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Provider, Nursing and Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Provider Grand Rounds

Weekly Grand Rounds are held Thursdays, 8 to 9 a.m., in Seattle Children’s Wright Auditorium and streamed via WebEx.

Note: If you are external to Seattle Children’s, and plan to join us in Wright Auditorium, please note that parking and entrances have changed. See current campus maps with parking and screening information. Please review them before coming to the hospital. The preferred parking for visitors is the Ocean parking lot at the top of the hill.

We will continue to livestream our Grand Rounds presentations, and record them for posting online after. For more information, call 206-987-5379.

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

Schedule subject to change. Please check back for a current list of all scheduled speakers and topics.

January 12

Practice What We Teach
Martin Luther King Jr./Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Lecture

Lanre O. Falusi, MD, MEd, FAAP
Medical Director, Advocacy Education, Child Health Advocacy Institute, Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program; Director - Leadership in Advocacy, Under-resourced Communities and Health Equity; Attending Physician, Children's Health Center, Columbia Heights - Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Children's National Hospital

January 19

Liver Transplantation in 2023 – An update on the gift of life at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Pamela Valentino, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Medical Director, Liver Transplantation Program, Liver & Intestinal Failure Clinical Center Director, Seattle Children’s Hospital

January 26

SeqFirst:  Improving Access Equity for a Genetic Diagnosis in Critically Ill Infants

Tara Wenger, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Vascular Anomalies, Craniofacial Genetics Clinic, Seattle Children’s

February 2

Complementary and Integrative Medicine for ADHD: Navigating a Confusing Evidence Base
Klavano Holistic Care Lecture

Douglas Russell, MD
Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UW; Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Seattle Children’s

February 9

Whole Child Health: How Can We Best Support a Child’s Health-Related Social Needs?
Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Lecture

Charlene Wong, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Holly Vo, MD, MPH
Fellow, Pediatrics Pulmonary and Clinical Bioethics, Seattle Children’s

February 16


February 23

The Impact of Neonatal Neurocritical Care

Ulrike Mietzsch, MD
Co-Director NeuroNICU, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UW Division of Neonatology, Seattle Children’s Hospital

March 2

Protect Kids, Not Guns: The Pediatrician’s Role in Preventing Firearm Fatalities

Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, FAAP
Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director, Sedation Service; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

March 9

QTc: More Than Just a Number

Roberto Gallotti, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington; Pediatric Cardiologist, Arrhythmia, Seattle Children’s

March 16

Gene-Targeted Therapy for Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders:  The Example of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Sarkowsky Neurology Lecture

Richard S. Finkel, MD
Director, Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

March 23

Big News From the Little Brain: The Cerebellum in Development and Disease

Kathleen Millen, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Principal Investigator, Seattle children’s Hospital Research Institute, Center for Brain Research

March 30

Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence
(VIRTUAL via WEBEX only)

Gunjan Tiyyagura MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

April 6

Tic Talk:  Trauma Informed Care That’s Possible, Practical, and Productive
Holt Webster Child Abuse Lecture

Heather Forkey, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Attending Physician, Child Protection Program, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, Worcester, MA

April 13

Are Black Girls Undergoing Puberty at Younger Ages? Examining Implications of Race-based Teaching About Puberty

Lisa Swarts Tobor, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University; Director of Pediatric Endocrinology, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

April 20

Is that Malaria on Your Breath?  Malaria Clinical and Diagnostic Update for a “Post-COVID” World
Resident/Fellow Research Day       

Audrey John, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Stanley Plotkin Endowed Chair, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

April 27

Fetal Care: An Early Start on the Journey to Best Outcomes in Children
Tapper Surgery Lecture    

Oluyinka Olutoye, MD, PhD
Professor & E. Thomas Boles, Jr., Chair of Pediatric Surgery, OSU College of Medicine Surgeon-in-Chief, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

May 4

Prevention of Preterm Birth and Neurodevelopmental Delay Using Chewing Gum

Greg Valentine, MD, Med, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Adjunct Assist. Professor, Oral Health Sciences & Mechanical Engineering, UW & Seattle Children’s

May 11

UW Department of Pediatrics and Seattle Children’s Hospital Quality Improvement Scholars Program: Meet the 2021-2022 QI Scholars

QI Scholars
Erin Alberda
Patient Safety, Seattle Children’s

Natalie Rosenwasser, MD
Co-Director, Clinical CRMO Program, Rheumatology, Seattle Children’s

Victoria Konold, MD
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, UW; Infectious Disease and Urology, Seattle Children’s

May 18

Responding to Crisis in Youth Eating Disorders: innovative Solutions and Opportunities for the Future

Yolanda N. Evans MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Chief Division of Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Children’s

Cynthia Flynn, PhD
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Seattle Children’s

May 25

Food Allergy Prevention – It’s Nuts!
William E. Pierson Allergy Lecture  

Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH
Mary Ann & J Milburn Smith Senior Scientist in Child Health Research; Director, Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research (CFAAR); Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Northwestern University; Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine, Northwestern; Clinical Attending, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

June 1

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic’s Mindfulness & Compassion Program: Collective Healing for Parents & Community

Lenna Liu, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, UW; Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Obesity Program, General Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s

June 8

Global Pediatric HIV: Diagnosis, Neurodevelopment, and Transition to Adult Care
Global WAcH

Irene Njuguna, MBChB, MPH, PhD
Affiliate Assist. Professor, Dept. of Global Health, UW; Research Scientist, Kenyatta National Hospital

Anjuli Wagner, MPH, PhD
Assist. Professor, Dept. of Global Health, UW

June 15

When Medications Aren’t Enough: Epilepsy Surgery in Children

Jason Hauptman, MD
Associate Professor Neurological Surgery, UW; Neurosurgeon, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s

June 22

An Update on Congenital Hand Anomalies

Raymond Tse, MD
Associate Professor, UW; Director, Brachial Plexus Program, Seattle Children’s

Suzanne Steinman, MD
Assoc. Professor, UW; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Seattle Children’s

June 29

Feeling Safe, Seen and Valued: The Impact of Relationships to Transform Well Child Care

Jahmela Jenkins
Early Childhood Developmental Navigator, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Seattle Children's 

Abigail Grant, MD
Clinical Assoc. Professor, Pediatrics, UW, Pediatrician Harborview Pediatric Clinic

Maria Gutierrez
Early Childhood Developmental Navigator, Childhaven

Kathleen Park, MD
Pediatrician, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Seattle Children’s

Christina Pease, MD
Pediatrician, Sea Mar Community Health Center

Daisy Velxund
Early Childhood Developmental Navigator, Childhaven


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