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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…

Dr. Spiess receives award from Society for the Advancement of Blood Management

Congratulations to Bruce Spiess, M.D., FAHA, professor of anesthesiology and associate chair of research, who has received the 2021 Kathleen J. Sazama Award from the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) in recognition of his contributions to the field. The award was created in recognition of Sazama’s…

PBM Awareness Week: Nov. 1 – 5

We are joining the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) in the 15th Annual SABM Patient Blood Management Awareness Week® from November 1-5. What is patient blood management? Patient blood management is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to optimize hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis, and minimize…

Inaugural Tourniquetting Transfusion Conference set for February in Orlando

The Department of Anesthesiology along with faculty from several departments in the UF College of Medicine will host a three-day multidisciplinary conference focused on the future of patient blood management (PBM) in Orlando this February. The inaugural Tourniquetting Transfusion Conference will feature presentations from a wide range of healthcare…

Preoperative Anemia Clinic Opens to Optimize Patients Before Planned Surgeries

A preoperative anemia clinic opened in mid-August to identify and optimize patients with anemia prior to planned surgery as part of UF Health’s ongoing Patient Blood Management Program.   Anemia is a preventable problem that is easily detected during a patient’s evaluation for surgery. The presence of anemia, when…