Neurology & Neurological Sciences Grand Rounds

Neurology Grand Rounds & Clinical Case Presentations

Please note that representatives from pharmaceutical and device companies are not permitted to attend Grand Rounds (SIIP policy).


July 7

New Resident Boot Camp

July 14


July 21
Clark Center Auditorium

Clinical Pathology Conference: Subacute Encephalopathy in a Young Woman

Addason McCaslin, MD
PGY-4 Stanford Neurology Resident

July 28
Clark Center Auditorium

Genetic Testing in Neurology

Elise Brimble, MSc, MS, CGO
Licensed Genetic Counselor
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

August 4

Ophthalmic Imaging in Neurology: Current Utility and Future Potential

Heather Moss, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Opthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center

August 11
Clark Center Auditorium

MOC: Reform or Reboot?

Paul Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS
Director of Visiting Scholars Program, Advanced Neurology Clerkship Director, Harvard Medical School

August 18

Clinical Pathology Conference: Infection Until Proven Otherwise

Alex Frolov, MD
PGY-4 Stanford Neurology Resident

August 25

Neurocritical Care: Disrupting the Way EEG is Done – Silicon Valley Style

Kyle Hobbs, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford


Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center

September 1

Labor Day Break

September 8

MSA: Diagnosis and Treatment – What is in the Pipeline?

Phillip Low, MD
Robert and Patricia E. Kern Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

September 15
Munzer Auditorium

Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Neurological Disorders

Jan A. Nolta, PhD, Professor
Director, Stem Cell Program and Institute for Regenerative Cures
Scientific Director, UC Davis GMP Facility
University of California, Davis  

September 22

Topic- Research in Neurosardoidosis

Jeffrey M. Gelfand, MD, MAS, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, UCSF

September 29


Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD
Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Director, Center for Narcolepsy
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center    

October 6

Stroke Recovery: Engineering the Optimal Environment for Repair

Paul George, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Stanford Stroke Center
Department of Neurology
Stanford University Medical Center

October 13

Immunomodulation and the Inhibition of Vasculogenesis: A Means to Improved Overall Survival in Glioblastoma

Reena Thomas, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurosurgery

October 20
Clark Center Auditorium

The New Definition and Classification of Epilepsy

Robert Fisher, MD, PhD
Maslah Saul MD Professor of Neurology
Director, Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Stanford University Medical Center     

October 27
Palace Hotel, San Francisco

8th Breakthroughs in Neurologic Therapies Conference

November 3

Quality Assurance Rounds

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

David Post, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

November 10

Cardioembolic Stroke in Childhood:Open for Discussion or Closing Time?

Catherine Amlie-Lefond, MD
Professor of Neurology
Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program
Seattle Children’s Hospital     

November 17
Clark Center Auditorium

Quality Assurance Rounds: Navigating the Data-Free Zone: Immunotherapy in Refractory Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

Tarini Goyal, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

November 24

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1
Clark Center Auditorium

Research Presentation

The Amygdala and Its Networks: A Multilevel Analysis from Neurogenomics to Traumatic Brain Injury

Kevin Bickart, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

December 8
Clark Center Auditorium

Bumetanide for Neonatal Seizures: What’s the Evidence?

Janet Soul, MDCM, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Program
Boston Children’s Hospital

December 15
Clark Center Auditorium

Quality Assurance Rounds: Chronic Lyme Disease in Neurology

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

Sarah Ahmad, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

December 22

Winter Break

December 29

Winter Break


January 5

Winter Break

January 12

Clinical Pathology Case Presentation: An Atypical Case of Progressive Cognitive Decline

Paul Kim, MD
PGY-4 Stanford Neurology Resident

January 19

Comprehensive Approach to Identifying Infectious and Autoimmune Causes of Meningoencephalitis

Michael Wilson, MD, MAS
Debbie and Andy Rachleff Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and
Department of Neurology, Division of Neuroinflammation and Glial Biology
University of California, San Francisco

January 26

Clinical Pathology Case Presentation:  Beyond “Stepwise” Decline

Collin Culbertson, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

February 2

Research Presentation: Moyamoya in Down Syndrome: Biometric Predictors of Disease

Jonathan Santoro, MD
PGY-4 Stanford Neurology Resident

February 9

Implementation Research to Improve Neurologic Care and Outcomes: Health Policy as a Propeller

Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH
System Chair, Department of Neurology
Henry P. and Georgette Goldschmidt Professor of Neurology
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System

February 16

Research Presentation: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Modulation of Cortical Excitability, Or, Can We Treat Seizures with rTMS?

