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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Faculty Elected to the AUA Membership

Congratulations to Konstantin G. Birukov, MD, Ph.D., Marta Lipinski, Ph.D., Brian Polster, Ph.D. for being elected as Active Members, and Brittney Williams, MD as Associated Member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA)


Thursday, December 09, 2021

Dr. Thelma B. Wright selected to receive the 2022 UMBrella Person of the Year

Dr. Thelma B. Wright was selected to receive the 2022 UMBrella Person of the Year Award


Monday, October 25, 2021

Three UMSOM Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Named "2021 Top Doctors" in the November issue of Baltimore magazine

Congratulations to Douglas Martz, MD, Mark DiMino, MD, and Stephanie Kahntroff, MD who have been named "2021 Top Doctors" in the November issue of Baltimore magazine.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

2021 Faculty Promotions

2021 Faculty Promotions


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

2021 The Professors Martin Helrich and M. Jane Matjasko Annual Lecture in Anesthesiology

The 2021 Professors Martin Helrich and M. Jane Matjasko Annual Lecture in Anesthesiology presents "Brain-Heart Interactions in Traumatic Brain Injury" by Monica S. Vavilala, MD.


Friday, July 23, 2021

Drs. Hu, Yang, and Mackenzie Receives US Patent Approval

Peter Hu Ph.D, Associate Professor; Shiming Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Colin F. Mackenzie, MB,ChB, MD, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Anesthesiology and Hegang Chen, PhD, Professor from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, received approval for a US patent on June 15, 2021 for “Method and Apparatus for Predicting a use for a Blood Transfusion”.


Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Dr. Chinmoy Sarkar Awarded Grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Chinmoy Sarkar, PhD, Research Associate from the Department of Anesthesiology, was awarded a one and a half year, $424,875 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/ NINDS) for “Role and Function of Peroxisomal Ether Phospholipids in TBI”.


Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Dr. Wei Chao Awarded an R35 Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Wei Chao, MD, PhD, FAHA, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, was awarded an R35 grant, $1,931,250.00, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS) to study “Extracellular miRNAs, innate immunity, and critical illness”.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Galvagno for being awarded UMMC “Attending Physician of the Year”

In celebration of “National Doctors Day” on March 30th, the University of Maryland Medical Campus (UMMC) held its third annual awarding of UMMC Physicians of the Year. We would like to extend congratulations to Samuel M. Galvagno, DO, PhD, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of the Multi Trauma Critical Care Unit, for being awarded the “Attending Physician of the Year”.


Monday, March 22, 2021

Congratulations to both Dr. Sam Galvagno and Dr. Wei Chao, inaugural awardees of the 2021 Colin Mackenzie & Cristina Imle Mentoring Prize.

Congratulations to both Samuel M. Galvagno, DO, PhD, and Wei Chao, MD, PhD, FAHA as the inaugural awardees of the 2021 Colin Mackenzie and Cristina Imle Mentoring Prize. Professor Emeritus Colin F. Mackenzie, MB, ChB, MD, and his wife, Cristina Imle, PT, made a generous donation to the Department of Anesthesiology to support an Annual Mentoring Prize. The Mentoring Prize recognizes a faculty member(s) who has consistently demonstrated quality mentorship and has impacted professional development and career advancement in one or more of the following areas: clinical medicine, research, local and regional service, and teaching.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Paul Park, M.D. Accepted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Congratulations to Paul Park, M.D., an Anesthesiology Resident (Class of 2023), for being accepted in the Beta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a resident member of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His election to Alpha Omega Alpha is a high honor, signifying a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing.