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Hospital Grand Rounds

Children's National Hospital Grand Rounds

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

Children’s National’s Sheikh Zayed Campus Auditorium (Washington, D.C.)

Now accepting 2016-2017 Season Feedback.

Many of our sessions are broadcast via WebEx for remote participation. Please email Chelsea Dobson for more information.

Upcoming Sessions

**One session only in July; there are no sessions in August. The season will start again in September.**

Bringing Patients and Parents into Clinical Research

July 18, 2018 | 8-9 a.m.
Joe V. Selby MD, MPH
Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

**The FY19 Children’s National Hospital Grand Rounds season will kick off on September 5, 2018, and continue through June 26, 2019.

  • September-November | Lectures: 8-9 a.m.
  • December-February | Lectures: Noon-1 p.m.
  • March-June | Lectures: 8-9 a.m.


Grand Rounds Committee

Grand Rounds Committee

Thank you to our Hospital Grand Rounds Committee members who have worked throughout the year to expand the Grand Rounds program, sense of community, and educational quality.

2016-2017 Hospital Grand Rounds Committee Members   

Archived Lectures: 2018

Archived Lectures: 2018

Miss a past session? Visit our Grand Rounds YouTube page for video recordings.

June 2018

June 6, 2018
Using Health Equity to Achieve Optimal Health Outcomes for All Children

  • Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness
    Founding Physician, Bayview Child Health Center

June 7, 2018
Advocating for Immigrant Children and Families

  • Tamar Magarik Haro
    Senior Director, Federal and State Advocacy

    Maria Ivonne Rivera, MPH
    President, Rivera Group, Inc.

June 13, 2018
Building on the Strengths of ALL Youth, Including Those Who are Marginalized or Have Endured Trauma

  • Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D.
    Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Director of Health Services, Covenant House Pennsylvania

June 20, 2018
GPS for Cell Migration: Optimizing Adoptive T Cell Therapeutics

  • Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Medicine
    Harvard Medical School

June 27, 2018
Pediatric Healthcare in the 21st Century—Time to Scale Beyond the Walls

  • Jeffrey Burns, M.D., MPH
    Chief and Shapiro Chair, Critical Care Medicine
    Executive Chair-International Health Service
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Professor, Anesthesia and Pediatrics
    Harvard Medical School

June 28, 2018
Advocating for Immigrant Children and Their Families

  • Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development
    University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Roberta DiBiasi, M.D., M.S.
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Children’s National Health System
    Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology/Immunology/Tropical Medicine
    The George Washington University School of Medicine
    Washington, D.C.

May 2018

May 2, 2018
Einhorn Lectureship: Using Health Equity to Achieve Optimal Health Outcomes for All Children

  • Harolyn Belcher, MD, MHS
    Founding Director
    Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training
    Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    (Joint Appointment) Department of Mental Health
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

May 9, 2018
Michael Lectureship: Real World Evidence and Digital Technologies Advancing Pediatric Disease Outcomes Research and Management

  • Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, PhD
    CEO, My Own Med, Inc.

May 16, 2018
Garbose Lectureship: Innovations in Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization—How I met Forssman, Abernethy and Gabor

  • Elchanan Bruckheimer, MBBS, Ph,D.
    Director, Cardiac Catheterization
    Schneider Children’s Medical Center Israel

May 23, 2018
Schistosomiasis: Improving Care of an Infection Disproportionately Affecting Impoverished Children and Exploiting Its Biology to Develop New Drugs

  • Michael H. Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D
    Associate Professor
    Departments of Urology (primary) and Pediatrics (secondary) George Washington University

May 30, 2018
Point of Care Ultrasound: Innovation. Collaboration. Integration.

  • Alyssa Abo, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
    Director, Clinical Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine
    Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
    Co-Chair, Hospital Oversight Committee for Point-of-Care Ultrasound
    Children's National Health System
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

April 2018

April 4, 2018
Learning from Healthcare Provider Moral Distress

  • Christine Grady, RN, PhD
    Chief, Department of Bioethics
    National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

April 11, 2018
Bruising Characteristics Differentiate Abusive from Accidental Trauma in Young Children

  • Mary Clyde Pierce, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Director, Research for Child Abuse PediatricsCo-Director. Faculty Research Development for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine|Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

April 18, 2018
Research and Education Week - Beyond Flexner: Social Mission in Medical Education

  • Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.
    Professor, Health Policy and Management and of Pediatrics
    Co-Director, George Washington University Health Workforce Institute

April 18, 2018
Research and Education Week - Jill Joseph Lecture - Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign against Racism

  • Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., MPH, PhD
    Senior Fellow
    Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute
    Morehouse School of Medicine

April 25, 2018
Silber Lecture - Challenging Old Concepts in the Medical Management of Adolescents with Eating Disorders

  • Neville H. Golden, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
    The Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor of Pediatrics
    Stanford University School of Medicine

March 2018

March 7, 2018
World Kidney Day - Disparities in Pediatric Kidney Disease - Global Health Week

  • Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D.
    Professor, Pediatrics
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
    Children’s National Health System

March 14, 2018
Sydney Snyder Lecture - Everything I know about Safety I Learned at Hogwarts: Lessons from Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)
Patient Safety Week

  • Anne Lyren, M.D., MSc
    Clinical Director, Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)

March 21, 2018
Leveraging Your Core Values to Build Resilience - Patient Experience Week

  • Fran Johnson, Ph.D.

March 28, 2018
Cockerham Lecture 
Doctor's Day: Compassion, Connection, Commitment: Improving the Well-being and Professional Fulfillment of Health Care Providers at CNMC

  • Hemant Sharma, M.D., MHS 
    Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
    Children's National Health System
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Washington, D.C.

  • Christi Corriveau, M.D.
    Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care
    Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Washington, D.C. 

February 2018

February 7 - Annual Schisgall Lecture - Targeted Therapies against Neuroblastoma

  • Dai H. Chung, M.D.
    Carolyn Perot Rathjen Endowed Chair
    Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

February 14 - John Snyder Memorial Lecture - Celiac Disease: The Past, Present and Future

  • Ivor D. Hill, M.B., ChB, M.D., FAAP
    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Section Chief, Gastroenterology
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

February 21 - Gender Differences in Autism, from the Brain to the Lived Experience

  • Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children's National Health System
    Professor, Pediatrics, Neurology and Psychiatry
    George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Kevin Archer Pelphrey, Ph.D., Carbonell Family Professor & Director
    Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University

February 28 - Exercise, Omics, and the Pediatric Origins of Health: Not Just for Kids Anymore

  • Dan M. Cooper, M.D., FAAP
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Science
    Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering
    Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center (PERC)
    University of California, Irvine, College of Health Sciences

January 2018

January 31 - Pink, Blue and the Uncertainties in Between

January 24 - SextingLook Beneath the Surface

January 17 - Neuroinflammatory Diseases: A Mind-Brain-Molecular Approach

January 10 - Cracking the NutThe Latest on Prevention and Treatment of Peanut Allergy

January 3 - Beyond Cooling—The Future of Neuroprotection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • An Massaro, M.D.Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Taeun Chang, M.D.Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

June 21 - WATCH Lecture - Happiness and the Art of Being…An Academic Pediatrician  

  • Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, The Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and Medical Director of Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University 
Archived Lectures: 2017

Archived Lectures: 2017

Miss a past session? Visit our Grand Rounds YouTube page for video recordings.

