Anesthesiology Interest Group

Our Mission

To increase awareness of the spectrum of clinical practice in anesthesiology and encourage medical students to explore career opportunities within the field of anesthesiology.

The Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) will provide a wider range of exposure to anesthesiology than is available through the Duke School of Medicine curricular experience, with opportunities for mentorship, education, and hands-on experience with Duke Anesthesiology faculty and residents.

The Duke University School of Medicine AIG Shall:

  • Educate medical students about anesthesiology through lectures, discussions, research presentations, and informal social events.
  • Provide opportunities for medical students to learn technical skills inherent to the practice of anesthesiology through hands-on workshops and physician shadowing programs.
  • Facilitate the mentorship of medical students by pairing interested students with faculty members and residents.

Updates and Announcements

Duke Anesthesiology Residency Program Application Info Session
Dr. Brian Colin
Date/Time: 6/30/2021 | 12 PM
Contact AIG student leaders for Zoom link

Intro to Anesthesia Panel Discussion and Yearly Kick-Off
Great for MS1s or rising MS2s who want to know more about anesthesiology and how to get involved during medical school.
Date/Time: Fall 2021 | TBA
Updates will be sent on the listserv.

Meet our Team

Grace C. McCarthy, MD

Grace McCarthy, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Chair, Anesthesiology Interest Group

Abigail H. Melnick, MD

Abigail H. Melnick, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Chair, Anesthesiology Interest Group

Theresa Rizk

Theresa Rizk, MS4

Vice-President

Bryan Chow, MD

Bryan Chow, MD, CA3

Resident Representative

Savion Johnson, MD

Savion Johnson, MD, CA3

Resident Representative

Anesthesiology Interest Group

Mentors/Anesthesiology Shadowing

We encourage Duke University students to accompany an anesthesiologist to the Operating Room or other clinical or research settings such as the Intensive Care Units, the Hyperbaric Center, or the Duke Pain Medicine clinic. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Grace McCarthy or Dr. Abigail Melnick, the AIG co-chairs, for recommendations and introductions. Below is a listing of current Duke Anesthesiology faculty to provide you with an idea of the wide variety of options available.

Ambulatory
Alex Cravanas, MD
Mike Kent, MD

Cardiothoracic
Brandi Bottiger, MD
Nazish Hashmi, MD
Negmeldeen Mamoun, MD, PhD
Sharon McCartney, MD
Angela Pollak, MD
Mark Stafford-Smith, MD
Meredith Whitacre, MD

Critical Care Medicine
Sandy An, MD
Kathleen Claus, MD
Mike Devinney, MD
Ben Dunne, MD
Amanda Faulkner, MD
Nazish Hashmi, MD
Taylor Herbert, MD
Ehis Iboaya, MD
Nancy W. Knudsen, MD
Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD
John T. Lemm, MD
Sharon McCartney, MD
Rachel Mintz-Cole, MD
Karthik Raghunathan, MBBS, MPH
Arturo Suarez, MD
Ian Welsby, MD
Christopher C. Young, MD

General, Vascular, High-Risk Transplant (GVT)
Chakib Ayoub, MD
Jeanna Blitz, MD
Brian Colin, MD
Sarada Eleswarpu, MD
Arun Ganesh, MD
Richard E. Moon, MD
Ankeet Udani, MD
Kerri M. Wahl, MD
David Williams, MD
Christopher C. Young, MD

Hyperbaric Medicine
Richard E. Moon, MD
Bret W. Stolp, MD

Neuroanesthesiology
Miles Berger, MD
Ulrike Hoffman, MD
Andrew Peery, MD
Bret W. Stolp, MD

Pain Management
Thomas J. Hopkins, MD, MBA
Lance A. Roy, MD
Scott Runyon, MD
Peter Yi, MD

Pediatric
Wads Ames, MD
John B. Eck, MD
Lisa Einhorn, MD
Eddie Jooste, MD
Kelly Machovec, MD
Elizabeth Malinzak, MD
Annie Udani, MD

Regional
Mike Bullock, MD
Josh Dooley, MD
Jeff Gadsden, MD
Amanda Kumar, MD
David MacLeod, MD
Brian Ohlendorf, MD
Neil Ray, MD

VAMC
John Hsia, MD
Eric Johnbull, MD
David Lindsay, MD
Jonathan B. Mark, MD
Grace McCarthy, MD
Srini Pyati, MD
Karthik Raghunathan, MD
Lance Roy, MD
Rebecca A. Schroeder, MD
Tom Van de Ven, MD, PhD

Women’s
Melissa Bauer, DO
Jennifer Dominguez, MD
Abigail H. Melnick, MD
Marie-Louise Meng, MD
Adeyemi J. Olufolabi, MB
Cam Taylor, MD
Mary Yurashevich, MD

Anesthesiology Interest Group2nd Year Two-Week Electives

ANES 220C: Clinical Anesthesiology

Students will participate in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative anesthetic management of patients while assigned 1:1 to an anesthesiologist. For more information, please contact Dr. Grace McCarthy or Elizabeth Futrell, 919-668-3400. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

ANES 221C: Pain Management

Students participate in both outpatient and inpatient chronic pain management. This course emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach, with emphasis on pharmacotherapy, interventional procedures, physical therapy, and psychological therapy. Students with questions may contact: Dr. Lance Roy or Lindsay Waters. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

4th Year Four-Week Electives

ANESTH 401C: CTICU Sub-Internship

Allows fourth year medical students to be exposed to and participate in the care of the post-operative and critically ill cardiac and thoracic surgery patient. Satisfies the sub-internship requirement for graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Sharon McCartney or Lori Hester. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

ANESTH 402C: CTICU Elective

Allows fourth year medical students to be exposed to and participate in the care of the post-operative and critically ill cardiac and thoracic surgery patient. Satisfies the acute care requirement for graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Sharon McCartney or Lori Hester. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

ANESTH 430C: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Students participate actively in assigned patient care and clinical projects. Specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy are used in clinical care and in developing translational projects. For more information, please contact Dr. Bruce Derrick or Dr. Jake Freiberger, 919-668-0032. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

ANESTH 440C: Clinical Anesthesiology

Students participate in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative anesthetic management of patients in the general operating rooms, the cardiothoracic operating rooms, and in various subspecialty areas, such labor and delivery, pediatric operating rooms, neurosurgical operating rooms, regional anesthesiology service, and/or acute pain management. Satisfies the acute care requirement for graduation. For questions and to obtain permission numbers, please contact Elizabeth Futrell or 919-668-3400. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

ANESTH 441C: SICU Sub-Internship

Under supervision, students function as sub-interns in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) in 6 West DMP. Students are assigned their own patients and actively participate in daily rounds as part of the SICU team. Satisfies the sub-internship requirement for graduation. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

ANESTH 445C: Physiology & Medicine of Extreme Environments

Advanced topics in the physiology and medicine are altered ambient pressure, immersion, gravity, temperature, breathing gas composition and hibernation. Environments considered include: diving and hyperbaric medicine; hot/cold terrestrial and water operations; microgravity and high-g acceleration; high altitude; space. For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Derrick. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

ANESTH 446C: Acute and Chronic Pain Management

Students learn a multidisciplinary approach appropriate for the individual patient. Topics reviewed include pharmacotherapy, including opioid management, interventional procedures such as epidural and peripheral nerve catheter placement, nerve blocks, neurolytic procedures, as well as implantable devices. Students with questions may contact Dr. Lance Roy or Elizabeth Futrell. See Course Catalog at dukehub.duke.edu for full course description.

I am interested in learning about anesthesiology. Where do I start?

ANESTH 220C and/or 440C give a great introduction to and overview of clinical anesthesia, along with exposure to great teaching and amazing residents/faculty. See the “Resources/Education” tab for more details. Subscribe to the listserv to stay up to date on informational and educational events, and look out for announcements regarding the yearly kick-off event and mixer.

What can I do to get involved?

Please feel free to contact the mentors and faculty listed under “Mentors/Anesthesiology Shadowing” for shadowing opportunities in any of the many subspecialties. Reach out to the AIG leadership (contact info above) if you need help getting started, or if you’re interested in helping to lead AIG in future years.

Contact Us

Chris KeithAnesthesiology Interest Group