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Drs. Kiley and White

New Leaders Appointed in Critical Care Medicine

Published: Dec 13th, 2018

Sean Kiley, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine. In his new role, Dr. Kiley will assure that patients receive outstanding care and serve as a […]

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November 2018 Publications

Published: Dec 11th, 2018

Congratulations to all who had articles published in November! Minerva Anestesiologica Algarra NN. Searching for the perfect brain-protecting agent. Minerva Anestesiol. 2018 Oct 30. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.18.13085-9. [Epub ahead of print] No […]

Stephanie Gore, RN

New Quality & Patient Safety Officer Joins the Department

Published: Dec 3rd, 2018

Stephanie Gore,RN, joins us today, December 3, 2018, as our Quality and Patient Safety Officer. Stephanie received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Central Florida College of […]

2018 Exemplary Teachers

Professors Awarded Exemplary Teacher Awards

Published: Nov 19th, 2018

This year nine of our Professors of Anesthesiology have been awarded the Exemplary Teachers Award! Eligible faculty are nominated from each department and participate in a college-wide competition. Faculty are selected […]

National NP Week

Celebrating National NP Week!

Published: Nov 13th, 2018

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

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October 2018 Publications

Published: Nov 8th, 2018

Congratulations to all who had articles published in October! American Journal of Physiology, Cell Physiology Yang C, Hawkins KE, Dore S, Candelario-Jalil E. Neuroinflammatory mechanisms of blood-brain barrier damage in […]

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Kayser Enneking, MD, Elected into AΩA

Published: Oct 25th, 2018

Dr. Kayser Enneking has been elected into Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA). Founded in 1902, AΩA is the national medical honor society. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a […]

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, […]

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Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Matches All Six Positions

Published: Oct 17th, 2018

The Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship has matched all six positions during the first attempt in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) match process. There were a total of 261 applicants […]

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September 2018 Publications

Published: Oct 11th, 2018

Congratulations to all who had articles published in September! Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine Kim H, Choi S, Park E, Yoon E, Min Y, Lampotang S. Serum markers and development […]

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 […]

Andrea Castro Cara, RN, BSN, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator Awarded CCRC Credential

Published: Oct 1st, 2018

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) has awarded Andrea Castro Cara, RN, BSN, the Certification of Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) for meeting eligibility requirements, demonstrating proficiency of specific knowledge and job‐related […]

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 […]

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Paper Selected as One of the Best Articles of 2017

Published: Sep 21st, 2018

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) has selected “DisTeam: A decision support tool for surgical team selection” as one of the best articles published in 2017 in the Clinical Decision Support […]

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August 2018 Publications

Published: Sep 10th, 2018

Congratulations to all who had articles published in August! Anesthesiology Loeb RG, Gravenstein N. Simultaneous Color Change at Opposite Ends of Carbon Dioxide Absorbent Canisters. Anesthesiology. 2018 Aug 30. doi: […]

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 […]

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Article Published in Anesthesiology News

Published: Aug 22nd, 2018

Dr. Lauren Berkow’s article, “The Current State of Airway Management: Are We Doing Better?”, was published in the special annual Airway Management edition of Anesthesiology News. Click here to read Dr. Berkow’s article.

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Pradip Kamat, PhD, Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

Published: Aug 17th, 2018

The American Heart Association (AHA) Research Committee has approved a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship for Dr. Pradip Kamat. Dr. Kamat is currently conducting research in the Dorè Lab. The project the […]

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Anesthesiology Residents Elected to FMA-RFS Governing Council

Published: Aug 6th, 2018

Congratulations to our second-year resident Jayme Looper, MD, and third-year resident Alberto Bursian, MD. Drs. Looper and Bursian were selected to sit on the Florida Medical Association Resident and Fellow […]

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Article Published in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine

Published: Aug 2nd, 2018

The article, “Microanatomical Nerve Architecture of 6 Mammalian Species: Is Trans-Species Translational Anatomic Extrapolation Valid?”, was co-authored by our professor of anesthesiology and orthopaedic surgery, André Boezaart, MD, PhD, and […]

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CSSALT Visits Cade Museum

Published: Jul 12th, 2018

Samsun Lampotang, PhD, and David Lizdas demonstrated an UltraSonography Trainer (UST) on Saturday, July 7, for visitors at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention. The UST, designed and built […]

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Article Published in BMJ Open Science

Published: Jun 28th, 2018

The position paper titled “Revision of the ARRIVE guidelines: rationale and scope” was co-authored by assistant professor of anesthesiology Penny Reynolds, PhD. Congratulations, Dr. Reynolds! Read the abstract below and […]