December 2017

December 14 - A Seat at the Table: Achieving Health Equity Through Multi-Sector Investments

  • Kamillah Wood, M.D., M.P.H, FAAP, Senior Vice President, Health and Housing, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)

December 13 - Secret Life of Erythrocytes: Control of Regional Blood Flow & O2 Delivery Homeostasis

  • Allan Doctor, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Biochemistry, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis

December 6 - T Cell Immunotherapy for Childhood Leukemia

  • Shannon Maude, M.D., Ph.DRally for Ryan Fund St. Baldrick's Scholar; Fellowship Director, Cancer Immunotherapy Program Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

December 1  (World AIDS Day) - Assessing HIV Care Delivery in the Nation’s Capital

June 2017

June 28 - Racial Disparities in Children: The Role of the Healthcare System 

  • Monika Goyal, MD, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Children’s National

June 21 - WATCH Lecture - Happiness and the Art of Being… An Academic Pediatrician  

  • Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, The Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and Medical Director of Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University

June 14 - Creating a Learning Health System:  Translating Research into the Standard of Care

  • William E. Smoyer, MD, FASN, C. Robert Kidder Chair, Vice President, Clinical and Translational Research, Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University

June 14  - Performing Academically and Scientifically Credible Quality Improvement

  • Don Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

June 14 - Rixse Lecture - Twenty Five Years of Transyouth Care: The Past, Present and Future of Gender Dysphoria in Children, Teens and Young Adults  (LGBT CME available to fulfill the new DC requirement) 

  • Marvin Belzer, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine, Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

June 8 - Community Health Week - Advancing Holistic Health and Wellness for Children in the School and Healthcare Settings

  • Heidi Schumacher, MD, Deputy Chief, Student Wellness, DC Public Schools

June 7 - Community Health Week - Zients Lecture - Undoing the Impacts of Discrimination on Health: Raising Resisters and Promoting Resilience among African American Youth

  • Maria E. Trent, MD, MPH, Director, Interdisciplinary Training-Leadership in Adolescent Health Program, Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University

June 2 - Measles Update 2017 

  • Roberta DeBiasi, MD, Division Chief, Infectious Diseases, Children’s National 

May 2017 

May 31 - Garbose Lecture - Recent Advances in Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • James S. Tweddell, MD, Chief of Surgery & Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

    Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
May 24 - Lewander Lecture - Flint Water Crisis: A Pediatrician's Job
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Michigan State University – Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative 
May 17 - The Opioid Epidemic and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 
  • Stephen W. Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Vanderbilt University

May 10 - Michael Lecture - The Phoenix: The Rebirth of Gene Therapy

  • Mark Batshaw, MD, Executive Vice President, Physician-in-Chief, Chief Academic Officer, Children's National

May 3 - Snyder Lecture - The Healthcare Field’s Growing Interest in Behavioral Economics: How Framing and Nudges Can Promote Patient Adherence and Quality Improvement 

  • Jack Stevens, PhD, Psychologist, Nationwide Children's Hospital Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
May 3 - Einhorn Lecture - Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services for Children: A Historical Perspective
  • Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University

April 2017 

April 26 - Research and Education Week Greenberg Lecture - Diagnostic Error: The New Imperative

  • Mark Graber, MD, Senior Fellow, Health Care Quality and Outcomes, RTI International

April 19 - Paine Lecture: New Molecular Understandings and Therapy of Dystonia 

  • Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurologist, University of Rochester Medical Center
April 12 - Pursuing Excellence in the Clinical Learning Environment
  • Kurt Newman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's National
  • Mary Patterson, MD, MEd, Associate Vice Chair, Medical Education, Research in Simulation, Children's National
  • Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, MEd, Vice Chair Medical Education and DIO, Children's National
  • Linda Talley, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, Children's National
  • Heather Walsh, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CHSE, CPN, Program Manager, BOV Simulation Program, Children's National

April 5 - Schisgall Lecture - Building a Comprehensive Fetal Treatment Program 

  • Darrell L. Cass, MD, FACS, FAAP, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Director, Texas Children's Fetal Center, Texas Children’s Hospital

March 2017 

March 29 – Cockerham Lecture Doctors’ Day Celebration – 175 years of Anesthesiology: It’s all about the Patients

  • Raafat S. Hannallah, MD, Anesthesiologist, Children’s National

March 28 – The ABCs of Refugee Health

  • Curi Kim, MD,Director of Refugee Health, Office of Refugee Resettlement

March 22 – Silber Lecture -The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (ED-DMT1)

  • Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS, Chief Clinical Officer and Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Services, Eating Recovery Center, Denver, Colorado 

March 8 - Compassion Across Cultures: Serving to Meet the Needs of All - Patient Experience Week

  • Hope F. Fuller, CEO and Principal Consultant, (in)Spire Management Consultants

March 1 - Leikin Lecture - A Tender Hearted Guide to Courage

  • Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Director, Department of Medical Ethics; Director, Research for the Pediatric Advance Care Team and the Integrated Care Service, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

February 2017

February 15 - John Snyder Memorial Lecture - Celiac Disease: Is it Time for Mass Screening Yet?

