Duke Anesthesiology Top Stories

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...

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...

Conjoined Twins Separated at Duke – Healthy Lives Predicted

On June 18, 2015, two full teams of anesthesiologists assisted...

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

Dr. Michael L. “Luke” James, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and...

Dr. Quinones Receives SCA/IARS Starter Grant

Quintin Quiñones, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic...

Interim Division Chief for GVTCCM Anesthesia Announced

I am pleased to announce Dr. Tim Miller as the...

Congratulations to the Resident Graduate Class of 2015!

The resident graduating class of 2015 enjoyed, despite the oppressive...

2015 Duke Anesthesiology Fellow Graduation Wrap-Up

On Sunday, June 7th, the department had the honor of...

Dr. Manning Receives 2015 IARS Award

Michael Manning, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of...

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

Congratulations to Mike Neal, CRNA, MSN; Catherine Suitt, NP, MSN,...

Dr. Hauck Graduates from Feagin Leadership Program

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

Dr. Warner Receives FAER Mentoring Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Warner, who has been named the...

Dr. Waldron Receives FAER Research Grant

Congratulations to Nathan Waldron, MD, CA-2 Resident, along with his...

Dr. Karhausen Receives 2015 Scientist Development Grant

Congratulations to Joern Karhausen, MD, Assistant Professor in the Cardiac...

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...

Inaugural Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management at HSPSC

This past April the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center...

David Warner, MD, Receives 2-Year Reserach Grant

David S. Warner, MD, Director of the Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories...

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

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ashraf...

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Young Investigator Award Announced

On March 14, 2015, Dr. Brad Taicher was presented with...

Noa Segall, PhD, Awarded 5-Year Research Grant

Noa Segall, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Human Factors...

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...

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...

Dr. Knudsen Wins 2015 Golden Apple Award

We are excited to announce that Nancy W. Knudsen, MD,...

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

We are excited to announce that Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, MD, was...

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...

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

The Duke Translational Medicine Institute’s CTSA-sponsored KL2 Career Development Award...

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...

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

We are excited to announce that Mark Stafford-Smith, MD, has...

Pre-operative Anemia Clinic Expansion Announced

On Friday, January 23, 2015, the Duke Anesthesiology Perioperative Enhancement...

Duke AHEAD Planting the Seeds of Mentorship (DAPSEM) Grant

Drs. Ankeet Udani, Jeffrey Taekman & David Robinson (Fuqua School)...

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

We are excited to announce that Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MBBS,...

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

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the...

Twitter Journal Club Series

Duke Anesthesia will be hosting its inaugural Twitter Journal Club...

Duke Anesthesiology 2014 Year in Review

Dear Duke Anesthesiology Friends and Family, With this holiday season,...

Dr. Moon Awarded Two-Year Research Grant

Dr. Richard Moon, Medical Director of the Center for Hyperbaric...

New CARE Director Announced

I am pleased to announce Dr. Eddie Jooste as our...

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

The VA division would like to congratulate DIG recipient Thomas...

Dr. Thompson Receives Commendation from the AHA/ACC

Congratulations to Dr. Annemarie Thompson who received a formal commendation...

Kybele and Health Volunteers Oversees Partner to Send Doctor to Ghana

Kybele is excited to announce a new partnership with Health...

2014 Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award Recipient

On November 18th, 2014, Quintin Quinones, MD, PhD, received the...

Simulation-Based Education for Anesthesiologists on the Rise

Dr. Ankeet Udani led a two-day simulation instructor workshop at...

Announcing New Neuroanesthesiology Leadership

After an extensive search process, I am pleased to announce...

Pie-in-the-Face Global Health Fundraiser

On November 5th, Interim Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology,...

Faculty News: Nancy Knudsen, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Knudsen. She was nominated by Dr....

Duke 2014 ASA Alumni Reception Highlights

We would like to thank all 132 of our alumni,...

2014 ASA Thank You and Highlights

Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to...

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...

Pre-Operative Anemia Clinic Go-live

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the Duke Anesthesiology Perioperative Enhancement...

Duke Anesthesia Residency Program Ranked 4th in Doximity Poll

Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report, has released...

Dr. James Receives NCS Presidential Citation

Congratulation to our very own Michael “Luke” James for receiving...

Informatics Shows Pain Leads to Repeated Emergency Department Visits

Congratulations to Dinesh J. Kurian, MD, Thomas J. Hopkins, MD,...

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...

Recent Research Grant

An inter-professional team in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety...

Quinones Named Finalist for AHA Award

Congratulations to Dr. Quintin Quinones, who was recently named as...

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,...

James Elected to SNACC Board

Congratulations to Dr. Michael James who was recently elected to...

Udani Awarded Membership to Duke AHEAD

Congratulations to one of our recent, new faculty, Dr. Ankeet...

New Research Grant Award

Wei Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Basic...

Jake Freiberger, MD, Receives Hoffman/Shilling Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jake Freiberger, who received the Craig Hoffman/Charles...

