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Jayme Looper, MD

Jayme Looper, MD, Elected Alternate Delegate to AMA

Published: Oct 23rd, 2018

Second-year resident, Jayme Looper, MD, was elected alternate delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) resident and fellow section. Members of the AMA House of Delegates serve as an important communications, […]

Dr. Brenda Fahy

Brenda Fahy, MD, Fourth Female ABA President

Published: Oct 10th, 2018

Brenda Fahy, MD, remembers exactly where she was when she received one of the most important phone calls of her life. “I was standing on the beach,” she said. “I […]

Celebrate National PA Week

Celebrating National PA Week!

Published: Oct 8th, 2018

UF Department of Anesthesiology is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Physician Assistants during National PA Week. Our PA’s provide watchful, safe, and high-quality care to […]

Melissa Burger, MD

Assistant Professor Joins the Department

Published: Oct 3rd, 2018

Melissa Burger, MD, joined us on October 1, 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the divisions of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. She recently completed her Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical […]

Drs. Berkow, Urdaneta and Gunst at the SAM meeting

SAM Honors Members of the Department

Published: Sep 28th, 2018

At the last Society for Airway Management Meeting, Lauren Berkow, MD, FASA, was elected President and Felipe Urdaneta, MD, was elected President-Elect. On top of being elected President-Elect, Dr. Urdaneta […]

Arvin Trippensee, DO

Arvin Trippensee, DO, Granted FASA Designation

Published: Sep 26th, 2018

Dr. Arvin Trippensee has been designated Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). FASA is the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) highest acknowledgement and recognizes years of dedication to exceptional […]

Drs. Algarra, Smith, and Zhu

Drs. Algarra, Smith, and Zhu Receive IHAF 2018 Education Awards

Published: Sep 24th, 2018

Assistant Professors of Anesthesiology, Nelson Algarra, MD, Cameron Smith, MD, PhD, and Jiepei Zhu, MD, PhD, received IHAF 2018 Education Awards from the I. Heermann Anesthesia Foundation (IHAF). The purpose […]

Dr. Lampotang demonstrating a simulator

Samsun Lampotang, PhD, Named to the SSH Academy Class of 2019 Fellows

Published: Sep 19th, 2018

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy announced today that Professor of Anesthesiology and Director for the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies, Dr. Samsun Lampotang, was named […]

Pulse Point App

Smartphone App Empowers Citizens to Help in Case of Cardiac Emergency

Published: Sep 17th, 2018

Earlier this month, UF Health announced the launch of a potentially life-saving smartphone app throughout Alachua County. PulsePoint Respond alerts users when a cardiac emergency occurs near them, giving citizens […]

Lauren Berkow, MD

Lauren Berkow, MD, Granted FASA Designation

Published: Sep 13th, 2018

Dr. Lauren Berkow has been designated Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). FASA is the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) highest acknowledgement and recognizes years of dedication to exceptional […]

Everett Jones, MD

Assistant Professor Joins the Department

Published: Sep 11th, 2018

Everett Jones, MD, joined us on September 1, 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He comes to us from our own Department of Anesthesiology, where […]

Michael Franklin, DO

Assistant Professor Joins the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Published: Sep 6th, 2018

Michael Franklin, DO, joined us on September 1, 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He comes to us from our own Department of Anesthesiology, where […]

Judith Wishin and Amy Gunnett

Research Professionals Honored for Earning & Maintaining Certifications

Published: Sep 5th, 2018

More than 60 clinical research professionals from UF who have earned specialty certifications in the field of research from national and worldwide associations were honored recently at a reception hosted […]

GAARRC save the date 2019

Save the Date for GAARRC

Published: Aug 30th, 2018

In 2019, the 45th Annual Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Resident’s Research Conference will be hosted by the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology. Join us for the conference on […]

Bruce Spiess, MD, FAHA

Bruce Spiess, MD, FAHA, Elected to SABM Board

Published: Aug 27th, 2018

Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Bruce Spiess was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM). SABM promotes education and training to achieve change […]

