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Researchers Featured in Anesthesiology

Learn more about the abstract, featured in the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, which concludes peripheral adrenergic input is necessary for the development of persistent COMT-dependent pain.

Ian Welsby, MB, Co-Authors JAMA Abstract

Read more about the abstract that evaluates the efficacy and safety of early aspirin administration for the prevention of acute respiratory distress system.

Resident Awarded American Heart Association Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Nate Waldron, CA-3 resident, for receiving a two-year grant to provide further research of a common complication after cardiac surgery.

Anesthesiologist Honored as “Voice of the Class”

Dr. Nancy Knudsen takes us back to the moment she was asked to speak at the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony and shares her inspirational message to Duke’s graduating medical students.

That’s a Wrap! Highlights from Duke Anesthesiology’s 24th Annual Academic Evening

Duke Anesthesiology hosted another successful Academic Evening, featuring an impressive 103 poster abstract presentations from the department’s junior level investigators and faculty.

Duke Anesthesiology Introduces New Education Classes

Education offerings in the department are growing as faculty create new anesthesia classes and new opportunities for fourth-year medical students to gain “critical bits of knowledge” like never before.

PDC Awards ENABLE Research Grants

Congratulations to three Duke Anesthesiology faculty members for receiving ENhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment (ENABLE) grants to expand their involvement in basic science research.

“You Can’t Achieve What You Don’t Start”

Find out what advice Dr. Ankeet Udani has to help others achieve their career goals in his ASRA blog post. And, learn about the 3 Ms that he says are responsible for his career development.

Chief of GVT Division Featured as Book Editor

Dr. Tim Miller, also the vice president of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery, is one of five editors of a new book, titled “Enhanced Recovery for Major Abdominopelvic Surgery.”

Duke’s POET Targets Spine Patients with a Unique Launch

Learn how Duke’s Perioperative Enhancement Team is leading a new collaboration and making a major medical stride toward improving outcomes for patients with uncontrolled glucose levels undergoing a specific surgical procedure – surgery of the spine.

Rising Anesthesia Intern Wins Abstract Award

Congratulations to a member of Duke Anesthesiology’s Match Class of 2020, Dr. Russ Horres, for winning one of the “Best of Meeting” abstracts at the ASER/EBPOM 2016 conference!

Michael “Luke” James, MD, Quoted in Neurology Today

In the article, “IV Glyburide Shows Promise in Reducing Edema After Ischemic Stroke,” learn why Dr. James calls researchers' findings of an oral diabetes drug “significant but still borderline.”

That’s a Wrap for ASER/EBPOM 2016

It was a strong Duke presence at the 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine conference, a unique partnership dedicated to sharing the most up-to-date scientific information to improve patient outcomes. Learn how Duke Anesthesiology shined!

Sol Aronson, MD, Co-Authors Monitor Article

Featured in the newsletter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, “The Future of Perioperative Medicine” article shines a spotlight on the vital collaboration between anesthesiologists, surgeons and the nursing service to provide optimal perioperative care.

DIG Recipient Published in JHEOR

A 2013 Dream Innovation Grant winner, Dr. Karthik Raghunathan, is featured as a co-author in the Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research of an article comparing cost-effectiveness of chloride-liberal vs. chloride-restrictive intravenous fluids.

Twitter Journal Club Featured in ASA’s Newsletter

The article published in the latest edition of the Monitor highlights the next journal club discussion that will be notably co-hosted by Duke Anesthesiology and the official journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists!

Duke Anesthesiology Lends a Hand in Honduras

Three members of the anesthesia department recently collaborated with Duke Orthopaedics during a mission trip for the Touching Hands Project. Learn more about the nearly 122 primary-type procedures the Duke teams performed together.

Miles Berger, MD, Receives Supplemental Award

Congratulations to Dr. Berger for receiving a new Supplemental Award for his one-year project, "Role of Anti-inflammatory Lipids in Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction and Delirium," on behalf of the Duke Translational Research Institute.

Ankeet Udani, MD, Wins New Scientist Award

Congratulations to Dr. Udani for winning the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation's (APSF) Safety Scientist Career Development Award! He will use the two-year training grant for his research project comparing two learning theories.

Interactive Learning Initiative Joins SoM Curriculum

As Immersive Learning Environments at Duke (ILE@D) is about to take its next big step, we sit down for a Q and A with Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center’s Dr. Jeffrey Taekman and Michael Steele.

Duke Professor Emeritus Lectures in St. Lucia

Dr. Winston Parris, a former chief of Duke’s Pain Program, heads to his hometown to present, “Pain Medicine: yesterday, today and tomorrow.” Learn more about the anesthetic protocol he developed that is saving lives.

Duke’s POET Featured in TRANSFUSION

Congrats to Duke's Perioperative Enhancement Team for co-authoring an article published in the February 2016 edition of TRANSFUSION Journal titled, “How do we develop and implement a preoperative anemia clinic designed to improve perioperative outcomes and reduce cost?"

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division Shines at SCA 2016

A team known for having “heavy hitters” in their specialty is showcasing their innovations to colleagues across the country at their most paramount meeting of the year. Learn how this division continues to inspire greatness and transform patient care.

