Pediatric Grand Rounds are held on Fridays from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. in the first floor conference room (BT-1810) of the Children's Hospital unless otherwise noted.

Most grand rounds presentations are available for distance viewing.


The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

Previous Grand Rounds

2020 - 2021 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
August 7, 2020 Kate Davis, MD Obesity and Cognitive Outcomes in Children
August 14, 2020 Amanda Chaffin, MD Learning Disabilities
August 21, 2020 Valera Hudson, MD State of the Department Address
August 28, 2019 Janelle McGill, MD Updates in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis
Sept. 4, 2020 Afshin Ameri, MD Update on Bleeding Disorders
Sept. 11, 2020 Natasha Savage, MD How to get the Most out of Your CBC
Sept. 18, 2020 Renuka Mehta, MD Simulation in Pediatrics
Sept. 25, 2020

Ty Bristol, MD

Lead in Children
Oct. 2, 2020 Christopher Rice, MD (Rheum Fellow) SLE for the Primary Care Provider
Oct. 9, 2020 Christopher Edwards, MD Lessons Learned from High Reliability Industries
Oct. 16, 2020 Colleen McDonough, MD Choosing Wisely® in Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Oct. 23, 2020 Jennifer Drake, MD "Adoption and Foster Care for the Pediatric Provider"
Oct. 30, 2020 Jamie Lawson, DO "Set Your GPS to GBS: Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis"
Nov. 6, 2020 Nirumpa Sharma, MD "Pediatric Gynecology for and from a Pediatrician/Hospitalist"
Nov. 13, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS MASTER'S WEEK 2020 
Nov. 20, 2020 Melissa Allen, MD Pediatric Orthopedics - Adolescent Hip Pain
Nov. 27, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 
Dec. 4, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS 20th Annual iHeartMedia Cares for Kids Radio-Thon
Dec. 11, 2020 Alice Caldwell, MD Adolescent Challenges - E-cigs, Vaping, CBD, and More
Dec. 18, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS  N/A
Dec. 25, 2020 N/A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS
Jan. 1, 2021 N/A NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS
Jan. 8, 2021 Michael Nowatkowski, PhD Cyber Threats & Security in Healthcare
Jan. 15, 2021  Khyati Pandya, MD Pediatric SVTs
Jan. 22, 2021 Caroline DiBattisto, MD Update Autism Spectrum Disorder
 Jan. 29, 2021 Donna Londino, MD Pediatric Suicidal Ideation
Feb. 5, 2021  Teal Benevides, MD  Disparities in Diagnosis and Resources for Autism
Feb. 12, 2021  Jennifer Tucker, MD  One Pill Can Kill
Feb. 19, 2021  Kathryn E. Ackerman, MD, MPH, FACSM - Boston's Children's Hospital   Healthcare Needs of Female Athletes
Feb. 26, 2021  Manish Bajaj, MD  Radiology
Mar. 5, 2021 Gary Montgomery, MD  Health Supervision Guidelines: Pulmonary/Sleep Aspects 
Mar. 12, 2021 James D. St. Louis, MD, FACC, FACS COVID 19 Pandemic on Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery Programs across North America
Mar. 19, 2021 Susan Goldberg, MD Unintentional Injury Prevention
Mar. 26, 2021 Candace Best, PhD Motivational Interviewing for Patient Encounter
April 2, 2021 Janet B. Tankersley, PT, PhD, DPT TBD
April 9, 2021 NO GRAND ROUNDS MASTERS WEEK 2021 - NO GRAND ROUNDS
April 16, 2021 Renuka Mehta, MD BLS/PALS & ACLS Updates
April 23, 2021  Kathryn Edwards, MD - Peds ID Specialist from Vanderbilt Pediatric Infectious Disease - Michael Marcy Visiting Professor Program sponsored by the AAP
April 30, 2021 Alexander J. Eason, MD TBD
May 7, 2021 Kevin Allen, MD Implicit Bias in Medicine/Health Care Disparities - Peds ED
May 14, 2021 Zachary Hodges, MD Digital Scholarship Topic
May 21, 2021 Ashley Freeman, MD  TBD
May 28, 2021 Kelsey Field, MD & Dixie Griffin, MD Allergy Mythbusters
June 4, 2021 Pediatric Residency Program Resident Research Day
June 11, 2021 Neha Patel, MD TBD
June 18, 2021  Desiree M. Seeyave, MD, BS ED Telemedicine
June 25, 2021 Leila Stallworth, MD Discriminatory Behavior, Harassment & Burnout in Residency