In an article, titled “Surgery Without Opioids,” Dr. Jeffrey Gadsden discusses how anesthesiologists at Duke are localizing pain with regional anesthesia techniques to avoid prescriptions, ultimately improving patient care.
Congratulations to Niccolò Terrando, PhD, on receiving a five-year, $2,815,756 NIH/NIA grant for his innovative project aimed at reducing the burdens of neurologic complications after common surgical procedures.
Congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Habib on receiving a $200,000 grant for a pilot project aimed at identifying clinically-relevant and genetic risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain after breast surgery.
Congratulations to Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD, on being awarded a two-year, $175,000 IARS grant for a project expected to underpin the development of novel immunomodulatory therapies for acute kidney injury.
Congratulations to Sharon Taylor on being named the finance director of Duke Anesthesiology’s business office. Learn more about her new role in the department and her 24-year career at Duke.
Nurse Anesthetist, Bryan Carrico, CRNA, MSN, shares his story in Duke TODAY after springing into action at a local driving range to help save a stranger’s life.
In a U.S. News & World Report article about expert-recommended strategies for preoperative optimization for surgery, Dr. Paul Wischmeyer discusses the Perioperative Enhancement Team’s approach and tips for a better recovery.
In a quest to continuously measure pulse oximetry in hikers and study alternative strategies for treating hypoxia in patients, Drs. Richard Moon and Eugene Moretti describe their 11-day trek in the Himalayas.
For the ninth time, The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes Duke as one of 79 institutions with this distinction, highlighting Duke’s compensation and benefits, facilities, workspaces and security.
Congratulations to Miles Berger, MD, PhD, and Duke Anesthesiology colleagues on receiving a five-year, $1,195,505 NIH grant aimed at understanding the role of neuro-inflammation in postoperative cognitive dysfunction.
Congratulations to Xin Zhang, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow, on receiving an award for “Outstanding Poster” which underlines research that may prove useful in the management of functional pain syndromes.
Congratulations to Drs. Niccolò Terrando and Zhiquan Zhang on receiving an $8,000 voucher for their project that aims to prevent memory dysfunction after surgery with a novel, pro-resolving peptide.
Dr. Tera Cushman shares the findings of a QI project that highlights the wastage of infused medications throughout the perioperative process and offers a solution to save money and medicine.
After 29 years at Duke, the former chairman of Duke Anesthesiology and current PDC president will return to his home state as the executive vice president for health affairs at UK.
Duke Anesthesiology’s Perioperative Enhancement Team makes national headlines for the recent launch of its Preoperative Nutrition Program that uses new interventions to address malnutrition in surgical patients.
Congratulations to William Maixner, DDS, PhD, on his new leadership role within Duke Anesthesiology in which he will develop an interdisciplinary strategy and lead efforts to grow and promote research.
The “Resident Class of 2017” took center stage on June 17 as they graduated from the Duke Anesthesiology Residency Program! Learn what lies ahead for each of the 13 graduates.
Congratulations to Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, on his appointment to a group that aims to improve disaster preparedness, response and research, including the development of new therapeutics for chemical inhalation injury.
Drs. Wulf Paschen and Wei Yang co-author a manuscript with potentially high-impact findings - a novel approach of neuroprotection tailored to improve ischemic stroke outcome in aged brains.
Duke Anesthesiology chairman, Dr. Joseph Mathew, and Drs. Miles Berger and Niccolò Terrando are featured in the journal Science about postoperative cognitive dysfunction and research surrounding this condition.
Congratulations to Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MMCi, on his unprecedented appointment to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography – the first anesthesiologist to be awarded this role.
June 4 marked a significant day for the Duke Anesthesiology fellows who received their diplomas at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham. Congrats to the graduates!
New research from Dr. Ru-Rong Ji’s lab reveals a pain-masking molecule in melanoma cells – a study that could predict which cancer patients would benefit from immunotherapy treatments.
Congratulations to Madan Kwatra, PhD, on being awarded a two-year, $763,200 grant to evaluate novel anti-cancer agents against glioblastoma subtypes - a personalized approach to treating the disease.
Congratulations to Quintin Quinones, MD, PhD, on receiving a $175,000 grant to investigate hibernation biology of the arctic ground squirrel to identify potential therapeutic targets for surgical/critical care patients.
A large crowd gathered to collaborate and celebrate the department’s excellence in research at this year’s 25th annual Academic Evening. View the highlights in this event wrap up!
Congratulations to the chief of the Women’s Anesthesia Division, Ashraf Habib, MB BCh, on being elected to the position of director at large at the society’s 49th annual meeting!
Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Paul Wischmeyer announces this new perioperative resource to improve patients’ lives; an initiative that highlights Duke’s collaborative research and clinical innovations in this emerging field.
Duke flags were lowered in honor of one of Duke Anesthesiology’s most distinguished emeritus faculty, a cardiac anesthesiologist whose groundbreaking research had a profound impact in the operating room.
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Taekman on being awarded $108,668 in funding for his proposal to implement an interprofessional simulation-centric crisis resource management learning experience with Duke University Hospital.
The business magazine names Duke University among its 2017 list of “America’s Best Employers,” ranking the university 27th of 500 large institutions and companies across 25 industries!
Congratulations to William Maixner, DDS, PhD, on his appointment as the Joannes H. Karis, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology for demonstrating extraordinary scholarship in advancing science and improving human health.
Congratulations to Madan Kwatra, PhD, on receiving a $715,500 grant to study a novel chemotherapeutic agent that may help a wider subset of patients battling a deadly brain cancer.
Jeffrey Taekman, MD, receives nearly $70,000 in funding to explore the association between the administration of prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides and pain, anxiety and cognitive function in the perioperative period.
For the fifth year in a row, Duke University, Duke Raleigh and Duke Regional hospitals earn an “A” for keeping patients safe from preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
After receiving the accolade from the national fashion and culture magazine, Working@Duke hit the Duke University campus to ask some Dukies what they find hip about the Bull City!
Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, an expert on noxious, reactive gases and vapors, is featured in TIME and ABC News on the use of tear gas as thousands of protestors take to the streets demanding new elections.
Duke Anesthesiology welcomes Dan Cantrell, a software architect and consultant for industry-leading companies who brings twenty years of extensive technical, managerial and customer interaction experience to the department.
Congratulations to Alina Nicoara, MD, on being chosen as the first-ever recipient of the Echo Week Co-Directors’ Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists for her expertise in this field!
Dr. Annemarie Thompson takes us to the moment her Match Class of 2021 was unveiled and explains why this year was a record-breaking recruitment season for Duke Anesthesiology.
Congratulations to Dr. Adeyemi Olufolabi on receiving a Fulbright Global Scholar Award which will allow him to educate anesthesia providers and students in Rwanda on high-risk obstetrics.
Congratulations to Anne Cherry, MD, on receiving a one-year, $50,000 grant for research aimed at identifying new interventions for a devastating complication in cardiac transplant patients.
Congratulations to Madan Kwatra, PhD, on receiving nearly $100,000 for a study that will test the efficacy of a specific class of drugs in the fight against glioblastoma.
In an Anesthesiology News article, Dr. Ashraf Habib shares insight about his study that prompted a department-wide protocol regarding analgesic needs of women with post-labor perineal lacerations.
A team of investigators aim to improve patient outcomes by evaluating the efficacy and safety of inotropic agent, levosimendan, in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing cardiac surgery.
A new study at Duke reveals pre and postoperative anemia are significant predictors of postoperative acute kidney injury and is the first to examine outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Congratulations to William Maixner, DDS, PhD, on his new appointment in a society that aims to transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related issues.
Congratulations to Drs. Annemarie Thompson and Madhav Swaminathan on receiving $50,000 in funding for a project expected to have a significant impact on health care delivery and management.
As featured in The Chronicle, Dr. Padma Gulur explains her medical team’s new approach to achieve value-based health care at Duke Perioperative Pain Care and clinics nationwide.
Learn about Duke Perioperative Pain Care’s unique health care delivery model, aimed at improving patient outcomes, in an article that made headlines in Duke Today!
Duke University’s SoM climbs one spot to #7 among top medical schools for research in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released rankings of “Best Graduate Schools!”
Congratulations to Dr. Xin Zhang on receiving the Young Investigator Travel Award to present a poster about functional pain syndromes at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society!
In a “Quick Case Challenge,” Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke shares the story of a middle-aged woman suffering from stabbing, neuralgic pain and reveals the multiple interventions that treated her condition.
A study from Dr. Sven-Eric Jordt’s lab identifies a protein in humans that serves as eucalyptol’s target to treat skin and lung inflammation which could lead to novel therapeutics.
Dr. Jeffrey Gadsden is awarded nearly $200,000 for a randomized and controlled clinical trial to further investigate the efficacy of oral versus intravenous formulation for postoperative pain.
Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology Chairman Joseph Mathew and Dr. Ru-Rong Ji on receiving this distinguished honor from Dean Nancy Andrews for reaching extraordinary levels of accomplishment.
Learn more about this pilot study and why Rebecca Klinger, MD, says deep hypothermia has “ushered in the modern era of safe and effective aortic arch surgery.”
Congratulations to Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS, on receiving a two-year, $100,000 grant to study obstructive sleep apnea in high-risk pregnant women with chronic hypertension to improve neonatal outcomes.
Congratulations to Alexander Chamessian, a member of Drs. Ru-Rong Ji and Thomas Van de Ven’s pain laboratories, for receiving a Grass Fellowship for his research project.
In an Outside magazine article, Dr. Paul Wischmeyer explains how a muscle glycogen scanner, traditionally used by Olympic athletes, is now helping hospital patients avoid “ICU-acquired weakness.”
Learn which in-demand professions made the top twenty in three categories and claimed a #1 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Jobs” of 2016.
Dr. Jongbae Jay Park co-authors a manuscript that raises awareness about the importance of including acupuncture in treatment packages for those with facial paralysis.
Congratulations to Niccolò Terrando, PhD, on receiving $5,000 to evaluate vagal nerve stimulation, a novel intervention that could be an effective therapy for cognitive dysfunction after surgery.
In a three-page feature article in SAMBA Link, Drs. Joshua Dooley and Srinivas Pyati reveal regional anesthesia techniques that can improve postoperative pain for patients undergoing breast surgery.
Dr. Allison Ross is featured on Reuters and FOX News for her insight about a new study that reveals a significant number of children live far from child surgery specialists.
None of the contestants were spared a “Pie in the Face” at Duke Anesthesiology’s annual fundraising event that raised $6,366 and drew a crowd to the tune of KISS!
Duke Anesthesiology’s chief of pain research is featured in Duke Today for a collaborative study that reveals a potential mechanism underlying pain insensitivity in autism – a first-of-its-kind finding.
Medical experts with Duke Anesthesiology’s hyperbaric chamber speak out about the risks during carbon monoxide season while providing an up-close look at this one-of-a-kind chamber in the state.
In an article featured on NBC News, learn why a world-renowned pain researcher with Duke Anesthesiology praises the landmark report on drug addiction but thinks it missed an opportunity.
Duke Anesthesiology welcomes Paul Wischmeyer, MD, who brings more than 20 years of experience in critical care, perioperative care and clinical nutrition to his three new roles.
A review article by Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, is featured in the “Pain Research” issue for his study that investigates chronic inflammation and pain regulation by non-neuronal cells.
Duke Anesthesiology becomes the first in the nation to host a “Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Perioperative Physician” course, proving to be an untapped asset for medical experts.
Congratulations to Drs. William Maixner and Paul Wischmeyer for being appointed as members of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology.
Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, and his co-investigators make headlines on CBS News and U.S. News & World Report for their discovery that an antibody can soothe the raging, nerve-driven itch from poison ivy.
Funding from Duke Anesthesiology’s DREAM Campaign helps researchers develop a strategy to stop uncontrollable itching - a discovery that could lead to treatments for those allergic to poison ivy.
Dr. Aurelio Alonso co-authors a study that compares different approaches to calculate airway volumes which can play a pivotal role in diagnosing patients with breathing disorders.
Congratulations to the three Duke Anesthesiology faculty members recognized for their past achievements and future potential for continued success as clinician-scientists in an inaugural program!
It was another successful ASA meeting for Duke Anesthesiology! Read the full recap and view snapshots from the alumni event and the first place finish at Run For The Warriors!
Congratulations to Miles Berger, MD, PhD, for being awarded the newly established William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award at the SNACC’s 44th annual meeting!
For the sixth year in a row, the Duke Anesthesiology team raises the most funds for the nonprofit, Hope For The Warriors, and medals at the annual Run For The Warriors 5K race!
Congratulations to the investigators who were awarded “Best of Abstracts: Clinical Science” at this year’s ASA meeting! Learn more about these studies that were featured in a special session.
