Dr. Udani Appointed Simulation Center Director

Dr. Udani Appointed Simulation Center Director

We are pleased to announce that after serving as interim director for nearly two years, Ankeet Udani, MD, MSEd, has been appointed the director of Duke’s Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC), effective immediately. With this appointment, Dr. Udani will no longer serve as assistant director of our department’s residency program, beginning July 1.

Dr. Udani brings seven years of experience to his new role. Since joining Duke Anesthesiology faculty in 2014, and being appointed as the assistant director of the simulation center that same year, he has been a key player of new growth within the HSPSC, including the advancement of continuing medical education and patient safety initiatives. Dr. Udani is credited for enhancing the center’s faculty training program and enhancing the residency simulation curriculum with specialty-specific simulations and crisis resource management training. He also founded the Duke Anesthesiology Twitter Journal Club, which has worldwide participation. Throughout his career, Dr. Udani has been actively involved in 17 societies/organizations, which currently includes serving as a committee member of education and training for the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and a committee member of technology in education for the Society for Education in Anesthesia.

Dr. Udani received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies in 2009. He completed an anesthesiology residency and a fellowship in patient safety and simulation-based medical education at Stanford University. He also holds a master’s degree in medical education from Johns Hopkins University. He has received funding from the Foundation of Anesthesia Education and Research and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation to study the role of simulation-based medical education.

The HSPSC is a joint project of Duke University’s School of Medicine and our department. It is comprised of an interdisciplinary, interprofessional team of physicians, nurses, educators, and human factors engineers who focus on health care education, safety, quality, and research. The center is internationally-recognized for advancing medical education through state-of-the-art technologies. Dr. Udani will work closely with Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith, vice chair of education, in setting new goals and reaching new heights within the HSPSC, ultimately elevating this 21st Century model for improving patient safety and quality.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Udani for his service as interim director and residency assistant director and extending him congratulations on his new role in our department.

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Class of 2021 Graduates from Duke Anesthesiology Training Programs

Class of 2020 Virtually Graduates from Duke Anesthesiology Training Programs

Duke Anesthesiology’s residency and fellowship classes of 2021 gathered on June 5 and 6 to celebrate their graduation from the department’s training programs. Thirteen residents received their diplomas at the ceremony held at The Pavilion at the Angus Barn and 35 fellows received their diplomas at the ceremony held at The Pit.

Duke Anesthesiology Fellowship Graduates of 2021

The Duke Anesthesiology Fellowship Education Program is led by Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith, who says “I sincerely congratulate all of our fellow graduates who have succeeded despite a host of challenges throughout the past year and have contributed in a significant way to Duke Anesthesiology’s response to Covid 19.”

Duke Anesthesiology Resident Graduates of 2021

The Duke Anesthesiology Residency Program is led by Dr. Annemarie Thompson, with assistant residency program directors, Drs. Brian Colin and Ankeet Udani. “I’m so proud of our residents, not only for the excellent physicians they have become, but also for the resilient and kind people they are for having endured a residency experience like no other,” says Thompson. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to get to know each and every one of the graduates, and I look forward to watching them make a difference in their patients’ lives and our global community.”

Resident leadership positions were also recognized during the ceremony:

Chief Residents: Drs. Megan Fah and Harold Douglas Wackerle
Education Chiefs: Drs. Michael Cutrone and Russell-John Krom
ACES Chief: Dr. Leah Acker

Congratulations to all of the graduates!

Michael Cutrone, MD

Michael Cutrone, MD

James Dierkes, MD

James Dierkes, MD

Megan Fah, MD

Megan Fah, MD

Russell-John Krom, MD

Russell-John Krom, MD

Gabrielle Madsen, MD

Gabrielle Madsen, MD

Manal Mirreh, MD

Manal Mirreh, MD
University of Michigan - Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Sean Moore, MD

Sean Moore, MD

Derek Nelsen, MD

Derek Nelsen, MD

Jason Stearns, MD

Jason Stearns, MD

Rose Tang, MD

Rose Tang, MD

Bella Vishnevsky, MD

Bella Vishnevsky, MD

Harold Wackerle, MD

Harold Wackerle, MD

Allesyn Young, MD

Allesyn Young, MD
Children’s National Hospital – Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Jon Andrews, MD
David Carroll, DO

