Schwartz Rounds® at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital

Schwartz Rounds® at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital are presented six times per year by the UK Program for Bioethics in coordination with the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. These rounds are facilitated by Natalie Houghton and championed by Amber Silberman and Daniel Weaver.

Schwartz Rounds are also offered at Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital.

Mark your calendar for our Fall 2024 season!

July 15:  Topic TBD

September 16:  Topic TBD

November 18:  Topic TBD

Mark your calendar for our Spring 2025 season!

January 22: Topic TBD

March 18: Topic TBD

May 20: Topic TBD

Planning Committee

If you have a case you would like to suggest for Schwartz Rounds at Chandler Hospital, please feel free to speak with a member of the planning committee.

  • Joey Burke, RN
  • Romil Chadha, MD
  • Ashley Cross
  • Manpreet Datta, PA-C, MPAS
  • Liz Farler, RN
  • Kristi Grider, APRN
  • Logan Lloyd, MDiv
  • Jim McCormick, MD
  • Margaret Pisacano, BSN, JD
  • Sandy Reagan, APRN
  • Amber Silberman, APRN
  • Melissa Thompson Bastin, BCCCP, FCCM
  • Daniel Weaver, MD
  • Christie Young, RN



Fall 2023

  • July 17: "Complex Decision Making: Stories from Nephrology" with panelists Ashley Branham, MSW, CSW; Brian Armentrout, PA; Karen Brossart, RN; Tyler Sims, MD
  • September 18:  "neurology - noun - the study of the nerves and nervous system, especially the diseases affecting them" with panelists Andrew Williams, DO; Brittany Young, APRN; Christian Kressin, Pharm D; Mickey Jo Harris, CAN; Molly Bates, MD; and Patricia Darnell, RN
  • November 20: "I'll Fight to the End" with panelists Allison Wells, DNP, APRN; Elle Johnson, MSW; Leesah Al-Qawasmi, MD; Lucas Kennedy, PA; and Zhonglin Hao, MD 

Spring 2024

  • January 22:  "Palliative Psychiatry:  Can we change your mind?" with panelists Caroline Buchanan, PhD; Ciara Smith, MD; Emily Chrysler, LCSW; John Romond, MD
  • March 18:  "Need to Breathe: Finding space for self-care within a Complex Critical Care Unit" with panelists Anna Kalema, MD; Melissa Thompson Bastin, Pharm D; Preed Datta, PA-C; and Sara Pasha, MD
  • May 20:   "One Year Admission: What will the patient remember?" with panelists Amber Bruce, LPATA; Paula White, MS, MT-BC; Rani Chikkanna, MD; Rose Teneng, RN and Stephanie Garrett, LPN


Fall 2022

  • September 19: The Trauma in Trauma Care with panelists Devine Carama; Rebecca Charles, DNP; Mackenzie Hogan, MSW, CSW; Noah Jones, RN; Ballie McCane, APRN; and Alexis Nickols, MD
  • November 21: Open Mic: Narrative, Narrative Medicine, and Narrative in Medicine with panelists Sara Brown, MA, C-TAGME; Margaux Danby, MS; Kaylen Nique, MA, MFA; Sharoon Qaiser, MD; and Rob Slocum, DMin, PhD2021-22

Spring 2023

  • January 23: Formative Events That Influence Your Career and The Care You Deliver with panelists Brooke Gregory, OT; Jessica McFarlin, MD; Jody Gibbs, RN; and Paul Adams, MD
  • March 20:  Moral Distress: The space between a patient's stated goals and their willingness to participate in care with panelists Jasmine Mingua, RN; Laura Burnett, RN; and Sukhdev Khadka, MD  
  • May 15:  Physiology and Metaphor: Stories with Heart with panelists Colleen Hurst, MSN; David Booth, MD, Jacob Stone, MS; Joy Coles, APRN


Fall 2021

  • September 20: "Does the Doctor Know Best? Complexity of Determining Capacity" with panelists Sara Oros, MD; Jesse Matherly, MD; and Camryn Sudlow, RN
  • Novmeber 15: "A Different COVID Story" with panelists Sarah Edgerly, PharmD; Taylor Nguyen, MD; and Abigail Patterson, Office of Patient Experience

Spring 2022

  • January 24: "COVID Challenges Beyond Respiratory Distress" with panelists Sravanthi Nandavaram, MD, FCCP; Alexandra White, RN, BSN, CCRN; Ashley Williams, RN; and Jay Fulton, MDiv.
  • March 21: "Words that Matter: Stigmatizing Language in Healthcare" with panelists Symon Ardila, Language Interpreter; Curt Courtad, Enterprise Director of EVS; Jason Curriden, Health Literacy Specialist; Jessica Marshal, APP; and Alyssa Tremblay, Social Worker 
  • May 16: "Infective Endocarditis and Substance Used Disorder: Treating Both Diseases" with panelists Kamille Kirlew-Brumley, RN; Sami El-Dalati, MD; Anna Miles, RN; Michael Sekela, MD; and Bobbi Jo Stoner, PharmD


