Isabella Riordan, MD, has accepted the appointment to serve as Interim Chief of the Progress West Hospital Division of Anesthesiology. Dr. Riordan will also serve as the Director of Anesthesiology for the hospital and be involved with the Credentials Committee and Medical Executive Committee.
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
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
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.
Ablordeppey named inaugural associate vice chair for diversity, equity and inclusion
In this new Associate Vice Chair role, Dr. Ablordeppey will work closely with the Vice Chair for Professional Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to develop and implement specialized programs throughout the department.
Bradley Fritz, MD, MSCI, appointed Associate ICU Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit
In his new role as Associate Director, he will partner with SICU Co-Directors and nursing leadership to ensure delivery of outstanding clinical care to our critically ill surgical patients.
Douglas Thompson, MD, appointed Vice-Chair for Education
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.
Kate Gurba, MD, PhD, appointed Director of Acute Pain Management
Dr. Gurba has made significant contributions to the Acute Pain Service as a fellow, and even more so with her work as an attending on the service over the past year.
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
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.