Ground Broken for New Outpatient Surgery Center

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UIC Department of
Tackles Health Disparities

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OPIATE Sparing
at UIC

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Dr. Christine Park Leads the
SAIL Simulation Center for UIC

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UIC Class of 2020
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UIC Quality Improvement Academy

Our Mission

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine was established by Dr. Mac Samual Sadove over 70 years ago. Our institution has a legacy of excellent patient care, research, and clinical training in anesthesiology. We are a leading clinical and research Anesthesiology department, offering a broad range of clinical services and research opportunities. Much of our success stems from the experience and diversity of our faculty. Many of our graduates are innovators and leaders within our specialty.  Read Message from the Chair

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Latest News

Two Anesthesiologists lead UIH Medical Staff:
Dr. Hokuto Nishioka- President,
Dr. Nicole Thompson- Secretary/Treasurer

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Medical Students
Interview Information

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Medical Students Dr. Oliveira's project - one of the 7 catalyst awards winners

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Oliveira’s project entitled “Role of Caveolin-1 and BMPRII Short Form in Pulmonary Vascular Homeostasis” is one of the 7 catalyst awards selected this year by American Lung Association at a national level. This award champions the next generation of scientists who are ascending toward independence, conducting basic science, behavioral, clinical, or translational research into lung health.

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UI Anesthesiology Listed Among Crain’s “2020 Notable Health Care Heroes”

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Dr. Heather Nixon receives AMA Inspirational Women Award

Dr. Rena Beckerly receives the Medical Student
Golden Apple Teaching Award

“The Golden Apple Award is presented each year to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding teaching and service to students.”

“Dr. Beckerly truly exemplifies how to balance providing excellent patient care while teaching medical students. Students working with Dr. Beckerly found her to be inspiring for a number of reasons. Regardless of how busy the pain clinic may be, she always brought the same positive energy to every patient encounter and always makes every attempt to involve the medical student as much as possible. She is an incredible role model from whom we can all learn how to effectively communicate with the most challenging and diverse patient populations. She takes pride in her patient’s satisfaction and care, and this is evident in their trust and faith in her.

Featured Attending: Peggy Wheeler, MD

Peggy Wheeler, MD, is the James M. Feld Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Since undergraduate studies, medical school, residency, and fellowship, Dr. Wheeler continues to call UIC "home". At UIC, Dr. Wheeler provides primarily neuroanesthesia care for complicated neurosurgical cases. She is also very involved in resident and fellowship education/training and serves as the Resident Associate Program Director and the Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship Director.

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Honoring the UI Anesthesiology Class of 2020

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UIC Anesthesiology Appears in ISA Mother’s Day Tribute

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ASRA Recognizes
Gina Votta-Velis as a Trailblazer

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Roth lab receives a Pilot Grant from the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science!

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UI Anesthesiology Zooms to ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020

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Dr. Barbara Jericho and
Dr. Heather Nixon receive
ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator Award

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UI Neuroanesthesiology Celebrates
Neuroanesthesiology Month

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