Continuing Medical Education

With rapid advances in technology and pharmaceuticals, all physicians must be engaged in lifelong learning or as some prefer to call it, Continued Medical Education. Moreover, physicians must show a specified annual hourly commitment to earn CME credit hours as a condition of medical licensure. At each of the Hallmark Campuses we enjoy an accredited weekly CME program that brings prominent local and national orators to educate Physicians and other clinicians who chose to attend.

The CME director is Ted Butler, MD, FIDSA and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.

Hallmark Health System designates each of these live activities for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hallmark Health System is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Melrose Wakefield Hospital Campus --- Perkins Lecture Hall
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Campus --- Johnson Conference Room or Gallagher Conference Room
HHMA Wilmington --- Conference Room

The lectures listed below are video conferenced to each location at 8 a.m. unless noted.

September 2017

Wednesday, September 6
No lecture.

Wednesday, September 13 
“Gamma Knife: Use in Intracranial Disease”
Julian Wu, MD
Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Associate Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Neurosurgical Oncology
Tufts Medical Center

Wednesday, September 20 
“Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Health Care”
Joanna Gattuso
Manager of Sexual and Reproductive Health
Cambridge Health Alliance

Raimi Marx
Supervisor of Education and Adolescent Services
Cambridge Health Alliance

Wednesday, September 27                 12:00 noon                  
“Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis”
Elie E. Rebeiz, MD
Professor and Chair, TUSM
Tufts Medical Center


October 2017

Wednesday, October 4
"Aging and the Cardiovascular System”
Susan Cheng, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
Staff Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Wednesday, October 11 
Wednesday, October 18 
“Acute Stroke: Epidemiology and Management"
Lester Leung, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Director, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program
Wednesday, October 25

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1
“Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica”
Steven Vlad, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Staff, Tufts Medical Center

Wednesday, November 8
The Thirteenth Charles F. Johnson Lecture
“Accountable Care Organizations”
J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Warren Alpert Associate Professor of Health Care Policy,
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Department of Health Care Policy

Wednesday, November 15
No lecture.
Wednesday, November 22
No lecture.



Schwartz Center Rounds

Hallmark Health System hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare. 

In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic.

Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress.

There is no set schedule for the Schwartz Center Rounds. Announcements are sent via email to announce the dates and times for the Rounds. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit        


Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
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