David Carroll, DO
Future location: Charleston, SC

Andre Gosling, MD

Andre Gosling, MD
Future location: Birmingham, AL

Lauriane Guichard, MD

Lauriane Guichard, MD
Future location: Chapel Hill, NC

Michael Gysel, MD

Michael Gysel, MD

Joseph Kamassai, MD

Joseph Kamassai, MD
Future location: Baltimore, MD

Robert Morris, MD

Robert Morris, MD
Future location: Albany, NY

Justice Mushonga, MB ChB

Justice Mushonga, MB ChB
Future location: Largo, FL

Sawyer Naze, MD

Sawyer Naze, MD
Future location: Chicago, IL

Tarek Radwan, DO

Tarek Radwan, DO
Future location: Raleigh, NC

Estuardo Saravia Fernandez, MD

Estuardo Saravia Fernandez, MD

Robin Schiller, MD, DMD

Robin Schiller, MD, DMD
Future location: Boston, MA

Alexander Stoker, MD

Alexander Stoker, MD
Future location: Phoenix, AZ

Danielle Van Patten, MD

Danielle Van Patten, MD
Future location: Morristown, NJ

Critical Care Medicine

Jonathan Curley, MD

Jonathan Curley, MD
Future location: Jonathan Curley, MD

Selby Johnson, MD

Selby Johnson, MD

Daryl Kerr, MD

Daryl Kerr, MD

Karl Kristiansen, MD

Karl Kristiansen, MD

Michelle McGauvran, MD

Michelle McGauvran, MD
Future location: Colorado Springs, CO

Sachin Mehta, MD

Sachin Mehta, MD

Osamudiamen Obanor, MD

Osamudiamen Obanor, MD
Future location: Houston, TX

Karuna Puttur Rajkumar, MBBS

Karuna Puttur Rajkumar, MBBS

Obstetric Anesthesiology

Olga Diomede, MD

Olga Diomede, MD
Future location: Portland, ME

Riley Landreth, DO

Riley Landreth, DO
Future location: San Diego, CA

Pain Medicine

Adam Kemp, MD

Adam Kemp, MD
Future location: Eugene, OR

Eric Ngo, MD

Eric Ngo, MD
Future location: Hawaii

Anuj Shah, MD

Anuj Shah, MD
Future location: Greensboro, NC

Bharat Sharma, MD

Bharat Sharma, MD
Future location: TBD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Alison Brown, MD

Alison Brown, MD
Future location: Charlotte, NC

John McManigle, MD, DPhil

Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

Stephan Frangakis, MD, PhD

Stephan Frangakis, MD, PhD
Future location: Ann Arbor, MI

Charles Horres, MD

Charles Horres, MD
Future location: Chicago, IL

Brian Nevitt, MD

Brian Nevitt, MD
Future location: Santa Cruz, CA

Andrew Wong, MD

Andrew Wong, MD
Future location: Durham, NC

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Christopher Winstead-Derlega, MD

Christopher Winstead-Derlega, MD
Future location: Nag’s Head, NC

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Duke Anesthesiology Ranks #4 in the Nation Among Specialties

Duke Anesthesiology Ranks #4 in the Nation Among SpecialtiesDuke University School of Medicine vaulted to No. 3 for research among 122 medical schools in the nation – tying its highest ranking in history – in the US News & World Report annual ranking of graduate programs released today. It was also ranked third in 2001.

The magazine’s research rankings are based on numerous indicators, including assessment by deans and residency directors (reputation), as well as faculty-student ratio, student admissions statistics such as MCAT, GPA and acceptance rates, and total federal research activity.

In addition to the research ranking, seven specialty programs in the School of Medicine placed in the top 10:

  • Surgery – second
  • Anesthesiology – fourth
  • Internal Medicine – fifth
  • Radiology – sixth
  • Pediatrics – seventh, tied
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – eighth
  • Psychiatry – tenth

“These rankings recognize our outstanding faculty, staff and students and their unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional patient care, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching,” said Mary E. Klotman, MD, dean of Duke University School of Medicine. “I am especially proud and grateful to our entire School of Medicine community for never losing sight of our core missions during this most challenging year.”

