That’s a Wrap! Highlights from ASA 2023

We would like to thank all members of our department who helped make this year's American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting in San Francisco a success. Duke Anesthesiology made a big impression at this year's event with 47 faculty and trainees participating in the conference, including 76 lectures, workshops, panel discussions, presentations, and more.

During the conference, we hosted Duke Anesthesiology's 33rd Annual ASA Alumni Event at EPIC Steak for a night of celebration. The anticipated highlight of the evening was the reveal of the 2024 DREAM Innovation Grant (DIG) recipient.

Congratulations to:

Tetsu Ohnuma, MD, PhD, MPH

Tetsu Ohnuma, MD, PhD, MPH

2024 DIG Recipient

“Antimicrobial De-escalation and Outcomes in Sepsis”

DIGs are part of the department's Duke DREAM Campaign, which was launched in 2007. These grants support innovative high-risk and potentially high-reward investigations to accelerate anesthesiology, perioperative, critical care, and pain management research. Each DIG recipient can receive up to $40,000 in seed money for their pilot study which ultimately helps them apply for and obtain extramural funding. To date, $1,061,109 in DIGs have led to more than $17 million in extramural funding. We would like to express our appreciation to the DIG Application Review Committee and the donors who continue to support our research programs and initiatives, ultimately helping us transform the future of patient care. Please click here to make an online donation to our Duke DREAM Campaign.


We sincerely appreciate your continued support of Duke Anesthesiology and your commitment to our mission of providing extraordinary care through a unique culture of innovation, education, research, and professional growth. We are particularly grateful to those who worked in the operating rooms during the ASA so that others on our team could attend.

Here's to a successful 2024 and we look forward to celebrating at our Duke Anesthesiology ASA Alumni Event next year in Philadelphia.