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Welcome Dr. Renard Sessions

Published: August 12th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Renard Sessions, MD, MBA, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Sessions returns to the “Gator Nation” family on August 3, 2015 as an Associate Professor […]

George T. Harrell, MD Medical Education Building

Published: August 11th, 2015

We are excited about the opening of our brand new medical education facility for medical and physician assistant students along with the Anesthesiology Department Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning […]

Welcome Dr. Stephen Vose

Published: August 9th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Stephen Vose, MD, MS to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Vose has been a part of the “Gator Nation” family for some time now, first […]

Timothy W. Martin, MD, MBA

Welcome Dr. Timothy Martin!

Published: August 6th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Timothy Martin to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Martin joins us on August 3, 2015, as a Professor and Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology. He […]

Congratulations to Drs Morey, Sappenfield and Gravenstein!

Published: August 5th, 2015

The article “Joint Commission and Regulatory Fatigue/Weakness/Overabundance/Distraction: Clinical Context Matters” written by Timothy E. Morey, Joshua W. Sappenfield, Nikolaus Gravenstein, and Mark J. Rice  and published in Anesthesia & Analgesia. 121(2):394-396, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Arturo Torres!

Published: August 5th, 2015

On the publication of  “Unexpected Complete Heart Block and Anesthetic Implications”  in the August 2015 edition of A&A Case Reports.  To read the abstract click here!  

Dr. Sem Lampotang and the New George Harrell Medical Education Building in the news!

Published: August 4th, 2015

A Fox TV crew came to cover new George Harrell Medical Education Building for the College of Medicine and to film the facilities in use. Dr. Lampotang happened to be conducting hands-on […]

Many thanks for your participation!

Published: July 31st, 2015

Dr. Gijo Alex, Cherrie Print, Elizabeth Feally, Maryam Aminzadeh, and Dr. Albert Robinson for their participation in the 2015 Medical Career Day at the F.O.C.U.S.  Summer Program for 50 2nd – 12th […]

Open Position – Post Doctoral Associate

Published: July 27th, 2015

In Cellular Electrophysiology, Immunohistochemistry, and Behavioral Studies   July 27, 2015   We offer a two-year postdoctoral fellow position with the possibility of further extension to investigate the role of […]

Welcome Dr. Mohamed!

Published: July 20th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Basma Mohamed to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Mohamed joined us on July 1, 2015 as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from […]

Congratulations to our CA-2 class!

Published: July 17th, 2015

It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce our CA-2 class had a 100% pass rate on their ABA BASIC Examination.  Congratulations to all of our residents who completed this […]

Welcome Dr. Zayas-Bazan

Published: July 15th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Fernando Zayas-Bazan to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Bazan joins us on July 13, 2015 as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from […]

Partick Tighe, MD, MS

UF receives $2.5 million grant to study postsurgical pain

Published: July 14th, 2015

A team of UF Health researchers has received a $2.5 million federal grant to conduct a five-year study tracking information on post-surgical pain in hundreds of patients. Dr. Patrick Tighe, […]

Welcome Dr. Kiley!

Published: July 9th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sean Kiley, MD, back to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kiley returned to the “Gator Nation” on July 1, 2015 as an Assistant Professor. […]


Published: July 8th, 2015

To Drs. Fahy, Vasilopoulos, Enneking and Susan Ford, RN on their new publication in Anesthesia & Analgesia entitled “A single consent for serial anesthetics in burn surgery,” published in the July […]

Welcome Dr. Jack Hagan!

Published: July 6th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Jack Hagan, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hagan joined us on June 8, 2015 as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from […]

Congratulations to Drs. Tighe, and Boezaart!

Published: June 15th, 2015

On the publication of  “Teaching a Machine to Feel Postoperative Pain: Combining High-Dimensional Clinical Data with Machine Learning Algorithms to Forecast Acute Postoperative Pain,” published in the May issue of […]

Congratulations to our fellows at the SCA/ICCVA 2015 Conference!

Published: June 10th, 2015

We congratulate four of our very own cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows: Rob Covington, Jonathan Hadaway, Jason Drennan, and Daniel Hernandez for presenting their research projects at the SCA/ICCVA 2015 Conference.  The […]

Congratulations to Jenna Leclerc!

