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Grand Rounds

Each week, faculty members in the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery meet for grand rounds lectures on evolving areas and new trends in their field. Many of these presentations are available below.

Videos of Grand Rounds Presentations
Functional Neurological Disorder - turning a negative in to a positive Professor Jon Stone, MB, ChB, FRCP, PhD, Professor of Neurology - Dept. Clinical Neurosciences (NHS Lothian), Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (University of Edinburgh), Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - 12/11/20
Multiple Sclerosis treatment: the tyranny of choice by Tim West. MD, Rocky Mountain MS Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT - 12/04/20
Building Bridges: Practical Strategies for Inclusion by Joanne Smikle, PhD, Consultant in Leadership & Organization Development. - 11/20/20
Tourette Syndrome 2020 by Keith A. Coffman, MD, Pediatrics/Neurology, Director, Tourette Syndrome Center of Excellence, Director, Movement Disorders Clinic, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine - 11/13/20
The Three Facets of Fabry Disease: Neurological, Medical and Therapeutics Advances by Mazen Dimachkie, MD, Professor & Executive Vice Chair, Neurology, Vice Chairman for Research Programs, Eric Rush, MD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Geneticist, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Genetics, Ahmad Tuffaha, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension - 11/6/20
Current Controversies in the field of Tremor by Günther Deuschl, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Senior-Professor of Neurology, Kiel University, Germany - 10/31/20
Tardive syndromes: definitions, phenomenology, epidemiology and treatment by Joseph Friedman, MD, Professor of Neurology, Chief of Movement Disorders Program, Brown University - 10/23/20
Epilepsy & Pregnancy by Naymee J Velez Ruiz, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director, Epilepsy Fellowship, Director, Women & Epilepsy Program, Medical Director, Jackson Memorial Hospital Epilepsy Center - 10/16/20
The Precision Neural Dynamics Lab – understanding neural signals ranging from brain-computer interfaces to epilepsy by Adam Rouse, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director of Basic Research, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Department of Neurosurgery - 10/9/20
The Mystery Cases of David Marsden and their Resolution by Kailash Bhatia, FRCP, Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences, UCL, Institute of Neurology, NHNN, Queen Square, London, UK - 10/2/20
Using Brain Imaging to Uncover Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease by Robyn Honea, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center - 9/25/20
Case Studies in Neuropalliative Care by Marsha T. Robinson, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic - 9/18/20
Gait Problems in Parkinsonism and Frontal Lobe Gait Disorders by Simon JG Lewis, MBBCh BSc FRCP FRACP MD, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience,University of Sydney - 9/11/20
Inflammatory Myopathies: An Update on Evaluation and Therapies on the Horizon by Namita A. Goyal, MD, Associate Professor, Dept of Neurology, UC Irvine, Co-Director, UC Irvine-MDA ALS and Neuromuscular Center, Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, Director, Neurology Clinical Trial Unit, Director, ALS Clinic - 9/4/20
Nonatherosclerotic Cerebral Vasculopathies by Sabreena Slavin, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 8/21/20
Neuromuscular complications of Immune check point inhibitors by Mamatha Pasnoor, MD, Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 8/14/20
Neurological Aspects of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) Therapy by Muhammad Nashatizadeh, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor. Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 8/7/20
Resumption of Anticoagulation After Intracerebral Hemorrhage by Jorge Kawano, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 7/31/20
Resident Education for the Assessment and Care of Headache: Grand Rounds in Headache Medicine by Niushen Zhang, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Headache Fellowship Program Director, Stanford University - 7/24/20
Utilizing Objective Vestibular Tests for Concussion Diagnosis and Recovery by Liz Fuemmeler, AuD, Audiologist/ Vestibular Specialist, Hearing & Balance Speicalist of Kansas City - 7/17/20
Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy by Vishal Shah, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 6/26/20
Neuromuscular Medicine in the Age of COVID-19by Swathy Chandrashekhar, MD, Neuromuscular Fello, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 6/19/20
Career Development for Medical Educators Ralph Jozefowicz, MD, Professor of Neurology, Associate Chair for Education, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry;- 6/5/20
Emerging Surgical and Drug Therapies for Epilepsy by Nathan B Fountain, MD, Professor University of Virginia - 5/29/20
Covid-19 and Stroke: The Clot Thickens by Monika Manchanda, MD, PGY-4 Resident, Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 5/15/20
So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance": A Data Overview on Risk of Neuromuscular Complications In Vaccination by David Shirilla, DO, Fellow, Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 5/15/20
Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Stroke by Yana Nesterenko, MD, PGY-4 Resident, Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 5/8/20
FDG-PET: Utility for Differential Diagnosis in the Clinical Practice of Dementia Care by Joseph J. Pleen, DO, PGY-4 Resident, Dept. of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 5/8/20
Disease Modifying Therapy Selection in Multiple Sclerosis by Amanda Thuringer DO, Fellow ,Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 4/17/20
Gut and Parkinson Disease by Vibhash Sharma, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor,Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 3/13/20
Novel Treatments for Hypersomnia by M. Suzanne Stevens, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Sleep Medicine, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 4/3/20
The Myth of Divided Attention by Richard Dubinsky, MD, MPH, Professor & Vice Chair of Clinical Services, General Neurology Division Chief, Neurology Residency Program Director, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 3/13/20
Autoimmune Neurology: Paraneoplastic Disorders & Beyond by Andrew McKeon, M.B., B.Ch., M.D, Professor of Neurology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic - 3/6/20
Cells Therapies in Stroke Recovery by Laith Maali, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 2/21/20
Project REACT, Creating Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Epilepsy in Kansas by Jean-Baptiste le Pichon, MD, PhD, Children’s Mercy, Director, Child Neurology - 2/21/20
Continuous EEG Monitoring in the ICU: Past & Future; Are We Ready for Targeted Medicine by Andres Rodriguez-Ruiz, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine - 2/7/20
Team Science in Myasthenia Gravis Outcome Measures by Mazen M. Dimachkie, MD, FAAN, FANA, Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Vice Chair for Research Programs, Neuromuscular Division Chief, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Director Department of Neurology,University of Kansas Medical Center - 1/31/20
On the Shores of a New World: A Revolution in Treatment for MDA Disorders by Jeffrey Statland, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 1/10/20
Community-engaged Research: Lessons from a decade of ADC work
Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 1/3/20
Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease: Past, Present, and Future
Perry Ridge, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University - 2/22/19
Research in Low and Middle Income Countries, lessons learned and moving onward
Jean-Baptiste Le Pichon MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Children’s Mercy Hospital - 1/25/19
Alzheimer's Disease Update: Advances in Prevention, Treatment, and Clinical Care
Jeff Burns, MD, Professor, Neurocognitive, Division Chief, University of Kansas Medical Center - 1/4/19
Advances in the management of ALS
Omar Jawdat, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 1/18/19
The impact of Pacebo: A Neuromuscular Perspective
Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN, Clinical Professor, General Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Director-Nerve and Muscle Center of Texas - 2/8/19