Dr. Lampotang instructing on a simulator

Samsun Lampotang, PhD, Talks to TV20 News for Tech Tuesday

Published: Aug 23rd, 2018

Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Samsun Lampotang sat down with reporter Olana Osborn for TV20 News’ Tech Tuesday feature to discuss the medical simulators at the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning […]

Meghan Brennan, MD

New Faculty Member Joins the Department

Published: Aug 21st, 2018

Meghan Brennan, MD, joined us on August 15, 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the divisions of Critical Care Medicine and Liver & Transplant Anesthesia. Dr. Brennan comes to us […]

Christopher Edwards, MD

New Faculty Joins the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Christopher Edwards, MD, joined us on August 13, 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. He comes to us from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he completed […]

Dr. Hatem Al-Takrouri

New Professor Joins Our Pediatric Anesthesiology Division

Published: Aug 1st, 2018

Dr. Hatem Al-Takrouri joined us in August of 2018, as an Associate Professor in the pediatrics division. He comes to us from Tawam Hospital in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, where […]

CSSALT Mentors High School Students

Published: Jul 27th, 2018

The CSSALT Lab recently mentored two high school students from the Student Science Training Program (SSTP) for a six-week summer program. This is CSSALT’s second year hosting students in the lab. The […]

Congenital Heart Faculty

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Ranked No. 1 for Congenital Heart Surgery

Published: Jul 24th, 2018

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 in North America for congenital heart surgery survivals among medium- to high-volume centers in a recent report by the Society of Thoracic […]

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New Pediatric Fellowship Program Offered

Published: Jul 20th, 2018

The Department of Anesthesiology’s new Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship will be offered for the first time this year, with its first fellow joining the department in July. As the department’s fourth […]

Springhill Pain Clinic

New Facility To Open at UF Health Springhill

Published: Jul 18th, 2018

UF Health Springhill will be opening their newest multispecialty facility located in Northwest Gainesville, off of NW 39th Avenue. The new four-story, 72,000 square-foot building will house multiple practices and […]

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2018 Fellows Begin Their Training

Published: Jul 10th, 2018

Welcome to all of the incoming fellows! Acute & Perioperative Pain Medicine Brandon Beck, MD Dr. Beck completed medical school at the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in […]

Matt Hernandez, DO

New Faculty Member Joins Our Critical Care Division

Published: Jul 9th, 2018

Matthew Hernandez, DO, joined us in July of 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the division of Critical Care Medicine. He comes to us from our own Department of Anesthesiology, […]

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New Residents Join Us in 2018

Published: Jul 5th, 2018

The new academic year brings a new group of residents. Welcome to the anesthesiology team! First-Year Residents (PGY-1/Interns) Joseph Aburahma, MD Andrew Bennett, MD Peter Billas, MD Holden Brown, MD […]

New Faculty Join the Department

Published: Jul 3rd, 2018

We are pleased to announce Drs. Andrew McNeil, Juan Mora, and Arvin Trippensee joined our department this week. Welcome, Doctors! Andrew McNeil, DO, joined us on July 2, 2018, as […]

PeCan staff award winners

MBI Director Honors Presurgical Anesthesia Center Staff

Published: Jun 27th, 2018

McKnight Brain Institute director Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., recognized UF Health Presurgical Anesthesia Center staff for their focus on brain health prior to surgery and for building the Perioperative Cognitive and […]

Residents & Faculty Recognized at 2018 Graduation

Published: Jun 26th, 2018

The 2018 Department of Anesthesiology graduation was held on Saturday, June 23rd. Congratulations to the 22 residents and 19 fellows who completed their training this year! On top of honoring the […]

Drs. Ahmad, Berkow, Ramani and White

2018 Faculty Promotions

Published: Jun 25th, 2018

Congratulations to Abdullah Ahmad, PhD, Lauren Berkow, MD, Ramachandran Ramani, MD, and Peggy White, MD, for receiving promotions effective July 1st, 2018! Dr. Ahmad moves from Research Assistant Professor to […]

Anthony Cometa, MD, presenting at FSA

Achieving Recognition at FSA 2018

Published: Jun 15th, 2018

Last weekend the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists held their annual meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. 50 abstracts were chosen to be displayed as posters during the conference […]

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New Program Assesses Brain Functions of Patients Before Surgery

Published: Jun 7th, 2018

The latest issue of The POST, UF Health’s monthly news magazine, features Catherine Price, PhD, and Patrick Tighe, MD, and describes their efforts to open the PeCAN clinic. The PeCAN […]

Scott Sumner and Dr. Morey celebrating CAA week

Happy CAA Week

Published: Jun 5th, 2018

Celebrate your CAAs June 4th – 8th The UF Department of Anesthesiology is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Certified Anesthesiology Assistants (CAAs) during National CAA […]

Alberto Bursian, MD

Alberto Bursian, MD, Nominated to Hospital-Wide Committee

Published: Jun 1st, 2018

Second-year resident Alberto Bursian, MD, has been nominated by his peers to represent the anesthesia housestaff on the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). Dr. Bursian will serve on the committee […]

Dr. Fritz-Gerald Charles receives 2018 JS Gravenstein award

Fritz-Gerald Charles Presented 2018 JS Gravenstein Award

Published: May 23rd, 2018

Fritz-Gerald Charles is the recipient of the 2018 JS Gravenstein Award. This award is presented each year to an outstanding University of Florida College of Medicine graduate who intends to […]

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New Resident Committees Announced

Published: May 14th, 2018

Four new resident committees have been created. These committees will play an active role in their respective areas to improve our residency experience. Congratulations to all those selected to chair […]

Lauren Berkow, MD, accepting the environmental excellence award

UF Health Shands Earns Environmental Excellence Award

Published: May 11th, 2018

UF Health Shands Hospital has earned a 2018 Greening the OR Recognition Award for in recognition of standard-setting innovation and environmental stewardship. The award was given by Practice Greenhealth, an organization dedicated […]

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Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Grows

Published: May 7th, 2018

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the increase of Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellows from 4 positions to 6. This increase makes our Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship the largest […]

Anesthesiology Residents at GAARRC 2018

Residents Receive Accolades at GAARRC

Published: May 2nd, 2018

Eleven residents traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi, accompanied by Assistant Professors of Anesthesiology Sean Kiley, MD, and Sonia Mehta, MD, to compete in the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Resident Research Conference (GAARRC). […]

Residents Provide Relief in Ecuador

Published: Apr 30th, 2018

A team of residents accompanied by Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Nick Algarra, MD, traveled to Porto Viejo, Ecuador, to assist the La Vida Medical Center. Dr. Algarra and residents Leon […]

Sam Lo Palo

In Memoriam: Salvatore “Sam” Lo Palo, CRNA

Published: Apr 27th, 2018

Robert R. Kirby, MD, Professor Emeritus, and his wife, Margaret “Margie” Kirby have written in to let us here at UF Anesthesiology know of the passing of Salvatore “Sam” Lo […]

Jenny Barghout Receives 2018 Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award

Published: Apr 26th, 2018

Congratulations to Jenny Barghout for being selected by the Leadership Team as the winner of the Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award! All of the nominees are incredibly worthy and consistently excel […]

Celebrating Administrative Professionals’ Day

Published: Apr 25th, 2018

Thank you to all our administrative professionals for your hard work, tireless effort, and every day enthusiasm.

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Resident’s Paper Published in the Journal of Surgical Research

Published: Apr 20th, 2018

Third-year resident, Kevin Olsen, MD, was first author on a paper published in the Journal of Surgical Research. The article is titled “Postoperative surgical trainee opioid prescribing practices (POST OPP): […]

Travis Parsons, PhD, and Dr. Narendra Batulla

Travis Parsons, PhD, Co-Investigator on New Grant

Published: Apr 18th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Travis Parsons, who is a co-investigator on a new grant entitled “Perfluorocarbon Oxygen Therapeutics as Additives to Preservation Solutions for Storage and Transport of Extended Criteria Donor […]

Carolyn Witman, MD

April Resident of the Month: Carolyn Witman, MD!

Published: Apr 17th, 2018

We are proud to announce our Mohamed Osman Resident of the Month for the month of April is awarded to Carolyn Witman, MD. Dr. Witman did an amazing job as the senior […]

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Michael Leppert, MD, 1955-2018

Published: Apr 16th, 2018

Michael Leppert was an anesthesiology resident at the University of Florida beginning in 1983. He passed away after a long struggle with cholangiocarcinoma. According to another former UF Anesthesiology resident, […]

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2018 Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award Nominees

Published: Apr 13th, 2018

Please join us in congratulating the nominees of the second annual Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award! This award is meant to recognize exemplary performance of administrative staff identified by their […]

Ana Oviedo, MD

Ana Oviedo, MD, Joins the Department

Published: Apr 11th, 2018

Ana Oviedo, MD, joined us on April 9, 2018, as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine. Dr. Oviedo comes to us from the Houston […]

UF Health Earth Day

April 12th is UF Health Campus Earth Day

Published: Apr 6th, 2018

The first annual UF Health Campus Earth Day is Thursday, April 12th, in the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium from 7am – 5pm. Come celebrate UF Health’s commitment to sustainability. Displays […]

UF medical students present their poster at the COM celebration of research

UF Medical Students Selected Best Abstract Finalists

Published: Apr 5th, 2018

Second-year medical students Kristen Woodward, Bailey Frei, and Mitchell Zhang have been selected as Kosaka Best of Meeting Abstract Award Finalists for the International Anesthesia Research Society’s (IARS) 2018 Annual Meeting […]

Keith Ruskin, MD

Keith Ruskin, MD, Visiting Professor

Published: Apr 4th, 2018

We are honored to present Keith Ruskin, MD, as the T.W. Andersen/H.M. Perkins Visiting Professor on Monday, April 9th, 2018. Dr. Ruskin visits us from the University of Chicago where he is […]

Drs. White & Lampotang discuss research in interview

UF Anesthesiologists Discuss Research with Anesthesiology News

Published: Mar 29th, 2018

Jeffrey White, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology and associate medical director of GI Endoscopy, and Samsun Lampotang, PhD, professor of anesthesiology, discussed their study on the different responses to propofol […]

Faculty at the Celebration of Research

Our Celebration of Research Brings Out the Best & Brightest

Published: Mar 27th, 2018

This year’s Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research provided an opportunity for those affiliated with anesthesiology to share exciting research that they have conducted over the last year, their ideas […]

Teresa Ojode, MD, Nominated February’s Resident of the Month

Published: Mar 20th, 2018

The Mohamed Osman Resident of the Month for February has been awarded to Teresa Ojode, MD. Dr. Ojode went above and beyond on her OB rotation to take care of patients, […]

Dalya Elhady, MD, Kevin Olsen, MD, and Sindhu Nimma, MD

2018-2019 Chief Residents Elected

Published: Mar 16th, 2018

Congratulations to our three new chief residents for the 2018-2019 term, commencing April 1st, 2018. Dalya Elhady, MD, Kevin Olsen, MD, and Sindhu Nimma, MD, were nominated by their anesthesia resident […]

Alexander Multak, MD

Alexander Multak, MD, Joins the Department

Published: Mar 13th, 2018

Dr. Alexander Multak joined us on March 12, 2018, as an Assistant Professor. He comes to us from Geisinger Community Medical Center where he worked in both general and cardiac […]

Drs. Giordano and White demonstrating simulators

AIG Event Encourages Med Students to Pursue Anesthesia

Published: Mar 7th, 2018

Working with the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG), Chris Giordano, MD, hosted a simulation lab for medical students. Approximately 25 students attended the event where […]

Cosmin Guta, MD

Cosmin Guta, MD, Joins the Department

Published: Mar 5th, 2018

Dr. Cosmin Guta joined us on March 1, 2018, as an Associate Professor and comes to us from Cleveland Clinic Florida, where he was the Director of Liver Transplant Anesthesia […]

