MED223: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Sciences Seminar

Teaching the future leaders in medicine!

Fall 2022

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2 Credits

The focus of MED223 is to fine-tune critical thinking skills by analyzing original publications and understanding the current complexities of the cardiovascular system.

MED223 is part of the Scholarly Concentration:
Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Sciences

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Tuesday Schedule

Students will attend the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminars series, which is a lecture series presented by prominent external speakers. Required attendance weekly from September 26 – December 9. Video of talks will be made available as needed. All other Frontiers seminars are optional.

Frontiers in CV Science Seminars schedule
Tuesdays @ time and location listed

Thursday Schedule

Students will learn new approaches and technology from Stanford faculty (schedule below).

Thursdays @ 12:30 - 1:20p
Room: Lokey Stem Cell G. 1161
(unless otherwise noted)

Assigned Reading

One to two papers per class will be discussed and interpreted in class.
Required readings are available on Canvas.

Fall Speakers

September 29, 2022

Anson Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)

October 13, 2022

Mark Mercola, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)

October 27, 2022

Maya Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine)

November 10, 2022

Kiran Khush, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

December 1, 2022

Juyong Brian Kim, MD

Assistant of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

October 6, 2022

Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research) of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Medicine)

October 20, 2022

Elan Burton, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

November 3, 2022


November 17, 2022

Joseph Levitt, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

December 8, 2022

Sean M. Wu, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

MED223 Directors

Past Speakers

January 13, 2022

Mirwais Wardak, PhD

Affiliate, Cardiovascular Institute Operations


January 27, 2022

Alison Schroer Vander Roest, PhD

Instructor, Pediatrics - Cardiology

February 10, 2022

Kevin M. Alexander, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

February 24, 2022

Jesse Engreitz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

March 10, 2022

Ron Witteles, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

January 20, 2022

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

February 3, 2022

Nicholas Leeper, MD

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

February 17, 2022

Ronglih Liao, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

March 3, 2022

Xinguo Jiang, PhD

Affiliate, Medicine - Med/Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine