Mini Med School

UCLA Health Mini Med School is a series of lectures for the general public, featuring 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. Each session is from 6:30 pm-8 pm.


Monday, May 2, 2016
Spinal Disorder: From Young to the Well-Aged
Luke Macyszyn, MD.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center

Monday, May 9, 2016
Biological Bases of Creativity
Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Professor of Psychology

Monday, May 16, 2016
Unraveling the Complexities of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Matthew Freeby, MD.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Diabetes Clinical Programs
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension

Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Tamkin Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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