Medical Series (Open to the Public)


Alternate Wednesdays • 7 p.m.-9 p.m. • Zoom / Stream

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This series will contribute to your “medical literacy” and is co-sponsored with OLLI by the physicians of St. Jude Medical Center and the physicians at UCI Health . Topics are related to issues of particular interest to people of retirement age.

Coordinators: Joseph Lawton, M.D., Joyce Ono and Carol Thurk

Tech Coordinator: Bill Reilly

Topic, Date, Speaker


Obesity and Life Expectancy

September 20

Speaker: Shaun Daly, M.D., Assistant Professor, UCI Health, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Will be recorded

Dr. Shaun Daly is a graduate of Rush University School of Medicine with a residency in General Surgery and a Fellowship in advanced minimally invasive surgery at UC Irvine. He specializes in bariatric and metabolic surgery and weight loss. He will discuss the long-term effects and life expectancy of obesity and new use of diabetic drugs for weight loss comparing outcomes with surgical interventions.

Brain Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

October 4

Speaker: Patrick Chen, M.D., Assistant Professor, UCI Health, Department of Neurology

Will not be recorded

Dr. Patrick Chen is the Medical Director of the UCI Health Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Program. He holds a fellowship in Neurocritical Care from Massachusetts General Hospital. He will discuss the advances in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussions. His discussions will also include the latest findings on treatment of dementia and best ways to reduce the risk of stroke.

Eye Health and Treatments: Cataract and Glaucoma

October 18

Speaker: Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A.

Will be recorded

Dr. Igor Bussel is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Fellowship-Trained Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in cataract, glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery. Dr. Bussel graduated with an M.D./M.H.A. dual degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a fellowship in glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He will discuss diseases and treatments for the aging eye, focusing on selecting the best lens for your lifestyle with cataract surgery and better treatment options for glaucoma.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations

November 1

Speaker: David I. Lee, Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Urology

Dr. David I. Lee is the Medical Director of the UCI Health Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program. He completed his urology residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and his fellowship training in endourology at UCI Medical Center. Dr. Lee will discuss minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical options and new testing methods that redefine each patient’s best choice for prostate cancer treatment options.

Advances in the Knowledge of Epidemiology of Viruses, Covid Long Haulers and Update on Vaccines

November 15

Speaker: Hannah Nam, M.D., Assistant Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Nam is a graduate of the Medical School at Penn State College of Medicine, with an internship and residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She achieved her fellowship in infectious diseases at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nam will discuss the latest epidemiology research on viruses and diseases, disease prevention and treatments developed and being developed to combat the diseases of the future.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) and Stroke Prevention and Treatment

December 6

Speaker: Jay Shah, M.D., Assistant Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Neurology

Dr. Shah earned his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed both a residency in neurology and fellowship in vascular neurology at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dr. Shah is a board-certified UCI Health vascular neurologist whose clinical interests include ischemic stroke. Dr. Shah will discuss his practice at the UCI Health Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center with a focus on Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) and stroke prevention and treatment. He will offer a view into the state-of-the-art stroke receiving centers.

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