Department Of Anesthesiology
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.
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.
Congratulations to recently promoted faculty members: Wei Chao, MD, PhD, FAHA: Awarding of Tenure; Brian Polster, PhD: Awarding of Tenure; Marta Lipinski, PhD: Promotion to Associate Professor; Michael Mazzeffi, MD, MPH: Promotion to Associate Professor; Boris Sabirzhanov, PhD: Promotion to Assistant Professor.