For the first time this year, the magazine also published four new rankings to measure how medical schools are performing on key health care issues, including the diversity of graduates and how many newly trained physicians plan to practice primary care, establish practices in rural areas, and work in health professional shortage areas.

Among those new measures, Duke tied for 20th nationally among 118 medical schools for the diversity of its graduates. The ranking is based on two indicators: the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students enrolled in the school and the ratio of the school’s URM students to state and national numbers, both based on data from fall 2020. Public institutions’ URM enrollment were compared with its respective state URM percentage, and private institutions’ URM were compared with national figures.

“At Duke, we know that diversity is a key metric for excellence,” Klotman said. “Our diverse classes of students are here because they have demonstrated academic achievement, as well as noble character and the potential to be leaders and make a positive impact on our world.”

This past year, Duke’s School of Medicine has also placed highly in other national assessments, including: 

  • 3rd place among allopathic medical schools, by the Student Doctor Network;
  • 10th place for funding from the National Institutes of Health, by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research;
  • 16th place internationally among medical schools, by QS World University Rankings.

Source: Duke University School of Medicine’s Med School Blog (Durham, NC – March 30, 2021)

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Class of 2020 Virtually Graduates from Duke Anesthesiology Training Programs

Class of 2020 Virtually Graduates from Duke Anesthesiology Training Programs

Duke Anesthesiology’s Class of 2020 virtually graduated from their residency and fellowship programs on June 13 and 14 – a virtual first for the department. During the ceremonies, leaders shared the virtual stage to deliver remarks to the 44 graduates and nearly 200 guests. To celebrate the occasion, the graduates gave their commencement speeches via video and were surprised with several congratulatory video messages from Duke leaders and celebrity alumni.

The Duke Anesthesiology Fellowship Education Program is led by Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith. The Duke Anesthesiology Residency Program is led by Dr. Annemarie Thompson, with assistant residency program directors, Drs. Brian Colin and Ankeet Udani.

Four fellowship program directors were recognized for their years of service: Drs. John Freiberger, Jeffrey Gadsden, Lance Roy, and Christopher Young. Resident leadership positions were also recognized:

Chief Residents: Drs. Alison Brown and Delbert Lamb
Education Chiefs: Drs. Bridger Bach and Andrew Wong
ACES Chief: Dr. John McManigle

Congratulations to all of the graduates!

Bridger Bach, MD

Bridger Bach, MD
Post Residency: Pain Fellowship at Vanderbilt University

Alison Brown, MD

Alison Brown, MD
Duke University

Stephan Frangakis, MD, PhD

Stephan Frangakis, MD, PhD
Duke University

Charles Horres, MD

Charles Horres, MD
Duke University

Luca La Colla, MD

Luca La Colla, MD
Post Residency: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh

Delbert Lamb, MD

Delbert Lamb, MD
Post Residency: Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Boston Children’s

William Lane, MD

William Lane, MD
Post Residency: Pain Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh

John McManigle, MD, DPhil
Jared Roberts, MD

Jared Roberts, MD
Post Residency: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute

Robin Schiller, MD

Robin Schiller, MD
Duke University

Bharat Sharma, MD

Bharat Sharma, MD
Future location: TBD

Andrew Wong, MD

Andrew Wong, MD
Duke University

Rosalie Yan, MD

Rosalie Yan, MD
Post Residency: Pain Fellowship at Emory University

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Rebecca Anderson, MD

Rebecca Anderson, MD
Future Location: Hollywood, FL

Marcus Behrens, MD

Marcus Behrens, MD
Future Location: Seattle, WA

Mark Berguson, MD

Mark Berguson, MD
Future Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Christopher Collins, MD

