Department Leadership

Associate Heads

Pygon, Bernard ‘Bud’, MD

Senior Associate Head
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Beckmann, Katharina, MD

Associate Head for Clinical Affairs
Section Chief for Cardiac Anesthesiology
Section Chief for Transplant Anesthesiology
Director of Simulation Education
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Beckerly, Rena, MD/MBA

Associate Head for Education
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Paisansathan, Chanannait, MD

Associate Head for Faculty Affairs
Section Chief of Neuroanesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology

Park, Christine, MD

Associate Head for Learning and Innovation
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Director, Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute

Banchs, Richard J., MD

Associate Head for Quality Improvement
Section Chief for Quality & Safety
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Roth, Steven, MD, FARVO

Associate Head for Research
Michael Reese Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Head for Faculty Development

Section Chiefs

Cohn, Stephan, MD

Section Chief for Ambulatory Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Banchs, Richard J., MD

Associate Head for Quality Improvement
Section Chief for Quality & Safety
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Beckmann, Katharina, MD

Section Chief for Cardiac Anesthesiology
Section Chief for Transplant Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Associate Head for Clinical Affairs
Director of Simulation Education

Nishioka, Hokuto, MD

Section Chief for Critical Care Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Operating Room Medical Director

Paisansathan, Chanannait, MD

Section Chief of Neuroanesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Head for Faculty Affairs

Nixon, Heather, MD

Section Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Malik, Khalid, MD, FRCS, MBA

Section Chief of Pain Medicine
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Interventional Pain Clinic

Voronov, Polina, MD

Section Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Chief of Service, Anesthesiology, Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Leskiw, Ulana, MD

Section Chief for Perioperative Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Anesthesia Clinic

Chiang, Christopher, MD

Section Chief of Regional Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Residency Program

Beckerly, Rena, MD

Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Associate Head for Education

Wheeler, Peggy, MD

Associate Director, Residency Program
James M. Feld Professor of Anesthesiology

Adituori, Lisa, DO

Associate Director, Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Wilkinson, Nikki, MD

Associate Director, Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Kim, Edina, MD

Director of Medical Student Education in Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology