Dr. Helga Komen appointed physician leader for POD 5

Dr. Helga Komen has accepted the role of an anesthesiology physician leader in POD 5 at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In this important clinical leadership role, Dr. Komen will work closely with the WUSM and BJH perioperative leaders in supporting faculty and staff, and promoting safety, quality, and efficiency of perioperative care in POD 5. She will further our efforts towards enhancing teamwork, diversity and inclusion, and ensuring that POD 5 is a nurturing and safe environment for all members of the healthcare team

Alex Mohrman appointed CRNA clinical chief at BJH

Alex Mohrmann has been named the CRNA Clinical Chief at BJH. In his new role, Alex will have the opportunity to build upon his experience as CRNA team leader to make a meaningful impact for our department.

Kannampallil named inaugural director of acute care innovation research

Dr. Kannampallil will plan, direct, and coordinate research activities related to technology, telemedicine, and innovation within the department. He will also provide population, organizational, and patient-level data, analysis and decision support to advance innovative and technology-related initiatives for the department.

Kerby named inaugural associate vice chair of innovation

Paul Kerby, MBBS, has been named the associate vice chair for innovation for the Department of Anesthesiology. In this new role, Kerby will work closely with the Vice Chair for Innovation, Omokhaye Higo, MD, MBA, to plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee activities related to perioperative telemedicine and other innovative initiatives within the department.

Gregory appointed division chief of perioperative medicine

Stephen Gregory, MD, has been selected as the division chief of perioperative medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology. In his role as division chief, Gregory will develop educational programs, conduct innovative perioperative quality improvement programs, support perioperative research, and manage staff, faculty, and trainees within the perioperative medicine division.

Higo appointed as vice-chair for innovation

Omokhaye Higo, MD

Omokhaye Higo, MD, MBA, has been appointed as the inaugural Vice-Chair for Innovation for Washington University’s Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Higo will lead innovative initiatives in the department by advancing the current perioperative telemedicine platform, with a view to consolidating the Anesthesiology Control Tower (ACT) and Recovery Control Tower (RCT).

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.