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2016 Faculty Promotions

Please join us in congratulating our faculty who were promoted for their devoted work to educating the next generation of physicians, discovering new knowledge, and continuing our outstanding care for patients at UF Health. Drs. Yong Peng, Steve Robicsek and Felipe Urdaneta were promoted to Professor and Drs. Chris Giordano and Patrick Tighe were promoted to Associate…

Dr. Martin Appointed Senior Examiner for ABA

Timothy Martin, MD, has been appointed a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Martin has been recognized by the board in this appointment for maintaining and improving the Quality of the Part 2 Examination process and has been appointed for a four year term beginning in 2017. They have expressed their gratitude for…

Dr. Enneking Donates to Gravenstein Scholars Endowment

Drs. Graves and Modell presented Kayser Enneking, MD with an award to honor her for the exceptionally generous financial contributions she has made to the Gravenstein Scholars Endowment.  Please join us in thanking and congratulating Dr. Enneking on her kindness and generous gift.  Your support is greatly appreciated! For more information on the Gravenstein Scholars Endowment follow…

Please join us in welcoming Edward McGough, MD, FCCP!

Dr. McGough joined us on June 6, 2016, as an Associate Professor in the Divisions of Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, and comes to us from Memorial Medical Center and Plaza Surgery Center in Jacksonville, where he was a Staff Anesthesiologist. He is a Diplomate for the American Board of Anesthesiology in anesthesiology and…

ShandsCair Difficult Airway Course – a great Success!

Last week, the Department of Anesthesiology provided a difficult airway course to those involved in ShandsCair.  There was a great turnout – 20 students – a combination of medics, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Based on this success, we will make this a biannual event, with the next one being offered sometime this Fall.  The class size…

Three of Our Doctors Volunteer with Healing the Children

In April of 2016, our department provided funding for three of our doctors to go to Colombia with the organization Healing the Children. Drs. Renard Sessions, Everett Jones, and Greg Goldenhurst were among the doctors on the team of Healing the Children 2016 Neiva Mission. The team was able to perform 141 surgeries. Many of…

Dr. Ferenc Rabai Receives Scientific Achievement Award

Ferenc Rabai, MD, received a Scientific Achievement Award for his work as the lead author on his poster “Electrophysiologic Monitoring and Provocation Testing in the Treatment of Spinal AV Fistula”. The award was given by the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring at their annual meeting in Chicago, IL, in May of 2016.

Welcome Dr. Bruce Spiees, MD, FAHA!

Please join us in welcoming Bruce Spiess, MD, FAHA, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Spiess joined us on May 2, 2016, as a Professor and Associate Chair for Research, and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University Health Center in Richmond, where he was a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. He is a…

2016 Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research

The 6th Annual Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who actively participated in and supported this event. We were pleased to have our distinguished keynote speaker and our newly appointed Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Bruce Spiess, MD, FAHA, join us. Dr. Spiess…

UF Health cuts the ribbon at the new children’s surgical center!

By Christopher Curry Staff writer – Gainesville Sun In April 2016, UF Health officials cut the ribbon on their latest construction project to upgrade pediatric facilities, an $11 million, 17,500 square-foot outpatient children’s surgical center. The red brick building is the latest addition to a UF Health complex along Hull Road west of Southwest 34th…

Congratulations to all the participants for another successful showing at GAARRC!

The Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Resident’s Research Conference (GAARRC) took place April 15-17, 2016, in New Orleans, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and was hosted by the Ochsner Health System. GAARRC is an annual meeting that encourages and creates an opportunity for anesthesia residents and professionals to take part in concurrent educational sessions as well as…

Congratulations to the department winners at the 16th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education!

