We are pleased to announce that F. Kayser Enneking, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and orthopaedics and rehabilitation, has been named interim associate chair of research for the Department of Anesthesiology. She takes on the interim role as Bruce Spiess, M.D., FAHA, retires after six years.
Enneking, who has had a long and illustrious career at the University of Florida, is among the most highly regarded physician-researchers in the field of regional anesthesia. She joined UF in 1991 as an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. She has held several roles throughout her career, including medical director for the Florida Surgical Center, chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia, and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.
Enneking has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the T.W. Andersen Teaching Award and the Haven Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the 2021 recipient of the Gaston Labat Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), as well as the ASRA Distinguished Service Award. In 2020, she received the ASRA Trailblazer Award, which recognizes women in regional anesthesia and pain medicine for their achievements and contributions to the field. Enneking has also served on the ASRA Board of Directors.