July 2023 Faculty Educator of the Month: Svitlana Smolenchuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Please help us congratulate the July 2023 Faculty Educator of the Month, assistant professor of anesthesiology Svitlana Smolenchuk, M.D., Ph.D.!

Lana Smolenchuk

Dr. Smolenchuk was chosen because of the amazing educational experiences she’s provided for residents and fellows here in the department. Read on for some quotes from her nominations.

“I had a great experience with Dr. Smolenchuk on my GS-2 rotation. I enjoyed her perspective and experience that she brings from an outside program.  As an up-and-coming faculty she has a natural inclination to teaching. I had a paired CA-1 with me and I was impressed by her thoughtful and effective instruction for airways and induction. She provided an excellent level of autonomy and support and had me induce a patient with mild to moderate aortic stenosis. This was one of my first times performing an induction on a patient with such a pathology. She encouraged me to use my knowledge and prior experience to induce this challenging patient. I felt confident and supported from her instruction and successfully induced this patient with no fluctuation in heart rate or blood pressure. I felt her performance was exemplary and felt it warranted recognition.”

“Dr. Smolenchuk is a phenomenal educator both in and out of the OR. She went out of her way to intentionally teach the night before while discussing cases, in the OR, and between cases. She even prepared a lecture for CA-1s. She is a wonderful supporter of residents and their education and well-being, while providing exemplary clinical care. Working with her, I felt and saw myself grow as a physician.”

Congratulations, Dr. Smolenchuk!

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