Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds are designed to discuss and evaluate evolving diagnostics and therapeutics as they relate to general and sub-specialty pediatrics, and describe community and academic resources relevant to contemporary pediatric practice. At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss, assess, and manage care of children with either normal or complex care requirements.

Department of Pediatrics and School of Medicine faculty, community pediatricians, residents and students are welcome to attend this weekly lecture to learn about pediatric topics, research and challenging clinical cases. This activity is open to the public.

Time: Thursdays, 8-9 a.m.

How to attend: Livestream and WebEx- Please use this option if you would like to participate in the Q&A after. You may ask your question in the chat window. 

To receive CME credit: If you are not on our mailing list and would like CME credit for a session you attend via WebEx or livestream, please email:

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions Pediatric Grand Rounds will be held via WebEx and live-stream and recording until further notice. 

November 19, 2020

Opportunities for Prevention of Pediatric Chronic Pain: Psychosocial and Intergenerational Factors

Presented By Anna C. Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute on Development and Disability, Department of Pediatrics 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain knowledge of the cost and impact of pediatric chronic pain. 
  • Understand the importance of psychosocial and family factors in the development of pain problems, and how these might be targeted for prevention. 
    December 3, 2020 | Cazden Lecture

    A Motley Crew, Thinking Differently, Built the Fontan

    Presented by Thomas J. Kulik, M.D., Senior Associate in Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about some of the key developments in the evolution of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery
    • Appreciate the multiple ways that people have made important contributions to the field
    December 10, 2020

    Presented by Kelvin MacDonald and Anindit Mukherjee

    December 17, 2020

    Presented by Matthew Miller 

    December 24, 2020 | NO PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS
    December 31, 2020 | NO PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS
    January 7, 2021

    Presented by Colin Roberts

    January 14, 2021
    January 21, 2021
    January 28, 2021
    February 4, 2021
    February 11, 2021
    February 18, 2021

    Presented by Ashok Muralidaran

    February 25, 2021
    March 4, 2021
    March 11, 2021
    March 18, 2021

    Presented by Ramon Barajas and Dexing Zeng

    March 25, 2021 | NO PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS
    April 1, 2021

    Presented by Stephen Back 

    April 8, 2021
    April 15, 2021 | Bilderback Lecture and Award

    Presented by Marc Del Monte 

    April 22, 2021

    Presented by Cydni Williams 

    April 29, 2021 | Neerhout Lecture
    May 6, 2021 | Perko Lecture
    May 13, 2021 | Fellowship Lecture
    May 20, 2021
    May 27, 2021
    June 3, 2021
    June 10, 2021 | Jeff Miller Lecture and Award
    June 17, 2021
    June 24, 2021 | Meechan Award
    September 10, 2020

    Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): This Generation's Polio?

    Presented by Dawn Nolt, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, OHSU

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the US national perspective on AFM
    • Recognize this disease
    • Conduct the appropriate diagnostic evaluation
    • Realize the impact of COVID-19 on incidence of AFM
    September 17, 2020

    What's in a Smile? Pediatric Facial Paresi and (re) Animation

    Presented by Lori K. Howell, M.D., F.A.A.P., Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Interim Medical Director Cleft and Craniofacial, Associate Residency Program Director, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize common congenital and acquired etiologies of facial paresis in children. 
    • Interpret importance of timing of injury and possible surgical (re)animation options. 
    • Assemble knowledge of one-stage and two-stage free functional muscle transfer for pediatric facial (re) animation. 
    September 24, 2020

    Infection, Inflammation & Mental Health- Mapping the Intersections

    Presented by Jennifer Frankovich, M.D., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics Rheumatology, Director of the Stanford PANS Research Program, Co-Director of Stanford Children's Health Immune Behavioral Health Clinic 

    Learning Objectives

    • Give examples of a well-defined inflammatory disorders that can present with psychiatric symptoms. 
    • What is the general approach to treating inflammation based on neuropsychiatric disorders like Sydenham's Chorea, Lupus, PANS/PANDAS, etc. 
    October 1, 2020

    Reversing Dysbiosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Presented by Henry Lin , M.D., M.B.A., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anna K. Hunter, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Changing trends in epidemiology of IBD
    • Multifactorial etiology of IBD
    • What is current understanding of IBD related dysbiosis
    • Dietary interventions of IBD
    October 8, 2020

    Information Sharing in Pediatrics: Effects of the Final Rule of the 21st Century Cures Act

    Presented by Ben Orwoll, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will gain an understanding of what information blocking is, as defined by the CURES act, and key elements of how new regulations will affect how patients access their health data.
    • Understand some key considerations around ensuring the safety and necessary privacy of the health information of our most vulnerable populations.
    October 15, 2020

    Trajectories of Lung Function for Infants and Children: Setting a Course for Lifelong Lung Health

    Presented by Brian  K. Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology 

    Learning Objectives: 

    • To recognize that infants have trajectories of lung function that are established very early in life
    • To appreciate that these early trajectories predict peak lung function in early adulthood
    • To understand that prematurity alters an infant's lung trajectory
    October 23, 2020- Cindy Ferrell Lecture
    October 29, 2020

    What Happened to that EI Referral I Sent for my Patient? In Search of Solutions to Improving Referrals to Early Intervention

    Presented by Ben Sanders, M.D.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Understand ways in which Early Intervention can be both effective and underused by children and families who may benefit the most. 
    • Describe ways in which the referral step in the entry pipeline plays a key role in access to Early Intervention and its associated inequities. 
    • Describe opportunities presented by information technology to reduce Early Intervention access barriers in the next decade. 
    • Think critically about evaluation methods of potential solutions to these access barriers. 
    November 5, 2020

    Threading the Needle- Use of Cross-Sector, Adverse Childhood Experiences Informed Data to Drive Meaningful Action in Oregon

    Presented by Colleen Reuland, M.S., Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, Instructor-Department of Pediatrics, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU

    Learning Objectives: 

    • To provide an overview of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership and the work and approach we use to galvanize improvement efforts across the state. 
    • To share findings from the novel pediatric health complexity data for Oregon's publicly insured children, which leverages cross cross-sector, adverse childhood experiences informed indicators about medical and social complexity and what it means for front-line health care providers. 
    • To describe how the pediatric health complexity data is being used to galvanize meaningful action at the system, community and practice level. 
    November 12, 2020

    When "Advanced" Isn't : Early Developmental Milestone Acquisition as a Sign of Abnormal Development 

    Presented by Daniel Crowder, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities 

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Identify major milestones in early childhood development. 
    • Recognize common out-of-sequence developmental milestones that suggest abnormal development.