Dr. Siang Ombaba and Dr. Barb Jericho Decorated At Graduation Dinner

June 14, 2015

The Department held its annual graduation dinner celebration on Saturday night, June 13th at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Chicago. Barb Jericho, MD won the Outstanding Teacher award, selected and presented by the residents, and Siang Ombaba, MD won the prestigious Robert D. Dripps, MD Memorial Award as outstanding graduating resident, selected by the department’s faculty. Congratulations, Barb and Siang!

Dr. Helen Lee FAER Grant Recipient

June 11, 2015

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Congratulations to Dr. Helen Lee (1st from left, row 2 in photo above), one of 14 ASA member FAER grant recipients! See the link and text below for details about this exciting honor:

http://faer.org/news/faer-board-approves-1-75-million-in-new-research-funding/

Helen H. Lee, MD, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago
Improving access to care for the pediatric dental general anesthesia population
Mentors: Anthony T. Lo Sasso, PhD; Daniel Sessler, MD

FAER Grants Given to 14 ASA Members

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Board of Directors approved $1.75 million to fund the research of 14 anesthesiologists and trainees, who represent 11 academic institutions and medical centers. With this funding, FAER, a 501c3 non-profit and related organization of the ASA, will have committed nearly $30 million to anesthesiology and perioperative research since 2000. 

"The anesthesiologists who receive our grants represent the future of medicine and will bring about improvements in patient care," said Joy Hawkins, M.D., chair of the FAER Board of Directors. "The discoveries this group of awardees will make throughout their careers will allow us to be better doctors, train better doctors and provide the highest quality care imaginable."

About the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®). Its mission is to advance medicine through anesthesia research and education. FAER is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists lead medicine into the future through scientific discovery and the creation of new knowledge.

Department Well-Represented At SOAP Meeting

May 18, 2015

Presentations and department highlights from this past weekend’s 47th Annual SOCIETY FOR OBSTETRIC ANESTHESIA AND PERINATOLOGY Meeting in Colorado Springs from May 13-17:

Retrospective Review of the Anesthetic Management of Parturients with Sickle Cell Disease with Case-matched Controls
Annette E. Martini M.D., M.S., Jillian Stariha B.S., Paloma Toledo M.D., M.P.H., Priscilla Hensel M.D., M.S., Heather C. Nixon M.D. 

Management of Parturient Presenting in the Third Trimester with Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Ankur M. Manvar M.D., Annette Martini M.D, Cynthia Navar M.D

Survey of drug shortages on academic obstetric anesthesiology floors
Heather C. Nixon M.D., Jillian Stariha B.S, Jill M. Mhyre M.D., Paloma Toledo M.D., M.P.H.

Retrospective review of the routine use of videolaryngoscopy with the Storz C-MAC video laryngoscope in obstetric patients
Heather C. Nixon M.D, Jacqueline M. Galvan M.D, Jillian Stariha B.S.

Novel Use of Nylon Epidural Catheter for Airway Topicalization During Video Laryngoscopy in a Critically Ill Post-Partum Patient
Manan Trivedi M.D., Jacqueline M. Galvan M.D

An unusual case of restrictive lung disease in the parturient: aggressive tubercular disease
Scott A. Harshman M.D., Jacqueline M. Galvan M.D., Annette E. Martini M.D., Heather C. Nixon M.D.

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Dr. Votta-Velis’ Abstract Recognized At ASRA Meeting

May 16, 2015

At this weekend’s 40th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Meeting, held May 14-16 in Las Vegas, NV, an abstract submitted by Dr. Gina Votta-Velis was honored as one of three ‘Best of Meeting Abstracts’ selections https://www.asra.com/page/95/best-of-meeting-award-winners

LIDOCAINE OPPOSES MORPHINE-INDUCED VEGF SECRETION BY PROSTATE CANCER CELLS
Effrossyni G. Votta-Velis, Kristine Ansenberger-Fricano, Andre Luelsdorf P. de Abreu, Marcelo Bonini, Alain Borgeat University Of Illinois At Chicago, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

The entire abstract can be viewed here (abstract #489 on page 627 of the PDF):

https://www.asra.com/content/documents/_all_abstracts_asra_ra15.pdf

Congratulations, Gina!

MARC Cleveland In Pictures

May 4, 2015

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Residents Honored At 2015 MARC

May 4, 2015

The 2015 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) was held this past weekend in Cleveland at The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Congratulations to all of our presenters, and to these individuals who were honored by the MARC judges:

Jemma Kang, MD
Neuroscience-1st Place 
Jessica Albasha, DO Airway-2nd Place
Scott Harshman, MD OB-3rd Place
Daniel Roshan, MD General-3rd Place
Jillian Stariha, BS Clinical Research-3rd Place


Department of Anesthesia Participates in Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology (SOAP) Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado (May 13-17, 2015)

April 20, 2015

Retrospective review of the routine use of videolaryngoscopy with the Storz C-MAC video laryngoscope in obstetric patients
Nixon HC, Galvan JM, Stariha J,  Hensel, P

Survey of drug shortages on academic obstetric anesthesiology floors
Nixon, HC,  Stariha J,   Mhyre JM, Toledo P

Novel Use of Nylon Epidural Catheter for Airway Topicalization During Video Laryngoscopy in a Critically Ill Post-Partum Patient
Trivedi, M,  Galvan J

Anesthetic Management of Parturients with Sickle Cell Disease with Case-matched Controls
Martini AE, Stariha A, Toledo P, Hensel P, Nixon HC

Management of Parturient Presenting in the Third Trimester with Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Manvar A, Martini A, Navar C

 An unusual case of restrictive lung disease in the parturient: aggressive tubercular disease
Harshman S,  Galvan J, Martini A,  Nixon HC

 

Class of 2019

March 20, 2015

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