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Resident Spotlight: Lida Esfandiary, MD

Originally from Miami, Lida Esfandiary, MD, earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Florida in 2014 before attending UF’s College of Medicine. In her final year of medical school, she earned the prestigious J.S. Gravenstein Award…

New simulator aims to educate clinicians on pterygopalatine fossa block

The pterygopalatine fossa block simulator, built over the past year with a grant from the I. Heermann Anesthesia Foundation (IHAF), is now ready for validation with trainees. Ultimately, it could be used to train providers in several UF Health locations on as many as eight other head and neck blocks.

Critical Care Medicine Hosts Core Skills Boot Camp

Sixteen fellows from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Surgery had the opportunity to practice core critical care skills on simulation equipment during a multidisciplinary 3-day boot camp August 12-14. The 3 didactic days included lectures, interactive problem-based learning discussions, task training, team training, and simulation. Scheduling…

Welcome 2020 Critical Care Medicine Fellows

Five anesthesiologists and two emergency medicine physicians began their Critical Care Medicine Fellowship with us this summer. Please help us welcome them to the team! Jacqueline Boehme, MD Residency Specialty: Anesthesiology Residency Institution: Brigham & Women’s Hospital Medical Education: Harvard Medical School Dr. Boehme has a passion for the…

Welcome 2020 Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellows

Four anesthesiologists began their Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship with us this summer. Please help us welcome them to the team! Jordan Brewer, MD Residency Specialty: Anesthesiology Residency Institution: University of Florida Medical Education: University of Texas When Dr. Brewer is not working, he enjoys getting outdoors either to run…

Welcome 2020 Acute & Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellows

Five anesthesiologists began their Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship with us this summer. Please help us welcome them to the team! Andrey Bilko, MD Residency Specialty: AnesthesiologyResidency Institution: Penn StateMedical Education: Penn State In his free time, Dr. Bilko enjoys being outside, especially near the water, where he…

How to Become an Anesthesiologist in Florida

While the path to become an anesthesiologist is long — it will likely take at least 12 years to complete all of the necessary post-secondary education, and several years longer for those who want to specialize or obtain certifications that could enhance job prospects — the job outlook and salary…

Residents of the Month: March & April

Please join us in congratulating our residents of the month for March and April. These residents were nominated by their fellow residents and faculty for their hard work, motivation, and going above and beyond in their duties. The resident of the month for March is fourth-year resident Matt Gunst, MD.

Simulation Symposium Hosted for Visiting Chinese Anesthesiologists

On October 18, 2019, our department hosted a simulation symposium for visiting Chinese anesthesiologists. The symposium titled “How to train a confident and competent anesthesiologist” introduced the most innovative simulation technologies for resident and fellow education and established an academic platform for anesthesiologist collaboration between the US and China. Seventeen…

Division of Pain Medicine Announces New Fellows

Congratulations to the Division of Pain Medicine, which has successfully matched all six Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship positions for the 2020-21 academic year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The fellowship prides itself on producing physicians who are technically skilled in interventional pain management as well as poised to…

Critical Care Medicine Fellows Gain Experience in Inaugural Boot Camp

Ten first-year fellows from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurology, and Surgery had the opportunity to practice core critical care skills on simulation equipment and gain exposure to new faculty during a multidisciplinary three-day boot camp. The inaugural Critical Care Medicine Boot Camp included lectures, task trainers, and Advanced…

Welcome to Our 2019 Fellows

Please help us welcome all of our incoming acute and perioperative pain, cardiothoracic, critical care, and pain medicine fellows!