  • Edwin Liu, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics – Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Colorado Center for Celiac Disease, Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease, University of Colorado School of Medicine

February 8 - Cutaneous Findings in Congenital Immunodeficiency Disorders

  • Dominique Pichard, MD, National Institutes of Health 

February 1 - Integration of Palliative Care along the Life Cycle of the Seriously Ill Child and Family

  • Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, Director, Pediatric Palliative Care at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care Service, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

January 2017

January 25 - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Care

  • Rana Hamdy, MD
  • Ben Hanisch, MD
  • Nada Harik, MD
  • Xiaoyan Song, MD

    Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, Children’s National

January 18 - Jill Joseph Lecture - Gene-environment Interplay and the Biology of Misfortune

  • Tom Boyce, MD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 

    Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Child and Brain Development Program

    Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

January 11 - Randolph Lecture - Surgical, Cellular, and Physiologic Strategies for Fetal Treatment and the Prevention of Postnatal Disease

  • Alan Flake, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Ruth and Tristram C. Colket, Jr., Chair in Pediatric Surgery Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery Director, Children's Center for Fetal Research Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
January 4 - Choose Wisely: Add Value and Eradicate Waste! Video
  • Stephanie Todd, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist, Children’s National

June 21 - WATCH Lecture - Happiness and the Art of Being…An Academic Pediatrician  

  • Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, The Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and Medical Director of Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University 
Archived Lectures: 2016

Archived Lectures: 2016

Miss a past session? Visit our Grand Rounds YouTube page for video recordings.

December 2016

December 14 -Taubin Lecture -Neuroimaging - 8am Lecture 14 Dec. Flyer

  • Patrick McQuillen, MDProfessor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 

December 7 - Bringing Big Data and Research to the Point of Care by Creating the “App Store” for Health Dec. 7 Flyer | Video | Presentation Slides 

  • Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, Senior Associate in Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

December 1 - The State of Child Health in DC Dec. 1 Flyer | Video | Resources about Community Health in DC | Presentation Slides

  • Lanre Omojokun Falusi, MD, FAAP, Attending Physician, Children’s Health Center at Adams Morgan; Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health; Associate Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs, Child Health Advocacy Institute; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Health 
  • Hope E. Rhodes, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Children’s Health Center at Anacostia; Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s National Health System, George Washington University School of Medicine

November 2016

November 30 - World AIDS Day: Global Health Justice, Politics and Human Rights in the AIDS Pandemic – Getting to Zero Nov. 30 Flyer | Video 

  • Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law Faculty Director, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, Georgetown Law
November 16 - Addressing Domestic Safety Concerns in a Pediatric Hospital Nov. 9 Flyer | Video | Presentation Slides
  • Jenny Brody, Esq., Co-Founder, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project; Washingtonian of the Year 2015
November 9 - Pediatric Interventional Radiology at CNHS: Past, Present, and Future Nov. 9 Flyer | Video 
  • Karun Sharma, MD
  • Bhupender Yadav, MD 
  • Ranjith Vellody, MD

Interventional Radiology, Children’s National

November 2 - I-PASS: Standardizing The Handoff Process to Improve Patient Care and Safety  Nov. 2 Flyer | Video

  • Jennifer L. Everhart, MDPediatric Hospitalist, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Packard at El Camino (PEC)
  • Nancy Spector, MD, Director, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Director, ELAM 

October 2016

October 19 - Journey to Excellence: Patient Centered Care, Innovation, Reputation 
  • Kurt Newman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National Oct. 19 Flyer 

