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2017 Alumni Reception

Alumni Reception at the ASA Annual Meeting

Published: Aug 21st, 2017

Please join Timothy Morey, MD, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, for a cocktail reception for alumni, colleagues and friends of the University of Florida College of Medicine at the […]

Desmond Zeng

Desmond Zeng Joins the Department

Published: Aug 18th, 2017

Desmond joined us in August of 2017 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He comes to us from the Department of Neurology, where he also worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator. […]

Rene Przkora, MD

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, Re-appointed to ASA Subcommittee

Published: Aug 17th, 2017

Dr. Rene Przkora has been re-appointed to serve on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Abstract Review Subcommittee on Chronic and Cancer Pain. As a member of this subcommittee, Dr. Przkora […]

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Lauren Berkow, MD, to Serve on FMA Committee

Published: Aug 16th, 2017

Dr. Lauren Berkow will be serving on the Florida Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Accreditation. This Committee serves as a component of the Council on Medical Education, […]

Way to go, Gators

New Publication in Echocardiography

Published: Aug 15th, 2017

David Corda, MD, and Gregory Janelle, MD,  had their case report “Protruding coronary stent detected by transesophageal echocardiography changes surgical procedure” published in Echocardiography. This case describes an unusual intraoperative […]

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Pavel Balduyeu, MD, Appointed to ASA Subcommittee

Published: Aug 8th, 2017

Fourth-year resident, Dr. Pavel Balduyeu has been appointed to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Abstract Review Subcommittee on Patient Safety and Practice Management. As a member of this subcommittee, […]

Amanda Frantz, MD

Amanda Frantz, MD, Joins Our Critical Care Faculty

Published: Aug 7th, 2017

Dr. Amanda Frantz joined the department on August 7, 2017, as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Frantz received her medical degree from St. George’s University School […]

Dr. Avner Sidi

Avner Sidi, MD, Appointed to ASA Subcommittee

Published: Aug 4th, 2017

Dr. Avner Sidi has been appointed to serve on the 2018 American Society of Anesthesiologists Abstract Review Subcommittee on Equipment, Monitoring and Engineering Technology. As a member of this subcommittee, […]

Dr. Matthew Andoniadis

Matthew Andoniadis, MD, Joins the Department

Published: Aug 3rd, 2017

Dr. Matthew Andoniadis joined us on August 1, 2017, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. He came to us from Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, […]

Robert Loeb, MD, and Samsun Lampotang, PhD

Drs. Loeb & Lampotang Work on Training Materials for Advanced Technologies

Published: Jul 31st, 2017

Robert Loeb, MD, and Samsun Lampotang, PhD, are members of a four-person task force to develop training materials for advanced technologies. The task force is made up of members from […]

Dr. Laurie Davies

Laurie Davies, MD, Appointed to Four ASA Committees

Published: Jul 25th, 2017

Dr. Laurie Davies has received four American Society of Anesthesiology committee appointments for the 2018 governance year. Dr. Davies will be serving on the ASA committees on Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia; […]

Dr. Penny Reynolds in London

Penny Reynolds, PhD, Presents at Evidence Live 2017, University of Oxford

Published: Jul 24th, 2017

Dr. Penny Reynolds presented “Why academic clinical trials fail: Trial cemetery demographics and a case study” at the 2017 Evidence Live conference at the University of Oxford. A survey of trials registered […]

Dr. Lauren Berkow

Lauren Berkow, MD, Appointed to ASA Committees

Published: Jul 20th, 2017

Dr. Lauren Berkow has been appointed to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Neuroanesthesia and the ASA Committee on Equipment and Facilities. Through their committees, the American Society […]

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Welcome New Fellows

Published: Jul 19th, 2017

A big welcome to all of this year’s new anesthesiology fellows! Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellows Christopher Babl, MD Dr. Babl completed medical school at the University of Nebraska and came […]

Welcome to Our New Residents

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Our halls have filled up with the new faces of incoming interns and residents. As we strive to fulfill one of our important missions, […]

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Faculty & Residents Recognized for Exemplary Service

Published: Jul 14th, 2017

As the academic year came to a close, faculty and residents were acknowledged for their outstanding service at the Department of Anesthesiology’s graduation in June, 2017. In addition to the […]

Cameron Smith, MD, PhD

Cameron Smith, MD, PhD, Joins Our Faculty

Published: Jul 12th, 2017

Dr. Cameron Smith joined the department in July, 2017, as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Smith hails from Ottawa, Ontario in Canada. He joined us after completing his Fellowship in Acute and Peri-operative […]

