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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…

Samsun Lampotang, Ph.D, voted into the Society of Teaching Scholars

Samsun Lampotang, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology and director of the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT), has been voted into the University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars (STS) by current society members. “We recognize your ongoing commitment to education and know that you will continue to…

Maria Öhrn, M.D, joins the department

Maria A. K. Öhrn, M.D., joined the Department of Anesthesiology in January as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. Öhrn is a “triple gator,” having completed her bachelor’s degree, medical degree, and anesthesiology residency here at the University of Florida. She was also a clinical instructor/special fellow…

Tom Guyton, M.D., joins the department

Tom Guyton, M.D., rejoined the UF Department of Anesthesiology faculty this month as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. Guyton earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his anesthesiology residency here at the University of Florida. After completing an NIH Training Grant at the…

December 2023 publications

Congratulations to all those who had work published in December! Published faculty were Doctors Bose, Fahy, Ihnatsenka, Reynolds, Sibille, Le-Wendling, Maybauer, Vasilopoulos, and Wardhan. A&A Practice Nimma S, Gans A, Wardhan R, Allen W. Remimazolam sedation and neuraxial anesthesia in a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis undergoing an open…

Burhan Kazaal, M.D., joins the department

Burhan Kazaal, M.D., joined the department this month as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. Kazaal earned his medical degree from Damascus University in Damascus, Syria.  After working as a primary care physician at Riyadh Central Hospital in Saudi Arabia for several years, he came to…

Dr. Mohamed and Dr. Howell Awarded RAPiDS Grants

Two Department of Anesthesiology faculty have received RAPiDS (Rapid AI Prototyping and Development for patient Safety) Cycle 2 Grants to support artificial intelligence-aided projects to enhance patients’ postsurgical outcomes and maximize resource efficiency. Basma Mohamed, MBChB, associate professor and chief of the Division of Perioperative Medicine, was awarded a…

Modell-Shah Lecture in Anesthesiology focuses on AI

The Jerome H. Modell, M.D., – Dinesh O. Shah, Ph.D., Annual Lecture in Anesthesiology returned this year after a three-year hiatus. The third annual lecture featured a discussion on artificial intelligence in anesthesiology presented by Maxime Cannesson, M.D., Ph.D. Doctors Graves, Cannesson, Janelle, and Modave The lecture, titled “Artificial Intelligence…

Chris Edwards, M.D., appointed MOCA Minutes question author

Congratulations to Chris Edwards, M.D., who has been invited to serve as a question author for the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) MOCA Minute Pediatric Anesthesiology Committee. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Minute questions are designed to help anesthesiologists keep up-to-date with changing trends and industry advancements…

AI-Enhanced Anesthesiology Part One: The Future of Patient Care

Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a transformative force in medicine, promising to revolutionize health care. The potential of AI to enhance the field of anesthesiology extends beyond data research and analysis to clinical technologies and decision support. A number of initiatives within the UF College of Medicine’s Department of…

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…

Shiv Rawal, M.D., joins the department

Shiv Rawal, M.D., joined the department this month as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Divisions of Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Rawal earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, and completed his anesthesiology residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis,…

Kathleen McDonald, D.O., M.A., joins the department

Kathleen McDonald, D.O., M.A., joined the department last month as an assistant professor in the division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. McDonald earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, and holds a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval…

September Faculty Educator of the Month: Chris Goldstein, M.D.

Please help us congratulate Chris Goldstein, M.D, who was chosen by our residents as the September 2023 Faculty Educator of the Month. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated anesthesiology faculty based at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Our residents used words like “compassionate,” “patient,” and “exciting” to describe his work…

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…

Sarah Blake, M.D., joins the department

Sarah Blake, M.D., joined the department last month as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. Blake earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her anesthesiology residency and pain management fellowship, as well as a research fellowship, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Blake comes…

August 2023 publications

Congratulations to everyone who was published in August 2023! Published faculty were Doctors Austin, Boezaart, Dooley, Edwards, Enneking, Gonzalez, Gravenstein, Janelle, Maybauer, Nin, Price, Pitkin, Reina, Reynolds, Robicsek, Sullivan, and Wenzel. ASAIO Journal Brewer JM, Broman LM, Maybauer MO. A Plea for Adoption of the Common ECLS…

Federico Jimenez Ruiz, M.D., joins the department

Federico Jimenez Ruiz, M.D., joined the department in July as an assistant professor in the divisions of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine. Jimenez Ruiz earned his medical degree from Universidad CES in Medellin, Colombia, and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Minnesota. He then completed a regional…

July 2023 publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in July of 2023! Published Department of Anesthesiology faculty were Doctors Boezaart, Dooley, Edwards, Euliano, Gonzalez, Ihnatsenka, Jimenez-Ruiz, Le-Wendling, Maybauer, Smith, and Reynolds. Anesthesia and Analgesia Jimenez-Ruiz F, Dooley FC, Gonzalez SN, Edwards CM. Imbalance in clinically meaningful variables. Anesth Analg. 2023;137(2):e13-e14. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000006559…

Jordan Phillips, M.D., joins the department

Jordan D. Phillips, M.D., joined us in July as an assistant professor in the division of Critical Care Medicine. Phillips received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and also completed his anesthesiology residency there, where he acted as co-chief resident and received the 2022 John…

Chris Samouce, Ph.D., joins faculty

Chris Samouce, Ph.D., has been promoted to assistant scientist in the division of research and will continue to work with the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT). He joined CSSALT in October as a software engineer. Samouce earned both his B.S. and Ph.D. in physics from…

Department appoints clinical directors of research

UF Department of Anesthesiology leadership have appointed several clinical directors of research with the goal of increasing research and scholarly activity across the department’s clinical divisions. These new leadership positions were created to develop a cohort of clinicians with an in-depth knowledge of research resources and methodologies. “The role of…

Five faculty promoted in 2023

Five of our amazing faculty were promoted this year, effective July 1, 2023. Congratulations to Linda Le-Wendling, M.D., Basma Mohamed, MBChB, Cameron Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Jose Soberon, M.D., and Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S.! Le-Wendling and Tighe have been promoted to the rank of clinical professor and professor, respectively. Mohamed and…

Timothy Feldheim, M.D., M.S., joins the department

Timothy Vincent Feldheim, M.D., M.S., joined us in June as an assistant professor in the divisions of Multispecialty Anesthesiology, Vascular Anesthesiology, and Pain Medicine. He joins us from Cincinnati, where he worked as an interventional pain physician in private practice. Dr. Feldheim received his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular…

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 2023 publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in May of 2023! Published faculty were Doctors Doré, Fahy, Kumar, Lopez, Maybauer, Sappenfield, Schutte, Seubert, Spiess, Tighe, Vose, and Wardhan. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association O’Brien K, Feng R, Sieber F, Marcantonio ER, Tierney A, Magaziner J, Carson JL,…

Faculty Awarded Department of Anesthesiology Research Opportunity Funds

The Department of Anesthesiology’s Spring 2023 research funding opportunity, which closed on May 5, awarded five research grants totaling $18,415 to support faculty research. The winners are Michael Franklin, D.O., Amanda Frantz, M.D., Sebastian R. Gatica-Moris, M.D., Anatoly Martynyuk, Ph.D., and Soleil Schutte, M.D. Dr. Franklin’s proposal is…

Dr. Berkow Reelected to Faculty Senate

Lauren Berkow, M.D., FASA, professor of anesthesiology and chief of the division of neuroanesthesiology, has been reelected to the University of Florida Faculty Senate as a representative of the College of Medicine. Dr. Berkow, who has represented the College of Medicine since 2020, will begin her new term in…

April 2023 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in April of 2023! Published faculty were Doctors Austin, Boezart, Chembrovich, Edwards, Fahy, Garvan, Gravenstein, Ihnatsenka, Le-Wendling, Martynyuk, Maybauer, Mohamed, Morey, Sappenfield, Seubert, Tighe, and Vasilopoulos. Anesthesia and Analgesia Blaine KP, Dudaryk R, Milne AD, Moon TS, Nagy D, Sappenfield JW, Teng JJ. Training…

François Modave, Ph.D., Selected to be Associate Chair of Research

We are thrilled to announce that François Modave, Ph.D., has been chosen by department leadership to serve as our associate chair of research starting July 1. Dr. Modave envisions a future where our department can lead in building clinical informatics to support our research mission. He believes that tight…

Department of Anesthesiology Hosts 2023 Ski Summit

The University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology successfully hosted the 2023 Spring Anesthesia Ski Summit last month at the scenic Westgate Park City Resort and Spa in Park City, Utah. The event offered a distinctive platform for healthcare professionals from various institutions and departments across the country to come together,…

Department of Anesthesiology Focuses on Research During Annual Event

The 2023 Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research was held on March 29 to showcase the department’s exceptional research and encourage collaboration and mentorship. There were more than 100 attendees, including faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students. The event took place at the UF Health south tower conference rooms, where…

Raquel Buser, M.D., and John Heinbockel, M.D., MSEE, Join the Department

Raquel Buser, M.D., and John Heinbockel, M.D., MSEE, joined the Department of Anesthesiology in March. Raquel Buser, M.D., joined us as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology on March 20. She joins us from Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, where she…

February 2023 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in February 2023! Published faculty are: Drs. Martin, Reina, Loeb, Kumar, Haas, Martynyuk, Maybauer, Vasilopoulos, Lampotang, Przkora, Pitkin, Janelle and Sullivan. Anesthesia and Analgesia Connelly NR, Adler AC, Vanderberg LE, Conlin F, Mitchell JD, Goldstein S, Haspel RL; ATEST Collaborators; COLLABORATORS [Martin TW].

Basma Mohamed, MBChB, Recognized as a 2023 Quality Hero

This week UF Health has been hosting the 2023 Patient Safety Quality Week with speakers, education and poster sessions, and Quality Hero recognitions. Basma Mohamed, MBChB, assistant professor of anesthesiology and assistant program director for resident wellness, was nominated by her colleagues for the Outstanding Clinical Faculty/Advanced Practice…

Olga “Kiki” Nin, M.D., Appointed Assistant Chair for Clinical Services

We are pleased to announce Olga “Kiki” Nin, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and medical director of the UF Health Florida Surgical Center (FSC), has been appointed assistant chair for clinical services for the Department of Anesthesiology in the University of Florida College of Medicine. In this new role,…

Brenda Fahy, M.D., Voted into UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Brenda Fahy, M.D., MCCM, professor of anesthesiology, associate chair of faculty affairs and professional development, and program director of the Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship, has been voted into the University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars. Current members of the Society chose to…

Ben Chapin, M.D., Joins Faculty

Ben Chapin, M.D., a cognitive-behavioral neurologist who previously was a research fellow with the UF Health Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network (PeCAN), has joined the department as an assistant professor. Prior to stepping into his new role, he took part in the Integrative and Multidisciplinary Pain and Aging Research Training…

January 2023 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in January 2023! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Morey, Gravenstein, Seubert, Vasilopoulos, Martynyuk, Nin, Smith, Tighe, Price, Garvan, Reynolds, Frantz, Fahy, Przkora and Maybauer. Anesthesiology Ju LS, Zhu J, Brant JO, Morey TE, Gravenstein N, Seubert CN, Vasilopoulos T, Setlow B,…

Study Awarded Best Abstract by International Anesthesia Research Society

The study from the lab of Anatoly Martynyuk, Ph.D., titled “Neonatally sevoflurane-exposed and unexposed male rat cagemates affect each other’s neurodevelopmental phenotypes” has been accepted with the distinction of Kosaka Best Abstract Award Top Finalist for presentation at the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2023 Annual Meeting. The Kosaka…

Marc Maybauer, M.D., Ph.D., Joins the Department

Marc Oliver Maybauer, M.D., Ph.D., joined us in January as professor of anesthesiology and chief of our Critical Care Medicine Division. In addition, he will assume the responsibilities of Executive Director of the Critical Care Organization at UF and Director of the Anesthesiology ECMO Program. Before joining us, Dr. Maybauer…

Terrie Vasilopoulos, Ph.D., Named Statistical Editor for Journal of Clinical Anesthesia

Congratulations to Terrie Vasilopoulos, Ph.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and orthopaedic surgery & sports medicine, for being named a statistical editor for the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (JCA)! In this role, Dr. Vasilopoulos will review submitted papers for statistical quality as well as organize, write and solicit editorials on statistical…

Gregory M. Janelle, M.D., FASE, FASA, Appointed Interim Chair of Anesthesiology

We are pleased to announce that Gregory M. Janelle, M.D., FASE, FASA, has been appointed interim chair of the department of anesthesiology. In his new role, Dr. Janelle will provide leadership for anesthesiology’s residency and fellowship programs, interdisciplinary research programs and clinical services, and will oversee faculty development and administrative…

Tim Morey, M.D., Named CMO for UF Health Shands

We are excited to announce that Tim Morey, M.D., our department chair for the past ten years, has been named chief medical officer for UF Health Shands and senior associate dean for clinical affairs for the UF College of Medicine. Since 2013, Dr. Morey has served as chair of the…

Nishanthi Kandiah, M.D., and Karisa Walker, M.D., MEd, Join the Department

Nishanthi Kandiah, M.D., and Karisa Walker, M.D., M.Ed., both joined the department in January in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. Nishanthi Kandiah, M.D., joined the department in January as an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. Before joining us, she worked as an assistant professor of anesthesiology…

November 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in November 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Smith, Schutte, Doré, Austin, Wardhan, Gravenstein, Jeff White, Frantz, Tighe, Goettel, Price, Gonzalez, Cruz Beltran, Edwards, and Dooley. Anesthesiology Brian M. Ilfeld, Cameron R. Smith, Alparslan Turan, Edward R. Mariano, Matthew E. Miller,…

Terrie Vasilopoulos, Ph.D., Receives Best Paper Award

Terrie Vasilopoulos, Ph.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and orthopaedic surgery & sports medicine, was a co-author on a paper that received an honorable mention for the 2022 PM&R Best Paper Award. The award was given by PM&R, The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation (The Purple Journal) for the paper titled…

Yiu-Hei (Adrian) Ching, M.D., Joins the Department

Yiu-Hei (Adrian) Ching, M.D., joined us in December as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. Before joining us, he worked as a clinical anesthesiologist for HCA Florida Ocala Hospital. Dr. Ching earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He…

Thorsten Haas, M.D., Joins Department as Director of Patient Blood Management

Thorsten Haas, M.D., joined us in November as director of patient blood management and professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. Dr. Haas joined us from Munich Municipal Hospital Group in Munich, Germany, where he served as a senior attending in pediatric anesthesiology. Dr. Haas earned his medical degree…

Thomas Austin, M.D., Elected Associate Editor for A&A

Congratulations to Thomas Austin, M.D., M.S., professor of anesthesiology and associate chief of our Pediatric Anesthesiology Division, for being elected an Associate Editor for Statistics for the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. As an Associate Editor, Austin will review two manuscripts a month. Anesthesia & Analgesia is one of the top…

October 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in October 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Austin, Doré, Garvan, Price and Reynolds. Spine Deformity Ruska T, Austin TM, Bruce RW Jr, Fletcher ND. Post-operative steroids in patients with patients with severe cerebral palsy undergoing posterior spinal fusion. Spine…

September 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in September 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Chembrovich, Wardhan, Smith, Vasilopoulos, Trippensee, Brennan, Wendling, Tighe, and Peng. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chembrovich S, Wardhan R, Smith CR. Reply to Letter to the Editor: Preoperative Peripheral…

In Memoriam: Lawrence “Larry” Berman, M.D.

Lawrence “Larry” Berman, M.D., emeritus associate professor of anesthesiology, passed away October 15, 2022. Dr. Berman was a faculty member with the University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology for more than 30 years starting in 1978 until his retirement in 2010. Even after retirement, Dr. Berman continued to work with…

Abstract by Pain Medicine Team Chosen as ASRA President’s Choice

Congratulations to Rene Przkora, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and chief of our Pain Medicine Division, and his co-authors for their abstract being selected as a highlighted President’s Choice abstract for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Annual Meeting! The abstract titled “Longitudinal Outcomes of Repeated…

Anatoly Martynyuk, Ph.D., Awarded R01 Grant

Anatoly Martynyuk, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology and neuroscience, has been awarded a five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Martynyuk is the principal investigator on the project titled “Mechanisms and blood-based biomarkers of intergenerational neurobehavioral effects of general anesthetics.” Co-investigators are Timothy Morey, M.D., professor and chair…

Drs. Berkow and Urdaneta Receive Honors from the Society of Airway Management

Lauren Berkow, M.D., FASA, professor of anesthesiology and chief of the division of neuroanesthesia, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award and Felipe Urdaneta, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, was recognized for completing his two-year term as president of the Society of Airway Management (SAM) at the SAM annual meeting in Tucson,…

Prodip Bose, M.D., Ph.D., Named BRRC Interim Director

Prodip Bose, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, neurology and physiological sciences and director of the MRI & Translational Neurotrauma Rehabilitation Lab, has been named interim director of the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center of Excellence (BRRC) at the Malcom Randall Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center (MRVAMC). Dr. Bose was selected…

August 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in August 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Mehta, Robicsek, Seubert, Edwards, Gravenstein, Martin, Vasilopoulos, Tighe, Loeb, Doré, Zasimovich, and Goettel. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Cox EA, Nichols DS, Riklan JE, Pomputius A, Mehta SD, Mast BA, Furnas H, Canales F, Sorice-Virk…

Thomas Austin, M.D., M.S. Stat., Joins Faculty

Thomas Austin, M.D., M.S. Stat., joined us on Sept. 15 as professor and associate chief in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. He joins us from Emory University, where he has served as associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics since 2018. Dr. Austin earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School…

Dr. Mohamed Accepted into Physician Well-Being Director Course

Basma Mohamed, MBChB Basma Mohamed, MBChB, assistant professor of anesthesiology and assistant program director for resident wellness, has been accepted into the Stanford Medicine WellMD & WellPhD Physician Well-Being Director Course. This virtual, six-week course endeavors to empower participants to catalyze meaningful local change, employ best practices, and help improve…

Svitlana Smolenchuk, M.D., Ph.D., Joins Faculty

Svitlana (Lana) Smolenchuk, M.D., Ph.D., joined us on Sept. 1 as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. She joins us from the University of New Mexico, where she completed anesthesiology residency this year and served as a chief resident. Dr. Smolenchuk earned her medical degree from Luhansk…

Three Faculty Certified as Mentoring Consultants

Brenda G. Fahy, M.D., MCCM, Cyndi Garvan, Ph.D., and Terrie Vasilopoulos, Ph.D., have earned the Consultant Certification from the International Mentoring Association (IMA) as they seek to expand and study a formalized mentoring program in the department. The IMA is the only entity offering credentialing to mentoring…

July 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in July 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Loeb, Kumar, Spiess, Efron, Tighe, Reina, Boezaart, Urdaneta, Wardhan, Wells, J. White, Vasilopoulos, Frantz, Fahy, and Le-Wendling. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandanavica Paterson E, Sanderson PM, Loeb RG, Paterson NAB. Improving…

François Modave, Ph.D., Joins Faculty

François Modave, Ph.D., joined us on Aug. 1 as a professor in artificial intelligence (AI). Dr. Modave received a Ph.D. in computer science from the ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France. For the first half of his career, he focused on artificial intelligence and mathematical methods of decision theory and game theory.

