Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education is responsible for all continuing medical education (CME) activities. The mission of the Health Science Center's CME program is to provide high quality educational activities designed to enhance physicians' commitment to lifelong learning.

The ultimate goal is to promote and further the practice of evidence-based and cost-effective healthcare in keeping with the Health Science Center's mission to provide excellent patient care.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are designed for physicians, residents, and medical students, and are available to other allied health professionals who have an interest in the program being presented. Unless noted otherwise, Grand Rounds are held each Friday in the Academic Amphitheater. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at 12:00 noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m. Please call at least two days in advance for reservations or for more information (903)877-7250 or email:

Friday, January 23, 2015
Emphysema and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Speaker: David Mason, MD
Dr. Mason, chief of thoracic surgery and lung transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, will identify pulmonary management challenges of patients with emphysema, discuss the role of lung volume reduction surgery as a therapeutic option and outline the screening process to determine the best course of treatment (lung volume reduction surgery vs. lung transplant).

Friday, January 30, 2015
Therapeutic Strategies in COPD
Speaker: James Fox, MD
Dr. Fox, Assistant Professor of Medicine, will discuss a plan for appropriate treatment in patients with COPD, with the goal of improving symptoms and minimizing the risk for exacerbations while considering the benefits and limitations of delivery mechanisms of treatment options, as well as patient characteristics.

Friday, February 6, 2015 This program will be held in Hudnall Auditorium
Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Devices
Speaker: Jerry Estep, MD

Dr. Estep, Director of the Heart Transplant and LVAD Program at Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston, will outline the epidemiology and pathophysiology of heart failure and recognize the need for mechanical device support with a growing heart failure population.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Cardiovascular Update 2015
Speaker: Sridevi Pitta, MD

Dr. Pitta, Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization & Vascular Lab, will discuss the role of new treatments and technologies in the diagnosis and management of common cardiovascular disorders.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Speaker: Sam Daya, MD

Dr. Daya, Assistant Professor of Cardiology, will discuss known cardiac toxicities associated with specific systemic therapeutics, identify those at greatest risk and outline strategies to mitigate.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Valvular Heart Disease
Speaker: Dudley Goulden, MD

Dr. Goulden, Chair and Professor of Cardiology, will discuss current diagnostic and treatment guidelines in valvular heart disease; review imaging assessment of valvular heart disease; and identify patients with valvular heart disease and evaluate for surgical or catheter-based intervention.

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