Patrick Tighe, MD, MS

Dr. Patrick Tighe Elected a Member of the AUA

Published: Jul 11th, 2017

Patrick Tighe, MD, MS, has been elected as a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA). As a member, Dr. Tighe is among a select group of individuals recognized […]

Dr. Ferenc Rabai

Ferenc Rabai, MD, Joins the Department

Published: Jul 10th, 2017

Dr. Ferenc Rabai joined us in June 2017, as an Assistant Professor. He completed his anesthesiology residency in 2016 and his fellowship in neuroanesthesiology in 2017 at the University of Florida. […]

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Congratulations to Our Pain Medicine Fellowship

Published: Jun 27th, 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that Rene Przkora, PhD and the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program have been awarded an educational grant from Boston Scientific. The Neuromodulation Fellowship Grant from […]

Class of 2017

Congrats Class of 2017!

Published: Jun 26th, 2017

Congratulations to our graduating residents and fellows! Thank you for all of your hard work over the years and good luck in your future endeavors! Keep checking our Facebook page […]

Basic Skills Boot Camp 2017

Basic Skills Boot Camp for New Residents

Published: Jun 23rd, 2017

Our incoming residents attended Basic Skills Boot Camp over the summer. Two sessions were held for three days each in our simulation lab. New Residents learned basic skills to prepare […]

Daryl L. Reust, MD

Daryl L. Reust, MD, Joins the Department

Published: Jun 21st, 2017

Dr. Daryl Reust joined us on June 19, 2017, as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Reust comes to us from the University of Oklahoma, where he was an Assistant Professor and […]

Betty Lou Bottoms Grundy, MD

Betty Grundy, MD, Passes Away

Published: Jun 14th, 2017

Dr. Betty Lou Bottoms Grundy, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 under the care of hospice. Dr. Grundy graduated from the University of Florida near […]

Albert Robinson, MD Elected VP

Albert R. Robinson, III, MD, Elected to Faculty Council

Published: May 26th, 2017

Dr. Albert Robinson has been elected Vice President of the College of Medicine Faculty Council. Dr. Robinson is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and the Chief of the Division of Vascular […]

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Our Pain Medicine Fellowship Receives New Grant

Published: May 19th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Rene Przkora, PhD and the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program have been awarded a Fellowship Grant from the St. Jude Medical Foundation. The St. Jude Medical […]

Dr. Brenda Fahy

Brenda Fahy, MD, MCCM Appointed to ACGME Appeals Panel

Published: May 15th, 2017

Dr. Brenda Fahy will serve a six-year appointment as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) appeals panel for Anesthesiology. ACGME is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led […]

Christopher Giordano, MD teaching

Christopher Giordano, MD Voted Outstanding Clinical Science Teacher

Published: May 11th, 2017

On Friday, May 5, the Class of 2017 held its annual Student and Faculty Awards Banquet at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel. All students were recognized for successful completion of the […]

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Cynthia Garvan, PhD to Receive Faculty Enhancement Opportunity

Published: May 10th, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Garvan will receive a Faculty Enhancement Opportunity award for the Fall of 2017. This FEO will provide Dr. Garvan the time, resources, and experiences which will allow her […]

Dr. Tim Morey viewing a poster

2017 Celebration of Research a Huge Success

Published: May 8th, 2017

The annual 2017 Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research was a huge success, due in large part to outstanding participation and attendance. Many thanks to the 66 entries for sharing […]

Association of Clinical Research Professionals receiving Chapter Excellence Award

UF Clinical Research Professionals Take Home Chapter Excellence Award

Published: May 5th, 2017

The North Central Florida chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals earned the association’s highest honor, a 2017 Chapter Excellence Award, at its annual meeting this week. A celebration […]

Pain Medicine Fellowship Awarded Grant

Published: May 3rd, 2017

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD and the Pain Medicine Fellowship have been awarded the Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant from Medtronic. Led by Dr. Przkora, the Department of Anesthesiology’s division of Pain […]

Dr. Gingrich receiving the Patriot Award

Ted Gingrich, MD Presented Patriot Award

Published: May 1st, 2017

The Patriot Award is given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen […]

Jessica Lee holding Employee Recognition Award

Jessica Lee Wins Jeffrey A. Gabor Employee Recognition Award!

Published: Apr 27th, 2017

Of 129 Superior Accomplishment Award winners, Jessica Lee, Administrative Support Assistant II in the Department of Anesthesiology, was chosen as one of four recipients for the Jeffrey A. Gabor Employee […]

Regional Anesthesia Simulator

CSSALT Receives Over $1.75 Million For 5 Year Grant

Published: Apr 24th, 2017

The Center for Safety & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) and Dr. Samsun Lampotang have been working on a project funded by the Department of Defense United States Army Medical Research […]

Welcome Dr. Kevin Sullivan!

