Grand Rounds

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Grand Rounds are designed to improve the broad practice of laboratory medicine and pathology, including patient care, research, medical education and innovation. Sessions are open to the public and presentations are posted online for review. CME credits are available to those who attend in person.

Time & Location


Grand Rounds are held weekly on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Masonic Cancer Research Building.

450 Masonic Cancer Research Building
425 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Spring Semester 2019

January 9

Gregory A. Fishbein, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

January 16

Bronwyn H. Bryant, MD
Pathologist Assistant Professor
Larner College of Medicine
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

January 23

Daniel Kurtycz, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

"The development of a standard terminology: The Milan System for reporting salivary gland cytopathology"

February 6

Regina Plummer, DO
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

February 13

Aaron Barnes, MD, PhD
PGY3 – CP Only
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

February 20

Karin Rodland, PhD
Researcher, Integrative Omics
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington

"Proteogenomics and Pathways: Functional insights from integrated omics"

February 27

Alexander Wyatt, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Urology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

March 6

Amy Beckman, MD 
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota

"The cytogenomic landscape of myeloid neoplasms in Down syndrome"

March 13

Robert F. Padera, Jr. MD, PhD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Department of Pathology 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

"Medical device pathology: Rise (and fall) of the machines"

March 20

Loren Wold, PhD
Associate Professor 
Physiology and Cell Biology
College of Medicine, Ohio State University 
Columbus, Ohio

"External triggers of CV dysfunction: role of particulate matter exposure"

March 27

Brian Steffen, PhD
Michael Tsai, PhD
Division of Research
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota 

April 3

Jason Baron, MD 
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Core Laboratories, Pathology Services 
Massachusetts General 
Boston, Massachusetts

"Enhancing laboratory diagnosis through analytics and AI"

April 10

John N. Eble, MD 
Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine, Indiana University 
Indianapolis, Indiana  

"Cystic nephroma and mixed epitheial and stromal tumor"

April 17

Ralph Deberadinis, MD, PhD
Chief and Professor 
Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

"Metabolic heterogeneity and liabilities in cancer"

April 24

James M. Musser, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College 
Houston, Texas

"The many secret lives of Streptococcus pyogenes, a flesh-eating pathogen"

May 1

Lynette M. Scholl, MD 
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology 
Harvard Medical School 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Boston, Massachusetts

"Mutational pattern recognition: Implications for diagnosis and prediction in solid tumors" 

May 8

Pepper Schedin, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

May 15

Nicole D. Pecora, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine and Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Rochester Medical Center 
Rochester, New York 
"Implementation of whole genome sequencing in clinical microbiology" 

May 22

Jeffrey Meeusen, PhD
Clinical Chemist and Co-Director
Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, Minnesota

May 29

George Birdsong, MD 
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Chief of Service for Anatomic Pathology 
Winship Cancer Institute 
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

"Regulatory and quality assurance issues in cytology: A brief history"