Radiology Grand Rounds Lecture Series

Duke Radiology Grand Rounds Lectures are conducted on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. in Room 2002 Duke North. The mission for Radiology Grand Rounds is to provide an educational format which has a broad appeal to faculty and trainees. If you have any further questions regarding Radiology Grand Rounds, please contact Debbie Griffin at 919-684-7228.

The Washington University PE Protocol: Lessons Learned in Two Decades

March 30, 2017 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002

In 1997, I had the fear of doing the first pulmonary embolism (PE) protocol at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology on-call. Since the introduction of this protocol in the literature and at our institution, we have seen the study gain wide acceptance. With its indication creep, the number of studies positive for PE has declined. This lecture will focus on the PE protocol in 2016 with focus on a diagnostic approach topulmonary emboli of all sorts (acute, chronic, iatrogenic, septic and neoplastic). Pitfalls in interpretation will also be included. The use of the PE CT will also be discussed in our hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) center. We will end with a discussion on emerging trends and the role of other modalities.

Sanjeev Bhalla, MD

Professor of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis

After completing his undergraduate coursework at Yale and his medical degree and internship at Columbia University in New York, Sanjeev moved to St. Louis for Radiology Residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (1995-1999). He completed a fellowship in Thoracic Imaging in 2000 and has been on staff at the Mallinckrodt Institute since. In 2007 he succeeded his mentor Start Sagel to become the section chief of the newly minted Cardiothoracic Imaging Section. He has been an assistant residency program director for the past 16 years and was recently named the Cardiothoracic Trustee for the American Board of Radiology. Sanjeev has been lucky enough to work with a phenomenal group of residents and fellows and is most proud of having won a teaching award every year since his fellowship.


April 13, 2017 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002

Making the EHR Work for Diagnostic Radiologists

April 20, 2017 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002

The electronic health record (EHR) receives little use or attention by many diagnostic radiologists.  Some even complain that it wasn’t designed with them in mind.  Could this really be our own failure to engage available tools?  Learn how your EHR can drive diagnostic workflow and increase medical communication while improving both clinical quality and efficiency.

Cree Gaskin, M.D.

Professor of Radiology and Informatics
University of Virginia Health System

Dr. Gaskin completed both diagnostic radiology residency and musculoskeletal fellowship at Duke, finishing training in 2003.  He is now a tenured full professor at the University of Virginia where he serves as Musculoskeletal Division Chief, Department Vice Chair of Informatics, and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for the Health System.

Overcoming Physician Stress and Distress: How do we Take Care of Our Own? 

April 27, 2017 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002

This talk will discuss the current drivers of physician stress and distress and then review the elements necessary to develop a successful physician mental health program.  We will review the importance of overcoming stigma and providing accessible and responsive services for both house staff and attending physicians. The talk will review data from our experience with the UNC Taking Care of Our Own Program and also discuss other models. We will also discuss a new emotional support program to address the impact of adverse patient events on physicians.

Samantha E. Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics. She is the Director of the UNC School of Medicine Wellness Initiative and Director of the UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Program of the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders. Since 2012, Dr. Meltzer-Brody is the founder and director of the UNC “Taking Care of Our Own” that works to address the epidemic of physician burnout.

Dr. Meltzer-Brody is also the recipient of multiple NIH-funded grants that investigate epidemiologic and genetic predictors of postpartum mood disorders. She maintains an active clinical practice in both perinatal psychiatry and physician mental health and has published over 100 manuscripts and book chapters

Morbidity & Mortality

May 11, 2017 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002
Don Frush, MD

Professor of Radiology - Duke University