October 12 - Introducing CTSI-CN: Version 2.0 Oct. 12 Flyer | Video

  • Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE, CTSI-CN Leadership Team, Children’s National 
  • With remarks from Kurt Newman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National

October 5 - Health System Transformation and Pediatrics Oct. 5 Flyer | Video

  • Patrick Conway, MD, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

September 2016

September 30 - Special Friday Lecture (8am) - Pediatrics to Policy 

From his perspective as the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and a practicing pediatric neurologist, Dr. Northam will discuss pediatric concussions and the intersection of clinical work and legislation in the pursuit of effectively treating children. Sept. 30 Flyer | Video

  • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, MD, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia 

September 28 - State of Emergency Preparedness at Children’s National 

As one of the world’s leading pediatric health systems, which cares for more than 400,000 children annually in the nation’s capital, we have taken the lead on prioritizing children in emergency preparedness planning locally, nationally and internationally. This presentation will review the past, present and future for emergency preparedness at Children’s National. Sept. 28 Flyer | Video

  • Joelle Simpson, MD, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Children’s National 
  • Kathy Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s National 

September 21 - Amanda Toll Lecture - New Approaches to Relapsed Childhood Leukemia

A discussion of new approaches to the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and a how they may impact outcomes for children diagnosed today. Sept. 21 Flyer | Video 

  • Lia Gore, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado 

September 14 - A Celebration of World Kidney Day: Focus on Prevention of Kidney Disease in Children and Young Adults

A series of mini-presentations addressing nephron endowment, acute kidney injury, and blood pressure in children. Sept. 14 Flyer | Video | Citation List

  • Children’s National Division of Nephrology 

September 7 - Holbrook Lecture - Harnessing Real-World Evidence: FDA Perspective on a National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST) Recording not available for this session.

This presentation pulls on examples from the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health to identify areas for potential improvement within the pediatric medical device ecosystem. Sept. 7 Flyer 

  • Vasum Peiris, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC, FASE, Chief Medical Officer, Pediatrics and Special Populations, Office of the Center Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

July 2016

July 13 -The Agitated Patient: Part III - A Framework for Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach to Patient Care
  • Lee Savio Beers, MD, Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Child Health Advocacy Institute, Children's National

July 27 - The Agitated Patient: Part IV - Precision Prevention of Child Maltreatment

  • Dyann Holloway Daley, MD, Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Executive Director, The Centre for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, Cook Children's Medical Center

June 2016

June 29 – Innovation Day - Future of Surgery in 2020 - Intelligent, More Precise, and Less Invasive Intervention

In this Grand Rounds, the Sheikh Zayed Institute presents examples of three innovative technologies that are in preclinical and clinical spaces pushing these boundaries. June 29 Flyer

  • Peter Kim, MD, Pediatric Surgeon and Lead, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National
  • AeRang Kim, MD, PhD, Oncologist, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National
  • Brian Reilly, MD, Otolaryngologist, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National

June 23 - The Agitated Patient - Part II: Understanding and Managing the Aggressive Patient

This session identifies factors as to why patients act in an aggressive manner and present ways that this understanding can facilitate the management of an aggressive patient in a way that is tailored to address not only the overt behaviors, but also the underlying psychopathology. June 23 Flyer

  • Reginald E. Bannerman, RN, MSN, MBA, NE-BC, Director, Nursing & Service Psychiatry, Children’s National 
  • Paramjit Joshi, MD, Division Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s National

June 22 – Safety Lecture - Transforming Systems to Improve Child Health

Despite many advances, the United States continues to lag in major outcomes of Children’s Health. This presentation will describe proven approaches to transform health and healthcare. June 22 Flyer

  • Uma R. Kotagal, MBBS, MSc, Senior Executive Leader, Population and Community Health; Senior Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

June 8 - The Agitated Patient - Part I: The Young and the Restless: The Agitated and Intoxicated Teen 

