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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
What happens when thousands of health care workers are vaccinated? How does that affect COVID-19 transmission rates? Those are just a few of the questions being considered by two UI Health Care employees leading the PREVENT study: Nick Mohr, MD, MS , professor of emergency medicine and anesthesia,...
Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD , is conducting research to see if non-invasive Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) can alert anesthesiologists to possible spinal cord ischemia (SCI) during a procedure. SCI remains a major concern during open and endovascular repair of descending thoracic aneurysms and...
David Kaczka, MD, PhD , is the principal investigator on a subaward from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a computational model for transport ventilators the military uses on patients with a variety of lung injuries. Kaczka hopes his research will produce a model that can direct time-...