Congratulations to Drs. Kamrouz Ghadimi and Ian Welsby for receiving a DREAM Innovation Grant for their cutting-edge research at this year’s Duke Anesthesiology alumni event!
Using a mouse bone-fracture model, two Duke Anesthesiology DIG recipients align with a renowned scientist in pain biology to investigate the connection between postoperative pain and cognitive dysfunction.
For those attending this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists conference, stay connected by downloading the ASA My Meeting app, and also view our department’s ASA line-up.
Dr. Sven-Eric Jordt’s laboratory reveals research that he hopes will inform regulatory policies to curtail tobacco use and prevent children from becoming tobacco consumers.
Congratulations to Dr. Ru-Rong Ji and his co-investigators for receiving $100,000 to study a largely unaddressed challenge - how the transition from acute to chronic neuropathic pain occurs.
Drs. Thomas Buchheit and Thomas Van de Ven publish manuscripts that examine post-amputation care models and inflammatory mediators in amputees with implications for future non-opioid therapies.
The recent launch of an initiative from Duke Anesthesiology’s Perioperative Enhancement Team gains national attention for its efforts to improve patients’ glucose control before surgery to enhance outcomes.
Known for her devotion to teaching, Dr. Nancy Knudsen steps down from her role at Duke’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit to pursue a career in medical student education.
Congratulations to Dr. Ankeet Udani, one of five co-investigators on a team led by Dr. Jennie De Gagne, for receiving a grant to develop interprofessional cybercivility modules.
Regional anesthesiologist, Lance Roy, MD, provides his insight about the benefits of using implanted pumps in an article titled, “New (and Old) Ways to Battle Pain.”
An editorial published by the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association highlights the MADCO-PC study presented by Dr. Miles Berger at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Congratulations to Wei Yang, PhD, and his co-investigators for receiving a $1.7 million grant to determine the roles of endoplasmic reticulum stress and the unfolded protein response in stroke.
Learn more about this case that illustrates a rare and dramatic example of the use of TEE in goal-directed therapy and visualizing real-time improvement of hemodynamics.
Jerrold Levy, MD, co-authors a study of the effects of hemodilution, titled “A Step Toward Balance: Thrombin Generation Improvement via Procoagulant Factor and Antithrombin Supplementation.”
View the highlights and snapshots from Duke Anesthesiology’s 18th annual conference, “Controversies in Perioperative Medicine,” which took place “back home” for the first time in 18 years! And, learn what’s in store for 2018.
Congratulations to Drs. Holly Muir, Gavin Martin and Jeffrey Gadsden for being appointed to new positions within Duke Anesthesiology and at the University of Southern California!
An article spotlighting students who earned a degree in the "business of health care," features Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Madhav Swaminathan, a graduate of this very program.
The medical director of Duke Anesthesiology’s Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology publishes research that finds immersion pulmonary edema may cause swimming deaths during triathlons.
The New England Journal of Medicine cites a paper written by Drs. Kamrouz Ghadimi, Jerrold Levy and Ian Welsby in a breakthrough article about the reversal agent, Andexanet Alfa.
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Nackley of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine for receiving a grant to further study factors that contribute to overlapping pain conditions.
Dr. Paul Wischmeyer, incoming faculty of Duke Anesthesiology, earns national headlines for cutting-edge research that reveals ICU patients lose helpful gut bacteria during hospital admissions.
In the wake of an earthquake in Italy, Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Richard Moon weighs-in on the crucial factors that can help victims caught in the destruction, survive.
Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke, a pain researcher with Duke Anesthesiology’s Center for Translational Pain Medicine, provides insight about an experimental medication touted as a promising, non-addictive pain killer.
Learn more about Dr. Michael “Luke” James’ new study that offers anesthesiologists insight about the management of some neuromuscular diseases commonly seen in the O.R. and N.I.C.U.
David MacLeod, MBBS, co-authors a manuscript in Anesthesia & Analgesia about the effects of acute, profound hypoxia in healthy humans with Dr. John Severinghaus.
Congratulations to Dr. Sven-Eric Jordt’s laboratory for receiving a two-year grant that will support highly innovative research to identify mechanisms of itch.
Duke Anesthesiology welcomes Padma Gulur, MD, who specializes in pain management. She will serve as the medical director of the department’s Acute Pain Service and Pain Consult Service.
U.S. News & World Report unveils its 2016-2017 rankings for the best hospitals in the nation and once again, Duke University Hospital ranks among the elite 20!
The director of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine is generating a buzz in the pain field with a new study aimed at identifying “clusters” of chronic pain patients.
As featured in the journal, Nature, learn how Dr. Bill Maixner, a world-renowned pain researcher at Duke Anesthesiology, is collaborating with molecular geneticists to revolutionize pain treatments.
Faculty of Duke Anesthesiology’s Orthopaedics, Plastics and Regional Anesthesiology Division explain how peripheral nerve catheters are improving the care of elderly patients with hip fractures.
Duke’s Ambulatory Anesthesia Division and the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center collaborate on research that provides evidence that peripheral nerve blocks may be a useful approach to investigate brain plasticity.
Elizabeth Allardice accepts her nomination as chairwoman of the board of the Duke DREAM Campaign, established to support Duke Anesthesiology’s research programs and initiatives.
Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology residents, Drs. Stephanie Jones and Alexander Reskallah, for being appointed as new members of Duke’s Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development!
Congratulations to Bill Maixner, DDS, PhD, for his appointment to the board of directors of the European Pain School, an educational project devoted to the study of pain!
Congratulations to Ankeet Udani, MD, for being chosen to serve as a member of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Committee on Education and Training!
Learn what Dr. Dawn Kernagis hopes to find at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean during a 16-day mission with aquanauts which she calls “the chance of a lifetime.”
Dean Andrews’ signing of the perioperative medicine collaboration between Duke University’s School of Medicine and University College London makes local headlines!
Dr. Nancy Andrews will mark the end of her tenth year by stepping down from her roles as dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Congratulations to Drs. Ellen Flanagan and Elizabeth Malinzak for being appointed new roles at the Preoperative Screening Unit and the Duke Eye Center!
A snake bite led to 13 years of chronic pain for Rob Sims, until he met Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Jongbae “Jay” Park. Watch the story featured by Duke Today!
In the issue, “Endocrinology,” learn about the latest initiative of Duke Anesthesiology’s Perioperative Enhancement Team aimed at improving outcomes for patients undergoing spine surgery.
Thanks to DTRI funding, Drs. Miles Berger and Niccolo Terrando team-up to explore the role of inflammation in cognitive issues after surgery, to translate preclinical findings directly into patient care.
Duke Anesthesiology welcomes Aurelio Alonso, DDS, MS, PhD, the first boarded orofacial pain clinician at Duke, who will help lead the new Center for Translational Pain Medicine.
Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology Chairman Joseph Mathew and his co-investigators for receiving a grant for their first-of-its-kind study in humans that will advance the field of cardiac surgery.
Congratulations to Michael “Luke” James, MD, for his appointment as Duke-NUS clinical research liaison. Learn more about his new role with Duke leaders and our collaborators in Singapore.
Congratulations to a 2016 Dream Innovation Grant recipient, and his team, for receiving a $75,000 award to further research a novel intervention to prevent cognitive dysfunction after surgery.
Two universities unite with one shared goal. Learn how this new partnership, which officially kicked-off in the Dean’s suite, will “change the face of anesthesiology” here and abroad.
In the Anesthesiology News article, "Chronic Myocardial Infarction Found Promoting Regional Neural Changes," learn what Mark Stafford-Smith, MD, believes could be a crucial step toward treating cardiac injury.
Three Duke Ambulatory and Regional Anesthesia fellows take part in their program’s first international exchange to observe regional anesthesia techniques and discuss strategies with world-renowned anesthesiologists.
Congratulations to Drs. Mihai Podgoreanu and Quintin Quinones for receiving a $10,000 grant for a project aimed to improve the care of critically ill lung transplant patients.
Congratulations to Zhiquan Zhang, PhD, for being awarded a $10,000 grant in effort to discover underlying cardioprotective pathways that could lead to the development of therapeutic strategies.
Congratulations to the 14 graduates of the Duke Anesthesiology residency program! View a photo collage from the ceremony and learn which residents received class awards.
Two members of the Duke Anesthesiology team return to the Philippines for their fifth cardiac surgery mission to assist in open heart operations on children with congenital heart defects.
Just ahead of a new clinic opening, Dr. Jongbae Park reveals what led him to a medical career in acupuncture and explains its healing properties.
Congratulations to Drs. Holly Muir and Brad Taicher for their appointments as affiliate faculty with the DGHI! Learn what they hope to accomplish in their new positions.
In the June issue of ASA’s monthly newsletter, learn what Miles Berger, MD, PhD, believes is one of the major challenges facing cognitive decline research.
Congratulations to Mark Stafford-Smith, MD, for his appointment to the Review Committee for Anesthesiology! Learn how he will help advance the quality of resident physician’s education in his new role.
Congratulations to Dr. Wulf Paschen for receiving a grant to develop a novel strategy for neuroprotection which he believes could greatly improve outcomes in elderly patients after an ischemic event.
Less than three months away from playing host, Dr. Madhav Swaminathan reveals what’s happening for the first time at this conference and what sets it apart from the previous seventeen.
World-renowned acupuncturist, Dr. Jongbae “Jay” Park, is featured in Clinical Practice Today for his innovative pain therapies that helped a patient regain movement in her neck and jaw.
In Duke Health’s Clinical Practice Today, Dr. Arturo Suarez shares how he prevented an “electric storm” in a patient with Brugada syndrome who desperately needed a liver transplant.
Duke Health is making headlines after performing the first hand transplant in North Carolina involving a team of anesthesiologists led by Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Joshua Dooley.
Rising CA-1 resident, Dr. Sarah Cotter, competes against 30 trainees and takes home first place for her poster presentation at this year’s Duke Clinical Research Day!
Dr. Madhav Swaminathan is among a select group of international experts chosen to co-author a paper that defines the scope of perioperative ultrasound, titled “…A Call to Action.”
A research team at Duke, including Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke, associate professor of anesthesiology, is making national headlines for their discovery of a potential new class of pain relievers that could replace opioids!
In another Duke/UNC collaboration, learn how Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Ian Welsby is helping to repurpose an FDA-approved method that will help patients with sickle cell disease like never before.
Is there a physiologic basis linking pain to stress? Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Brittney Ciszek, Dr. Andrea Nackley and Sandra O’Buckley weigh-in on that discussion in the article, “Molecular Interaction Between Stress and Pain.”
Congratulations to Dr. Yang for receiving a two-year grant from the American Heart Association for further research that has the potential to provide critical insights into the pathophysiology of brain injury after cardiac arrest.
Congratulations to the fellow/faculty team for receiving the Graduate Medical Education Concentration Award for their presentation about blood transfusion protocol for cardiac surgery patients.
Learn more about the abstract, featured in the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, which concludes peripheral adrenergic input is necessary for the development of persistent COMT-dependent pain.
Read more about the abstract that evaluates the efficacy and safety of early aspirin administration for the prevention of acute respiratory distress system.
Congratulations to Dr. Nate Waldron, CA-3 resident, for receiving a two-year grant to provide further research of a common complication after cardiac surgery.
Dr. Nancy Knudsen takes us back to the moment she was asked to speak at the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony and shares her inspirational message to Duke’s graduating medical students.
Duke Anesthesiology hosted another successful Academic Evening, featuring an impressive 103 poster abstract presentations from the department’s junior level investigators and faculty.
Education offerings in the department are growing as faculty create new anesthesia classes and new opportunities for fourth-year medical students to gain “critical bits of knowledge” like never before.
Congratulations to three Duke Anesthesiology faculty members for receiving ENhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment (ENABLE) grants to expand their involvement in basic science research.
Find out what advice Dr. Ankeet Udani has to help others achieve their career goals in his ASRA blog post. And, learn about the 3 Ms that he says are responsible for his career development.
Dr. Tim Miller, also the vice president of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery, is one of five editors of a new book, titled “Enhanced Recovery for Major Abdominopelvic Surgery.”
Learn how Duke’s Perioperative Enhancement Team is making a major medical stride toward improving outcomes for patients with uncontrolled glucose levels undergoing a specific surgical procedure.
Congratulations to a member of Duke Anesthesiology’s Match Class of 2020, Dr. Russ Horres, for winning one of the “Best of Meeting” abstracts at the ASER/EBPOM 2016 conference!
In the article, “IV Glyburide Shows Promise in Reducing Edema After Ischemic Stroke,” learn why Dr. James calls researchers' findings of an oral diabetes drug “significant but still borderline.”
It was a strong Duke presence at the 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine conference, a partnership dedicated to sharing scientific innovations that can improve patient outcomes.
