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2017 Alumni Reception

Alumni Reception at the ASA Annual Meeting

Published: Oct 17th, 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 […]

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Anatoly Martynyuk, PhD, Speaks in the Physiological Sciences Seminar Series

Published: Oct 16th, 2017

Join Anatoly Martynyuk, PhD, for his talk entitled “Sex-dependant Reduction in Resilience to Adverse Life Events After Anesthesia Early in Life” on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017. The lecture is part […]

Sylvain Doré, PhD, Awarded $35,000 in Research Grants

Published: Aug 30th, 2017

Dr. Doré has been awarded $35,000 in research grants by the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. The grants will help fund the research for Dr. Doré’s paper, Is CO-releasing Molecule a Potent Tool […]

Dr. Avner Sidi

Dr. Sidi to Serve on UF’s Academic Assessment Committee

Published: Aug 29th, 2017

Avner Sidi, MD, has been selected to serve on the University of Florida’s Academic Assessment Committee. The Academic Assessment Committee reviews Academic Learning Compacts (ALC) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) […]

Mark Wesley, MD

Dr. Mark Wesley Joins the Department

Published: Aug 28th, 2017

Mark Wesley, MD, joined the Department of Anesthesiology in August of 2017 as an Associate Professor. Before this appointment, he was an Instructor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and […]

Dr. Greg Janelle and Dr. Tim Martin

Drs. Greg Janelle & Tim Martin Granted FASA Designation

Published: Aug 25th, 2017

Drs. Janelle and Martin have been designated Fellows of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). FASA is the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) highest acknowledgement and recognizes years of dedication to […]

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Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, Elected to ASA Committee

Published: Aug 23rd, 2017

Dr. Rene Przkora has been elected to serve on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Pain Medicine. The ASA Committee on Pain Medicine is charged with studying pain mechanisms […]

Tim Morey, MD, Corey Astrom, and Scott Sumner, MBA

August’s Staff Anniversaries

Published: Aug 22nd, 2017

Many thanks to the staff members celebrating anniversaries this month. 5 Years Scott Sumner, MBA, Director Corey Astrom, Coordinator of Editing & Publication Services & Website Coordinator 10 Years Cynthia Rosario, Administrative Support […]

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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

Dr. Berkow judging at the FMA Annual Poster Symposium

Dr. Lauren Berkow Judges at the FMA Poster Symposium

Published: Aug 11th, 2017

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) held their 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference over the weekend in Orlando, Florida. Our own Lauren Berkow, MD, was there to help judge the many […]

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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; […]

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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. […]

Drs. Avner Sidi, Jeff White, and Barys Ihnatsenka

Congrats to Our Newly Promoted Faculty!

Published: Jun 30th, 2017

Dr. Avner Sidi has been promoted to Professor and Drs. Jeff White and Barys Ihnatsenka have been promoted to Associate Professor. They have worked very hard over many years to […]

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The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium

Published: Jun 28th, 2017

The 7th Annual Hands-On Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium was held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. This program featured a morning symposium and an afternoon hands-on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Dr. Sappenfield presenting at the 2017 ASA Conference

Joshua Sappenfield, MD, Presents at ASA Conference

Published: May 23rd, 2017

Dr. Joshua Sappenfield presented “Implementation Case Studies: Successful PSH Pilots” as part of a panel at the 2017 American Society of Anesthesiology’s 2017 Spring Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative. The Perioperative […]

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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 […]

Pavel Balduyeu, MD and Christopher Maxwell, MD

New Representatives Appointed for the Housestaff Quality & Patient Safety Committee

Published: May 16th, 2017

Congratulations to Pavel Balduyeu, MD as the new CA3 representative and Christopher Maxwell as the new CA2 representative for the Housestaff Quality and Patient Safety Committee for 2017-2018. The Housestaff Quality & […]

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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 […]

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Register for the Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Workshop

Published: May 12th, 2017

The 7th Annual Hands-On Symposium of The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. The program will take place in […]

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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 […]

Dr. Rene Przkora Selected to Serve on ASIPP Committee

Published: May 3rd, 2017

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD has been selected to serve on the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Committee on Membership, Public Relations, Social Media and Fundraising. ASIPP is a […]

Join Us for Our Celebration of Research Day!

Published: Apr 28th, 2017

The Department of Anesthesiology invites you to the 2017 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the UF Health North Tower […]

March for Science

March for Science!

Published: Apr 14th, 2017

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, Gainesville will join our nation’s capitol and more than 400 other communities around the world in the March for Science. The intent of the […]

UF Health Shands Perioperative Golf Classic

Published: Mar 31st, 2017

Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House! Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Shotgun start 1 p.m. at the Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club 9905 SW 44th Ave., Gainesville   All golf scramble […]

In the News…

Published: Mar 30th, 2017

Bruce D. Spiess, MD, professor and associate chair of anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine was quoted in the March 21st edition of General Surgery News. The […]

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Journal Club on Post-Transfusion Pulmonary Complications

Published: Mar 29th, 2017

The Department of Anesthesiology was honored to have Daryl J. Kor, MD, the T.W. Anderson/H.M. Perkins Visiting Professor from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, present a Journal Club on March […]

Welcome Christina Hendricks!

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

Christina joined us on March 27, 2017, as a Website Administrator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is currently […]

Welcome Arthur Stallion!

Published: Mar 22nd, 2017

Arthur joined us on March 20, 2017, as a Facility Assistant to help with the office space relocation project. He is comes to us through TempForce of Gainesville and trained […]

Quality Grand Rounds with Dr. Sean Kiley

Published: Mar 20th, 2017

Dr. Sean P. Kiley gave two podium presentations at the Quality Grand Rounds as part of Patient Safety and Quality Week: “Perioperative respiratory bundle: A standardized approach to reducing post-op […]

Save the date for TedXUF 2017!

Published: Mar 15th, 2017

TedxUF 2017:  Transparent April 1st, Phillips Center at 1:30 pm For more information see the TedXUF Website.

Congratulations Dr. Kumar!

Published: Mar 6th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjeev Kumar on his recent publication, “Lumbar Radiofrequency Rhizotomy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain Increases the Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in Subsequent Follow-Up Visits.”  This […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Berkow!

Published: Feb 16th, 2017

Dr. Berkow’s book “Cases in Emergency Airway Management,” was given an outstanding review in this month’s Anesthesia & Analgesia by her peers. Says the reviewers, “Airway management is an indispensable […]

In the News…

Published: Feb 13th, 2017

Dr. Bruce Spiess is quoted in  Anesthesiology News February 7th edition in an article written by Michael Vlessides entitled “Critical Care Patients Benefit From Restrictive Transfusion Strategy… But do perioperative patients generally?” […]

Sarah Wall-CAA, joins the department!

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

She was born in Nassau, Bahamas and moved to Orlando, FL, eight years ago. She attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate degree and graduated from Nova Southeastern University with her Masters […]

Congratulations Drs. Hardy and Giordano!

Published: Jan 10th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Hardy and Dr. Chris Giordano on the publication of “Hypertensive Crisis from the Aquamantys Bipolar Sealing System,” which was published in the December 15 issue of […]

Congratulations Dr. Windrik Lynch!

Published: Jan 6th, 2017

Dr. Lynch has published an article “Lipid Emulsion Rescue of Amniotic Fluid EmbolismInduced Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report” in the December issue of A&A Case Reports. You can read the […]

Please welcome Tim Hillmann to the Department!

Published: Jan 5th, 2017

Tim joined us on January 3, 2017, as a Fiscal Assistant. He attended the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor’s from the College of Health and Human Performance. After […]

Congratulations Dr. Nin!

Published: Dec 14th, 2016

With great pleasure, the Department announces that Dr. Kiki Nin has accepted the appointment as medical director of the Florida Surgical Center (FSC). As you know, FSC is a vibrant […]

Honoring the memory of Dr. David Paulus

Published: Dec 12th, 2016

Four years ago today, December 12, 2012 we lost our friend and colleague David A. Paulus, MD.   Dr. Paulus worked for 35 years here at UF as Anesthesiologist.  His obituary, […]

‘Tis the Season for Giving!

Published: Dec 9th, 2016

Please help support the Gravenstein Scholars Program! Join the Department of Anesthesiology faculty and alumni in supporting medial education and research. At this time, our philanthropic focus is on completing […]

Please Welcome Nettie Van Wyen to the Department of Anesthesiology!

Published: Dec 2nd, 2016

Nettie Van Wyen joined the Department of Anesthesiology on November 14, 2016, as an Administrative Assistant with the faculty support team. She has been working at UF for 10 years, […]

Hot off the Presses!

Published: Dec 1st, 2016

Stay in the loop and keep up with the latest news.  Read the latest edition of GatorWorks, our Anesthesiology Alumni Newsletter. To see back issues please click here!

Please join us in welcoming Adriana Barbat to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

Adriana joined us on November 28, 2016, as an Editorial Assistant. She attended the University of Florida, graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Journalism. During her time at […]

NOMINATE A QUALITY HERO! 

Published: Nov 17th, 2016

Is there a Quality Hero among you who needs to be recognized? This person is someone who demonstrates outstanding leadership and has made exceptional contributions to quality and patient safety at […]

Congratulations UF Pain Medicine!

Published: Nov 14th, 2016

A new procedure to treat chronic pain was approved by the FDA this year and was first performed in north/central Florida here at UF Health. Dorsal Root Ganglion or DRG stimulation […]

Please join us in welcoming Breaunna Sweet to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: Nov 4th, 2016

Ms. Sweet was born and raised in Sanford, Florida, a small city north of Orlando. She attended Seminole High School in their International Baccalaureate program. After learning she was the […]

Congratulations Dr. Screws and Dr. Jeffrey White!

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

On your wonderful writeup in the October 2016 Anesthesiology News.  “New Transport Labels Dramatically Reduce Blood Product Hospital Waste and Save Money!.”  In May at IARS Dr. Screws presented her research on this […]

Congratulations to Donald Caton, MD!

Published: Oct 27th, 2016

Dr. Caton, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida, was awarded the first ever Distinguished Service Award  from the Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology! […]

Flu vaccination events in the Atrium this week!

Published: Oct 25th, 2016

Occupational Health Services (OHS) will host numerous flu vaccination events where the following employees can get no-cost flu vaccinations with their employee ID badge: • UF Health Shands employees and volunteers […]

Congratulations to the Department of Anesthesiology!

Published: Oct 25th, 2016

The latest official Rankings of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools from the prestigious Blue Ridge Institute are out, and we are ranked at #23! Congratulations to Dr. Morey, all the leadership […]

Welcome John Travis Parsons, PhD!

Published: Oct 21st, 2016

Dr. Parsons joins us as an Assistant Professor of Research and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where he worked as an Assistant Professor in the […]

Please join us in welcoming Jiepei Zhu, MD, PhD, to the Department of Anesthesiology

Published: Oct 21st, 2016

Dr. Zhu joins us as a Research Assistant Professor and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where he worked as an Assistant Professor in […]

Many thanks to Dr. Sasha Grek

Published: Oct 19th, 2016

for his involvement as Guest Speaker at last month’s POW-MIA Recognition Ceremony, which took place at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Auditorium in Gainesville, Florida. This is an annual […]

Please join us in welcoming Richa Wardhan, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

Dr. Wardhan joins us as an Assistant Professor and comes to us from Yale University School of Medicine, where she was an Assistant Professor and Fellowship Director of Regional Anesthesia. […]

Congratulations Dr. Smith.

Published: Oct 12th, 2016

Dr. Cameron Smith  was appointed as a member of the Media Committee of the Society for Airway management.  He will be working with Dr. Urdaneta.   Please offer him your […]

Please welcome our new M500 Intern, Keandra Brown-Davis!

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

Keandra Brown-Davis is a magna cum laude graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders and a minor in Business and Psychology. She […]

Looking to make your mark at UF?