Yosaf Zeyed, M.D., M.S., Joins Faculty

Yosaf Zeyed, M.D., M.S., joined us on Aug. 1 as an assistant professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. He joins us from West Virginia University, where he served as assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology since 2018. Dr. Zeyed earned his medical degree from Benghazi University and his…

Dr. Berkow leads UF Health to another environmental excellence award

UF Health Shands Hospital was recently honored with the Greenhealth Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth in recognition of its commitment to sustainability. The competitive Greenhealth Emerald Award recognizes outstanding hospitals from within Partner for Change applicants. It recognizes the top 20 percent of applicants and is…

Amanda Frantz, M.D., appointed interim chief for Critical Care Medicine

We are pleased to announce that Amanda Frantz, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been named interim chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine. In this role, Dr. Frantz will ensure that patients receive high-quality care and serve as a contact point for faculty and staff to…

Four faculty promoted in 2022

Congratulations to our four faculty who were promoted effective July 1, 2022! Christopher Giordano, M.D.: promoted to clinical professorOlga “Kiki” Nin, M.D.: promoted to clinical associate professorTerrie Vasilopoulos, Ph.D.: promoted to research associate professorYury Zasimovich, M.D.: promoted to clinical associate professor Promotion is a significant professional…

New role for Brandon Lopez, M.D.

We are pleased to announce that Brandon Lopez, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been named medical director for CRNA/CAA services on the academic campus. In this role, Dr. Lopez will enhance communication among the CRNAs/CAAs and other parties such as the department, serve as a liaison and advocate for…

May 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in May 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Arnold, Cruz Beltran, Fahy, Garvan, Giordano, Gravenstein, Lampotang, Pitkin, Price, Przkora, Sappenfield, Sullivan, Tighe, Vasilopoulos, and Wesley. BioMed Research International Hatamabadi H, Sabaghian T, Sadeghi A, Heidari K, Safavi-Naini SAA, Looha MA, Taraghikhah N,…

Dr. Doré named president-elect of UF College of Medicine Faculty Council

Congratulations to Sylvain Doré, Ph.D., FAHA, professor of anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, pharmaceutics, and neuroscience, who has been elected president-elect of the UF College of Medicine Faculty Council. Doré started his term as president-elect on June 7 and will assume his term as president in the 2023-24 academic year,…

In Memoriam: Robert Roy Kirby, M.D., Colonel, USAF, MC

We are saddened to share the news that Robert Roy Kirby, M.D., Colonel, USAF, MC (retired), a professor in the UF Department of Anesthesiology for 21 years, has died. Kirby was a pioneer in developing ventilation concepts and bringing them to patients, as well as a prolific author. He focused…

Ilan Keidan, M.D., retires after more than 20 years at UF

We are saying farewell this spring to Ilan Keidan, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, as he retires after more than 20 years at UF, including the past 16 on faculty. Keidan completed his anesthesiology residency at UF after earning his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University…

Dr. Tighe named associate dean for AI application & implementation

Photo by Jesse S. Jones Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S., has been named associate dean for AI application & implementation in the UF College of Medicine. In this new role, Tighe will leverage his experience in AI to improve our understanding of clinical operations and patient safety using advanced analytical…

Dr. Przkora appointed chair of ASA Abstract Review Subcommittee

Rene Przkora, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to a one-year term as chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Abstract Review Subcommittee on Chronic and Cancer Pain. The appointment will become effective Oct. 26, 2022, and conclude on Oct. 18, 2023.  Przkora, professor of anesthesiology, chief of the Division of…

Medical students mentored by Dr. Tighe honored for research

Two students in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) were honored this spring for their research under the mentorship of Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S., associate professor of anesthesiology and the Donn M. Dennis, M.D., Professor in Anesthetic Innovation. Tatiana Maser ’24 received the…

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…

Thanks to our Physician and Provider Recruitment Professionals!

The week of April 24 to 30 is national Physician and Provider Recruitment Professionals Week, and we are thanking the outstanding professionals in our department who play a crucial role in recruitment. This special inaugural week put on by the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment recognizes…

March 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in March 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Fahy, Ihnatsenka, Le-Wendling, Mohamed, Nin, Peng, Pitkin, Przkora, Robicsek, Smith, Soberon, Sullivan, Tighe, Vasilopoulos, and Zasimovich! Annals of Thoracic Surgery Bleiweis MS, Philip J, Peek GJ, Fudge JC, Sullivan KJ, Co-Vu J, Gupta…

UF undergraduate to join Sylvain Doré’s lab through University Scholars Program

UF undergraduate student Saba Khan ’23 has been selected for the University Scholars Program for the College of Medicine and will conduct a full research project under the mentorship of Sylvain Doré, Ph.D., FAHA, professor of anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, pharmaceutics, and neuroscience. Saba will begin her research during…

Dr. Peng earns Diagnostic POCUS Certificate from ASA

Yong G. Peng, M.D., Ph.D., FASE, FASA, professor of anesthesiology and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, has become the first in the department to earn the newly updated Diagnostic POCUS Certificate from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The educational certificate is the only program created…

Two faculty earn Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists designation

Rene Przkora, M.D., Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, and Richa Wardhan, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, have earned the prestigious designation of Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). The FASA designation, launched in May 2017, identifies and promotes ASA members who exhibit the highest standards in…

February 2022 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in February 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Boezaart, Cometa, Doré, Fahy, Meroney, Nin, Przkora, Reina, Reynolds, Soberon, Vasilopoulos, and Victor! Anesthesiology Cometa MA. Cervical injury after videolaryngoscopy in patient with ankylosing spondylitis: comment. Anesthesiology. 2022 Mar 1;136(3):517. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004106.

Patrick Millan, M.D., joins the department

Patrick Millan, M.D., joined us in March as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesia. He graduated from our Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship in June 2021 and has worked since at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Dr. Millan earned his medical degree from Florida State…

2022 Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research a huge success

The 2022 Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research provided an outstanding opportunity for faculty, residents, fellows, students, and trainees to share their exciting research in the field, discuss ideas for future research projects, and present challenging cases. This year’s event, held March 2 in the Biomedical Sciences Building atrium, was…

Dr. Enneking named interim associate chair of research

We are pleased to announce that F. Kayser Enneking, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and orthopaedics and rehabilitation, has been named interim associate chair of research for the Department of Anesthesiology. She takes on the interim role as Bruce Spiess, M.D., FAHA, retires after six years. Enneking, who has had…

January 2022 publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in January 2022! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Doré, Frantz, Garvan, Jones, Kumar, Price, Reynolds, and Smith! A&A Practice Skinner C, Kumar S. Ultrasound-guided occipital nerve blocks to reduce tinnitus-associated otalgia: a case series. A A Pract. 2022 Jan 5;16(1):e01552.

Study describes new standard of care for UF laboratory mice

A study published on Jan. 28 in the journal PLoS One describes the benefits of a new institutional standard of care for laboratory mice implemented at the University of Florida.  “We are one of the very few institutions in the United States to establish non-aversive handling of mice as…

Amir Jafari, D.O., joins department

Amir Jafari, D.O., joined us on Feb. 7 as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. He graduated from our Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship in June 2021 and has worked since then as an interventional pain physician at Pain Treatment Center in Ocala.  Dr. Jafari earned…

Celebrating Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2022

It’s Physician Anesthesiologists Week and we are joining the American Society of Anesthesiologists in recognizing all our amazing, hard-working physician anesthesiologists. Our physician anesthesiologists work tirelessly to provide the best care for our patients before, during, and after surgery. Their specialized medical education and training allow them to make critical…

Spring Anesthesia Ski Summit set for March

The University of Florida 2022 Spring Anesthesia Ski Summit, a combined ski and learn meeting for anesthesiologists, will offer attendees the opportunity to enjoy the ski slopes of Park City while attending CME lectures over five days this March. The summit will be held March 21-25 in Westgate Park…

Dr. Gatica earns subspecialty certification in neurocritical care

We are proud to announce that Sebastián Gatica, M.D., has earned subspecialty certification in neurocritical care, demonstrating his commitment to the care of patients suffering from complex and serious neurological conditions. The certification, which was launched in 2018, is sponsored by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology…

December 2021 publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in December 2021!  Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Fahy, Franklin, Garvan, Janelle, McGough, Mohamed, and Nin. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia McGough EK, Franklin M, Brewer J, Garvan C, Fahy BG. Effective preparation for the echocardiography portion of the Objective Structured…

Pain medicine faculty & former fellow contribute to cancer pain book

Two faculty in our Division of Pain Medicine and a former trainee have contributed two chapters in a new book on cancer pain management.  The book, titled Fundamentals of Cancer Pain Management, was published by Springer, Cham, in September 2021 and edited by Andrew Leitner, MD, and Christine Chang,…

November 2021 publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in November 2021!  Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Andoniadis, Bose, Doré, Fahy, Giordano, Gravenstein, Price, Tighe, Wardhan, and Zhu! American Journal of Preventive Medicine Chen C, Lo-Ciganic WH, Winterstein AG, Tighe P, Wei YJ. Concurrent use of prescription opioids and gabapentinoids in older adults.

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…

Ten faculty awarded Exemplary Teacher Awards for 2021

We are excited to announce that 10 of our faculty have been awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award for 2021! 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, graduate students,…

John P. Santiago, M.D., named associate chair for systems integration

We are pleased to announce that John P. Santiago, M.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology, has been named Associate Chair for Systems Integration. In this new role, Dr. Santiago will lead our regional anesthesia programs, a key position as our department continues to take on regional anesthesia…

October 2021 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in October 2021! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Brennan, Keidan, Kumar, Giordano, Gravenstein, McGough, Meroney, Mohamed, Reynolds, Sappenfield, Seubert, Tighe, Vasilopoulos, and Wendling. Cureus Keidan I, Arzillo S, Vasilopoulos T, Ben-Menachem E, Gravenstein N, McGough E. Carbon dioxide elimination after sodium…

Dr. Brennan receives Modell funding for gastric emptying study

Meghan Brennan, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded funding from the Jerome H. Modell Endowed Professorship for a research study using point-of-care gastric ultrasound to assess perioperative aspiration risk in patients in the intensive care unit. The project also seeks to evaluate the appropriateness of current…

Gevalin Srisooksai, M.D., joins faculty

Gevalin Srisooksai, M.D., joined us as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Neuroanesthesiology on Oct. 24. She completed our Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship this fall after completing her anesthesiology residency with us. She also worked as OPS faculty throughout 2020 and 2021. Dr. Srisooksai earned her medical degree at…

September 2021 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in September 2021! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Brennan, Doré, Efron, Enneking, Garvan, Chris Goldstein, Heidi Goldstein, Kumar, Mehta, Mohamed, Price, Seubert, Sullivan, Schutte, Reina, Robicsek, Tighe, Urdaneta, Vasilopoulos, and Wardhan. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Casey JD,…

Dr. Doré recognized for UF Faculty Senate leadership

 Congratulations to Sylvain Doré, Ph.D., FAHA, who was recently honored for his leadership and service as the 2020-21 UF Faculty Senate Chair during a reception organized by UF President Kent Fuchs, Ph.D. Doré received a plaque and gavel in honor of his work throughout his term. Doré also gave…

Drs. Bergbauer, Fong & Fowler Join the Department

We are excited to have three accomplished doctors joining us. Welcome to the department! Robin Bergbauer, M.D., joined us on Sept. 13 as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. She joins us from HCA Healthcare in New Port Richey, Florida, where she worked as a cardiovascular anesthesiologist.

August 2021 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in August 2021! Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Cruz-Beltran, Doré, Fahy, Garvan, Gravenstein, Keidan, Lampotang, Meroney, Mohamed, Morey, Price, Przkora, Rabai, Reynolds, Sappenfield, Seubert, Spiess, Vasilopoulos, Victor, and White. Cureus Sappenfield JW, White JD, Pelletier JPR, Loftus TJ, Mukhtar…

Isaac Luria, M.D., Joins Faculty

Isaac Luria, M.D., joined us as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Acute Pain Medicine in September 2021. He completed a yearlong fellowship in our Division of Acute Pain Medicine this summer after completing his anesthesiology residency with us. Luria earned his medical degree at UF, as…

Dr. Smith Selected for Inaugural Investigator Position Funded by Alumnus

Stephen O. Heard, M.D., an alumnus of our anesthesiology residency (1983) and critical care medicine fellowship (1984) programs, long had a vision to support the research and discovery efforts of junior faculty. The former chair of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Heard has…

Dr. Lampotang Appointed Joint Professor of Urology

Congratulations to Samsun “Sem” Lampotang, Ph.D., FSSH, FAIMBE, who has been appointed as a joint professor in the Department of Urology! Lampotang is the Joachim S. Gravenstein Professor of Anesthesiology and the director of the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT). He…

Three Faculty Members Join the Department

Welcome to the department! Jonathan “Nicky” Cates, M.D., joined us on July 1 as an assistant professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine after completing his Critical Care Medicine fellowship with us. Cates earned his medical degree from the University of South Carolina and completed his residency in…

Three faculty promoted in 2021

Congratulations to Sanjeev Kumar, MD, Sonia Mehta, MD, and Richa Wardhan, MD, who have been promoted to Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2021! Promotion is a significant professional achievement, representing the culmination of years of dedicated work. All three have made outstanding contributions to our university, our…

April 2021 Publications

Congratulations to all who had articles published in April! Alzheimer’s Research &Therapy Wei YJ, Schmidt S, Chen C, Fillingim RB, Reid MC, DeKosky S, Solberg L, Pahor M, Brumback B, Winterstein AG. Quality of opioid prescribing in older adults with or without Alzheimer disease and related dementia. Alzheimers…

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…

March 2021 Publications

Congratulations to all who had articles published in March! Anesthesia & Analgesia Foley LJ, Urdaneta F, Berkow L, Aziz MF, Baker PA, Jagannathan N, Rosenblatt W, Straker TM, Wong DT, Hagberg CA. Difficult airway management in adult COVID-19 patients: statement by the Society of Airway Management. Anesth Analg.

Happy National Doctors Day!

