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Congratulations to our Trauma Anesthesiology team, who were featured in the video, “When Seconds Count….Trauma Physician Anesthesiologists Save Lives.” This video has been nominated for a 2015-2016 Emmy by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The video was produced by Ryan Koscielniak, Executive Producer, Clyde Media, LLC/Public Communications Inc./American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Congratulations to Yvette Fouche, MD, Assistant Professor in Trauma Anesthesiology for her election to the Board of Directors of the Trauma Anesthesiology Society.

Michael Mazzeffi, MD, Assistant Professor, was named Director of Resident Research Education and Scholarly Development at the University of Maryland Medical Center. This recently-launched program is designed to enhance scholarly activity in the Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Gary Fiskum, PhD, Professor; Samuel Galvagno, DO, PhD, FCCM, Assistant Professor, Peter Hu, PhD, Associate Professor; Colin Mackenzie, MB, ChB, FRCA, FCCM, Professor Emeritus; Napoleon Roux, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor; and Shiming Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, participated in the August 2016 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida. This meeting is the Defense Department’s premier scientific event, which is a joint symposium between military medical care providers and industry, serving to exchange information on research and healthcare advancements in the areas of combat casualty care, military operational medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, and military infections disease research programs.

Congratulations to Alan Faden, MD, who was appointed as the inaugural Scientific Co-Director for the Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance (CSMHHP), a University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore initiative to promote research, education, and clinical care to improve the health of athletes and physically active individuals across their lifespan.

Congratulations to Paul Bigeleisen, MD, who received the prestigious Bruce Scott Award by the Regional Anesthesiology Division of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Congratulations to Michael Mazzeffi, MD, recipient of a two-year Society for Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists/IARS Starter Grant award.

Congratulations to Megan Anders, MD, who has earned the designation of "Certified Professional in Patient Safety" (CPPS), a credential recognized by the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Congratulations to Samuel Galvagno, DO, PhD, FCCM, for being selected for the Physician Colleague Award in the School of Nursing for 2016.

Congratulations to our recently promoted faculty members in 2016: Shiming Yang, PhD – Research Associate to Assistant Professor; David Loane, PhD, Bogdan Stoica, MD, and Caron Hong, MD, MSc – Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Maureen McCunn, MD, MIPP, FCCM – Associate Professor to Professor; and Colin Mackenzie, MB, ChB, FRCA, FCCM – Professor to Professor Emeritus

This past March, Wendy Nguyen, MD (2015 resident graduate) and Erik Smith, MD (current CA-3 resident) participated in Resident Legislative Day, hosted by the Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists. Residents went to Annapolis and received introduction to the legislative process and health care advocacy. Click here to see article from MSA Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter

The Department of Anesthesiology congratulates and acknowledges the University of Maryland Medical Center 2015 Nursing Award recipients who support anesthesia care. Click here for a list of recipients  

Congratulations to the following:
Samuel Galvagno, Jr, DO, PhD - 2015 Golden Apple Award recipient
Brittney Williams, MD – 2015 Dripps Award Recipient
Wendy Nguyen, MD – 2015 Resident Critical Care Award Recipient

On May 20th, 2015, University of Maryland Faculty Physicians Inc. held their annual Employee Service and Service Excellence Recognition Program. The Department of Anesthesiology recognized the following employees for their Service, Professionalism, Innovation, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork (SPIRIT) and dedication to the department.

5 years - Julie Utz, AIMS Administrator
10 years - Wanda Belton, Administrative Assistant III
15 years - Vickie Leshinskie, Office Assistant
15 years - Lou Alice Davis-Lifsey, Certified Coder
20 years - Judy Sizemore, Patient Account Supervisor

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Anders. On May 15, 2015, Dr. Anders received a Master of Science in Clinical Research Alumni Fund Award from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The merit award will support resources for her thesis research projects on clinical outcomes in trauma patients.

Photo Contest Winner: Kimberly Flayhart – Give Us Your Best SHOT

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Anders. On May 15, 2015, Dr. Anders received a Master of Science in Clinical Research Alumni Fund Award from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The merit award will support resources for her thesis research projects on clinical outcomes in trauma patients.

The scientific discoveries of Alan Faden, MD, David Loane, PhD and Junfang Wu, BM, PhD are featured in the Spring 2015 edition of the University of Maryland Medicine Bulletin. Click here to read "Heretical" Science Proves Its Point - their investigation into the inflammatory response to Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord injuries.

Marta M. Lipinski, Ph.D. awarded a 5-year, $1,678,905 R01 grant.  

Andrew M. Malinow MD recently participated in the 1st International Symposium of PROMPT held in Bath, U.K.  

Kenichi Tanaka, MD, Professor, Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA).

Wendy K. Bernstein, MD, MBA, Seema P. Deshpande, MBBS, and Patrick N. Odonkor, MB, ChB, have been selected by The American Board of Anesthesiology to serve as examiners for the American Board of Anesthesiology's Part 2 Examination.

Congratulations to Ron E. Samet, MD, Director, Program in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia and his team of University of Maryland bioengineering students (Shawn Greenspan and Stefanie Cohen) on winning First Place ($2000) and the Audience Choice Award ($500) in the Pitch Dingman Competition at the Robert H. Smith School of Business Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship on Novermber 20, 2014. Their product, the Sono-assist Monitor, was invented and designed by Dr. Samet and engineered by the students to continuously monitor blood flow in low perfusion and cardiac arrest states.

4 Department of Anesthesiology Physicians Named
2014 Top Docs by Baltimore Magazine: 
Anesthesiology: Mark DiMino, MD, Obi Udekwu, MBBS and Edwin Villamater, MD 
Intensivists/Critical Care: Peter Rock, MD, MBA, FCCM  

Congratulations: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Faresha Sims, DNAP, CRNA - August Employee of the Month - Department of Anesthesiology

The Program in Regional Anesthesia at the University of Maryland School of Medicine was featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of University of Maryland Rounds Click to read “New Regional Anesthesia Pain Service Improves Pain Management” Click to read “New Regional Anesthesia Pain Service Improves Pain Management”

ACGME approves accreditation of Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program receives a 5-year accreditation cycle!

Generous Gift from Former Department Chair Funds Two Endowed Professorships in Anesthesiology

Edward J. Norris, MD, MBA, Named Chief of Veterans Affairs' Department of Anesthesiology

Alina Grigore M.D., Associate Professor, Appointed Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Thelma Wright, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Featured on Fox 45's "Your Health Matters"

University of Maryland School of Medicine Anesthesiologist Among the Region's Best

Alan Faden, MD, Appointed ORC Director; Bringing a Team of 15 and $7 Million to the Department

New NIH Grant Award for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Thelma Wright named Chief of Pain Division

New Staff Members

University of Maryland Anesthesiologists Among the Region's Best