COVID-19 infection linked to higher risk of neuropathy (Links to an external site)

Senior investigator Simon Haroutounian, PhD, chief of clinical research at the Washington University Pain Center alongside other researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that many people who tested positive for the coronavirus in the early months of the pandemic also experienced peripheral neuropathy during and following their bouts with COVID-19.

Dolores Njoku, MD, elected to Faculty Practice Plan’s Board of Directors

Dolores Njoku, MD

Dolores Njoku, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Washington University and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Faculty Practice Plan’s (FFP) Board of Directors, as one of the six Faculty-at-Large Representatives

Boland appointed as Christian Hospital ICU Co-Director

Dr. Matthew Boland has been appointed to serve as Christian Hospital ICU Co-Director. In his new role as Co-Director, he will partner with CHNE Director, Dr. Uche Ofoma, to ensure delivery of outstanding clinical care to our critically ill surgical and medical patients at Christian Hospital Northeast. 

A Day in the Life: Jen Mahan

Jen Mahan, Fellowship Coordinator for the Trauma Anesthesiology Fellowship Program, gives us a glimpse into her everyday life!

A Day in the Life: Erin Herrera, CRNA

Erin Herrera, CRNA, is the Associate Vice Chair for Well-Being and Assistant Director for CRNA Activities. Erin works closely with the Director for CRNA Activities as well as other departmental leaders, to provide leadership to the CRNA workforce and engage in strategic planning. She gives us a glimpse into an OR day and a day off.

A Day in the Life: Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM

Our first spotlight is Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM! She is the Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Co-Director of 7800 Surgical ICU, Co-Director of the critical care Ultrasound training program and practices as an attending in the Emergency Department. Along with her clinical practice, she is also an avid researcher, mom to an adorable daughter, wife, and friend to many.

Department ranks #2 in NIH funding for second straight year

The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ranked #2 nationwide among anesthesiology departments in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).