A Day in the Life of Brian Torres, CRNA, DNP

Meet Brian Torres, a CRNA in the Department of Anesthesiology, and also the assistant director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, a collaboration between WashU Anesthesiology and Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing. Brian’s clinical practice focuses on anesthesia for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. In his role as faculty, his teaching focuses on anesthetic pharmacology, preoperative health assessment, simulation, and the basic principles of anesthesiology. Read on to learn more about a typical day for Brian.

Highlights from the 2024 IARS Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and trainees from the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently attended and participated in the 2024 International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting in Seattle, held from May 17-19.

Celebrating Our Chief Residents: Reflections, Future Plans, and Words of Wisdom

As our three chief residents prepare for graduation on June 15, they share their post-graduation plans, reflect on highlights of their training and living in St. Louis, and offer parting words of advice for their colleagues. Please join us in celebrating their successes and many contributions to the department and the field of anesthesiology.

Dr. Rodriguez-Restrepo appointed Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

We are delighted to introduce Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, MD, as the newly appointed Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, effective July 1, 2024. This appointment will provide leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for the pediatric regional anesthesia program.

Advancing Opioid Research: Moron-Conception Lab Trainee to Present at the 17th Annual CounterACT Symposium

Brian Ruyle, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Moron-Concepcion Lab, has been selected to present his research on opioid-induced respiratory depression at the 17th Annual Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Network Research Symposium. Additionally, he is one of just 10 trainees awarded a travel grant, providing him with the necessary funds to attend the event in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 3-5, 2024.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks #11 in the U.S. News & World Report

The Nurse Anesthesia Program at Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing has once again proven its excellence, securing the eleventh spot in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Nursing Anesthesia Schools. This recognition highlights the program’s commitment to providing top-tier education and training for aspiring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).