Our department was well represented at the 16th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education Reception on Wednesday March 16th, 2016 hosted by The Society of Teaching Scholars. Please join us in congratulating the following members of our Department for their awards: Special Recognition of Student Contributions to the Committee for Program Evaluation and Student Assessment…

Patient Simulator Demonstrated at Patient Safety and Quality Week

They call him standard man, or “Stan” for short. UF’s patient simulator breathes, reacts like the real thing He was a star of the show as the University of Florida College of Medicine showed off its patient simulator technology during patient safety and quality week. UF doctors and researchers invented this human patient simulator in…

New Residents Announced at 2016 Match Day

We look forward to meeting and working with our new Anesthesiology residents for the 2016/2017 Academic year. The National Resident Matching Program® announced the results of what has turned out to be the largest Main Residency Match® in NRMP history. More than 18,000 U.S. allopathic seniors and 17,000 other applicatants vied for over 30,0000 positions at more then…

Natalia Klosak-Pawlowicz Inducted into GHHS

The Department of Anesthesiology would like to congratulate Dr. Natalia Klosak-Pawlowicz for being chosen to join the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The mission of GHHS is to recognize individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. The Society currently has over 24,000 members…

Sandra Gonzalez-Rodriguez, MD, Appointed Medical Director for CSC

Dr. Sandra Gonzalez-Rodriguez was appointed Medical Director for the Children Surgical Center (CSC) in March of 2016. Dr. Gonzalez-Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology with interests in pediatric anesthesiology, congenital heart disease, and acute pain in pediatrics. She studied and earned her medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. She…

6th Annual Perioperative Golf Tournament Raises over $8,000

Sunday, March 13, 2016 the Department of Anesthesiology hosted the 6th annual Perioperative golf tournament. We had 20 teams, over 80 players, 2 corporate sponsors and 10 local contributory sponsors.  Teams were made up of Faculty and  Residents from Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Urology, Plastics, Surgery, UF Exec Admin, residents, AA’s, Radiology, and med students. We would like…

College of Medicine: 2016 Celebration of Research

Congratulations to the Department of Anesthesiology participants in this year’s UF College of Medicine (COM) 2016 Celebration of Research. Every year we come together to celebrate the breadth, quality, and merit of the research landscape within the COM and this year, the event was held at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. With more than 460…

Please join us in welcoming Kathy Parrish!

Welcome to Kathy Parrish, the new Administrative Support Assistant II, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Mrs. Parrish is from Lake Butler, Florida, and is married to Mike Parrish; they have two children, Lane, 19 and Tara, 18. Kathy recently graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology; she also has an Associate’s degree…

Congratulations to Drs. Mehta and Dooley!

On the acceptance of their abstract, “Gorillas in Our Midst, Black Dots Gone Viral, and the Blatantly Obvious:  What Else Might We Miss?  What a Pediatric Anesthesiologist Needs to Know about Abuse and Signals for Help.”  They will present their abstract in poster form at this year’s SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference April 1-3 at the Broadmoor…

Congratulations to Drs. Le, Smith and Janelle!

On the publication of “Imaging Artifacts in Echocardiography,” in the March issue of Anesthesia and Analgesia.   Abstract: Artifacts are frequently encountered during echocardiographic examinations. An understanding of the physics and underlying assumptions of ultrasound processing involved with image generation is important for accurate interpretation of 2D grayscale, spectral Doppler, color flow Doppler, and 3D…

Congratulations to Dr. Cole Dooley!

On the Acceptance of your Poster “Nipping NPO Violations in the Bud: A quality improvement project to improve adherence to preoperative fasting guidelines,” which will be presented at the SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference April 1-3 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. If you’re at the conference please stop by and show your support on Friday…

Congratulations on the Acceptance of your Poster Presentation!

Congratulations to Drs. Fernando Zayas-Bazan, Gijo Alex, Sonia Mehta, Cameron Smith, and Michael Draney on the acceptance of their poster “Complete Trachael Transection in a 3-Year-Old Following Blunt Neck Trauma,” which will be presented at the SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference April 1-3 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. If you’re at the conference please stop…

Congratulations Drs. Vasilopoulos & Morey!