Researcher Featured in Business Insider About Controversial Device

A diving device claiming to allow people to breathe under water with “gills” is making national headlines. Read why Duke Anesthesiology’s Neal Pollock is one of many experts challenging this claim, calling it “science fiction.”

Ian Welsby, MBBS, Presents at TRANSFUSE

Dr. Welsby was an expert faculty presenter at this year’s TransFuse: Interdisciplinary Fusion of Expertise for Patient Blood Management conference in New Orleans. His presentations included "Factor-Based Transfusion Algorithms" and "Blood Products of the Future: Pathogen Reduction (Plasma)."

Duke/UNC Rivalry Benched for Scientific Collaboration

Four teams of Duke/UNC scientists, including our own Dr. Ian Welsby, are putting their on-the-court rivalry aside for a grants collaboration in effort to advance patient care.

Regional Anesthesia Division Takes ASRA 2016 by Storm

Duke’s “Regional Division” is heading to New Orleans for its most prominent medicine meeting of the year! In an article featuring Drs. Jeff Gadsden and Alicia Warlick, learn about the numerous presentations that are sure to leave a lasting impression on their colleagues across the country.

A Match Week Welcome

The wait is over as Duke Anesthesiology welcomes the Match Class of 2020 and residency program leaders reveal what makes this class of medical students so unique.

DIG Winner Published in Anesthesiology

Congratulations to one of our Dream Innovation Grant winners, Dr. Niccolo Terrando, for his abstract, “Neural Control of Inflammation: Implications for Perioperative and Critical Care” being published in the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.!

Jerold Levy, MD, Presents at International Symposium

Dr. Levy was invited to speak about the "4T score" in his presentation, titled "Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia" at the 36th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine in Belgium, one of the largest forums in its field.

Duke Medical School Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 10

The Duke University School of Medicine has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s top ten list of “Best Medical Schools,” ranking eighth in the nation for both research and primary care!

Match Week: A Nerve-Wracking Affair

In an article about this age-old waiting game that shapes med students' careers, our residency program director and chief residents offer their advice and reflect on the very moment they learned of their Match!

Researchers Discover New Target to Treat Short-Term Itch

Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke and his investigators reveal what they found in the top layer of skin that can serve as a promising, new drug target to help pain patients resist the urge to scratch an itch!

SICU QI Wins Rebecca Kirkland Award

Congratulations to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit’s Quality Improvement Committee (including our faculty, Drs. Nancy Knudsen and Shelly Wang) for winning “best overall project” and “best poster” at the 11th Annual Duke Patient Safety and Quality Conference!

Duke Anesthesiologist Addresses New Certification Process

Learn what this overhaul by the American Board of Anesthesiologists means for hundreds of physicians across North Carolina and why Dr. Cathleen Peterson-Layne says the new testing method encourages lifelong learning.

Duke’s PARTNER Chronic Pain Program Celebrates Milestone

Six months in the making, we take a look back at the creation of this first-of-its-kind initiative, dedicated to providing a new avenue of treatment for patients continually visiting the ER with chronic pain.

Twitter Journal Club Wraps Up Another Great Discussion

That’s another Twitter Journal Club in the books! Co-hosted with ASRA, the fourth installment of #AnesJC gathered more than 380,000 impressions, 300+ tweets, and 43 participants on Twitter.

Jason Hall, MD, Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Jason Hall, current Duke Anesthesiology resident intern, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal regarding his involvement with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Study Suggests Sildenafil May Relieve Severe Form of Edema in Swimmers

Swimmers and divers who are prone to a sudden and potentially life-threatening form of pulmonary edema in cold water could benefit from a simple and readily available dose of sildenafil, according to findings from a small study by Duke Health researchers.

TEE Preceptorship Course Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the "Visiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography", a customizable CME course. Reserve one of the available three-day sessions today!

Check-out What’s New on the DARE Blog!

Dr. Ankeet Udani answers a recently submitted question "Did you see one, before doing one?" He comments on his teaching approach and the importance of role modeling as an educator.

Twitter Journal Club Starts Sunday, February 21st

Starting Sunday, February 21st, join ASRA and Duke Anesthesiology for Twitter Journal Club! Post your questions and follow along all week long using the hashtag #AnesJC

Vice President Joe Biden Brings Cancer Moonshot to Duke

Vice President Joe Biden visited Duke Health this past Wednesday, February 10th as part of the national “Moonshot” initiative he is leading to advance cancer research. He urged groups to work together to find a cure for cancer.

Hyperbaric Researcher Warns of Shallow Water Blackout for Competitive Swimmers

Dr. Neal Pollock was recently quoted in a Valley News article about the dangers of ‘shallow water blackout.’ Read his warning to elite competitive swimmers.

Advancing Health Together: Duke Health’s 2016-2020 Strategic Planning Framework

Duke Health launched a new comprehensive, integrated strategic planning framework based on academic, clinical and population health priorities, called Advancing Health Together.

Dr. Jeff Taekman Joining New ASA Ad Hoc Committee

Dr. Jeff Taekman was recently appointed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to serve on a newly-formed Ad Hoc Committee on Screen-Based Simulation.

