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2019 Intern Education Month

2019 Intern Education Month

Published: February 15th, 2019

Mid February ends the 4-week rotation completely devoted to didactics known as Intern Education Month! Interns took part in 19 simulations, 17 classroom sessions, and 8 shadow sessions including 5 […]

Resident learning on a CVA sim

CSSALT Team Builds CVA Simulator for Use in Resource-limited Environments

Published: February 13th, 2019

Sprawling across tables and counters, mannequins stare at the ceiling, eyes wide and mouths agape. They make their homes among the countless wires and screens and tools scattered throughout the […]

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Faculty Authored Book Chapter Published

Published: January 30th, 2019

Professor of Anesthesiology Bruce Spiess, MD, FAHA, authored a chapter for Hematologic Challenges in the Critically Ill. His chapter is titled ‘Intravenous oxygen therapeutics: a revolution in medicine yet to be realized?’.  […]

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December 2018 Publications

Published: January 18th, 2019

Congratulations to all who had articles published in December! Anesthesia & Analgesia Corda DM, Robards CB. Sugammadex and Oral Contraceptives: Is It Time for a Revision of the Anesthesia Informed […]

The One Party at the Cade Museum

Anesthesiology & Surgery Come Together at The ONE Party

Published: December 21st, 2018

Last weekend the departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery held their inaugural joint holiday gathering, The ONE Party. The two departments came together for food, fellowship, and fun. Guests were asked […]

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Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, Appointed to ASRA Committee

Published: December 19th, 2018

Dr. Rene Przkora has been appointed a Member-at-Large on the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine’s 2020 Pain Medicine Meeting Planning Committee. As a member of this committee, […]

Anesthesiology Wellness Program Encourages Healthy Habits

Anesthesiology Wellness Program Encourages Healthy Habits

Published: December 19th, 2018

On January 22, 2018, administrative staff of the Department of Anesthesiology received an email. The subject: “Wellness Team – Volunteers Needed.” That email was the first in a chain of […]

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November 2018 Publications

Published: December 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: December 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 […]

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October 2018 Publications

Published: November 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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Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Matches All Six Positions

Published: October 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: October 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 […]

Sue Ford, RN: My Journey Through Healthcare

Sue Ford, RN: My Journey Through Healthcare

Published: October 10th, 2018

By Susan Ford, RN My first recollection of anything medical was at about age 3–5 when my mother actually worked as a nurse’s aide at J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center […]

Behavioral Changes Across Generations

Behavioral Changes Across Generations

Published: October 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat Clinical studies report learning disabilities, long-term memory impairment, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders in those who had anesthesia early in life. The Martynyuk Lab in the UF Department of Anesthesiology has […]

A Life-Changing Catch

A Life-Changing Catch

Published: October 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat Diving is Kristi Bernot’s life. A few years ago, it started getting in the way of her life. Bernot manages Cave Country Dive Shop in High Springs, FL, about a […]

The Spine Center’s Comprehensive Approach

The Spine Center’s Comprehensive Approach

Published: October 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat The UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center opened its doors to patients in August. The center provides expert, personalized solutions for both common and complex neck and back pain in one […]

Get the App, Save a Life

Get the App, Save a Life

Published: October 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat You use your smartphone to make calls, send messages, take pictures, and play games. Now you can use it to save lives. Earlier this month, UF Health […]

ARAC Rethinks Research

ARAC Rethinks Research

Published: October 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat A new research council is reviewing study proposals in the Department of Anesthesiology. The Anesthesia Research Advisory Council (ARAC) aims to bring the department closer to its goal of becoming […]

Andrea Castro Cara, RN, BSN, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator Awarded CCRC Credential

Published: October 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 […]

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Paper Selected as One of the Best Articles of 2017

Published: September 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: September 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: […]

CSSALT Summer Intern Works on Improving Tech

CSSALT Summer Intern Works on Improving Tech

Published: August 23rd, 2018

Patrick Liem joined us from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on a summer internship. While he was here with us, Liem designed and implemented new mixed-reality learning modules for the […]

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Article Published in Anesthesiology News

Published: August 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.

Pradip Kamat, PhD

Pradip Kamat, PhD, Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

Published: August 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 […]

Drs. Looper and Bursian

Anesthesiology Residents Elected to FMA-RFS Governing Council

Published: August 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: August 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 […]

Dr. Lampotang teaching at the Cade Museum

CSSALT Visits Cade Museum

Published: July 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: June 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: June 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: June 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 […]

Alberto Bursian, MD

Alberto Bursian: Political Advocacy in Medicine

Published: June 5th, 2018

By Alberto Bursian, MD When I first began my residency in July 2016, my only goal was to make sure I did no harm. In July 2017, when I was […]

Megan Koenig: Thoughts from a Research Coordinator

Published: June 5th, 2018

By Megan Koenig As a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Department of Anesthesiology, I have had the opportunity to understand clinical care and to play a role in the discovery of […]

A Look Inside the Lives of Your Colleagues

A Look Inside the Lives of Your Colleagues

Published: June 5th, 2018

We pass each other in the hall, we exchange emails, we chat in the break room, but how well do we really know our colleagues? Five randomly selected members of […]

Lauren Berkow: Spotlight on Sustainability

Lauren Berkow: Spotlight on Sustainability

Published: June 5th, 2018

By Lauren Berkow, MD, UF Sustainability Committee Did you know that April was Earth Month? In our practice as anesthesiologists, what we do every day can directly impact the environmental […]

Dr. Giordano working on a simulation

Dr. Giordano’s Faculty Enhancement Opportunity

Published: June 5th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat The Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard University is coming to UF. In August, the Center will offer a 4-day Advanced Instructor Course, which will give faculty […]

Blood bag in a hospital room

Hemopure: An Alternative to Blood Transfusion

Published: June 5th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat Sometimes, when you’re bleeding to death, a blood transfusion is not an option. A mother injured during an earthquake in California needs a blood transfusion — along […]

Shirley Graves, MD, DSc(HON)

Shirley Graves: Turn Around, the Future is Now

Published: June 5th, 2018

By Shirley Graves, MD, DSc(Hon) Where does the time go? What changes as time moves on? You turn around and it’s tomorrow. Turn around, turn around, and it’s another year. […]

NAMHR and the University of Florida

NAMHR Moves to UF

Published: May 30th, 2018

By Christina Hendricks, MA UF is now the home of a national registry for malignant hyperthermia (MH) data. For more than 15 years, the North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry (NAMHR) […]

Residents perform intubation during Basic Skills Boot Camp

Residents Learn the Ropes in Basic Skills Boot Camp

Published: May 29th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat Imagine you’re a resident: Your intern year is over, and you’ve just started your first year of anesthesia training. You’re in the operating room helping to manage […]

2nd place oral presentation winners Megan Koenig & Andrea Castro Cara

2018 Department Celebration of Research

Published: May 29th, 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 […]

Judith Wishin and Megan Koenig in front of their poster presentation

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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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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Article Published in the Journal of Surgical Education

Published: April 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 […]

Article Published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Published: March 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 […]

Alberto Bursian, MD, presenting at NANS 2018

Colleagues Present at NANS 2018

Published: February 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 […]

Lauren Berkow, MD, Appointed to UF Committee

Published: January 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 […]

Penny Reynolds, PhD

Penny Reynolds, PhD, Appointed to IACUC

Published: January 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 […]

Penny Reynolds, PhD

Penny Reynolds, PhD, Serves on International Advisory Panel

Published: November 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 […]

2017 Alumni Reception

Alumni Reception at the ASA Annual Meeting

Published: October 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 […]

Dr. Martynyuk

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

Published: October 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 […]

Dr. Avner Sidi

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

Published: August 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) […]

Dr. Berkow judging at the FMA Annual Poster Symposium

Dr. Lauren Berkow Judges at the FMA Poster Symposium

Published: August 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 […]

Drs. Avner Sidi, Jeff White, and Barys Ihnatsenka

2017 Faculty Promotions

Published: June 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: June 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 […]

Codonics label machine

ORs Receive New Labeling Machines

Published: May 29th, 2017

By Adriana Barbat Sixty-one new drug-labeling machines have been placed in the operating rooms at UF Health. The Codonics Safe Label System machines dispense labels by using the bar code […]

Dr. Sappenfield presenting at the 2017 ASA Conference

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 […]

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 & […]

Rene Przkora, MD

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 […]

Daryl J. Kor, MD

Journal Club on Post-Transfusion Pulmonary Complications

Published: March 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: March 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 […]

Kiki Nin, MD

Kiki Nin, MD, Appointed Medical Director of FSC

Published: December 14th, 2016

Kiki Nin, MD, has been appointed medical director of the Florida Surgical Center (FSC). FSC is an ambulatory center serving the outpatient surgical needs of patients cared for at UF […]

David A. Paulus, MD

Honoring the memory of Dr. David Paulus

Published: December 12th, 2016

On December 12, 2012, we lost our friend and colleague David A. Paulus, MD. Dr. Paulus worked for 35 years here at UF as an Anesthesiologist. Here is a video […]

Nettie Van Wyen

Please Welcome Nettie Van Wyen to the Department of Anesthesiology!