On their publication in the March issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia entitled, “Limitations of Significance Testing in Clinical Research: A Review of Multiple Comparison Corrections and Effect Size Calculations with Correlated Measures.” Abstract Modern clinical research commonly uses complex designs with multiple related outcomes, including repeated-measures designs. While multiple comparison corrections and effect size calculations…

Honoring Rebecca Lovely

On March 17, 2016, we say goodbye to one of the Department of Anesthesiology’s longest-serving employees, Rebecca Lovely. We wish Rebecca much happiness, heath, and fulfillment in her retirement, and she will be deeply missed. Having been with the University of Florida for over 40 years, she often serves as our historian, protector, organizer, and…

Alumna Stephanie Hollis, MD, Named COO of Solar Stik

Stephanie Hollis, MD, was named Chief Operating Officer of Solar Stik™, Inc, one of UF’s Top 100 fastest growing companies in the Gator 100. The Gator100 is sponsored by UF Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), which recognize and celebrate the achievements of leading UF alumni entrepreneurs around…

New Associate Chair for Education & Residency Program Director Appointed!

I am delighted to report that Timothy W. Martin, MD, has happily agreed to accept the responsibilities of Associate Chair for Education and Residency Program Director effective February 13, 2016.  Tim has a long history of educating anesthesiology residents and pediatric anesthesiology fellows. The following are some educational highlights that show how fortunate we are:…

Congratulations to Dr. Bihorac on her Smith Award!

The Smith Awards Program funds projects designed to improve patient and provider communication related to Epic electronic medical record (EMR) improvements.  Priority is given to projects mostly likely to have the greatest impact for all Epic users for  the UF Health Gainesville and Jacksonville campus.   Dr. Azra Bihorac and her team’s applied for a grant based…

Lou Oberndorf honored as Simulation Pioneer at IMSH meeting

At the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Lou Oberndorf was honored for his work in simulation. Lou Oberndorf along with members of a UF team invented the Human Patient Simulator. In Lou’s  acceptance speech, he gave due credit to the technology originating from the University of Florida, where he worked before striking out…

Dr. Ramachandran Ramani Joins the Department

Ramachandran Ramani, MBBS, MD, joined us in January 2016 as an Associate Professor for the Division or Neuroanesthesia. He came to us from Yale University School of Medicine where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ramani earned his Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Surgery from Delhi University in India. He…

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Joins the Department

Sanjeev Kumar, MD, joined us on Monday, January 4, 2016 as an Assistant Professor. He came to us from our very own Jacksonville campus where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kumar earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Delhi University in India. He worked at Delhi University/…

Kidney Injury Common Following Vascular Surgery

JAMA Surgery Kidney Injury Common Following Vascular Surgery, Associated With Increased Risk For Cardiovascular-Related Death Both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease were common in patients undergoing major vascular surgical procedures and were associated with an increase in long-term cardiovascular-specific death compared with patients with no kidney disease, according to a study published online…

Department of Anesthesiology Receives High Rankings on Doximity

Ranked #1 forResearch Output of all Anesthesiology Program’s in the South by your colleagues on Doximity.com in 2015 Ranked#3 forReputation and  Size of Program of all Anesthesiology Program’s in the South by your colleagues on Doximity.com in 2015

4th Annual Procedurepalooza a Great Success

Faculty from the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology served as instructors for the 4th annual “Procedurepalooza,” a mass procedure lab organized by the College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Student Association. This year it was held on December 3, 2015.  A little less than 200 1st- and 2nd- year medical students learned…

CSSALT Demonstration at President Fuchs Inauguration

Congratulations to our Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning (CSSALT) team for being invited to showcase our UF designed and built procedural simulators as the College of Medicine representatives at Dr. Kent Fuchs inauguration as the new President of the University of Florida. Other Colleges were present during this tabling event such as the…

Dr. Peggy White Elected to AUA Council

Peggy White, MD, has been elected by the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Council as a member. The mission of the AUA is the advancement of the art and science of anesthesiology by the encouragement of it’s members to pursue original investigations in the clinic and lab the development of methods for teaching anesthesia and…

Gator Works Fall 2015!

Interested in keeping up to date with what’s happening at UF’s Department of Anesthesiology?  Then click here to read the  Gator Works, Anesthesiology Alumni Newsletter for Fall 215.  Gator Works keep you informed about departmental news and events in areas such as education, research, people and awards, as well as our clinical campaigns.

