Department Of Anesthesiology
Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the 2019 Nurses Week Awards Wei Chao, MD, PhD, FAHA awarded the The Anesthesiology Endowed Professorship In Translational Research Department maintains #11 ranking in NIH funding to US Anesthesiology Departments Konstantin Birukov, MD, PhD awarded The Anesthesiology Endowed Professorship In Entrepreneurial Research Olamide Ifaturoti, MD wins 2018-2019 Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship
Michael Mazzeffi, MD, Associate Professor and Division Chief of Critical Care Anesthesiology, recently published an article in the August 2019 Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia titled “Von Willebrand Factor-GP1bα Interactions in Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients”. The study video, which shows a flow chamber experiment, is featured as the Video of the Month. Click here for the full video.
The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium aligning with the Association of University Anesthesiologists(AUA) Annual Meeting and Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) Annual Meeting took place Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 20, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Department of Anesthesiology was well represented with faculty and student presentations throughout the meeting, including those by Gary Fiskum, PhD, Alan Faden, MD, Wei Chao, MD, PhD, FAHA, and Brittney Williams, MD. Click here to read more.
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 Clinics. Maureen 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.
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, The Department of Anesthesiology hosted Bring Your Child To Work Day.
On Tuesday, December 11th 2018, the Department hosted its annual Holiday Reception at the SMC Campus Center.
A reception was held on October 3, 2018 to honor recently promoted faculty members in the Department of Anesthesiology.
This year’s Helrich-Matjasko lecture was held on September 26, 2018 and featured Dr. Sachin Kheterpal.
This year's annual Department of Anesthesiology Picnic and Crab Feast was held at Howard County Centennial Park.