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Article Published in Trauma Case Reports

Published: Jun 19th, 2018

Congratulations to fourth-year resident Teresa Ojode, MD, and assistant professor Josh Sappenfield, MD, for their publication in Trauma Case Reports. The case report titled “How to break a mended heart” […]

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Article Featured on Cover of Journal

Published: Jun 13th, 2018

The article titled “Break Scrub to Take That Phone Call?” was published and featured on the cover of the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. This […]

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Abstract Accepted to IACRN

Published: May 15th, 2018

Assistant Director of Clinical Research, Judith Wishin, BSN, RN, CCRC, along with her team of Research Coordinators, Andrea Castro Cara, RN, BSN; Amy Gunnett, RN, CCRC; Megan Koenig, BS; Trevor Pogue, […]

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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 […]

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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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Resident Case Report Published in A&A Practice

Published: May 1st, 2018

Third-year resident, Kevin Olsen, MD, authored the case report titled “Blood Patch in a Jehovah’s Witness: Case Report of a Novel Arterial-to-Epidural Closed-Circuit Technique” with former Anesthesiology fellow Ashley Screws, […]

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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 […]

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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Article Published in the Journal of Surgical Education

Published: Apr 23rd, 2018

The article titled “Multidisciplinary Difficult Airway Course: An Essential Educational Component of a Hospital-Wide Difficult Airway Response Program” was authored by our own Lauren Berkow, MD, with associates from Johns […]

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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): […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Article Published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Published: Mar 21st, 2018

An article by Penny Reynolds, PhD, and Bruce Spiess, MD, along with colleagues from Virginia Commonwealth University, was published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. The article […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Book Review Published in Anesthesiology

Published: Feb 15th, 2018

Basma Mohamed, MD, and Lauren Berkow, MD, reviewed the text Neurosurgical Intensive Care in the February edition of Anesthesiology. Their review will benefit anesthesiologists in the ICU and OR settings as it highlights […]

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Survey Published in Pain Physician

Published: Feb 13th, 2018

Conducted under the leadership of our pain medicine division, the multi-institutional survey “Do Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs Provide Education in Practice Management? A Survey of Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs” was […]

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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 […]

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Colleagues Present at NANS 2018

Published: Feb 8th, 2018

Congratulations to our colleagues for their pain medicine presentation at the 21st annual North American Neuromodulation Society Meeting (NANS 2018). The presentation was titled Retrospective analysis among Veterans’ Affairs patients evaluated […]

Visiting Professor Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM

Published: Feb 7th, 2018

The Department of Anesthesiology is honored to present Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM as the T.W. Anderson/H.M. Perkins Visiting Professor. On Monday, February 12, Dr. Sharma will present a morning […]

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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 […]

Resident Opinion Piece Published in ASA Newsletter

Published: Feb 1st, 2018

Second-year resident Alberto Bursian, MD, wrote a piece entitled “A Call For Action: Going Beyond the Science of Our Specialty”. The article was published in the winter edition of the […]

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Article Published in the Journal of Critical Care

Published: Jan 25th, 2018

The article “End-of-life discussions: Who’s doing the talking?” was authored by Peggy White, MD, Danielle Cobb, MD, Terrie Vasilopoulos, PhD, Laurie Davies, MD, and Brenda Fahy, MD, MCCM. Published in […]

Lauren Berkow, MD, Appointed to UF Committee

Published: Jan 24th, 2018

Dr. Lauren Berkow has been appointed to serve on the University of Florida Sustainability Committee. The Sustainability Committee promotes sustainability within the University and in the University’s relations with the […]

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Review Article Published in A&A

Published: Jan 23rd, 2018

Brenda Fahy, MD, MCCM, authored the review article “The Technology of Processed Electroencephalogram Monitoring Devices for Assessment of Depth of Anesthesia”. The article was published in the January edition of […]

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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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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. […]

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Anesthesia & Analgesia Publish Article

Published: Jan 16th, 2018

Our own Joshua Sappenfield, MD; David Lizdas, BSME; Drew Gonsalves, MS; Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD; Samsun Lampotang, PhD; and Albert Robinson, III, MD, worked with Brit Smith, MD, and Lou Ann Cooper, PhD, […]

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Penny Reynolds, PhD, Appointed to IACUC

Published: Jan 12th, 2018

Dr. Penny Reynolds has been appointed to serve on the University of Florida’s Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). This is an important position that requires judgement and knowledge in […]

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, […]

