Provider Grand Rounds

Every Thursday, Wright Auditorium, 8 to 9 a.m. A continental breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. Visiting physicians may use Lot 1 (PDF). For more information, call 206-987-5701.

CME credit

Seattle Children’s is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Seattle Children’s designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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Provider Grand Rounds Schedule and Topics

May 5, 2016

Prenatal Pediatrics?!? I Never Learned About That During Residency…

Daniel A. Doherty, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Developmental Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s

May 12, 2016

Advances in Neuroblastoma: Bench to Bedside

Tapper Surgery Lecture
Dai Chung, MD
Chairman and Professor of Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vanderbilt University

May 19, 2016

Challenging Decision-Making in High-Risk Surgical Infants: A Tool to Help Families and Providers

Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture
Margaret (Gretchen) Schwarze, MD, MPP
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Medical History & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Patrick Javid, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery, UW; General and Thoracic Surgery, Seattle Children’s

May 26, 2016

Craniosynostosis: The Current State of Care and Standardized Assessment of Perioperative Outcomes

Carrie Heike, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Craniofacial, Seattle Children’s

Craig Birgfeld, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery, UW; Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial, Vascular Anomalies, Seattle Children’s

June 2, 2016

Down Syndrome: Developmental, Medical, and Neuroanatomic Determinants of Behavior

Lisa D. Herzig, MD
Developmental Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s

June 9, 2016

Dystonia in Childhood: Recent Advances and Ongoing Challenges

Sarkowsky Neurology Lecture
Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD
Frederick A. Horner, MD, Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurology; Professor, Child Neurology, University of Rochester

June 16, 2016

Susceptibility to HIV-1: Insights at the Convergence of Genetics and Epidemiology

Jairam Lingappa, MD, PhD
Professor, Global Health and Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Infectious Disease, Seattle Children’s

June 23, 2016

Global WACh Presents: New Horizons in Global Pediatrics and How You Can Get Involved

Kate Pfizenmaier, MPA
Program Manager, Global WACh, SCOPE, University of Washington

June 30, 2016

Physical Activity and Outdoor Play in Early Childhood: Benefits for Health and Learning

Pooja Tandon, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s

2015–2016 Archives

Provider Grand Rounds videos are archived for only one year after their original presentation.

April 30, 2015

Accountable Care: The Path to Optimizing Value  

Howard Jeffries, MD
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Medical Director, Clinical Effectiveness, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

May 7, 2015

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia – The Past 25 (or So) Years  

Tapper Lecture
Kevin Lally, MD, MS, FACS
A.G. McNeese Chair in Pediatric Surgery; Richard Andrassy Distinguished Professor; Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Texas, Houston, TX
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

May 14, 2015

Evolving Scope of Fetal Cardiology

Aarti Bhat, MB, BS
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, UW; Cardiology Attending, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

May 21, 2015

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in the Evaluation of Childhood Hypertension 

Joseph T. Flynn, MD, MS
Dr. Robert O. Hickman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nephrology, Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Chief, Division of Nephrology, Seattle Children's Hospital
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

May 28, 2015

Advances in Pediatric Stroke: Mechanisms and Management 

Sarkowsky Lecture
Gabrielle deVeber, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto; Director, Children’s Stroke Program and Pediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

June 4, 2015

Department of Pediatrics: New Frontiers for Translational Research

State of the Department Lecture
F. Bruder Stapleton, MD
Professor and Chair, Ford/Morgan Endowed Chair of Pediatrics, Associate Dean, UW; Chief Academic Officer, Seattle Children's

Sandra Juul, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Chief, Division of Neonatology

Julie Park, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Fellowship Program Director, Thomas Bradley Armstrong Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

June 11, 2015

The Learning Health System: Translating Research into the Standard of Care

William Smoyer, MD
Director for Clinical and Translational Research; Vice President of The Research Institute; Nephrology and Urology Research Affinity Group; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

June 18, 2015

Evolution of Allogeneic Transplant for Leukemia: New Sources, Insights, Therapies and Outcomes 

Marie Bleakley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Hematology–Oncology, Seattle Children’s
Planners disclose they have no relevant financial relationships. Speaker intends to reference the investigational use of naïve (CD45RA)–depleted stem cell grafts and expanded cord blood.