The Intersection of Art & Neurology
Aziz Shaibani, MD, Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and Director, Nerve and Muscle Center of Texas, Adjunct Professor, KUMC - 2/8/19

History and Advancements in Electromyography Center
Kathryn Kimrey, DO, Resident PGY4, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical - 3/1/19

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
David Shirilla, DO, Clincal Neurophysiology Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 3/1/19

Vascular Contributions to Brain Health
Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center - 3/8/19

Migraine Treatment in the 21st 1/2 century
Trevor Gerson, MD, Resident PGY4, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 3/22/19

Lessons I have learned in the NeuroICU
Alejandro Rabinstein, MD, Professor of Clinical Neurology, Director, Neuroscience ICU, Mayo Clinicr - 3/15/19

Wearable Technology in Parkinson’s Disease
Nathan Wachter, MD, Resident PGY4, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 3/22/19

Antiepileptic Drugs Update: 2010 and Beyond
Utku Uysal, MD, Associate Professor Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 3/29/19

Inclusion Body Myositis from Physio Pathogenesis to Treatment
Olivier Benveniste, MD, Department of internal Medicine, Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere - 4/5/19

Paroxysmal Movement Disorders in Children
Jonathan W. Mink, MD PhD, FAAN, FANA, FAAP
Frederick A. Horner, MD Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Child Neurology, Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center - 4/12/19

Myasthenia Gravis Antibodies
Siva Pesala, MBBS, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 4/19/19

