The David Meyers’ Grand Rounds

Remembering Dr. David Meyers

A compassionate healer whose legacy lives on and whose impact on the lives of countless patients, students, and colleagues will forever be cherished.

Headshot of Dr. Meyers

The Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds is a one-hour breakfast lecture series featuring some of the foremost experts in the specialty of Family Medicine. The series is held on the first Thursday of each month at 8 AM. See below for the recordings:



  • Kathy Stolarz, DO – Associate Director of Global Health for Georgetown University MedStar Academic Affairs and Supervises the MedStar Global Health Equity Track – Refugee & Asylee Health November 2
  • Michael Fine, MD – Chief Health Strategist for the City of Central Falls Rhode Island – What is Medicine Good For?August 3
  • Ashley Walker, MD – Associate Professor Director of Residency Training Department of Psychiatry University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine Co-chair National Anti-Racism in Medicine Curriculum & J. Corey Williams, MD, MA – Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Co-chair National Anti-Racism in Medicine Curriculum – Stigma in Medicine: The Power of LanguageJanuary 5


Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP – Associate Dean of the Office of Rural Medical Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center – Putting the C in Country: Copperheads, COVID, Companies, and my mom’s ColonNovember 3

Dawn K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH – Clinical Biomedical Prevention Activity Lead in the HIV Research Branch of the Division of HIV Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –
Optimizing HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis in Family PracticeOctober 6

Elke Zschaebitz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC – Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing – Primary Care Practice Considerations for Trans-and Nonbinary Patients Utilizing Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy (new window)September 1

Renuka Tipirneni, MD, MSc, FACP – Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of General Medicine and Hospital Medicine – The Affordable Care Act after 10 years: Progress and Challenges in Achieving Health Equity (new window)August 4

Orlando Sola, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University & John Paul Sánchez, MD, MPH – Founder/Principal Investigator of the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physician Initiative – Pre-Faculty Development: A Critical Factor in Diversifying Health Professions Faculty – May 5

Rachel Harold, MD – Infectious Disease Physician and Climate Advocate – Code Climate: The Health Impacts of a Warming PlanetApril 7

Raj Ratwani, PhD – Vice president of Scientific Affairs for the MedStar Health Research Institute & Director of the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare – Electronic Health Record Usability: Implications for Patient Safety and BurnoutMarch 3

Diljeet K Singh, MD, DrPH – Integrative Gynecologic Oncologist with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group – Universal Health Care Can Save American MedicineFebruary 3

Michael Kharfen – Deputy Director, Office of Public Health at the New York State Department of Health – Ending the HIV Epidemic in Washington, DC – The Time Has ComeJanuary 6


Beje S. Thomas, MD – Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine – Race Correction Factor in eGFR – What’s the Deal?Thursday, December 2, 2021 

Tracey Henry, MD, MPH, MS – Assistant Health Director of the Grady Primary Care Center and Co-Director of the Health Equity Advocacy Policy track for Emory University School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education programs- “Addressing the Social Determinants of Health from Bedside to Policy” Thursday, November 4, 2021

Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP – VP & Chief Public Health Officer, Georgetown University &Professor of Family Medicine- “Public health, ethical and operational considerations in the implementation of an institutional vaccine mandate: What have we learned?”Thursday, October 7, 2021

Jack Westfall, MD, MPH – Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care – What’s Population got to do with it?  Building a Pathway to Population Health – 2021Thursday, September 2, 2021

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD – Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, Georgetown University Medical Center- PharmedOut: fighting Pharma’s influence on medicine for 15 yearsThursday, August 5, 202

José Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP – Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Utah Health- Family Medicine: A Career in Health EquityThursday, June 3, 2021

Douglas Spotts, MD, FAAFP, FCPP – Chief Health Officer at Meritus Health – Leadership: “What’s up Doc?”Thursday, May 6, 2021

James Huang, MD, FAAP – Board-certified Family Physician at Unity Health Care – Health Equity in the Deaf Community: Best Practices Thursday, April 1, 2021

Aviad Haramati, PhD – Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine (Nephrology) and co-director of the CAM Graduate Program at Georgetown University Medical Center – Fostering Well-being in the Learning Environment: The Imperative for Medical EducatorsThursday, March 4, 2021

Eric D. Anderson, MD, Chavalia Joan Breece, MSN, RN, ACNP-C, Kathryn L. Taylor, Ph.D & Randi M. Williams, Ph.D, MPHLung Cancer Screening & Smoking CessationThursday, February 4, 2021

Binny Chokshi, MD– General Pediatrician and Co-Medical Director of the Healthy Generations Program in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC – Trauma-Informed Care: Recognizing and Responding to the Needs of our PatientsThursday, January 28, 2021

Matthew Burke, MD, FAAFP– Chair for the AAFP’s Climate Change and Environmental Health member interest group- Human Health Harms of a Changing ClimateThursday, January 7, 2021


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-entryThursday, 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

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

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

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

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 Ambiguous Environments. February 2, 2017. 

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