City-Wide Medical Grand Rounds Events

May 15, 2024

Lung Cancer: A Journey From Nihilism to Hope Through Bench to Bedside Research
Presented by: 
Presented by Frances A. Shepherd, OC, OOnt, MD, FRCPC, LLD (Honoris Causa)

April 17, 2024

Quality and Innovation
Presented by: 
Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC
Lisa Hicks, MD, MSc, FRCPC

March 20, 2024

Changing the Paradigm for Healthcare Systems
Presented by: Professor Sir John Bell, CH, GBE, FRS
Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University

February 21, 2024

Imagining Black Wellness: The Future is Yours or Not?
Presented by: 
Dr. Roberta K. Timothy, M.A., M.ED., PhD, RP (SHE/HER)
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Black Health Lead, Program Director, MPH in the field of Black Health
Social and Behavioural Health Science
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies
York University

January 17, 2024

The Canada Ukraine Surgical Aid Program: Reconstructing Casualties of War
Presented by: 
Michelle Hladunewich, MD, BSc(med), MSc, FRCPC
Chief of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Medical Lead, Glomerulonephritis and Specialty Clinics, Ontario Renal Network
Oleh Antonyshyn, MD, FRCSC, MSM
Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Imaging and Trauma Research, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Clinical Staff, Division of Plastic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

November 15, 2023

FM Hill Lecture: We are (Not) All Perfectly Fine...How high-stakes personal narratives will change our culture
Presented by: 
Dr. Jillian Horton MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Manitoba

October 25, 2023

Understanding the Effects of the Hidden Curriculum
Presented by: 
Shelly Dev, MD
Staff Intensivist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Clinician Educator & Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Education
Dept. of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook
Mentorship & Wellness Lead
Interdepartmental Division of CCM, University of Toronto
Tina Martimianakis, MA, MEd, PhD
Professor & Director of Medical Education Scholarship, Department of Paediatrics
Scientist and Associate Director, Collaborations & Partnerships
Wilson Centre for Research in Education
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

September 20, 2023

New Opportunities to Accelerate Gender Equity for Women in Medicine
Presented by:
Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor & Associate Chair, PM&R, Harvard Medical School

June 21, 2023

Redefining Academic Medicine: From Bench to Bedside to Population to Society
Presented by:
Victor J. Dzau, MD
President, National Academy of Medicine (US)

May 17, 2023

Rise of the Clinician – Reflections on what we should use as evidence in the era of electronic tools like EMRs, Connecting Ontario, and Artificial Intelligence
Presented by:
David K. H. Wong, MD, FRCPC
Clinician Hepatologist, Toronto 
Clinician Teacher, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Clinician Investigator, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) & Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, University Health Network

April 19, 2023

Climate Change and Other Ecosystem Stressors, Understanding the Impacts on Respiratory Health and Infectious Diseases
Presented by:
Chung-Wai Chow MD, PhD, FRCPC
Transplant Respirologist, University Health Network
Director, Respirology, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine & Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Samira Mubareka MD, FRCPC
Medical Microbiologist & Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

March 22, 2023

Diagnostic Thinking
Presented by:
Edward Etchells, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Staff Internist, Women’s College Hospital & Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

February 15, 2023

What is our way forward?
Presented by:
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto

January 18, 2023

Addressing Racial Disparities in Kidney Disease: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Presented by:
Bourne Auguste, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Staff Nephrologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

November 16, 2022

Sugar and Spice: Issues and Challenges for Diabetes in Women
Presented by:
Lorraine Lipscombe, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine
Temerty Faculty of Medicine and IHPME, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Staff Physician, Women’s College Hospital
Director, Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations
University of Toronto

October 26, 2022

Molecular Genetics of Essential Tremor
Presented by:
Guy Rouleau, OC, OQ, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC
Director, Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital
Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
Director, Department of Neuroscience, McGill University Health Center

