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Grand Rounds Schedule

Hospital Grand Rounds are designed to present to the practicing physician, the physician in training, nurses and other health care providers, some of the latest advances in the field of medicine and health care.

The Hospital Grand Rounds program strives to disseminate information about medical therapeutics, practice management and healthcare issues to maintain high quality in-patient care management.

Program Times and Locations

Hospital Grand Rounds are held weekly on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 P.M. in the Professional and Community Education Center Auditoria A,B,C D. Food and beverages are served at 11:30 a.m.

Hospital Grand Rounds Webinars are also held each Tuesday at 11:45 A.M., Eastern Time. To join an online meeting, go here and usemeeting number 736 223 360.

The OB/GYN Grand Rounds are held weekly from September through May, on Fridays at 7:30 the Professional and Community Education Center. 

Hospital Grand Rounds Schedule: SEPTEMBER 2015

September 8, 2015 
Topic:  "Update on Psoriasis"
Ben Lockshin, M.D., DermAssociates, PC, Silver Spring, MD
Objectives: a) Summarize how to diagnosis psoriasis; b) Describe the comorbidities associated with psoriasis; c) Review how to initiate therapy; d) Review current and emerging therapies for treating psoriasis; e) Summarize patient expectations

September 15, 2015
Topic: "Enhanced Recovery Protocols in Colon and Rectal Surgery"
Speaker: Luis Hernandez, M.D., Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery Faculty, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Objectives: a) Recognize outdated practices in the post-operative management of colon and rectal surgery patients; b) Discuss specified protocol designed to decrease length of stay and decrease complications after colon and rectal surgery; c) Describe what potential new methods are available to decrease length of stay and complications after colon and rectal surgery.

September 22, 2015
Topic: "Medical Legal Issues in Surgery"
Speaker: Gary Ruben, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery George Washington University
Objectives: a) Summarize the basic terminology applicable to the practice of surgery; b) Recognize the process and ethical legal issues that arise in the practice of surgery; c) Describe the pitfalls of testifying.

September 29, 2015

Topic: "Innovations In Ophthalmology: A look at Recent Advances in our Treatment of Ocular Disease"
Speaker: Mark Gonzalez, M.D. Ophthalmologist Medstar Eye Institute
Objectives: a) Review some of the most common ophthalmic diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy; b) Describe the new technology available in the treatment of these diseases; c) Understand how these modalities are being implemented in practice today.

OB/GYN Grand Rounds Schedule: SEPTEMBER 2015

September 4
Topic: "Combined meeting of the GYN/ONC Cancer Committee"
Location: EDU 4

September 11
Topic: "Business Meeting"
Location: EDU 3

September 18
Topic: "Morbidity and Mortality - OB"
Speaker: Imad Mufarrij, M.D., FACOG, Clinical Professor, OB/GYN, George Washington, University
Location: AUD A

September 25
Topic: "Morbidity and Mortality - GYN"
Speaker: Imad Mufarrij, M.D., FACOG, Clinical Professor, OB/GYN, George Washington, University
Location: AUD A

REMINDER: We are now broadcasting live the presentations in our Webinars. To join an online meeting, go here and use meeting number 736 223 360.

Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Holy Cross Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of (1) hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Holy Cross Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 1 contact hour.

If you have any questions, please contact Ari Moshe-Hernandez, CME Coordinator at 301-754-7173 or

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