Published: Oct 10th, 2016

Want to put your art where everyone can see it? Enter the Florida Genetics Symposium 2016 Shirt Design Contest! The Florida Genetics Symposium is an annual conference hosted by the UF […]

Please join us in welcoming Amy M. Gunnett, RN, CCRC, to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: Oct 7th, 2016

Mrs. Gunnett joined us on September 22, 2016, as a Clinical Research Coordinator III and comes to us from Pediatric Hepatology and Gastroenterology, where she worked as a Senior Registered […]

Show your support!

Published: Oct 5th, 2016

Dr. Felipe Urdaneta will be one of the Social Media Voices of ASA at the Anesthesiology 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL – October 22-26. This is his third year […]

Please welcome our new M500 Intern, Zeinab Shaaban!

Published: Oct 4th, 2016

Zeinab Shaaban is from Beirut, Lebanon, and graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is currently completing her Master’s in […]

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Brown!

Published: Oct 3rd, 2016

Dr. Brown has won the Trainee Jeopardy Game at Society for Airway Management Meeting in Atlanta Georgia, which took place September 15-18.  Congratulations Eric, we are proud of your accomplishment.

Thanks for Participating in the Emergency Medicine Airway Day!

Published: Sep 29th, 2016

On September 15th, 2016 Drs. Cometa and Sappenfeld held an Airway Skills Lab at the Harrell Medical Education Building in room 464.  This was done in conjunction with Emergency Medicine’s Airway […]

Are you interested in simulation-related research funding? 

Published: Sep 27th, 2016

The Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies invites you to attend simulation technology demonstrations. We will also discuss the UF CTSI research vouchers process and eligibility criteria. CTSI […]

Congratulations to the Doré Stroke Research Lab Team!

Published: Sep 26th, 2016

Dr. Doré and the Stroke Research Lab participated in the annual Heart Walk on September 24 for Alachua County.  The team raised an amazing $1,325 for Stroke research.  Teams consisting of […]

Yes, it’s hard to think about kids with cancer.

Published: Sep 23rd, 2016

But please don’t look away. (Here’s how you can help.)  Click the link to learn more.  

Newly Elected officers at the Society for Airway Management!

Published: Sep 20th, 2016

Congratulations to Drs. Urdaneta and Berkow! Felipe Urdaneta has been elected to vice president position and Lauren Berkow has been elected to President elect to the Society for Airway Management Board […]

Linda Le-Wendling MD Wins Best of Category!

Published: Sep 19th, 2016

Dr. Linda Le-Wendling has won Best of Category for Regional Anesthesia at the IARS 2016 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium which was held on May 21 of this year. […]

UF Health Pain Management- Ayers opened September 1, 2016

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

The UF Health Pain Medicine Division of the Department of Anesthesiology has a fantastic new facility to care for patients suffering from pain! UF Health Pain Management- Ayers opened September […]

Please welcome Dr. Shuojing Song!

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Shuojing Song.MD, MPH joins us as a resident from Tampa FL.  Dr. Song completed his undergraduate education at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and attended medical school at […]

Welcome Gevalin Srisooksai, MD!

Published: Sep 14th, 2016

Gevalin is a lifelong UF Gator having completed her undergraduate here in Biochemistry and a recent graduate from UF COM..  She has done research to generate recombinant plasmids containing microRNAs […]

Congratulations to Stefanie Vallancourt, DO!

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

Dr. Vallancourt was identified as a Scholars’ Award finalist for the IARS 2016 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium in May of this year.  The Board of Trustees and the […]

Congratulations to Dr Martynyuk!

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

Dr. Antoly Martynyuk won 3rd Prize in Neuroscience Posters  at the 16th Annual World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists 2016 Conference last week in Hong Kong for his poster “LONG-TERM […]

Congratulations Drs. Pitkin, Irwin, Greene, Moore and Davies!

Published: Sep 9th, 2016

For being part of this amazing groundbreaking procedure! Conjoined twins separated at UF Health! GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Conjoined twin girls who were connected at the heart and other organs have […]

Show your support today!

Published: Sep 8th, 2016

Wear a gold ribbon for Children’s Cancer Awareness Month!

Please join us in welcoming Lorent Duce, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology

Published: Sep 7th, 2016

Dr. Duce joined us on September 1 as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He comes to us from Duke University where he just completed a fellowship […]

Please Join Us in Welcoming Lauren Berkow, MD

Published: Sep 5th, 2016

Dr. Berkow joins us on September 1 as an Associate Professor for the Division of Neuroanesthesia and Director of Anesthesia Supplies and Equipment. She comes to us from the Johns […]

Congratulations on your publication!

Published: Sep 5th, 2016

Drs. Lampotang,  Gravenstein and David  Lizdas have published “Abstract PR444: Propofol Esc Ec50 At Loss of Consciousness Differs Among Indians, Blacks, Chinese And Caucasians” in the September 2016 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.  You […]

Welcome Justine Nicholas, MS!

Published: Sep 2nd, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Justine Nicholas, MS, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Ms. Nicholas joined us on August 1, 2016, as a Clinical Research Coordinator III. The focus of […]

Welcome Dr. Oh!

Published: Sep 1st, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Sungho Oh, PhD, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Oh has joined us as a Simulation and Education Research Engineer. He comes to us from […]

Congratulations on your success!

Published: Sep 1st, 2016

We wish our Department of Anesthesiology family best wishes for their gold in the HOT Hammerhead Triathlon at Camp Blanding, FL held on August 28, 2016. In a field of […]

Welcome David Simpson, MD, PhD – new Fellow!

Published: Aug 31st, 2016

After graduating from medical school at the University of Cincinnati, where he also earned a Ph.D., Dr. Simpson came to the University of Florida for our anesthesiology residency program. His […]

Welcome to our new fellow, Dr. Glick!

Published: Aug 30th, 2016

Wesley Glick, M.D. Served as the Chief Resident in Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Glick has achieved academically and professionally. He completed medical school at the University […]

Congratulations Drs. Berkow & Urdaneta!

Published: Aug 30th, 2016

In the current issue of Airway Management, Anesthesiology News’s Supplement to the 9th Annual Compendium of Clinical Reviews Dr. Lauren Berkow and Dr. Felipe Urdaneta have written the Forward.  Entitled […]

Welcome Nicole Bristow!

Published: Aug 29th, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Nicole J. Bristow to the Department of Anesthesiology. Ms. Bristow joined us on Friday, August 5, 2016, as a Research Administrator II.  She comes to […]

Welcome Dr. Chokshi, a new Critical Care Fellow

Published: Aug 26th, 2016

Ravi Chokshi, M.D., completed medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, W.I. He completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Drexel University. His research interests have included postpartum tubal […]

Congratulations on our New Pain Medicine Fellowship Grant!

Published: Aug 26th, 2016

  It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Rene Przkora and the Pain Medicine Fellowship has been awarded an educational grant by Boston Scientific. The grant will help support the efforts […]

Welcome to our new Fellow – Dr. Woodall

Published: Aug 25th, 2016

Anthony Woodall, M.D., graduated from medical school from the University of Arkansas. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. His […]

Welcome Mary Jane Michael!

Published: Aug 24th, 2016

Mary Jane Michael, RN, BSN, MS, CCRC, joins us as a Manager of Clinical Research. She comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where she worked […]

Welcome Dr. Harrell, a new Critical Care Fellow!

Published: Aug 24th, 2016

Robert Harrell, M.D., completed medical school at Duke University, after which he attended Chicago Medical School to complete residency in general surgery. He completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery at […]

Welcome Dr. Smith – new Fellow!

Published: Aug 23rd, 2016

Cameron Smith, MD, PhD, completed medical school and a Ph.D. at Virginia Commonwealth University before coming to the University of Florida for residency in anesthesiology. His research interests include decompression […]

Heart Walk event on September 24, 2016!

