Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds

Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds follows the academic calendar (September - June) and is mostly held every 4th Wednesday from 4-5pm.

For upcoming Grand Rounds, see our event calendar: Upcoming Grand Rounds.

The aim of the Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds series is to provide a forum for presentation from prominent experts and active discussion on topics relevant to the medical care of older adults. Attendees should be able to incorporate learned content to improve evidence-based care delivery, teaching and research in aging and serious illness.

  • Grand Rounds has been recorded and posted on YouTube since May 2020. Visit our YouTube channel to access our recordings.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Fiscal Year 2022 Geriatrics Grand Rounds sessions.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA category 1 credit issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. You must sign in and be present in-person to qualify for CME credit.

Course Number MGR 23021

*Faculty Relationship Disclosure

All speakers listed above have declared that neither they, nor any immediate member of their family, have a financial arrangement or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products except *. 

* All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.

Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Grand Rounds Commercial Support Disclosure

No commercial support received for Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Grand Rounds.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Past Grand Rounds Recordings



Presentation Title



Eleni Linos, MD, MPH, DrPH​​​​​Director, Center for Digital Health, Ben Davenport and Lucy Zhang Professor of Medicine, Stanford University



Adrienne Green, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living


Lillian Min, MD, MSHS, Associate Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine; Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief, Geriatrics, University of Michigan


Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University


Miguel A Paniagua, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, FCPPVice President, Medical Education, American College of Physicians, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania





Sandra Moody, MD, BSNMedical Director of Palliative Care Service, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine (& Geriatrics), University of California San Francisco


Manish N. Shah, MD, MPHChair, Professor of Geriatrics, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine,University of Wisconsin-Madison


Michael Harper, MDProfessor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco


Soo Borson, MD
Deputy Editor, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; Co-Lead, BOLD Center of Excellence on Early Detection of Dementia; Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine; Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine


Tacara N. Soones, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Geriatrician, Clinical Researcher; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of General Internal Medicine,
The University of Texas


Jason Karlawish, MD
Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Director, Penn Memory Center 


Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc MD FRCPC
Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine; Clinical Department Head, AHS Calgary zone; Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary


Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR)


Krista Harrison, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS)


Jennifer Lai, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF, practicing general/transplant hepatologist and board-certified Physician Nutrition Specialist




Chrissy Kistler, MD, MASc, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Assistant Professor for the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill


Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF, President & CEO of the Special Needs Plan Alliance


Amit Shah, MD, Geriatrician, Internist, Palliative Care Specialist, Mayo Clinic


Duke Han, PhDProfessor of Family Medicine, Keck School of Family Medicine, University of Southern California


Pei Chen, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, UCSF Division of Geriatrics


Ashwin Kotwal, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Medicine, UCSF Division of Geriatrics


Nancy Schoenborn, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine


Anne Basting, PhD, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Director, Center for 21st Century Studies, Founder of and a Creative Strategist for the award-winning non-profit TimeSlips


Ted Johnson, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Director, Center for Health in Aging, Program Director, Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center, Paul W. Seavey Chair in Medicine Chief, General Med & Geriatrics, Interim Chief, Hospital Medicine, Atlanta Site Director, Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatrics Rehabilitation, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)


Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS, acute care surgeon, trauma surgeon and surgical intensivist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Kessler Director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Associate Faculty at Ariadne Labs, and Adjunct Faculty at the Marcus Institute for Aging research



Helen Kao, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Innovations at Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in Corvallis, and Professor of Geriatrics with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Caring for the future: supporting the caregivers on whose backs we lean


Lee Lindquist, MD, Section Chief of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine, George M. Eisenberg Research Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)


Helen Chen, M.D. Chief Medical Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife


Michael Steinman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Research Training, Associate Director, UCSF Pepper Center for Aging Research, VA Director, UCSF National Clinician Scholars Program, Visiting Research Scientist and Interim Director of Research, San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living, Staff Physician, SFVAMC




Amy Kind, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Director, UW Department of Medicine Health Services and Care Research Program and Director of the Madison VA Dementia and Cognitive Care Clinic


Carl V. Hill, PhD, MPH,
Vice President
, Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association


Annie Medina-Walpole, MD
Professor of Medicine, Paula H. Fine Professorship in Medicine, and Chief, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD), University of Rochester Medical Center




Dae H. Kim, MD, MPH, ScD
Associate Professor of Medicine
, Division of Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Kathleen T. Unroe, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.


Dr. Lisa M. Walke
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Anna Chodos, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Principal Investigator, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, Director, Geriatrics Outpatient Consult Service, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital


Anne Fabiny, MD, Professor of Medicine,
Leah Rorvig, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine,  Michi Yukawa, MD, Professor of Medicine,
Meredith Greene, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine


Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, Professor of Medicine Anna Chodos, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ashwin Kotwal, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine
Rebecca Sudore, MD, Professor of Medicine
Eric Widera, MD, Professor of Medicine


Sharon Kaufman, PhD, Professor Emerita, Institute for Health and Aging Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine


Dan Matlock, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Implementation Scientist - GRECC



Helen Chen, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife

12/5/2019 *UCSF Medicine Grand Rounds

Michael Steinman, MD, Professor of Medicine, UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Co-PI of the US Deprescribing Research Network, co-chair of the American Geriatrics Society’s Beers Criteria guideline update panel, Director of the UCSF T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Aging Research, and Associate Director for the UCSF Pepper Center for Aging Research


Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH, Director, Health and Housing Initiatives Non-Profit Housing Association of North California (MPH) 


Jessica Eng, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF Division of Geriatrics


Thomas E. Edes, MD, MS, Executive Director of Geriatrics and Extended Care, for Clinical Operations for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)


Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, Chief of Staff, Associate Dean, San Francisco VA Healthcare System (SFVAHCS)


Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, Professor of Medicine, UCSF Division of Geriatrics


Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Aging Brain Center in the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife


Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) & Ophthalmology, Deputy Director, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine & Durham VA Medical Center


George E. Thibault, MD, Immediate Past President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine, Medical Education Emeritus, Harvard Medical School


Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS, Director of Quality Initiatives, Division of Adult Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital





Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services


Aanand D. Naik, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Sandra Y. Moody, MD, BSN, AGSF, Associate Professor, UCSF Geriatrics, SFVAMC, Professor-in-Residence at Kameda Medical Center in Kamogawa City, Chiba, Japan


Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD, Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention


Kellie L. Flood, MD, Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Care Transitions & Geriatric Quality Officer, UAB Hospital


Lona Mody, MD, MSc, Amanda Sanford Hickey Professor, University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


Bruce Leff, MD, Professor of Medicine, John Hopkins University Schools of Medicine


Stephanie Rogers, MD, MS, MPH, Medical Directors of: ACE Unit, Hip Fracture Co-management Service, and Delirium Reduction Campaign, University of California, San Francisco


Mindy Fain, MD, Chief, Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine


Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN, Former CEO, American Geriatrics Society