Events

The History of Medicine Program holds monthly lectures and roundtables to share fascinating perspectives on the forces that have helped shape modern medicine. Join us for an enlightening and educational session.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday July 23, 2020
12-1 p.m. PDT

Thursday July 30, 2020
12-1 p.m. PDT

Past Events

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday June 25, 2020

Thursday June 18, 2020

Thursday June 11, 2020

Thursday June 4, 2020

Thursday May 28, 2020

John Harold, MD, attending physician at the Smidt Heart Institute, former chief of staff at Cedars-Sinai, and past president of the American College of Cardiology

Thursday May 21, 2020

A Most Unfortunate Event in the History of Cedars Nephrology: The Saga of Richard Lippman

Leon Fine, MD, professor of biomedical sciences and medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Thursday May 14, 2020

Thursday May 7, 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020

Thursday April 23, 2020

House Call at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Leo Gordon, MD, general surgeon and professor of surgery at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday April 16, 2020

Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Camps

Sari Siegel, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday April 9, 2020

False Images Do Not (Necessarily) Lie

Gideon Manning, PhD, research associate professor at Claremont Graduate University

Thursday April 2, 2020

Discovery of a Renal Origin of Hypertension by Harry Goldblatt, 1934

Leon Fine, MD, professor of biomedical sciences and medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Monday, November 18, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
PEC 8

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Harvey Morse Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
PEC 8

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference
Rooms 4 and 5

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
North Tower Conference, Room A

Joel Klein, PhD, Molina Curator for the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences, The Huntington Library

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
Thalians Health Center,
E117 

Roundtable in the History or Medicine: How to Transform a Small Community Hospital Into the Nation's Leading Cardiology Program in Five Decades

Please bring your own lunch

James Forrester, MD, cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai; George Burns and Gracie Allen emeritus professor of cardiology

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
Thalians Health Center,
E117

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
North Tower, Conference
Room C 

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Noon-1 p.m. 
North Tower, Conference
Room A 

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: The Inquisitive Ear: The Language of Pain

Please bring your own lunch

Marcia Meldrum, PhD, associate researcher, Center for Social Medicine and the Humanities, UCLA

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: AB OVO: A Tour of Ancient Greek and Roman Obstetrics and Gynecology

Melissa Wong, MD, fellow of maternal-fetal medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
Auditorium

Seminar Series Lecture: Beyond Binaries: Transgender Histories from Byzantium to Present (a mini-symposium)

Roland Betancourt, PhD, associate professor of art history, University of California, Irvine; Virginia Steele, PhD, curator of public art collection, UCLA; Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS, director of the transgender surgery and health program, Cedars-Sinai

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: The Inquisitive Ear: Alexander Graham Bell’s Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race (1883)

Jessica Holmes, PhD, postdoctoral fellow of musicology, UCLA

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
10-11 a.m.
Thalians Health Center
Auditorium

Seminar Series Lecture: Patient Autonomy Since the National Research Act

Cathy Gere, PhD, associate professor of history of science, University of California, San Diego

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine :The Inquisitive Ear: "Noise" in Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing (1859)

Melissa Lo, PhD, associate director, Program in the History of Medicine

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Pavilion Education Center
Room 4

Seminar Series Lecture: Border Medicine: Health and Healing in Early Los Angeles

Box lunches provided.

D .J. Waldie, award-winning author of Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir and several other works, contributing editor for The Los Angeles Times and former deputy city manager of Lakewood, California.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E117

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: On Creativity in Scientists and Artists

Leon G. Fine, MD, director, Program in History of Medicine

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Harvey Morse
Auditorium

Leon G. Fine, MD, director, Program in History of Medicine
Harry Goldblatt and the Discovery of the Renovascular Origin of Hypertension

Kenneth Bernstein, PhD, director, UCLA Pathology Research Institute
The Multiple Faces of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, vice dean, research and education; and S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD, professor of medicine, Cedars-Sinai
Mechanisms of Hypertension in Eclampsia: A Novel Strategy for its Prevention and Treatment

Ronald Victor, MD, Burns & Allen chair in cardiology research; director, hypertension center, Cedars Sinai
A Breakthrough Achievement in Bringing Diagnosis and Treatment to a Vulnerable Population

Allyn Mark, MD, professor; and Roy J. Carver chair in internal medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
The Discoveries of Ronald Victor: A Tribute

Monday, June 18, 2018 
Noon-1 p.m. 
Education Conference Center
Room A

Seminar Series Lecture: Reconceiving the Pill: From Revolutionary Therapeutic to Lifestyle Drug

Boxed lunches provided.

Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, Dean, Graduate Division; Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs; professor of history of health sciences at University of California, San Francisco

Monday, June 18, 2018 
6 p.m. registration
6:30 p.m. program
Harvey Morse Conference Center

Program: We’ll Always Have Paras! Frolics and Diversions of Four Small Glands

Presented by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, Medical Staff and Emeritus Society

Leo Gordon, MD, senior consultant in clinical surgery for the Surgery Group of Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference

Michael Sappol, Visiting Research in History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion
PEC 5

Janet Browne, PhD, Aramont Professor in the History of Science, Harvard University

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Michael Nurok, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit; Associate Professor, Surgery, Cedars-Sinai

Steven Shapin, PhD
Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference Center Auditorium

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Education and Conference Center
Room B

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

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Kirsten Moore-Sheeley