Duke’s PARTNER Program Adds Chronic Headache Collaboration

Duke’s PARTNER Program kicked-off a new initiative focused on adult patients who frequently visit the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of chronic headache or migraine.

Follow Duke Anesthesiology on LinkedIn!

Duke Anesthesiology's LinkedIn page is now live! Follow us for the latest news and updates relating to our exceptional team!

Dr. Jeff Taekman’s Blog Featured on Online Duke

Dr. Jeff Taekman’s personal blog post about MOOCs was recently featured on Online Duke, a university-wide initiative to advance educational excellence through online teaching and learning.

Dr. Jerrold Levy Featured in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Dr. Jerrold Levy was recently published in JTH, the official journal of the the major coagulation society of the world: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).

Duke Medicine Becomes Duke Health

Improving health has always been the ultimate goal for Duke Medicine. With this historical and overarching aspiration in mind, Duke Medicine has officially changed its name to Duke Health, as of Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Permanent GVT Division Chief Appointed

We are pleased to announce Dr. Tim Miller as the permanent Division Chief for General, Vascular, and Transplant (GVT) Anesthesia.

World-Renowned Pain Researcher Joins Duke Anesthesiology

Duke welcomes William Maixner, DDS, PhD, and his team, who will lead the Center for Translational Pain Medicine with the goal of transforming the way Duke diagnoses and treats pain patients.

Dr. Jerrold Levy Comments on a Proposed Blood Thinner Antidote

Dr. Jerrold Levy, Professor of Anesthesiology and Co-Director of the Cardiothoracic ICU, was recently quoted in a Reuters article about an antidote that can reverse the effects of blood thinners in an emergency.

POET Member Featured in Transfusion News Video

Dr. Nicole Guinn, a member of our Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET), was recently featured in a video on the Transfusion News website, titled “Cardiac Surgery in Patients who Refuse Transfusion is Not More Costly.”

Duke Doctors Emphasize Simulation in Neurosurgery

Dr. Jeff Taekman was featured in the December 2015 issue of World Neurosurgery - the Official Journal of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, about his manuscript "Simulation in Neurosurgery – a brief review and commentary.”

The Gloves Came Off for Global Health

One of the top donors of the second annual Pie in the Face contest made quite the entrance to throw the honorary pie at the leading fundraiser, Dr. Sol Aronson! Thanks to our donors and “competitors” who raised $4,096 for global health!

New AUA Members Announced

Congratulations to five faculty members for their nominations and memberships to the Association of University Anesthesiologists whose mission is to advance the art and science of anesthesiology.

Dr. Jordt’s Research Featured at NIEHS Science Days

Congratulations to Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, for being an invited presenter at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ annual event to showcase his research about peripheral nerves in environmental sensing!

Jason Hall, MD, JD, Elected Delegate to the AMA

Congratulations to Dr. Hall for being named a delegate to the American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section by the American College of Medical Quality!

Medical Education Specialist Appointed

Congratulations to Ashley Grantham for her appointment to this position, effective November 30th! She is a skilled education researcher and trainer who brings five years of experience to the Duke team.

Chief Nurse Anesthetist Appointed

Congratulations to Adam Flowe, CRNA, MSN, for being named Chief Nurse Anesthetist for Duke University Hospital! Flowe recently served as the interim chief nurse anesthetist and brings twelve years of experience to the Duke team.

Miles Berger, MD, Receives Career Development Award

Congratulations to Dr. Miles Berger for receiving the Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development award from the American Geriatrics Society and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research!

Duke Doctors Awarded Geriatrics Grant

Congratulations to Drs. Miles Berger, Ankeet Udani and Sarah Wingfield for winning a Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative grant for their project, “Educating Anesthesia Residents to Improve Perioperative Care for the Elderly.”

That’s a Wrap! Highlights from ASA 2015

From winning awards, running to raise money for America’s heroes, to revealing this year’s DREAM Innovation Grant recipients aboard a yacht at the annual Duke Anesthesiology alumni reception, it was another fun and successful year at the ASA Conference!

2016 DIG Winners Revealed

Congratulations to this year’s DREAM Innovation Grant winners, Anne Cherry, MD, Ulrike Hoffmann, MD, PhD, and Niccolò Terrando, PhD.

Duke Anesthesiology Wins First Place at Run For The Warriors

For the fifth year in a row, team Duke Anesthesiology brings home first place for the team who raised the most funds for Hope For The Warriors, an organization dedicated to supporting America’s heroes.

Pain Society of the Carolinas Wraps Up

Duke was well represented at the 6th annual PSOC meeting in Greenville, South Carolina. Find out which pain specialists took home awards!

Jeff Browndyke, PhD, Wins Best Abstract

Congratulations to Dr. Browndyke, a clinical and research neuropsychologist in the Division of Geriatric Behavioral Health, for winning “Best of Abstracts: Clinical Science” at the 2015 ASA Conference!

David Warner, MD, Receives Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Dr. Warner for receiving the FAER Anesthesiology Mentoring Excellence in Research Award at this year’s ASA Conference in San Diego!

