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    California Pacific Medical Center Speaker's Bureau

    California Pacific Medical Center is pleased to offer our Speakers Bureau as a service to your medical staff. The Speakers Bureau consists of physician sub-specialists who are on medical staff at California Pacific and who have capabilities not commonly found in Northern California.

    Physicians are available to provide Grand Rounds lectures or consultations in your community.

    To schedule a lecture or for information regarding the Speakers Bureau, please contact Christina Szeto at 415-600-7361 or by e-mail at

    We look forward to working with you to meet your CME requirements.

    Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery

    Steven C. Hao, M.D.

    • State of the Art Approach to Syncope

    • Device Management for Congestive Heart Failure

    • Sudden Cardiac Death

    • Atrial Fibrillation

    • Supraventricular Tachycardia

    John Long, M.D.
    • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    • What's New in Varicose Vein Treatments?

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    Maurizio Bonacini, M.D.

    • Jaundice: Clinical Approach

    • Liver Test Interpretation

    • Alcoholism and Liver Disease

    • Update on Hepatitis C

    • How to Diagnose and Treat Hepatitis B

    • Liver Complications of HIV Infection

    • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

    • Prevention of Hepatitis A and B: Immunoglobulins and Vaccination Strategies

    • Liver Transplantation

    Adil "Ed" Wakil, M.D.
    • Hepatitis A

    • Hepatitis B

    • Hepatitis C: An Overview (and/or Special Topics)

    • Fulminant Liver Failure

    • Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection

    • Liver Transplantation

    • Topics in Tropical Gastroenterology

    • The Role of T-Cells in Disease

    • Understanding Autoimmunity

    • Interpretation of Liver Tests

    • Acute Liver Disease

    • Chronic Liver Disease

    • Understanding Cytokine Therapies

    • The Immune System in Clinical Diseases

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    General Surgery/Colon Rectal

    Jeffrey Sternberg, M.D.

    • The Contemporary Management of Rectal/Colon Cancer

    • Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    • Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection

    • Diverticulitis

    • Pilonidal Disease

    Laurence Yee, M.D.
    • Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

    • Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery

    • Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    • Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery

    • Update in Anorectal Surgery

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    Jenta Shen, M.D.

    • An Overview of Gynecologic Oncology

    • Current Management of Ovarian Cancer

    • Current Management of Endometrial Cancer

    • Current Management of Cervical Cancer

    • Current Management of Vulvar Cancer

    • Current Management of Abnormal Pap Smears

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    Ari Baron, M.D.

    • Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

    • Recent Update in Prostate Cancer

    • Hypercoagulability and Its treatments

    • Recent Update in Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

    • Multimodality Treatment of Lung Cancer

    • Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer

    • Antiangiogenesis Therapy in Colon Cancer and Other Malignancies

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    Infectious Diseases

    Lory Wiviott, M.D.

    • Community Acquired Pneumonia

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    Interventional Endoscopy

    Kenneth Binmoeller, M.D.

    • Endoscopic Ultrasonography: Principles and Indications

    • Endoscopic Ultrasonography in Oncologic Disease

    • Endoscopic Treatment of Variceal Bleeding: Needles, Bands, Loops and Glues

    • The Jaundiced Patient: Role of Endoscopy

    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Biliopancreatic Disease: What the Endoscopist Has to Offer

    • Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction: An Overlooked Cause of Chronic Pain and Pancreatitis

    • Endoscopic Treatment of CBD Stones in the Era of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

    • Endoscopic Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

    • Endoscopic Treatment of Pancreatic Pseudocysts

    • Endoscopic Treatment of GERD: Alternative to Fundoplication?

    • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection: A Chance to Cure Early Malignancy

    • New Endoscopic Modalities: Argon Plasma Coagulation, Hemoclips and Endoloops

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    Laparoscopic Surgery

    Paul Cirangle, M.D.
    Gregg Jossart, M.D.

    • Smaller is Better

    • Has the Scalpel become Obsolete? - How small incisions can be used to remove big organs (spleens, adrenals, kidneys, pancreas, liver)

    • OBESITY - The Epidemic of the Millennium? How can the medical community best deal with this dilemma?

    • Is Heartburn Really a Problem That Should Be Treated Over the Counter? - New insights and treatments for an old problem

    • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery - Smoke and Mirrors or Standard of Care?

    • Laparoscopic Surgery for Cancer - A big incision is not necessarily better

    • Treatment of Achalasia - Are we in the midst of a paradigm shift?

