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General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 

Heather Hofflich, D.O.
Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Medical Director, LA Jolla UPC
Director, GIM Grand Rounds


GIM Grand Rounds are comprised of lectures provided as needs-based education for physicians and primary care providers, covering topics that are relevant to today’s healthcare needs. 

Given the clinical and administrative demands on primary care physicians, it can be challenging to stay current on all aspects of primary care.  The GIM Grand Rounds series is a proven way to remain current on primary care trends, needs, treatments, and updates on prevention and evaluation of the latest medications.  These lectures provide clinicians with new abilities and strategies which help increase their competence.  They learn the latest medical information, enabling them to serve patients with the best possible care.  It enhances physicians’ performance by helping them modify their practice where appropriate.  Patients report tangible improvement in their overall health and outcome as seen in reviews of clinician practices. 

Through Grand Rounds, GIM hopes to fulfill the following CME objectives: 

  1. Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. 
  2. Demonstrate application of a scientific methodology to clinical situations. 
  3. Know and apply the basic sciences which are appropriate to a clinician’s discipline. 
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and professional associates.
GIM Grand Rounds are held every second Wednesday of the month throughout the year, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been moved to an entirely virtual format.  Please use this ZOOM link to view it remotely: 

Current Schedule

Below is the current schedule (subject to change without notice)

Date Speaker Topic
1/12/2022 Joseph Diaz, MD – Assistant Clinical Professor, General Internal Medicine
Arthi Balu, MD – MSP, General Internal Medicine
Gita Mehta, MD – Professor Emeritus, General Internal Medicine
Valeri Lanz-Gefroh – Communication Education Director, Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion
Balint Style Case-Based Discussion
2/9/2022 Martin H. Pham, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Degenerative Disc Disease: A Practical Guide to the Aging Spine
3/9/2022 Canceled (due to Academic Reviews Workshop)
4/13/2022 Lisa Madlensky, PhD
Professor and Interim Chief, Medical Genetics
Update on Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk
5/11/2022 Adam Silberman, ND
Director of Naturopathic Medicine, The How Clinic
Introduction to Naturopathic Functional Medicine
6/8/2022 Anne Wallace, MD
Professor, Surgical Oncology
Director, Comprehensive Breast Health Surgery
Update in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer: What’s New and Cutting Edge
7/13/2022 Anand Jagannath, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Hospital Medicine
Looking Under the Hood – Teaching Clinical Reasoning
8/10/2022 Lindsey Yourman. MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics
Prognostication for Older Adults: Why, When, and How
9/14/2022 Alison Moore, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor and Division Chief, Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine
What to Do If Your Patient Has a Positive Screen for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Heather Hofflich, DO

Clinical Professor, General Internal Medicine

Gina Woods, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Endocrinology

Screening and Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

Pranab Barman, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Elevated Liver Enzymes in the Primary Care Setting

Nina Riggins, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurosciences

Director of Headache Center

Headache in Clinical Cases