Duke Anesthesiology Fist Bump

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

Fist Bump for Thomas Hopkins, MD

VIEW VIDEO: I'd like to give this fist bump out to Tom Hopkins for helping us out during an emergency level one case in the OR this weekend when we really needed all hands-on deck. Thanks, Tom. This fist bump's for you. - Miles Berger, MD

Fist Bump for Jhana Parikh and Jake Ribet

VIEW VIDEO: I would like send a huge shout out to Jhana Parikh and Jake Ribet, two of our amazing clinical research coordinators in our Anesthesiology CRU. Thank you so much for performing in-person research activities on positive COVID patients in Paul Wischmeyer’s LEAP-COVID trial. This is not something you had to do and I am so appreciative to both of you for answering our call for volunteers. Thank you! - Tiffany Bisanar

Fist Bump for Jeroen Molinger, MSc

VIEW VIDEO: This Fist-Bump goes out to Jeroen Molinger for his incredible dedication and commitment to the LEEP-COVID trial of Longitudinal Metabolic and Cardiac Physiology in COVID-19 patients. He is working nights, weekends and 14 hour days assessing COVID patients to provide some of the first data in the world on the metabolic pathophysiology of COVID-19 and to improve ability of clinicians to optimize care and patient outcomes.