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Annemarie Thompson, MD

Dr. Annemarie Thompson
Residency Program Director

September 13, 2017

Not too many announcements this time as we prepare for the upcoming interview season and the annual ASA meeting in Boston. Speaking of Boston, one of my dear friends, Dr. Doug Shook, will be visiting and guiding participants through a heart dissection with echocardiographic correlates on Tuesday, September 19th from 5 – 7 p.m. I have sent a reminder email to everyone to email if you are interested in attending but haven’t yet signed up. There will be a snack served from 4:30 – 5 p.m. outside the auditorium, but no food inside the auditorium please.

Remember last year’s scavenger hunt?  In case you missed the last one, our second annual scavenger hunt will take place on Saturday, September 23rd  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll be sending information out regarding where to meet when it gets closer to the date. It was a great time last year and is a good way to hone your detective skills through a team building exercise.

Congratulations to Sarah Cotter and Ben Brockbank who won first and second place, respectively, at the North and South Carolina Societies of Anesthesiologists conference this past weekend in Asheville, NC!

Lastly, don’t forget to sign up for Run For The Warriors if you’re going to the ASA. Duke Anesthesiology has had strong participation and fundraising for this event in past years, so lace up your shoes and get ready to run (or walk) in Boston!

Have a great week!


Josef Pleticha, MD

Published in A & A Case Report

Intraoperative Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report Emphasizing the Utility of Electrocardiogram

Pleticha J. Sutton, EM

Abstract: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an important cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. In patients with suspected PE, electrocardiogram (ECG) alone is thought to have a limited utility due to its low sensitivity and specificity. This case report describes a patient with intraoperative PE presenting with hypotension and hypoxemia for whom the ECG finding of SIQIIITIII was key in identifying acute cor pulmonale. The ECG was paramount in our decision to acquire computed tomography angiography to confirm the diagnosis, reinforcing its invaluable role in early detection of intraoperative PE.

Drs. Jack Gamble and Angela Li

CENTRAL LINE :: 9/15 – 9/29

Weekend Days
This weekend (9/16 – 9/17): Doshi, Donald
Next weekend (9/23 – 9/24): Garrett, B. Anderson

Night Float
This week (Sat PM 9/16 – Fri AM 9/21): Crowgey, Cobert
Next week (Sat PM 9/23 – Fri AM 9/29): Levine, Fox

Friday Night
This Friday (9/15): Garrett, B. Anderson
Next Friday (9/22): Cotter, Van Hoomissen

Liver Call Weekend (pager: 970-7320)
This weekend (Fri PM 9/15 – Sun PM 9/17): Mangubat
Next weekend (Fri PM 9/22 – Sun PM 9/24): Andrews

Liver Call Weekday (pager: 970-7320)
Liver day (Mon AM 9/18 – Fri PM 9/22): Jones
Liver night (Sun PM 9/17 – Fri AM 9/22): Doshi

OB Weekend
Saturday 9/16AM: Brockbank
Saturday 9/16 PM: Bangura
Sunday 9/17 AM: Horazeck

Saturday 9/23 AM: Chen
Saturday 9/23 PM: Wang
Sunday 9/24 AM: Gamble

ASC Fridays
This Friday (9/15): McManigle
Next Friday (9/22): Lamb

Simulator (4-6pm—page charge CRNA *7853 to ask for relief at 3:45pm)
*These are mandatory sessions*
None in September

CA3 ACRM, Thursdays in September (7am-5pm)
9/14: CH, BB, AD, JG, AM
9/21: AL, KG, AW, WM, RMC
9/28: TC, LJ, EJ, BVH

Functional Pagers
CA3 on call pager (970-9313) is covered by CA3 on general OR call.
Liver call pager (970-7320) is always covered.
PACU CA3 pager (970-5325)

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.

Dr. Annemarie Thompson (Program Director): Will not be holding office hours this month as her calendar is full. If you would like to meet with her, please contact Shelby separately.

Dr. Brian Colin and Dr. Ankeet Udani (Assistant Program Directors): By appointment only.

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

Duke Health wants to showcase our residents online! Please contact Jennifer Schwabel and Jessica Burkhart if you’re interested in creating a video for your physician profile page! Check out Dr. Thomas Buchheit’s profile video for a great example.

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 offers 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. Four premium time appointment slots are being offered each week for GME trainees only. Two appointments are at 7 am (Tuesdays and Fridays), and two appointments are at 5 pm (Mondays and Wednesdays), each week.

24 x 7 behavioral health support for GME trainees, including urgent support for those experiencing

behavioral health crises during nights and weekends: During normal business hours, and for non‐urgent behavioral health care needs, PAS (919‐416‐1727), Duke Psychiatry (919‐684‐0100) or Employee Health (919‐684‐3136) are resources to access timely behavioral health care.

This Week in Lectures

CA1 (9/12): What every Anesthesiologist needs to know about Pulmonary Mechanics with Dr. Richard Moon

CA2/3 (9/13): Heart Failure with Dr. Eleanor Vega

Thursday (9/14): Fellowship Q & A with Teaching Scholars with Dr. Anushree Doshi, Dr. Annabelle Mangan, and Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith *optional but highly recommended for CA1s and CA2s

Next Week in Lectures

CA1 (9/19): NO LECTURE – Dr. Shook’s wet lab instead if you have RSVP’d

CA 2/3 (9/6): Rhythm Disorders with Dr. Sharon McCartney

Thursday (9/22): Journal Club with Dr. Ankeet Udani

To view the complete list of job postings, visit the Box Account. Email Shelby or Jessica to get added!

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