June 25, 2015

Newborn Screening: The Future Is Here

C. Ronald Scott Lecture
Ed McCabe, MD, PhD
Sr. Vice President and Medical Director, March of Dimes; Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Bioengineering; Professor and Mattel Executive Endowed Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics; Professor, Dept of Human Genetics, UCLA
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

July 2, 2015

Firearm Violence in the U.S.: Lessons for Clinicians 

Fred Rivara, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair, Pediatrics, UW; Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Guild Association Endowed Chair in Pediatric Health Outcomes Research, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships

July 9, 2015

Building Healthcare Capacity in Low-Resource Countries 

Ndidiamaka Musa, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Critical Care, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

July 16, 2015

Genetic Therapies for Genetic Disease: Gene Therapy in Pediatrics

Abelson Lecture
Katherine A. High, MD
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Sparks Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA
This session is not available online.

July 23, 2015

Mosaicism, a New Frontier in Pediatric Genetics: How Many Mutations Are We Missing by Only Testing Our Patient's Blood? 

James Bennett, MD, PhD
Genetics, UW/Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships. 

July 30, 2015

Aerodigestive Program; A New Resource

Kaalan Johnson, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, UW; Otolaryngology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

August 6, 2015

Insatiable: Understanding Prader-Willi Syndrome, a Unique Phenotype of Obesity

Parisa Salehi, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Division of Endocrinology, Seattle Children’s
Planners have no commercial relationships; speaker received a grant from Zafgen Inc. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

August 13, 2015

Comparative Effectiveness Research: Attitudes About Risk and Consent for Research on Common Medical Practices

Benjamin Wilfond, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

August 20, 2015

Managing Transition of Childhood Disease to Adulthood: CHD and Beyond

Roberta Williams, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, USC; Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

August 27, 2015

Managing Transitioning Adolescents With Chronic Disease to Adult Care: What Works

Susan Hunt, MD
Acting Instructor, Pediatrics, UW; Pediatric Hospitalist, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

September 3, 2015

Drop Your Assumptions and Pick Up the Evidence: Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy 

Douglas Opel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Bioethics and Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, UW; Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

September 10, 2015

The Crisis of Connection and Its Consequences for Our Health 

Robert Deisher Lecture
Niobe Way, EdD
Professor, Applied Psychology, NYU; Co-Director, Center for Research and Culture, Development, and Education, NYU
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships. 

September 17, 2015

Personalizing Treatment for Children with Neuroblastoma: An Old Paradigm with New Tool 

Susan Cohn, MD
Professor and Director of Clinical Sciences, Acting Chief, Section of Hematology, Dept. of Pediatrics, Dean for Clinical Research, Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Planners disclose that they have no commercial relationships. Speaker discloses equity in United Therapeutics and Pfizer.

September 24, 2015

Update on Pediatric Vision Screening

Roger Johnson Ophthalmology Lecture
Sean Parnell Donahue, MD, PhD
Coleman Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs; Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology Service, Vanderbilt University Eye Institute
Planners disclose that they have no commercial relationships. Speaker discloses grant/research support from Gobiquity and Diopsys and is a consultant for Welch Allyn. Review by CME Program Manager concludes that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

October 1, 2015

An Ethical and Policy Evaluation of Newborn Screening (NBS) for Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD)

Katz Ethics Lecture
Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD
Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Surgery; Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; University of Chicago
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

October 8, 2015

Managing Adolescent Obesity/Overweight: What Works

Yolanda Evans, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Adolescent Behavioral Health, Seattle Children’s

Erik Schlocker, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Instructor, School of Social Work, UW; Social Work Lead, Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Alicia Dixon Docter, MS, RDN, CD
Manager, Clinical Nutrition Ambulatory and Regional Services and Wellness, UW; Director, Adolescent Nutrition Program, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships. 

October 15, 2015

Dramatic Healing: How Dramatic Play and Storytelling Can Play a Part in Achieving Overall Health 

Klavano Lecture
Charity Parenzini
Actor; Teaching Artist, Taproot Theater; Producer, Creator, Writer, Paper Boats Media; Founder, America Unchained; Creator/Teacher, Shine Creative Arts
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

October 22, 2015

Errors in Medical Decision-Making: Is It the System or the Thinking That We Need to Attack? 

Emily Ruedinger, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

October 29, 2015

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Medical Quality Assurance Commission But Were Afraid to Ask 

Michelle Terry, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Hospital Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Micah Matthews, MPH, CPM

Melanie de Leon, JD, MPA
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

November 5, 2015

So You Want to Do Global Health? What Does That Mean; What Might That Look Like? 

Ronald Chard Lecture
Cyril M. Engmann, MD, FAAP
Professor, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Dept, of Pediatrics UW; Neonatology, Seattle Children’s; Global Program Leader/Director, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Nutrition, PATH, Seattle
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships. 