Aditya Joshi, MD
PGY-4 Stanford Neurology Resident

February 23

8am - 9am ••• LKSC-130

Quality Assurance Rounds

Targeted Temperature Management in Cardiac Arrest: Current Controversies and Questions

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

Elizabeth Mayne, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

March 2

CADASIL: Genotyping, Phenotyping and Exon Skipping a Hereditary Small Vessel Disease

Saskia Lesnik Oberstein, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist
CADASIL Research Group
Department of Clinical Genetics
Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands

March 9

Quality Assurance Rounds: Fibromyalgia: A Neurologic Basis?

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

Nina Bozinov, MD
PGY-4 Stanford Neurology Resident

March 16
Clark Center Auditorium

Dissecting Clinical Heterogeneity: Lessons in Precision Neurology

David Gutmann, MD, PhD
Donald O. Schunk Family Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair for Research Affairs, Director, Neurofibromatosis Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

March 23
Clark Center Auditorium

Capitol Hill Conversations: How Does It Affect Neurology?

Nicholas E. Johnson, MD, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine

March 30

Research Presentation: MR Perfusion to Predict Angiographic Vasospasm in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Kassi Kronfeld, MD
PGY-4 Stanford Neurology Resident

April 6

Quality Assurance Rounds

To Shunt or Not: Considerations in Difficult-to-Treat Meningitis

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

Lironn Kraler, MD
Chief Resident, Stanford Neurology 

April 13

Migraine & Contributing Comorbidities in Women

Anne Calhoun, MD, FAHS
Partner/Co-Founder, Carolina Headache Institute
Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
University of North Carolina

April 20

Quality Assurance Rounds

Updates in Cannabidiol Use in Pediatric Epilepsy: No Longer Half-Baked?

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty & professional staff)

JoJo Yang, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

April 27

AAN Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

April 21-28, 2017

May 4

Globalization, Climate Change, and the Evolution of Neuro-Infectious Disease

David Renner, MD
Professor of Neurology
Diplomate of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
Department of Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine

May 11

Research Presentation

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Early Radiographic Predictors of Elevated Intracranial Pressure

Nick Murray, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

May 18

Topic -  SUDEP

George Richerson, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Neurology & Professor, Roy Ja Carver Chair in Neuroscience, Carver College School of Medicine, University of Iowa

May 25

Evaluation and Management of Neurogenic Bladder

Craig Vance Comiter, MD
Professor of Urology and by courtesy, of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinic Chief for Urologic Specialties
Director of the Stanford Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

June 1

Clinical Pathology Case Presentation

40 Year-Old Woman with Lupus, Zoster and Imbalance: Picking the Right Tree in the Forest

Katherine Werbaneth, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

June 8
Berg Hall, LKSC

2018 Neuroscience Research Forum

Odette Harris, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford

June 15

Quality Assurance Rounds

Tumor-Associated Epilepsy: Optimizing Medical Management

(Open only to Neuroscience SHC faculty, adjunct faculty & professional staff)

Elaine Su, MD
PGY-3 Stanford Neurology Resident

June 22

Topic – Behavioral Neurology & Dementia

Gil Rabinovici, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, UCSF

June 29

Topic – Research in Headache and Pain Medicine

Elizabeth Loder, MD
Professor of Neurology, Chief, Division of Headache and Pain, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Faulkner Neurology, Harvard Medical School

July 6

Arrival of New Residents