Happy World Anesthesiology Day!

Did you know that “70% of operating rooms in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have a pulse oximeter, and essential piece of equipment for practicing safe anesthesia and surgical care?  41% of hospitals in Latin America, and 45% in South Asia face the same crisis.” The University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology is extremely proud of adopting…

Congratulations to Dr. Euliano!

Dr. Tammy Euliano has been asked to be an NIH grant reviewer for applications regarding maternal-fetal medicine and preeclampsia due to her expertise in the field. Dr. Euliano is a perfect candidate to review and evaluate these kinds of applications due to her successful experience in small business grant application and US patent applications.  

Congratulations to the CCM Fellows!

Our eligible grads from the Critical Care Medicine fellowship for 2015 had a 100% pass rate on  the Critical Care Medicine Sub-specialty America Board of Anesthesiology Certification Examination!  

Dr. Dooley Joins the Department

Fred Cole Dooley, M.D., to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Dooley returns to the “Gator Nation” family as an Assistant Professor. He comes to us from the University of Arkansas Medical School where he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia. Dr. Dooley completed his Residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida. He received his medical…

Dr. Cometa Joins the Department

Michael Tony Cometa, MD, joined us on August 31, 2015 as an Assistant Professor from Bellingham Anesthesia Associates, P.S., in Bellingham, Washington, where he was a Staff Anesthesiologist. Dr. Cometa originally attended University of Florida, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He then studied at…

Congratulations on your Grant!

Congratulations on a new R01 grant from the National Institute of Health to Dr. Anatoly Martynyuk (PI) and the research team (Dr. Nikolaus Gravenstein, Dr. Christoph Seubert and Dr. Barry Setlow from the UF Department of Psychiatry).  The purpose of this grant is to investigate the role of the limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor-mediated…

Welcome Dr. Renard Sessions

Please join us in welcoming Renard Sessions, MD, MBA, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Sessions returns to the “Gator Nation” family on August 3, 2015 as an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of Finance. He comes to us from in San Antonio, Texas, where he was the Finance Committee Chair. Dr. Sessions earned his…

George T. Harrell, MD, Medical Education Building Opens

The medical education facility for medical and physician assistant students along with the Anesthesiology Department Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) Lab having been moved to the George T. Harrell, MD, Medical Education building’s fourth floor. The debut of this 95,000-square-foot facility took place on July 29th, which is when medical students began…

Welcome Dr. Stephen Vose

Please join us in welcoming Stephen Vose, MD, MS, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Vose has been a part of the “Gator Nation” family for some time now, first joining the department as an Anesthesia Tech in 1999. He recently completed his Fellowship in Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine and on August 3, 2015,…

Welcome Dr. Timothy Martin!

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Timothy Martin to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Martin joins us on August 3, 2015, as a Professor and Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology. He comes from Arkansas Children’s Hospital/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the Vice-Chair for Education and Administration. Dr. Martin received his bachelor’s in biology with…

Many thanks for your participation!

Dr. Gijo Alex, Cherrie Print, Elizabeth Feally, Maryam Aminzadeh, and Dr. Albert Robinson participated in the 2015 Medical Career Day at the F.O.C.U.S. Summer Program for 50 2nd – 12th grade students on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The Fostering Opportunities & Cultivating Upstanding Students (F.O.C.U.S.) Summer Program and STEM Camp is an 5-week program for K-12…

Welcome Dr. Mohamed!

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Basma Mohamed to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Mohamed joined us on July 1, 2015 as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from our very own Anesthesiology residency program. Dr. Mohamed is originally from Alexandria, Egypt where she received her MBChB degree. She received training in managing clinical…

Congratulations to our CA-2 class!

It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce our CA-2 class had a 100% pass rate on their ABA BASIC Examination. Congratulations to all of our residents who completed this first step in the staged examination system for Board Certification in Anesthesiology!   Outstanding job!

Welcome Dr. Zayas-Bazan

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Fernando Zayas-Bazan to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Bazan joins us on July 13, 2015 as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Wolfson Children’s Hospital/Nemours Children’s Clinic and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Bazan earned his Bachelor’s in biology from…

UF receives $2.5 million grant to study postsurgical pain

A team of UF Health researchers received a $2.5 million federal grant to conduct a five-year study tracking information on post-surgical pain in hundreds of patients. Dr. Patrick Tighe, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the UF College of Medicine, is the lead researcher on the study. He explained that the study will try to…

Welcome Dr. Kiley!

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sean Kiley, MD, back to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kiley returned to the “Gator Nation” on July 1, 2015 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kiley was an Intensivist at North Florida Regional Medical Center and prior to that he was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine…

Welcome Dr. Jack Hagan!

Please join us in welcoming Jack Hagan, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hagan joined us on June 8, 2015 as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from the Naval Hospital Beaufort in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he served as the Department Head of Anesthesiology. Dr. Hagan is returning to the Gator Nation…

Congratulations to our fellows at the SCA/ICCVA 2015 Conference!

We congratulate four of our very own cardiothoracic anesthesia fellows: Rob Covington, Jonathan Hadaway, Jason Drennan, and Daniel Hernandez for presenting their research projects at the SCA/ICCVA 2015 Conference. The 37th Annual Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist (SCA) workshop hosted the 15th International Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (ICCVA) Conference in Washington, DC, at the…

We are proud to Congratulate our alumnus Commander Darian Rice, MD, PhD, USN

Dr. Rice was awarded a 2015 HERO OF MILITARY MEDICINE Award! The Heroes of Military Medicine (HMM) Awards honors outstanding contributions by individuals who have distinguished themselves through excellence and selfless dedication to advancing military medicine and enhancing the lives and health of our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, and their families. The…

Full STEAM Ahead – Career Day was a Success!

Full Steam Ahead Career Day was brought to you by the Office for Diversity & Health Equity at UF’s College of Medicine and was a great success! This event took place on Friday, May 29, 2015, and we are proud that our anesthesiologists Drs. Robinson, Sappenfield, Reed and Giordano, as well as department members Cherrie Print, and…

Congratulations to Julie Veal!

Julie has successfully completed “The National Board for Certification for Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Programs (TAGME)”  certification with added qualifications in Anesthesiology.  Julie is now Ms. Julianne Veal, C-TAGME!  

New guidelines aim to resolve conflicts in treating critically ill patients

We congratulate our very own faculty member and co-author of the guidelines, Dr. Brenda G. Fahy, for her contribution to this important work. New American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines discuss who decides what life-prolonging medical treatment patients in intensive care should receive and how both clinicians and a patient’s family should be involved. According to…

Congratulations to this year’s 2015 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research!

The 2015 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who actively participated in and supported this event. We were pleased to have our distinguished keynote speaker, Carlos Mantilla, MD, PhD, give an amazing speech at the Hilton following an afternoon of fascinating poster and oral presentations at…

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s GAARRC Conference!

The Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Resident’s Research Conference (GAARRC) took place on May 1-3, 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Intercontinental San Juan Resort. GAARRC is an annual meeting that allows anesthesia residents and professionals the opportunity to take part in concurrent educational sessions as well as networking opportunities of interest to members of…

Dr. Martynyuk visits China

Dr. Martynyuk was invited to present at the 2015 Congress of the Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists, in Fuzhou, Fujian Province as well as give a lecture at the Department of Anesthesiology, People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, P.R. China. Dr. Martynyuk was given a warm welcome (and a big neon sign) upon his…

Congratulations to our new Chief Residents!

Lee Audd, MD, Christina Sarrica, DO, and Nick Cummings, MD, were selected as the new Chief Residents for Anesthesiology for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be selected residents must demonstrate leadership ability, good academic standing, willingness to put personal interests aside for the good of the program, be models of best standards of professionalism, be organized,…

Congratulations on your FEO Award!

Dr. Nikolaus Gravenstein was awarded a Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award to fund his project in September 2015. The grant provided funding for the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation to come to UF to present ‘Simulation as a Teaching Tool: Instructor Training’ workshop to 20 UF educators who teach using medical simulation. The workshop combines didactic…

Congratulations to all our new residents!