Featured in the newsletter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, “The Future of Perioperative Medicine” article shines a spotlight on the vital collaboration between anesthesiologists, surgeons and the nursing service to provide optimal perioperative care.
A 2013 Dream Innovation Grant winner, Dr. Karthik Raghunathan, is featured as a co-author in the Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research of an article comparing cost-effectiveness of chloride-liberal vs. chloride-restrictive intravenous fluids.
The article published in the latest edition of the Monitor highlights the next journal club discussion that will be notably co-hosted by Duke Anesthesiology and the official journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists!
Three members of the anesthesia department recently collaborated with Duke Orthopaedics during a mission trip for the Touching Hands Project. Learn more about the nearly 122 primary-type procedures the Duke teams performed together.
Congratulations to Dr. Berger for receiving a new Supplemental Award for his one-year project, "Role of Anti-inflammatory Lipids in Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction and Delirium," on behalf of the Duke Translational Research Institute.
Congratulations to Dr. Udani for winning the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation's (APSF) Safety Scientist Career Development Award! He will use the two-year training grant for his research project comparing two learning theories.
As Immersive Learning Environments at Duke (ILE@D) is about to take its next big step, we sit down for a Q and A with Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center’s Dr. Jeffrey Taekman and Michael Steele.
Dr. Winston Parris, a former chief of Duke’s Pain Program, heads to his hometown to present, “Pain Medicine: yesterday, today and tomorrow.” Learn more about the anesthetic protocol he developed that is saving lives.
Congrats to Duke's Perioperative Enhancement Team for co-authoring an article published in the February 2016 edition of TRANSFUSION Journal titled, “How do we develop and implement a preoperative anemia clinic designed to improve perioperative outcomes and reduce cost?"
A team known for having “heavy hitters” in their specialty is showcasing their innovations to colleagues across the country at their most paramount meeting of the year. Learn how this division continues to inspire greatness and transform patient care.
A diving device claiming to allow people to breathe under water with “gills” is making national headlines. Read why Duke Anesthesiology’s Neal Pollock is one of many experts challenging this claim, calling it “science fiction.”
Four teams of Duke/UNC scientists, including our own Dr. Ian Welsby, are putting their on-the-court rivalry aside for a grants collaboration in effort to advance patient care.
Duke’s “Regional Division” is heading to New Orleans for its most prominent medicine meeting of the year! In an article featuring Drs. Jeff Gadsden and Alicia Warlick, learn about the numerous presentations that are sure to leave a lasting impression on their colleagues across the country.
The wait is over as Duke Anesthesiology welcomes the Match Class of 2020 and residency program leaders reveal what makes this class of medical students so unique.
Congratulations to one of our Dream Innovation Grant winners, Dr. Niccolo Terrando, for his abstract, “Neural Control of Inflammation: Implications for Perioperative and Critical Care” being published in the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.!
Dr. Levy was invited to speak about the "4T score" in his presentation, titled "Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia" at the 36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Belgium, one of the largest forums in its field.
The Duke University School of Medicine has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s top ten list of “Best Medical Schools,” ranking eighth in the nation for both research and primary care!
In an article about this age-old waiting game that shapes med students' careers, our residency program director and chief residents offer their advice and reflect on the very moment they learned of their Match!
Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke and his investigators reveal what they found in the top layer of skin that can serve as a promising, new drug target to help pain patients resist the urge to scratch an itch!
Congratulations to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit’s Quality Improvement Committee (including our faculty, Drs. Nancy Knudsen and Shelly Wang) for winning “best overall project” and “best poster” at the 11th Annual Duke Patient Safety and Quality Conference!
Learn what this overhaul by the American Board of Anesthesiologists means for hundreds of physicians across North Carolina and why Dr. Cathleen Peterson-Layne says the new testing method encourages lifelong learning.
Six months in the making, we take a look back at the creation of this first-of-its-kind initiative, dedicated to providing a new avenue of treatment for patients continually visiting the ER with chronic pain.
That’s another Twitter Journal Club in the books! Co-hosted with ASRA, the fourth installment of #AnesJC gathered more than 380,000 impressions, 300+ tweets, and 43 participants on Twitter.
Dr. Jason Hall, current Duke Anesthesiology resident intern, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal regarding his involvement with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
Swimmers and divers who are prone to a sudden and potentially life-threatening form of pulmonary edema in cold water could benefit from a simple and readily available dose of sildenafil, according to findings from a small study by Duke Health researchers.
Registration is now open for the "Visiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography", a customizable CME course. Reserve one of the available three-day sessions today!
Dr. Ankeet Udani answers a recently submitted question "Did you see one, before doing one?" He comments on his teaching approach and the importance of role modeling as an educator.
Starting Sunday, February 21st, join ASRA and Duke Anesthesiology for Twitter Journal Club! Post your questions and follow along all week long using the hashtag #AnesJC
Vice President Joe Biden visited Duke Health this past Wednesday, February 10th as part of the national “Moonshot” initiative he is leading to advance cancer research. He urged groups to work together to find a cure for cancer.
Dr. Neal Pollock was recently quoted in a Valley News article about the dangers of ‘shallow water blackout.’ Read his warning to elite competitive swimmers.
Duke Health launched a new comprehensive, integrated strategic planning framework based on academic, clinical and population health priorities, called Advancing Health Together.
Dr. Jeff Taekman was recently appointed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to serve on a newly-formed Ad Hoc Committee on Screen-Based Simulation.
Duke’s PARTNER Program kicked-off a new initiative focused on adult patients who frequently visit the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of chronic headache or migraine.
Duke Anesthesiology's LinkedIn page is now live! Follow us for the latest news and updates relating to our exceptional team!
Dr. Jeff Taekman’s personal blog post about MOOCs was recently featured on Online Duke, a university-wide initiative to advance educational excellence through online teaching and learning.
Dr. Jerrold Levy was recently published in JTH, the official journal of the the major coagulation society of the world: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).
Improving health has always been the ultimate goal for Duke Medicine. With this historical and overarching aspiration in mind, Duke Medicine has officially changed its name to Duke Health, as of Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
We are pleased to announce Dr. Tim Miller as the permanent Division Chief for General, Vascular, and Transplant (GVT) Anesthesia.
Duke welcomes William Maixner, DDS, PhD, and his team, who will lead the Center for Translational Pain Medicine with the goal of transforming the way Duke diagnoses and treats pain patients.
Dr. Jerrold Levy, Professor of Anesthesiology and Co-Director of the Cardiothoracic ICU, was recently quoted in a Reuters article about an antidote that can reverse the effects of blood thinners in an emergency.