Published: Aug 22nd, 2016

Doré Stroke Research Lab Dr. Sylvain Doré’s lab is participating in the Heart Walk event on September 24, 2016 here in Gainesville. We are fundraising not only for heart health, […]

Welcome Dr. Penny Reynolds!

Published: Aug 22nd, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Penny S. Reynolds, PhD, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Reynolds joins us as an Assistant Professor and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University […]

Welcome new Fellow, Ashley Screws, MD

Published: Aug 19th, 2016

Dr. Screws graduated from medical school from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2012. Since then, she has been part of our Department of Anesthesiology residency program. Her research has […]

Welcome to our new Fellow, Michael Hammer, DO, MBA!

Published: Aug 18th, 2016

Michael Hammer, D.O., M.B.A., graduated in the top 10 percent of his graduating class from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He completed anesthesiology residency through the […]

Welcome Dr. Heather Reed!

Published: Aug 18th, 2016

Dr. Reed joins us on August 8, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, and comes to us from the University of Washington in Seattle, where […]

Please welcome Phillip Mills, DO – our new Fellow!

Published: Aug 17th, 2016

Dr. Mills completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Georgia, after which he completed residency in anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia. He worked at […]

Memorial for Dr. Ronald Freeman

Published: Aug 16th, 2016

We are saddened by the loss of Ronald Freeman and would like to offer our condolences to all his friends and family. Dr. Ronnie Freeman, a former fellow and faculty […]

Please join us in welcoming Brandon Lopez, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: Aug 16th, 2016

Dr. Lopez joined us on August 1, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia. He comes to us from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where […]

Welcome to our new Fellow, Timothy Vollmer, DO.

Published: Aug 15th, 2016

After graduating from medical school at Lake Erie College, Dr. Vollmer completed residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida. He served on the Anesthesia Performance and Improvement Committee, and […]

A Warm Welcome for our New Interns and their Families!

Published: Aug 12th, 2016

On July 23rd, Drs. Enneking and Scarborough invited the entire Department to their beautiful lake house to welcome the incoming interns and their families into their new Anesthesiology Family.  There […]

Welcome to our New Fellow – Manish Shah, MD.

Published: Aug 12th, 2016

Dr. Shah graduated from medical school at St. George’s University in 2011. Since then, he completed residency in anesthesiology at Penn State University. He has volunteered in Ethiopia, providing anesthetic […]

Dr. Amanda Frantz

Welcome Critical Care Fellow Amanda Frantz, MD

Published: Aug 12th, 2016

Amanda Frantz, M.D., graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in anesthesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. During residency, she researched the antioxidant effects […]

Welcome to our new Fellow – Windrik Lynch, M.D.

Published: Aug 11th, 2016

Dr. Lynch completed medical school at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, after which he completed residency in anesthesiology at Texas A&M. During residency, he was the lead investigator on […]

Welcome to New Fellow Shawn Hughes, DO!

Published: Aug 10th, 2016

After graduating from medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Hughes came to the University of Florida for our anesthesiology residency program. He has volunteered […]

Rensheng Zhang, MD, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Rensheng (Victor) Zhang, MD, PhD!

Published: Aug 10th, 2016

Dr. Zhang joins us as an Associate Professor and comes to us from the Anesthesia Consultants of CA Med Group in San Diego, California, where he was a staff physician […]

Congratulations Morgan Carson!

Congratulations Morgan Carson!

Published: Aug 9th, 2016

Morgan has been named as a recipient of a 2016 Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease  from the American Heart Association.  Congratulations on receiving this prestigious national award!

Please join us in welcoming Sasha Grek, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology!

Published: Aug 8th, 2016

Dr. Grek is a critical care physician with board certifications in critical care medicine and anesthesiology. Clinical interests are focused on trauma and cardiac critical care, in addition to regulatory […]

Welcome Melissa Burger!

Published: Aug 5th, 2016

Melissa Burger, M.D., completed residency in anesthesia at the University of Missouri after graduating from medical school with a Research Distinction from the University of Miami. She has conducted research […]

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Taran Sangari!

