The David Geffen School of Medicine offers Grand Rounds Online (GRO) activities that are:

  1. Available On Demand and Free of Cost.
  2. Restricted to UCLA constituents who have a "UCLA.edu" email address.
  3. Protected by access codes needed for registration, which can be found on DOMTV.
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Below is a list of Grand Rounds Online courses that are currently available, ordered by date of release (newest to oldest.)


Title: TAVR: Where do we go from here?

Description: Aortic stenosis is a commonly seen heart condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Dr. Olcay Aksoy details exciting new advancements in minimally invasive options to treat aortic stenosis and improve patient survival.

Date of Release: 06/28/19

Link/URL:  CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Peritoneal Dialysis: An Update

Description: Dr. Anjay Rastogi, clinical chief of the Division of Nephrology, gives an overview of the benefits of peritoneal dialysis.

Date of Release: 04/16/19

Link/URL:  CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Description: Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh presents a seminar reviewing the most recent evidence and guidelines on nutritional management of patients with CKD.

Date of Release: 02/23/2019

Link/URL:  CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Opiates and Pain Management

Description: Dr. Jakun Ing, Assistant Clinical Professor in Pain Medicine, presents on the topic of the opioid epidemic and alternative modalities for the treatment of chronic pain.

Date of Release: 02/23/2019

Link/URL:  CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Osteoporosis Update

Description: Osteoporosis-related fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, leading to a cost of over $17 billion per year in the United States alone. Dr. Carolyn Crandall provides an overview of the current state of osteoporosis and reviews updated guidelines for screening, prevention, and treatment.

Date of Release: 11/07/18

Link/URL:  CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Implicit Bias within Medicine’s Meritocracy

Description: Jerry Kang, the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UCLA presents a discussion of how implicit bias affects the practice of medicine.

Date of Release: 09/28/18

Link/URL:  CMECA or DOMTV


Title: What Makes Communication About Goals of Care Effective 

Description: While many physicians agree that goals of care discussions are important, many report that they feel uncomfortable or inadequately trained to lead such discussions. Here Dr. Anthony Back explores physician and patient attitudes toward goals of care discussions and provides a framework through which to navigate such conversations.

Date of Release: 04/30/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: The Accurate Diagnosis of Hypertensive Cardiovascular Risk: Importance of Outliers of White-Coat and Masked Hypertension

Description: Hypertension is a tremendously common diagnosis that plays a large role in predicting cardiovascular risk. Timely and accurate diagnosis is important in preventing uncontrolled hypertension. Dr. Stanley Franklin discusses white-coat and masked hypertension as well as barriers to diagnosis to help reduce the rate of poor outcomes in these patients.

Date of Release: 04/05/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines, Screening Modalities, and Quality Improvement

Description: Despite advances in early detection in colorectal cancer, mortality differences are yet to be achieved. Dr. Folasade May discusses the different modalities used for screening to improve early detection of colorectal cancer with the aim of improving mortality.

Date of Release: 04/05/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Home Based Health Care: Putting the Patient at the Center

Description: Home physician visits were the norm in the 1800s with a progressive decline in home visits since that time. With an aging population with multiple co-morbidities, Dr. Patricia Harris makes a case for increasing Home Based Health Care to maximally prioritize patient needs.

Date of Release: 03/29/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: The Role of the Hospital in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia 

Description: It is known that the prevalence of dementia has been steadily rising as the U.S. population’s average life expectancy rises. Dr. Susan Mitchell provides evidence-based considerations for treatment options and describes the role of hospital physicians in assisting patients with making treatment decisions.

Date of Release: 03/14/18

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Back to the Bedside: Bringing the Joy Back to Bedside Teaching 

Description: Dr. Michael Lazarus and Dr. Jason Napolitano discuss the progressive decline of bedside teaching at academic hospitals including specific teaching strategies to move teachers and learners back to the bedside.

Date of Release: 03/14/18

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: UPERT and You: Team Based Approach to PE Care at UCLA 

Description: The management of higher risk patients with pulmonary embolism can be complex and require the involvement of multiple disciplines. Drs. Moriarty, Wang, and Calfon-Press present current guidelines for PE management and a team based approach to the care of these patients at UCLA.

Date of Release: 02/15/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Heart Disease in Women: Understanding the Differences 

Description: Cardiovascular disease in women became a focus in the 1990s and since that time much research has been done to study the number one cause of mortality in females. Drs. Karol Watson, Marcella Calfon Press, and Tamara Horwich briefly review the history of the field of women’s cardiovascular health, factors that can help prevent heart disease, interventions that can be done, and new horizons within the field.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention 

Description: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a recent tool used by physicians to reduce risk of transmission of HIV in high-risk populations. Dr. Raphael Landovitz discusses the history of development of PrEP, current practices, and possible directions for the future with regard to further decreasing the transmission rate.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV



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