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February Faculty Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Karisa Walker, M.D., M.Ed., associate professor of anesthesiology and associate program director of education assessments, who was chosen by our residents as the February Faculty Educator of the Month! Read on for some excerpts from her nominations. “Dr. Walker has an extensive background in educational theory, particularly for…

Staff honored with UF Superior Accomplishment Awards

We are excited to announce that two of our staff members—Kathy Parrish, MBA, and Abbey Doege—have been honored with 2024 Superior Accomplishment Awards for their outstanding contributions to our department and institution! Winners of the Superior Accomplishment Awards are nominated by supervisors, peers, and customers. They have shown a consistent…

December Faculty Educator of the Month

Congratulations to associate professor of anesthesiology Joshua Sappenfield, M.D., who was chosen by our residents as the December Faculty Educator of the Month! Check out some of the comments from his nominations to see why our residents love working with this talented physician. “Dr. Sappenfield is a great teacher, always…

December Resident of the Month: Jarrett Schmidt, D.O.

Congratulations to Jarrett Schmidt, D.O., who was chosen by his colleagues as the December Resident of the Month! Read some quotes from his nominations to see why this award is so well deserved. “An intellectual force of nature. He was extraordinarily helpful on multiple occasions, providing direct help to fellow…

Kayser Enneking, M.D., honored by UF Women in Medicine and Science

Kayser Enneking, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and orthopaedics, was recently honored by UF Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) for her professional excellence, contribution as a role model, and outstanding leadership. Enneking, who also received the UF College of Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year,…

October Faculty Educator of the Month

Please help us congratulate Patrick Millan, M.D, who was chosen by our residents as the October 2023 Faculty Educator of the Month. Dr. Millan is an assistant professor in the division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, and it’s no surprise to see him win this award. He was recently one…

October Resident of the Month

Please help us congratulate our October Resident of the Month, Elaine Kerr, M.D.! Dr. Kerr’s colleagues can’t say enough about what a pleasure she is to work with, both because of her clinical expertise and her personal interactions. Read on for some of her nominations. “Elaine is another…

10 faculty receive 2023 Exemplary Teacher Awards

We are pleased to announce that 10 Department of Anesthesiology faculty members have received the Exemplary Teacher Award for 2023. Eligible faculty are nominated from each department and participate in a college-wide competition. Faculty are selected based on the excellence of their teaching of medical students, residents and fellows,…

August Faculty Educator of the Month: Jordan Phillips, M.D.

Please help us congratulate Jordan Phillips, M.D., who was chosen by our residents as the August 2023 Faculty Educator of the Month. Dr. Phillips joined us as an assistant professor in July in the Division of Critical Care Medicine after completing his fellowship with us, so it’s fair to…

UF Anesthesiology leads the way at FSA 2023

More than twenty faculty, residents, and staff from the Department of Anesthesiology had a great weekend at the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting held June 9-11 at The Breakers in West Palm Beach, Florida. Hayden Dohnalek, M.D., who graduated from residency this month and is…

May Resident of the Month: Kelley Martin, M.D.

Please help us congratulate our May 2023 Resident of the Month: Kelley Martin, M.D.! Dr. Martin was nominated by her fellow residents and faculty for her consistent hard work and dedication. Below are some quotes from her nominations. “Kelley is a superstar on so many levels. Her preparation of…

April Resident of the Month: Daniel Aine, D.O.

Please help us congratulate our April 2023 Resident of the Month: Daniel Aine, D.O.! Dr. Aine was nominated by his fellow residents and faculty for consistently and selflessly supporting his colleagues. Below are some quotes from his nominations. “Always has a positive attitude, always steps up to the plate.

Katie Cairnes and Amy Gunnett Win 2023 Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations to Katie Cairnes, assistant director of perioperative analytics, and Amy Gunnett, clinical research manager, for being selected as the winners of the seventh annual Rebecca Y. Lovely Outstanding Service Award! Amy and Katie were nominated by other members of their department for this award, which recognizes exemplary performance,…

March Resident of the Month: Tyler Ray, M.D.

Please help us congratulate our March 2023 Resident of the Month: Tyler Ray, M.D., CA-2! Dr. Ray was nominated by his fellow residents and faculty for consistently going above and beyond in his duties. He’s described as a “true team player.” Below are some quotes from his nominations.

Shahrukh Bengali, M.D., Receives Outstanding Resident Educator Award

We are proud to announce that fourth-year resident Shahrukh Bengali, M.D., was honored with the 2022 Outstanding Resident Educator Award on March 14 at the Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education reception. “I am truly honored to have received this award and am thankful to my own teachers over the…

February Resident of the Month: Talles Sidronio, M.D.

Please help us congratulate our February 2023 Resident of the Month: Talles Sidronio, M.D., CA-3! Dr. Sidronio was nominated by his fellow residents and faculty for his hard work and motivation and for going above and beyond in his duties. Below are some of the quotes from his nominations.

Martin Noguera, M.S., Honored with UF Superior Accomplishment Award

We are pleased to announce that Martin Noguera, M.S., Research Administrator II, has been honored with the 2023 UF Superior Accomplishment Award for his outstanding contributions to our department and institution! The Superior Accomplishment Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding faculty and staff for their dedication to their…

Laurie Davies, M.D., recognized for service as ABA Examiner

Laurie Davies, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, was recently honored for 30 years of service as a full examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. She has served as a full examiner from 1992 to 2022 and was recognized at the end of a recent Applied Examination week this…

Leah Buletti Wins 2022 Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations to Leah Buletti, editorial assistant, for being selected as the winner of the sixth annual Rebecca Y. Lovely Outstanding Service Award! Leah was nominated by five members of the department for this award. Below are some highlights from her nominations. “Leah is a single common denominator in much…

Vera Rehberg honored with UF Superior Accomplishment Award

We are excited to announce that Vera Rehberg, administrative specialist II, has been honored with the 2021-22 UF Superior Accomplishment Award for her outstanding contributions to our department and institution. The Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize faculty and staff who have shown efficiency or economy in their work, contributed outstanding and…

Dr. Reynolds receives 2021 UK Animals in Science Education Trust 3Rs Prize

Please help us congratulate Penny Reynolds, Ph.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology, for winning the 2021 UK Animals in Science Education Trust 3Rs Prize for her presentation, titled “Non-aversive handling and mouse colony breeding productivity: Welfare improves, costs decline.” Reynolds gave the presentation at the UK Laboratory Animal Science…

2021 IHAF funding recipients announced

Congratulations to Jiamei Hou, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Franklin, D.O., Sanjeev Kumar, M.D., and Isaac Luria, M.D., who have received IHAF 2021 Education Awards from the I. Heermann Anesthesia Foundation (IHAF). The purpose of IHAF is to encourage and support scholarly pursuits designed to enhance the field of anesthesia through…

Ricky McHugh Honored by UF Graduate Medical Education Office

Congratulations to Ricky McHugh, residency/fellowship coordinator II, who has been honored with the 4th Quarter 2021 Program Coordinator Superstar award from the UF Graduate Medical Education Office! Ricky was nominated by Timothy W. Martin, M.D., M.B.A., FASA, professor of anesthesiology, associate chair for education, and chief of the Division…

Class of 2021 Residents Recognized

At the first in-person celebration in over a year, the residents of our Class of 2021 were recognized for their achievements and hard work over the past four years. The ceremony at Touchdown Terrace in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium marked a return to normalcy as UF Health’s successful vaccine campaign…

Dr. Ogbemudia Honored by Nursing Staff for Outstanding Patient Care

Congratulations to anesthesiology intern Blessing Ogbemudia, M.D., who has been honored with the LEAD Resident Award presented by UF Health Shands Hospital nursing staff for his outstanding performance in promoting high-quality patient care. The award recognizes a resident who has gone above and beyond professionally and in their patient…

Dr. Enneking Receives 2021 Gaston Labat Award from ASRA

F. Kayser Enneking, M.D., has been honored with the 2021 Gaston Labat Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. She delivered a lecture at the 46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting on May 15 as part of the Excellence in ASRA…

Carley Hume Wins 2021 Rebecca Lovely Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations to Carley Hume, administrative assistant II, for being selected as the winner of the fifth annual Rebecca Y. Lovely Outstanding Service Award! Carley joined our department in early 2020 and has consistently demonstrated dedication, professionalism, efficiency, and enthusiasm in her role in the Chair’s Office. Nominators noted that…

Staff honored with UF Superior Accomplishment Awards

We are excited to announce that two staff members – Kathy Parrish, MBA, and Christina Hendricks, MA – have been awarded 2020–2021 UF Superior Accomplishment Awards for their outstanding contributions to our department and institution during an especially challenging year.  The Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize faculty and staff who have shown efficiency or economy…

Dr. Price receives mid-career research award from International Neuropsychological Society

Congratulations to Catherine Price, PhD, ABPP/CN, who has been awarded a prestigious mid-career research award from the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). Dr. Price, an Associate Professor and Paul Satz Term Professor who co-directs the Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network (PeCAN), received the Arthur Benton Award for Mid-Career Research at…