Saturday, June 17 marked a memorable evening for Duke Anesthesiology’s “Resident Class of 2017” as they graduated from this nationally-acclaimed program and gathered with their families to celebrate at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham.
Chairman Joseph Mathew delivered opening remarks about the impact anesthesiologists have on patient care before he, the director (Dr. Annemarie Thompson) and assistant directors (Drs. Brian Colin and Ankeet Udani) of the residency program gave each of the 13 graduates their diplomas. The Outstanding Graduate Award was presented to Dr. Jenna Falcinelli, the co-chief resident of the graduating class. And, Drs. Annie Castro, Theresa Crowgey and Taylor Herbert were all winners of Dr. Richard Moon’s trainee quiz awards.
Several awards were also presented to faculty throughout the evening. Dr. Brian Ginsberg received the Robert Sladen Teacher of the Year Award; Dr. Kerri Wahl received the Mentor Award and Dr. Abigail Melnick received the Residency Program Contribution Award.
Additionally, the department recognized resident leadership positions by presenting them with certificates:
- Chief Resident Leadership: Drs. Jenna Falcinelli and Chris Wahal
- Academic Chief Resident Leadership: Drs. Taylor Herbert and Kendall Smith
- Teaching Scholar Leadership: Drs. Stephanie Jones and Alex Reskallah
Congratulations to all of the graduates and award winners!
|Resident Graduates||Post-Residency Plans|
|Jason Bluth||Private practice in Hawaii|
|Jenna Falcinelli||Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Duke University|
|Taylor Herbert||Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Duke University|
|Alina Hulsey||Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Duke University|
|Shawn Jia||Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco|
|Stephanie Jones||Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Duke University|
|Allison Overmon||Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Duke University|
|Alexander Reskallah||Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Duke University|
|Brian Rogers||Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Duke University, then a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University|
|Brandon Seifert||Private practice in Buffalo, New York|
|Kendall Smith||Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Duke University|
|Dennis Thapa||Pain Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General|
|Chris Wahal||Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at Duke University|