Updates in Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment by Shamik Shah MBBS, Vascular Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 4/19/19

Epileptic Encephalopathies Though the Lifespan
Asim Shahid, MD, Director, Pediatric Epilepsy, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH - 5/3/19

Myasthenia Gravis Therapy in 2019: Updates
Constantine Farmakidis, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 5/17/19

VMR Scholarship Program: Neuromuscular at Queen Square
Matthew Varon, MD, Neuromuscular Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 6/7/19

Alteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Questions You Always Wanted to Ask but Never Dared
Jose Biller, MD, FAAN, FACP, FAHA Chair, Neurology; Director, Vascular Surgery Neurology Fellowship Program; Medical Director, Stroke Program; Professor, Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center - 6/14/19

Not All That Glitters Is Gold: Cognitive Errors in Clinical Diagnosis by Yunxia Wang, MD, Professor, Vice Chair of Education, Neurology Inpatient Division Chief, University of Kansas Medical Center - 7/12/19

How the Vietnam War and Communism Shaped Neuromuscular Disease in North America
Richard J. Barohn, MD, FAAN, Gertrude and Dewey Professor of Neurology, University Distinguished Professor, Vice Chancellor for Research, President of the Research Institute, Director, Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute, The University of Kansas Medical Center - 7/19/19
Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Brenton Massey, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, The University of Kansas Medical Center - 7/26/19
The Forgotten Sense – A Review of Olfactory Loss and Olfactory Training
Jennifer Villwock, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 8/2/19
The Evaluation and Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease
Daniel E Kremens, MD, JD, FAAN, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Co-Director of the Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA - 8/9/19
Common Errors in EEG Reading
Selim Benbadis, MD, Division Director, Epilepsy, Eeg & Sleep Medicine, Professor, Department of Neurology at USF Health - 8/16/19
Biomechanics of Spinal Deformity and Motion
Joseph Cheng, MD, MS, Professor of Neurosurgery. Frank H. Mayfield Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery at University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute - 8/16/19 /19
Fine-grained Levels of Motor Maps Reorganization After Nervous System Injury
Carmen Cirstea, MD, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Departments of Psychological Sciences and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Missouri School of Medicine - 9/6/19
Amyloid Neuropathy. "There you see it, there you don't
Mamatha Pasnoor, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center - 8/30/19
Diagnosing CIDP: Trying to get it right (and how to get it wrong)
Jeffrey Allen, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota - 9/13/19