Alberto Bursian, MD, and Timothy Feldheim, MD

Residents Appointed to ASRA Committee

Published: Feb 28th, 2018

Second-year residents Alberto Bursian, MD, and Timothy Feldheim, MD, have been appointed to the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Resident Section Committee. The ASRA is one […]

2018 College of Medicine Celebration of Research

Great Turnout at the 2018 College of Medicine’s Celebration of Research

Published: Feb 23rd, 2018

The 2018 College of Medicine Celebration of Research began Monday with the poster session and reception and continued Tuesday with seminars led by two faculty members from Harvard Medical School. […]

Sean Kiley, MD

Sean Kiley, MD, Elected into Alpha Omega Alpha

Published: Feb 21st, 2018

Dr. Sean Kiley has been elected into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the only allopathic medical honor society in the United States. The AOA is dedicated to the belief that in the […]

Alberto Bursian, MD, at FMA Legislative Day

Alberto Bursian, MD, Selected to Participate in FMA Legislative Day

Published: Feb 20th, 2018

Second-year resident Alberto Bursian, MD, represented the University of Florida on FMA Legislative Day. Dr. Bursian was the only anesthesiology resident in the group of 15 that went to the […]

Research Grant Funding Approved by NIH

Published: Feb 19th, 2018

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), an Institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approved funding for the grant titled “Neuro-Imaging and biofluid-based Biomarker Assessments as translational […]

Interns during one of the intern education month classroom sessions

Successful Intern Education Month Concludes

Published: Feb 16th, 2018

Intern Education Month is a 4-week rotation completely devoted to didactics. Interns took part in 17 simulations, 12 classroom sessions, and 10 shadow sessions. 45 people worked hard to make the […]

Residents participating in the 2018 golf tournament

Golf Tournament Raises $24,000

Published: Feb 12th, 2018

The 8th Annual UF Health Perioperative Golf Classic was held on Saturday, February the 10th, at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club. Over 100 golfers participated, including more than forty of […]

Christopher Giordano, MD teaching

Chris Giordano, MD, Inducted into Society of Teaching Scholars

Published: Feb 6th, 2018

The Mission of the Society of Teaching Scholars (STS) at the University of Florida College of Medicine is to honor and foster teaching excellence and educational scholarship. Each year the […]

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A Special Edition of Technique in Orthopaedics Published

Published: Jan 30th, 2018

This special edition represents an extensive collaboration between the departments of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida. Drs. André Boezaart, Olga Nin, and Hari Parvataneni served as […]

Scott Sumner and Dr. Morey celebrating CRNA week

Happy CRNA Week!

Published: Jan 22nd, 2018

Celebrate your CRNAs January 21-27, 2018! The UF Department of Anesthesiology is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during National CRNA […]

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Staff Receive Superior Accomplishment Awards

Published: Jan 19th, 2018

Congratulations to our Administrative Support Assistants Cynthia Rosario and Kathy Parrish on receiving University of Florida 2017-2018 Superior Accomplishment Awards! Cynthia and Kathy were nominated by their faculty and peers […]

Drs. Osman, Anijar and Lagrew

Exceptional Residents November – January

Published: Jan 18th, 2018

The following residents are being recognized for going above and beyond in the previous couple of months. November Resident of the Month Mohamed Osman, MD; Fourth-year Resident This is Dr. […]

NIH Awards Grant to Doré Lab

Published: Jan 11th, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is funding a grant in support of the project titled “Carbon monoxide (CO) therapeutic role and potential mechanism in traumatic brain injury (TBI)”. Sylvain Doré, […]

Drs. Jason Howard and Christopher Maxwell

Residents Score in the Top 10%

Published: Jan 8th, 2018

Third-year residents Drs. Jason Howard and Christopher Maxwell scored in the top 10% on the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) BASIC exam in 2017. To be successful in the specialty […]

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Save the Date for Our Celebration of Research

Published: Jan 5th, 2018

The Department of Anesthesiology is happy to announce the 2018 Celebration of Research on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Poster presentations will begin at 4:00 pm in the UF Biomedical Sciences […]

Charles Chalfant, PhD

Visiting Professor Charles Chalfant, PhD

Published: Jan 4th, 2018

We are honored to present Charles Chalfant, PhD, as the T.W. Anderson/H.M. Perkins Visiting Professor. On Monday, January 8, Dr. Chalfant will present a morning conference at 6:30AM and a […]

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UF Selected as Host Site for 2018 MSARF Summer Program

Published: Dec 20th, 2017

The University of Florida has been selected as a host site for students participating in the 2018 Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) Summer Program by the Foundation for Anesthesia […]

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Happy Holidays from the Department of Anesthesiology!

Published: Dec 19th, 2017

Check out our Facebook page for some memorable moments from 2017. Happy New Year and Go Gators!

Drs. Lampotang, Gravenstein and White

Funding Awarded for Translational Pilot Project

Published: Dec 15th, 2017

Funding for the Translational Pilot Project (TPP), “Pragmatic Clinical Trial of Race‐Specific Response to Propofol Infusion Titrated to Effect for Procedural Sedation During Endoscopy”, has been approved by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute […]

Kayser Enneking, MD, and Stephen Vose, MD

UF Health Surgeon & Anesthesiologists Perform Laparoscopic Surgery on Awake Patient

Published: Dec 14th, 2017

Anesthesiologists Kayser Enneking, MD, and Stephen Vose, MD, worked with Nash Moawad, MD, a UF Health minimally-invasive gynecologic surgeon, to perform a full laparoscopic hysterectomy under regional epidural. This procedure is […]

UF anesthesiologists at La Vida Surgical Center in Ecuador

Team Returns from Successful Ecuador Mission Trip

Published: Dec 12th, 2017

On Friday, November 10th, 2017, a team of UF anesthesiologists left Florida and traveled to Portoviejo, Ecuador. Their mission was to provide anesthesia for orthopedic surgeries for a week. Sean […]

Claudia Sotillo, MD

Resident Claudia Sotillo, MD, Places in Competition

Published: Dec 8th, 2017

Third-year resident Claudia Sotillo, MD, placed second in the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation’s 2017 Resident Quality Improvement competition. The mission of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is to continually […]

Penny Reynolds, PhD, and Bruce Spiess, MD

Drs. Reynolds & Spiess Case Series Published

Published: Dec 6th, 2017

A case series by Penny Reynolds, PhD, and Bruce Spiess, MD, along with colleagues from Virginia Commonwealth University, was published in Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. The case series is entitled “Hydroxocobalamin […]

Corey Astrom

Corey Astrom Certified by BELS

Published: Dec 5th, 2017

Corey Astrom, our Coordinator of Communications, Publication, & Web Services, passed the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) certification examination. The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences […]

Dr. Sean Kiley & Dr. Josh Sappenfield

Article by Drs. Kiley & Sappenfield Featured on A&A Cover

Published: Nov 29th, 2017

Sean Kiley, MD, and Joshua Sappenfield, MD, have been published in Anesthesia & Analgesia. The article, entitled “Initiation and Termination of Massive Transfusion Protocols: Current Strategies and Future Prospects”, was featured […]

Catherine Price, PhD, and Patrick Tighe, MD, MS

$2 Million Grant Awarded to UF Researchers

Published: Nov 21st, 2017

A new five-year University of Florida study is being supported by a $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Our own Patrick Tighe, MD, MS, serves as one […]

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the APPD

Published: Nov 20th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Rene Przkora on his election to Secretary/Treasurer of the Association of Pain Program Directors (APPD)! Dr. Przkora was elected by his peer Pain Program Directors. The Association […]

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Save the Date for the 2018 Golf Tournament

Published: Nov 13th, 2017

2018’s UF Health Perioperative Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, February the 10th at 1:00 PM at Haile Country Club. All proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House. Last […]

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Team of UF Anesthesiologists Departs on Mission Trip

Published: Nov 8th, 2017

On Friday, November 10th, 2017, Sean Kiley, MD, along with John Downs, MD, and four residents — Scott Wasilko, MD, Jordan Miller, MD, Spencer Hyde, DO, and Mark Hotchkiss, DO […]

Scott Wasilko, MD

October’s Resident of the Month: Scott Wasilko, MD!