Published: December 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, […]

Ajay Antony, MD, Performs First DRG Stimulation

Published: November 14th, 2016

Dr. Ajay Antony performed the very first Dorsal Root Ganglion or DRG stimulation procedure at UF Health on October 31, 2016. In 2016, He and the UF Health Pain Medicine […]

Scott Sumner, MBA

Published: October 31st, 2016

Scott Sumner began his career in academic medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine during the early 1990s. He has held a wide variety of positions in physician […]

Donald Caton

Donald Caton, MD, Awarded Distinguished Service Award

Published: October 27th, 2016

Dr. Caton, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida, was awarded the first ever Distinguished Service Award  from the Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology! […]

Welcome John Travis Parsons, PhD!

Published: October 21st, 2016

Dr. Parsons joins us as an Assistant Professor of Research and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where he worked as an Assistant Professor in the […]

Jiepei Zhu, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Jiepei Zhu, MD, PhD, to the Department of Anesthesiology

Published: October 21st, 2016

Dr. Zhu joins us as a Research Assistant Professor and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where he worked as an Assistant Professor in […]

Richa Wardhan, MD

Please join us in welcoming Richa Wardhan, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: October 17th, 2016

Dr. Wardhan joins us as an Assistant Professor and comes to us from Yale University School of Medicine, where she was an Assistant Professor and Fellowship Director of Regional Anesthesia. […]

Please join us in welcoming Amy M. Gunnett, RN, CCRC, to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: October 7th, 2016

Mrs. Gunnett joined us on September 22, 2016, as a Clinical Research Coordinator III and comes to us from Pediatric Hepatology and Gastroenterology, where she worked as a Senior Registered […]

Emergency Airway Lab

2016 Emergency Medicine Airway Day

Published: September 29th, 2016

On September 15th, 2016, Drs. Cometa and Sappenfeld held an Airway Skills Lab at the Harrell Medical Education Building. This was done in conjunction with Emergency Medicine’s Airway Day. Before the […]

Dr. Dore and team at the 2016 Heart Walk

Doré Lab Raises Money for Stroke Research

Published: September 26th, 2016

Dr. Doré and the Stroke Research Lab participated in the annual Heart Walk on September 24, 2016, for Alachua County. The team raised an amazing $1,325 for stroke research. Teams consisting […]

Dr. Linda Le-Wendling

Linda Le-Wendling, MD, Wins Best of Category

Published: September 19th, 2016

Dr. Linda Le-Wendling has won Best of Category for Regional Anesthesia at the IARS 2016 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium which was held on May 21,2016. Dr. Le-Wendling was […]

UF Health Pain Management- Ayers opened September 1, 2016

Published: September 15th, 2016

The UF Health Pain Medicine Division of the Department of Anesthesiology has a fantastic new facility to care for patients suffering from pain. UF Health Pain Management- Ayers opened September […]

Stefanie Vallencourt, DO

Stefanie Vallancourt, DO, Selected Scholars’ Award Finalist

Published: September 13th, 2016

Dr. Vallancourt was identified as a Scholars’ Award finalist for the IARS 2016 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium for her abstract Massive Cardiac Thrombosis and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy in a Patient […]

Dr. Martynyuk Takes 3rd Place

Published: September 13th, 2016

Anatoly Martynyuk, PhD, won 3rd Prize in Neuroscience Posters at the 16th Annual World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists 2016 Conference in Hong Kong for his poster “Long-term developmental synaptic […]

Our Doctors Help Separate Conjoined Twins

Our Doctors Help Separate Conjoined Twins

Published: September 9th, 2016

Our anesthesiologists, Drs. Pitkin, Irwin, Greene, Moore and Davies, help separate conjoined twins in a groundbreaking procedure. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Conjoined twin girls who were connected at the heart and […]

Please Join Us in Welcoming Lauren Berkow, MD

Published: September 5th, 2016

Dr. Berkow joins us on September 1 as an Associate Professor for the Division of Neuroanesthesia and Director of Anesthesia Supplies and Equipment. She comes to us from the Johns […]

Rene Przkora, MD

Congratulations on our New Pain Medicine Fellowship Grant!

Published: August 26th, 2016

  It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Rene Przkora and the Pain Medicine Fellowship has been awarded an educational grant by Boston Scientific. The grant will help support the efforts […]

Mary Jane Michael

Welcome Mary Jane Michael!

Published: August 24th, 2016

Mary Jane Michael, RN, BSN, MS, CCRC, joins us as a Manager of Clinical Research. She comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where she worked […]

Penny Reynolds, PhD

Welcome Dr. Penny Reynolds!

Published: August 22nd, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Penny S. Reynolds, PhD, to the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Reynolds joins us as an Assistant Professor and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University […]

Brandon Lopez, MD

Please join us in welcoming Brandon Lopez, MD, to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Published: August 16th, 2016

Dr. Lopez joined us on August 1, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia. He comes to us from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where […]

2016 interns

A Warm Welcome for our New Interns and their Families!

Published: August 12th, 2016

On July 23rd 2016, Drs. Enneking and Scarborough invited the entire Department to their beautiful lake house to welcome the incoming interns and their families into their new Anesthesiology Family. […]

Rensheng Zhang, MD, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Rensheng (Victor) Zhang, MD, PhD!

Published: August 10th, 2016

Dr. Zhang joins us as an Associate Professor and comes to us from the Anesthesia Consultants of CA Med Group in San Diego, California, where he was a staff physician […]

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Taran Sangari!

Published: August 5th, 2016

Dr. Sangari joined us on May 16, 2016, as an Associate Professor and Associate Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia, and he comes to us from Valley Children’s Place in Madera, California, […]

Welcome Dr. Derek Covington!

Published: August 3rd, 2016

Dr. Covington joined us on July 1, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Multi-specialty Anesthesiology, and comes to us from the University of California Irvine School of […]

Please welcome Dr. Ajay Antony to the Department!

Published: August 1st, 2016

Dr. Antony joined us on July 1, 2016, as an Assistant Professor for the Division of Chronic Pain. He comes to us from our very own department where he served […]

Decision-Making, Motivation, and Leadership Course a Success!

Published: July 29th, 2016

Each year a group of residents spend hours of their own time reading literature on developing leadership and professionalism skills during a seminar course called Decision-Making, Motivation, and Leadership.  Every […]

Dr. Sappenfield Promoted to Director and Chief of Division

Published: July 28th, 2016

Joshua Sappenfield, MD, has been promoted to Medical Director of the Preoperative Clinic and Chief of the Perioperative Medicine Division. Please join us in congratulating him on his promotion!

2016 Faculty Promotions

Published: July 11th, 2016

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 […]

Tim Martin, MD

Dr. Martin Appointed Senior Examiner for ABA

Published: June 27th, 2016

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 […]

Drs. Graves, Enneking and Modell

Dr. Enneking Donates to Gravenstein Scholars Endowment

Published: June 10th, 2016

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 […]

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

Published: June 7th, 2016

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 […]

Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Published: June 6th, 2016

With our thanks and congratulations from the Department of Anesthesiology!    

ShandsCair Difficult Airway Course

ShandsCair Difficult Airway Course – a great Success!

Published: May 26th, 2016

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 […]

Three of Our Doctors Volunteer with Healing the Children

Published: May 24th, 2016

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 […]

Dr. Ferenc Rabai Receives Scientific Achievement Award

Published: May 18th, 2016

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”. […]

Bruce Spiess, MD, FAHA

Welcome Dr. Bruce Spiees, MD, FAHA!

Published: May 16th, 2016

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, […]

Welcome table to The Department of Anesthesiology's Celebration of Research

2016 Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research

Published: May 13th, 2016

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 […]

Grand opening of the children's surgical center

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

Published: April 25th, 2016

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 […]

Stefanie Vallencourt and Ashley Screws 1st and 2nd place for "Best Overall Presentation"

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

Published: April 20th, 2016

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 […]

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

Published: April 4th, 2016

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 […]

Stan the simulator man

Patient Simulator Demonstrated at Patient Safety and Quality Week

Published: March 26th, 2016

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 […]

New Residents Announced at 2016 Match Day

Published: March 24th, 2016

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 […]

Natalia Klosak-Pawlowicz Inducted into GHHS

Published: March 22nd, 2016

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 […]

Rebecca Lovely Celebrates Retirement from UF Department of Anesthesiology after 40 Years of Service!

Rebecca Lovely Celebrates Retirement from UF Department of Anesthesiology after 40 Years of Service!

