Duke Anesthesiology Fist Bump

Fist Bump for Blair Costin, MD

Huge shout out to Blair for stepping up and helping the team out by covering a night shift at really short notice. Thanks for being such an amazing team player! - Nazish Hashmi, MD

Fist Bump for Frank Turcotte, RN

Frank Turcotte, RN, quickly identified an unseated magnetic PEEP valve within the ventilator circuit used in the hyperbaric chamber prior to treating a critically ill patient. Not only did he recognize the issue, he taught our entire team how to fix the issue and where to find additional replacements. Rock on Rocking Frank! - Derek Covington, MD

Fist Bump for Sophia Dunworth, MD

Sophia Dunworth was an amazing teacher for orientation. She met us at 5:45 AM on our first day to show us around, help us get scrubs, and set up our rooms. She even brought us coffee! She was very patient with us and walked us through the whole process. Could not ask for anything more! - Niki Winters, MD

Fist Bump for Ronan Walker

Thank you for getting back to us so quickly and figuring out answers. Even though you are new, you are jumping right in and it is very appreciated!! - Niki Winters, MD

Fist Bump for Michael Martinez, MD

Michael Martinez was an essential team player during a challenging peri-arrest during induction/tube exchange. Michael was the echo fellow for the case; he stayed and was incredibly calm, poised and helpful. He anticipated next steps and even helped transport the patient. While we have many excellent trainees, not many would have stayed willingly through all of the controlled chaos. He really stepped up and took ownership with us. - Angela Pollak, MD

Fist Bump for Susan Morris and Jack Newman

I wanted to acknowledge Susan and Jack's hard work and efforts in organizing the adult cardiac anesthesia fellowship interviews. They embraced the virtual interview season with amazing enthusiasm and helped keep the process and faculty on track. The virtual interview season progressed without any glitches because of them. Great job and thank you for your hard work. - Nazish Hashmi, MD

Fist Bump for Brad Taicher, DO

Major kudos to Brad for staffing the eye center by himself with mostly adult patients. This was an immense help, as it allowed us to facilitate running the schedule in the main ORs. "Taich" is a consummate team player. - Eugene Moretti, MD

Fist Bump for Lori Bell

VIEW VIDEO: Lori, thank you for the weekend work you are doing to pull the billing data you are providing for the weekly COVID financial reports. - John Borrelli

Fist Bump for Conal Ho, PhD

I would like to thank Conal for his never-ending willingness to help and provide regulatory guidance. May it be an IRB question or FDA regulation/policy, he is always happy to assist. In times when our IRB is swamped with urgent submissions of COVID-19 trials, Conal still manages to make himself available and lend a helping hand. Thank you for everything you do! - Alice Szydlowska, MBA