This presentation will describe the changing landscape of illicit drug use in the DC-area, and identify plans for managing agitated and/or violent patients for the safety of the patient and the staff. June 8 Flyer (series)

  • Joanna S. Cohen, MD, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Children's National; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine

June 8 – Rixse Lecture - Care of Transition-Aged Youth in Children’s Health Systems: The Elephant in the Room

This session will identify potential quality and safety related issues around caring for transition aged youth in pediatric settings and identify opportunities for our community and health system neighborhood to improve health outcomes for the transition-aged youth we care for. June 8 Flyer

  • Lisa K. Tuchman, MD, MPH, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s National, Center for Translational Science, Children's Research Institute

June 1 - Women at Children’s Hospital (WATCH) Lecture - Negotiations in Academic Medicine

This presentation will provide an overview of recent negotiation research as well as the role of negotiation in medicine. June 1 Flyer

  • Alexandra Mislin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Kogod School of Business, American University

May 2016

May 25 - Michael Lecture - Surgical Robots: What Might Happen in the Next 25 Years

This session will explore the rapidly developing world of medical robotics and how it will shape healthcare. May 25 Flyer

  • Guang-Zhong Yang, PhD, FREng,Director and Co-founder, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, UK; Founding Editor, Science Robotics

May 18 - Zients Community Mental Health Lecture - Childcare and Biological Sensitivity to Context

This session will discuss the process through which early adversity undermines early development and the role of biological sensitivity to context in these processes. May 18 Flyer

  • Deborah A. Phillips, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Associated Faculty, Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University

May 11 - Garbose Lecture- Pathophysiologic Based Transcatheter Management of the Post-operative Patient with Tetralogy of Fallot 

This session will focus on data on new innovative approaches using tissue engineered valves in the treatment of post-operative Tetralogy of Fallot patients. May 11 Flyer

  • William E. Hellenbrand, MDFormer Chief of Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Catheterization, Yale School of Medicine and Columbia University

May 4 - Arnold Einhorn Lecture - Leveraging 21st Century Science to Create a New Pediatric Framework for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

This session will explore how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and epigenetics can help launch a new era in early childhood policy and pediatric practice—one that is driven by science and fueled by a culture of innovation. May 4 Flyer

  • Jack P. Shonkoff, MD - Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University 

April 2016

April 27 - Silber Lecture - Medical Complications of Eating Disorders: Improving Recognition, Management, and Communication

This session will discuss the medical manifestations of pure restriction and purging, and therapeutic communication of medical findings in eating disorders. April 27 Flyer

  • Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS - Medical Director, ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado

April 20 - Larrie Greenberg Lecture in Medical Education - EXCELeration - Getting Up to Speed Faster: The Development of Expertise and its Impact in Healthcare & Safety

This session will discuss the nature of expertise in healthcare, the ways expertise develops, and how preoccupation with error can compromise expertise and reduce safety in the long run. April 20 Flyer

  • Gary Klein, PhD - Senior Scientist, Macrocognition LLC

April 13 - Leikin Lecture - Shortages of Drugs, Surpluses of Ethical Challenges: An Allocation Framework for Childhood Cancer

This session discusses drug shortages and a recently proposed ethical framework for allocating scarce life-saving chemotherapy. The framework provides explicit decision-making in the face of an actual drug shortage and is specifically designed to provide frontline clinicians assistance as they face medication rationing. April 13 Flyer

  • Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA - Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Herman & Walter Samuleson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Assistant Professor, John Hopkins School of Medicine 

April 6 - Schisgall Lecture - What's New in Motility Disorders? 