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Case Report Published in A&A Journal

Published: Jan 10th, 2018

A&A Practice published “Should Percussion Pacing Have a Role in Perioperative Advanced Cardiac Life Support?: A Case Report” authored by Chris Giordano, MD, Ilan Keidan, MD, and Jordan Miller, MD. A&A […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Penny Reynolds, PhD, Serves on International Advisory Panel

Published: Nov 16th, 2017

Dr. Penny Reynolds was invited to participate on an international expert working panel, sponsored by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), London […]

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David Emery, CAA, Joins the Team

Published: Nov 15th, 2017

David Emery, CAA, joined the department in November of 2017. David is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Grand Valley State University. After moving to The Sunshine […]

2017 Alumni Reception

Alumni Reception at the ASA Annual Meeting

Published: Oct 17th, 2017

Please join Timothy Morey, MD, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, for a cocktail reception for alumni, colleagues and friends of the University of Florida College of Medicine at the […]

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Anatoly Martynyuk, PhD, Speaks in the Physiological Sciences Seminar Series

Published: Oct 16th, 2017

Join Anatoly Martynyuk, PhD, for his talk entitled “Sex-dependant Reduction in Resilience to Adverse Life Events After Anesthesia Early in Life” on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017. The lecture is part […]

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 […]

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Dr. Sidi to Serve on UF’s Academic Assessment Committee

Published: Aug 29th, 2017

Avner Sidi, MD, has been selected to serve on the University of Florida’s Academic Assessment Committee. The Academic Assessment Committee reviews Academic Learning Compacts (ALC) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) […]

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 […]

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August’s Staff Anniversaries

Published: Aug 22nd, 2017

Many thanks to the staff members celebrating anniversaries this month. 5 Years Scott Sumner, MBA, Director Corey Astrom, Coordinator of Editing & Publication Services & Website Coordinator 10 Years Cynthia Rosario, Administrative Support […]

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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Dr. Lauren Berkow Judges at the FMA Poster Symposium

Published: Aug 11th, 2017

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) held their 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference over the weekend in Orlando, Florida. Our own Lauren Berkow, MD, was there to help judge the many […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

Drs. Avner Sidi, Jeff White, and Barys Ihnatsenka

Congrats to Our Newly Promoted Faculty!

Published: Jun 30th, 2017

Dr. Avner Sidi has been promoted to Professor and Drs. Jeff White and Barys Ihnatsenka have been promoted to Associate Professor. They have worked very hard over many years to […]

Dr. Peng at the Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices workshop

The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium

Published: Jun 28th, 2017

The 7th Annual Hands-On Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium was held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. This program featured a morning symposium and an afternoon hands-on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Joshua Sappenfield, MD, Presents at ASA Conference

Published: May 23rd, 2017

Dr. Joshua Sappenfield presented “Implementation Case Studies: Successful PSH Pilots” as part of a panel at the 2017 American Society of Anesthesiology’s 2017 Spring Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative. The Perioperative […]

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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 […]

Pavel Balduyeu, MD and Christopher Maxwell, MD

New Representatives Appointed for the Housestaff Quality & Patient Safety Committee

Published: May 16th, 2017

Congratulations to Pavel Balduyeu, MD as the new CA3 representative and Christopher Maxwell as the new CA2 representative for the Housestaff Quality and Patient Safety Committee for 2017-2018. The Housestaff Quality & […]

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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Register for the Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Workshop

Published: May 12th, 2017

The 7th Annual Hands-On Symposium of The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. The program will take place in […]

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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 […]

Dr. Rene Przkora Selected to Serve on ASIPP Committee

Published: May 3rd, 2017

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD has been selected to serve on the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Committee on Membership, Public Relations, Social Media and Fundraising. ASIPP is a […]

Join Us for Our Celebration of Research Day!

Published: Apr 28th, 2017

The Department of Anesthesiology invites you to the 2017 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the UF Health North Tower […]

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March for Science!

Published: Apr 14th, 2017

On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, Gainesville will join our nation’s capitol and more than 400 other communities around the world in the March for Science. The intent of the […]

UF Health Shands Perioperative Golf Classic

Published: Mar 31st, 2017

Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House! Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Shotgun start 1 p.m. at the Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club 9905 SW 44th Ave., Gainesville   All golf scramble […]

In the News…

Published: Mar 30th, 2017

Bruce D. Spiess, MD, professor and associate chair of anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine was quoted in the March 21st edition of General Surgery News. The […]

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Journal Club on Post-Transfusion Pulmonary Complications

Published: Mar 29th, 2017

The Department of Anesthesiology was honored to have Daryl J. Kor, MD, the T.W. Anderson/H.M. Perkins Visiting Professor from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, present a Journal Club on March […]

Welcome Christina Hendricks!