Dr. Nicole Guinn, a member of our Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET), was recently featured in a video on the Transfusion News website, titled “Cardiac Surgery in Patients who Refuse Transfusion is Not More Costly.”
Dr. Jeff Taekman was featured in the December 2015 issue of World Neurosurgery - the Official Journal of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, about his manuscript "Simulation in Neurosurgery – a brief review and commentary.”
One of the top donors of the second annual Pie in the Face contest made quite the entrance to throw the honorary pie at the leading fundraiser, Dr. Sol Aronson! Thanks to our donors and “competitors” who raised $4,096 for global health!
Congratulations to five faculty members for their nominations and memberships to the Association of University Anesthesiologists whose mission is to advance the art and science of anesthesiology.
Congratulations to Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, for being an invited presenter at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ annual event to showcase his research about peripheral nerves in environmental sensing!
Congratulations to Dr. Hall for being named a delegate to the American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section by the American College of Medical Quality!
Congratulations to Ashley Grantham for her appointment to this position, effective November 30th! She is a skilled education researcher and trainer who brings five years of experience to the Duke team.
Congratulations to Adam Flowe, CRNA, MSN, for being named Chief Nurse Anesthetist for Duke University Hospital! Flowe recently served as the interim chief nurse anesthetist and brings twelve years of experience to the Duke team.
Congratulations to Dr. Miles Berger for receiving the Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development award from the American Geriatrics Society and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research!
Congratulations to Drs. Miles Berger, Ankeet Udani and Sarah Wingfield for winning a Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative grant for their project, “Educating Anesthesia Residents to Improve Perioperative Care for the Elderly.”
From winning awards, running to raise money for America’s heroes, to revealing this year’s DREAM Innovation Grant recipients aboard a yacht at the annual Duke Anesthesiology alumni reception, it was another fun and successful year at the ASA Conference!
Congratulations to this year’s DREAM Innovation Grant winners, Anne Cherry, MD, Ulrike Hoffmann, MD, PhD, and Niccolò Terrando, PhD.
For the fifth year in a row, team Duke Anesthesiology brings home first place for the team who raised the most funds for Hope For The Warriors, an organization dedicated to supporting America’s heroes.
Duke was well represented at the 6th annual PSOC meeting in Greenville, South Carolina. Find out which pain specialists took home awards!
Congratulations to Dr. Browndyke, a clinical and research neuropsychologist in the Division of Geriatric Behavioral Health, for winning “Best of Abstracts: Clinical Science” at the 2015 ASA Conference!
Congratulations to Dr. Warner for receiving the FAER Anesthesiology Mentoring Excellence in Research Award at this year’s ASA Conference in San Diego!
Congratulations to Alec Graham on his new position as Anesthesiology and Perioperative Information Technology Director! He will play a lead role in driving the development of new applications to advance the teaching, research, and clinical missions of our department.
Dr. Ernestine Friedl, Duke’s first female dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and wife of the Department of Anesthesiology’s founding father, dies at the age of 95.
Learn what Jeffrey Gadsden, MD, says is missing from public discourse in fighting America’s prescription drug epidemic and why he feels the “opioid first” approach is no longer safe.
There’s now one more way for our residency directors to connect! The DARE blog is the brainchild of Drs. Annemarie Thompson, Ankeet Udani and Brian Colin who will use the blog to answer common residency questions.
In honor of Pain Awareness Month, we sit down for a Q and A about chronic pain with Duke’s Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, Thomas E. Buchheit, MD.
Duke Anesthesiology’s Drs. Ru-Rong Ji and Jeffrey Gadsden went into the “shark tank” to pitch their innovative ideas to transform health care. See if they walked away with actual investment dollars!...
Congratulations to Drs. Gavin Martin, Madhav Swaminathan and Stephen Klein for being named the assistant directors of Anesthesia Perioperative Services!
As the medical world remembers this week’s anniversary of Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin, Dr. Taekman shares his insight about what he calls a “two-pronged approach” regarding the use of antibiotics and obesity in America.
Duke Anesthesiology’s Residency Program is once again recognized as one of the top ten programs in the nation, coming in at number six in the latest Doximity Poll.
Congratulations to Dr. Privratsky for being nominated to the society which helps members develop their academic career by finding appropriate research mentors and developing successful research projects.
The one-year National Institutes of Health grant will provide Dr. Karhausen with resources to research causal effects between mast cell activation and platelet aggregation during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) and related injuries.
Congratulations to Dr. Levy for his moderated poster being selected as the winner of this year’s European Society of Cardiology presentation!
"MS-MOCA” is an initiative designed to allow medical students to maintain their clinical skills during the research year of their Duke School of Medicine curriculum.
We are pleased to announce Dr. Raquel R. Bartz as Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine. Her efforts will help this new division become a leader in the discovery of knowledge in perioperative critical illness to improve patient outcomes.
Drs. Catherine Kuhn, Lance Roy, Jeffrey Taekman and Nancy Knudsen selected for SoM LCME Self-Study Committee.
The TJC surpasses the one million mark after a successful turnout for its latest discussion, at DUMC and live via Twitter, about injection pressure in regional anesthesia.
The two-year National Institutes of Health grant will provide Dr. Berger with resources to research markers of Alzheimer's Disease after perioperative care.
Dr. Michael L. James is featured in the leading global dissemination resource for his groundbreaking research on two specific factors that impact recovery after patients suffer an intracerebral hemorrhage.
A Duke anesthesiologist and surgeon partner together to create a winning abstract which they will present at the 12th Annual Cardiovascular-Thoracic Critical Care Conference.
Dr. James, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, is the newest board member of the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
In light of the disappearance of one of the most notorious free divers in the nation, Dr. Neal Pollock, a research associate at the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, provides an opinion piece about this extreme sport and why it can be so unforgiving.
Dr. Van de Ven is awarded a one year voucher to study injured human nerves, aiming to provide more treatment options for limb amputees.
Join the 6th annual ASA sponsored race to help raise funds to support wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen.
Business Insider’s list of the 13 most meaningful jobs in America is out...and anesthesiologists made the top ten!
A “Shark Tank” type of event to pitch clinical products and business ideas to Duke leaders and investors!
An associate professor of Duke's Anesthesiology Department believes it's possible! Learn more about Professor Madan Kwatra's mission - a feat he says would be similar to landing on the moon.
Boyi Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, has recently been awarded a one-year, $9,200 voucher for his proposal entitled, “Transcriptome...
This past June, the Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC) hosted a 2-day...
Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero will be leaving Duke on August 31, 2015 to take on a new role at SUNY Stony Brook as...
On June 18, 2015, two full teams of anesthesiologists assisted surgeons with the first separation of conjoined twins at Duke,...
Duke Enters First-of-its-kind Collaboration with Wake Forest, UNC & Health Sciences South Carolina to Improve Health
South Carolina and North Carolina have many things in common: southern heritage, a love of good food and family, beautiful...
Dr. Michael L. “Luke” James, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, has recently been recognized as a Fellow of the...
Quintin Quiñones, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, has been awarded a two year $50,000 Society of...
I am pleased to announce Dr. Tim Miller as the Interim Division Chief for General, Vascular, and Transplant and Critical...
The resident graduating class of 2015 enjoyed, despite the oppressive heat outdoors, a cool, lively and festive graduation celebration at...
On Sunday, June 7th, the department had the honor of graduating 28 Fellows during an elegant reception in the Presidents’...
Michael Manning, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 International Anesthesia...
Congratulations to Mike Neal, CRNA, MSN; Catherine Suitt, NP, MSN, FNP-C; and Kelly Jackson, RN for winning the 2015 annual...
Jennifer Hauck, MD, graduated from the Feagin Leadership Program on May 16, 2015.
Congratulations to Dr. David Warner, who has been named the 2015 recipient of the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award.
Congratulations to Nathan Waldron, MD, CA-2 Resident, along with his mentor Joseph Mathew, MD, MBA, MHSc, Jerry Reves, MD, Professor...
Congratulations to Joern Karhausen, MD, Assistant Professor in the Cardiac Division of Anesthesiology who has been awarded a three-year, $231,000...
The 23rd Annual Academic Evening, held on Tuesday May 12th, 2015, was a wonderful success!
Congratulations to David S. Warner, MD, who last week won the 2015 Research Mentoring Award for Translational Research.
This past April the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center hosted its inaugural Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (CRM) course for...
David S. Warner, MD, Director of the Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories received a 2-year $793,750 NIH Exploratory/Development Research Grant (R21) from...
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ashraf Habib as our permanent Division Chief for Women’s Anesthesia. Ashraf...
On March 14, 2015, Dr. Brad Taicher was presented with the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s 2015 Young Investigator Award for...
Noa Segall, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Human Factors Engineer in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, received...
I am pleased to announce that Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA, the Jerry Reves, MD, Professor...
Dr. Mihai Podgoreanu was interviewed for the OpenAnesthesia™, Ask the Expert for their March 15, 2015 podcast. Topics included antifibrinolytics,...
He has spent more than a decade honing clinical skills during...
We are excited to announce that Dr. David S. Warner has been selected by a distinguished faculty committee as the...
We are excited to announce that Nancy W. Knudsen, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology has received the Clinical Faculty Golden Apple...
We are excited to announce that Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, MD, was elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in...
We are saddened to inform you that Merel H. Harmel, MD, professor emeritus and founding chair...
The VA division would like to congratulate Dr. Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan of the Department of Surgery for the recent receipt of...
The Duke Translational Medicine Institute’s CTSA-sponsored KL2 Career Development Award Program has selected three new scholars:
Dr. Kayla Bryan (Duke Anesthesiology chief resident, 2015) and Dr. Amy Mauritz (Obstetric Anesthesiology fellow, 2014-15) provide a firsthand account of their mission trip to Africa as part of the Duke Anesthesiology Global Health Program.
Duke Anesthesiology completed its first successful Twitter Journal Club on January 25th.
We are excited to announce that Mark Stafford-Smith, MD, has been accepted into the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)...
On Friday, January 23, 2015, the Duke Anesthesiology Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET), in collaboration with the Center for Blood Conservation,...
Drs. Ankeet Udani, Jeffrey Taekman & David Robinson (Fuqua School) were awarded a Duke AHEAD Planting the Seeds of Mentorship...
We are excited to announce that Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS, has been selected as the Feigenbaum Lecturer for the 2015...
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) have commended Drs. Catherine...
Duke Anesthesia will be hosting its inaugural Twitter Journal Club Series and all are invited to participate. We will be...
Dear Duke Anesthesiology Friends and Family, With this holiday season, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you...
Dr. Richard Moon, Medical Director of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, received a two-year $199,949 Subaward from...
I am pleased to announce Dr. Eddie Jooste as our new Director of CARE (Anesthesiology Clinical Research Unit).
The VA division would like to congratulate DIG recipient Thomas Van de Ven, MD, PhD, who has received a 3-year,...
Congratulations to Dr. Annemarie Thompson who received a formal commendation from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association...
Kybele is excited to announce a new partnership with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO).
On November 18th, 2014, Quintin Quinones, MD, PhD, received the 2014 Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award from the American Heart...
Dr. Ankeet Udani led a two-day simulation instructor workshop at the 61st Congresso Brasileiro de Anestesiologia (CBA) in Recife, Brazil.
After an extensive search process, I am pleased to announce Dhanesh Gupta, M.D., as our new Chief of the Division...
On November 5th, Interim Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Joseph Mathew, graciously accepted a pie in the face...
Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Knudsen. She was nominated by Dr. Joseph Mathew to serve on the Duke School of Medicine...
We would like to thank all 132 of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends who were able to attend this...
Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to thank all of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends who...
We would like to recognize and congratulate the following 2015 DIG recipients...
Congratulations to the Duke Anesthesiology Racing Team for finishing in first for fundraising out of 16 teams at this year's ASA...
Effective October 1, 2014, Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero was appointed Associate Editor of Critical Care Medicine (CCM), which is the official...
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the Duke Anesthesiology Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET), in collaboration with the Pre-admission Testing Clinic and...
Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report, has released the results of its 2014 ranking of residency programs.
Congratulation to our very own Michael “Luke” James for receiving the 2014 Presidential Citation for his service to the Neurocritical...
Congratulations to Dinesh J. Kurian, MD, Thomas J. Hopkins, MD, MBA, and Jason Guercio, MD, MBA, who were featured in...
DURHAM, NC – In the days following the use of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., several news outlets sought out Sven-Eric...
An inter-professional team in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC) received a 1-year, $25,000 research award from the...
Congratulations to Dr. Quintin Quinones, who was recently named as one of five finalists for the Vivien Thomas Award from...
The patient population in the electrophysiology (EP) lab presents a unique challenge for anesthesia and conscious sedation providers.
We would like to congratulate Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), who has been named the new Chair of...
Congratulations to Dr. Michael James who was recently elected to the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Board...