Gastrointestinal motility disorders are highly prevalent and may involve any segment of the gut. This session discusses treatment of how motility disorders is best achieved within a multidisciplinary model, with gastroenterologists, nutritionists, psychologists, surgeons, and other health care personnel working together. April 6 Flyer

  • Carlo Di Lorenzo - Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepetology and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's

March 2016

March 30 - Global Health in Jeopardy: An Interactive Introduction

As part of Global Health Week, and as Children’s National launches its Global Health Initiative, join us to learn more about major issues in pediatric global health, presented in a Jeopardy game format. March 30 Flyer

  • Scott A. Norton, MD, MPH, MSc - Chief of Dermatology, Children's National; Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, The George Washington School of Medicine

March 23 - Cockerham Lecture—Celebrating a new Pediatric Success: Addressing Childhood Toxic Stress and Adversities

This session discusses the relationship of brain health with overall health, when properly recognized and addressed during routine pediatric child care creates a new era for pediatrician generalists and specialists alike. March 23 Flyer

  • Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP - Emeritus Chair and Professor of Pediatrics , The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine;  Past President (2011-2012), The American Academy of Pediatrics 

March 16 - Sydney Snyder Safety Lecture – National and Nationwide: Our Shared Vision

This session will discuss methods to drive change in healthcare and why "zero" is the only goal. March 16 Flyer

  • Richard J. Brilli, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Professor, Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Ohio State university College of Medicine 

March 9: Special 1:30pm session! - Creating an Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare – Patient Experience Week 

A continuation of Children National’s focus on empathy, as discussed during Dr. Kurt Newman and Amanda Leland’s “From Good to Great” Grand Rounds. March 9 Flyer

  • Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc - Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. 

March 9 - How Genetics & Pathophysiology Can Help Determine Treatment Choices in Headache – 26th Annual Pediatric Neurology Update 

Attendees will be able to better recognize and diagnose headaches, incorporate genetic and pathological findings into treatment plans, and design multi-level treatment approaches. March 9 Flyer

  • Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS - Endowed Chair and Director of Neurology, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Headache Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

March 2 - Resilience & Precarious Success: How Human Adaptation Keeps Patients Safe

In this session we will discuss the roles of Safety I and II in patient safety and the four primary activities of resilience engineering. March 2 Flyer

  • Mary D. Patterson, MD, MEd - Associate Vice Chair, Medical Education, Research in Simulation & Children’s Academy of Pediatric Educators (CAPE), Children’s National

February 2016

February 24 - Implicit Bias

This educational session will present the research on implicit bias in healthcare, including its impact on disparities and diversity in academic pediatric medicine. Feb. 24 Flyer

  • Tiffany J. Johnson, MD, MSc - Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

February 17 - Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Tribute Anesthetic Risk and the Patient Experience: A Balancing Act

In this talk, current topics regarding anesthetic risk will be discussed to guide practitioners on what to tell parents/guardians in preparing children for surgery and procedures. Feb. 17 Flyer

  • Eugenie Heitmiller, MD, FAAP - Chief, Division of Anesthesiology, Sedation and Perioperative Medicine, Children's National

February 10 - Celebrating International Day of Pediatric Radiology: Past, Present, and Future

In this presentation, we will review the history of radiology, discuss current imaging modalities, as well as issues related to radiation safety and outreach. Feb. 10 Flyer

  • Dorothy Bulas, MD, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU - Vice Chief of Academic Affairs, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, Children's National
  • Raymond Sze, MD - Chief, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, Children's National

February 8 - Zika at Our Doorstep: Key Information for Clinicians, Travelers, and Pregnant Women 

We will discuss the Zika virus and the importance for clinicians, travelers, and women of children-bearing age. Feb. 8 Flyer

  • Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, MS - Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Children's National Medical Center; Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington School of Medicine

February 3 - Boots on the Ground: CDC EIS Officers in the Ebola Response 

We will focus on the Epidemic Intelligence Services (EIS) officers who were deployed in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak and their experiences. Feb. 3 Flyer

  • Grace D. Appiah, MD, MS - LCDR, US Public Health Service Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer CDC/ NCIRD / Influenza Division 

January 2016

January 27 -The Stars Are Aligned: Pediatrics and Public Health in a Changing Healthcare System 

Using multiple examples and interactive dialogue, this lecture will explore what these changes mean for collaboration between clinical medicine and public health for the health of children. Jan. 27 Flyer

  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD - Former Secretary of Health for the State of Maryland Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