Christopher Collins, MD
Future Location: Hershey, PA

Stephen Ellison, MD

Stephen Ellison, MD
Future Location: Wilmington, NC

Robert Feng, MD

Robert Feng, MD
Future Location: Stanford, CA

Mark Friedland, MD

Mark Friedland, MD
Future Location: St. Louis, MO

Anne Hicks, MD

Anne Hicks, MD
Future Location: Portland, ME

Kerri Lydon, MD

Kerri Lydon, MD
Future Location: Jacksonville, FL

Steven Maler, MD

Steven Maler, MD
Future Location: Fullerton, CA

Michelle McGauvran, MD

Michelle McGauvran, MD
University of Washington
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Duke University

Akeel Merchant, MD

Akeel Merchant, MD
Future Location: Fort Worth, TX

Zachary Woodward, MD

Zachary Woodward, MD
Future Location: Lakewood, CO

Critical Care Medicine

Michael Devinney, MD, PhD
William Fox, MD

William Fox, MD
Future Location: Japan

Lauriane Guichard, MD

Lauriane Guichard, MD
University of Michigan
Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Duke University

David Luu, MD

David Luu, MD
Future Location: Dallas, TX

Ingrid Moreno Duarte, MD

Ingrid Moreno Duarte, MD
Future Location: Dallas, TX

Calvin Motika, MD

Calvin Motika, MD
Future Location: Bismarck, ND

Daniel Rosenkrans, MD

Daniel Rosenkrans, MD
Future Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Anrew Villion, MD

Anrew Villion, MD
Future Location: Valhalla, NY

Obstetric Anesthesiology

Katherine Herbert, MD

Katherine Herbert, MD
Future Location: Charleston, SC

Pain Medicine

Madison Foushee, MD

Madison Foushee, MD
Future Location: TBD

Scott Frieary, DO

Scott Frieary, DO
Future Location: Greenville, NC

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Jon Andrews, MD
Elizabeth Finucane, DO

Elizabeth Finucane, DO
Future Location: Greensboro, NC

Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

Anne Castro, MD

Anne Castro, MD
Future Location: Milwaukee, WI

An Chen, MD

An Chen, MD
Future Location: Rockville, MD

Kenneth Mullen, MD

Kenneth Mullen, MD
Future Location: Charlottesville, VA

Peter Shin, MD

Peter Shin, MD
Future Location: TBD

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Martin Sayers, MD

Martin Sayers, MD
Future Location: Hollywood, FL

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Duke Anesthesiology Ranked #4 in the Nation Among Specialties

Duke Anesthesiology - 4th in the Nation!

U.S. News & World Report assessed 120 medical schools and once again ranked the Duke University School of Medicine among the best in the nation, placing it 12th. The medical school’s physical therapy program ranked No. 7 among 244 programs evaluated. Seven of the School of Medicine’s clinical departments ranked in the top 10 among specialties: 

  • Surgery (fourth)
  • Anesthesiology (fourth)
  • Internal Medicine (fifth)
  • Radiology (tied, fifth)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (tied, fifth)
  • Psychiatry (tied, tenth)
  • Pediatrics (tied, ninth)

Earlier this year, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranked Duke eighth among the nation’s top medical schools for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Eight Duke School of Medicine departments and one basic science discipline also ranked among the top ten in the country for NIH funding:

  • Pediatrics (first)
  • Surgery (third)
  • Internal Medicine (fourth)
  • Neurosurgery (fourth)
  • Orthopedics (fifth)
  • Ophthalmology (seventh)
  • Anesthesiology (eighth)
  • Psychiatry (ninth)
  • Genetics (tenth)

In addition to its national rankings, Duke is also ranked among the top 10 United States medical schools in the World University Rankings.

“Our stature as one of the preeminent medical schools in the nation and world is a direct reflection of our exceptional faculty, students and staff who consistently raise the bar for medical research, education and patient care,” said Mary E. Klotman, M.D., dean of Duke University School of Medicine. “I am especially proud of our departments and medical education programs which consistently rank in the top among their peers each year.”

“Our school of medicine is ranked amongst the best in the world, thanks to the extraordinary talent, and commitment of our faculty, staff and trainees,” said A. Eugene Washington, M.D., chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System. “Year after year, the Duke University School of Medicine has consistently pushed our patient care, research and education missions to higher levels of excellence and impact and for that, we are very proud.”

Source: Duke University School of Medicine’s Med School Blog (Durham, NC – March 17, 2020)

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