Musleh appointed Critical Care Ultrasound Co-director

Amjad Musleh, MD

Amjad Musleh, MD, will serve as the critical care ultrasound co-director for the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Division. He will develop and sustain the point-of-care Critical Care Ultrasound program within the division and across the medical campus.

2022 Residency & Outstanding Teacher Award recipients announced

Every year, as the fourth-year residency class graduates, the Department of Anesthesiology likes to celebrate a select few residents who have made extraordinary accomplishments throughout the year. The graduating class also nominated a faculty member who has made the biggest impact on their clinical training for the annual outstanding teacher award.

We’re delighted to announce this year’s residency and outstanding teacher award recipients!

Arcario receives FAER Mentored Research Training Grant

Mark Arcario, MD, PhD

Mark Arcario, MD, PhD, was recently awarded a $250,000 Mentored Research Training Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for his project titled, “Understanding Allosteric Modulation of Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels by Fatty Acids.”

Omokhaye Higo, MD, MBA, 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).

Neural pathway key to sensation of pleasant touch identified (Links to an external site)

Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD, director of the Center for the Study of Itch & Sensory Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, alongside his team, identified a neural circuit and a neuropeptide in mice — a chemical messenger that carries signals between nerve cells — that transmit the sensation known as pleasant touch from the skin to the brain.