Dr. Rachel Waldinger and Others Honored At Graduation Dinner

June 12, 2016

The Department held its annual graduation dinner celebration on Saturday night, June 11th at the Union League Club of Chicago. Verna Baughman, MD and Barb Jericho, MD shared the Outstanding Teacher award, selected and presented by the residents, and Rachel Waldinger, MD won the prestigious Robert D. Dripps, MD Memorial Award as outstanding graduating resident, selected by the department’s faculty. Krysta Peters, MD received the department’s annual Walter Kowalski Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding young residents in the department. Three Teamwork Awards were handed out, recognizing a resident from each of the three clinical anesthesia training years. Kwadwo Achampong, MD, Manan Trivedi, MD, and Jaudat Mahmood, MD were the inaugural winners of the award.

UIC Medical Student In Dr. Steven Roth’s Lab Is Recipient Of Research Fellowships

June 1, 2016

Clara R. Stelman, a first year medical student at UIC, is the recipient of the Dr. C.M. Craig Summer Research Fellowship, and a Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER). She is working in Dr. Steven Roth's lab on the mechanisms of retinal post-ischemic conditioning. Mazel tov, Clara! 

Craig Fellowship: 


Dr. Steven Roth Honored With Professorship

June 1, 2016

Dr. Steven Roth has been named the inaugural Michael Reese Endowed Professor of
. Details on the investiture ceremony will be posted when available. Congratulations, Steven!


Dr. Steven Roth And Dr. John Hetling Grant Recipients

June 1, 2016

Drs. Steven Roth and John Hetling have received a grant from the UIC College of Engineering for their pioneering work in the eye. Dr. Hetling is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Bioengineering. His research interests include the electrophysiology of vision and retinal prosthetics.

Link to UIC College of Engineering: http://engineering.uic.edu/COE/WebHome
Link to Dr. Hetling’s lab page: http://nevl.bioe.uic.edu/

Dr. Heather Nixon Honored With 2016 Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology's Research in Education Award

May 23, 2016

Residency Program Director Dr. Heather Nixon won the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology's (SOAP) Research in Education Award this past weekend at this year’s annual meeting in Boston, MA. She was selected for her abstract "A Randomized Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effects of a Computer-Enhanced Visual Learning (CEVL Neuraxial) Tool to Teach Anesthesiology Residents to Perform Combined Spinal Epidural Placements in Obstetric Patients"
The Research in Education Award was established in 2001 by the SOAP Board of Directors and first given at the May 2002 Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The award criteria are:

*Abstracts may focus on the education of medical students, residents, patients, obstetric care providers, or the community

 *All health care providers (anesthesiologists, fellows, residents, obstetricians, nurses, etc.) are eligible as long as they are a member of SOAP or sponsored by a SOAP member

Dr. Nixon was also newly appointed to the Board of Directors as the Media Chair and Newsletter Editor, and elected to serve as host of the 51st Annual SOAP meeting to be held in Phoenix, Arizona in 2019.

Congratulations Heather!

Residents And Others Honored At 2016 MARC

April 10, 2016

The 2016 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) was held this past weekend in Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel. Congratulations to all of our presenters, and to these individuals who were honored by the MARC judges:

Brad Biegler, MD  Cardiovascular -1st Place
Zhe Chen, MD Airway -1st Place
Matt Eagles, MD Neuro -3rd Place
Jaudat Mahmood, MD General-3rd Place
Aisan Raisdana, MD Cardiovascular -2nd Place
Vidhi Srivastava, MD Critical Care -3rd Place
Jillian Stariha, BS
Clinical Research -1st Place
Rachel Waldinger, MD
OB -1st Place


Residents Present At ASRA Meeting

April 4, 2016

Departmental presentations at the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans this past week:

ASRA Meeting 2016  ASRA Meeting 2016

Abstract: 1258 
Medically Challenging Cases
Spinal cord stimulation as a novel approach to the treatment of refractory neuropathic pain from sacral decubitus ulcer
Jessica Albasha, DO, Syed Quadri, DO

Abstract: 1521 
Medically Challenging Cases
Management of Unintentional Neuraxial Block from Lumbar Paravertebral Block
Ankur Manvar, MD, Rachel Waldinger, MD, Christopher Chiang, MD

Abstract: 1680 
Scientific abstract: Emerging technology
Utilization of immersive 360 degree spherical videos for regional blocks: a novel and multi-dimensional way of learning
Shoeb Mohiuddin, MD, Daniel Roshan, MD, Rahul Guha, MD, Christopher Chiang, MD

Abstract 1372
Medical Challenging Case
Role of Epidural in Fistulotomy
Daniel Roshan, Md, Rena Beckerly, MD
Abstract: 1399
Scientific Abstract: Chronic Pain
The Potential Protective Effects of Pioglitazone on Nucleus Pulposus Cells
Daniel Roshan, MD, Shoeb Mohiuddin, MD, Khalid Malik, MD, Doug Feinstein, Ph.D.


Dr. Gabriel Pollock Selected As A 2016 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship Recipient

March 23, 2016

Current Chief Resident Gabriel Pollock, MD has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship Award. The SEA-HVO Fellowship is co-sponsored by the Society for Education in Anesthesia and Health Volunteers Overseas. The Fellowship provides anesthesia residents the opportunity to improve anesthesia care in developing countries by teaching and mentoring their counterparts. Senior residents who have been approved after applying for a SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship will spend three to four weeks teaching anesthesia in a developing country. The SEA-HVO Fellows will learn about diseases which are rare in the United States while also learning to communicate with people from different cultures. They will be exposed to the realities and constraints of delivering health care in an austere, resource-scarce environment. Fellows will function as teachers of anesthesia and as role models for the anesthesia students at the site. Congratulations, Gabe!

Class of 2020

March 22, 2016

We are proud to welcome and introduce our newest residents: the graduating class of 2020, six additions to our July CA-1 resident class, members of the graduating class of 2019, and 2 additions to our July CA-2 resident class, members of the graduating class of 2018:

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

Class of 2020