September 21, 2022

The Expanding Multiverse of Sodium-Glucose Linked Transporter Inhibition (SGLTi) In and Beyond Diabetes
Presented by:
Bruce A. Perkins MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Endocrinology 
Director, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes, Sinai Health
Susanna Mak MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department Division Director, Cardiology
Director, Anna Prosserman Heart Function Clinic, Sinai Health

June 15, 2022

Department of Medicine Annual Day

The Year in Review: learning from the past to shape our future
Presented by:
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto


Promotions & Awards Ceremony:

May 18, 2022

The Quest for Closing Disparity Gaps in Diabetes Care: Implications of Biology vs Racism
Presented by:
James Raphael Gavin III, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village, Inc.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University

April 20, 2022

Dermatology and Black Skin: Diversity, Differences and Disparities in Care
Presented by:
Marissa Joseph, MD, MScCH, FRCPC, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
Medical Director, RKS Dermatology Centre, Women’s College Hospital

March 23, 2022

Sickle Cell Disease: Combating both Disease and Disparity
Presented by:
Isaac Odame, MB ChB, MRCP (UK), FRCPath, FRCPC
Professor and Alexandra Yeo Chair in Haematology 
Director, Division of Haematology, Departments of Medicine and Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Haematology Section Head, Division of Haematology/Oncology
Medical Director, The Global Sickle Cell Disease Network, Centre for Global Child Health, 
The Hospital for Sick Children

November 17, 2021

Race, Ancestry and Kidney Disease – genetic epidemiology to clinical translation
Presented by:
Rulan S. Parekh, MD, MS, FRCP(C), FASN
Vice President, Academics, Women’s College Hospital
Professor of Medicine & Division Director, Division of Nephrology

October 20, 2021

Improved Cancer Outcomes – But Miles to Go Before We Sleep: Personal Reflections on 35 Years of Cancer Research
Presented by:
Elizabeth Eisenhauer, OC, MD, FRCPC, FRSC
Professor Emerita, Department of Oncology, Queen’s University
Innovation Lead, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

September 15, 2021

Patients First, but what’s next? Working towards a more relational culture… even during a pandemic
Presented by:
Jillian Horton, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Max Rady College of Medicine
Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Manitoba

This presentation was not recorded.

June 16, 2021

Department of Medicine Annual Day 2021
Presented by:
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto

May 19, 2021

How VITAL are Vitamin D and Omega-3s for Cardiometabolic Health?
Presented by:
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH
Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School.
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Professor, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

April 21, 2021

Culture & Inclusion in the DOM: Supporting faculty wellness during the COVID-19 third wave
Presented by:
Simron Singh, Faculty Lead, Wellness
Lisa Richardson, Vice Chair, Culture & Inclusion
Isaac Bogoch, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
Jerome Leis, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Department of Psychiatry
Gillian Hawker, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine

March 24, 2021

Reshaping research priorities to match the massive crises we face
Presented by:
Kaveh G. Shojania, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Quality & Innovation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
CQuIPS Senior Scholar


February 17, 2021

100 Years of Innovation - The Insulin Story
Presented by:
Daniel Drucker, MD
Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health
Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

January 20, 2021

Racism and Obesity Bias in Medicine, Similarities and Challenges
Presented by:
Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC, Pharm. D
Medical Director, Wharton Medical Clinic
Adjunct Professor McMaster University and York University
Staff Internist, Juravinski Hospital & Women's College Hospital


November 18, 2020

Shifting the Focus: Increasing the visibility of older women in clinical research and care
Presented by:
Paula Rochon, MD, MPH
Vice President, Research, Women’s College Hospital
Professor, Department of Medicine & RTOERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto


October 28, 2020

Neuroprotection therapies for Parkinson's disease: “One drug does not fit all”
Presented by:
Director, Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease, the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic and the Rossy Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network and the University of Toronto; Lily Safra Chair in Movement Disorders, University Health Network; Jack Clark Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Krembil Brain Institute, University Health Network; Principle Investigator, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto


September 16, 2020

Teaching in Synchronous Online Environments (with a focus on Zoom)
Presented by:
Heather Mac Neill, MD, BScPT, MScCH(HPTE), FRCPC
Faculty Lead, Educational Technologies, Office of Continuing Professional Development, Co-Instructor, Educational Technology for Health Professional Education, DLSPH, Medical Director of Stroke Rehab, and Physiatrist, Sinai Health System, Associate Professor, DoM, University of Toronto
Jason Liang, BKin, MD
PGY5, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Kataryna Nemethy
eLearning Developer and Instructional Designer, Baycrest Health Sciences

...Hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

February 19, 2020

Reducing Hallway Medicine
Presented by:
Tara O’Brien, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Sam Sabbah, MD, MSc, FRCPC 
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Robert Wu, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

January 15, 2020

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: Setting the Stage for Diverse Human Flourishing
Presented by:
Saleem Razack, MD, FRCPC
Director of the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement & Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences Education,
Staff Intensivist and Division Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, Montréal, QC

November 20, 2019

Understanding Obesity as a Global Disease and Its Impact on Health
Presented by:
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS
Obesity Medicine Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

October 23, 2019

Healthcare’s Digital Revolution: (Finally) A Time for Optimism
Presented by:
Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

September 18, 2019

Progress and Challenges in Clinical Cancer Genetics
Presented by:
Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH
Susan F. Smith Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Chief, Division of Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

June 19, 2019

Chair’s Annual Report: Humbled and Proud
Presented by:
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto

May 15, 2019

Person-Centred Care: Broadening the Curriculum Beyond Bioscience
Presented by:
Ayelet Kuper, MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Staff Physician, Division of GIM, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Scientist and Associate Director, The Wilson Centre, UHN/UofT; Co-Lead, Person-Centred Care Education & Associate Professor, DoM, UofT

April 17, 2019

Can Big Data Lead to Big Change? Lessons from GEMINI
Presented by:
Fahad Razak
Assistant Professor and Internist, St Michael's Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital; Provincial Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement in General Internal Medicine, Health Quality Ontario
Amol Verma
Assistant Professor and Internist, St Michael's Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital; Provincial Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement in General Internal Medicine, Health Quality Ontario

March 20, 2019

Remote Patient Monitoring – Myth or Magic 
Presented by:
Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FCCS, FACC
Division Head and Fellowship Program Director, Cardiology, Loretta A. Rogers Heart Function Chair, Pfizer Chair in Cardiovascular Research, Site Lead – Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, Professor of Medicine, University Health Network & University of Toronto

February 20, 2019

Domestic Violence: Advocacy through education, learning from tragedy
Presented by:
Sheila Laredo, MD PhD FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Women's College Hospital & Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Chief Medical Advisor, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario
Robin Mason, MA MEd PhD
Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute and Scientific Lead, Women’s Xchange, Women’s College Hospital; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Jane Sloggett, RN, DOHS
Senior Director, Occupational Health and Safety, University Health Network
Jordan Coop
E-Learning Specialist and Instructional Designer, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto
Marylin Kanee, MSW
Advisor & Trainer Human Rights & Health Equity

January 16, 2019

Cannabis in the Legalization Era: Caveat "H-Emptor"
Presented by:
Tony P. George, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Clinician-Researcher and Head, Biobehavioural Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Research Laboratory & Program Director, CAMH Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

November 21, 2018

Enhancing Value in Healthcare: It Takes a System
Presented by:
Eve Kerr, M.D., M.P.H.
Louis Newburgh Research Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA HSR&D Center of Innovation

October 24, 2018

Learning "Healthy" Models for Healthcare
Presented by:
Marzyeh Ghassemi, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, Faculties of Computer Science & Medicine, University of Toronto, Faculty Member, Vector Institute

