Grand Rounds Schedule 2023-2024
Date Speaker Title of Talk
September 13, 2023
Michael Shapiro, MD, FACS “Professionalism and Entrustable Professional Activities”
Frank Traupman, MD, FACS
September 20, 2023
Distinguished Visiting Professor “Agree to Disagree - Achieving Consensus in the Management of Acute Diverticulitis”
September 27, 2023
Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS “Intersection of Climate Change and Surgery”
Distinguished Visiting Professor
October 4, 2023
Ramazi O. Datiashvili, MD, PhD “Introduction to Plastic Surgery”
October 11, 2023
Lauren Kelly, MD “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine”
  Jin Kim, MD “Liquid Biopsies in Colorectal Cancer”
October 18, 2023
Eric Whitman, MD, FACS “Surgery for Advanced Melanoma in the Era of Effective Systemic Therapy”
October 25, 2023
No Grand Rounds  -ACS
November 1, 2023
Arpit Amin, MD “Bile Duct Injury”
November 8, 2023
Elijah Riddle, MD “Implementing Competency-Based Training Framework in Vietnam”
November 15, 2023
Susan Pories, MD, FACS “Progress in Breast Cancer Care”
November 22, 2023
No Grand Rounds – Holiday
November 29, 2023
Nisha Narula, MD “Hiatal Hernia”
December 6, 2023
Nina Glass, MD, FACS “Medical Student Engagement in Research: My Experience with Summer Students”
December 13, 2023
Michael Shapiro, MD, FACS “Physicians and the Holocaust - Could it (is it) happen(ing) again?”
December 20, 2023
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS "Sparks, Fires and Fiascos"
December 27, 2023
No Grand Rounds – Holiday
January 3, 2024
Steven Ovadia, MD “Transgender Plastic Surgery”
January 10, 2024
Anastasia Kunac, MD, FACS “The Value of a Surgical Resident: Asset or Liability?”
January 17, 2024
Adam Kopelan, MD, FACS “You are a Surgeon, Now be a Leader: Leadership 101”
January 24, 2024
Fatima Elgammal, MD “Research Forum”
Grace Tsui, MD
January 31, 2024
Marina S. Kurian, MD, FACS, FASMBS “Butterfly Effect of Bariatric Surgery”
Distinguished Visiting Professor
February 7, 2024
Michael Dalton, MD “Getting to Zero: Military and Civilian Trauma Systems Approaches to Achieving Preventable Deaths after Injury”
February 14, 2024
Bao-Ngoc Nasri MD, PhD “The Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery”
February 21, 2024
Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH Open the Door in 2024
Distinguished Visiting Professor
February 28, 2024
Danbee H. Kim, MD "Minimally Invasive Treatments of Gastric Cancer: Lessons Learned From the East"
March 6, 2024
David Spain, MD          

Joint RWJMS “Surgical Judgement: Can We Teach It”

March 13, 2024
Patient Safety Joint OR Committee  "Blood"
  Michael Shapiro, MD “Bloodless Medicine”
  Christopher Graham, MD “Massive Transfusion Protocol”
March 20, 2024
No Grand Rounds  - Mock Orals
March 27, 2024
Distinguished Visiting Professor "Thrombosis and Bleeding in the Modern Era"
April 3, 2024
Leonard Y. Lee, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP “Update on Cardiac Surgery”
April 10, 2024
Kerri M. Woodberry, MD, MBA, FACS “Unpacking the Pannus: A Deep Dive into Panniculectomy” 
PSF Visiting Professor
April 17, 2024
Yasong Yu, MD "Robotic Vascular Surgery - Where We are Today, Where We Might be Tomorrow"
April 24, 2024
Joe Huang, MD, FACS “Are We Appropriately Treating Patients with Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease?”
May 1, 2024
Brad Chernock, MD “Psychological Skills for High Pressure Situations”
  Fatemeh Parvin-Nejad, MD Innovations in Breast Surgery
May 8, 2024
Omar Yusef Kudsi, MD, FACS, MBA “Robot Ventral Hernia”
  Distinguished Visiting Professor
May 15, 2024
Grace S. Lee-Riddle, MD MSME  “Ethical Issues in Donation for Transplantation”
May 22, 2024
Fiemu Nwariaku, MD, FACS, MBA “Current Concepts in Endocrine Surgery”
  Distinguished Visiting Professor



Grand Rounds Schedule 2022-2023



Title of Talk
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September 14, 2022

Maria L. Soto-Greene, MD, MS-HPEd, FACP

“Implicit Bias & Structural Racism’s Impact On A Diverse Workforce”

