Dr. Brown-Shpigel will partner with BJH Perioperative services, surgery, and anesthesia colleagues in creating and implementing policies and procedures in POD 4.
The anesthesiology residency program at WashU continues to rank among the very best in the U.S., ranking 6th for “Best Anesthesiology Programs” by U.S. News & World Report.
In addition to pursuing his research, Dr. Sinha will be working clinically and educating residents and fellows in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital ICUs.
In his new role as Director, he will partner with hospital and nursing leadership at Christian Hospital to ensure outstanding clinical care in the intensive care unit.
Dr. Haroutounian also serves as Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Moron-Concepcion joined the department in 2015 and is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience.
Dr. Barbara L. Leighton, Chief Emeritus of Obstetric Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, in Oakland, MD.
Professor Tempelhoff has been a substantial and consistent contributor to Washington University for over 35 years. His impact on the anesthesiology department and on his colleagues has truly been profound.
In this important new leadership role, Dr. Thompson will aim to improve all educational domains in our department, with a focus on students, trainees, staff, and faculty to elevate our department even further.
Dr. York Jiao has accepted the appointment of Director of Anesthesia at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis.
The Committee is composed of scientists, physicians, and health professionals who are leaders in the field of pain research looking to advance the fundamental understanding of pain and improve pain-related treatment strategies.
We are delighted to announce this year’s residency award recipients as well as the Outstanding Teacher award recipient.
Dr. Kelly Chilson has accepted the appointment to serve as the Interim Chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Anand Lakshminarasimhachar, MD, Amber Benhardt, MD, and Ashley Weinhold, MD, were recently accepted to the 2020-21 cohort of the Academy of Educators at WashU’s Teaching Scholar Program.
It is with a mixture of sadness, nostalgia, and gratitude that we announce the retirement of the Rudolph L. and Mary Frances Wise Professor of Anesthesiology, Dr. Tom Cox. This will be effective in the new academic year.
With visitors restricted at BJC hospitals due to COVID-19, technology that started as a way to monitor critically ill patients is now helping patients spend precious time with family and friends.
In a recent study published in JCI Insight, Arvind Palanisamy, MD, and collaborators show that even short-lived hypoxic insults induce long-term neurodevelopmental dysfunction, especially in males.
Researchers at the university are helming a global study of an estimated 30,000 health-care workers to establish whether the antimalaria drug chloroquine might prevent or reduce the severity of COVID-19 infections.
COVID-19 has affected us in many different ways, but we have found many silver linings in the strength of grassroots efforts, the power of simple acts of kindness, and the resilient spirits of our community.
Dr. Chanda joined the School of Medicine as Professor of Anesthesiology with secondary appointments in the Departments of Biochemistry and Neuroscience.
The COVID-19 WashU/BJC Maker Task Force has emerged as a hub for St. Louis-area makers to help health-care workers stay safe as they care for COVID-19 patients. The multidisciplinary group is developing everything from isolation gowns to ventilator replacement parts.
The first prototype was built with less than $2,000 in parts. It’s two feet tall and shaped like the rounded head of an alligator.
We are excited to announce the Anesthesiology Chief Residents for the next 2020-2021 academic year will be Ben French, MD, Jason Han, MD, and Megan Para, MD.
Dr. Mitchell will support the growth and development of our residents and will be instrumental in the development of new initiatives that will enhance the training of our residents.
Tao Che, MD, joins us as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and as faculty in the Center for Clinical Pharmacology.
The department received more than $13.2 million from the NIH, and seven faculty ranked in the top 100 for total NIH funding to individual anesthesia principal investigators.
Dr. Bottros recently accepted the position of Chief of Pain Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). At USC, he will oversee all acute and chronic pain services at Keck Hospital, Los Angeles County Hospitals, and affiliated satellite clinics in southern California.
Brian S. Kim, MD, has found that boosting the number of natural killer cells in the blood is a possible treatment strategy for the skin condition, eczema, and also may help with related health problems, such as asthma.
The Center for Clinical Pharmacology was the recipient of the BMO Harris Bank Spirit of St. Louis Award during the 7th annual Arcus Awards, held Feb. 27 at the Hyatt St. Louis at the Arch.
Two anesthesiology faculty members are among the group of researchers who were recently awarded Young Investigators Grants from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Marlette Williams, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in St. Louis. Visitation will be Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 1-5 p.m., with a memorial service to follow.
The program is focused on equipping physician executives and academic medical faculty members to take on expanding leadership roles in academic medicine and is a joint venture between the School of Medicine, the Olin Business School, and BJC HealthCare.
The International Narcotics Research Conference (INRC), the annual meeting for researchers and clinicians working in the opioid field, will honor Dr. Al-Hasani with the 2020 Young Investigator Award at their upcoming symposium.
Dr. Chilson, a respected local and national leader in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, recently accepted the position of Associate Chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Dr. Higo will help provide clinical guidance in one of the busiest and highest acuity surgical PODs on the BJH campus. He will collaborate with our surgical and BJH partners and support our clinical staff in promoting patient safety and quality, and efficiency of perioperative care.
Dr. Knittel, a highly trusted and accomplished leader in trauma anesthesiology, recently accepted the position of Section Chief of Trauma Anesthesiology in our General Anesthesiology Division.
In this position, David will prioritize the delivery of outstanding clinical care and the careers of our CRNAs. He will lead strategic planning and goal setting for the CRNAs throughout our department and will also prioritize CRNA recruitment and retention, as well as the mentorship of SRNAs and early stage CRNAs.
Erin will work closely with departmental leaders to provide leadership to the CRNA workforce and engage in strategic planning. She will help with CRNA recruitment, retention, career development, and day-to-day clinical operations.
In this role, Dr. McCormick will prioritize the delivery of outstanding clinical care while simultaneously supporting the careers and growth of our faculty, CRNAs, fellows, residents, SRNAs, and staff.
The Nurse Anesthesia program at the Goldfarb School of Nursing celebrated its Commencement on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis. Seven students received their certification, five of whom will be staying on as CRNAs in the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology.
The book is the result of a 6-year effort to help people better manage their medications, and to prevent unnecessary side effects, Emergency Department visits, and hospitalizations.
The President’s Achievement Award is given to a physician, researcher and faculty partner who upholds Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s mission and advances medical knowledge and continuously improves medical practices.
In this position, Dr. Kangrga will help enhance the collaborations and trust between key stakeholders within the anesthesiology department and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
School of Medicine researchers received grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grants are part of a nationwide push to fund research targeting the opioid epidemic.
Dr. Smith will work closely with residency program leaders and faculty to craft tailored career development pathways for our residents.
Dr. Reidy will help develop and oversee the strategic direction for quality assessment and improvement. This includes patient safety, patient satisfaction, and related performance improvement activities.
This prestigious award recognizes an individual for early informatics contributions and significant scholarly contributions based on scientific merit and research excellence.
Dr. Gillihan will oversee anesthesiology services at BJWCH, the Washington University Orthopedics Center in Chesterfield, and the Advanced Endoscopy Center.
Dr. Ram Volotzky has played an integral role at the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital for the last 25 years and will be stepping down from his leadership role on October 31, 2019.
Dr. Moron-Concepcion will be responsible for working on strategic planning and goal setting for the division, assisting with mentoring the DBR faculty and overseeing division policies as well as postdoc, graduate student, and resident training within the DBR labs.