Lecture
Lundy Braun, PhD
Professor Emerita of Medical Science
Professor Emerita of Africana Studies
Brown University
TBA

May 7
No Grand Rounds due to PAS

May 14
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
Professor, Clinical Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nationwide Children's Hospital
TBA

May 21
Alexandra Russell, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
TBA

May 28
Jennifer Andrews, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
TBA

Friday, June 7
Chief's Grand Rounds


You are cordially invited to Morning Report each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:45 a.m. (approved for Cat II credit) as well as Chief Resident's Conference each Thursday at 7:45 a.m. (approved for Cat I credit). 

Sponsorship Statement: Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

Accreditation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships, and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Please contact Lyndi Hopkins by phone at (615) 322-0348 or e-mail at lyndi.hopkins@vumc.org if you have any questions.