The UF Department of Anesthesiology is joining the healthcare community nationwide in honoring the extraordinary physicians who have dedicated their careers to caring for others. National Doctors Day provides an opportunity to thank the physicians who provide the highest quality patient care and to recognize their sacrifices. Doctors work long…

Dr. Frantz appointed ABA examiner for APPLIED Examination

Congratulations to Amanda Frantz, MD, who has been appointed to serve as an American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) examiner for the APPLIED Examination. In this position, she will play a critical role in the future of our specialty as part of a select group that helps the ABA identify…

February 2021 Publications

Congratulations to all who had articles published in February! Anesthesia & Analgesia Baharloo R, Principe JC, Fillingim RB, Wallace MR, Zou B, Crispen PL, Parvataneni HK, Prieto HA, Machuca TN, Mi X, Hughes SJ, Murad GJA, Rashidi P, Tighe PJ. Slow dynamics of acute postoperative pain intensity time…

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…

Dr. Loeb, Professor of Anesthesiology, retires after four years

This month we are saying farewell to Robert “Butch” Loeb, MD, an exemplary clinician who is retiring after four years with our department. Dr. Loeb joined the Department of Anesthesiology in March 2017 as a Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. He started his academic career at…

Two Faculty Members Join Department of Anesthesiology as Joint Professors

A big welcome to Kimberly Sibille, PhD, MA, as a Joint Associate Professor with the Division of Pain Medicine, and Brent Carr, MD, as Joint Assistant Professor. Dr. Sibille is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Aging & Geriatric Research as well as Affiliate Faculty in the…

11 Faculty Receive 2020 Exemplary Teacher Awards

Eleven of our faculty have been awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award for 2020! 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, graduate students, and post-docs, as well as mentorship…

Dr. Fahy Receives FEO for Coaching Training

Congratulations to Professor Brenda G. Fahy, MD, MCCM, who has received a Spring 2021 Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) award to complete a university-based Sherpa Executive Coaching Program to further her leadership and mentoring skills. Dr. Fahy received $4,666 in FEO funding to attend the fully immersive program, which she…

Longtime Professor Avner Sidi, MD, retires after 35 years

This month, we said farewell to longtime Professor of Anesthesiology Avner Sidi, MD, who retired after 35 years with the department. Dr. Sidi was a prolific author whose work on simulation, transplantation anesthesia, and other basic science concepts positively impacted the next generation of physicians and our field. He will…

Nicolai Goettel, MD, Joins Department

Nicolai Goettel, MD, DESA, EDIC, joined us as an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Neuroanesthesia on Jan. 4, 2021. Dr. Goettel joins us from the University of Basel in Switzerland, where he served as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Anesthesia, Surgical Intensive Care, Prehospital Emergency…

Professor Ramachandran Ramani, MBBS, MD, Retires

This month, we are saying farewell to Ramachandran Ramani, MBBS, MD, a Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Neuroanesthesia and an internationally known expert on functional MRI, who has retired after­ five years with our department. Dr. Ramani joined us in January 2016 from Yale University School of Medicine.

Pablo Pizarro Rosario, MD, Joins Department

Pablo Pizarro Rosario, MD, joined us on Aug. 17, 2020, as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. He has more than 30 years of military service and joins us from the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia, where he has served as a staff…

Andrea Macias Mendoza, MD, Joins Department

Andrea Macias Mendoza, MD, joined us on Aug. 3, 2020, as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College; she completed her Anesthesiology Residency this year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. She is a member…

Three faculty receive FEOs for undersea and hyperbaric medicine training

Three Department of Anesthesiology faculty members have received Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) awards to attend an intensive 2-week undersea and hyperbaric medicine diving course in California, with the goal of expanding treatment for a range of diving- and aviation-related conditions at UF Health. Assistant Professor Derek Covington, MD, Professor…

Adrian Maurer, MD, Joins Faculty

Adrian J. Maurer, MD, joined us on Aug. 1, 2020, as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Acute Pain Medicine. Dr. Maurer joins us from our Acute & Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship, which he completed over the past year. He earned his medical degree at…

July 2020 Publications

Congratulations to all who had articles published in July! Addiction Zhou L, Bhattacharjee S, Kwoh K, Tighe PJ, Reisfield GM, Malone DC, Slack M, Wilson DL, Chang CY, Lo-Ciganic WH. Dual-trajectories of opioid and gabapentinoid use and risk of subsequent drug overdose among medicare beneficiaries in the united…

Dr. Mohamed receives FEO for Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at Duke

Basma Mohamed, MBChB, has received a Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) grant to complete a yearlong Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Mohamed, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, will complete the fellowship remotely while at UF. The FEO award will cover the…

Researchers awarded Department of Anesthesiology Research Opportunity Funds

The Department of Anesthesiology awarded four research grants to support anesthesiology faculty research. Fifteen applications were submitted and four proposals were selected and approved by leadership. The winners are Prodip Bose, PhD, Penny Reynolds, PhD, Richa Wardhan, MD, Anthony Cometa, MD, Brandon Lopez, MD, and Adam Wendling, MD.

Anesthesiology Faculty Continue Service on COM Faculty Council

Albert Robinson, III, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, has taken the helm as President of the College of Medicine Faculty Council after serving as President-Elect this past year. Sonia Deshmukh Mehta, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, is embarking on the second year of her…