Duke Anesthesiology Fist Bump

Fist Bump for Alicja Szydlowska, MBA

Thank you to Alicja Szydlowska, BS, MBA, CCRC for her truly amazing work and commitment in getting the Longitudinal Energy Expenditure, Metabolic and Cardiac Physiology in COVID-19 Trial (LEEP-COVID) approved at the IRB so quickly and smoothly. Her incredible knowledge and insight into the new COVID IRB process, her outstanding communication skills, and willingness to often work late into the night made the approval and initiation of this trial possible. We could have never done this without her! She is an incredible asset to Duke Anesthesiology and our Clinical Research Unit!

Fist Bump for Angela Rogers, Anesthesia Tech

All the anesthesia technicians have been outstanding and we rely on them for so much. That includes our own health and safety! Angela Rogers sought me out first thing in the morning to let me know that the anesthesia equipment in the peds rooms had been thoroughly disinfected. Fist bump to Angela for taking such good care of us at a time when it means so much! – John Eck, MD

Fist Bump for Gavin Martin, MD

VIEW VIDEO: Hi everyone, I wanted to give a quick shout out to Gavin Martin, my friend and colleague, for the fantastic job he is doing bringing our department together during this very tough time. Thanks, Gavin! - Madhav Swaminathan, MD

Fist Bump for Yasmin Maisonave, MD

Thank you for your awesome effort as the board runner for Cardiac. She handled a transplant and a busy schedule with limited staff and fellow availability and still managed to come out on top! Thanks for your hard work and dedication to your team and trainees. – Nazish Hashmi, MD

Fist Bump for Kamrouz Ghadimi, MD

Kudos to Kam for spearheading the initiative to train non-ICU physicians in critical care in time to take care of patients during the surge. Thanks, Kam!! – Madhav Swaminathan, MD

Fist Bump for Kathryn Pearson, MD

While I was working a night shift in the VA SICU, a veteran on comfort care requested a strawberry milkshake. Kate (who has been in the PICU) was kind enough to pick up a milkshake and deliver it to the VA; the veteran was incredibly grateful and had a big smile. I am really appreciative for Kate using her time off to help us provide holistic care for our patient. – Nathaniel Erskine, MD