Published: June 8th, 2015

Jenna is a recipient of the the 2015 Bryan Robinson Neuroscience Endowment Grant in the amount of $1,500.00.  The award was presented to Ms. Leclerc for her work in the […]

We are proud to Congratulate our alumnus Commander Darian Rice, MD, PhD, USN

Published: June 5th, 2015

Dr. Rice was awarded a 2015 HERO OF MILITARY MEDICINE Award! The Heroes of Military Medicine (HMM) Awards honors outstanding contributions by individuals who have distinguished themselves through excellence and selfless […]

New Publication by Drs. Bihorac and Ozrazgat-Baslanti!

Published: June 5th, 2015

Congratulations on the publication “Successful implementation of a packed red blood cell and fresh frozen plasma transfusion protocol in the surgical intensive care unit.”  This article was published in the […]

Congratulations Drs. Smith, Janelle & Klodell!

Published: June 4th, 2015

On the publication of your newest article “Efficacy and Safety of Recombinant Factor VII as Rescue for Severe Perioperative Bleeding in HeartMate II Recipients,” in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery’s June 4, […]

New Faculty Publication!

Published: June 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Przkora, Vasilopoulos and Gravenstein on their recent publication in Pain Medicine. “Evaluation of the Head-Mounted Display for Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Simulated Regional Anesthesia,” was published […]


Published: June 2nd, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Tighe, Goldstein and Gravenstein on the publication of “The painful tweet: Text, sentiment, and community structure analysis of tweets pertaining to pain,” published in the Journal of […]

Full STEAM Ahead – Career Day was a Success!

Published: June 1st, 2015

Full Steam Ahead Career Day was brought to you by the Office for Diversity & Health Equity at UF’s College of Medicine and was a great Success! This event took place on […]

New Publication!

Published: June 1st, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Fahy, Vasilopoulos and Enneking on the publication of “A single consent for serial anesthetics in burn surgery,” published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, April 28, 2015. To see […]

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Congratulations to Julie Veal!

Published: May 30th, 2015

Julie has successfully completed “The National Board for Certification for Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Programs (TAGME)”  certification with added qualifications in Anesthesiology.  Julie is now Ms. Julianne Veal, […]

Another New Publication!

Published: May 27th, 2015

Drs. Cole and Gravenstein’s article “Leaving more then your fingerprint on the intravenous line: a prospective study of propofol anesthesia and implications of stopcock contamination,” was published in Anesthesia & Analgesia […]

Congratulations to Dr. Gravenstein!

Published: May 24th, 2015

On the publication of “Prophylactic perioperative antibiotic administration: is it time to infuse our practices with new approaches?“.  The article was published in Anesthesia & Analgesia’s April 2015 edition.  See full […]

Congratulations to Dr. Dore´and his Research Team!

Published: May 23rd, 2015

On another great publication.  “Prostaglandin E2 EP2 Receptor Deletion Attenuates Intracerebral Hemorrhage-Induced Brain Injury and Improves Functional Recovery,” has been published in the April 2015 print edition of ASN Neuro, […]

Full STEAM Ahead!

Published: May 22nd, 2015

Career Day at Stephen Foster Elementary School is brought to you by the Office for Diversity & Health Equity at UF’s College of Medicine. This event will take place on […]

Congratulations to Dr. Keidan!

Published: May 21st, 2015

On his publication in The Resuscitation Journal’s  April 24,  2015 issue. The abstract of “Safety of extravasated sodium bicarbonate” can be found here! Here is the full citation: Keidan I, […]

Brenda Fahy, MD

New guidelines aim to resolve conflicts in treating critically ill patients

Published: May 18th, 2015

We congratulate our very own faculty member and co-author of the guidelines, Dr. Brenda G. Fahy, for her contribution to this important work. New American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines discuss […]

Another new Publication!

Published: May 18th, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Dore´and his team Leclerc, Lampert, and Diller on the publication of “Genetic deletion of the PGE2 EP2 receptor improves anatomical and functional outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage,” in […]

Congratulations Drs. Fahy and White!

Published: May 16th, 2015

“Nutrition and metabolic support for critically ill patients,” was published in  Current Opinion in Anesthesiology’s  April 2015 issue!

Congratulations to Drs. Gabrielli & Robicsek!

Published: May 14th, 2015

On your publication of  Biomarkers improve clinical outcome predictors of mortality following non-penetrating severe traumatic brain injury, in  Neurocritcal Care.   You can download and read the full PDF here!

Gregory Janelle, MD, FASE

Recently published!

Published: May 12th, 2015

Congratualtions to Dr. Janell on his  recently published article in Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, entitled Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: from the femoral artery to the left ventricular apex – the spectrum […]

New Publication!

