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The Herbert Kimmons Summer Grand Rounds

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A Continuing Medical Education Program of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and the Department of Pediatrics of UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Welcome to The Herbert Kimmons Summer Grand Rounds Schedule and online UC San Diego CME Evaluation Survey.

By completing our survey, you will help us to identify quality speakers for future Grand Rounds and enable us to provide you with CME credit tracking for Grand Round events you have attended during the year.

2023 Summer Grand Rounds Schedule

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Accreditation Statement

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Zoom Information & Resources

To Receive CME Credit in person or by Zoom:

  1. Be sure to do the mobile check-in to the session that you attended by using the QR code provided on-site. You can also find it here:
  2. Following the session, you will receive an email to complete the online UC San Diego CME Evaluation survey. Complete the survey.
  3. For your records, you can download a CME certificate:
    Physician CME Certificate 
    Non-Physician CME Certificate 
  4. summary certificate for the prior academic year’s CME credits will be available from October to November each calendar year. Requests can be made at Please email for any special requests.
  5. If you connected through Zoom please follow steps 1-3.

CME credit is awarded for two weeks after session.

No CME credit is awarded for past sessions. 

2023 Summer Grand Rounds Information

July 7, 2023 – ZOOM ONLY

Blaze Gusic, MD, FAAP
Medical Director
The Painted Turtle
The Painted Turtle – A Camp For Kids with Serious Medical Conditions
The Painted Turtle Brochure: PDF (English | Spanish | Medical Volunteer)

YouTube – This is The Painted Turtle
YouTube – Become a Medical Volunteer
YouTube – How the Painted Turtle Gives Sick Kids a Complete Summer Camp Experience

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July 14, 2023

Chamindra Laverty MD
Neuromuscular Specialist
UCSD, Rady Children’s Hospital, and
VA San Diego Health System
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Gene Therapy For Muscular Dystrophy

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July 21, 2023

Christopher Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director
Clinical Director of Cardiology
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD

Rohit Rao, M.D.
Medical Director
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD
Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Young Athletes

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July 28, 2023 – IN-PERSON & ZOOM

Seema Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director
Epidemiology & Immunization Services Branch, Public Health Services
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Understanding The Dynamics Of Pediatric Respiratory Disease In A Pandemic: A Public Health Perspective

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August 4, 2023 – ZOOM ONLY

Health Equity Grand Rounds
UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital
Pediatrics Diversity Collaborative
Natalie Rodriguez, MD
Heriberto (Eddie) Martinez, MD
Kelly Robinson, MD
Weena Joshi, MD
Sandra (Uju) Nwosu, MD
Atim Ekpenyong, MD
Kyung Rhee, MD, MSc, MA
Asthma Health Disparities: Where History, Environment, and Location Meet

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August 11, 2023 – ZOOM ONLY

Ellen Selkie, M.D. M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
The Evolution of Social Media Risk In Adolescents

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August 18, 2023 – ZOOM ONLY

Heather Pierce, M.D.
Jonathan Y. Hong
Family-Centered Rounding
How Family Centered are our Family Centered Rounds? An Update on the State of Family-Centered Rounding at Rady Children’s

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2022 Summer Grand Rounds Information & Presentations

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