We’re dedicated to recognizing the outstanding individuals in our department that exemplify qualities that further our goals and mission, and demonstrate exemplary work and service performance.

Department Awards

We have a number of awards to recognize and celebrate different members and groups throughout the dept.

Industry
Awards

Dept. members are recognized by industry- and health-care specific awards and grants across the world.

New
Appointments

Celebrate the new appointments and promotions of members of the Department of Anesthesiology.

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Department Awards

Featured Anesthesiology Members

Our success is intimately linked to the accomplishments of each and every member of our department. Each month, four members are nominated and featured to celebrate their commitment to patient care, education, and research. Congratulations to our featured members!

Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Employee of the Quarter
WashU Deparment of Anesthesiology Employee of the Quarter

FAS Employee of the Quarter award (EOTQ) recognizes an individual for performing duties, and/or demonstrating capabilities that extend beyond their normal job expectations. Congratulations to our Employee of the Quarter!

Research Admin Star of the Month

Each month, the research admin team nominates a “Star of the Month” — someone who has gone above & beyond to be a helpful & supportive co-worker. Congratulations to the Research Star of the Month!

APP of the quarter

Each quarter, we recognize one of our APPs who has gone above and beyond for their team and patients. Congratulations to our APP of the Quarter!

Department celebrates CRNA Class of 2022

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!

Office of Sustainability Recognizes Department of Anesthesiology

Office of Sustainability Recognizes Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology received a bronze award from the Office of Sustainability during the 5th Annual Green Carpet Awards ceremony for the strides made to reduce our environmental footprint in the Peters Building in Barnes-Jewish Hospital (South) on the medical campus.

Industry Awards

Brandon Tan, MD, selected as 2023 Dean’s Scholar

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.

New Appointments

Dr. Helga Komen appointed physician leader for POD 5

Dr. Helga Komen appointed physician leader for POD 5
Dr. Helga Komen has accepted the role of an anesthesiology physician leader in POD 5 at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In this important clinical leadership role, Dr. Komen will work closely with the WUSM and BJH perioperative leaders in supporting faculty and staff, and promoting safety, quality, and efficiency of perioperative care in POD 5. She will further our efforts towards enhancing teamwork, diversity and inclusion, and ensuring that POD 5 is a nurturing and safe environment for all members of the healthcare team

Alex Mohrman appointed CRNA clinical chief at BJH

Alex Mohrman appointed CRNA clinical chief at BJH
Alex Mohrmann has been named the CRNA Clinical Chief at BJH. In his new role, Alex will have the opportunity to build upon his experience as CRNA team leader to make a meaningful impact for our department.