Carrie has been amazing supporting a multifaceted grant submission and being a strong team player. Thank you for the hard work, dedication, patience, and persistence to get this submission through the finish line. - Miriam Treggiari, MD, PhD, MPH
Thanks so much for coming to L&D over the holiday and placing an epidural on all of the laboring ladies on the floor while the three of us assigned to L&D managed many simultaneous emergencies! Without you, many would have been in pain. - Kristal Barbee, CRNA
Big thanks to Jessica for coming in to help with many emergencies in the OR on L&D over the holiday! We truly appreciate all the team work in keeping these laboring ladies safe and cared for! - Kristal Barbee, CRNA
Fist Bump for Leah Acker, MD, Kristal Barbee, CRNA, Jessica Bezdziecki, CRNA, Jennifer Easterling, CRNA, and Suhas Kochat, MD
Thank you to the amazing L&D and Duke North (DN) team for keeping our moms and babies safe! Kristal and Dr. Kochat did an amazing job taking care of two complex patients in emergent situations. Thank you to the DN team (Dr. Acker, Jennifer and Jessica) for coming up to help and making sure that our very full and active unit was well looked after while my team was busy actively caring for the other two patients for the majority of the night! - Mary Yurashevich, MD
Thanks for coming in on your day off Christmas week to help out! - Erin Johnson, CRNA
I wanted to pass along how impressed I have been with the performances of one of the anesthesia interns, Dr. Sujatha Cumaran, on the general pulmonary service. As a nocturnist, I get to interact with a lot of interns, and she seems far ahead of the curve on all counts – her clinical thinking is very organized, she is excellent at quickly incorporating new information into her treatment plans, and she demonstrates a lot of compassion and respect for her patients.
A big thank you to our anesthesia technician, Christian Keville. While working an overnight, Christian used his limited downtime to meticulously set-up my operating room for the morning case. I had the pleasant surprise of walking in that morning to find that much of my usual preparation had already been done minutes before. Additionally, his setup showed a deep understanding of the needs of the (pediatric) case—he had set out both my intended primary airway equipment, as well as the relevant rescue/secondary equipment.
Emily and I had a rather busy day in ECT. In each case, she made a point to try and engage each patient and became a pro at bag-mask ventilating. One of our patients was a very challenging case both in terms of psychiatric acuity and inadvertent loss of IV access. Emily took it in stride and didn't let the stressful case shake her. She picked up right where we left off with the next patient, ultimately caring for 18 patients that day! Great job, Emily! - Amanda Faulkner, MD
Ashley has been an amazing source of support for the Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Fellowship and the division. She has gone above and beyond to help the fellowship with evaluations, setting up our Sakai site, reinvigorating didactics, and many other things. She helped us conduct our first post-Match survey and helped the division by creating a wellness survey. Thank you, Ashley, for going above and beyond for the CCM fellows and faculty! - Drs. Nazish Hashmi, Nitin Mehdiratta and Vijay Krishnamoorthy
Cheers to Dr. Li for being such a great team player. He was in the CTICU education role recently, where he regularly spent time with medical students. He also agreed to a last minute switch to cover nights in the SICU so that his colleagues could have a night off and attend a mechanical ventilation workshop. - Nazish Hashmi, MD