2014 Resident Graduation Wrap-Up

On Saturday, June 21st, 2014, the Department of Anesthesiology celebrated...

Dr. Annemarie Thompson appointed as Residency Program Director

We would like to congratulate and welcome Annemarie Thompson, MD,...

Peter D. Dwane, MD Retires June 30, 2014

Dr. Peter D. Dwane will retire from the Anesthesiology Service at...

2014 Duke Anesthesiology Fellow Graduation Wrap-Up

On Saturday, June 8th, we had the honor of graduating...

Miles Berger Receives IARS Mentored Research Award

Miles Berger, MD, PhD, Medical Instructor in the Otolaryngology, Head,...

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

Congratulations to Richard D. Vann, PhD, who was selected as...

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

Richard D. Vann, PhD, was the 2014 recipient of the...

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...

MicroRNA May Play Active Role in Sensing of Pain

In their pursuit of understanding how pain works at the...

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...

CRNA Merrie Gough, A Local Hero

One of our very own CRNAs, Merrie Gough, is a...

Appointment of New President of Private Diagnostic Clinic

Newman Named President of Duke Faculty Practice Duke Medicine News...

Department of Anesthesiology Leadership Change

February 12, 2014 | Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD...

Iain Sanderson is Named Vice Dean for Research Informatics

Iain Sanderson, B.M., B.Ch., has been named Vice Dean for...

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

Congratulations to former Duke Anesthesiology fellow and faculty member, Dr....

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

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Tew, a pediatric fellow in the...

Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation

The Durham VA Medical Center’s Simulation Center is proud to...

A Very Special Thank you from a Patient’s Wife

Rhonda Bennett, a PACU nurse at Duke for almost 15...

Duke Anesthesiology Receives PADC Appreciation Award

The Duke, Department of Anesthesiology was awarded the Certificate of...

Anesthesiology Represented in the 2013 Rubicon Top Ten Downloads

Congratulations to those who made Rubicon’s Top Ten Downloads for...

Knudsen Promoted to Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Knudsen, who was promoted to Professor...

Dr. James Elected to AHA Fellowship

On December 3, 2013, Dr. Michael “Luke” James was welcomed...

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

“I feel privileged to have worked with colleagues of this...

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...

Dr. James Receives SCCM Award

Congratulations to Dr. Michael L. “Luke” James for being awarded...

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

By Mary M. Kirkley There was a strong Duke presence...

Dr. Karthik Raghunathan Receives Research Grant Award

Congratulations to one of our 2013 DREAM Innovation Grant recipients,...

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...

Congratulations to our three, 2014 DIG winners!

After careful consideration, the DIG Application Review Committee, comprised of:...

Dr. Kuhn Awarded SEA Duke Prize for Excellence in Education

At the Society for Education in Anesthesia meeting October 11,...

Highlights of Duke at the ASA

Dear Duke Anesthesiology friends and family, We would like to...

Gene Makeup May Help Explain Amputees’ Chronic Pain

(HealthDay)—Soldiers with certain gene variations seem more likely than others...

Perspectives on Anesthesia at Mulago

By Megan Foureman, CRNA, MSN | September 20-23, 2013 The...

Mike Neal’s Heroism

By Tiffany Nickel Mike Neal, CRNA, MSN, has been employed...

Dr. Sandler Nominated for Strength, Hope and Caring Award

Dr. Aaron Sandler was recently nominated for a Strength, Hope...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Director of Quality Improvement

We would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Hopkins for his...

DIG Recipients Surpass the $1 Million Mark for Extramural Funding

Want to find out how to turn $150,000 into over...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Director of Center for Blood Conservation

We would like to congratulate Dr. Nicole R. Guinn for...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Interim Assistant Residency Program Director

We would like to congratulate Dr. Brian Colin for his...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Interim Residency Program Director

We would like to congratulate Dr. John Eck for his...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Interim Division Chief of Obstetrics

We would like to congratulate Dr. Ashraf Habib for his...

Duke Anesthesia’s New Division Chief of Pain Group

We would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Buchheit for his...

Duke’s New Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

We would like to congratulate Dr. Catherine Kuhn, who was...

Duke’s New Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

We would like to congratulate Dr. Swaminathan, who was recently...

Duke Anesthesiology’s New Vice Chair of Education

We would like to congratulate Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith for his...

Duke’s New Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

We would like to congratulate Dr. Mihai Podgoreanu for his...

Anesthesiology’s New Executive Vice Chair of Performance & Operations

We would like to congratulate Dr. Joseph Mathew, the Jerry...

Introducing our New Director of Information Technology

Samila Mohseni received a Doctor of Education degree in Technology...

Older Surgical Patients at Greater Risk for Developing Cognitive Problems

DURHAM, N.C. – Patients over the age of 60 who...

Acupuncture Reduces Pain, Need for Opioids after Surgery

DURHAM, N.C. – Using acupuncture before and during surgery significantly...

Duke’s New Surplus Program Helps Revitalize Neurosurgery in Kampala

When Duke neurosurgeon Michael Haglund, M.D., Ph.D., visited New Mulago...

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