Published: May 11th, 2015

Dr. Boezaart has published a new article in Pain Medicine, Long-acting local anesthetic agents and additives: snake oil, voodoo, or the real deal?  Click on the link and get the full […]

Congratulations to this year’s 2015 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research!

Published: May 6th, 2015

This year’s 2015 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who actively participated in and supported this event. We were pleased to […]

Congratulations Dr. Dore´

Published: May 6th, 2015

On your recent publication in Neurotoxicology, “Neuroprotective role of prostaglandin PGE2 EP2 receptor in hemin-mediated toxicity.”    

Congratulations Dr. Keidan!

Published: May 5th, 2015

Congratulations on your recent publication “Electroencephalography for children with autistic spectrum disorder: a sedation protocol,” published in the February 2015 edition of Pediatric Anesthesiology To read the full article click […]

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s GAARRC Conference!

Published: May 5th, 2015

The Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Resident’s Research Conference (GAARRC) took place on May 1-3, 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Intercontinental San Juan Resort. GAARRC is an annual meeting […]

Dr. Martynyuk visits China

Published: April 28th, 2015

Dr. Martynyuk was invited to present at 2015 Congress of the Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists, in Fuzhou, Fujian Province as well as give a lecture at the Department of Anesthesiology, […]

Congratulations to our new Chief Residents!

Published: April 21st, 2015

Lee Audd, MD,Christina Sarrica, DO, and Nick Cummings, MD were selected as the our New Chief Residents for Anesthesiology.  To be selected residents must  demonstrate leadership ability, good academic standing, […]

Faculty in the News!

Published: April 14th, 2015

Dr. Jeffery White and his research team are mentioned (and Dr. White is pictured) in an artcle in called “Insufflating Gas pressure Can Exceed Margins of Safety” To read […]

Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD

Congratulations on your FEO Award!

Published: April 11th, 2015

Dr. Nikolaus Gravenstein has been awarded a Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award to fund his project to be run September 2015. The newly funded grant will provide funding for the Harvard Center […]

Save the Date!

Published: April 10th, 2015

5th Annual Preoperative Golf Tournament! Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:00 Am Shotgun Scramble at the University of Florida Golf Course   $75 per person $300 per team $10 Mulligan Proceeds […]

UF ranks 9th among public universities, and UF Health 25th in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015”

Published: April 9th, 2015

The April 13 edition of Forbes magazine will include its annual listing of “America’s Best Employers” — and the University of Florida and UF Health made the national honor roll! […]

Congratulations on your new publication!

Published: March 27th, 2015

Drs.  John Dortch, Tezcan Ozrazgat Baslanti, Daniel R. Layon, Alina Roche, Alison Rioux, Brenda Fahy, and Azra Bihorac on the recent publication of “Insurance status is associated with treatment allocation and outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage published in […]

Congratulations to all our new residents!

Published: March 27th, 2015

We look forward to meeting and working with our new Anesthesiology residents for the 2015/2016 Academic year. The National Resident Matching Program® announced the results of what has turned out to be […]

Congratulations to Dr. Azra Bihorac on your recent publication!

Published: March 25th, 2015

“Advanced age is associated with worsened outcomes and a unique genomic response in severely injured patients with hemorrhagic shock,” was e-published in the March 2015 issue of Critical Care.   Al […]

Congratulations to Dr. Tighe on his latest award from AAPM

Published: March 22nd, 2015

The American Academy of Pain Medicine’s (AAPM) awards Dr. Patrick Tighe with a Presidential Commendation, for leading the Academy’s work in Acute Pain medicine through the establishment of the Acute Pain Medicine […]

Congratulations to Joyce Myers!

Published: March 20th, 2015

We are please to announce that Joyce Myers, our  Research office Coordinator is a recipient of this year’s Superior Accomplishment Award The University of Florida 2014-2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards program […]

Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Sappenfield!

Published: March 20th, 2015

On the publication of his Letter to the Editor from faculty in the March 2015 issue of Anesthesiology and Analgesia   Meeting Regulatory Standards While Preparing for Emergency Surgeries.

Congratulations to Drs. Gabrielli and Robicsek!

Published: March 19th, 2015

On their Journal article, “Lateral Ventricle Volume Asymmetry Predicts Midline Shift in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury” published in the March 9th edition of the Journal of Neurotrauma Click here for […]

Congratulations to Drs. Le-Wendling and Boezaart!