Academic Year 2017-2018

Academic Year 2016-2017

Academic Year 2015-2016

Academic Year 2014-2015

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • June 27, 2014 - Dr. Omar Jawdat - Watch a video of his talk, "Late-Onset Pompe Disease: A Review," or view his PowerPoint slides.
  • June 13, 2014 - Dr. Kyle Carpenter - Watch a video of his talk, "Multimodality Neuromonitoring in the ICU"
  • June 6, 2014 - Dr. Thomas G. Brott - Eighth Annual Ziegler Lecture. Watch a video of his talk, "Carotid Artery Disease for 2020 and Beyond!"
  • April 18, 2014 - Dr. Richard Barohn - Watch a video of his talk, "IVIG or Plasmapheresis for Neuromuscular Disease" or view his PowerPoint slides.
  • March 7, 2014 - Dr. David Saperstein - Watch a video of his talk, "We Know How to Treat CIDP, Now What?" or view his PowerPoint slides. Also see a brief interviewwith Dr. Saperstein conducted by Dr. Richard Barohn before the lecture.
  • March 6, 2014 - Dr. Paul Camarata - Watch a video of his talk, "Over the Shoulder of Walter Dandy: Medical Illustrations Discovered," at the Kansas City Neurology/Neurosurgery Society.
  • January 29, 2014 - Dr. Richard Barohn - Watch a video of his grand rounds given at the University of Colorado, "Diagnosis, Treatment and Research for ALS: Old and New Ideas." or view his slides in .PDF form.
  • January 17, 2014 - Crystal Cameron-Vedros - Watch a video of her talk, "Navigating the Waters of Open Access" or view her slides in .PDF form. 
  • January 3, 2014 - Dr. Richard Barohn - Watch a video of his talk, "A Tale of 5 IND's" or view his slides. NOTE: In the video, Dr. Barohn refers to Dr. Russell Katz as the contact person at the Food and Drug Administration for submitting IND applications, but Dr. Katz recently stepped down, and the new contact person is Dr. Eric Bastings, eric.bastings@fda.hhs.gov. 
  • December 13, 2013 - Dr. David Clifford - Watch a video of his talk, "Neurosarcoidosis.", and follow along with his PowerPoint slides.
  • November 8, 2013 - Dr. Joseph Maroon - Follow along with his slide presentation while watching a video of his talk, "The Secrets of Longevity: The New Science of Epigenetics."
  • October 25, 2013 - Dr. Robert C. Griggs - Watch a video of his talk, "Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." Also, see another lecture given by Dr. Griggs, "The Experimental Therapeutics of Rare Diseases,"which was given in connection with the nomination of Dr. Richard Barohn, Chairman of the KU Medical Center Neurology Department, as a University Distinguished Professor.
  • October 4, 2013 - Dr. Aziz Shaibani - Watch a video of his talk, "The Power of Placebo in Medicine," and see a brief interview of Dr. Shaibani after the lecture, or view his slides in .PDF form.
  • September 27, 2013 - Dr. Jonathan S. Katz - Watch a video of his talk, "A Deep Dive Into The Neuropathy Work-Up," and follow along with his PowerPoint slides. A brief interview of Dr. Katz precedes the lecture.
  • August 23, 2013 - Dr. Chester V. Oddis - See the slides for "Myositis Update: Treatment, Autoantibodies and More," and watch a video of Dr. Oddis' presentation, followed by an interview of Dr. Oddis conducted by Dr. Richard Barohn and Dr. Mazen Dimachkie. (Interview starts at 59:40 in the video).
  • September 6, 2013 - Dr. Jeffrey M. Burns, Dr. Russ Waitman and Dr. Patricia Kluding - "HERON, Frontiers and Pioneers: Database and Recruitment Resources to Advance Your Research."
  • July 5, 2013 - Dr. Dipika Aggarwal - "Inflammatory Myopathies"
  • May 31, 2013 - Dr. Brennen Bittel - "Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE): Our Experience at a Tertiary Care Center"
  • May 17, 2013 - Dr. Richard Barohn and Dr. Mazen Dimachkie - "A Tale of Four INDs"
  • May 10, 2013 - Dr. Maryam Tahmasbi Sohi - "Exercise Therapy in Neuromuscular Disease"
  • April 19, 2013 - Dr. Kapil Sethi - "Parozysmal Dyskinesias"
  • April 12, 2013 - Dr. Vernon Rowe - "Drug Development Outside the Academic Environment"
  • March 29, 2013 - Dr. Behrouz Zamanifekri - "Intraoperative Monitoring"
  • March 8, 2013 - Dr. Russell Swerdlow - "Bioenergetic Manipulation for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases"
  • February 8, 2013 - Dr. Richard Dubinsky - "When Does Huntington's Disease Begin?"
  • February 1, 2013 - Dr. Richard Barohn - "HUNT: The Heartland Unit for Neuroscience Trials, NeuroNEXT Network"
  • December 21, 2013 - Dr. Richard Barohn - "New Ideas and Dilemmas from Recent Clinical Research in Muscle Diseases"
  • October 16, 2012 - Dr. Russell Swerdlow - "The Spectrum of Neurodegenerative Dementia"
  • September 28, 2012 - Dr. Michael Rippee - "The Hypercoagulability Panel in Stroke: Which Tests Should Be Done?"
  • September 21, 2012 - Anne Arthur - "KU Alzheimer's Disease Center - The Executive Director's Perspective"
  • August 31, 2012 - Dr. Andrei Belousov - "Novel Mechanism of Glutamate-Dependent Neuronal Death: Implications in Ischemic Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy"
  • August 10, 2012 - Dr. Bradley Evanoff - "Occupational and Environmental Exposures: Associations with Parkinsonism"
  • July 27, 2012 - Dr. Elliot Frohman - "Eye-ing a Window of Neuroprotection for MS"
  • July 20, 2012 - Dr. Mazen Dimachkie - "Management of Neuropathic Pain"
  • July 13, 2012 - Dr. William Nowack - "STAT EEGs"/li>
Department of Neurosurgery

University of Kansas Medical Center
Neurosurgery
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