We look forward to meeting and working with our new Anesthesiology residents for the 2015/2016 Academic year. The National Resident Matching Program® announced the results of what has turned out to be the largest Main Residency Match® in NRMP history. Nearly 17,000 U.S. allopathic seniors and more than 9,000 other applicants matched to one of the more…

Congratulations to Dr. Tighe on his latest award from AAPM

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) awarded Dr. Patrick Tighe with a Presidential Commendation for leading the Academy’s work in Acute Pain medicine through the establishment of the Acute Pain Medicine Shared Interest Group and the State of Acute Pain Medicine Initiative which is looking at ways to advance research and education in Acute Pain. The…

Congratulations to Joyce Myers!

We are pleased to announce that Joyce Myers, our Research Office Coordinator, is the recipient of a 2015 Superior Accomplishment Award. The University of Florida 2014-2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards program recognizes faculty and staff who have shown efficiency or economy in their work, have contributed outstanding and meritorious service, or who have improved the quality…

Welcome to Dr. Zasimovich!

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Yury Zasimovich to the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015! Dr. Zasimovich completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida and was named Chief Resident in 2013. Some of his current research interests include: “Transferrable training in thoracic epidural and paravertebral blocks using…

Congratulations to Drs. Doré and Ahmad on their book chapter!

Drs. Dore and Ahmad authored Chapter 10 of Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects titled “Cytoprotective Role of Prostaglandin D2 DP1 Receptor against Neuronal Injury Following Acute Excitotoxicity and Cerebral Ischemia”. The text was published in February 2015.

Congratulations on your new Patent!

Congratulations to Drs. Nawar Nazar Yousif Al-Rawas, Andrea Gabrielli, Neil Euliano, and Michael Banner on the patent issuance of your technology “System and Method for Assessing Real Time Pulmonary Mechanics” The patent describes an innovative method to non-invasively calculate the internal pressure of the lungs and respiratory system resistance and compliance in patients recovering from acute or…

UF Health Shands Hospital designated as “Baby-Friendly”

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues whose dedication to our mother and infant patients has resulted in the prestigious “Baby-Friendly” designation for UF Health Shands Hospital. UF Health is the state’s first academic health center to receive this recognition from Baby-Friendly USA, which is a program of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It…

Dr. Wendling Awarded FEO Grant

Dr. Adam Wendling was awarded a Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Grant. Dr. Wendling’s grant funded his participation in the Harvard Advanced Instructor Course in Medical Simulation. Dr. Wendling’s goals for this course were to more effectively engage and mentor junior faculty in refining their simulation skills, develop strategic ways to engage hospital and college leadership and faculty…

Congratulation to Dr. Tighe on his NIGMS Grant Award!

Dr. Patrick Tighe was awarded a grant by NIGMS to support the project,  “Finding Good TEMporal PostOperative pain Signatures (TEMPOS)”. The project examined how postoperative pain scores change with respect to time, and the impact of these temporal patterns on the risk for persistent postsurgical pain.  

Please Welcome Dr. David Corda!

Please join us in welcoming Dr. David Corda to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Corda joined us on April 1, 2015, as an Assistant Professor, and comes to us from the Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Florida, where he was the director of cardiothoracic anesthesia. Dr. Corda, who is originally from Hollywood, Florida, earned his…

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Tighe and Dr. Linda Le-Wendling!

For their publication “Clinically derived early postoperative pain trajectories differ by age, sex, and type of surgery” published in Pain, The Journal for the International Association for the Study of Pain. Pain trajectories is a novel way of characterizing postoperative surgical pain, where the linear relationship between pain score and time is quantified. This study…

Congratulations On your Publication!

Congratulations to Drs. Doré, Rastogi , and Santiago-Moreno on the publication of “Ginseng: a promising neuroprotective strategy in stroke,” published in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience in the January 2015 edition. To see the abstract click here!