Published: March 18th, 2016

  As you may know, Rebecca Lovely retires on March 17th, after serving over 40 years in the department. Along with this great accomplishment, she was given an award named […]

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

Published: March 17th, 2016

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, […]

2016 UF Health Perioperative Golf Tournament

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

Published: March 16th, 2016

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 […]

Alberto Bursian at the 2016 Celebration of Research

College of Medicine: 2016 Celebration of Research

Published: March 10th, 2016

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 […]

Please join us in welcoming Kathy Parrish!

Published: March 8th, 2016

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 […]

Congratulations to Drs. Mehta and Dooley!

Published: March 7th, 2016

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 […]

Congratulations to Drs. Le, Smith and Janelle!

Published: March 4th, 2016

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 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Cole Dooley!

Published: March 3rd, 2016

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 […]

Congratulations on the Acceptance of your Poster Presentation!

Published: March 2nd, 2016

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,” […]

Congratulations Drs. Vasilopoulos & Morey!

Published: March 2nd, 2016

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 […]

Honoring Rebecca Lovely

Published: March 1st, 2016

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 […]

Alumna Stephanie Hollis, MD, Named COO of Solar Stik

Published: February 29th, 2016

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 […]

Tim Martin, MD

New Associate Chair for Education & Residency Program Director Appointed!

Published: February 17th, 2016

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.  […]

Dr. Azra Bihorac

Congratulations to Dr. Bihorac on her Smith Award!

Published: February 8th, 2016

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 […]

Lou Oberndorf honored as Simulation Pioneer at IMSH meeting

Published: January 26th, 2016

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 […]

Ramachandran Ramani, MBBS, MD

Dr. Ramachandran Ramani Joins the Department

Published: January 19th, 2016

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 […]

Sanjeev Kumar, MD

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Joins the Department

Published: January 18th, 2016

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 […]

Nancy Hanner

Nancy Hanner Celebrates Retirement from UF Department of Anesthesiology after 35 Years of Service

Published: January 15th, 2016

As many of you know, Nancy Hanner retires this month, after 35 years in the department. For most of those years, she has been the primary faculty support person for […]

Kidney Injury Common Following Vascular Surgery

Published: December 23rd, 2015

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 […]

Department of Anesthesiology Receives High Rankings on Doximity

Published: December 10th, 2015

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 […]

Dr. Lampotang showing how a simulator works

4th Annual Procedurepalooza a Great Success

Published: December 4th, 2015

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 […]

Dr. Lampotang and Albert the Alligator

CSSALT Demonstration at President Fuchs Inauguration

Published: December 3rd, 2015

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 […]

Dr. Peggy White Elected to AUA Council

Published: December 2nd, 2015

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 […]

Gator Works Fall 2015!

Published: November 16th, 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 […]

Happy World Anesthesiology Day!

Happy World Anesthesiology Day!

Published: October 16th, 2015

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 […]

Tammy Euliano, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Euliano!

Published: September 16th, 2015

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 […]

Congratulations to the CCM Fellows!

Published: September 14th, 2015

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

Published: September 8th, 2015

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 […]

Dr. Cometa Joins the Department

Published: August 31st, 2015

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 […]

Congratulations on your Grant!

Published: August 24th, 2015

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 […]

Welcome Dr. Renard Sessions

Published: August 12th, 2015

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 […]

First Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) held in the New George T. Harell, MD Medical Education Building

George T. Harrell, MD, Medical Education Building Opens

Published: August 11th, 2015

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 […]

Stephen Vose, MD

Welcome Dr. Stephen Vose

Published: August 9th, 2015

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 […]

Timothy W. Martin, MD, MBA

Welcome Dr. Timothy Martin!

Published: August 6th, 2015

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 […]

Many thanks for your participation!

Published: July 31st, 2015

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 […]

Welcome Dr. Mohamed!

Published: July 20th, 2015

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 […]

Congratulations to our CA-2 class!

Published: July 17th, 2015

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 […]

Welcome Dr. Zayas-Bazan

Published: July 15th, 2015

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 […]

Partick Tighe, MD, MS

UF receives $2.5 million grant to study postsurgical pain

Published: July 14th, 2015

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 […]

Welcome Dr. Kiley!

Published: July 9th, 2015

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. […]

Jack Hagan, MD

Welcome Dr. Jack Hagan!

Published: July 6th, 2015

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 […]

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

Published: June 10th, 2015

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 […]

Hero of military medicine award

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

Published: June 5th, 2015

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 […]

Full STEAM Ahead – Career Day was a Success!

Published: June 1st, 2015

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 […]

Congratulations to Julie Veal!

Published: May 30th, 2015

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, […]