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Huldrick Kammer Lecture

The Huldrick Kammer Lecture is an annual Medical Grand Rounds at Providence Portland Medical center focusing on endocrinology. Each year since 2004, a nationally recognized expert in endocrinology is chosen to be the honored speaker for this educational event held in honor of Dr. Huldrick Kammer.

Dr. Kammer was an icon at Providence Portland Medical Center for over 45 years. He was the first Board certified endocrinologist in Oregon and was a consummate physician. In addition to managing a busy clinical practice he also conducted high quality clinical research and served as Associate Director of Medical Education guiding our internal Medicine residency for over 23 years. His tireless dedication to clinical excellence and scholarship was an inspiration for students, residents, participating physicians and fellow academicians.

The Kammer lectureship was originally funded by an estate gift from Dr. Kammer; a gift from his daughter, Rev. Christine Dungan; and donations made in his memory. It is currently sponsored through generous donations to the Providence Portland Medical Foundation. For more information about the lectureship, or about donating in its support, please contact the Providence Portland Medical Foundation at 503-215-6186.

A few select publications by Dr. Kammer include:

Short-term antithyroid drug therapy for the thyrotoxicosis of Graves's disease.
Greer MA, Kammer H, Bouma DJ.
N Engl J Med. 1977 Jul 28;297(4):173-6.

Follow-up comparison of short-term versus 1-year antithyroid drug therapy for the thyrotoxicosis of Graves' disease.
Bouma DJ, Kammer H, Greer MA.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1982 Dec;55(6):1138-42.

The use of antithyroid drugs in a single daily dose. Treatment of diffuse toxic goiter.
Kammer H, Srinivasan K.
JAMA. 1969 Sep 1;209(9):1325-7. No abstract available.

Sulfonylurea-induced factitious hypoglycemia. A growing problem.
Jordan RM, Kammer H, Riddle MR.
Arch Intern Med. 1977 Mar;137(3):390-3.

Previous Kammer Lecturers

2017 Hypercalcemia
Michael McDermott, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
2016 An Update on Thyroid Nodules and Cancer
Jennifer Sipos, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University School of Medicine
2015 Hypertriglyceridemia: The Most Difficult Lipid Disorder to Evaluate & Treat
Robert H. Eckel, M.D. Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
2014 The Medalist Study: Lessons From Living Well With Diabetes For Over 50 Years
George L. King, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
2013 Current Concepts and Controversies in PCOS
Sarah L. Berga, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
2012 Hyponatremia: Understanding Symptoms, Manifestations and Current Treatment Options
Joseph Verbalis, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University
2011 Hypogonadism
Shalender Bhasin, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Boston University
2010 Adrenal Insufficiency: Diagnosis, Treatment and Taper
Lynette K. Nieman, M.D., Senior Investigator and Chief of Endocrinology NIH
2009 The Diabetes Epidemic 2009: From Prevention to Treatment
David M. Nathan, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
2008 Hypoglycemic Disorders - 81st Anniversary of Hyperinsulinism
F. John Service, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
2007 Primary Aldosteronism: Beyond Conn’s Syndrome
William F Young, Jr, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P., M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P., Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
2006 Update on Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Cancer
Paul Ladenson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
2005 What Primary Care Doctors Should Know About the Pituitary Gland
Anne Klibanski, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
2004 Of Mice and Men: From Genes to Aging
Eric Orwoll, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Berquist-Reed Lecture

April 2016 My Life with the Big Pipe. What All Physicians Should Know
Joseph S. Coselli M.D., Professor and Chief, Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Texas Heart Institute & Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Benson-Kendall Lectureship & Visiting Professorship

The John A. Benson, Jr., M.D. & John W. Kendall, Jr., M.D. Visiting Professorship was founded in 1996 to honor these internist-educators for their exceptional contributions to the profession. This annual Medical Grand Rounds at Providence Portland Medical center focuses on medical education.

This unique lectureship is sponsored by several medical centers in Portland including Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. This event is coordinated by The Foundation For Medical Excellence.

Previous Benson-Kendall Lecturers

2017 Management of Stroke 2017: After the Earthquake
Andrew Josephson, MD, Professor and Senior Executive Vice Chair, UCSF Department of Neurology, Director, Neurohospitalist Program, Medical Director, Inpatient Neurology
2016 Surgical Site Infections, Independent Risk Factors and the Microbiome: A New Perspective
Richard Wenzel, MD, Physician, Scientist, Professor and Author, Virginia Commonwealth University
2015 Caring for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Lynne Kirk, M.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
2014 Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case-Based Approach
Talmadge King, Jr., MD, Professor & Chair of Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
2013 Clinical Problem Solving Cases
Lawrence M. Tierney, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Associate Chief, Medical Services, SFVAMC
2012 Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis
Steven McGee, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, University of Washington, School of Medicine
2011 Physicians for the 21st Century: A New Paradigm
David Reuben, MD, Professor and Chair, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
2010 The ‘Pyramid’: A New Organizational Metaphor for Academic Medical Centers
David B. Hellmann, MD, MACP, Aliki Perroti Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2009 Transforming Primary Care: From the Practice of the Past to the Practice of the Future
Thomas Bodenheimer, MD Professor of Family & Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine
2008 Disclosing Medical Errors: A Challenge for Physicians and Institutions
Wendy Levinson, MD, Sir John & Lady Eaton Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, School of Medicine
2007 Lost in Translation: Clinical Changes in Internal Medicine in the Genomic Era
Mark Babyatsky, MD, Vice Chairman of Education, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
2006 21st Century Challenges to Medical Education
Jordan J. Cohen, MD, President & CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges

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Gilbert Lipshutz Lecture

The Lipshutz Lecture is an annual Medical Grand Rounds at Providence Portland Medical Center focused on ways to balance medical skill, human values, ethics and the pursuit of excellence in patient care within today’s complex and changing health care environment. The lecture is held in honor of Dr. Gilbert R. Lipshutz and was founded in 1998.

Dr. Lipshutz completed his residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Oregon Health and Science University and served as OHSU’s chief resident in internal medicine from 1977 to 1978. He joined the Gastroenterology Clinic (now part of The Oregon Clinic) in 1978 and was quickly recognized as one of the premier gastroenterologists in Portland — and in all of Oregon, as well. Gil served as president of the Oregon Society of Internal Medicine from 1981 to 1985. He was named Providence Portland Medical Center’s Teacher of the Year, 1984-85, and Internist of the Year, 1987-88.

Gil had an enthusiasm and zest for life that carried over into his medical career. He listened keenly to colleagues and patients alike. He loved to teach, and he taught well, often and humanely. It is for his passion for medicine and teaching and for his humanity that we named an annual Grand Rounds in Dr. Lipshutz’s honor.

The lectureship was established through contributions by the Lipshutz family, members of Gil’s medical practice, colleagues, grateful patients and Providence Portland Medical Center. The Gilbert R. Lipshutz, M.D., Memorial Lectureship Fund is currently funded by generous donations to the Providence Portland Medical Foundation. For more information about the lectureship, or about donating in its support, please contact the Providence Portland Medical Foundation at 503-215-6186.

Previous Lipshutz Lecturers

2016 Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction: “Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic”
2015 Victoria Sweet, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian with a Ph.D. in medical history: “Slow Medicine and the Efficiency of Inefficiency”
2013 Mark A.R. Kleiman, Ph.D., is a professor of public policy and director of the Drug Policy Analysis Program in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs: “Marijuana Legalization: Knowns and Unknowns”
2012 Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D., Cardiology fellow, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; editorial fellow, New England Journal of Medicine: “A Taste of Our Own Medicine? The Legacy of Edward E. Rosenbaum, M.D., Author of ‘A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Is the Patient and Its Implications for the Future of Medicine”
2010 Daniel P. Sulmasy, O.F.M., M.D., Ph.D., Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School at the University of Chicago: “Authentic Values and Real Interests: A New Model of Surrogate Decision-Making?”
2007 Susan W. Tolle, M.D., Professor of Medicine and holder of the Cornelia Hayes Stevens Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics at Oregon Health/Science University: “Futility and Hope: The Role and Limits of Surrogate Decision Makers”
2005 Richard A. Deyo, M.D., MPH, Professor in the Departments of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Health Services at the University of Washington: “Hope or Hype? How Politics, Marketing and the Media Trump Good Science”
2004 Troy Brennan, M.D., J.D., MPH: “Medical Malpractice, Politics and Facts”
2003 Neal Keny-Guyer, Medical Teams International: “Bringing the World Home: Why Humanitarian Efforts Matter”
2002 Neil B. Shulman, M.D.: “Humor is the Best Therapy”
2001 Sherwin Nuland, M.D., FACS: “Doctors and Patients at the End of Life”
2000 Stephanie J. Woolhandler, M.D., MPH, FACP, associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; director of inpatient services, The Cambridge Hospital; clinical associate in medicine, The Massachusetts General Hospital: “Managed Care: Ethics vs. Economics”
1999 John A. Benson, Jr. M.D. dean emeritus and professor of medicine emeritus, Oregon Health Sciences University: “The Burdens of Professionalism: Patients’ Rights and Social Justice”
1998 Walter J. McDonald, M.D. executive vice president, American College of Physicians: “An Historical Perspective of American Medicine: Trade or Profession?”

Increasing Value In Health Care Series

May 2016 “Can I Ask You a Quick Question?” Curbside Consults in Infectious Diseases Paul E. Sax, M.D., Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
October 2016 Critical Appraisal of the Evidence Christine Laine, M.D., M.P.H., Editor in Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine; Senior Vice President, American College of Physicians

Free, no registration required. For more information, please visit or call Providence Portland Medical Foundation, 503-215-6186.

Providence Portland Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.