Published: Aug 5th, 2016

Dr. Sangari joined us on May 16, 2016, as an Associate Professor and Associate Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia, and he comes to us from Valley Children’s Place in Madera, California, […]

Welcome David Brenneman!

Published: Aug 4th, 2016

David Brenneman, M.D, M.B.A., completed medical school and residency in anesthesiology at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include intraoperative reprogramming of biventricular pacemakers to biventricular asynchronous mode; functional […]

Welcome Dr. Derek Covington!

Published: Aug 3rd, 2016

Dr. Covington joined us on July 1, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Multi-specialty Anesthesiology, and comes to us from the University of California Irvine School of […]

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Claudia Sotillo!

Published: Aug 3rd, 2016

Claudia completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida and her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. She was awarded a FAER year-long research fellowship by merging […]

Welcome to Lt. Robert (Blake) Lofgren, DO!

Published: Aug 2nd, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Blake Lofgren to our residency program.  Black comes to UF from the medical school at Kansas City University.  He has been a Naval Flight Surgeon […]

Welcome Christopher Johnson!

Published: Aug 1st, 2016

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our new resident, Christopher Johnson. Christopher came to us from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his undergraduate degree at […]

Please welcome Dr. Ajay Antony to the Department!

Published: Aug 1st, 2016

Dr. Antony joined us on July 1, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Chronic Pain. He comes to us from our very own department where he served […]

Save the date!

Published: Jul 29th, 2016

The Society for Airway Management is pleased to announce its 19th Annual Meeting and Workshops! SAM’s Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from Thursday, September 15- Sunday, September […]

Decision-Making, Motivation, and Leadership Course a Success!

Published: Jul 29th, 2016

Each year a group of residents spend hours of their own time reading literature on developing Leadership and Professionalism skills during a Seminar course called Decision-Making, Motivation, and Leadership.  Every […]

Please extend a warm welcome to new resident, Alex Knight!

Published: Jul 28th, 2016

Alex comes to us from Arizona College of Medicine of Midwestern. He is a member of Sigma Sigma Pi and won the Silver Touch Award for this significant contribution in […]

Congratulations Dr. Sappenfield!

Published: Jul 28th, 2016

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Josh Sappenfield has been promoted to  Medical Director of the Preoperative Clinic and Chief of the Perioperative Medicine Division. Please join us in congratulating him on […]

Welcome to our new resident Tyler Craig!

Published: Jul 27th, 2016

Tyler attending the University of Akron as well as the University of North Florida for his undergraduate work. He then went to Medical school right here at the University of […]

Welcome to our new Resident James Barger.

Published: Jul 26th, 2016

James comes to us by way of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. James worked as a medical school researcher […]

Please join us in welcoming our new resident, Alex Coons.

Published: Jul 25th, 2016

Alex is a Gator Undergrad through medical school but returns to us from a 2 year Residency in Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Ohio State University. He enjoys cooking, […]

Please wish a warm welcome to our new Resident, Soleil Schutte!

Published: Jul 22nd, 2016

Soleil comes to us all the way from the Medical College of Nankai, China. Soleil has worked as a postdoctoral scholar and currently as an assistant project scientist in a […]

Welcome to Geoffrey Panjeton, new resident.

Published: Jul 21st, 2016

Geoffrey received both is undergrad and medical degrees here at UF. He has volunteered for multiple medical related organizations including providing First Aid for home Gator games, coordinating for the […]

Welcome to new resident Peter Nguyen.

Published: Jul 20th, 2016

Peter comes to us with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Toxicology from UC Berkley and a Medical Degree from University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He served in the […]

Please welcome our new resident, Isaac Luria!

Published: Jul 19th, 2016

Isaac comes to us with and undergraduate degree in Physics, a graduate degree in Engineering and Medical School all from UF. As a volunteer he was elected Co-President of the […]

Congratulations to the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies!

Published: Jul 18th, 2016

The Center/Program was  re-endorsed for the next 2 years by the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Simulation Education Network (SEN). Endorsed programs comprise of an elite group of centers which are committed to […]