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Friday, February 23, 2024

Drs. Birukov and Galvagno awarded NIH R61 to study new technologies at point-of-care of trauma

Drs. Birukov and Galvagno awarded NIH R61 to study new technologies at point-of-care of trauma


Thursday, February 15, 2024

Drs. Yifan Yuan and Konstantin Birukov win Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot award

ATIP awarded for "Deciphering the Novel Role of VEGF-D in Acute Lung Injury" grant


Friday, February 09, 2024

The University of Maryland Department of Obstetrics awarded and recertified by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) as a SOAP Center of Excellence designation

The University of Maryland Department of Obstetrics was awarded and recertified by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) as a SOAP Center of Excellence designation


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Congratulations Dr. Samhati Mondal, MBBS, Associate Professor for being published in two key papers as primary author in January 2024's Anesthesia and Analgesia

Congratulations Dr. Samhati Mondal, MBBS, Associate Professor for being published in two key papers as primary author in January 2024's Anesthesia and Analgesia


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Colonel Matt D'Angelo selected to command the 3705 Medical Training Support Battalion

Colonel Matt D'Angelo selected to command the 3705 Medical Training Support Battalion


Friday, December 22, 2023

University of Maryland Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Austin Anderson, MSN, CRNA selected to serve on an elite special operations surgical team

University of Maryland Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Austin Anderson, MSN, CRNA selected to serve on an elite special operations surgical team


Thursday, December 14, 2023

Dr. Bhavani Shankar Kodali, MBBS, MD receives the Colin Mackenzie/Cristina Imle Mentoring Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Bhavani Shankar Kodali, MBBS, MD on receiving the Colin Mackenzie/Cristina Imle Mentoring Prize.


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dr. Grissom delivers Grand Rounds talk and was recently nominated and appointed as liaison to the American Society of Anesthesiology to the Committee on Trauma, the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Grissom delivers Grand Rounds talk and was recently nominated and appointed as liaison to the American Society of Anesthesiology to the Committee on Trauma, the American College of Surgeons


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dr. Richards invited to speak at Visiting Professor Lecture series, Grand Rounds, and latest first author paper released

Dr. Richards invited to speak at Visiting Professor Lecture series, Grand Rounds, and latest first author paper released


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Dr. Wright appointed to multiple national leadership committees

Dr. Thelma Wright appointed to the American Society of Anesthesiology Committee on Expert Witness Testimony and Review  


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Dr. Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH, FASA was the guest speaker at the 2023 Helrich/Matjasko Lecture

Dr. Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH, FASA, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, spoke at the 2023 Helrich/Matjasko Lecture. Her lecture topic was "Using Systems-Based Solutions to Improve Maternal Outcomes.


Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Dr. Galvagno promoted to a general officer position in the United States Air Force Reserve

Dr. Galvagno was appointed Mobilization Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.


Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Congratulations Dr. Mondal for being invited to join two prestigious committees- MOCE and SCA

Dr. Samhati Mondal, MBBS, invited to join the test writing committee for the National Board of Echocardiography and is a new member of the Scientific Program Committee for SCA


Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Dr. Deshpande receives Distinguished Award and elected to serve on several ASA committees

Dr. Deshpande awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Women in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and elected to serve on the ASA's Residents and Medical Students, Professional Diversity, and Academic Anesthesiology committees


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Bhavani Shankar Kodali on being the 2023 Mackenzie/Imle Mentoring Prize Recipient

The Mackenzie/Imle Mentoring Prize is awarded annually to “outstanding faculty members demonstrating excellent mentorship with positive impact on professional development and career advancement in one or more of the following areas: clinical medicine, research, local and regional service, and teaching.”


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Longtime Anesthesiology Department Chair and Academic Leader Peter Rock, MD, MBA to Step Down as Chair, Will Return to Faculty

Peter Rock, MD, the Dr. Martin Helrich Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), announced today that he will be stepping down from his longtime administrative role as Department Chair this summer to return to full-time faculty status.


Monday, May 08, 2023

Dr. Rachel Reindorf receives 2023 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Junior Resident Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Reindorf awarded the 2023 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Junior Resident Scholar Award


Monday, May 08, 2023

Obstetric Anesthesiology Chief awarded SOAP’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the Obstetric Anesthesiology Division Chief on being awarded SOAP’s 2023 Teacher of the Year


Monday, May 01, 2023

Residency Directors interview ASA Medical Students

Anesthesiology Residency Directors, Drs. Hollander and Kahntroff, interview ASA Medical Student Applicants


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

UMMC Physician of the Year Nominations

Congratulations to our physicians nominated for UMMC Physician of the Year


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Dr. Rachel Reindorf named CDC-Hubert Global Health Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Reindorf awarded the 2023 CDC-Hubert Global Health Award by the CDC Foundation


Friday, February 24, 2023

Dr. Christopher Parrino Accepted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Congratulations to Christopher Parrino, M.D., an Anesthesiology Resident (Class of 2025), for being accepted in the Beta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Monday, February 20, 2023

Congratulations to Drs. Wu and Lipinski on their recent publications in PNAS and Science Advance

Congratulations to Drs. Wu and Lipinski on their recent publications on PNAS and Science Advance


Monday, February 20, 2023

Dr. Galvagno selected for Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Galvagno selected for Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine


Thursday, January 12, 2023

UMMC Innovation Challenge 2022 Awardees

Drs. Kodali and Bigeleisen amongst awardees of UMMC Innovation Challenge competition