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Our nationally-acclaimed training program attracts the most promising residents and fellows trained by superior clinicians. The primary goals of the program are to provide the best educational experience in anesthesiology and related disciplines, expose residents and fellows to diverse clinical areas and services, and provide the tools that will train individuals to become leaders in healthcare.

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School of Medicine Ranks Among Nation’s Top Ten

Duke University’s SoM climbs one spot to #7 among top medical schools for research in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released rankings of “Best Graduate Schools!”

Inaugural Workshop Positions Duke as Nation’s Leader in POCUS

Duke Anesthesiology becomes the first in the nation to host a “Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Perioperative Physician” course, proving to be an untapped asset for medical experts.

That’s a Wrap! Highlights From ASA 2016

It was another successful ASA meeting for Duke Anesthesiology! Read the full recap and view snapshots from the alumni event and the first place finish at Run For The Warriors!

Duke AHEAD Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Dr. Ankeet Udani, one of five co-investigators on a team led by Dr. Jennie De Gagne, for receiving a grant to develop interprofessional cybercivility modules.

That’s a Wrap!
2016 Meeting Roundup

View the highlights and snapshots from Duke Anesthesiology’s 18th annual conference, “Controversies in Perioperative Medicine,” which took place “back home” for the first time in 18 years! And, learn what’s in store for 2018.

Faculty Highlights Duke’s MMCI Program

An article spotlighting students who earned a degree in the "business of health care," features Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Madhav Swaminathan, a graduate of this very program.

Teaching Scholars Join Duke AHEAD

Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology residents, Drs. Stephanie Jones and Alexander Reskallah, for being appointed as new members of Duke’s Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development!

CTPM Director Appointed to European Pain School Board

Congratulations to Bill Maixner, DDS, PhD, for his appointment to the board of directors of the European Pain School, an educational project devoted to the study of pain!

Duke Today Features Morpheus Consortium Launch

Dean Andrews’ signing of the perioperative medicine collaboration between Duke University’s School of Medicine and University College London makes local headlines!

Signing of the “Morpheus Consortium”

Two universities unite with one shared goal. Learn how this new partnership, which officially kicked-off in the Dean’s suite, will “change the face of anesthesiology” here and abroad.

Duke Fellows Visit Belgium for Observership

Three Duke Ambulatory and Regional Anesthesia fellows take part in their program’s first international exchange to observe regional anesthesia techniques and discuss strategies with world-renowned anesthesiologists.

Resident Class of 2016 Takes Center Stage

Congratulations to the 14 graduates of the Duke Anesthesiology residency program! View a photo collage from the ceremony and learn which residents received class awards.

Faculty Take on New Global Health Roles

Congratulations to Drs. Holly Muir and Brad Taicher for their appointments as affiliate faculty with the DGHI! Learn what they hope to accomplish in their new positions.

Dr. Stafford-Smith Receives High Honor from ACGME

Congratulations to Mark Stafford-Smith, MD, for his appointment to the Review Committee for Anesthesiology! Learn how he will help advance the quality of resident physician’s education in his new role.

Resident Wins First Place for Research

Rising CA-1 resident, Dr. Sarah Cotter, competes against 30 trainees and takes home first place for her poster presentation at this year’s Duke Clinical Research Day!

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Join the Twitter Journal Club Discussion, Happening NOW!

Happening NOW! Join @ASRA_Society and @Duke_Anesthesia for Twitter Journal Club! Post your questions and follow along all week long using the hashtag #AnesJC

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ankeet Udani, MD, Presents at Health Professions Education Day

Our very own, Dr. Udani, was one of several speakers who led break-out sessions at last Friday’s health event about “meeting the unique needs of diverse learners.”

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.

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.

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.

New Anesthesia Machine Revealed to Duke Residents

An internationally known anesthesia machine expert from Wake Forest Baptist Health stops by Duke to teach residents how to use one of the newest machine technologies in anesthesia!

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!

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...

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...

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. Hauck Graduates from Feagin Leadership Program

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

23rd Annual Academic Evening Wrap-Up

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

May Twitter Journal Club Series

Duke Anesthesia will be hosting its second Twitter Journal Club Series this week and all are invited to participate.

Duke Anesthesiology at the 62nd annual meeting of the AUA

Congratulations to Dr. Nazish Hashmi, a Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellow, for receiving the Resident Travel Award from the Association of University...

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...

Jeff Taekman, MD, Served as Judge at Simulation Showcase

Jeff Taekman, MD, just returned from Washington, D.C., where he served as lead judge in the Institute of Medicine /...

Duke Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care at the 37th SCA

The Duke Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care Division had another strong showing at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society...

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. 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...

Announcing the 2015-2016 Resident Leadership

The Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce the resident leadership for 2015-2016.

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...

The Ghana Journals – The Ongoing Global Health Mission

Dr. Kayla Bryan (Duke Anesthesiology chief resident, 2015) and Dr. Amy Mauritz (Obstetric Anesthesiology fellow, 2014-15) provide a firsthand account of their mission trip to Africa as part of the Duke Anesthesiology Global Health Program.

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)...

Announcing the Pain Management for the Practicing Physician and HCP Conference

Pain Management For The Practicing Physician And HCP

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...

25th Annual Merel H. Harmel Lecture

On January 7, 2015, we had the honor of having Mervyn Maze, MB, ChB, give the 25th Annual Merel H....

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 Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center hosts Simulation Instructor Workshop

The HSPSC hosted a 2-day Simulation Instructor workshop for 10 educators within the anesthesiology department.

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).

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.

Hyperbaric NOAA Course News

Duke’s Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine fellows: Brye Roberts, Mona Parikh, Nicole Harlan, Miguel Alvarez and speaker and program director, Dr....

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...

Release of our 2014 BluePrint Publication

Dear Duke Anesthesiology Alumni and Friends, I am pleased to announce the release of our 2014 issue of BluePrint. Like...

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.

CA-2s Shine with Passing Grades

Congratulations to our CA-2 Residents who passed the American Board of Anesthesiology BASIC Examination.

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...

Duke Simulation Center Welcomes New Residents

Duke Anesthesiology welcomed its newest residents with an immersive, educational experience at the Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center.

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...

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...

Newman’s Own Softball

By Michael J. Plakke, MD Newman’s Own, our Duke Anesthesiology resident softball team, recently wrapped up our first season in...

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!

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...

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...

Alumni Spotlight

Attention Duke Anesthesiology Alumni! We would like to feature YOUR recent achievements, news stories, awards, milestones, promotions, jobs, publications, family additions, marriages,...

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...

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...

Medical Student Wins Scholarship Fund Award

Congratulations to Nelson Diamond, MS-III student and participant in the Duke Anesthesiology Everest Trek, for winning the James B. D....

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...

Resident Graduation Wrap-Up

By Irene Kontje On Saturday, June 22, 2013, the Department celebrated the graduation of fourteen residents at Hope Valley Country...

Catherine Kuhn, MD Selected as Duke Director of Graduate Medical Education

By Dr. Mark F. Newman, Merel H. Harmel Professor and Chairman The Duke Department of Anesthesiology has a strong and...

Documenting Medicine at Duke – Update

By Irene Kontje DUMC and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke are partnering on an effort to use documentary...

Quinones Abstract Selected for 2013 Journal Symposium

We would like to congratulate Dr. Quintin J. Quinones, MD, PhD for his abstract, Hibernation Specific Changes in Myocardial Protein...

Former NIEHS STEP Student Encourages Others to Dream Big

Brian Rogers, who is one of our new Interns starting later this month is featured in a article entitled “Former...

2013 ASA Best Abstracts

We would like to congratulate Drs. Andrew Shaw, Thomas Van de Ven, Alex Kieber, John Hsia, Nick Grissom, Thomas Buchheit...

