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 of Anesthesiology. He has been with us since April as an OPS anesthesiologist and a fellow, and originally came to us from the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Torres earned his BA from the University of South Florida and his MD from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He completed a general surgery internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego before moving onto his anesthesia residency, with his last year as Chief Resident. In 2006, he earned a scholarship to spend three months in Italy on a transplant rotation, and he has won various other academic awards and honors. His research interests include goal-directed intraoperative fluid administration using Flotrac. Dr. Torres also takes a special interest in giving back to the community and has taken trips to Mexico and Honduras to provide medical care and develop health policy. We are excited to have such an accomplished doctor joining us, and we ask you to help us FULLY welcome him to the department and university!