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The Department of Anesthesiology has been selected as a potential host site for students participating in the 2020 FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) Summer Program. The following faculty members have been approved as mentors for the program: Tibor Kristian, Ph.D.Gary Fiskum, Ph.D.Rebecca Henry, Ph.D.Wei Chao, MD, Ph.D., FAHAJunfang Wu, BM, MS, Ph.D.Peter Hu, Ph.D.Konstantin Birukov, M.D., Ph.D.Megan Anders, M.D.Marta Lipinski, Ph.D. and Bogdan Stoica, M.D.


Congratulations to Baltimore Magazine's 2019 "Top Doctors" recipients: Monique Bellefleur, MD; Mark Dimino, MD; Stephanie Kahntroff, MD and Anne Savarese, MDYou can view the full list here.


Congratulations to Dr. Brittney Williams for being awarded the Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for her research project titled "Role of TLR7 in Platelet Activation and Dysfunction in Sepsis". The award, $250,000 over two years, helps physician-scientists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications, and research publications needed to become independent investigators. This year, FAER received 58 high quality applications for research training grants. Dr. Williams was selected as one of the 5 recipients of this prestigious award. For more information on this award visit https://www.asahq.org/faer/about/newsandevents/faer2019fallgrantcycle


Junfang Wu, BM, PhD, Associate Professor, the Department of Anesthesiology and Steven Michael Jay, PhD, Associate Professor from University of Maryland, College Park, received a five-year, $2,799,596 grant (NIH RF1) from the National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) for “Dementia Following Spinal Cord Injury: Mechanism and Therapeutic Targeting”.


Brittney Williams, MD, Assistant Professor and Cardiac Anesthesiologist, recently published a research article in the September 30, 2019 issue of Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis titled “Toll‐like receptors 2 and 7 mediate coagulation activation and coagulopathy in murine sepsis”. Click here for full article.


Reney A. Henderson, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, has been chosen for the SABM (Society for the Advancement of Blood Management) Research Starter Grant Award which will fund his study entitled “Hematological and Endothelial Function after Autologous Blood Infusion in Cardiac Surgery Patients.”


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Past Event Highlights

2019 Bring Your Child to Work Day

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, The Department of Anesthesiology hosted Bring Your Child To Work Day.


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.


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  • 40,880 anesthetics performed in FY19
  • Leader in the total number of ECMO procedures performed in the United States
  • One of the largest adult liver transplant programs on the East Coast
  • $10.26 million in grant funding
  • Maintained 11th ranking for NIH funding by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research
  • 104 Faculty members
  • 8 Interns
  • 38 Residents
  • 9 Clinical fellows
  • 49 CRNAs
  • 18 Post-doc research fellows

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