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    Steven Goldman
    Terri Slagle, M.D.

    • Group B Streptococcal Perinatal Infections

    • Twins: Neonatal Issues

    • Breast Milk Issues: The Benefits and Drugs

    • The Near Term Preterm

    • Birth Injuries

    • Stabilization of the Neonate for Transport

    • Cesarean Sections: The Baby's Perspective

    • Infants of Diabetic Mothers

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    Neurology and Neurosurgery

    Jonathan Katz, M.D.

    • Updates in Neuromuscular Disease

    • Updates in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Neuropathy

    • Update in the Diseases of the Muscle

    David King-Stephens, M.D.
    • New Anti-convulsants for the Treatment of Epilepsy

    • Psychiatric Manifestations of Epilepsy

    David King-Stephens, M.D.
    Peter Weber, M.D.
    • New Medical and Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy

    • Epilepsy: An Overview

    Bruce McCormack, M.D.
    • Vertebroplasty: A New Technique for painful Osteoporotic
    • Compression Fractures

    • New Spinal Procedures: IDET, Vertebroplasty and Cage Fusions

    • Thorascopic Sympathectomy: New Treatment for Hyperhydrosis

    • Endoscopic Laser Discectomy for Low Back Pain

    • Nuts and Bolts of Spinal Surgery

    • Spinal Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management

    • Evaluation and Management of Spinal Fractures

    • Evaluation and Management of Spinal Sepsis

    • Low Back Pain: Surgical and Non-Surgical Management

    • Degenerative Disc Disease Cervical Stenosis: Radioculopathy and Myelopathy

    Robert G. Miller, M.D.
    • Updates in Neuromuscular Disease

    • New Treatments for ALS

    • Diseases of the Aging Brain

    Marilyn Robertson, M.D.
    • Updates in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease (including Deep Brain Stimulation Techniques)

    David Tong, M.D.
    • Stroke: Acute Treatment, Prevention

    • Stroke: Thrombolytic Therapy

    Peter Weber, M.D.
    • Spinal Stenosis: The Epidemic

    • Spinal Fusions: Heavy Metal

    • Image Guided Surgery: Star Wars Technology

    • Human Memory - Implications for Epilepsy Surgery

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    Everett Ai, M.D.

    • Macular Degeneration: A Vision for the Future

    • Diabetic Retinopathy: Better Solutions

    • CMV Retinitis and AIDS

    • Hereditary Macular Dystrophies

    • Light Toxicity

    • Retinal Disease Update

    Devron Char, M.D.
    • Thyroid Eye Disease, Diagnosis and Management

    • Ocular Oncology and Orbital Tumors

    • Eyelid and Conjunctival Tumors

    • Intraocular Tumors

    • Uveitis

    Anne Fung, M.D.
    • All You Ever Wanted to Know about Glaucoma but Were Afraid to Ask

    • Should Grandpa be Driving? An Ophthalmologist's Perspective on Cataract, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration

    • When Three Heads are Better than One: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Diabetic Eye Disease

    • "Doctor, I have a red eye." - How to Manage Basic Emergencies and When to Refer

    • In Case You were Sleeping during Ophthalmology 101...Some Tricks of the Trade

    • Eye Pearls for the Non-Ophthalmologist

    Wayne Fung, M.D.
    • Age Related Macular Degeneration Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

    • The Aging Eye: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Prevention and Treatment

    • Diabetes and the Eye: Diagnosis and Treatment

    • Modern Cataract Surgery: Timing and Techniques

    • Eye Emergencies: Diagnosis and Disposition

    • Presbyopia: Does Everyone Get It?

    • Flashes, Floaters and Other Visual Stimuli

    Daniel Goodman, M.D.
    • Laser Vision Correction Surgery

    • Advances in Corneal Transplant Surgery

    • Advances in Cataract Surgery

    Robert Johnson, M.D.
    • Macular Degeneration: Where do We Stand Today

    • Eye Trauma

    Michael J. Jumper, M.D.
    • Uveitis: Medical and Surgical Management

    • Endophthalmitis Update

    • Retinopathy of Prematurity: Screening and Management

    • Retinal Vascular Disease

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    H. Richard McDonald, M.D.
    • Massive Spontaneous Choroidal Hemorrhage

    • Complications of Vitreoretinal Surgery

    • Retinal Detachment

    • Pediatric Retinal Disease

    Karen Oxford, M.D.
    • Ophthalmology for the Internist

    • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

    • Atypical Keratitis

    • Refractive Laser Surgery and Complications

    August Reader, M.D.
    • Use of Nutrition and Herbal Medicine for Eye Disorders

    • Nutrition and Herbal Medicine for General Practice

    • Ophthalmic Complications of Alternative Therapies

    George Tanaka, M.D.
    • Angle Closure Glaucoma

    • Optic Nerve Imaging in Glaucoma

    • Glaucoma in San Francisco

    • Recent Developments in Glaucoma Surgery

    • State-of-the-Art Cataract Surgery Techniques

    • Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery

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    Organ Transplantation/Liver Disease Management

    Maurizio Bonacini, M.D.

    • Jaundice: Clinical Approach

    • Liver Test Interpretation

    • Alcoholism and Liver Disease

    • Update on Hepatitis C

    • How to Diagnose and Treat Hepatitis B

    • Liver Complications of HIV Infection

    • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

    • Prevention of Hepatitis A and B: Immunoglobulins and Vaccination Strategies

    • Liver Transplantation

    Assad Hassoun, M.D.
    • Pancreas Transplantation, Modalities and Outcome

    • Palliative Resection of Pancreas Tumor, Surgical Challenge and Long-term Result

    • Is Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Safe and Beneficial?

    • Current Application of Immuno-Regulatory Medication in Organ Transplantation

    • Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation A Refined Surgical Necessity to Save Life

    Garrett Hisatake, M.D.
    • Liver Cancer

    • Hepatobiliary Surgery

    • Liver Transplantation

    Robert Osorio, M.D.
    • Update on Liver Transplantation

    Adil "Ed" Wakil, M.D.
    • Hepatitis A

    • Hepatitis B

    • Hepatitis C: An Overview (and/or Special Topics)

    • Fulminant Liver Failure

    • Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection

    • Liver Transplantation

    • Topics in Tropical Gastroenterology

    • The Role of T-Cells in Disease

    • Understanding Autoimmunity

    • Interpretation of Liver Tests

    • Acute Liver Disease

    • Chronic Liver Disease

    • Understanding Cytokine Therapies

    • The Immune System in Clinical Diseases

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    Orthopedic Surgery/Hand Surgery

    Kyle Bickel, M.D.

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Nerve Entrapments

    • Surgical Care for Osteoarthritis of the Basal Joint in the Thumb

    • Pediatric Hand Surgery

    • Treatment of Common Work-Related Injuries in the Upper Extremity

    • Wrist Ligament Injuries

    • Sports Injuries in the Hand and Wrist

    Jeffrey Halbrecht, M.D.
    • Elbow Arthroscopy

    • Chondral Defects of the Knee - Treatment Options

    • Rotator Cuff Impingement

    • Cartilage Transplantation

    • Shoulder Arthroscopy - Rotator Cuff Repair

    • Patella Dislocation - Arthroscopic Realignment

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    Pediatric Critical Care

    Oded Herbsman, M.D. (Hospitalist)

    • Pediatric In-patient Case Studies

    • Fever and Rash in Children--An In-patient Perspective

    John Tsukahara, M.D.
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    • Stabilization and Transport of Critically Ill Children

    • Severe Child Abuse

    • Respiratory Failure in Children

    • Management of Severe Asthma in Children

    • Principles of Pediatric Poisoning

    • Principles of Pediatric Sedation

    • Basics of Pediatric Medical Ethics

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    Pediatric Endocrinology

    Stephen Kaufman, M.D.

    • Short Stature

    • Sexual Precocity: Too Much Too Soon

    • Hypo and Hyperthyroid Disease in Children

    • Abnormalities of Sexual Differentiation

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    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Louise Lo, M.D.

    • Anemia: Symptoms and Signs

    • Childhood Leukemia: Symptoms, Treatment Plans, Complications, Survival & Long-term Effect

    • Childhood Solid Tumors: Diagnosis, Treatment Plan Options and Complications

    • Idiopathic (Immune) Thrombocytopenia Purpura

    • Treatments for Different Types of Anemia: Iron Deficiency, Megaloblastic and Hemolytic

    • Thrombocytopenia: ITP, Simple or Complex

    • Thrombocytopenia: Symptoms, Treatments and Unusual Diseases with Thrombocytopenia Presentation

    • Leukocytosis/leukopenia: Symptoms, Differential Diagnosis, Chemotherapy-related and Nonchemotherapy-related Neutropenia and Treatment Options

    • Bleeding Diathesis/thrombosis: Hemophilia, Von Willebrand Disease - Treatment Options and Factors of Transfusions (HIV risk) and Home Treatment

    • The Issues Surrounding Bone Marrow Transplantation

    • Cancer Patients: Long-term Follow-up Issues

    • Basic Hematology

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    Pediatric Pulmonology

    Edward Fong, M.D.
    Karen Hardy, M.D.

