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On Saturday, May 4, 2019 the University of Maryland School of Medicine hosted its annual gala for alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and students at the Baltimore Convention Center. The title of this year’s gala was “Vital Signs, Vital Victories” emphasizing the School of Medicine’s continued tradition of excellence in the areas of medical education, patient care and research. Featured prominently in this year’s video presentation were two pediatric anesthesiologists: Anne Savarese, MD, FAAP, Division Chief and Stephanie Kahntroff, MD, Assistant Professor for their contributions to several of the pediatric patient cases that were highlighted. Click here to see the video.

Several members of the Division of Trauma Anesthesiology contributed to the March 2019 issue of Anesthesiology ClinicsMaureen McCunn, MD, MIPP, FCCM served as the lead editor of the issue, the topic of which was “Cutting-Edge Trauma and Emergency Care.” Samuel Galvagno, Jr., DO, PhD was the lead author of “Advanced Trauma Life Support® Update 2019: Management and Applications for Adults and Special Populations.” Finally, Bianca Conti, MD and Ravi Chauhan, FRCA contributed to “Novel Methods for Hemorrhage Control: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta and Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation.” Click here to access the full issue.

Brianna Holmes and Himsheela Karki, students from Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) and research interns in the lab of Dr. Gary Fiskum, the M. Jane Matjasko Professor for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, earned the top awards at a competitive poster presentation at the 7th Annual BCCC STEM Symposium on November 8th, 2018. This symposium was a part of the Maryland STEM Festival and included an audience of over 500 students from BCCC and several Baltimore city schools. Click here to learn more about the awards.

Congratulations to recently promoted faculty members: Patrick Odonkor, MB, ChB: Promotion to Associate Professor; Bogdan Stoica, PhD: Promotion to Tenure Track; Flaubert Tchantchou, PhD: Promotion to Assistant Professor; and Junfang Wu, BM, PhD: Promotion to Tenure Track. Click here to see photos from the promotion reception.

The Department recently hosted the annual Professors Martin Helrich and M. Jane Matjasko Lecture in Anesthsiology, featuring Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA, an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and the Associate Dean for Research Information Technology at the University of Michigan Medical School. The lecture was titled “Fulfilling the Promise of Big Data Analytics: How Do We Get There From Here?". Click here for photos of the event.

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Past Event Highlights

2018 Department Holiday Reception

On Tuesday, December 11th 2018, the Department hosted its annual Holiday Reception at the SMC Campus Center.

2018 Faculty Promotion Reception

A reception was held on October 3, 2018 to honor recently promoted faculty members in the Department of Anesthesiology.

2018 Professors Martin Helrich and M. Jane Matjasko Annual Lecture

This year’s Helrich-Matjasko lecture was held on September 26, 2018 and featured Dr. Sachin Kheterpal.

2018 Department Picnic and Crab Feast

This year's annual Department of Anesthesiology Picnic and Crab Feast was held at Howard County Centennial Park.

2018 Resident and Fellow Graduation

The Department of Anesthesiology Resident and Fellow Graduation was held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on June 15th, 2018.

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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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