Announcing Fellowships For 2015

July 16, 2014

It’s fellowship season and some of our trainees have secured fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Marion Bussay, MD will be our Neuroanesthesia fellow next year. Cornel Mihalache, MD and Jason Johnson, MD will be Critical Care Medicine fellows at Northwestern. Adrian Pichurko, MD will be doing a fellowship in Neuroanesthesia at the University of Michigan. And Erick Isaacson, DO and Desiree Ekundayo, MD will be doing Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowships, Desiree at the University of Rochester, and Erick at the Ochsner Clinic. Congratulations to each of them!

To The Graduating Class of 2014

June 30, 2014
Class of 2014

Miss you all already…best of luck, you will not be forgotten. Stay in touch and be well. You are all marvelous…….

Dr. Desiree Ekundayo and Dr. Syed Quadri Honored At Graduation Dinner

June 15, 2014

The Department held its annual graduation dinner celebration on Saturday, June 14th at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Chicago. Syed Quadri, DO won the Outstanding Teacher award, selected and presented by the residents, and Desiree Ekundayo, MD won the prestigious Robert D. Dripps, MD Memorial Award as outstanding graduating resident, selected by the department’s faculty. Congratulations, Syed and Desiree!

Residents Present At The 2014 IARS Meeting In Montreal

May 21, 2014

Two residents presented abstracts at the just concluded 2014 International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting at the The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. Listed below each photo are the presentation titles, resident presenter, and faculty mentor:

TRANSIENT HYPERTENSION CAUSED BY INTERSCALENE NERVE BLOCK
Adrian Pichurko, MD, Florin M. Orza, MD
Challenging Case Reports

POST INDUCTION ST ELEVATION
Siang Ombaba, MD, Chanannait Paisansathan, MD
Challenging Case Reports

Residents/Fellows Present At The 2014 SOAP 46th Annual Meeting In Toronto

May 19, 2014

Four residents and our OB fellow presented abstracts at the 2014 SOAP 46th Annual Meeting, May 14-18, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Listed below each photo are the presentation titles, presenter, and faculty mentors:

It happened again: How safe is neostigmine and glycopyrrolate during nonobstetric surgery?
Rachel M Kramer D.O
Faculty Mentor: Heather Nixon M.D.

Where is the Balloon? Misadventures in Interventional Radiology For A Patient with Placenta Accreta
Jacqueline M Galvan MD
Faculty Mentor: Heather Nixon M.D.
Dr. Galvan also presented:

Labor Analgesia for a Parturient with Untreated Acromegaly
Jacqueline M Galvan MD
Faculty Mentor: Heather Nixon M.D. 

Considerations for the Parturient of Short Stature a Retrospective Review
Elizabeth MS Lange MD
Faculty Mentors: Heather Nixon M.D. and Jillian Stariha BS, University of Illinois and Paloma Toledo MD, MPH - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

PCP and Preeclampsia in the Parturient: A Recipe for Intracranial Hemorrhage and Hemodynamic Instability
Jennifer L Mendoza, MD
Faculty Mentor: Heather Nixon M.D. 

Building Quality Improvement Into Your Time-Out
Lindsey K Whalen M.D.
Faculty Mentor: Heather Nixon M.D.

MARC 2014 In Pictures

April 10, 2014

Two Residents Honored At 2014 MARC

April 07, 2014

AThe 2014 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) was held this past weekend in Chicago. It was hosted by the University Of Michigan Department Of Anesthesiology, and was held at the Downtown Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile. Congratulations to all of our residents who presented, and to these residents who were honored by the MARC judges:

Presenter Category
Mark Farag, MD General-1st Place
Cornel Mihalache, MD Airway-1st Place

In all, 17 residents gave 18 presentations over the weekend. Kudos to each of them for their hard work and a job well done.

Department And Alumni At ASRA Meeting In Chicago

April 05, 2014

Dr. Phil Espaldon, former regional fellow Dr. Alex Young, current regional fellow Dr. Gretchen Fox, Dr. Chris Chiang, Dr. Guy Weinberg

Dr. Nadia Hussain, alumni Dr. Sarita Singeetham

Dr. Guy Weinberg

Dr. Gina Votta-Velis, alumni Dr. Archana Apte Jindal

Dr. Chris Chiang, Dr. Nadia Hussain, Dr. Gina Votta-Velis, Dr. Phil Espaldon

Dr. Gina Votta-Velis

Resident Selected As A 2014 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship Recipient

April 03, 2014

Current Chief Resident Rohan Jain, MD has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship Award. The SEA-HVO Fellowship provides senior anesthesia residents the opportunity to improve anesthesia care in developing countries by teaching and mentoring their counterparts. The SEA-HVO Fellows will be challenged to learn about diseases which are rare in the United States while also learning to communicate more effectively with people from different cultures. They will be exposed to the realities and constraints of delivering health care in a resource scarce environment. Fellows will serve as teachers of anesthesia and as role models for the anesthesia students at the site.

Forty-three residents applied for the 2014 Fellowships, and Rohan was one of only nine residents selected. Congratulations, Rohan!

The Class of 2018

March 21, 2014

We are proud to welcome and introduce our newest residents, the graduating class of 2018, and our new incoming CA-1 residents, members of the graduating class of 2017: