Hospital Grand Rounds

Children's National Hospital Grand Rounds

Join the Children’s National community at Hospital Grand Rounds! 

8:00am-9:00am Wednesdays (Sept-June)

Children’s National’s Sheikh Zayed Campus Auditorium (Washington, DC)

Children’s National Hospital Grand Rounds are open to physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, healthcare administrators, allied health professionals, and students in the Children’s National community and the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

This year’s guests and Children’s speakers will present on how clinical, health policy, research, and educational topics can impact our work and our patients and their families.  2015-2016 sessions include: Health Payment, Implicit Bias, Template Matching, Radiology, Mental Health, Breastfeeding, and Spinal Fusion.  Please see our schedule below. 

Upcoming Sessions

Upcoming Sessions

Printable Monthly Schedules: October 2015, November 2015


October 21 - Lewander Lecture - The Evaluation of Febrile Infants and Young Children in the ED: 2015 and Beyond - Hosted by the Children's National Residency Program

A discussion on evaluating febrile children with/without serious bacterial infections, as impacted by changing epidemiology, vaccines, and diagnostic technology. Oct. 21 Flyer 

  • Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH - Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics; Bo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine 

October 28 - The Pediatrician’s Role in Helping Mothers Achieve Their Breastfeeding Goals - Sponsored by the AAP Section on Breastfeeding Lectureship Grant 

The essential knowledge and skills that pediatricians need to help ensure that mothers who wish to breastfeed receive the care and support they need. 

  • Ann Kellams, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM - Director, Well Newborn and Breastfeeding Medicine Services; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Oct. 28 Flyer 


November 4 - Randolph Lecture – Contemporary Management of Complex Vascular Anomalies

  • Richard G. Azizkhan, MD, Phd (Hon) - President and CEO, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, NE 

November 11 - No Grand Rounds (Veterans Day) 

November 18 - Palliative Care Month  Mini-Series Part I: Pediatric End of Life Care, Policy and Research 

  • Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAAN - Associate Center Director, Center for Translational Science; Director, Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes, Children’s National  

November 25 - Palliative Care Month Mini-Series Part II: Courageous Conversations: Increasing Comfort with Discussing Advanced Care Planning with Patients and their Families 

  • Tessie October, MD, MPH - Critical Care Medicine, Children’s National 
Past Sessions

Past Sessions

Videos for select 2015 sessions to be posted soon! 

October 2015 

October 14 - Surviving Medical Payment Reform with Value: The Spinal Fusion Surgical Home

Learn about the creation of Children's National's innovative Spinal Fusion Surgical Home, one of the first pediatric perioperative surgical homes. Oct. 14 Flyer 

  • Karen Thomson, MD - Medical Director, Perioperative Care Clinic (POCC); Department of Anesthesiology, Children’s National 
  • Matt Oetgen, MD - Division Chief, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Children’s National 

October 7 - Holbrook Lecture - Risky Business - Learning from Others: A Capital Idea 

A panel of experts from the medical, military and aerospace, and music industries discuss leadership, teamwork, and resiliency. Oct. 7 Flyer  

  • Kevin J. Fong, MSC, MRCP, FRCA Consultant in Anesthesia, University College London Hospitals; Clinical Lead, Space Medicine, Centre for Aviation Space and Extreme Environment Medicine
  • Allan Goldman, MD Divisional Director, Critical Care Services, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 
  • Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harbeson - Deputy Director, Politico-Military Affairs for Europe, NATO, and Russia, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, United States Navy 
  • Peter Laussen, MB. BS., FCICM Chief, Critical Care Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children 
  • Hilary Davan Wetton - Musical Director, City of London Choir, Hastings Philharmonic Choir, and Surrey Festival Choir; Conductor Emeritus, Milton Keynes City Orchestra and Guilford Choral Society 

September 2015

September 2 - Katrina, a Decade Later: Pediatric Disaster Readiness 
  • Steven Krug, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Head, Division of Emergency Medicine, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital 
September 9  - Clark Professorship - Innovations in Drug Development: How Children's National is Taking a Leadership Role in Faster, Better, and Cheaper Drugs
  • Eric Hoffman, PhD - Director, Research Center for Genetic Medicine, Children’s National; Professor and Chairman, Department of Integrative Systems Biology, George Washington University; Co-Founder, ReveraGen Biopharma 
September 16 - Bernstein Professorship - Improving Community Health: Going Upstream
  • Mark Weissman, MD - Vice President, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health; Division Chief, General Pediatrics and Community Health, Children’s National 
September 23 - Saving Face on Facebook: Social Network Etiquette and Legal Risk 
  • Rebecca F. Cady, Esquire - Executive Director of Risk Management; Deputy Risk Counsel, Children’s National 
September 30 - The Long Road to Health Equity in America 
  • The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, MD - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1989-1993; President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine
Archived Lectures

Archived Lectures



  • June 3 - Rixse Lecture - Resilience and Protective Factors in the Lives of Adolescents: Science and Strategies - Michael D. Resnick, Ph.D., FSAHM - University of Minnesota
  • June 10 - Research Updates from the Sheik Zayed Surgical Innovations Team - Panel of Speakers representing : Velano Vascular, REBIScan, Stethaid, Otomagnetics, Vittamed, mGene, CareALine, and Primo-Lacto
  • June 24 - WATCH Lecture: Diversity and Mentorship - Hannah Valantine, M.D.Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity National Institutes of Health (NIH)


  • May 27 - Michael Lecture, Andrew Serazin, PhD
  • May 20 - Education Lecture - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Opportunities & Challenges - Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Children's National Health System
  • May 13 - Plastic Surgery Lecture - Evolution of Spring Assisted Surgery and Its Implementation of Craniosynostosis - Lisa R. David, MD, FACs - Wake Forest University
  • May 6 - Einhorn Lecture - Pediatric AIDS: Bending the Arc Towards Elimination - Stephen Arpadi, MD, MSc - Columbia University Medical Center


  • April 29 - BOV Simulation, Mary Waller, PhD, York University in Toronto
  • April 22 (12 pm) -Leikin Lecture - Revisiting Assent in Pediatric Research and Clinical Care - Doug Diekema, MD, MPH, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
  • April 22 - Greenburg Lecture, Education Day - Making It Count: Turning Your Education Work into Scholarship - Ruth-Marie (Rhee) Fincher, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • April 15 - Garbose Lecture, Cardiac Innovations - Pediatric Innovation and Medical Intelligence - Anthony C. Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, Children's Hospital of Orange County
  • April 8 - Schisgall Lecture, David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, FACS Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • April 1 - Cockerham Lecture, Doctor’s Day March 30th, “Children’s National Health System 2015,” Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA


  • March 25 - Van Metre Professorship - Innovations in Pediatric Pacemakers and Defibrillators - Charles Berul, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Children's National Health System
  • March 18 - Family Centered Rounds - Leveraging Educational Innovations in our Evolving Healthcare Environment, Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of Education, Children's National Health System; Mark Weissman, MD, Division Chief, General and Community Pediatrics at Children's National; pediatric hospitalist Neha Shah, MD, critical care specialist Lillian Su, MD, and Kurt Newman, MD, CEO of Children's National Health System
  • March 11 - Story Landis, PhD, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health
  • March 4 - Safety, Rahul Shah, MD, Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care 


  • February 25 - Sickle Cell Research, Susan Perrine-Faller, MD, Howard University School of Medicine
  • February 18 - Randolph Lecture (Pediatric Surgery), Mark Hoffman, MD 
  • February 11 - Adolescent Transitioning, Patience White, MD
  • February 4 - Personal Glimpses into the Evolution of Truncus Arteriosus Repair, Gus Mavroudis, MD


  • January 28 - Children's National Telemedicine Update, Craig Sable, MD
  • January 21 - Sydney Snyder Safety Lecture, Gerald Hickson, MD
  • January 14 - "Detection, Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care,” Silber Lecture, Angela Guarda, M



  • Dec. 17 - Annual Update and Conversation with CEO Kurt Newman, Kurt Newman, MD
  • Dec. 10 - "Intensive Caring: Blending Science, Service and Value," Gregory Mark Taubin Memorial Lecture, Robin Steinhorn, MD, University of California Davis Medical Center
  • Dec. 3 - World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), Donna Futterman, MD, Director, Adolescent AIDS Program, Children's Hospital at Montefiore


  • Nov. 19 - Serious Safety Case Review (#1), Rahul Shah, MD, Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Children’s National and Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care, President of the Medical Staff, and Medical Director of Peri-operative Services; Charlie Berul, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Children’s National and Co-Director of the Children’s National Heart Institute; and Lillian Su, MD, a pediatric critical care intensivist at Children's National
  • Nov. 12 - Foglia-Hills Professorship, Nobuyuki Ishibashi, MD, Director, Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory at Children's Research Institute
  • Nov. 5 - Palliative Care Speaker, Sarah Freibert, MD, Director, Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center at Akron Children's Hospital 


  • Oct. 29 - 8 am - 9 am, Auditorium, Hospital Grand Rounds, "Sickle Cell Anemia: Past, Present, and Future," Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, NIDDK
  • Oct. 22 - "Communicating Diagnostic Reasoning During Case Presentations: A Prescription for Decreasing Errors?", Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, Cristina Tuluca, MD, and Nicole Akar-Ghibril, MD
  • Oct. 17 - Enterovirus Preparedness, Infectious Disease team
  • Oct. 15 - Ebola Preparedness, Infectious Disease team
  • Oct. 8 - "Fostering Academic Success at Children’s National," Stephen Teach, MD
  • Oct. 1 - Lewander Lecture: "Growing Up Fast: The Promises and Pitfalls of Suddenly Paying for Health Care Value Instead of Volume," Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation


  • Sept. 24 - March of Dimes:  Boldness and Advocacy in Action, Edward R. B. McCabe, MD, PhD | Video 
  • Sept. 17 - Holbrook Lecture:  "Pediatric health care in the era of 'Reform'.  What are our options?" James Mandell, MD | Video
  • Sept. 10 - Youth and Sports Safety, David Satcher, MD, PhD | Video


  • June 25 - Michael Lecture: From Venture Capital to Venture Commons | Video
  • June 18 - Research Update:  Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovations | Video
  • June 11 - Lyme Disease | Video
  • June 4 - Life Course and Child Health Disparities | Video 


  • May 28 - Rixse Lecture - PID in Adolescents: Using Research to Reduce Health Disparities | Video
  • May 21 - WATCH Lecture - Advancing diversity in academic medicine: The role of mentors, sponsors and coaches | Video
  • May 14 - Garbose Lecture - Are ECG Screening Programs for Athletes a Good Idea? | Video
  • May 8 - Pediatric Surgical Innovations Grand Rounds - Creating a State-of-the-Art MIS Facility for Neonates and Infants: Developing the Right Techniques, Finding the Right Tools, and Using it to Help Train the World | Video
  • May 7 - Pediatric Urgent Care - Expanding the Boundaries of the Emergency Department | Video


  • April 30 - Silber Lecture - The Changing Face of Eating Disorders in 2014: What Pediatricians Need to Know | Video
  • April 23 - Leonard Rome Visiting Professorship - America’s New Children: The Health and Well-being of Children in Immigrant Families | Video
  • April 9 - Research Week Keynote - Genetics | Video
  • April 8 - Greenberg Lecture | Video
  • April 2 - Cockerham Lecture | Video


  • March 26 - Einhorn Lecture
  • March 24 - Airway Pressure Release Ventilation 
  • March 19 - Safety Session
  • March 12 - Cell Therapies for Infection, Inflammation, and Cancer - Broadening Accountability 
  • March 7 - Angeline Parks Ophthalmology Grand Rounds  | Video 
  • March 5  - Snyder Safety Lecture - Failure to Rescue: A New Quality Metric in Pediatric Heart Surgery | Video 


  • February 26 - Schisgall Lecture | Video
  • February 19 - Doctor Coach: Optimizing Performance in Medical Education
  • February 12 - Making Lemonade: A Model for a Virtual Learning Community for Practice Improvement and MOC Credit (The Children’s National Health Network Experience)
  • February 5 - Toll Lecture - Understanding the Reasons for Racial/Ethnic Differences in Survival Among Children with Acute Leukemia | Video


  • January 29 - Leiken Lecture - Pediatric Ethics - Lessons from SUPPORT: Ethical Implications of Research on Medical Practices | Video
  • January 22  - LEAN - Continuous Improvement: Where we are and where we're going | Video
  • January 15  - Bridging Stem Cell Technology with Tissue Vasculatization in Regenerative Medicine | Video 
  • January 8 - Gilbert Professorship - Neurofibromatosis | Video 


  • December 18 - Improving Early Detection of the Deteriorating Patient Through the Last Rescue Collaborative | Watch the video
  • December 11 - Randolph Lecture | Watch the video 
  • December 4 - Taubin Lecture - Fumbles and Interceptions: Critical Thinking and Teamwork in the ICU
  • November 27 - Evaluating Effectiveness of HIV Care in Light of the Affordable Care Act
  • November 20 - 5 Ways to Improve Small-Group Teaching | Download the PDF | Watch the video
  • November 13 - Health Information Technology in Pediatric Care Delivery, Research, and Population Health | Watch the video 
  • November 6 - The Placenta | Watch the video
  • October 30 - Abu Dhabi's Strategic Vision in GME Including Recent Achievements and Future Initiatives
  • October 23 - We Stand for Children
  • October 16 - Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • October 9 - Pediatric Heart Transplantation: A Review and an Update | Download the PDF | Watch the video
  • October 2 - Embedding Pediatric Simulation into the Institutional Fabric: "Next Generation" Paradigms of Healthcare Education, Preparedness, Research, and Safety | Watch the video
  • September 25: Treating Chronic Pain in Patients is Difficult, How Can You Manage These Patients Within Your Specialty or Practice? | Download the PDF
  • September 18 - Introduction to Milestones: Building a Better Doctor | Download the PDF | Watch the video
  • September 11 - Complexity and Critical Care | Download the PDF
  • April 24 - Einhorn Lecture | Watch the video


  • October 17 - How FDA Regulates MRI Systems | Download the PDF
  • October 10 - Can CME save lives? Aligning and Education for Quality | Download the PDF
  • October 3 - Brainy Camps: Expanding Medical Care Beyond the Walls of Children's National | Download the PDF
  • September 26 - Blast Injuries: Terrorism Implications for Children during Peacetime/Wartime/Global Conflicts | Download the PDF
  • September 18 - Feet on the Ground - Eye on the Prize. Update of Health Information Technology Programs and Healthcare Reform
  • September 12  Children's National - Believe. Dream. Transform. Changing the Future of Pediatric Medicine