Published: Nov 7th, 2017

Congratulations to fourth-year resident Dr. Scott Wasilko for being nominated by his peers as resident of the month! Dr. Wasilko was chosen for his hard work and positive attitude. He […]

Basma Mohamed, MD

Basma Mohamed, MD, to Serve on MOCA Committee

Published: Nov 6th, 2017

Dr. Basma Mohamed has been invited by the American Board of Anesthesiology to serve as a question author for the MOCA Minute Committee. As a member of this committee, Dr. Mohamed […]

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Gators at ASA’s Annual Meeting 2017

Published: Nov 3rd, 2017

The American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Anesthesiology 2017 Annual Meeting is the premiere educational event in the world, bringing together top influential and notable professionals in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical […]

Jerry Cohen, MD, to Receive ASA’s Highest Honor

Published: Oct 31st, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jerry Cohen was elected to receive the American Society of Anesthesiology’s Distinguished Service Award for 2018. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor ASA […]

Sasha Grek, MD, Appointed Chief Quality Officer

Published: Oct 27th, 2017

Dr. Sasha Grek has been appointed chief quality officer for the UF Health Shands hospitals and associated clinical programs. Dr. Grek is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care […]

Samsun Lampotang, PhD, and Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD

Samsun Lampotang, PhD, & Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD, Published in a BMJ Journal

Published: Oct 26th, 2017

The article, entitled “Pre-emptive ice cube cryotherapy for reducing pain from local anaesthetic injections for simple lacerations: a randomised controlled trial”, was published in October of 2017 in the Emergency […]

Dorelab members promote the lab at the Undergraduate Research Expo

UF Holds Inaugural Undergraduate Research Expo

Published: Oct 25th, 2017

The Center for Undergraduate Research in collaboration with the University of Florida’s student government co-hosted the first ever Undergraduate Research Expo on Tuesday, October the 24th, 2017. The goal of […]

Drs. Berkow, Morey, and Urdaneta

Article by Drs. Berkow, Morey, & Urdaneta Published

Published: Oct 18th, 2017

The Technology of Video Laryngoscopy, written by Lauren Berkow, MD, Tim Morey, MD, and Felipe Urdaneta, MD, was published in Anesthesia & Analgesia as part of a special series on technology. Read […]

Dr. Kayser Enneking

Faculty Focus: Kayser Enneking, MD

Published: Oct 5th, 2017

Kayser Enneking, MD, at work explaining how anesthesia will keep patients safe, pain-free, and on the road to recovery after surgery. Dr. Enneking is a graduate of Gainesville High School, […]

Dr. Jordan Brewer

Jordan Brewer, MD, Resident of the Month

Published: Sep 26th, 2017

Second-year resident Jordan Brewer, MD, has been recognized by his fellow residents and attendings as a superior team player, motivated, and caring. He has an incredibly positive attitude that makes […]

Dr. Dore and Dr. Tighe

Drs. Doré & Tighe Receive University Term Professorships

Published: Sep 19th, 2017

Congratulations to Sylvain Doré, PhD, FAHA and Patrick Tighe, MD, MS for receiving University Term Professorship Awards from the UF Provost’s Office! The Program recognizes and rewards significant faculty academic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]

Class of 2017

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 […]

Betty Lou Bottoms Grundy, MD

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 […]

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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 […]

Dr. Brenda Fahy

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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UF Clinical Research Professionals Take Home Chapter Excellence Award

Published: May 5th, 2017

The North Central Florida chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals earned the association’s highest honor, a 2017 Chapter Excellence Award, at its annual meeting this week. A celebration […]

Pain Medicine Fellowship Awarded Grant

Published: May 3rd, 2017

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD and the Pain Medicine Fellowship have been awarded the Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant from Medtronic. Led by Dr. Przkora, the Department of Anesthesiology’s division of Pain […]

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Ted Gingrich, MD Presented Patriot Award

Published: May 1st, 2017

The Patriot Award is given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen […]

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Jessica Lee Wins Jeffrey A. Gabor Employee Recognition Award!

