Mini Med School

UCLA Health is proud to present Mini Med School, a series of lectures for the general public. Mini Med School features distinguished professors from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Participants receive an introduction to basic science as it relates to the innovative changes in how we confront medicine, disease, health and aging.


Monday, Oct 5: Interventional Radiology: Using minimally invasive image-guided procedures
Cheryl Hoffman, MD
Associate Clinical Professor

Monday, Oct 12: Interventional Cardiology and Heart Disease
Gopi Manthripragada, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Monday, Oct 19: Gastroenterology: Basic anatomy, physiology and common GI diseases
Melissa Munsell, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

When: 6:30 - 8 pm

Where: Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Ken Miller Auditorium
3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503

Cost: $35

Mini Med School 2015 Spring Lecture Video

May 6 - Ophthalmology
Gavin Bahadur, MD


May 13 - The Brain
Isaac Yang, MD



May 20 - Otolaryngology
Maie A. St. John, MD, PhD


Mini Med School 2014 Fall Lecture Video

October 6 - Diabetes and Metabolism 101
Yaroslav Gofnung, MD


October 13 - Updates in Heart Disease
Ravi H. Dave, MD


October 20 - Cancer 101
Melissa Cohen, MD

Mini Med School 2014 Spring Lecture Video

May 5, 2014 - Integrative East -West Medicine
Edward Hui, MD


May 12, 2014 - Stem Cells
Gay Crooks, MBBS


May 19, 2013 - Mood Disorders
Michael Gitlin, MD

Mini Med School 2013 Lecture Videos

May 6, 2013 - Alternatives to Surgery
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH


May 13, 2013 - Anesthesia 101
Anahat Dhillon, MD


May 20, 2013 - Advances in Surgery
Erik P. Dutson, MD, FACS

Mini Med School 2011 Lecture Videos

Oct 13, 2011 - Heart to Heart
Mario Deng, MD


Oct 20, 2011 - Imaging Technology: The Inside Story
Benjamin Ellingson, PhD, MS


Oct 27, 2011 - Cancer 101
Olga Olevsky, MD

Mini Med School 2010 Lecture Videos

May 6, 2010 - Stay in the Game: Advances in Sports Medicine for Ageless Athletes"
Robert Pedowitz, MD


May 13, 2010 - The Future of Surgery
Neil Martin, M.D., FAANS


May 20, 2010 -The Aging Mind: A Primer on Alzheimer's Disease
Joshua Grill, PhD