Lunch & Dinner Seminars (Winter 2018)

This is an *OLD* list of seminars from Winter 2018, for reference only. Please navigate to the "Lunch and Dinner Seminars" link on the left side of this page for the most current list of this quarter's seminars.

Click here for a list of Department of Surgery courses offered throughout the year.

Multiple Days

Day/Time Course Code Course Name Course Description Course Location Contact Information
Sat/Sun 8:00AM-2:00PM MED 282 Early Clinical Experience at the Cardinal Free Clinics Registration for MED 282 allows you to volunteer for additional shifts at the free clinics beyond those required for PoM or your Family Medicine Rotation. Furthermore, registration helps provide valuable support to help keep our doors open year to year. Lunch will be provided for all clinic volunteers! Free Clinics Jeff Wang <>


Day/Time Course Code Course Name Course Description Course Location Contact Information
Mon 12:30-1:20PM OBGYN 216 Current Issues in Reproductive Health Course focuses on topics related to family planning, fertility, maternal mortality, LGBTQI and family planning, Zika virus, adolescent sexuality, and more.  LKSC 120 Wendy Zhang (
Mon 12:30-1:20 PM MED 242 Physicians and Human Rights Weekly lectures on how human rights violations affect health. Topics include: regional conflict and health, the health status of refugees and internally displaced persons; child labor; trafficking in women and children; HIV/AIDS; torture; poverty, the environment and health; access to clean water; domestic violence and sexual assault; and international availability of drugs. Guest speakers from national and international NGOs including Doctors Without Borders; McMaster University Institute for Peace Studies; UC Berkeley Human Rights Center; Kiva. Alway M106 Ryan Brewster,
Mon 6:00PM-7:20PM (1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/11, 2/26, 3/4) FAMMED 200SI United States of Healthcare: A Geographic Survey of American Healthcare Disparities This dinner seminar will describe the various ways in which healthcare is experienced and practiced across the country. Each class will focus on one region of the nation and examine the socioeconomic, geographic, historical and cultural factors that contribute to one present-day disparity localized to the region. By examining several topics in depth, this course aims to illustrate how community and state-level discrepancies affect individual experiences and the role physicians can play in making healthcare more equitable and accessible to all.   Angela Lee


Day/Time Course Code Course Name Course Description Course Location Contact Information
Tues 5:15 PM-6:45 PM PEDS 281 Childhood Chronic Illness: Impact on Family Development The Pals Program is a volunteer activity serving Lucile Packard Children's Hospital chronically ill patients and their siblings. Modeled after the Big Brother/Big Sister Program, Pals matches first- and second-year medical students with pediatric patients or their siblings. The patients and/or their siblings enjoy the support and companionship of their Pals, and the medical students learn firsthand about the emotional and social aspects of chronic illness during childhood. CCSR 4205


Day/Time Course Code Course Name Course Description Course Location Contact Information
Wed 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM  SOMGEN 213 The Art of Observation: Enhancing Clinical Skills Through Visual Analysis Offers medical students the opportunity to enhance their observational and descriptive abilities by analyzing works of art in the Stanford museums. Working with the Cantor Arts Center staff and Stanford Art History PhD candidates, students spend time in each session actively looking at and describing works in the gallery. Discussion with medical school faculty follows, providing a clinical correlate to the gallery session. Classes interrogate a different theme of medical observation and clinical practice and includes opportunities for an applied clinical session in the hospital with course-affiliated physicians.   Ryan Brewster,
Wed 12:30-1:20PM PEDS 214/114 Introduction to Pediatrics Lecture Series Introduction to the various aspects of pediatrics, directed at pre-clinical MD students, undergraduates, or graduate students. Course composed of interactive lectures conducted by pediatric faculty on subjects ranging from normal development to topics in different pediatric subspecialties. current issues in the field, and opportunities for students considering this specialty. Speakers also touch on their career paths and choices and are available to answer questions about their areas of interest. By special arrangement students may have the opportunity to shadow general pediatricians or pediatric specialists. Intended to stimulate interest in pediatrics and to inform students about the breadth of the field. LK 308
Wed 5:30-6:50PM ORTHO 201 Musculoskeletal Exam Practicum Student initiated course. Opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills for conducting musculoskeletal exams. Sessions led by Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery attendings and residents. Didactic introductions followed by hands-on practice of specific aspects of the musculoskeletal exam. LKSC 205/206 Jake Mooney: Tanmaya Samabare:


Day/Time Course Code Course Name Course Description Course Location Contact Information
Th 12:30-1:20PM ORTHO 270 Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering Biological principles underlying the use of engineering strategies and biocompatible materials for tissue repair and regeneration. Structure, physiology, and mechanics of articular cartilage, bone, and dense soft connective tissues. Current ideas, approaches, and applications being implemented as therapeutic regimens for arthritis, spinal deformities, and limb salvage. Multidisciplinary constraints on the design and creation of tissue constructs. Students enrolling for 2 units prepare a presentation and final project. LKSC 101 Jake Mooney,
Th 12:30-1:20PM NENS 204 Introduction to Stroke Seminar This course is an introduction to Stroke Medicine, no prior knowledge required! Rotating lecturers will discuss their careers and a variety of topics including acute stroke management, stroke rehabilitation, coma/trauma, surgical treatment of aneurysms, pediatric stroke, and global health and stroke! Edwards Building R358 Razina Aziz-Bose, Rosa Yu, Hannah Rasmussen
Th 12:30-1:20PM PSYC 225 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Lunch seminar on child and adolescent health where different doctors teach on various psychiatric conditions and then bring a patient in the following week to talk about their experience. 2/3 quarter participation gets you the title of Klingenstein Fellow and a trip to a conference in southern California. LK306
Th 6:30-7:30 PM MED 248 Student Rounds Preclinical students meet 4-6 times per quarter with a clerkship student who presents the history and physical of an unusual, educational, or otherwise meaningful case that they recently encountered on the wards. Course participants then work together under the clinical student's guidance to develop a problem list and plan, which are then compared with the problem list, plan, and orders made by the actual admitting team. In the course of presenting the cases, the clinical student describes personal experiences and practical components of ward work and daily clinical routine.  LK 120 Adele Xu ( or Daniel Berenson (


Day/Time Course Code Course Name Course Description Course Location Contact Information  
Fri 12:30-1:20PM SURG 234 Service through Surgery Badass surgeons discuss the role of surgery in serving underserved populations. Enrollment required for food. Spots still left!  Alway 212


Fri 12:30-1:20PM MED 200 Primary Care Presentations This lunch seminar involves patient case presentations in internal medicine and various subspecialties. During each session, course director Dr. Wendy Caceres presents case information (eg, history, physical exam, labs, imaging, other diagnostic data, etc) to a faculty discussant who has not seen the case before the session. Faculty discussants work through case information for the first time during each session, allowing students to benefit from the unrehearsed clinical reasoning of those clinicians. Dr. Caceres will prompt the discussants to interpret diagnostic info, put together a differential diagnosis, consider treatment options, and discuss other thoughts about the case. This course allows students to hone their diagnostic skills and learn clinical pearls that will help during rotations. Alway M106 Sarah Waliany