Lattanand appointed as Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations

Chak Lattanand, MD, MBA, has been appointed as a Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations for Washington University’s Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Lattanand will provide crucial leadership, including managing the clinical business of the department, and providing expertise in the areas of financial clinical operations, strategic planning, and contract/affiliation negotiations and management.

Umeshkumar Athiraman, MBBS, MD, named director for neuro-anesthesia

Umeshkumar Athiraman, MBBS, MD

In his new role, Dr. Athiraman will oversee the clinical excellence, quality and safety and educational needs of the neuro-anesthesia section. He will work closely with our faculty, CRNA’s, fellows, residents, medical students, nursing and neurosurgical colleagues.

Herrera named inaugural associate vice chair for well-being

Erin Herrera, CRNA

In this new Associate Vice Chair role, Ms. Herrera will work closely with the Vice Chair for Professional Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and will develop and implement innovative well-being programs in the department.

Douglas Thompson, MD, appointed Vice-Chair for Education

Douglas Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson will provide strategic direction to our educational missions, build upon an already robust and dynamic education division, and help enhance educational career paths for our faculty members and clinicians.

Dr. Anne Drewry Appointed as Vice Chair in Anesthesiology

Dr. Anne Drewry, in addition to her current role as Division Chief of Critical Care, will be appointed as a Vice Chair in Washington University’s Department of Anesthesiology, effective July 1st 2021.

Jonathan Zoller, MD, appointed POD 3 Leader

Jonathan Zoller, MD

Dr. Zoller will work closely with the WUDA and BJH Perioperative leadership in supporting clinical staff to promote safety, quality, and efficiency in perioperative care.