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Upcoming Grand Rounds


Title and Presenter 

August 3, 2022

"How the Mature Retina Can Be Resilient To Partial Photoreceptor Loss"

Felice A. Dunn, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco 

July 27, 2022

2700 Medical Students

"UGH! A Complex Patient Presentation"

Madison Perchik, MSIV, U of U School of Medicine

"Corneal Hydrops: A Case Review"

Parker Cox, MSIV, U of U School of Medicine

"Acute Retinal Necrosis"

Matthew Conley, MSIV, U of U School of Medicine

July 13, 2022

Moderated by: Kathleen Digre, MD
Distinguished Professor Neurology, Professor of Ophthalmology
Bloomberg Library Committee Chair

"Bloomberg Library & Moran CORE 2022 Update" 

Presented by the Bloomberg Library committee and Moran CORE editor in chief, Griffin Jardine, MD

June 29, 2022

7600 Medical Students

“COVID associated Vasculpathy”

Ruby Garcia, MSII
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 

“The Onset and Progression of Persistent Hypertransmission Defects in Intermediate AMD”

Jeremy Lin, MSIV
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

"Visual Outcomes of Macula-Involving Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in Patients with and Without Age-Related Macular Degeneration"

Mark Johnson, MSIV
UAB, School of Medicine 

"The Post-Operative Cataract Evaluation Masking Corneal Intraepithalial Neoplasm" 

Nathan Jensen, MSIV
University of Utah, School of Medicine 

"Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome" 

Chase Paulson, MSIV
University of Utah, School of Medicine 

June 8, 2022

Moderated Subspecialty Rounds: Global Outreach
Moderated by: Craig Chaya, MD

“Simplified Solutions to Adult Strabismus Challenges”

Nathaniel Gebhard, MD
Global Outreach Fellow

“Prevalence of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Colombia”

Maria Parra, MD
Retina & Vitreous Specialist
International Observership in Pediatric Retina

June 1, 2022

"Reviving Sight in Reginal Degeneration by Blocking Functional Remodeling" 

Richard H Kramer, PhD, Professor
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkley

May 25, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Neuro-Ophthalmology 
Moderated by: Kathleen Digre, MD

"Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Optic Disc Abnormalities"

Professor Dan Milea, MD, PhD
Head, Visual Neuroscience Group
Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
Senior Consultant, Neuro-Ophthalmology 
Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Affiliate Professor, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

"Photophobia Curriculum"

Eric Caskey, MD, Neuro-OPH Fellow

May 11, 2022

Morbidity & Mortality Conference 
Moderated by: Brian Zaugg, MD

“Capacity for Procedural Consent in Dementia”

Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD

"Breakdown in Communication"

Alison Crum, MD

“Giant Cell Arteritis: A True Ophthalmologic Emergency and the Need for Diagnostic Biopsy”

Eric Caskey, MD, Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellow

April 27, 2022

“Simplified Solutions to Adult Strabismus Challenges”

David Dries, MD

“I Thought the World was Flat”

Griffin Jardine, MD

“Moran-Bugando Partnership March 2023 Update”

Theresa Long, MD &
Ariana Levin, MD, PGY4

“Navajo Nation Pediatric Update”

Ryan Wallace, MD Research Fellow

April 20, 2022

“Mentoring and Sponsoring- Social Identity and Building an Inclusive Environment”

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO, FAOS
Chair, University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Peter A. Duehr Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Pediatrics,  Professor of Medical Genetics

“Voices of New Americans”

Abdulkhaliq Barbaar, MSW, MBA
Former Director of Global Outreach Division, Moran Eye Center

April 13, 2022

“Prevention and Treatment of Postoperative Inflammation and Fibrosis”

Iris Kassem MD, PhD
Associate Professor Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
Milwaukee, WI


April 6, 2022

"Andragogy at the Patient Bedside: Adult Learning Theory & Improving the Resident Consult Experience"

Theresa Long, MD
Anterior Segment & Cataract/Academic Fellow

March 30, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Uveitis moderated by: Albert Vitale, MD

“Overview of Current and New Treatments for Uveitis”

Albert T. Vitale, MD

“Still Active: What Now?”

Marissa Larochelle, MD &
Rachel Patel, MD, Uveitis Fellow

“Review of Biologic Therapies for Uveitis in Autoimmune Diseases”

Gopi Penmetsa, MD, Rheumatology

March 22, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Patient Support Services
Moderated by: Lisa Ord, PhD

"Compensatory Retinal Adjustments for Visual Processing with Foveal Scotomas"

Donald C Fletcher, MD
Senior Scientist, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Dept of Ophthalmology, Kansas City
Medical Director, Envision, Wichita

March 16, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Ethics

“What Is a Picture Worth: Potential & Pitfalls in Tele-Ophthalmology”

Eric Hansen, MD
Ocular Oncology and Retina Specialist

March 30, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Retina
Moderated by: Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD

“Introduction and Overview – Optimizing Outcomes for Patients”

Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD

“Continuous Delivery by Intraocular Anti-VEGF Reservoir"

Joe Simonett, MD

“Bispecific Antibody Therapy”

Hong-Gam Le, MD

"One-Time Treatment by Gene Therapy?"

Chris Bair, MD


February 16, 2022

“Overview of Steroid-induced Glaucoma”

Ariana Levin, MD, PGY4

“Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries”

Marshall Huang, MD, PGY4

February 9, 2022

Morbidity & Mortality Conference
Moderated By: Brian Zaugg, MD

“The Illusion of Communication”

Tyler Etheridge, MD, PGY3

"Disclosure: Do’s and Don’ts”

Emily Johnson, MSN, RN, Risk Management Coordinator


February 2, 2022

“Use of Intracameral Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Uveitic Cataract Surgery”

Tyler Etheridge, MD, PGY2

“The Benefit of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIO) in Understanding Macular Telangiectasia Type 2 (Mactel)”

Lydia Sauer, MD, PGY2


February 2, 2022

Moran Subspecialty Rounds: Cornea
Moderated by: Mark Mifflin, MD

“Update on Corneal Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation”

Mark Mifflin, MD

“Cornea and Refractive Updates”

Brian Zaugg, MD

"DMEK Complications"

Coliln Ip, MD, Cornea Fellow

January 12, 2022

“The Molecular Basis of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome:
Bridging the Cell Biology of Cilia to Photoreceptor Degeneration”

Maxence Nachury, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco

January 5, 2022

"The Interactive Ophthalmology Curriculum: A New Resource"

Steven B. Flynn, MD, PhD
Service Chief, Ophthalmology
Ochsner-LSU Shreveport Monroe Medical Center


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Grand Rounds at the Moran Eye Center/Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah have been a tradition for more than three decades. At Moran CORE, we are pleased to make available our weekly one-hour Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds lectures for ophthalmologists and all healthcare professionals worldwide.

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Education Program Contacts

University of Utah School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Moran Eye Center
Academic Office
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Phone: 801-585-3719
Fax: 801-581-5806

Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Vice Chair of Education
Phone: 801-581-2352

Rachel G. Simpson, MD, Associate Program Director
Phone: 801-581-2352

Elaine Peterson, C-TAGME, Academic Programs Manager
Phone: 801-585-6701

Meghan Johnson, Program Manager, Academics
Phone: 801-213-4044

Chandler Thompson, Executive Assistant
Phone: 801-581-3023

Barbara Korous, Director, Operations