Congratulations to one of our recent, new faculty, Dr. Ankeet Udani, who was awarded membership to the Duke Academy for...
Wei Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Basic Sciences, was awarded $7,000 from the Duke University School of...
Congratulations to Dr. Jake Freiberger, who received the Craig Hoffman/Charles Shilling Award at the recent meeting of the Undersea &...
On Saturday, June 21st, 2014, the Department of Anesthesiology celebrated the 2014 Resident Graduates with great company, live music, and...
We would like to congratulate and welcome Annemarie Thompson, MD, who has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as our Residency...
Dr. Peter D. Dwane will retire from the Anesthesiology Service at the Durham VAMC on June 30, 2014.
On Saturday, June 8th, we had the honor of graduating 30 fellows from the department during an elegant reception in the...
Miles Berger, MD, PhD, Medical Instructor in the Otolaryngology, Head, Neck, and Neuroanesthesiology Division was awarded a two-year $150,000 International...
Congratulations to Richard D. Vann, PhD, who was selected as Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) during the May...
Richard D. Vann, PhD, was the 2014 recipient of the Aerospace Medical Association’s John Ernsting Award during Honor Night Ceremonies, May...
Andrea Fiumefreddo Appointed as the New Director of Operations for our Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
We would like to welcome Andrea Fiumefreddo, M.S., who has been appointed as the new Director of Operations for our...
The 22nd Annual Academic Evening, held on Tuesday May 13th, was a wonderful success!
We are excited to announce that Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD has joined the Department of Anesthesiology on April 1. Dr. Jordt...
In their pursuit of understanding how pain works at the molecular level, a research team lead by Ru-Rong Ji, PhD of...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Timothy Miller for his recent appointment as the Clinical Director of Abdominal Transplant Anesthesiology.
The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology is delighted to announce the results of our match for 2014.
The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce the launch of the all new Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center website.
Originally appeared on the Duke Research Blog | Guest post by Lauren Burianek, doctoral candidate in cell biology. Reposted with permission. The...
One of our very own CRNAs, Merrie Gough, is a local hero!
Newman Named President of Duke Faculty Practice Duke Medicine News & Communications | (919) 684-4148 | http://dukemednews.org Contact: Sarah Avery...
February 12, 2014 | Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD I am writing to inform you of an important leadership...
Iain Sanderson, B.M., B.Ch., has been named Vice Dean for Research Informatics for the School of Medicine. This new title...
Congratulations to former Duke Anesthesiology fellow and faculty member, Dr. Hilary Grocott, for being appointed the Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian...
Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Tew, a pediatric fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology, whose abstract entitled, “Natural History of Non-Immune Mediated...
The Durham VA Medical Center’s Simulation Center is proud to announce that it has received approval for an Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship...
Rhonda Bennett, a PACU nurse at Duke for almost 15 years, brought her husband to Duke on Tuesday, January 14,...
The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by Project Access of Durham County (PADC) in June...
Congratulations to those who made Rubicon’s Top Ten Downloads for 2013. Four out of ten of these have an author...
Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Knudsen, who was promoted to Professor on January 1, 2014!
On December 3, 2013, Dr. Michael “Luke” James was welcomed into one of the world’s most eminent organizations of cardiovascular...
“I feel privileged to have worked with colleagues of this caliber for so many years. I have been impressed with...
It was Dr. Taicher's suggestion that 7-year-old Kaelyn have her anaphylactic shock detector, terrier-mix JJ, by her side during surgery.
We are excited to announce the official launch of our new Department of Anesthesiology Pain Program website! This site reflects...
Congratulations to Dr. Michael L. “Luke” James for being awarded the Presidential Citation for 2013 by the Society of Critical...
By Mary M. Kirkley There was a strong Duke presence at the annual Pain Society of the Carolinas meeting and...
Congratulations to one of our 2013 DREAM Innovation Grant recipients, Dr. Karthik Raghunathan, who was recently awarded the $100,000 APSF/ASA...
Congratulations to the Duke Anesthesiology Racing Team for finishing in first for fundraising out of 24 teams at this year’s...
After careful consideration, the DIG Application Review Committee, comprised of: Dr. Manuel Fontes, Dr. Tong-Joo Gan , Dr. Ru-Rong Ji,...
At the Society for Education in Anesthesia meeting October 11, 2013 in San Francisco, Dr. Catherine Kuhn was the recipient...
Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to thank everyone for making Duke Anesthesiology’s 25th Annual ASA Alumni...
(HealthDay)—Soldiers with certain gene variations seem more likely than others to have chronic pain after limb amputation, a small study...
By Megan Foureman, CRNA, MSN | September 20-23, 2013 The anesthesia providers here at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda must everyday...
By Tiffany Nickel Mike Neal, CRNA, MSN, has been employed at Duke approximately six years and is currently the CRNA team-lead...
Dr. Aaron Sandler was recently nominated for a Strength, Hope and Caring Award. The patient reported: ” I am writing...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Hopkins for his recent appointment as Director of Quality Improvement. Dr. Hopkins arrived...
Want to find out how to turn $150,000 into over $1 MILLION dollars? Just ask five of our DREAM Innovation...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Nicole R. Guinn for her recent appointment as the Center for Blood Conservation Director....
We would like to congratulate Dr. Brian Colin for his recent appointment as Interim Assistant Residency Program Director. Dr. Colin...
We would like to congratulate Dr. John Eck for his recent appointment as Interim Residency Program Director. Dr. Eck is...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Ashraf Habib for his recent appointment as the Interim Division Chief for Obstetrics. Dr....
We would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Buchheit for his recent appointment as Division Chief of the Pain Group. Dr...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Catherine Kuhn, who was recently appointed as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education,...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Swaminathan, who was recently appointed as the Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Dr. Swaminathan...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith for his recent appointment as the Vice Chair of Education. Dr. Stafford-Smith...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Mihai Podgoreanu for his recent appointment as the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. A...
We would like to congratulate Dr. Joseph Mathew, the Jerry Reves Professor of Anesthesiology, for recently being appointed as the...
Samila Mohseni received a Doctor of Education degree in Technology Education from North Carolina State University and holds Master’s and...
DURHAM, N.C. – Patients over the age of 60 who have elective surgeries such as joint replacements, hysterectomies and other...
DURHAM, N.C. – Using acupuncture before and during surgery significantly reduces the level of pain and the amount of potent...
When Duke neurosurgeon Michael Haglund, M.D., Ph.D., visited New Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda last January, he was astounded at...
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