Department Grand Rounds

The Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds, a one-hour breakfast lecture series featuring some of the foremost experts in the speciality of Family Medicine, are held the first Thursday of each month at 8AM in the Warwick Evans Conference Room, Building D at Georgetown University Medical Center. See below for the recent grand rounds lectures:

Eleni Spartos O’Donovan, MD, SM– Family physician and the Associate Program Director for the National Family Medicine Residency at Unity Health Care in Washington, DC -Community-Oriented Correctional Health Care: Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Health Outcomes Among Persons Experiencing Incarceration and Re-entry-Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH-Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network. HEALTH NETWORK – A Care Coordination Program for Mobile Patients. November 5, 2020.

Kathryn Hart, MD, FAAFP- Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine; Director Primary Care Leadership Track; Jeffrey Weinfeld, MD, MBI, FAAFP-Professor in the Georgetown University Department of Family Medicine; Director of Medical Student Education; Xerxeser Kayode, BSN, MHSA- Education Coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine. The Impact of Specialty Disrespect on the Learning EnvironmentOctober 1, 2020.

 Andrea Anderson, MD, FAAFP- Family Physician and the Associate Chief of the Division of Family Medicine at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A Key Ingredient: The Role of Professionalism in Maintaining Physician Licensure and Board Certification. September 3, 2020

Sumi Sexton, MD-Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief American Family Physician. Clinical Decision Support, Point of Care Knowledge, and American Family Physician: Challenges and Opportunities. August 6, 2020.


Yalda Jabbarpour, MD– Family physician in Washington, DC and Medical Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies. Primary Care and the COVID-19 Response.June 4, 2020.

Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH– Medical anthropologist and Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV. May 7, 2020.

Bruce L. Adelson, Esq.CEO of Federal ComplianceConsulting LLC. Patients with Disabilities and the Law. April 2, 2020.


Diana Burgess, PhD
– Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota; Co-Director VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Health Services Research. Studying the impact of racism on pain: Reflecting on my program of research of racial disparities in pain conducted in an era of opioid promotion. March 5, 2020.

Tobie-Lynn Smith, MD, MPH, MEd, FAAFP– Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine; Director, Family Medicine Clerkship; Director, Ambulatory Care Course Georgetown University School of Medicine. Eithical and Logistical Challenges to Anti-doping Efforts in the 2020’s. January 9, 2020.

Mary Ellsberg, PhD-Founding Director of the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University. Global Best Practices for Responding to Violence against Women and Girls in Health Services. December 5, 2019.

Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH -Vice President of American Board of Family Medicine for Research and Policy. Professional SuicideNovember 7, 2019.

Amy Collins, MD – Senior Clinical Advisor for Physician Engagement for Health Care Without Harm. Climate change, health and health care: How Physicians can help  October 1, 2019.

Jose Rodriguez, MD– Interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion for University of Utah Health.  Building Equity Mindedness in Academic Medical Centers September 5, 2019

Ming-Jung Ho, MD, DPhil – Medical Professionalism Education Across Cultures. August 1, 2019.

Michael Fine, MD – Chief Health Strategist to Mayor James Diossa and the City of Central Falls, Rhode Island, and Senior Clinical and Population Health Services Officer of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc. Standing Together: How Physicians and other Health Care Workers Can organize Ourselves, or colleagues and our communities to build the health care system America needs– block by block, neighborhoods by neighborhood and town by town June 6, 2019.

David O’Gurek, MD -Medical Director of the TRUST Clinic, an office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) program. Overdose Crisis: Learning from the past to face the present and improve the future May 2, 2019.

Raymond C. Martins, MD -Senior Director of Clinical Education and Training at Whitman-Walker Health. HIV Overview for Non- HIV Specialist. April 4, 2019.

Vince WinklerPrins, MD, FAAFP  -Assistant Vice President for Student Health at Georgetown University.Medical School Community Faculy- solicting, supporting and embracing our faculty. A preceptor expansion initiative by the society of Teachers of Family medicine March 7, 2019.

Mary Thoesen Coleman, MD, PhD,FAAFP-Chair of Family Medicine, Director of Community Health and Rural Track Education at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Interprofessional Practice and education (IPE) in Family Medicine_ No Longer the Lone Ranger  February 7, 2019.

Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD-Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. The Bigger Picture : Art, Empathy and Finding Meaning in Medicine January 3, 2019.

Marie Steinmetz MD, DABFM , DABoIM,– Board-certified in family practice- Integrative and Functional Medicine: The Science and Clinical December 6, 2018.

Alex Krist, MD, MPH –Professor of Family Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. Addressing Determinants of Health in Primary CareAugust 2, 2018.

John Epling, Jr., MD, Ms Edu – Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; Medical Director of Research for Family and Community Medicine; Medical Director of Employee Health and Wellness for the Carilion Clinic. Shared Decision Making in the Context of Prevention Recommendation.  April 5, 2018.

Sean Lucan, MD, MPH – Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine  (Mis) Measuring Neighborhood Food Environments – Relevance To Family Medicine, Community Health, and Health Disparities. March 1, 2018. – Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine  (Mis) Measuring Neighborhood Food Environments – Relevance To Family Medicine, Community Health, and Health Disparities. March 1, 2018

Carrie Chen, MD, PhD – Associate Dean of Assessment and Educational Scholarship; Professor of Pediatrics Feedback: What is the Evidence and What Should We be Doing?  February 1, 2018. 

Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD – Director of the National Capital Region’s Opiod Safety Program and the Deputy Director of the National Capital Region Pain Initiative and Wounded Warrior Pain Care Initiative. Clinical Practice Guidelines-Lessons Learned from Opioid Epidemic. January 4, 2018. 

Ed Tori, DO, FACP, CH – Associate Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), Director, The Influence Center at MI2, Influencing Behaviors. December 7, 2017. 

Christopher, King, PhD – Assistant Professor  and Director of Experiential Learning and Program Director, MHSA, Director, Health Systems Administration Master’s Program; Assistant Professor, Health Systems Administration Director, Experiential Learning and Professional Development. Advancing Equity by Bridging the Gap between Medical Care and Community: A Case StudyNovember 2, 2017.

Alan Simon, MD, Medical Officer – Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. HUD Housing Assistance Associated with Lower Uninsurance Rates and Unmet Medical Need. October 5, 2017. 

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE, CMQ – Medical Director, Christiana Care Health System Department of Family & Community Medicine, Wilmington, Delaware and the State of Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: An Overview, An Update & The On-going Controversy Around Safety. September 7, 2017

Hedy Wald, PhD – Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Director, Resident Resilience and Wellbeing, Residency Programs in Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School. The Becoming: Crafting a Story of You of Resilience and Wellbeing. August 3, 2017

Shawn Martin – Senior Vice President Advocacy, Practice Advancement. Health Care Policy Update. June 1, 2017. 

Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP – Professor of Family Medicine, Director, CAPRICORN – Georgetown’s PBRN (Practice-Based Research Network), Director, Global Health Initiatives, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Moving across borders: Migration and health. May 4, 2017

Sherrie Wallington, PhD – Assistant Professor of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Health Disparities and the HPV Vaccine. April 6, 2017.

Robert Saper, MD, MPH – Director of Integrative Medicine, Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Disparities, Chair, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, An Evidence-based Integrative Approach to Low Back Pain. March 2, 2017.

Kevin Grigsby, DSW, MSW – Senior Director, Member Organizational Development, Association of American Medical Colleges. Faculty Resilience & Vitality in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambigious Environments. February 2, 2017. 

Neil Weissman, MD – President, MedStar Health Research Institute, Setting Research Priorities in a Health System. January 5, 2017.