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Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds is a recurring medical education event intended to provide up-to-date knowledge about current topics in Obstetrics and Gynecology and related specialties.

Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds is held virtually on most Wednesday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Faculty, trainees, nurses and medical students are welcome to attend and/or virtually watch Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds. 

Those on the distribution list will receive the recurring Zoom meeting invitation and passcode in Outlook. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please email Susan Allender.

Recordings will be available for viewing at your convenience on the Duke Ob/Gyn Media Site Catalog.

Date Time Title Speaker
January 6 7:30 a.m. Chief Grand Rounds: Caring for Women in a Global Pandemic: Understanding HIV Care for Women Jill Hagey, MD, MPH
Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn, DUHS
January 13 7:30 a.m. Dismantling Jim Crow: Understanding Duke’s Long Road to Maternal Justice Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD
Dir., Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine; Dir., Program in the History of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics and History, DUHS
January 20 8:30 a.m. Human Germline Gene Therapy: Promise & Peril Paula Amato, MD
Professor of Ob/Gyn, SoM, Oregon Health & Science University
January 27 7:30 a.m. Fellow Grand Rounds: What You Weren’t Taught in Medical School: Modern Approaches to Statistics That Every Clinician and Researcher Should Know Whitney Hendrickson Cahill, MD
Senior Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, DUHS
February 3 7:30 a.m. Psychological Safety and Building Team Strength in Crisis Sanne H. Henninger, MSW, LCSW, EdD
Dir., PDC Office of Patient Experience, DUHS
February 10 7:30 a.m. Fellow Grand Rounds: Explaining the Unexplained: Evidence-Based Management of Unexplained Infertility Kathryn Shaia, MD
Senior Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, DUHS
February 24 7:30 a.m. Global Oncology: Gynecologic Cancer Care in Uganda Paula Lee, MD
Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director, Gynecologic Oncology, DUHS
March 3 7:30 a.m. Reproductive Justice and the Ethics of Access Katherine L. Watson, JD
Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Medical Education and Ob/Gyn, Northwestern University Feinberg SoM
March 10 7:30 a.m. Fellow Grand Rounds: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Catherine Watson, MD
Senior Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology
March 17 7:30 a.m. Quality Improvement – Duke Quality System Richard Shannon, MD
Chief Quality Officer, Duke Health
March 24 7:30 a.m. The Trials, Tolls and Triumphs of Motherhood: The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression William S. Meyer, MSW
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn, DUHS
March 31 7:30 a.m. Fellow Grand Rounds: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Maternal Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Annalies Denoble, MD, MSc
Senior Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, DUHS
April 21 7:30 a.m. Chief Grand Rounds: Breastfeeding: The Basics, the History and Cultural Influences Abigail Hardin, MD
Administrative Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn, DUHS
April 28 7:30 a.m. Donald T. Moore, MD, Endowed Lecture
The Maternal Healthcare Crisis for Women of Color (Panel Discussion on Disparities in Maternal Healthcare to follow at 8:30 a.m.)

Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP
Chair of Ob/Gyn, Perelman SoM, University of Pennsylvania

May 5 7:30 a.m. Chief Grand Rounds : Shopping for Eggs: Special Legal and Ethical Considerations When Using Donor Oocytes Shelun Tsai, MD,
Education Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn, DUHS
May 12 7:30 a.m. Ob/Gyn–FMCH Joint Grand Rounds: "You're the Only One I've Told: The Stories Behind Abortion" Meera Shah, MD, MPH, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic
May 19 7:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Radiology Risk in Early Pregnancy

Traci Lynn Thoureen, MD, MHS
Dir. for Simulation, Division of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Surgery, DUHS

Beverly Gray, MD
Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn, DUHS

Josh Broder, MD, Courtney Mitchell, MD, PhD and Traci Thoureen, MD

May 26 7:30 a.m. Chief Grand Rounds: Surgical Considerations for the Gynecologic Patient with Anemia Kerry Drury, MD
Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn, DUHS
June 2 7:30 a.m. Developments in Physical Therapy: Management of the Obstetric Patient Brook Orvis, PT, DPT, PRPC, CLT
Jennifer Thornton-Jones, PT, WCS, CLT
Valerie Adams, PT, DPT, CLT
Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
June 9 7:30 a.m. Laparoscopic Complications: Prevention, Recognition and Management

Amy Broach, MD, MS
Assistant Medical Director of Ambulatory Services 
Medical Director, Duke Women's Health Arringdon
Assistant Professor, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

