Richard Benzinger, MD, PhD, will serve as Interim Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Anesthesiology, effective May 15, 2023.
Chief Residents Announced for 2023-2024
We are excited and proud to announce the Chief Residents for the 2023-24 academic year: Avi Dobrusin, MD, Samuel Erlinger, MD, and Mallory Hawksworth, MD.
Shaping the Future of Anesthesiology: Highlights from the 2023 IARS Annual Meeting
Members of the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently attended and participated in the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, on April 14-16. Three residents, four physicians, and one principal investigator presented on various topics throughout the weekend.
The Department of Anesthesiology Shines at the 2023 MARC Annual Meeting
Members from the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis attended and participated in the Midwest Anesthesia Residents’ Conference (MARC) Annual Meeting on April 14-16 in Milwaukee, WI. WashU had two fourth-year residents, Lauren Lagrimas, MD, and Dima Aladdin, MD, present cases in the competition.
Jaffer appointed program director for Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Dr. Danish Jaffer has been selected as the program director of the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program.
Match Day 2023: WashU Anesthesiology welcomes 22 new residents
On March 17, 2023, the Department of Anesthesiology matched with 22 physicians who will begin their anesthesiology internship at WashU this summer.
WashU Medicine to no longer participate in U.S. News & World Report rankings (Links to an external site)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced that it will no longer submit data to U.S. News & World Report to support their “best medical schools” survey and ranking.
Brandon Tan, MD, selected as 2023 Dean’s Scholar
Brandon Tan, MD, PGY5 and an ASAP trainee, has been selected as one of the 2023 Dean’s Scholars. His project explores how the serotonin 3 receptor—implicated in nausea, depression, anxiety, and psychosis—changes its activity when the lipid environment is altered.
Department celebrates CRNA Class of 2022
Goldfarb School of Nursing, including the nurse anesthesia program, celebrated its commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Powell Symphony Hall. Overall, nine graduates completed their nurse anesthesia education and received a Doctor of Nursing Practice—the first cohort to graduate with a doctoral degree. Congratulations to the entire Class of 2022 Nurse Anesthesia cohort!
Nykiel-Bailey appointed Associate Program Director for Residency Program
Dr. Sydney Nykiel-Bailey has been selected to serve as the Associate Program Director for the Anesthesiology Residency, where she will continue to develop innovative programs to enhance and enrich the educational experience of our residents.