Published: March 18th, 2015

On the publication of  Stellate ganglion local anesthetic blockage and neurolysis for the treatment of refractory ventricular fibrillation, in the March issue of A&A Case Reports Click here to read the […]

Welcome to Dr. Zasimovich!

Published: March 17th, 2015

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Yury Zasimovich, currently an acute pain medicine fellow, to the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015! Dr. Zasimovich completed […]

Congratulations to Dr. Cassara!

Published: March 17th, 2015

Congratulations to our Critical Care Fellow Dr. Cassara and Drs. Kiley and Fahy on their article “Lung Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit,” Published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic Vascular […]

Come join us for the 5th Annual Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day!

Published: March 16th, 2015

The Department of Anesthesiology invites you to the 2015 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day! Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm The Founder’s Gallery   The Faculty of […]

Congratulations on to Dr. Terrie Vasilopoulos!

Published: March 14th, 2015

For the publication of “Individual differences in cognitive ability at age 20 predict pulmonary function 35 years later,” in the March 2015 issue of Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health For the […]

Congratulations to Drs. Doré and Ahmad on their book chapter!

Published: March 13th, 2015

Chapter 10 of Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects titled “Cytoprotective Role of Prostaglandin D2 DP1 Receptor against Neuronal Injury Following Acute Excitotoxicity and Cerebral Ischemia” published February 2015.

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Congratulations on your publication!

Published: March 12th, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Fahy, Vasilopoulos, and Ozrazgat-Baslanti on the publication of “Podcast Model for Medical Student Electroencephalogram Instruction” in the Medical Science Educator February 2015 edition. To read the abstract click […]

Dr. Nawar Nazar Yousif Al-Rawas

Congratulations on your new Patent!

Published: March 12th, 2015

Congratulations to Inventors Drs. Nawar Nazar Yousif Al-Rawas (Resident), Andrea Gabrielli, Neil Euliano, and Michael Banner on the patent issuance of your technology “System and Method for Assessing Real Time Pulmonary Mechanics” […]

Will you be at IARS 2015 Annual Meeting in Hawaii?

Published: March 11th, 2015

Come see Dr. Fahy’s Poster Presentation PRIOR PODCAST EXPERIENCE MODERATES EFFICACY OF ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY Monday Mar 23, 2015 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM The final category placement for this title is […]

UF Health Shands Hospital designated as “Baby-Friendly”

Published: March 11th, 2015

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues whose dedication to our mother and infant patients has resulted in the prestigious “Baby-Friendly” designation for UF Health Shands Hospital.   UF Health […]

Congratulations to Drs. Fahy and Radhakrishnan!

Published: March 10th, 2015

On their successful presentation of Perioperative Glucose Management Meeting Description: Please join us for our next PSH Collaborative webinar, which will focus on perioperative glucose management. Drs. Brenda Fahy and […]

Congratulations to Dr. Adam Wendling!

Published: March 10th, 2015

On his procurement of an Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Grant! The FEO Task Force encourages applications for creative and flexible faculty development activities, including, but not limited to: educational experiences/conferences, work […]

Attending the IARS Annual Meeting in Hawaii?

Attending the IARS Annual Meeting in Hawaii?

Published: March 10th, 2015

Remember to Stop by and see Dr. Sorin Brull and Dr. Mark Rice in a Panel Discussion “Three Myths of Anesthesia Patient Safety”

Congratulation to Dr. Tighe on his NIGMS Grant Award!

Published: March 9th, 2015

Congratulation to Dr. Tighe on his newly awarded grant by NIGMS.  The project,  “Finding Good TEMporal PostOperative pain Signatures (TEMPOS)”, examines how postoperative pain scores change with respect to time, […]

Please Welcome Dr. David Corda!

Published: March 9th, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Dr. David Corda to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Corda joins us on April 1, 2015 as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from […]

Brenda Fahy, MD

If you are attending IARS 2015 Annual Meeting…

Published: March 9th, 2015

Stop in and see Dr. Fahy as a Panelist Focus on Critical Care at the IARS 2015 Annual Meeting Saturday, March 21 PANEL SESSIONS 10:30 am – 12:00 pm COORDINATING […]

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Tighe and Dr. Linda Le-Wendling!

Published: March 3rd, 2015

For their publication “Clinically derived early postoperative pain trajectories differ by age, sex, and type of surgery: published in Pain, The Journal for the International Association for the Study of […]

Congratulations to Drs. Morey, Rice & Gravenstein!

Published: March 2nd, 2015

On the publication of their article “What is a reference standard?” published in Anesthesia & Anaglesia in January 2015.

Congratulations On your Publication!

Published: March 1st, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Doré, Rastogi , and Santiago-Moreno on the publication of “Ginseng: a promising neuroprotective strategy in stroke,” published in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience in the January 2015 edition. […]

Congratulations Dr. Sylvain Doré!

Published: February 26th, 2015

Dr. Doré was named as a Fellow  of the American Heart Association (FAHA) on February 11th  at the International Stroke Conference 2015 in Nashville, TN. The election and designation as a […]

Congratulations on your latest publication!

Published: February 26th, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Ettore Crimi, Peggy White, Deepinder Mann and Brenda G. Fahy on the publication of “Nutrition and metabolic support for critically ill patients” which was published in Current […]

Congratulations to our Department’s Customer Key Service Award Winners!

Published: February 23rd, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Kiki Nin and Lateef Opabola on their Customer Service Key Awards presented to them at a special luncheon on February 20th.

Congratulations to our Department’s Customer Service Award Winners!

Published: February 22nd, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Joshua Sappenfield, Edward Delorey, and Todd Everett Jones. They have each won an Outstanding Customer Service Award. The awards were presented at a luncheon on February 20th. […]

Congratulations to Andrew Lampert & Matthew Wright!

Published: February 13th, 2015

We are please to announce the winners from the Department of Anesthesiology of the Celebration of Research poster presentations for 2015 These posters were presented on February 9, 2015 at […]

Congratulations to Dr. Ilan Keidan!

Published: February 10th, 2015

  On his publication of “A simple diagnostic test to confirm correct placement of intravenous catheters before chemotherapy” published in the Journal of Vascular Access on January 23, 2015 The […]

LaborView gets FDA approval! Congratulations Dr. Euliano!

Published: February 10th, 2015

After 15 years of studies on Labor and Delivery, the labor monitoring device developed by Tammy Euliano, her husband, Neil, and his engineering team has achieved FDA clearance. The device, […]

The 5th Annual Hands-On Symposium was a great Success!

Published: February 9th, 2015

5th Annual Hands-On Symposium The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Took place on February 7th at the McKnight Brain Institute Go to our facebook page to […]

Congratulations on a great Surgical Safety Initiative Meeting!

Published: February 5th, 2015

The Surgical Safety Initiative (SSI) meeting occurs approximately every 6 months.  All surgical locations are closed during the meeting and all Operating Rooms start late that morning.  Attendance is mandatory […]

Congratulations to Dr. Bihorac!

Published: February 5th, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Bihorac on her publication, “Tissue Inhibitor Metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2)⋅IGF-Binding Protein-7 (IGFBP7) Levels Are Associated with Adverse Long-Term Outcomes in Patients with AKI.,” in the Journal of the American […]

Congratulations to Drs. Mallek, Rice and Euliano!

Published: February 5th, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Mallek, Resident Fellow, Drs. Rice and Euliano for their publication in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cases – Reviews published in the December 2014 issue. To read the […]

Ground broke for the new UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the Neuromedicine Hospital!

Published: February 4th, 2015

University of Florida Health broke ground this week for the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, a $415 million project that will give rise […]

Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Sappenfield!

Published: February 4th, 2015

Dr. Sappenfield has been selected as a 2015 UFHealth Shands Physician Customer Service Award winner, based on a nomination from one of his patients. Well over 100 nominations were received and Dr. […]

Dr. Timothy Morey Appointed Anesthesiology Chair

Published: January 30th, 2015

After an extensive national search, Timothy E. Morey, M.D., has been appointed chair of the anesthesiology department at the University of Florida College of Medicine.   “We were fortunate to […]

Please join us for the 4th annual Gator RAP Hands-On Workshop in Acute & Chronic Pain Medicine

Published: January 30th, 2015

The University of is pleased to announce the 4th annual Gator RAP Hands-On Workshop in Acute & Chronic Pain Medicine. The workshop will be offered at the University of Florida College […]

Congratulations to Drs. Seubert, Martynyuk & Graventstein!

Published: January 28th, 2015

On their article published in Anesthesia & Analgesia: February 2015 – Volume 120 – Issue 2 – p 433–439 Propofol-Induced Electroencephalographic Seizures in Neonatal Rats: The Role of Corticosteroids and γ-Aminobutyric […]

Congratulations to the Anesthesiology Residency Program!