Published: Apr 27th, 2017

Of 129 Superior Accomplishment Award winners, Jessica Lee, Administrative Support Assistant II in the Department of Anesthesiology, was chosen as one of four recipients for the Jeffrey A. Gabor Employee […]

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CSSALT Receives Over $1.75 Million For 5 Year Grant

Published: Apr 24th, 2017

The Center for Safety & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) and Dr. Samsun Lampotang have been working on a project funded by the Department of Defense United States Army Medical Research […]

Welcome Dr. Kevin Sullivan!

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

Dr. Sullivan joined us on April 7, 2017, as a Professor and Physician Director of Quality at the Congenital Heart Center. This appointment comes in addition to Dr. Sullivan’s position as […]

2017 UF Health Shands Perioperative Golf Classic

$15,000 Raised for Ronald McDonald House

Published: Apr 12th, 2017

  UF Health Shands Perioperative Golf Classic raised $15,000 for Ronald McDonald House this year! Eighty-eight golfers came out to Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club for the event on […]

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Outstanding Showing at GAARRC This Year!

Published: Apr 10th, 2017

We had an outstanding showing from our resident/fellow contingent at the 43rd annual Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research Conference (GAARRC) this year! The conference was held in Jacksonville, FL April 7th […]

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Many Thanks to Our Outgoing Chief Residents!

Published: Apr 4th, 2017

A big thank you to our outgoing chief residents Meghan Brennan, MD, Michael Kaminsky, MD and Robert Stoker, MD! They have done a phenomenal job over the past year. Meghan is […]

Congratulations Katye Avery!

Published: Mar 29th, 2017

Congratulations to Katye for winning the first annual Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award. Katye was honored at a luncheon on Monday, March 27th by her co-workers. Thank you for your […]

Welcome Robert Loeb, MD!

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

Dr. Loeb joins us on March 27, 2017, as a Professor of Multispecialty Anesthesia and comes to us from the University of Arizona. Dr. Loeb earned his bachelor’s degree from […]

Congratulations new Chief Residents!

Published: Mar 23rd, 2017

Please join us in congratulating our three new incoming chief residents with one-year terms that will begin April 1, 2017, selected from the current CA-2 class with ballots from anesthesia residents […]

Congratulations on your nomination!

Published: Mar 21st, 2017

Eric Brown, MD, Hemant Prakash Joshi, MD, PhD and Jeffrey White, MD, have had their abstract “Near-Miss Hyperkalemic Arrest During Orthotopic Liver Transplant,” selected as one of the Kosaka Best of […]

Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Research Day

Published: Mar 16th, 2017

The Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety hosted a Research Day for Patient Safety and Quality week. Eight of the top posters presented today were authored or […]

Record number of departmental participants for the 2017 GAARC Conference!

Published: Mar 13th, 2017

The 43rd annual Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research Conference will take place April 7 – 9, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida!  This year we had an unprecedented number of abstract submission […]

Congratulations on your new grant!

Published: Mar 10th, 2017

  Congratulations to Dr. Rene Przkora and Hari Parvataneni on their grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Florida. This multidisciplinary team from the Departments of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedics […]

And the nominees are…

Published: Mar 8th, 2017

Please join us in congratulating the nominees of the first annual 2017 Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award! This award is meant to recognize exemplary performance of administrative staff identified by […]

College of Medicine Celebration of Research

Published: Mar 6th, 2017

The 2017 College of Medicine Celebration of Research took place on the evening of Monday, February 27, at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. More than 500 posters were presented, and […]