Osher Center for Integrative Health Grand Rounds

Louise Aronson, MD, presenting at Grand Rounds

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health's Grand Rounds series provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of Integrative Medicine and Health practice. The series aims to close the gaps between ideal practice and current practice by providing ways providers can offer whole-person, integrated care. These monthly presentations follow the academic calendar (September to June) and are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9 am, with the exception of UCSF holidays. We welcome all UCSF faculty and staff, and the broader health professional community. CME/CEU credit is available.

The Grand Rounds committee includes Anand Dhruva, MD; Selena Chan, DO; and Sarah Patterson, MD. Please contact Yvette Coulter, Education Manager, with any questions or speaker recommendations. 

Please visit the Osher Center's continuing education page to learn about other educational activities for health professionals.

CME/CEU Information

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals. 

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2021. UCSF designates each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A variety of healthcare boards and licensing bodies may accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward their requirements for professional standing. This may include nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, and social workers. Check with your professional organization to ensure that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ meets the continuing education requirements of your profession.

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).

Past Integrative Health Grand Rounds




  • Integrative Health Equity: Paradox and Promise by Maria T. Chao, DrPH, MPA
  • Culturally-Informed Complementary Treatments for Pain Management by Valerie W. Jackson, PhD, MPH
  • From Personal to Professional: Making the Journey Toward Integrative Whole Health Within the VA Health Care System by Karen Seal, MD, MPH
  • Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: Program Description and Research Overview by Linda Carlson, PhD, CPsych 
  • Integrative Aging: Optimizing Wellness across the Decades of Elderhood by Louise Aronson, MD
  • Maurice Kanbar Lecture on Innovations in Integrative Medicine: Placebo Effects in Medicine by Professor Ted Kaptchuk
  • We Have to Pick a SIDE (Stakeholder, Infrastructure, Diversity, and Equity) in Academic Medicine by Tung Nguyen, MD



  • A Review of the 2018 ICIMH Meeting by Osher Center members who attended the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in Baltimore. 
  • Collaboration, Possibilities, and Future Approaches to Polycystic Kidney Disease by Jennifer Ashby, DAOM, LAc, and Meyeon Park, MD
  • Toward Just Healthcare for All: Revolutionary Reflections on Mindfulness, Social Justice, and Integrative Medicine by Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD
  • Kanbar Lecture on Innovations in Integrative Medicine: The Entanglement of Meditation and Medicine, and What Love’s Got to Do With It by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. The video of this presentation is now online at UCTV.
  • Mindfulness-based approaches to promoting women’s mental health during pregnancy and parenting: Novel targets and delivery formats by Jennifer Felder, PhD
  • Mind-Body Medicine for Children and Adolescents: An Integrative medicine approach to successfully incorporating these tools into clinical care by David Becker, MD
  • Modern and Traditional Dietary Approaches for Diabetes Mellitus by Rick Hecht, MDCarla Kuon, MDAnand Dhruva, MD,;and Evelyn Ho, PhD
  • Movement, Breath and Psyche: Yoga and Other Mind-Body Therapies for Treating Major Depression by Sudha Prathikanti, MD
  • Managing Stress, Building Resilience: The Imperative for Mind-Body Medicine in Health Professions Education by Aviad Haramati, PhD


  • Do 4.2 Million Children Need Ritalin? The Integrative Treatment of ADHD by Sandy Newmark, MD 
  • New Developments in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Thomas Neylan, MD 
  • Complementary Therapies in Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease by Myriam Hunink, MD, PhD 
  • "Minding" Our Bodies: Research on the Impact of Tai Chi on Cognitive-Neuromuscular Interactions in Older Adults by Peter M. Wayne, PhD 
  • Endometriosis-Associated Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Integrative Approach by Judith Cuneo, MD 
  • Acupuncture and the Placebo Effect by Lisa Conboy, MA, MS, ScD 
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research on Acupuncture by Claudia Witt, MD, MBA 
  • Marijuana: Is It Medicine Yet? by Donald Abrams, MD 


  • Time to Reconsider the Concept and Treatment of Teenage Depression? by Eva Henje-Blom, PhD 
  • Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Case Presentation & Panel Discussion by Rick Hecht, MDNajwa El-Nachef, MD; and Kevin Barrows, MD 
  • Integrative Approaches to Chronic Pain by Diana Coffa, MD 
  • Neural Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain and Health by Mindfulness Meditation by Fadel Zeidan, PhD 
  • Communitas: Transforming the Experience of Pediatric Chronic Illness by Brittany Blockman, MD 
  • Are We All Addicted? Why We Get Hooked on Habits and How Mindfulness Can Help Change our Behaviors (and Brains) by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD 
  • Stretching, Connective Tissue, Chronic Pain, and Cancer by Helene Langevin, MD 
  • Integrative Urologic Oncology by Jonathan Brajtbord, MD 
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