Dr. Doré Named Fellow of the American Heart Association

Dr. Doré was named as a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) on February 11th, 2015 at the International Stroke Conference in Nashville, TN. The election and designation as a Fellow of the American Heart Association recognizes scientific and professional accomplishments as well as volunteer leadership and service. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Doré…

Congratulations to our Department’s Customer Service Award Winners!

Congratulations to Drs. Joshua Sappenfield, Edward Delorey, and Todd Everett Jones. They have each won an Outstanding Customer Service Award. The awards were presented at a luncheon on February 20th, 2015. Congratulations again on providing Outstanding Customer Service to your patients!

Congratulations to Andrew Lampert & Matthew Wright!

We are pleased to announce the Department of Anesthesiology poster presentation winners from the 2015 Celebration of Research These posters were presented on February 9, 2015 at the College of Medicine’s Celebration of Research held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.  Our Department had two winners: In the category of Basic Science Andrew Lampert for his poster…

LaborView gets FDA approval! Congratulations Dr. Euliano!

After 15 years of studies on labor and delivery, the labor monitoring device developed by Tammy Euliano, her husband, Neil, and his engineering team has achieved FDA clearance. The device, marketed by OBMedical, uses an array of electrodes on the maternal abdomen to report uterine activity, fetal heart rate, and maternal heart rate. It wirelessly…

The 5th Annual Hands-On Symposium was a great Success!

5th Annual Hands-On Symposium The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Took place on February 7th at the McKnight Brain Institute Go to our facebook page to view photos of the event!

Dr. Sappenfield Selected Customer Service Award Winner

Dr. Joshua Sappenfield has been selected as a 2015 UFHealth Shands Physician Customer Service Award winner, based on a nomination from one of his patients. Well over 100 nominations were received and Dr. Sappenfield was selected by the Physician Recognition Team to be honored at the Recognition Luncheon, hosted by Dr Michael Good and Ed Jimenez, Shands CEO…

Dr. Timothy Morey Appointed Anesthesiology Chair

After an extensive national search, Timothy E. Morey, M.D., was appointed chair of the anesthesiology department at the University of Florida College of Medicine. “We were fortunate to have a person like Dr. Morey who possesses all of the traits that we seek in a department chair,” said Michael Good, dean of the UF College…

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2015 Faculty Teaching Awards!

The 2015 winners of the Faculty Teaching Awards from the Department of Anesthesiology are: Joy Allee, MD Kent Berg, MD, MBA Sylvain Doré, PhD Brian Gelfand, MD Chris Giordano, MD Nik Gravenstein, MD Gregory Janelle, MD, FASE Michael Mahla, MD Andrew Pitkin, MD The Faculty Teaching Awards recognize faculty for outstanding performance in the teaching…

UF developing simulators to help doctors treat battlefield injuries

By Christopher Curry Staff writer – Gainesville Sun Photo by Erica Brough In a classroom deep within UF Health Shands Hospital, Samsun Lampotang waves a handheld device that looks like a small computer mouse over a model of a human upper back and spine. On a laptop computer next to the model, which includes a spine…

Genetic Predictor of Serious Brain Stroke Complications Discovered

University of Florida Health researchers have found a possible predictor for little understood — but often disabling or even fatal — stroke complications. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may extend to other neurological disorders, said Sylvain Doré, lead author and a professor of anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, pharmaceutics…

Congratulations to Dr. Sylvain Doré!

Dr. Doré has been awarded a grant in the amount of $225,000 from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program to fund his grant titled “Therapeutic potential of PGE2 EP1 receptor selective antagonist”.  

Resident Selected as Abstract Finalist for an International Society Meeting

Meghan Brennan, MD, was selected as a Resident Abstract Awards Finalist for the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2014 Annual Meeting. She was chosen by the judges who reviewed over 510 abstract submissions, as her abstract and research was on Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Contributes To The Increasing Hospital Cost in Severe Sepsis. Brennan was…

IARS 2014 “Best of Category” Abstract for Pain Medicine Category

Matt Bzdega, MD, is a CA-1 resident in the Anesthesiology Residency Program who teamed up with his faculty advisor, Patrick Tighe, MD, MS, to submit an abstract titled “Markov Chain Modeling of Postoperative Pain State Transitions.” Their abstract was selected for the distinction of “Best of Category” for the Pain Medicine category from over 512…

Congrats to Peter Cai – Lawrence M. Goodman Research Award 2014 Recipient

Peter Cai was awarded the 2014 Lawrence M. Goodman Research Award at the Annual Medical Student Research Day where he was recognized for his research on the Cat G Stroke Study. Peter is a medical student at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he is also a member of Dr. Doré’s research lab.This…

2014 Superior Accomplishment Award Recipient

Katye Avery was awarded a 2014 Superior Accomplishment Award for her continuous hard work and innovative ability to provide efficient administrative support for the Department of Anesthesiology. To be recognized for this award by one’s peers is the highest point of achievement. Katye was recognized for providing excellent overall job performance, outstanding service to visitors…

First Beacon Award for Post Anesthesia Care Unit

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Shands at UF Health has been awarded a Bronze level Beacon Award. This accomplishment represents one of many significant milestones on the journey to optimal outcomes and exceptional patient care.

UF Anesthesiology Ranked in Top 50 for NIH Research Funding

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranked the University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology as #27 in the country among all anesthesiology departments for NIH research funding in 2013. Our department moved from #33 to #27 in 3 years with very tough competition. Our very own Dr. Sylvain Doré was ranked #30, which makes him one…

UF Pain Medicine Fellows for 2014

We are very pleased to announce that in the inaugural year of the Pain Medicine Fellowship NRMP match, the UF pain fellowship filled and we couldn’t be happier with our 2014 fellows.   UF Pain Medicine Fellowship Match Results Selections:   Renee Myers, MD  Dr. Myers has been at the University of Florida from her…

Devoted Staff Member Retires after 30 Years of Service

A little over 30 years ago, Myrtle Williams joined the Department of Anesthesiology as a Clerk Typist, working in the original M542 Research Lab. She ordered all the research animals, equipment, and supplies, and ran the schedule, supporting the entire department’s research activities. In the early 90s, Myrtle also started providing support to the medical…

Superior Accomplishment Award Winner – Sue Ford, RN

Sue Ford, RN, was awarded the Health Science Center Division 2013 Superior Accomplishment Award for her dedicated service to the Department of Anesthesiology. Sue served as the department’s Clinical Improvement Coordinator ensuring that every patient safety and quality improvement initiative is implemented by the department until her retirement in 2018. She has been recognized for…

Past, Present and Future of the Department

Throughout the course of this year, the department has been in the process of moving forward in a new direction while continuing its legacy of quality patient care, research, and education. Our immediate past Chair, Dr. F. Kayser Enneking, announced that, after 5 years of dedicated service, she would resign as the Department Chair (her…

Dr. Mahla receives SNACC Teacher of the Year Award

The Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care celebrated it’s 40th anniversary in October of 2012 right before the American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting. Every year the Society recognizes one of its members for their outstanding teaching efforts and focus on education. Our very own, Dr. Michael Mahla, was the 2012 recipient of this…

Gators at ASA 2012

The American Society of Anesthesiologist hosts an annual meeting where anesthesiologists from around the world come together to educate, be educated, discuss current healthcare issues, and give insight to new and innovative medical technologies.The meeting is comprised of a selection of poster presentations, refresher learning courses, guests speakers, discussion panels, and forums. In 2012, the…

Lifebox Brings Pulse-oximetry to Those Without Access

Lifebox was a resident-driven project in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida that enabled pulse-oximetry in order to improve patient safety in operating rooms around the world that don’t currently have access to this important patient safety technology. Dr. Sephalie Patel, a graduate of our residency program, enlisted the aid of her…

UF Anesthesia in China

Under the direction of Dr. Gang Zheng, clinical assistant professor of Anesthesiology, Gigi Geiger, DO, a current CA-3 resident along with staff from other American Anesthesiology Training  programs traveled to three separate cities in China in order to teach about the use of epidurals for the labor analgesia management. They worked for two weeks in…