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).
Sunny Lou, MD, PhD, a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was awarded $50,000 in funding to measure inpatient clinician work patterns and inter-professional communication from the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Electronic Health Record (EHR) use Metrics Research Project.
The Department of Anesthesiology announces the 2022 cohort of ASSURE Fellows.
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.
We are excited to announce the Anesthesiology Chief Residents for the next 2022-2023 academic year will be Mark Hanak, MD, Manjaap Sidhu, MD, and Patricia Strutz, MD.
The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine ranked 9th for “Best Anesthesiology Programs” in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.
Melissa Bowman has been appointed as the new Business Director for the Department of Anesthesiology’s Pain and Community OR divisions.
Senior investigator Simon Haroutounian, PhD, chief of clinical research at the Washington University Pain Center alongside other researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that many people who tested positive for the coronavirus in the early months of the pandemic also experienced peripheral neuropathy during and following their bouts with COVID-19.
On March 18, 2022, the Department of Anesthesiology matched with 20 outstanding physicians who will begin their anesthesiology internship this summer.
Dolores Njoku, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Washington University and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Faculty Practice Plan’s (FFP) Board of Directors, as one of the six Faculty-at-Large Representatives