The David Geffen School of Medicine offers Grand Rounds sessions online that are:

  1. Available On Demand and Free of Cost.
  2. Restricted to UCLA constituents who have a "UCLA.edu" email address.
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Below is a list of Grand Rounds sessions that are currently available. Click on a leftic for more information.


Title: A Primary Care Perspective on Gout 

Description: Gout is a common complaint seen in primary care clinics throughout the nation. Dr. Paul Shekelle uses the treatment of gout as a vehicle to discuss appropriate application of evidence-based medicine in the primary care setting and to be scrupulous in our evaluation of the evidence so that it is appropriately applied to our diverse patient populations.

Date of Release: 03/07/2016

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Advances in the Treatment of Heart Failure 

Description: It is known that heart failure is a major public health problem in the United States with a significant cost-driver being the high incidence of hospitalizations. Dr. Gregg Fonarow presents the newest evidence regarding heart failure treatment in hopes that the appropriate treatment is selected and that the incidence of hospitalizations decreases.

Date of Release: 03/07/2016

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: California's End of Life Option Act

Description: Dr. Neil Wenger and California State Senator Ben Allen present a two part perspective on California’s end of life act, outlining the background and requirements of the new state law which gives terminally ill patients an option to request aid-in-dying medications.

Date of Release: 04/12/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Challenges of Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Older Patient

Description: Inflammatory bowel disease can be a challenging disorder to manage in any population, but the older patient presents unique characteristics that make clinical decisions even more complex. Dr. Christina Ha from the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases presents a seminar on managing this unique patient.

Date of Release: 12/01/15

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Clinical Management of Lynch Syndrome and the Polyposis Syndromes

Description: Dr. Richard Boland from the GI Cancer Research Lab at Baylor presents an update on the clinical management of Lynch syndrome and the polyposis syndromes.

Date of Release: 12/01/15

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Controversies in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Description: Although atrial fibrillation is a common condition and much is known about the condition and its management, new developments continue to improve our understanding. Dr. Eric Buch of the division of cardiology presents a seminar on some of the new developments and controversies in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Date of Release: 02/08/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Diagnosing and Treating Hypothyroidism: New Associations, Indications, and Treatment Targets

Description: Hypothyroidism is a common condition in the general population. Dr. Gregory Brent provides an update on current understanding of the pathophysiology of hypothyroidism as well as new treatment and clinical practice guidelines.

Date of Release: 03/01/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Escaping the Fat Trap: Advances in Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy 

Description: It is well recognized that obesity is a major health problem in the United States as well as other developed countries with rising prevalence leading to an increase in obesity related health complications. Dr. Rabindra Watson presents new advances in endoscopic bariatric therapy that may help in the fight against obesity.

Date of Release: 01/03/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Fabry’s Disease: What an Internist Should Know

Description: Fabry disease is a rare yet underdiagnosed X-linked lipid storage disorder which can cause multi-organ failure if not detected in a timely manner. Dr. Rastogi reviews the pathophysiology and pertinent exam findings that can aid the internist in making a timely diagnosis that can help prevent the consequences of untreated Fabry disease.

Date of Release: 04/21/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: From Anemias to Iron Overload: New Biology and Therapeutic Targets in Iron Disorders

Description: Anemia of chronic disease is a broad category of disease that encompasses a wide variety of conditions. Much of what is considered anemia of chronic disease depends on hepcidin metabolism and the role of iron in multiple biologic pathways. This seminar discusses the role of hepcidin in iron metabolism and new therapeutic targets for treatment of anemia of chronic disease.

Date of Release: 03/07/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: From Education to Insulin: A Diabetes Care Update

Description: The diabetes epidemic continues to grow in the United States and around the world. Dr. Matthew Freeby from the UCLA Division of Endocrinology provides an update on new developments in the management of diabetes.

Date of Release: 08/25/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Giant Cell Arteritis: Advances in the Pathogenesis and Detection of Large-Vessel Manifestations

Description: Dr. Tanaz Kermani brings an update on the understanding of the pathogenesis of giant cell arteritis as well as current concepts in the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the disease.

Date of Release: 12/01/15

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: More Than a Nosebleed

Description: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) has a disease incidence similar to cystic fibrosis, but is much less well known. Dr. Justin McWilliams provides an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of HHT.

Date of Release: 02/08/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: How Are We Exploiting the Pathogenesis of IBD to Improve Treatment

Description: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States alone. While we understand that both ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease are distinct entities, both originate from similar risk factors and environmental causes. The current state of treatment for these conditions can be improved by a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology of IBD. Dr. Maria Abreu presents updates from ongoing research into genetic and environmental factors that lead to the development of IBD and how these studies are changing the way we think about and manage it.

Date of Release: 04/21/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Managing Hypertension in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Marathon, Not a SPRINT  

Description: Hypertension is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often a comorbid condition with increasing prevalence in the United States. These two conditions are very closely linked. Inadequately managed blood pressure is a major risk factor for progression of CKD to end stage renal disease, often requiring renal transplantation. Dr. Keith C. Norris presents a case-based approach to applying the often conflicting guidelines regarding blood pressure management in patients with CKD.

Date of Release: 03/07/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title:  Parenteral Iron

Description: Iron deficiency affects over 1 billion people in the world. While oral iron supplementation is a standard tool for physicians, parenteral iron is much less commonly used. Dr. John Glaspy from the UCLA Division of Hematology-Oncology presents a seminar on the use of parenteral iron.

Date of Release: 12/01/15

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Patient Centered Management of Cardiovascular Risk: Understanding and Applying the ACC/AHA Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines

Description: The 2013 ACC/AHA lipid management guidelines were a significant change from previous guidelines. Drs. Gregg Fonarow, Robin Clarke, and Karol Watson present a seminar on the history and development of these management guidelines, as well as a systems approach to implementing them.

Date of Release: 01/06/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Sustaining Humanism in Medicine: Benefits, Challenges, and the importance of Community

Description: Humanism is an essential attribute of a physician that emphasizes the value of human beings. It has been linked to better patient care and lower physician burnout. Using personal anecdotes, Dr. Iljie Fitzgerald provides a moving overview of humanism.

Date of Release: 06/30/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Teaching Ethics at the Bedside

Description: Dr. Clarence Braddock presents a seminar deconstructing medical ethics. He provides a framework of how to work up an ethical dilemma using case-based scenarios.

Date of Release: 05/31/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: The Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Description: The thrombotic microangiopathies can affect virtually any organ, particularly the brain, kidneys, heart, and lungs. Dr. Michael Rosove, Clinical Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, presents an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of these syndromes such as TTP, HUS, and others.

Date of Release: 12/01/15

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: What to Tell Your Patient Who Asks Why They Have Type 2 Diabetes

Description: Type 2 diabetes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is rising in incidence not just in the United States, but worldwide. Dr. Peter Butler, Chief of the UCLA Division of Endocrinology, provides new translational research into the pathophysiology and causes of type 2 diabetes.

Date of Release: 12/22/15

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV



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