June 23 7:30 a.m. The Social Injustice of Menstrual Pain: Erasing the Stigma and Being Part of the Solution Sawsan (Suzie) As-Sanie, MD, MPH
Robert K Ferguson and Virginia A Ferguson Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Chief, Gynecology
Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Director, Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain Consultative Clinic
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Michigan
June 30 7:30 a.m. Program Evaluation Committee Meeting

Beverly Gray, MD
Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn, DUHS

with Brittany Davidson, MD, Mira Estin, MD, PhD and Daniel Spinosa, MD

August 11 7:30 a.m. Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology: Prepubertal Vaginal Bleeding

Jennifer O. Howell, MD
Ob/Gyn, DUHS

August 18 7:30 a.m. PACT Professionalism: Peer Communication

Diana McNeill, MD
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, DUHS

William Richardson, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, DUHS

August 25 7:30-9:30 a.m. Intersection: Promoting Equity in the Management of Substance Use Disorders – Special Focus on MOUD for Opioid Use Disorders Lamercie Saint-Hilaire, MD
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health, DUHS
September 1 7:30 a.m. Lupus in Pregnancy Megan E. B. Clowse, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, DUHS
September 8 7:30 a.m. Fellow Grand Rounds: Fibroids, Fertility and Pregnancy Benjamin Harris, MD, MPH
Senior Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, DUHS
September 15 7:30 a.m. The Paradox of Perfectionism Nancy Zucker, PhD
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, DUHS
September 22 7:30 a.m. Medical Malpractice: Lifting the Veil of Shame Beverly Gray, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, DUHS
September 29 7:30 a.m. Bridging the Gap Between Regenerative Medicine and Urogynecology

Cassandra Kisby, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, DUHS

October 6 7:30 a.m. Chief Grand Rounds: Cell Free DNA: To InfiNIPT and Beyond Daniel Spinosa, MD
Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn, DUHS
October 13 7:30 a.m. Duke State Relations and Duke Health Government Relations Doug Heron, Associate Vice President, Duke State Relations 
Katie Lipe, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Duke State Relations
Catherine Liao, Associate Vice President, Duke Health Government Relations 
James Tucker, Director, Duke Health Government Relations 
Julie Rose, Director, Duke Health Government Relations 
Brian Lee, Business Manager, Duke Health Government Relations
October 27 7:30-9:30 a.m. Journal Club Hosted by Matthew Barber, MD, MHS
Chair, Edwin Crowell Hamblen Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Biology and Family Planning, Ob/Gyn, DUHS
November 3 7:30 a.m. Resident Grand Rounds: Toward Safe and Timely Birth: Evidence-Based Induction of Labor Caledonia Buckheit, MD
Ob/Gyn, DUHS
November 10 7:30 a.m. Medical School Education Update Nancy Knudsen, MD
Associate Dean for Learning Environment and Well-Being, Duke University School of Medicine
November 17 7:00 a.m.

3rd Annual Duke Association of Women Surgeons Grand Rounds: Intersectionality 

When the Bow Breaks: Intersectionality in Orthopaedic Surgery Post–George Floyd

Navigating a Gender Journey within a Professional Space

Haydée C. Brown, MD, Founder, Black Surgeons Orthopedic Group 

Marci Bowers, MD, President-Elect for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health


Morbidity and Mortality

Ob/Gyn Morbidity and Mortality is held virtually on most Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Virtual participation is limited to faculty, trainees, nurses and medical students. All materials and discussion in this forum are confidential and to be used solely for the purpose of quality improvement. No content should be discussed or shared outside of this meeting.​

Those on the distribution list will receive the Zoom meeting invitations and passcode in Outlook.


Faculty Meetings

Ob/Gyn Faculty Meetings are held every other month. Faculty and APPs will receive a unique Outlook calendar invitation for the entire series.

Those on the distribution list will receive the recurring Zoom meeting invitation and passcode in Outlook. 

Slide decks from faculty meetings are posted on the Duke Ob/Gyn Intranet website under Faculty Items



Exceptions may occur when the Ob/Gyn Department collaborates with educational events sponsored by other Departments. The invitations and links to these joint events may be initiated by another department and are not part of the Ob/Gyn grand rounds or faculty meeting series.



Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds is approved for 1.0 credits of continuing medical education. 

To establish a new CME account, view your CME transcript or refresh an existing account, login with your net ID credentials.

Texting for Ob/Gyn CME credit opens at 7:45 a.m. the morning of conference and remains open for 24 hours. You will receive a confirmation text when credit has been recorded and the credit will be reflected on your transcript.