Published: January 21st, 2015

Named #2 by Doximity/US News and World Report Rankings of Top Anesthesiology Residencies of the South!

Congratulations to the Recipients of this year’s Faculty Teaching Awards!

Published: January 20th, 2015

The Faculty Teaching Award Recognizes faculty for outstanding performance in teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, post-docs and mentorship of other faculty; the quality of which is assessed […]

Obstetric Crisis Simulation

Take a look inside the Obstetric Crisis Drill

Published: January 19th, 2015

For over a year and a half now we have been performing the Obstetric Crisis drill with all labor and Delivery RNs, Obstetric residents and faculty and a number of anesthesiology […]

UF developing simulators to help doctors treat battlefield injuries

Published: January 16th, 2015

By Christopher Curry Staff writer – Gainesville Sun Photo by Erica Brough In a classroom deep within UF Health Shands Hospital, Samsun Lampotang waves a handheld device that looks like a […]

5th Annual Hands-On Symposium of The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices

Published: January 16th, 2015

Please join us on Saturday, February 7, 2015 for the   5th Annual Hands-On Symposium of The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices At The University of Florida McKnight […]

Genetic Predictor of Serious Brain Stroke Complications Discovered

Published: January 14th, 2015

University of Florida Health researchers have found a possible predictor for little understood — but often disabling or even fatal — stroke complications. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings […]

Congratulations Dr. Sylvain Doré!

Published: January 13th, 2015

On his publication in The Journal of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “Haptoglobin phenotype predicts the development of focal and global cerebral vasospasm and may influence outcomes after […]

Congratulations to Drs. Smith, Robinson & Janalle on your article in Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology!

Published: January 9th, 2015

Expanding role of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in the general anesthesia practice and residency training in the USA Smith, W. Brit; Robinson, Albert R. III; Janelle, Gregory M. Abstract Purpose of […]

Congratulations Dr. Bihorac!

Published: January 9th, 2015

Dr. Bihorac recently published an article “Acute kidney injury in 2014: A step towards understanding mechanisms of renal repair” in Nature Reviews Nephrology’s online edition of January 6, 2015. To […]

Congratulations to Drs. Morey, Rice and Gravenstein on your Editorial in Anesthesia & Analgesia!

Published: January 8th, 2015

What Is a Reference Standard? Morey, Timothy E. MD; Rice, Mark J. MD; Gravenstein, Nikolaus MD has been published in Anesthesia & Analgesia! January 2015 – Volume 120 – Issue […]

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2015!

Published: December 30th, 2014

UF and the Anesthesiology Administrative Office  will reopen from the Holiday break on January 5th.

Happy Holidays!

Published: December 25th, 2014

Wishing you a happy holiday season and bright New Year!


Published: December 22nd, 2014

To UF’s Department of Anesthesiology – overall you’ve ranked as one of the Nation’s top Schools for the most funding received from the NIH for Medical Research!  The department was rated 26 […]

Holiday Closing!

Published: December 22nd, 2014

The Department of Anesthesiology’s Administrative Office will be closed from December 25 thru January 1. The University will be closed for the holiday period of Dec. 25, 2013, through Jan. […]

Congratulations to Jenna Leclerc!

Published: December 17th, 2014

Jenna Leclerc, a M.D.-Ph.D student, has been awarded a Junior Investigator Travel Grant to the International Stroke Conference 2015 in Nashville, TN. She will present her abstract titled “Genetic Deletion of […]

Congratulations to Dr. Sylvain Doré!

Published: December 16th, 2014

Dr. Doré has been awarded a grant in the amount of $225,000 from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program to fund his grant titled “Therapeutic potential of PGE2 EP1 […]

Congratulations Drs. Arrant and Rabai!

Published: December 16th, 2014

On your recognition by the American Board of Anesthesiology for your outstanding performance on the ABA Basic Examination.   Both doctors scored in the top 10% of all candidates nationwide […]

The FSA Florida Reception at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2014

Published: October 6th, 2014

The Florida Society of Anesthesiologists requests the pleasure of your company at The FSA Florida Reception to be held at The ANESTHESIOLOGY 2014 Annual Meeting   7:00 to 8:30 p.m. […]

Michael Arnold, DO

Welcome Back, Dr. Michael Arnold!

Published: September 26th, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Michael Arnold back to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Arnold joined us on Monday, August 25th as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Arnold did most […]

Welcome, Dr. Algarra!

Welcome, Dr. Algarra!

Published: September 26th, 2014

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Nicolas Algarra, who joined us on Monday, July 21st as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Algarra earned his BS […]

Welcome, Dr. Gijo Alex!

Published: September 25th, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gijo Alex to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Alex joined us on September 1st as an Assistant Professor. He began his education in Miami, […]

Welcome, Dr. Olga “Kiki” Nin!

Published: September 25th, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Olga (Kiki) Nin to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Nin became an Assistant Professor on September 1st. We all actually know Kiki very well, […]

Resident Selected as Abstract Finalist for an International Society Meeting…

Published: July 10th, 2014

Meghan Brennan, MD, MS is a PGY-2 resident in our anesthesiology program and was selected as a Resident Abstract Awards Finalist for the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2014 Annual […]

Welcome, Dr. Jessica Quinlan!

Published: July 9th, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jessica Quinlan to the Department of Anesthesiology. She began on July 2nd and will be working as OPS faculty. Dr. Quinlan comes to the […]

Congratulations to our Senior Resident, Dr. Sudweeks!

Published: July 9th, 2014

At the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting for 2014, Dr. Sudweeks was awarded the First Place FSA Poster Discussion Award for delivering an excellent presentation.

IARS 2014 “Best of Category” Abstract for Pain Medicine Category

Published: May 17th, 2014

Matt Bzdega, MD, is a CA-1 resident in the Anesthesiology Residency Program who teamed up with his faculty advisor, Patrick Tighe, MD, MS, to submit an abstract on “Markov Chain […]

Congrats to Peter Cai – Lawrence M. Goodman Research Award 2014 Recipient

Published: May 17th, 2014

Peter Cai is a medical student at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he is also a member of Dr. Doré’s research lab. Peter was recently awarded the […]

Passing of a Phenomenal, Resident Alumnus

Published: May 11th, 2014

“Brad Brian, was taken unexpectedly from this life in an airplane accident on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Brad had dreamed of becoming a pilot and flying nearly his entire life, and with the encouragement of his wife, was finally living his dream…He was a devoted husband and father…and a true friend to many…”

2014 Superior Accomplishment Award Recipient

Published: May 11th, 2014

Katye Avery was recognized for her continuous hard work and innovative ability to provide efficient administrative support for the Department of Anesthesiology. To be recognized for this award by one’s […]

Welcome, Dr. Terrie Vasilopoulos!

Published: May 11th, 2014

Please join us in welcoming Terrie Vasilopoulos, PhD, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Vasilopoulos comes to us as an Assistant Professor of Statistics beginning Monday, May 12, 2014. She […]

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” : An Interview with Dr. Graves

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” : An Interview with Dr. Graves

Published: April 21st, 2014

Shirley Graves M.D., D.Sc. (honorary) (1936), Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Florida, was one of the most influential women in medicine in the 1960 and 1970s, a time when the medical profession was overwhelmingly male-dominated.

Dr. Bihorac and UF Health Researchers Validate Early Predictor of Lethal Kidney Condition

Published: April 21st, 2014

Researchers have found a way to identify critically ill patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury — a potentially fatal and often asymptomatic condition.

Researchers Address – “Where Does Pain Live?”

Published: April 7th, 2014

Patients rate pain care differently depending on locale, UF researchers find. The findings could lead to system-level changes in patient care based on regional differences, said Dr. Patrick Tighe, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and the study’s first author.


Published: April 5th, 2014

BOOKS, CONTRIBUTOR OF A CHAPTER Adams MCB, Tighe PJ, Hurley RW. Management of pain in the hospitalized patient, in McKean S, Ross J, Dressler D, Brotman D, Ginsberg J (eds): […]

Simulation Center endorsed to deliver MOCA Simulations by the ASA

Published: March 31st, 2014

Our simulation center, the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) is endorsed to deliver Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) simulation sessions by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

First Beacon Award for Post Anesthesia Care Unit!

Published: February 1st, 2014

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Shands at UF Health has been awarded a Bronze level Beacon Award. This accomplishment represents one of many significant milestones on the journey to optimal outcomes and exceptional patient care.

UF Anesthesiology Ranked in Top 50 for NIH Research Funding!

Published: February 1st, 2014

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has ranked the University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology as #27 in the country among all anesthesiology departments for NIH research funding in 2013. […]

NEW UF Pain Medicine Fellows for 2014

Published: January 13th, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that in the inaugural year of the Pain Medicine Fellowship NRMP match, the UF pain fellowship filled and we couldn’t be happier with our […]

Welcome Back, Dr. Sandra Gonzalez!

