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Peter Hu, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, has been invited to join the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine. He will serve a three-year term. Dr. Hu’s current research focuses on developing machine learning based predictive algorithms for near and long-term patient outcomes based on the continuous analysis of vital signs from the field to in-hospital resuscitation to the intensive care unit bedside.

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.

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  • 40,000+ anesthetics performed in FY18
  • Leader in the total number of ECMO procedures performed in the United States
  • Largest adult liver transplant program on the East Coast
  • $10.8 million in grant funding
  • Ranked 11th for NIH funding by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research
  • 98 Faculty members
  • 8 Interns
  • 38 Residents
  • 8 Clinical fellows
  • 58 CRNAs
  • 15 Post-doc research fellows

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Peter Rock, MD, MBA, FCCM

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