September 26, 2018

2018 Levinson Lecture: How big data changed pro sports & will revolutionize your health care
Presented by:
Sacha Bhatia, MD, MBA, FRCPC
Founding Director, WCH Institute for Health Systems Solutions & Virtual Care (WIHV), F.M. Hill Chair in Health Systems Solutions, Division Head, WCH Cardiology & Staff Cardiology, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

June 20, 2018

Two steps forward, one step back – 2017-18 Departmental Report
Presented by:
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto

May 16, 2018

Organoids as potential vehicles for precision medicine
Presented by:
David Andrews, PhD
Director and Senior Scientist, Biological Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Membrane Biogenesis

April 18, 2018

Competence By Design in The Department of Medicine.
Presented by:
Scott Berry, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
CBD Implementation Lead & Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Denyse Richardson, BScPT, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Clinician Educator, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

March 21, 2018

Fixing medicare: What are the impediments to health reform.
Presented by:
André Picard
Health columnist at The Globe and Mail and the author of five books, including Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada.

February 21, 2018

Comparison of US and Canadian Healthcare Systems – stories from a US immigrant.
Presented by:
Larry Robinson, MD, FABPMR
Chief, St. John's Rehab Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Professor & Division Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

January 17, 2018

Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality.
Presented by:
Sarah Kaplan, PhD, MA
Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School, University of Toronto

November 15, 2017

2017 F.M. Hill Lecture: Developing a Model of Care for Women Living with HIV: Could It Change How We Practice as Specialists?
Presented by:
Mona Loutfy, MD, MPH
Infectious Diseases Specialist, Clinician Scientist & Professor, Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Maple Leaf Medical Clinic

October 25, 2017

2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award recipient: A New Era: Stroke is More Treatable, Dementia is More Preventable.
Presented by:
Antoine M. Hakim, MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist Emeritus, Neuroscience Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

September 20, 2017

2017 Levinson Lecture: The Toronto Lung Transplant Program: Past and Present.
Presented by:
Michael Hutcheon, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

June 21, 2017

Chair’s Annual Report: Medicine Really Matters.
Presented by:
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto

May 17, 2017

The North American Opioid Crisis.
Presented by:
David Juurlink, MD PhD FRCPC
Professor and Division Director, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

April 19, 2017

Healthcare Quality Improvement: This Generation’s Evidence-based Medicine.
Presented by:
Kaveh G. Shojania, MD FRCPC
Director, Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Professor and Vice Chair, Quality & Innovation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

March 22, 2017

Stroke treatment in 2017:  It’s about time.
Presented by:
Rick Swartz, MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

February 15, 2017

Mentorship, equity and diversity (MED) in medicine.
Presented by:
Sharon E. Straus, MD MSc FRCPC
Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care, Vice-Chair, Mentorship, Equity & Diversity, Department of Medicine, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto, Deputy Physician in Chief, St. Michael's Hospital, Director, Knowledge Translation Program

January 18, 2017

Zika Virus.
Presented by:
Isaac I. Bogoch, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DTM&H
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

November 17, 2016

Women's College Hospital – FM Hill Lecture: Gut Bugs and Fecal Transplants: Targeting the Microbiome to Treat Disease.
Presented by:
Colleen R. Kelly, MD FACG
Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Women’s Medicine Collaborative, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

October 26, 2016

2016 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recipient: Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: An Achievable Goal.
Presented by:
Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

September 22, 2016

The Dr. Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship: The Promise of Health Sciences in the 21st Century – A Revisit.
Presented by:
Alan Bernstein, OC, PhD, FRSC
President and CEO, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

June 15, 2016

Medicine Matters: Reflecting on our Past & Mapping our Future.
Presented by:
Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Toronto

May 18, 2016

Sinai Health System – Barnet Berris Lecture: Rheumatoid Arthritis - Will Evolution or Revolution Drive Future Therapeutics?
Presented by:
Professor Iain McInnes, PhD, FRCP, FRSE
Director, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Muirhead Chair of Medicine, Professor of Experimental Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow