Residency Recap

October 18, 2016

Annemarie Thompson, MDWelcome to the inaugural edition of our residency newsletter! The idea for this newsletter came from the need to create a centralized space for residents and faculty to stay informed about all the great things going on in our program. This multipurpose board will allow you to see recent job postings (so you may want to let the fellows know about this site),  ABA information, and lecture/grand rounds schedules, to name a few things. You’ll see reminders for items you should check out, like this video link from the ABA about the OSCEs (ABA OSCE Overview Video). We’ll also have guest bloggers on the DARE blog and board prep style questions too. Our newsletter can be accessed in two ways: or the Education Office touchscreen TV (really, it’s touchscreen!) in front of Shelby’s desk.

A huge thank you to all of the residents, fellows, and faculty who are working with the med students! As many of you may know, we have increased our capacity to host medical students in our  MS 440C and  newly minted 402C (Clinical Anesthesia and CT ICU) courses.

We’re sending 22 residents to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting this year with 19 of them presenting. Don’t forget the brunch at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 23rd, following the Run For The Warriors race, at Beatrix located on 519 N. Clark Street in Chicago.

Interview season kicks-off on Friday, October 28th and applications have been flowing in since the middle of September. Now is a great time to peruse our FAQ questions and stop by the Education Office for more information regarding NRMP match policies and other interview dates! Dennis Thapa, your recruitment chair, and Jessica will be sending out sign-ups for dinner and daily hosts shortly.

Thanks to all who participated in the first annual scavenger hunt!

Please email Jessica with news for future editions of our Vital Signs residency newsletter. This will be a bimonthly publication. Safe travels to the ASA and enjoy the “Windy City!”


John Gamble, MD

Oct. 23, 2016, 11:20 – 11:30 AM
Hall F1 Foyer
Presenting at ASA Conference

MC2069 / Monitor 06 – Case Report
Liver Transplantation in a Patient With Brugada Syndrome
John F. Gamble, M.D., Eun J. Eoh, M.D., Arturo Suarez, M.D.


Brugada syndrome (BS) is an autosomal dominant disease with incomplete penetrance that is caused by a genetic mutation affecting sodium ion channels of the cardiac conduction system. Patients with BS are at an increased risk for malignant arrhythmias and sudden death. Factors precipitating ECG changes include electrolyte abnormalities, increased vagal tone, and hyperthermia.

Anesthetic management of patients with BS can be challenging, particularly in procedures associated with significant hemodynamic instability and cardiovascular disturbances. We report a case of successful liver transplantation in a patient with BS utilizing a volume-based approach to maintain hemodynamic stability and minimize need for trigger medications.

Chief Residents 2016


  • 10/16 – 10/22

Weekend Days

  • This weekend (10/15 – 10/16): Jia, Pleticha
  • Next weekend (10/22 – 10/23): Bluth, Hall

Night Float

  • This week (Sat PM 10/15 – Fri AM 10/21):
    • Sat 10/15: S. Jones, Cobert
    • Sun 10/16 – Fri 10/21: Overmon, Cobert
  • Next week (Sat PM 10/22 – Fri AM 10/28): Seifert, Ellison

Friday Night Call

  • Friday (10/14): Herbert, Mangubat
  • Next Friday (10/21):  Wahal, Castro
  • The Friday after Next (10/28):  Reskallah, Andrews

Liver Call Weekend (pager: 7320)

  • This weekend (Fri PM 10/14 – Sun PM 10/16): Li
  • Next weekend (Fri PM 10/21 – Sun PM 10/23): L. Jones

Liver Call Weekday (pager: 7320)

  • Liver day (Mon AM 10/17 – Fri PM 10/21): Wang
  • Liver night (Sun PM 10/16 – Fri AM 10/21): Jia

OB Weekend

  • Saturday 10/15 AM: Doshi
  • Saturday 10/15 PM: Johnbull
  • Sunday 10/16 AM: Brockbank
  • Saturday 10/22 AM: Mintz-Cole
  • Saturday 10/22 PM: Wang
  • Sunday 10/23 AM: Overmon

Simulator (4-6 p.m. — page charge CRNA *7853 to ask for relief at 3:45 p.m.)
*These are mandatory sessions*

  • Mon 10/17: Bangura, Pleticha, Chen, Fox

Functional Pagers

  • CA3 on call pager (9313) is covered by CA3 on general OR call.
  • Liver call pager (7320) is always covered.

Please stop by during the office hours listed below. Or, please feel free to contact any of our leadership to schedule a meeting outside of standard office hours.

DARE Resident Directors

Dr. Annemarie Thompson (Program Director): October 10th 1 – 2 p.m. in HAFS office
Dr. Brian Colin (Program Assistant Director): October 27th 4 – 5 p.m. in HAFS office
Dr. Ankeet Udani (Program Assistant Director): October 20th 5 – 6 p.m. in Trent Semans Center office

Jessica Burkhart (Senior Program Coordinator) and Shelby Schultz (Junior Program Coordinator)

Jessica Burkhart (Senior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office
Shelby Schultz (Junior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office

RSVP to Jessica Burkhart for November interview dinners!

Wellness Opportunities
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Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University, that is FREE. The staff of licensed professionals offer assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available at no charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. If you need assistance outside of those hours, call the Blood and Body Houtlins (684 1115) for behavioral health concerns.

This Week in Lectures

CA1: 10/18/2016  Physiological and Clinical Aspects of Aging with Dr. Brian Colin

Department Grand Rounds: 10/19/2016  Anaphylaxis, Allergy, and Adverse Drug Reactions with Dr. Jerrold Levy

CA2/3: 10/19/2016  Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. Ulrike Hoffman in DN 2001

Thursdays:  10/20/2016  Point of Care Ultrasound Series with Dr. Mandisa Jones-Haywood

Next Week in Lectures

CA1:  10/25/2016  No Lecture – Enjoy the ASA!

Department Grand Rounds: 10/26/2016  No Grand Rounds – Enjoy the ASA!

CA2/3: 10/26/2016  Neuroanatomy for the Non-Neurologist with Dr. Luke James in DMP 2W91

Thursdays: 10/27/2016  Clinical Case Conference with Dr. Brad Taicher

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) trainee group was created for trainees interested in careers in pediatric anesthesia. For more information, contact Dr. Sean Barnes:

Independent Group Opportunity in Southeast Georgia

Please visit Duke’s Box account for more details about the opportunity with this private practice.

To view the complete list of job postings, visit the Box Account.

Duke Anesthesiology Residency Program

Department of Anesthesiology

GME Mistreatment Reporting Site

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