Fall 2020

  • July 20: "I'm Over It, But It's Not Over" with panelists Kishore Karri, MD; Jacob Heil, BSN, RN; Sarah Miles, BSN, RN; Mahmoud Kreis, MD; and Shauna Partin, RRT, BHS
  • September 21: "Moving Beyond the Unconscious Presumptions in Medicine" with panelists Vinnette Forde, MD; Rhonda Yocum-Saulsberry, MSN, RN, CNML; Megan Walden, MSN, RN-BC; and Angela Thompson, OTR/L
  • November 16: "A Patient's Gratitude Expressed in a Handwritten Letter" with panelists Anna-Maria South, MD; Alyssa Fox, APSS; Brittany Stokan, MS4; and Ashley Wallace, MT Intern

Spring 2021

  • January 25: "How vulnerable we are" with panelists Jennifer Christian Biser, BHs, CHTC; Jill Sewell, APRN; Diana Hultgren, M.Div., BCC; and Cathi Curren, BSN, RN, OCN
  • March 15: "Whose Last Wish Is This?" with panelists Glenda Riegel, BSN, RN; Jordan Guest, MSW, CSW; Sarah Hesler, MS, CMI; Brenen Swofford, DO; and William Fuller, MD
  • May 17: "Code Yellow: Now What?" with panelists Joe Alverson, M.Div., BCC; Robyn Hanna, MD; Kathryn Perry, M.Div.; and Crystal O'Dell, MSN, RN


Fall 2019

  • July 15: "They Told Us She Didn't Want to Know, but She Did" with panelists Jay Fulton, MDiv, MA, BCC; Matthew Sousa, MD; Emily Blair, RN, BSN; and Megan Foley, RN, BSN
  • September 16: "Experiences Caring for Transgender Patients" with panelists Robert Johnson, Adele Amine, DO; and Neelima Ghanta, DO
  • November 18: "Holidays Still Happen When You're in the Hospital" with panelists Kristin Mulloney, RN, BSN; Sarah Ronniger, CFRE; Kimberly Hash, NCT; and Lola Thomason, RN, MSN

Spring 2020

  • January 27: "Balancing Care with Religious Beliefs" with panelists Scott Yee, MD; Janeesh Veedu, MD; and Jennifer Wu, RN
  • March and May events were cancelled due to COVID-19.


Fall 2018

  • July 16: "Distraught Family in Tense Moments" with panelists Logan Lloyd, M.Div, BCC; Micah Gallas, APRN; Holley Ashley, RN, BSN; and Pep Peppiatt, MD
  • September 17: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Living or Dying with Heart Failure" with panelists Sarah Bond, NP; Liz Markus, MD; and Abbie Latimer, LCSW
  • November 19: "Above and Beyond" with panelists Cheryl Benze, MME, MT-BC; Lindsay Ragsdale, MD; David Switzer; and Susan Lephart, PhD

Spring 2019

  • January 28: "The Power of Addiction Medicine" with panelists Devin Oller, MD; Anna-Maria South, MD; Daniel Weaver, MD; and Edwin Avallone, MD
  • March 18: "When your Loved One Is the Patient" with panelists Kristy Deep, MD, MA; Stacy Mason, RN, MSN; and John Romond, MD
  • May 20: "When Staff Distress Eclipses the Patient's Distress" with panelists Bara Alzghoul, MD; Lauren Bodine, RN, BSN; Brandi Crandle, NCT; and Amit Goldberg, MD


Fall 2017

  • July 17: "Quality of Life: Who Decides?" with panelists Prerna Dogra, MD; Abbie Latimer, LCSW; Mark Dunn, MDiv; and Crystal Ratliff, BSN, RN
  • September 18: "Caring for Our Own" with panelists Melissa Thompson Bastin, PharmD, BCPS; Matt Proud, RN; Kristin Fletcher, MD; and Ashley Montgomery-Yates, MD
  • November 20: "The Miracle of a New Heart" with panelists Donna Dennis, RN, BSN; Navin Rajagopalan, MD; Angie Henning, PT; and Cayla Hardesty, RN, BSN

Spring 2018

  • January 22: "How Do We Keep our People Safe?" with panelists Mohsin Salih, MD; Wendy DeLautre, RN; Bryan Bankey; and Garett Davies, NCT
  • March 19: "There's More to the Story: Beliefs, Values, Family Strife, and Medicine" with panelists Abbie Latimer, LCSW; Kathryn Perry, MDiv; Mohammed Alomar; and Anil Gopinath, MD
  • May 21: "When Caring Doesn't Stop After Death: Preparing for Organ Donation" with panelists Jordan Cox (KODA); Paige Williams, RN, BSN; and Vedant Gupta, MD


Fall 2016

  • July 18: "When Chronic Care Becomes End of Life Care" with panelists Susanne Arnold, MD; Diana Hultgren, MDiv; and Anita Wells, RN
  • September 19: "Bottlenecks in Care: Systems Issues that Challenge Us" with panelists Keith Sparks, RN; Glen White; Paula Bailey, MD; and Penny Greenwell, RN
  • November 21: "Miracles Do Happen: You Didn't Think your Patient Would Make it" with panelists William Lippert, MD, MPH; Barbara Krebs, MSW, CSW; Sarah Campbell, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S; and Ashley Cross, RN, BSN