November 12, 2015

Pain and Health Outcomes After Surgery 

Jennifer Rabbitts, MB ChB
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UW; Anesthesiologist, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

November 19, 2015

Translating Rare Disorder and Genomic Research into Clinical Practice 

Lemire Neurodevelopment Lecture
Ian Krantz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Division of Genetics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and co-director of the Individualized Medical Genetics Center
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

November 26, 2015 – Thanksgiving

December 3, 2015

Integrating Spirituality into Medical Care: A Whole-Person Model of Care 

Alhadeff Lecture
Christina Puchalski, MD, MS
Founder and Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) at The George Washington University
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

December 10, 2015

Mental Health Across the Medical Education Continuum: Challenges and Opportunities 

Lana Staheli Lecture
Stuart Jonathan Slavin, MD, MEd
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor of Pediatrics, St. Louis University School of Medicine
Planners and speaker disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

December 17, 2015

Rotavirus: Preventing Another Enteritis 

Janet Englund, MD
Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UW; Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s
Eileen Klein, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 7, 2016

G-Tubes and You: Implementing Standard Work and Improving Outcomes

Adam Goldin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery, UW; Medical Director of Surgical Outcomes, Seattle Children's
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 14, 2016

Addressing Inequities in the Healthcare System

King/Lavizzo Lecture
Stephen C. Nelson, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota; Director, Hemoglobinopathy Program, Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 21, 2016

From Expectations to Surprise: Reaching Towards Better Communication with Families When “Things Go Wrong” in the Delivery Room 

David Loren, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Associate Medical Director, UWMC NICU, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

January 28, 2016

Do Physicians Exert Undue Influence When Recruiting for Clinical Trials in the NICU? 

Sconyers/Godfrey Lecture
Renee Boss, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

February 4, 2016

Hardwired for Hope: How Parents Estimate Their Child’s Risk for Future Obesity and Chronic Disease 

Davene R. Wright, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Investigator, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

February 11, 2016

Biofeedback: Updates on Research, Application and Efficacy 

Klavano Holistic Care Lecture
Cora Breuner, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Adolescent Medicine and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Children’s
Ria Abelon, MS
Biofeedback Therapist, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships. 

February 18, 2016

Caring for Children with Robin Sequence: Updates and Opportunities 

Kelly N. Evans, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UW; Craniofacial, Pediatrics-Inpatient, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

February 25, 2016

Automated Adverse Event Detection: A Real Benefit of the EHR 

Troy McGuire, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 3, 2016

Real-Time Dashboards for Clinicians: Is This Our Future? 

Lalit Bajaj, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado; Emergency Care, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 10, 2016

Antibiotic Usage in the 21st Century: How Low Can We Go? 

Warmington/Community Pediatrics Lecture
Scott Weissman, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 17, 2016

Children and Tobacco 2016: Who Is Winning? 

Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

March 24, 2016

Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases – Approaching the Paradigm of Precision Medicine 

Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Pediatrics, UW; Director, Immunology Diagnostic Lab; Co-Director, Non-Malignant Transplant Program, Seattle Children’s
Planners have no commercial relationships.
Speaker disclosed:

  • Grant/Research Support: Biosciences, CSL Behring
  • Consultant: Baxalta Biosciences, CSL Berhing, ADMA Biologics

Review by CME program manager concluded that this presentation does not include content relevant to this disclosure.

March 31, 2016

Pediatric Lymphedema: Managing a Difficult Problem

Thomas M. Jinguji, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Shannon Wilcox, DPT, CLT
Physical Therapy, Seattle Children’s

Giridhar M.Shivaram, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology, UW; Radiology, Seattle Children’s

Jennifer Fernandez, MSOTR/L, CLT
Occupational Therapy, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers disclose that they have no commercial relationships.

April 7, 2016

The Science of Support Groups

Christopher M. Traudt, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Neonatology, Seattle Children’s
Planners and speakers have no relevant financial relationships.

April 14, 2016

A Fine Balance: Protecting Abused Children 

Holt Webster Child Abuse Medicine Lecture
Cindy W. Christian, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Endowed Chair in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

April 21, 2016

So What Do You Tell the Family? Lessons Learned From Juvenile Dermatomyositis 

Resident/Fellow Research Day
Ann M. Reed, MD
William Cleland Professor of Pediatrics; Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, Duke Children's, Duke University Medical Center
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.

April 28, 2016

Mast Cell Disorders in Children 

William E. Pierson Allergy Lecture
Dean Metcalfe, MD
Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases and Chief, Mast Cell Biology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Planners and speaker have no relevant financial relationships.