    • Cystic Fibrosis: What the Primary Caregiver Needs to Know

    • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: The Changing Perspective

    • Radiology Rounds: Challenging Cases for Fun and Learning

    • Bronchoscopy in Children: A Video Foray into the Airways

    • Coughs and Wheezes: An Audio Diagnostic Trip

    • Pediatric Asthma: The Skills and Facts You Need to Know

    • Stridor

    • Upper Airway Obstruction

    • Pulmonary Function Testing: The Basics

    • Pediatric Apnea: A Review of Diagnoses and Testing

    • Bent Backs and Weak Muscles: The Pulmonary Perspective

    • Non-Invasive Ventilation

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    Perinatal Diagnosis and Genetics

    Denise Main, M.D.

    • Cystic Fibrosis Screening in Pregnancy

    • Genetics of Breast Cancer

    • Hereditary Non Polypoid Colon and Endometrial Cancer: Update and Genetic Testing

    • Understanding Less Common Chromosomal Abnormalities Detected by Amniocentesis

    Carl Otto, M.D.
    • Detection of Fetal Anemia in Utero

    • Elevated Maternal Serum AFP

    • Fetal Echocardiography

    • Rh Disease in Pregnancy

    • Sonographic Detection of Congenital Anomalies

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    Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

    Stephen Daane, M.D.

    • Breast Reduction

    • Skin Sparing Mastectomy

    • Fire in the OR

    • Lasers in Plastic Surgery

    • Psychological Issues in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

    • Dog Bites in Oakland, CA (brief)

    • Mandible Fractures

    • Hand Fractures/Flexor Tendons

    • Rhinoplasty

    • Leeches - Used in Plastic Surgery

    • Biomaterials in Plastic Surgery

    • Multimedia in Medical Education

    John Griffin, M.D.
    • Nasal Reconstruction: Beyond Aesthetic Subunits

    • Otoplasty and Ear Reconstruction

    • Congenital Hand Surgery: Overviews I and II

    • Pediatric Plastic Surgery: An Overview

    • Nasal Reconstruction and Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

    • Rhinophyma

    • Lower Extremity Reconstruction

    • Body Contouring for Weight Loss Patients

    Roy Kim, M.D.
    • Breast Reconstruction - Implants or TRAM?

    • Cosmetic Surgery - New Technologies and Options

    • Liposuction: New Options and Technologies

    • Facial Plastic Surgery: Facelifts, Eyelift, Browlift, and New Choices in Facial Rejuvenation

    • Body Contouring

    Charles K. Lee, M.D.
    • General Plastic Surgery Reconstruction

    • Microsurgery

    • Hand & Lower Extremity Reconstruction

    • Breast Reconstruction-Microsurgical-DIEP, SIEA

    • Head and Neck Reconstruction

    • Pressure Sore Reconstruction

    • Blepharoplasty-Asian

    • Rhinoplasty

    Bryant Toth, M.D.
    • Cosmetic Facial Surgery

    • Blepharoplasty

    • Body Contouring

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    Radiation Oncology

    John Lee, M.D.

    • Brachytherapy

    • Prostate Brachytherapy

    • Lung Cancer

    • Gynecological Cancers

    • Brain Tumors

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    Neal Birnbaum, M.D.

    • New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Osteoarthritis - A New Look at an Old Disease

    • Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Management Options

    • Sjogren's Syndrome

    • New Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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    Raymond Fay, M.D.

    • Current Treatment of Men with Symptomatic Benign Prosthetic Hypertrophy with Thermal Therapy

    • Best Practice Office Model: The Digital Office

    Robert Kahn, M.D.
    • Laparoscopic Alternatives to Standard Urologic Surgery: the Pros and Cons

    • Minimally Invasive Therapy for Renal and Ureteral Calculi

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    Weight Management/Bariatric Surgery

    Paul Cirangle, M.D.
    Gregg Jossart, M.D.

    • Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity

    Joan Saxton, M.D.
    • Weight Loss is Not the Cure for Obesity

    • Update on Weight Management

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