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Medicine in Our Backyard

Join us for the continuation of this popular series featuring internationally known UC Irvine Health physicians who will discuss research and cutting edge technology in their various fields of expertise. We thank Mike and Polly Smith for their vision and leadership in spearheading this successful collaboration with UC Irvine Health.

DETAILS:

  • 6:30pm doors open
  • 7:00–8:30pm lecture, Q&A
  • Info: newportbeachlibrary.org or 949.717.3818
  • Newport Beach Central Library
  • No charge to attend
  • Missed a lecture?  See videos from past events.


September 26 @ 7:00pm

Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Other Retina Problems
Baruch Kuppermann, M.D., PhD

Chief, Retina Service, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine Health
Professor, Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine

Dr. Baruch Kuppermann is the principal investigator at UC Irvine Health for several multicenter national trials evaluating new drugs and devices for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and the ocular complications of AIDS.


October 24 @ 7:00pm

New Cancer Therapies
Edward Nelson, M.D.

Chief, Hematologic Oncology Program, UC Irvine Health
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences

Dr. Nelson is a translational (multi-disciplinary, bench-to-bedside approach) physician-scientist, tumor immunologist who conducts both laboratory and clinical studies with a focus of improving the ability of the immune system to fight patient’s cancer.


November 28 @ 7:00pm

You Can’t Hear Me and I Can’t Talk Louder -- Hearing and Voice Problems As You Age
Hamid Djalilian, M.D.

Director, Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Program, UC Irvine Health
Assistant Professor, Division of Head & Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Hamid Djalilian, M.D. is board-certified and fellowship trained in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. In addition to routine conditions of the ear, Dr. Djalilian's areas of expertise include complex ear surgery, hearing loss, balance disorders, facial nerve paralysis, and skull base surgery.

Sunil P. Verma, M.D.
Director, University Voice & Swallowing Center, UC Irvine Health
Assistant Professor, Division of Head & Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Sunil P. Verma, M.D. is a board-certified otolaryngologist and head-and-neck surgeon. Additional subspecialty training in laryngology gives him unique qualifications to manage and treat disorders of the throat, including voice, swallowing and breathing conditions.


January 30 @ 7:00pm

Is a Shoulder Replacement Right for You?
Ranjan Gupta, M.D.

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. Ranjan Gupta is a board-certified orthopaedic specialist with a particular interest in joint replacement and minimally invasive/arthroscopic shoulder surgery. As one of only two active members of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society practicing in Orange County, Gupta enjoys seeing patients with routine orthopaedic problems as well as tackling the most challenging clinical cases.


February 27 @ 7:00pm

Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Pranav M. Patel, M.D.

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, UC Irvine Health
Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine Health School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Medicine & Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine

Dr. Pranav M. Patel is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He specializes in invasive and noninvasive approaches to treat coronary heart disease, peripheral artery disease and heart valve disease.

Through his efforts as an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Patel made it possible for UC Irvine Health to be the first health system in Orange County to offer heart failure patients an implantable wireless system that allows cardiologists to remotely monitor pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate measurements.


March 27 @ 7:00pm

Colorectal Health
C. Gregory Albers, M.D., FACG

Director, Diagnostic Services, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Center
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. C. Gregory Albers is a board-certified gastroenterologist whose clinical interests include capsule endoscopy, colon cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, gut microbiome interactions and irritable bowel syndrome.

William Karnes, M.D.
Director, Colon Cancer Prevention Program, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. William Karnes is a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist who specializes in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including colorectal cancer screening, gastrointestinal reflux disease, swallowing disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcers and esophageal disorders.


April 24 @ 7:00pm

Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders
Neal Hermanowicz, M.D.

Director, Movement Disorders Program, UC Irvine Health
Vice Chair & Professor, Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine


Nicolas M. Phielipp, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. Phielipp and Dr. Hermanowicz will speak about their research in the care and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonias, tremor, Huntington’s disease and other movement disorders.


May 22 @ 7:00pm

90+ Study and Memory Disorders
Claudia Helen Kawas, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, School of Biological Sciences, UC Irvine

Dr. Kawas’ work is concentrated on the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease, in the determinants of successful aging, longitudinal and clinical pathological investigations, clinical trials, and most recently, studies in cognitive and functional abilities of the Oldest Old (over 90 years of age).