January 20 - Animal Models of Brain Development and Autism 

Work presented here will highlight specific strategies employed by the Laboratory for Developmental Neuroscienceat Children’s National to understand the development of key brain regions implicated in autism. Jan. 20 Flyer

  • Joshua Corbin, PhD - Associate Professor, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children’s National 

January 13 - Multivariate Matching to Assess Hospital Cost, Quality, and Value

Hospitals and individual providers are constantly being evaluated on quality, cost and now value. This presentation introduces an alternative method to perform benchmarking evaluations using multivariate matching. Jan. 13 Flyer

  • Jeffery Silber, MD, PhD - Director, Center for Outcomes Research, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology & Critical Care, The Perelman School of Medicine; Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania 
January 6 - Quality and Safety at CNHS: Where We Are & Where We Are Going Jan. 6 Flyer
  • Rahul Shah, MD - Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Children’s National

Archived Lectures: 2015

Archived Lectures: 2015

Miss a past session? Visit our Grand Rounds YouTube page for video recordings.


December 16 – From Good to Great: Embracing the Parent's Perspective - Annual Update and Conversation with CEO Kurt Newman

A discussion around the more responsive, family-centered Children's National Health System of tomorrow. Led by Dr. Newman with insight from patient parent Ms. Leland. Dec. 16 Flyer

  • Kurt Newman, MD– President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National
  • Amanda Leland, MD - Parent of Children's National Patient; Senior Vice President for OceansEnvironmental Defense Fund

December 9 – Taubin Lecture – Telemedicine in the ICU – Virtually There

Cases and examples of how telemedicine has allowed greater access to high quality care as one of the most exciting intersections between technology and medicine. Dec. 9 Flyer /About the Taubin Memorial Lecture / References Cited

  • James P. Marcin, MD, MPH – Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, UC Davis Children’s Hospital

December 2 – Population Health and Transition to Value

An explanation as to how children's hospitals can improve outcomes for children while managing the transition from fee-for-service models to value-based payment models. Dec. 2 Flyer 

  • Veronica Gunn, MD, MPH, FAAP – Vice President, Population Health Management and Payment Innovation, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

December 1 – World AIDS Day: Pre and Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

An update and discussion about Pre/Post Exposure Prophylaxsis and clearing up misconceptions about transmission. Dec. 1 Flyer / Dec. 1 Presentation Slides. 

  • Natella Rakhmanina, MD, PhD, FAAP, AAHIVS – Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University; Director, Special Immunology Program, 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

Strategies and tools to help de-mystify death and begin courageous conversations about end-of-live care. Nov. 25 Flyer

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

Resources: District of Columbia Advance Directive, Maryland Advance Directive, Virginia Advance Directive

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

A discussion about the role of researchers and medical professionals in countering myths and providing the best possible palliative care. Nov. 18 Flyer

  • Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAANAssociate Center Director, Center for Translational Science; The Williams and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research; Director, Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes,  Children’s National

November 11 - No Grand Rounds (Veterans Day) 

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

The important patterns, classification systems, and interdisciplinary management programs that scientists and clinicians need to understand. Nov. 4 Flyer

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


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.  Oct. 28 Flyer 

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

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 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(Please note, only a portion of the presentation is available in the recording.)

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 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
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 21 - My Kid's in Pain! Now What? Pediatric Pain Management and Opioids

A guide for pediatricians about opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Sept. 21 Flyer

  • Celeste Martin, MD - Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Children's National
  • Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD - Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Children's National 

September 16 - Bernstein Professorship - Improving Community Health: Going Upstream

A discussion about the role that broader community partnerships can play in improving health outcomes for children in our community. Sept. 16 Flyer

  • Mark Weissman, MD - Vice President, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health; Division Chief, General Pediatrics and Community Health, Children’s National
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 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


  • 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
Archived Lectures: 2014

Archived Lectures: 2014


  • 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 
Archived Lectures: 2013

Archived Lectures: 2013

  • 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
Archived Lectures: 2012

Archived Lectures: 2012

  • 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