Published: January 13th, 2014

Please join us in welcoming (back) Sandra Gonzalez, MD to the Anesthesiology faculty as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Gonzalez comes to us from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she […]

Dr. Hurley Speaks on Lack of Research in Pain Medicine…

Published: January 13th, 2014

“The positive thing is that we are trying to do something about it,” said Robert W. Hurley, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of anesthesiology in the UF College of Medicine […]

Devoted Staff Member Retires after 30 Years of Service

Published: January 13th, 2014

A little over 30 years ago, Myrtle Williams joined the Department of Anesthesiology as a Clerk Typist, working in the original M542 Research Lab, along with Bruce Ruiz, Joy Kuck, […]

Welcome Back, Dr. Peters!

Published: November 19th, 2013

Please join us in welcoming back Dr. Carl Peters to Gainesville.  Dr. Peters recently returned from military deployment where he served in support of combat operations at the Multinational Medical […]

Graduate Student Project Managers

Published: November 19th, 2013

Please join us in welcoming Frank Sortino and Brian Orta to the department.  Frank and Brian are first year MHA candidates in the College of Public Health and Health Professions […]

NEW OR Electrical Safety Simulation

Published: September 9th, 2013

This simulation was created at the request of Mark Rice, MD, for a maintenance of certification in anesthesiology (MOCA)-approved panel at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2013 annual meeting on […]

Sue Ford wins the Superior Accomplishment Award

Superior Accomplishment Award Winner – Sue Ford, RN

Published: July 20th, 2013

Congratulations, is in order to our very own Mrs. Sue Ford for her dedicated service to the Department of Anesthesiology and being awarded the Health Science Center Division winner for the […]

Past, Present and Future of the Department

Past, Present and Future of the Department

Published: July 13th, 2013

Throughout the course of this year, the department has been in the process of moving forward in a new direction while continuing its legacy of quality patient care, research, and […]

Graduating Class of 2013

Published: June 15th, 2013

Happy Holidays

Published: December 19th, 2012

Dr. Mahla receives SNACC Teacher of the Year Award

Published: October 22nd, 2012

The Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care celebrated it’s 40th anniversary this past week right before the ASA meeting. Every year the Society recognizes one of it’s members […]

Gators at ASA 2012

Gators at ASA 2012

Published: October 16th, 2012

The American Society of Anesthesiologist hosts an annual meeting, where anesthesiologists from around the world come together to educate, be educated, discuss current healthcare issues, and give insight to new, […]

Lifebox Website

Lifebox Website

Published: August 24th, 2012

We have just launched our new website ( dedicated for the Lifebox Project to provide information and updates. Also, it is to provide instruction and awareness to those who helping […]

Darian Rice, MD, PhD, performing open heart surgery in Belize

Resident Alumnus Performs First Open Heart Surgery

Published: July 25th, 2012

Darian Rice, MD, PhD was a past chief resident with our program, and currently serves for the US Navy as Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Residency Program Director at the […]

Congratulations to Titi!

Congratulations to Titi!

Published: March 29th, 2012

Our own Titi Aina has been selected for a 2012-2013 HVO-SEA Traveling Fellowship Award! She is one of nine selected by Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) and the Society for Education […]

Resident Alumni Serving in the Air Force

Resident Alumni Serving in the Air Force

Published: December 20th, 2011

Major Martin Harssema of the United States Air Force (USAF), graduated the Anesthesiology residency program in 2009 at the University of Florida. He is now the Director of a Critical […]

Carl Peters MD in Kandahar Trauma Bay

Carl Peters MD in Kandahar Trauma Bay

Published: October 27th, 2011

Way to Go Dr. Peters

Way to Go Dr. Peters

Published: October 20th, 2011

Post Card from Dr Peters

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology

Published: August 30th, 2011

Shands at UF features four clinical “Centers of Excellence,” including: Cancer, Cardiovascular medicine, Neurological services, and Transplantation. The Department is composed of 66 clinical faculty, seven research faculty, 75 residents, 12 […]

UF Anesthesia in China

UF Anesthesia in China

Published: August 30th, 2011

Under the direction of Dr. Gang Zheng, clinical assistant professor of Anesthesiology, Gigi Geiger, DO, a current CA-3 resident along with staff from other American Anesthesiology Training  programs traveled to […]