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Even during a pandemic that strained physical and emotional resources for more than a year, our providers continued to go above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care. During the 2020-2021 academic year, see how our faculty, trainees, CRNAs, ARNPs, and staff kept raising the bar: Andrew...
Congratulations to Jocquil Givens, Jose Rios-Monterrosa and Timothy Sevcik, recipients of the 2021-2022 Margaret V. Lunsford Award. The Lunsford Award is granted to senior Department of Anesthesia externs with high academic success and who demonstrate potential to contribute to the specialty of...
Cynthia A. Wong, MD, received the 2021 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), the society's highest honor. It is awarded by the Board of Directors to recognize the outstanding achievements and service of a long-standing member. Recipients have...
David Kaczka, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Gilbert E. Kinyon Professorship in Anesthesia, effective March 1, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2026. This endowed position was established to recognize outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the Roy J. and Lucille A...
Erik Anderson, M4, has been named the recipient of the 2020-2021 Stuart Cullen Award. The award is given to a senior medical student who demonstrates outstanding capabilities in the field of anesthesiology through scholastic achievement and clinical performance. Winners are chosen by the Department...
Congratulations to our MARC 2021 winners: 1st place, General category: CA-2 Chase Johnson, MD (mentors: Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD, and David Swanson, MD): Methohexital Sedation During Propofol Shortage in a Patient at Risk for Malignant Hyperthermia 2nd place, Cardiovascular/Thoracic category: CA-2...
The Department of Anesthesia lost one of its valued emeriti when Won W. Choi, MD, passed away Feb. 1 . The news prompted an outpouring of tributes and fond memories of working with him over the nearly four decades of his career at Iowa. Won Choi, MD “Dr. Choi was one of the best anesthesiologists...
A paper co-authored by David W. Kaczka, MD, PhD, and postdoctoral research scholar Andrea Fonseca da Cruz was one of the 10 most-read articles in the journal Respiratory Care for 2020. The paper, "Shared Ventilation in the Era of COVID-19: A Theoretical Consideration of the Dangers and Potential...
$8M Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to College of Nursing will create mobile program that delivers simulation education to health care professionals