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

Dr. Sullivan joined us on April 7, 2017, as a Professor and Physician Director of Quality at the Congenital Heart Center. This appointment comes in addition to Dr. Sullivan’s position as […]

2017 UF Health Shands Perioperative Golf Classic

$15,000 Raised for Ronald McDonald House

Published: Apr 12th, 2017

  UF Health Shands Perioperative Golf Classic raised $15,000 for Ronald McDonald House this year! Eighty-eight golfers came out to Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club for the event on […]

GAARRC 2017 Winners

Outstanding Showing at GAARRC This Year!

Published: Apr 10th, 2017

We had an outstanding showing from our resident/fellow contingent at the 43rd annual Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research Conference (GAARRC) this year! The conference was held in Jacksonville, FL April 7th […]

2016 Chief Residents

Many Thanks to Our Outgoing Chief Residents!

Published: Apr 4th, 2017

A big thank you to our outgoing chief residents Meghan Brennan, MD, Michael Kaminsky, MD and Robert Stoker, MD! They have done a phenomenal job over the past year. Meghan is […]

Congratulations Katye Avery!

Published: Mar 29th, 2017

Congratulations to Katye for winning the first annual Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award. Katye was honored at a luncheon on Monday, March 27th by her co-workers. Thank you for your […]

Welcome Robert Loeb, MD!

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

Dr. Loeb joins us on March 27, 2017, as a Professor of Multispecialty Anesthesia and comes to us from the University of Arizona. Dr. Loeb earned his bachelor’s degree from […]

Congratulations new Chief Residents!

Published: Mar 23rd, 2017

Please join us in congratulating our three new incoming chief residents with one-year terms that will begin April 1, 2017, selected from the current CA-2 class with ballots from anesthesia residents […]

Congratulations on your nomination!

Published: Mar 21st, 2017

Eric Brown, MD, Hemant Prakash Joshi, MD, PhD and Jeffrey White, MD, have had their abstract “Near-Miss Hyperkalemic Arrest During Orthotopic Liver Transplant,” selected as one of the Kosaka Best of […]

Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Research Day

Published: Mar 16th, 2017

The Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety hosted a Research Day for Patient Safety and Quality week. Eight of the top posters presented today were authored or […]

Record number of departmental participants for the 2017 GAARC Conference!

Published: Mar 13th, 2017

The 43rd annual Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research Conference will take place April 7 – 9, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida!  This year we had an unprecedented number of abstract submission […]

Congratulations on your new grant!

Published: Mar 10th, 2017

  Congratulations to Dr. Rene Przkora and Hari Parvataneni on their grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Florida. This multidisciplinary team from the Departments of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedics […]

And the nominees are…

Published: Mar 8th, 2017

Please join us in congratulating the nominees of the first annual 2017 Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award! This award is meant to recognize exemplary performance of administrative staff identified by […]

College of Medicine Celebration of Research

Published: Mar 6th, 2017

The 2017 College of Medicine Celebration of Research took place on the evening of Monday, February 27, at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. More than 500 posters were presented, and […]

Arturo Gilberto Torres, MD

Welcome to the Department!

Published: Mar 1st, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Arturo Torres to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Torres, currently a Naval board-certified anesthesiologist, joins us on March 1, 2017, as an Assistant Professor […]

Congratulations to Dr. Josh Sappenfield!

Published: Feb 23rd, 2017

Dr. Josh Sappenfield has been elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society.  AOA is the only allopathic medical honor society in the United States.  Election to AOA […]

Congratulations to Dr. Przkora!

Published: Feb 3rd, 2017

Dr. Przkora, our Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Director, was elected Board Member-at Large of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD). The Association of Pain Program Directors is committed to […]

Jessica Lee – Superior Accomplishment Award Winner!

Published: Jan 31st, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Lee, our Administrative Assistant for the Neuroanesthesia Division, is a recipient of the Superior Accomplishment Award for 2017.  Jessica was nominated by her […]

Congratulations to Dr. Ajay Antony!

Published: Jan 25th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Antony on his award for best abstract at the 2017 North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting in Las Vegas earlier this month. We are very proud of this accomplishment which […]

Congratulations to our Exemplary Teacher Award Winners!

Published: Jan 24th, 2017

The Department awarded several of our professors with Exemplary Teacher Awards at our faculty meeting on January 23, 2017. The recipients were: Dr. Barys Ihnatsenka Dr. Olga “Kiki” Nin Dr. […]

Call for Nominations!

Published: Jan 19th, 2017

Purpose: The Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award is to recognize exemplary performance of administrative staff identified by their faculty and peers as having consistently excelled in their position and demonstrated […]