Duke Anesthesiology Fist Bump

Fist Bump for Loreta Grecu, MD

I want to acknowledge Dr. Grecu's commitment to fellow education. She has been a great advocate for fellow involvement in the CTICU. Recently, she worked a busy Friday night without a fellow, allowing them a night off to attend a planned didactic session the next morning. The fellowship team and our fellows thank you for your dedication to their education and learning opportunities. - Nazish Hashmi, MD

Fist Bump for Emily Barney, MD and Liliane Ernst, MD

Dr. Barney and Dr. Ernst did an extraordinary job of caring for a particularly vulnerable and challenging obstetric patient. They showed cultural competence to bridge language barriers, and compassion for our patient and their family member. They were professional in their interactions with other staff to facilitate care, advocated for the patient and even found a way to include the medical student working with us. - Jennifer Dominguez, MD

Fist Bump for Joseph Tolnay

Joseph Tolnay is the consummate professional. Always willing to go the extra mile, explain everything thoroughly, and answer any questions that might pop up. He does it all with a smile, the patience of a saint, and uncommon insight. He is an exemplary employee and someone to emulate! - Ronan Walker

Fist Bump for W. Michael Bullock, MD

I have to commend Dr. Bullock for being such a team player during some very busy 24-hour pediatric calls where he was the call attending. Without any discussion or complaint, he stepped up to help me with my cases, to keep things efficient and to ensure safe patient care. During one case that required my full attention, Dr. Bullock ensured that a pediatric urgent case could get started so that the surgeon did not have to wait for me, and so that I did not have to care for any patients after experiencing a traumatic case.

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