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Michael Shteyman, MD, Instructor, is featured in Deb's Amlen's New York Times article, "Uncommon Period," in which the infrequent triple overtime in basketball is highlighted as the theme for Dr. Shteyman's New York Times crossword puzzle on Thursday, April 13, 2017. His first New York Times crossword puzzle was published in 2001, when he was just 16 years, 9 months old, and which ranks him as the 16th youngest crossword puzzle constructor to debut with the New York Times. Dr. Shteyman was also recently honored by having one his crossword puzzles featured as the final playoff puzzle at the 40th American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT), recently held on March 24-26 in Stamford, CT.

Congratulations to Kenneth Robinson, MD, Assistant Professor at Midtown, on his selection to the 2017 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). Honorees are recognized for their efforts to diversify the healthcare marketplace and serve as positive role models for the next generation of leaders in minority health. Dr. Robinson will receive his award at the 2017 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust Gala Dinner on April 25th in Washington, DC.

Colin Mackenzie, MB, ChB, Professor Emeritus, is featured in the March 2017 edition of JAMA Surgery in the article, "Performance of Vascular Exposure and Fasciotomy Among Surgical Residents Before and After Training Compared With Experts." In the same edition, Dr. Mackenzie provides invited commentary on training proficiency: "Surgical Training to Proficiency: Learning From Errors."

Julie Utz, IT Manager, recently graduated from the FPI Leadership Foundations program. The Leadership Foundations is a six-month program geared to mid- to high mid-level FPI managers who are performing successfully in their current roles, and participants are competitively selected. Ms. Utz joins Christina Clyde, Division Administrator, and Karen Park, Director of Program Administration and Business Development, who graduated from the first Foundations cohort and have served as co-chairs for the Leadership Foundations Alumni Group for the past two years.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released their 2016 rankings of NIH funding to Medical Schools throughout the country. The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore is now ranked 11th, improving from our 17th place ranking in 2015. Congratulations to all investigators, whose hard work, dedication, innovation, and commitment to discovery continue to expand the research enterprise for the Department.

Konstantin Birukov, MD, PhD, Professor, joins the Department of Anesthesiology as the Director of the University of Maryland Lung Biology Research Program and will concurrently serve as the Associate Chair for Basic Science Research in the Department of Anesthesiology. An author on over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, Dr. Birukov also holds four patents and is Principal Investigator on three active NIH-funded grants.

Both Michael Mazzeffi, MD, Assistant Professor, and Kenichi Tanaka, MD, Professor, of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology are featured in two separate Letters to the Editor in the February 2017 issue of Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Mazzeffi's letter, "If the Goal is Balance, Why Not Fresh Frozen Plasma?" and Dr. Tanaka's letter, "Clinical and Practical Aspects of Restoring Thrombin Generation in Acute Coagulopathic Bleeding," are currently available online.

Kenichi Tanaka, MD, Professor in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, and Brittney Williams, MD, Assistant Professor, are featured as co-authors in the January 2017 issue of Transfusion Medicine Reviews, "Practical Use of Thromboelastometry in the Management of Perioperative Coagulopathy and Bleeding."

Kenichi Tanaka, MD, Professor in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, is co-author on an editorial in the December 2016 issue of Anesthesia and Analgesia, "SEER Sonorheometry: Listening to What the Clot Has to Say."  Dr. Tanaka is also featured in the recent issue of British Journal of Anaesthesia as co-author on the article, “Fibrinogen – Is It a Universal Haemostatic Agent?

Six Department of Anesthesiology faculty were recently named "2016 Top Docs" in the November 2016 issue of Baltimore Magazine. Congratulations to:  Mark DiMino, MD and Edwin Villamater, MD - University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute;  Patrick Odonkor, MB, ChB - Cardiac Anesthesiology;  Monique Bellefleur, MD, Madhavi Naik, MBBS, and Anne Savarese, MD - Pediatric Anesthesiology. Click here to read the full University of Maryland Medical Center News Release.

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