New IT Director Appointed

Congratulations to Alec Graham on his new position as Anesthesiology and Perioperative Information Technology Director! He will play a lead role in driving the development of new applications to advance the teaching, research, and clinical missions of our department.

Duke Flag Lowered for Former Dean

Dr. Ernestine Friedl, Duke’s first female dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and wife of the Department of Anesthesiology’s founding father, dies at the age of 95.

Dr. Gadsden’s Op Ed Featured in The Herald-Sun

Learn what Jeffrey Gadsden, MD, says is missing from public discourse in fighting America’s prescription drug epidemic and why he feels the “opioid first” approach is no longer safe.

Introducing the DARE Blog

There’s now one more way for our residency directors to connect! The DARE blog is the brainchild of Drs. Annemarie Thompson, Ankeet Udani and Brian Colin who will use the blog to answer common residency questions.

Duke Anesthesiology’s Pain Program Addresses a “Silent Epidemic”

In honor of Pain Awareness Month, we sit down for a Q and A about chronic pain with Duke’s Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, Thomas E. Buchheit, MD.

Anesthesiology Takes Center Stage at Health Innovation Jam!

Duke Anesthesiology’s Drs. Ru-Rong Ji and Jeffrey Gadsden went into the “shark tank” to pitch their innovative ideas to transform health care. See if they walked away with actual investment dollars!...

Doctors Assume New Roles in Anesthesia

Congratulations to Drs. Gavin Martin, Madhav Swaminathan and Stephen Klein for being named the assistant directors of Anesthesia Perioperative Services!

Dr. Jeffrey Taekman’s Blog Featured in The Huffington Post

As the medical world remembers this week’s anniversary of Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin, Dr. Taekman shares his insight about what he calls a “two-pronged approach” regarding the use of antibiotics and obesity in America.

Residency Program Ranks #6 in the Nation

Duke Anesthesiology’s Residency Program is once again recognized as one of the top ten programs in the nation, coming in at number six in the latest Doximity Poll.

Jamie Privratsky, MD, Nominated to the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society

Congratulations to Dr. Privratsky for being nominated to the society which helps members develop their academic career by finding appropriate research mentors and developing successful research projects.

Joern Karhausen, MD, Awarded NIH Grant

The one-year National Institutes of Health grant will provide Dr. Karhausen with resources to research causal effects between mast cell activation and platelet aggregation during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) and related injuries.

Jerrold Levy, MD, Invited to ESC Congress 2016 in Rome

Congratulations to Dr. Levy for his moderated poster being selected as the winner of this year’s European Society of Cardiology presentation!

3rd-Year Medical Students Sharpen Their Skills

"MS-MOCA” is an initiative designed to allow medical students to maintain their clinical skills during the research year of their Duke School of Medicine curriculum.

Chief Appointed to Newly Created Division

We are pleased to announce Dr. Raquel R. Bartz as Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine. Her efforts will help this new division become a leader in the discovery of knowledge in perioperative critical illness to improve patient outcomes.

Four Doctors Named Members of the School of Medicine LCME Reaccreditation Committee

Drs. Catherine Kuhn, Lance Roy, Jeffrey Taekman and Nancy Knudsen selected for SoM LCME Self-Study Committee.

Twitter Journal Club Reaches New Milestone

The TJC surpasses the one million mark after a successful turnout for its latest discussion, at DUMC and live via Twitter, about injection pressure in regional anesthesia.

Miles Berger, MD, PhD, Awarded NIH Grant

The two-year National Institutes of Health grant will provide Dr. Berger with resources to research markers of Alzheimer's Disease after perioperative care.

Anesthesiologist Featured in International INNOVATION Magazine

Dr. Michael L. James is featured in the leading global dissemination resource for his groundbreaking research on two specific factors that impact recovery after patients suffer an intracerebral hemorrhage.

Doctors’ Cardiothoracic Abstract Wins Research Award

A Duke anesthesiologist and surgeon partner together to create a winning abstract which they will present at the 12th Annual Cardiovascular-Thoracic Critical Care Conference.

Michael L. James, MD Appointed to UCNS Board of Directors

Dr. James, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, is the newest board member of the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Duke Research Associate Featured on CNN About Free Diving Risks

In light of the disappearance of one of the most notorious free divers in the nation, Dr. Neal Pollock, a research associate at the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, provides an opinion piece about this extreme sport and why it can be so unforgiving.

Thomas Van de Ven, MD, PhD Receives 2015 Spring Core Facility Voucher Award

Dr. Van de Ven is awarded a one year voucher to study injured human nerves, aiming to provide more treatment options for limb amputees.

‘Run For The Warriors’ with Team Duke Anesthesiology!

Join the 6th annual ASA sponsored race to help raise funds to support wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen.

Anesthesiologists Named One of the Most Meaningful Jobs in America!

Business Insider’s list of the 13 most meaningful jobs in America is out...and anesthesiologists made the top ten!

The First Ever ‘Duke Health Innovation Jam’

A “Shark Tank” type of event to pitch clinical products and business ideas to Duke leaders and investors!

Can a Lung Cancer Drug Fight Brain Tumors?

An associate professor of Duke's Anesthesiology Department believes it's possible! Learn more about Professor Madan Kwatra's mission - a feat he says would be similar to landing on the moon.

Boyi Liu, PhD Receives 2015 Spring Core Facility Voucher Award

Boyi Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, has recently been awarded a one-year, $9,200 voucher for his proposal entitled, “Transcriptome...

Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center Hosts 2nd Simulation Instructor Workshop

This past June, the Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC) hosted a 2-day...

Farewell to Dr. Bennett-Guerrero

Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero will be leaving Duke on August 31, 2015 to take on a new role at SUNY Stony Brook as...

Conjoined Twins Separated at Duke – Healthy Lives Predicted

On June 18, 2015, two full teams of anesthesiologists assisted surgeons with the first separation of conjoined twins at Duke,...

Duke Enters First-of-its-kind Collaboration with Wake Forest, UNC & Health Sciences South Carolina to Improve Health

South Carolina and North Carolina have many things in common: southern heritage, a love of good food and family, beautiful...

Michael L. “Luke” James, MD Becomes a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society

Dr. Michael L. “Luke” James, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, has recently been recognized as a Fellow of the...

Dr. Quinones Receives SCA/IARS Starter Grant

Quintin Quiñones, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, has been awarded a two year $50,000 Society of...

Interim Division Chief for GVTCCM Anesthesia Announced

I am pleased to announce Dr. Tim Miller as the Interim Division Chief for General, Vascular, and Transplant and Critical...

Congratulations to the Resident Graduate Class of 2015!

The resident graduating class of 2015 enjoyed, despite the oppressive heat outdoors, a cool, lively and festive graduation celebration at...

2015 Duke Anesthesiology Fellow Graduation Wrap-Up

On Sunday, June 7th, the department had the honor of graduating 28 Fellows during an elegant reception in the Presidents’...

Dr. Manning Receives 2015 IARS Award

Michael Manning, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 International Anesthesia...

Winners Announced for the Annual Strength, Hope, and Caring Team Award

Congratulations to Mike Neal, CRNA, MSN; Catherine Suitt, NP, MSN, FNP-C; and Kelly Jackson, RN for winning the 2015 annual...

Dr. Hauck Graduates from Feagin Leadership Program

Jennifer Hauck, MD, graduated from the Feagin Leadership Program on May 16, 2015.

Dr. Warner Receives FAER Mentoring Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Warner, who has been named the 2015 recipient of the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award.

Dr. Waldron Receives FAER Research Grant

Congratulations to Nathan Waldron, MD, CA-2 Resident, along with his mentor Joseph Mathew, MD, MBA, MHSc, Jerry Reves, MD, Professor...

Dr. Karhausen Receives 2015 Scientist Development Grant

Congratulations to Joern Karhausen, MD, Assistant Professor in the Cardiac Division of Anesthesiology who has been awarded a three-year, $231,000...

23rd Annual Academic Evening Wrap-Up

The 23rd Annual Academic Evening, held on Tuesday May 12th, 2015, was a wonderful success!

Dr. David Warner Receives 2015 Research Mentoring Award

Congratulations to David S. Warner, MD, who last week won the 2015 Research Mentoring Award for Translational Research.

Inaugural Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management at HSPSC

This past April the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center hosted its inaugural Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (CRM) course for...

David Warner, MD, Receives 2-Year Reserach Grant

David S. Warner, MD, Director of the Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories received a 2-year $793,750 NIH Exploratory/Development Research Grant (R21) from...

Dr. Habib Appointed Permanent Division Chief of Women’s Anesthesia

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ashraf Habib as our permanent Division Chief for Women’s Anesthesia. Ashraf...

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Young Investigator Award Announced

On March 14, 2015, Dr. Brad Taicher was presented with the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s 2015 Young Investigator Award for...

Noa Segall, PhD, Awarded 5-Year Research Grant

Noa Segall, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Human Factors Engineer in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, received...

Duke University School of Medicine Announces Anesthesiology Leadership

I am pleased to announce that Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA, the Jerry Reves, MD, Professor...

Dr. Podgoreanu Interviewed for Open Anesthesia

Dr. Mihai Podgoreanu was interviewed for the OpenAnesthesia™, Ask the Expert for their March 15, 2015 podcast. Topics included antifibrinolytics,...

Junior Faculty Receive Time, Training, and Mentorship through KL2 Awards

He has spent more than a decade honing clinical skills during...

Dr. David Warner Receives 2015 Research Mentoring Award

We are excited to announce that Dr. David S. Warner has been selected by a distinguished faculty committee as the...

Dr. Knudsen Wins 2015 Golden Apple Award

We are excited to announce that Nancy W. Knudsen, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology has received the Clinical Faculty Golden Apple...

Dr. Bennett-Guerrero Elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation

We are excited to announce that Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, MD, was elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in...

Passing of Merel H. Harmel, founding chair of Dept. of Anesthesiology

We are saddened to inform you that Merel H. Harmel, MD, professor emeritus and founding chair...

VA Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education Centers of Excellence Award Announced

The VA division would like to congratulate Dr. Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan of the Department of Surgery for the recent receipt of...

Three New Duke Investigators Receive CTSA-Sponsored KL2 Career Development Awards

The Duke Translational Medicine Institute’s CTSA-sponsored KL2 Career Development Award Program has selected three new scholars:

The Ghana Journals – The Ongoing Global Health Mission

Enjoy the essays of Chief Resident, Kayla Bryan, MD and Obstetric Anesthesia Fellow, Amy Mauritz, MD...

Successful Start to the Twitter Journal Club

Duke Anesthesiology completed its first successful Twitter Journal Club on January 25th.

Dr. Stafford-Smith Accepted into FAER Academy of Education Mentors in Anesthesiology

We are excited to announce that Mark Stafford-Smith, MD, has been accepted into the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)...

Pre-operative Anemia Clinic Expansion Announced

On Friday, January 23, 2015, the Duke Anesthesiology Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET), in collaboration with the Center for Blood Conservation,...

Duke AHEAD Planting the Seeds of Mentorship (DAPSEM) Grant

Drs. Ankeet Udani, Jeffrey Taekman & David Robinson (Fuqua School) were awarded a Duke AHEAD Planting the Seeds of Mentorship...

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS, named the 2015 Feigenbaum Lecturer

We are excited to announce that Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS, has been selected as the Feigenbaum Lecturer for the 2015...

Drs. Kuhn, Peterson-Layne, and Stafford-Smith Commended for Effort on Milestones

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) have commended Drs. Catherine...

Twitter Journal Club Series

Duke Anesthesia will be hosting its inaugural Twitter Journal Club Series and all are invited to participate. We will be...

Duke Anesthesiology 2014 Year in Review

Dear Duke Anesthesiology Friends and Family, With this holiday season, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you...

Dr. Moon Awarded Two-Year Research Grant

Dr. Richard Moon, Medical Director of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, received a two-year $199,949 Subaward from...

New CARE Director Announced

I am pleased to announce Dr. Eddie Jooste as our new Director of CARE (Anesthesiology Clinical Research Unit).

Thomas Van de Ven, MD, PhD, Receives Department of Defense Award

The VA division would like to congratulate DIG recipient Thomas Van de Ven, MD, PhD, who has received a 3-year,...

Dr. Thompson Receives Commendation from the AHA/ACC

Congratulations to Dr. Annemarie Thompson who received a formal commendation from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association...

Kybele and Health Volunteers Oversees Partner to Send Doctor to Ghana

Kybele is excited to announce a new partnership with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO).

2014 Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award Recipient

On November 18th, 2014, Quintin Quinones, MD, PhD, received the 2014 Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award from the American Heart...

Simulation-Based Education for Anesthesiologists on the Rise

Dr. Ankeet Udani led a two-day simulation instructor workshop at the 61st Congresso Brasileiro de Anestesiologia (CBA) in Recife, Brazil.

Announcing New Neuroanesthesiology Leadership

After an extensive search process, I am pleased to announce Dhanesh Gupta, M.D., as our new Chief of the Division...

Pie-in-the-Face Global Health Fundraiser

On November 5th, Interim Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Joseph Mathew, graciously accepted a pie in the face...

Faculty News: Nancy Knudsen, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Knudsen. She was nominated by Dr. Joseph Mathew to serve on the Duke School of Medicine...

Duke 2014 ASA Alumni Reception Highlights

We would like to thank all 132 of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends who were able to attend this...

2014 ASA Thank You and Highlights

Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to thank all of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends who...

Congratulations to our four, 2015 DIG winners!

We would like to recognize and congratulate the following 2015 DIG recipients...

Duke wins first place for the fourth year in a row at the ASA Run for the Warriors

Congratulations to the Duke Anesthesiology Racing Team for finishing in first for fundraising out of 16 teams at this year's ASA...

Dr. Bennett-Guerrero Appointed Associate Editor

Effective October 1, 2014, Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero was appointed Associate Editor of Critical Care Medicine (CCM), which is the official...

Pre-Operative Anemia Clinic Go-live

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the Duke Anesthesiology Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET), in collaboration with the Pre-admission Testing Clinic and...

Duke Anesthesia Residency Program Ranked 4th in Doximity Poll

Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report, has released the results of its 2014 ranking of residency programs.

Dr. James Receives NCS Presidential Citation

Congratulation to our very own Michael “Luke” James for receiving the 2014 Presidential Citation for his service to the Neurocritical...

Informatics Shows Pain Leads to Repeated Emergency Department Visits

Congratulations to Dinesh J. Kurian, MD, Thomas J. Hopkins, MD, MBA, and Jason Guercio, MD, MBA, who were featured in...

What Will Be the Effects of the Tear Gas in Ferguson? A Duke Faculty Member Explains

DURHAM, NC – In the days following the use of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., several news outlets sought out Sven-Eric...

Recent Research Grant

An inter-professional team in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC) received a 1-year, $25,000 research award from the...

Quinones Named Finalist for AHA Award

Congratulations to Dr. Quintin Quinones, who was recently named as one of five finalists for the Vivien Thomas Award from...

Positive Outcomes Related to Utilizing a Dedicated Anesthesia Team in the Electrophysiology Lab

The patient population in the electrophysiology (EP) lab presents a unique challenge for anesthesia and conscious sedation providers.

Farewell to Dr. Gan

We would like to congratulate Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), who has been named the new Chair of...

James Elected to SNACC Board

Congratulations to Dr. Michael James who was recently elected to the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Board...

Udani Awarded Membership to Duke AHEAD

Congratulations to one of our recent, new faculty, Dr. Ankeet Udani, who was awarded membership to the Duke Academy for...

New Research Grant Award

Wei Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Basic Sciences, was awarded $7,000 from the Duke University School of...

Jake Freiberger, MD, Receives Hoffman/Shilling Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jake Freiberger, who received the Craig Hoffman/Charles Shilling Award at the recent meeting of the Undersea &...

2014 Resident Graduation Wrap-Up

On Saturday, June 21st, 2014, the Department of Anesthesiology celebrated the 2014 Resident Graduates with great company, live music, and...

Dr. Annemarie Thompson appointed as Residency Program Director

We would like to congratulate and welcome Annemarie Thompson, MD, who has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as our Residency...

Peter D. Dwane, MD Retires June 30, 2014

Dr. Peter D. Dwane will retire from the Anesthesiology Service at the Durham VAMC on June 30, 2014.

2014 Duke Anesthesiology Fellow Graduation Wrap-Up

On Saturday, June 8th, we had the honor of graduating 30 fellows from the department during an elegant reception in the...

Miles Berger Receives IARS Mentored Research Award

Miles Berger, MD, PhD, Medical Instructor in the Otolaryngology, Head, Neck, and Neuroanesthesiology Division was awarded a two-year $150,000 International...

Richard D. Vann, PhD, Selected as Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association

Congratulations to Richard D. Vann, PhD, who was selected as Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) during the May...

Richard D. Vann, PhD, Receives the John Ernsting Award

Richard D. Vann, PhD, was the 2014 recipient of the Aerospace Medical Association’s John Ernsting Award during Honor Night Ceremonies, May...

Andrea Fiumefreddo Appointed as the New Director of Operations for our Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center

We would like to welcome Andrea Fiumefreddo, M.S., who has been appointed as the new Director of Operations for our...

2014 Academic Evening Wrap-Up

The 22nd Annual Academic Evening, held on Tuesday May 13th, was a wonderful success!

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, Joins Anesthesiology Research Faculty

We are excited to announce that Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD has joined the Department of Anesthesiology on April 1. Dr. Jordt...

MicroRNA May Play Active Role in Sensing of Pain

In their pursuit of understanding how pain works at the molecular level, a research team lead by Ru-Rong Ji, PhD of...

Dr. Tim Miller appointed as the new Clinical Director of Abdominal Transplant Anesthesiology

We would like to congratulate Dr. Timothy Miller for his recent appointment as the Clinical Director of Abdominal Transplant Anesthesiology.

Announcing the 2014 Resident Match Results

The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology is delighted to announce the results of our match for 2014.

Duke Anesthesiology Launches New SimCenter Website

The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce the launch of the all new Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center website.

Science Under Pressure

Originally appeared on the Duke Research Blog | Guest post by Lauren Burianek, doctoral candidate in cell biology. Reposted with permission. The...

CRNA Merrie Gough, A Local Hero

One of our very own CRNAs, Merrie Gough, is a local hero!

Appointment of New President of Private Diagnostic Clinic

Newman Named President of Duke Faculty Practice Duke Medicine News & Communications | (919) 684-4148 | Contact: Sarah Avery...

Department of Anesthesiology Leadership Change

February 12, 2014 | Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD I am writing to inform you of an important leadership...

Iain Sanderson is Named Vice Dean for Research Informatics

Iain Sanderson, B.M., B.Ch., has been named Vice Dean for Research Informatics for the School of Medicine. This new title...

Alumni Hilary Grocott, MD Appointed Editor-in-Chief for CJA

Congratulations to former Duke Anesthesiology fellow and faculty member, Dr. Hilary Grocott, for being appointed the Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian...

Tew’s Abstract Accepted for 2014 CCSA Meeting “Best Posters”

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Tew, a pediatric fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology, whose abstract entitled, “Natural History of Non-Immune Mediated...

Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation

The Durham VA Medical Center’s Simulation Center is proud to announce that it has received approval for an Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship...

A Very Special Thank you from a Patient’s Wife

Rhonda Bennett, a PACU nurse at Duke for almost 15 years, brought her husband to Duke on Tuesday, January 14,...

Duke Anesthesiology Receives PADC Appreciation Award

The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by Project Access of Durham County (PADC) in June...

Anesthesiology Represented in the 2013 Rubicon Top Ten Downloads

Congratulations to those who made Rubicon’s Top Ten Downloads for 2013.  Four out of ten of these have an author...

Knudsen Promoted to Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Knudsen, who was promoted to Professor on January 1, 2014!

Dr. James Elected to AHA Fellowship

On December 3, 2013, Dr. Michael “Luke” James was welcomed into one of the world’s most eminent organizations of cardiovascular...

Barbara Phillips-Bute, J.D., Ph.D. Set to Retire at End of Year

“I feel privileged to have worked with colleagues of this caliber for so many years.  I have been impressed with...

Brad Taicher, MD, and JJ the Dog Help Girl from Cary Through Surgery

It was Dr. Taicher's suggestion that 7-year-old Kaelyn have her anaphylactic shock detector, terrier-mix JJ, by her side during surgery.

Duke Anesthesiology Announces New Pain Program Site

We are excited to announce the official launch of our new Department of Anesthesiology Pain Program website! This site reflects...

Dr. James Receives SCCM Award

Congratulations to Dr. Michael L. “Luke” James for being awarded the Presidential Citation for 2013 by the Society of Critical...

Duke Faculty Shine at this Year’s Pain Society of the Carolinas

By Mary M. Kirkley There was a strong Duke presence at the annual Pain Society of the Carolinas meeting and...

Dr. Karthik Raghunathan Receives Research Grant Award

Congratulations to one of our 2013 DREAM Innovation Grant recipients, Dr. Karthik Raghunathan, who was recently awarded the $100,000 APSF/ASA...

Duke wins first place for the third year in a row at the ASA Run for the Warriors

Congratulations to the Duke Anesthesiology Racing Team for finishing in first for fundraising out of 24 teams at this year’s...

Congratulations to our three, 2014 DIG winners!

After careful consideration, the DIG Application Review Committee, comprised of: Dr. Manuel Fontes, Dr. Tong-Joo Gan , Dr. Ru-Rong Ji,...

Dr. Kuhn Awarded SEA Duke Prize for Excellence in Education

At the Society for Education in Anesthesia meeting October 11, 2013 in San Francisco, Dr. Catherine Kuhn was the recipient...

Highlights of Duke at the ASA

Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to thank everyone for making Duke Anesthesiology’s 25th Annual ASA Alumni...

Gene Makeup May Help Explain Amputees’ Chronic Pain

(HealthDay)—Soldiers with certain gene variations seem more likely than others to have chronic pain after limb amputation, a small study...

Perspectives on Anesthesia at Mulago

By Megan Foureman, CRNA, MSN | September 20-23, 2013 The anesthesia providers here at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda must everyday...

Mike Neal’s Heroism

By Tiffany Nickel Mike Neal, CRNA, MSN, has been employed at Duke approximately six years and is currently the CRNA team-lead...

Dr. Sandler Nominated for Strength, Hope and Caring Award

Dr. Aaron Sandler was recently nominated for a Strength, Hope and Caring Award. The patient reported: ” I am writing...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Director of Quality Improvement

We would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Hopkins for his recent appointment as Director of Quality Improvement. Dr. Hopkins arrived...

DIG Recipients Surpass the $1 Million Mark for Extramural Funding

Want to find out how to turn $150,000 into over $1 MILLION dollars? Just ask five of our DREAM Innovation...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Director of Center for Blood Conservation

We would like to congratulate Dr. Nicole R. Guinn for her recent appointment as the Center for Blood Conservation Director....

Duke Anesthesia’s New Interim Assistant Residency Program Director

We would like to congratulate Dr. Brian Colin for his recent appointment as Interim Assistant Residency Program Director. Dr. Colin...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Interim Residency Program Director

We would like to congratulate Dr. John Eck for his recent appointment as Interim Residency Program Director. Dr. Eck is...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Interim Division Chief of Obstetrics

We would like to congratulate Dr. Ashraf Habib for his recent appointment as the Interim Division Chief for Obstetrics. Dr....

Duke Anesthesia’s New Division Chief of Pain Group

We would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Buchheit for his recent appointment as Division Chief of the Pain Group. Dr...

Duke’s New Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

We would like to congratulate Dr. Catherine Kuhn, who was recently appointed as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education,...

Duke’s New Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

We would like to congratulate Dr. Swaminathan, who was recently appointed as the Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Dr. Swaminathan...

Duke Anesthesiology’s New Vice Chair of Education

We would like to congratulate Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith for his recent appointment as the Vice Chair of Education. Dr. Stafford-Smith...

Duke’s New Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

We would like to congratulate Dr. Mihai Podgoreanu for his recent appointment as the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. A...

Anesthesiology’s New Executive Vice Chair of Performance & Operations

We would like to congratulate Dr. Joseph Mathew, the Jerry Reves Professor of Anesthesiology, for recently being appointed as the...

Introducing our New Director of Information Technology

Samila Mohseni received a Doctor of Education degree in Technology Education from North Carolina State University and holds Master’s and...

Older Surgical Patients at Greater Risk for Developing Cognitive Problems

DURHAM, N.C. – Patients over the age of 60 who have elective surgeries such as joint replacements, hysterectomies and other...

Acupuncture Reduces Pain, Need for Opioids after Surgery

DURHAM, N.C. – Using acupuncture before and during surgery significantly reduces the level of pain and the amount of potent...

Duke’s New Surplus Program Helps Revitalize Neurosurgery in Kampala

When Duke neurosurgeon Michael Haglund, M.D., Ph.D., visited New Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda last January, he was astounded at...

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