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

Christina joined us on March 27, 2017, as a Website Administrator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is currently […]

Welcome Arthur Stallion!

Published: Mar 22nd, 2017

Arthur joined us on March 20, 2017, as a Facility Assistant to help with the office space relocation project. He is comes to us through TempForce of Gainesville and trained […]

Quality Grand Rounds with Dr. Sean Kiley

Published: Mar 20th, 2017

Dr. Sean P. Kiley gave two podium presentations at the Quality Grand Rounds as part of Patient Safety and Quality Week: “Perioperative respiratory bundle: A standardized approach to reducing post-op […]

Save the date for TedXUF 2017!

Published: Mar 15th, 2017

TedxUF 2017:  Transparent April 1st, Phillips Center at 1:30 pm

Congratulations Dr. Kumar!

Published: Mar 6th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjeev Kumar on his recent publication, “Lumbar Radiofrequency Rhizotomy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain Increases the Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in Subsequent Follow-Up Visits.”  This […]

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Berkow!

Published: Feb 16th, 2017

Dr. Berkow’s book “Cases in Emergency Airway Management,” was given an outstanding review in this month’s Anesthesia & Analgesia by her peers. Says the reviewers, “Airway management is an indispensable […]

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In the News…

Published: Feb 13th, 2017

Dr. Bruce Spiess is quoted in  Anesthesiology News February 7th edition in an article written by Michael Vlessides entitled “Critical Care Patients Benefit From Restrictive Transfusion Strategy… But do perioperative patients generally?” […]

Sarah Wall-CAA, joins the department!

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

She was born in Nassau, Bahamas and moved to Orlando, FL, eight years ago. She attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate degree and graduated from Nova Southeastern University with her Masters […]

Congratulations Drs. Hardy and Giordano!

Published: Jan 10th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Hardy and Dr. Chris Giordano on the publication of “Hypertensive Crisis from the Aquamantys Bipolar Sealing System,” which was published in the December 15 issue of […]

Congratulations Dr. Windrik Lynch!

Published: Jan 6th, 2017

Dr. Lynch has published an article “Lipid Emulsion Rescue of Amniotic Fluid EmbolismInduced Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report” in the December issue of A&A Case Reports. You can read the […]

Please welcome Tim Hillmann to the Department!

Published: Jan 5th, 2017

Tim joined us on January 3, 2017, as a Fiscal Assistant. He attended the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor’s from the College of Health and Human Performance. After […]

Congratulations Dr. Nin!

Published: Dec 14th, 2016

With great pleasure, the Department announces that Dr. Kiki Nin has accepted the appointment as medical director of the Florida Surgical Center (FSC). As you know, FSC is a vibrant […]

Honoring the memory of Dr. David Paulus

Published: Dec 12th, 2016

Four years ago today, December 12, 2012 we lost our friend and colleague David A. Paulus, MD.   Dr. Paulus worked for 35 years here at UF as Anesthesiologist.  His obituary, […]

‘Tis the Season for Giving!

Published: Dec 9th, 2016

Please help support the Gravenstein Scholars Program! Join the Department of Anesthesiology faculty and alumni in supporting medial education and research. At this time, our philanthropic focus is on completing […]

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Please Welcome Nettie Van Wyen to the Department of Anesthesiology!

Published: Dec 2nd, 2016

Nettie Van Wyen joined the Department of Anesthesiology on November 14, 2016, as an Administrative Assistant with the faculty support team. She has been working at UF for 10 years, […]

Hot off the Presses!

Published: Dec 1st, 2016

Stay in the loop and keep up with the latest news.  Read the latest edition of GatorWorks, our Anesthesiology Alumni Newsletter. To see back issues please click here!

Please join us in welcoming Adriana Barbat to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

Adriana joined us on November 28, 2016, as an Editorial Assistant. She attended the University of Florida, graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Journalism. During her time at […]


Published: Nov 17th, 2016

Is there a Quality Hero among you who needs to be recognized? This person is someone who demonstrates outstanding leadership and has made exceptional contributions to quality and patient safety at […]

Congratulations UF Pain Medicine!

Published: Nov 14th, 2016

A new procedure to treat chronic pain was approved by the FDA this year and was first performed in north/central Florida here at UF Health. Dorsal Root Ganglion or DRG stimulation […]