Documenting Medicine at Duke

by Catherine Kuhn, MD Dr. Tera Cushman, one of our interns, has been working this year creating a medical documentary. ...

Announcing the Resident Leadership for 2013-2014

by Catherine Kuhn, MD Please join me in congratulating the following residents who have been chosen to serve in leadership...

How to Take Meeting Notes that Really Work

We would like to congratulate Dr. Jeffrey Taekman, who recently had his article, “How to take meeting notes that really...

Computer Simulations Allow Doctors to Learn Skills with Less Risk

WRAL was in the SimCenter on March 28, 2013 filming a story on Games-Based Learning (focusing on Postpartum Hemorrhage Scenario...

Taekman to Explore Google Glass

Jeff Taekman, MD has been chosen out of 8,000 people world-wide to have early access to the new Google Glass. Google...

Announcing the 2013 Match Results

We are delighted to announce the results of our match this year. Many thanks for all the effort that goes...

New Research Publication

Lehman EP, Guercio JR. The Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam – A Poor Value Proposition. N Engl J Med. 2013...

Duke Hyperbaric Team Completes Altitude Simulation

An altitude simulation of a trek from ground level to the altitude of Namche Bazaar, Nepal (11,500 ft) was completed...

School of Medicine Dedicates New Home for Medical Education

The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education was dedicated Friday, February 8, with a celebration attended by...

Trent Semans Center Provides State-of-the-Art Facility for Duke Medical Profession Students

By Sarah Avery. Duke News & Communications DURHAM, NC – Duke University School of Medicine will celebrate the opening of...

ACES Resident Wins Award at the ASA

ACES-6 resident Miles Berger, MD, PhD, recently won second place in the national resident research essay competition at the American Society...

Basic Science Lab to be Featured at this Year’s AHA Meeting

Research work from the Systems Modeling of Perioperative Cardiovascular Injury Laboratory (PI Podgoreanu) will be well represented at this year’s...

Sensory Neurons Identified as Critical to Sense of Touch

DURHAM, N.C. – While studying the sense of touch, scientists at Duke Medicine have pinpointed specific neurons that appear to...

Duke CRNA Excellence: Mike Neal, CRNA

Mike Neal, CRNA in the Duke Adult EP Lab recently had the opportunity to present at an EP conference last...

Duke Researchers Develop New 3-D Echocardiography Teaching Tool for Heart Surgery

A team of researchers from Duke University speaking at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting revealed the development of a new...

Duke Shines at this Year’s NCSA/SCSA Meeting

A number of Duke Anesthesia residents (Drs. Claire Dakik, Bill Nelson, Cory Maxwell, Miles Berger and Elizabeth Crafts), fellows (Drs....

Education: Bigger and Better

In the picture above Left To Right: Duke Anesthesiology Education Leadership Team—Drs. Stuart Grant, John B. Eck, Catherine Kuhn, and...

Next Generation Leaders

Education, the enrichment of minds, is given the highest priority at Duke. The Department of Anesthesiology’s acclaimed educational program is...

Web Casting

Our technological capabilities have progressed and sharpened. We are now able to provide web based education not only to learners here at Duke, but to select audiences around the world. This article, part one of two articles, is about live web casting for regional anesthesia education.

Medical Education

Duke Anesthesiology allows residents and fellows the freedom to mold their career paths according to their clinical and research interests. Our medical education programs are continuously evolving to create the best learning opportunities possible.

Duke’s Surplus Supports Ugandan Medicine – Update

A team of 28 Duke University medical personnel, including Duke anesthesiologists: David MacLeod MD and Rebecca Schroeder, MD; and nurse...

Medical Students Using Games to Practice

DURHAM (WTVD) – Medical students and healthcare professionals at Duke University are playing a lot of video games lately. They’re...

Study Confirms Cardiac Surgery Drug Increases Death Rate

DURHAM, NC – The largest study to date of a controversial cardiac  surgery drug shows it increases death rates and...

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...