Spring 2017

  • January 23: "Providing Good Care for People who Have Done Bad Things" with panelists April Dunaway, RN, BSN, CEN; Michael Ruhe, EMT-P, FP-C, CRT; Ashley Jackson, RN, BSN; and Jacob Shopp, MD, MS
  • March 20: "The Patients that Stick with You" with panelists Penny Gilbert, MSN, MBA, RN; Stephen Grupke, MD; Colleen Swartz, DNP, MBA, RN; and C. Randy Jones, MD
  • May 15: "Why I Help: Caregivers who Share their Talents in Distant Lands" with panelists Corinna Hughes, RN, BSN; Mike Anstead, MD, FCCP; Scott Kincaid, PharmD, BCPS; and Elizabeth Siereveld, PT, DPT


Fall 2015

  • July 20: "Can I Keep my Baby?": Pregnant Patients who Engage in Risky Behaviors" with panelists Nicole Leedy, MD; Mary Edinger, MSW, CSW; and Anita Taylor, RNC-OB
  • September 21: "Mama Won't Be Coming Home: Heartbreaking Conversations with Children" with panelists John Romond, MD; Stacy Frederick, APRN; Laura Fanucchi, MD, MPH; Shannon King, RN, BSN; and Ruby Chang, MS4
  • November 16: "Caring Beyond the Bedside" with panelists Sharon Worthy, Richie Clements, Ginger Hager, Terry Florence, Ashley Robinson, and Jonathan Howard

Spring 2016

  • January 25: "When You Are Prevented from Providing Compassionate Care" with panelists Ashley Montgomery, MD; Aaron Harris, RN; and Allison Johnson, PT
  • March 21: "Supporting Each Other After the Loss of a Team Member" with panelists Christopher Doty, MD; Julie Derringer, RN, BSN; Joe Alverson, MDiv, BCC; and Karen Lommel, DO, MHA
  • May 16: "Caring for a Prisoner Handcuffed by Red Tape" with panelists Anna Bullard, MSW, CSW; Anita Taylor, RNC-OB; and Karen Playforth, MD


Fall 2014 

  • July 21: "When Care Becomes Personal: Family, Friends, or Yourself as the Patient" with panelists Janine Lindgreen, APRN; Kevin Bauereis, MD; and Julie Chi, RRT 
  • September 15: "A Comfortable Death: When Compassion Meets Throughput" with panelists Heather Mills, RN; Jill Jackson, RN; and Gerald Klim, DO 
  • November 17: "When Patients Break the Rules..." with panelists Margaret Pisacano, JD, RN; Joe Sweigart, MD; Kelly Hardin, RN; and Rhonda Doris, RN

Spring 2015

  • January 26: "Encounters of Another Dimension: Family and Other Visitors" with panelists Meredith Pritchett, MSSW, CSW; Karen Lommel, DO, MHA; Cecelia Yeary; and Faithe Warren-Agee, RN
  • March 16: "A Difficult Code: Aftermath of a Code Blue" with panelists Carrie Gaby, MD; Andrea Kohlman, RN, BSN; Sherry Kopser, RN, BSN; and Anne Sayers, MD
  • May 18: "Fatigue: Did You Hit a Bunny on the Way Home?" with panelists Chuck Sargent, MD, and Jay Fulton, MDiv, MA, BCC


Fall 2013 

  • July 15: “Caring Beyond a Lifetime: Grieving the Loss of a CF Patient” with panelists Karen Rodriguez-Cruz, Summer Davies and Mike Anstead
  • September 16: “Patience with Patients’ Families” with panelists Candy Hill, Laura Fanucchi, and Teresa Stone
  • November 18: “Short on Choices, Short on Time” with panelists Carrie Gaby, MD; Christine Ross, M.Div; and Chuck Sargent, MD

Spring 2014 

  • February 17: "Caring at Capacity: Caregiver Experiences with Patient Overflow" with panelists Bernard Boulanger, MD; Brandy Mathews, MSN, MHA, RN; Gayle Plank, RN; and Jay Fulton, M.Div, MA, BCC 
  • March 17: "Trying to Alleviate Suffering with Compassion: Caring for the Complex Patient" with panelists Liz Corio-Parsons, MSW, LCSW; Malay Shah, MD; and Keegan Stewart, RN
  • May 19: "Negotiating Issues of Guardianship While Trying to Provide the Best Care" with panelists Jasmine Howard, APRN, ACNP; Paula Boycott, RN, BA; and Rachel Mueller, MSW, LSW 


Spring 2013 

  • March 18: “Couldn't Say Goodbye: Culture and Religion at End of Life” with panelists Charlotte Myers, Ellen Ratcliffe and Sam Bailey
  • May 13: “Broken Hearts: Caring for IVDU Patients” with panelists Aaron Bullock, Angela Bishop, and Malkanthie McCormick