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.

Time & Location

Grand Rounds are held weekly on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Spring Semester 2024

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January 10

Robert Freund, MD
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

January 17


Katarina Cheng, MD
Co-Chief Resident, PGY4
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Cancer prognostications, health equity & diasporas"

January 24

Liberty Bonestroo, DO
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

"Anal cancer screening – Pap smear and biopsy concordance:  A 13-year institutional review"

January 31

Mohammad Barouqa, MD
Assistant Professor
Frederick P. Widdon College of Medicine
University of Southern Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Faculty Host: Ismail Elbaz Younes, MD

"Neutrophil extracellular traps detection in peripheral blood smears"


February 7

Christina Orr, MD 
Assistant Professor 
& Christopher Davidson, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine 
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Faculty Host:  Deborah Powell, MD 

"Experience and insights from the early adoption of a competency-based residency program in pathology" 


1. To become familiar with elements of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada’s approach to CBME

2. To gain an appreciation of the challenges faced in our CBME based program

3. To gain an appreciation of the positive effects resulting from the introduction of CBME


February 14

Susan Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Faculty Host:  David McKenna, MD

“Exploring challenges and opportunities of cell therapy product collections”


February 21

Education Grand Rounds

Gary Procop, MD, MS
Chief Executive Officer
American Board of Pathology
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Host: Deborah Powell, MD

"The American Board of Pathology:  The Past, present, and a bright, bold future"


February 28

Amy Moran, PhD
Associate Professor
Cell, Development and Cancer Biology
& Cancer Biology Graduate Program
School of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Faculty Host: Sara Hamilton Hart, PhD

"Targeting androgens to improve anti-tumor immunity in prostate cancer"


March 13

Katrina Collins, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgical Pathology and Genitourinary Pathology

Associate Program Director, Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship

Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine


"What’s new in GU Pathology and the WHO 2022 classification”


March 20 

Parmjeet S. Randhawa, MD
Transplantation Pathology 
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Faculty Host:  Oyedele Adeyi, MD

"Renal transplant histopathology vs tissue transcriptomics areas of agreement & disagreement"


March 27

Robert Zeiser, PhD
Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine 1
University Medical Center 
Freiberg, Germany
Faculty Host:  Christopher Pennell, PhD

"Strategies to enhance the GVL effect"


April 3

Abner Louissaint, Jr. MD, PhD
Medical Director, Core Laboratory 
Massachusettes General Hospital 
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard University 
Faculty Host:  Michael Linden, MD, PhD

“Translating molecular and preclinical characterization of B-cell lymphomas into impactful therapeutic opportunities”

April 10 
Liam Chen, MD, PhD
Director, Neuropathology Division 
Anatomic Pathology 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota Medical School 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
"Alpha-synuclein spreading, from the body to the brain"
April 17

Jim Zimring, MD, PhD
Thomas Tillack Professor of Experimental Pathology
School of Medicine
University of  Virginia
Faculty Host:  Claudia Cohn, MD, PhD 

"Metabolic regulation of glucose metabolism in red blood cell storage"

April 24

Shannon Haymond, PhD
Associate Professor
Pathology (Pediatric Pathology)
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Faculty host:  Anthony Killeen, MD, PhD

“The digital transformation of pathology and laboratory medicine”



May 1

Sunil Ahuja, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Director, VA Center for Personalized Medicine
San Antonio, Texas
Faculty Host:  Bharat Thyagarajan, MD, PhD, MPH

“Immune resilience: Why some people get sick less often and live longer?"

May 8

Vijayalakshmi Padmanabahn, MD

May 15

Michelle Stoffel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Division of Clinical Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

"Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology: Blurred lines for data use"

May 22

Ameeta Kelekar, PhD 
Associate Professor 
Research Division 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Title:  TBD