September 21, 2022 

Ted A. James, MD, MHCM, FACS
Distinguished Visiting Professor

“Enhancing The Patient Experience in Breast Cancer Care”

September 28, 2022

Joanelle Bailey, MD

“Trauma: Police Drop Off's”

October 5, 2022


No Grand Rounds

October 12, 2022

Lawrenda Henry-Willis, MHA

“AIDET Plus the Promise”

October 19, 2022


No Grand Rounds

October 26, 2022

Valeria Ripa, MD

“History of Transplant Surgery”
November 2, 2022 Saniea F. Majid, MD, FACS, FASMBS
“Bariatric Surgery: Why Accreditation is Important”
November 9, 2022 Steven Cai, MD “Targeted Muscle Reinnervation”
November 16, 2022 Devashish Anjaria, MD, FACS
“The Erosion of Surgical Resident Operative Autonomy-How Do We Stem The Tide?”
November 23, 2022   No Grand Rounds – Holiday
November 30, 2022   Sanjiv Chopra, M.B.B.S., M.A.C.P.
Distinguished Visiting Professor
“The Two Most Important Days:Reflections on Lasting Happiness and Living with Purpose”

December 7, 2022 

Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS, MAMSE
Distinguished Visiting Professor
PAT MURPHY ENDOWED LECTURE- “Surgical Palliative Care”
December 14, 2022 Michael E. Shapiro, MD, FACS
“Ethics: Surgery after Roe vs. Wade”
December 21, 2022 Kat Park, MD
“Topics in MIS”
December 28, 2022   No Grand Rounds – Holiday
January 4, 2023 David Livingston, MD, FACS
“History of Rutgers Surgery”
January 11, 2023 Michael A. Curi, MD, MPA
“Current Therapy for Aortic Injury”
January 18, 2023 Tamara Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
“KeyScope: Making Laparoscopy Accessible and Sustainable In Uganda”
January 25, 2023

Carma Goldstein, MD

Adam Studniarek, MD

“Trauma/Health Literacy”

“ ERAS Protocols - The Triathlon of Surgery”

February 1, 2023 KMarie King, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Distinguished Visiting Professor
"Topics in HPB Surgery"
February 8, 2023  

Dmitry Oleynikov, MD, FACS

“Robotic: Next Generation Robotic Surgery”
February 15, 2023

Philip Lettieri, MD

Matthew Haffner, MD

“Venom & Fangs: Management of Bites & Stings”

“Review of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Endovascular Aneurysm Repair”

February 22, 2023   Daniel Hashimoto, MD, MS
Distinguished Visiting Professor
“Artificial Intelligence for Augmented Decisions in Surgery ”
March 1, 2023   Liane S. Feldman, MDCM, FACS, FRCS
Distinguished Visiting Professor
ERIC LAZARO ENDOWED LECTURE- “Redesigning Perioperative Care: Prehabilitation and Enhanced Recovery Pathways”

March 8, 2023

Alan A. Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS
“Minimally Invasive Acute Care Abdominal Surgery”
March 15, 2023 Vennila Padmanaban, MD
“Unmet Needs in Global Surgery Oncology”
March 22, 2023   Ernesto P. Molmenti, MD
Distinguished Visiting Professor
“History of Surgical Anatomy”
March 29, 2023

Lauren Kelly, MD

Alexander Byun, MD

Scott Mu, MD

Alvand Sehat, MD

“Research Forum”
April 5, 2023 Victor Costa, MD
“Bariatric Surgery”
April 5, 2023 Rachel Berger, MD
“Gender and Dual Physician Families”
April 12, 2023  
No Grand Rounds – Holiday
April 19, 2023   Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS
Distinguished Visiting Professor
CURI ENDOWED LECTURE- “Blindside, Darkside and Brightside of the History of Blood”
April 26, 2023

Abhishek Sharma, MBBS

Huzaifa Shakir, MD, MHA, FACS

“TAVR: Valvular Heart Disease”
May 3, 2023 No Grand Rounds-Mock Oral No Grand Rounds-Mock Oral
May 10, 2023 Laura Bloom, MD "Leadership In Surgery"
May 10, 2023 Anand Desai, MD "CT Surgery vs. Leadership"
May 17, 2023

Raul Rosenthal, MD, FASMBS

Distinguished Visiting Professor

"Technical Management of Intraoperative Complications"
May 24, 2023

Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS, Colonel MC USA (RET)

Distinguished Visiting Professor

"How Does Bariatric Surgery Work?"