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.
For the past nine years, performers from both institutions have been partnering to present a free concert in the lobby of the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM). The event is sponsored by the Arts & Healthcare Program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and organized by Sarah Colby, the program’s coordinator, and Bradley Fritz, MD, clinical fellow in the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology.
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.
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 Department of Anesthesiology would like to congratulate Drs. Douglas Thompson and Anand Lakshmiarasimhachar on their selection as inaugural fellows in the Washington University Academy of Educators. This novel collaboration of local leaders in education will together foster a culture of educational excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education on our campus. As members of the […]
Simon Haroutounian, PhD has graciously agreed to serve as the interim Chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR). In this role, Dr. Haroutounian will be responsible for mentoring trainees and junior and mid-level faculty in clinical and translational research, promoting collaborative efforts both within the Department and across the WU School of […]
Meaghan Creed, PhD, and Jordan McCall, PhD have received exciting new grants to study the biology and mechanisms of pain. The Rita Allen Foundation has named its 2019 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars, celebrating young leaders in the biomedical sciences whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to advance human health. The […]
In this exciting new role, Dr. Lockhart will work to recruit, develop, and retain excellent faculty members, who are enthusiastically engaged in furthering the mission of our department. She will also aim to develop and maintain policies, resources, and programs that encourage a welcoming and inclusive environment in the Anesthesiology Department. Dr. Lockhart will work […]
Dr. Hardy’s responsibilities will encompass partnering with the Chair and Executive Director in the following areas: managing the business and administrative affairs of the department; providing expertise in the areas of finance (financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, expense control and revenue enhancement), strategic planning, program development, clinical operations administration, human resource management, physical space management, […]
Friends and colleagues from across the School of Medicine gathered at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on June 26, 2019 to honor and thank Dr. Evers for his many years of leadership in the Department of Anesthesiology. More than 100 guests, including leadership from across the School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare, gathered at […]
The Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Avidan has accepted the position of head of the Department of Anesthesiology, effective July 1. Michael Avidan is currently the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology, as well as Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine. He […]
Dr. Umeshkumar Athiraman, Director of the neuroanesthesia fellowship in the General Anesthesiology Division, received the William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award for the project titled: “The Role of Isoflurane Conditioning on Cognitive Function Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage”. The award is presented annually to academic physicians and/or scientists who conduct either clinical or laboratory-based research in neuroanesthesiology […]
The Department of Anesthesiology and Dr. Arvind Palanisamy are excited to announce that Washington University was recently designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) for Anesthesia Care for Obstetric Patients by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). COE is an all-encompassing designation that assures that WU meets all criteria deemed as essential by […]
This story originally appeared here. Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That’s one reason opioids can be so addictive — they not only dampen the pain but also make people feel euphoric. What if it were possible to develop a pain killer that could […]
This story originally appeared here. One in four older adults experiences delirium after surgery. However, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that closely monitoring brain activity and minimizing anesthesia if needed has no significant effect on the occurrence of delirium. Many older adults who have major surgery experience postoperative […]
John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D., DSc, Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University The 31st Annual C. R. Stephen Lecture of the Department of Anesthesiology was be delivered by John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D., DSc, Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Dr. Ioannidis discussed Reproducible, Transparent, True, Useful Research at the lecture on March 6, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. […]
It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Tanya Wildes has accepted a secondary appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology in our Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR). Dr. Wildes is internationally recognized as a thought leader and research expert in oncology and in geriatric medicine. As such, we anticipate that she will add […]
This story originally appeared here. Dr. Gereau selected as a new fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Eleven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis — the most in a decade-and-a-half — are among 416 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the […]
Mr. Brad Uding, a nurse anesthesia student from Barnes-Jewish College and performing clinical rotations in the Department of Anesthesiology, received the 2018 AANA Student Excellence Award. He was recognized at a Student Luncheon in September at the Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress which was held in Boston, Massachusetts. Brad was the only student given this award […]
This story originally appeared here. Thomas E. Cox, MD, an innovative educator and noted mentor and anesthesiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural Rudolph L. and Mary Frances Wise Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Cox, a professor and vice chairman of education in the Department of Anesthesiology, […]