Department Of Anesthesiology
Trauma Anesthesiology faculty featured in September 2018 issue of ASA Monitor Erik Strauss, MD named recipient of 2018 SCA/IARS Starter Grant Wei Chao, MD, PhD Receives 2018 Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award Department is 11th in most recent rankings for NIH Funding Dr. Maureen McCunn part of team invited to State House to teach "Stop the Bleed" Congrats to Baltimore's Top Docs award recipients: Monique Bellefleur, MD, Mark Dimino, MD, Anne Savarese, MD, and Edwin Villamater, MD
The Department of Anesthesiology is committed to excellence in clinical service, education, research and faculty development.
Several members of the Division of Trauma Anesthesiology were recently featured in the September 2018 issue of the ASA Monitor. Jonathan Chow, MD (center) and Maged Andrews, MD (right) are featured on the cover image. In addition, Justin Richards, MD; Bianca Conti, MD; Maureen McCunn, MD, MIPP, FCCM, FASA; and Yvette Fouche-Weber, MD contributed the article “Unique Resuscitative Therapies: ETC, REBOA and EPR.” Click here to access the full issue.
Congratulations to Colin Mackenzie, MB,ChB, MD(Res), Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, who recently earned his Doctorate in Clinical Medicine Research, or MD(Res), from Imperial College London. The focus of his research in this program was “Assessment of Surgical Performance”. Dr. Mackenzie was also recently featured in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in the article, “Cadaver-Based Trauma Procedural Skills Training: Skills Retention 30 Months after Training among Practicing Surgeons in Comparison to Experts or More Recently Trained Residents."
Congratulations to Erik Strauss, MD, who was recently named the recipient of a starter grant funded by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and International Anesthesia Research Society (SCA/IARS). The funded study, titled “Assessment of Tranexamic Acid and Aminocaproic Acid Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Effectiveness during Cardiopulmonary Bypass,” is expected to last two years and is eligible for a maximum grant of $50,000. Dr. Strauss will be collaborating with faculty in our Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology division, the Department of Surgery Cardiothoracic division, and members of the School of Pharmacy.
Congratulations to Wei Chao, MD, PhD, who has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award, given by the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). This $750,000 award is only given by the IARS once every three years. Wei will use this funding to support his research into the molecular pathogenesis of sepsis. Read more about the award here.
On Tuesday March 6th, Dr. Maureen McCunn, Professor, Division of Trauma Anesthesia, joined a team of physicians and nurses from the Shock Trauma Center, and the Maryland Committee on Trauma, to teach “Stop the Bleed” techniques to senators, delegates, lobbyists and staff at the historic Statehouse of Maryland, where Governor Hogan was in attendance.
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released their 2017 rankings of NIH funding to Medical Schools throughout the country. The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore increased its overall funding by about 21% and maintained its position at #11 nationwide. Congratulations to the investigators whose hard work, dedication, innovation, and commitment to discovery continue to propel the Department forward as a research powerhouse.