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Every year, the Department of Anesthesia supports medical mission trips to provide anesthesia services to underserved populations in Central and South America. In 2018-2019, two senior residents, two fellows, five faculty, and one CRNA participated in mission trips to Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala,...
In 2007, Irving Ward, DO, was a fellow associate – a newly graduated resident who continued his training as a fellow four days a week and served as a faculty member one day a week – in the Department of Anesthesia. His mentor was Javier Campos , MD, whom Ward says “played an integral part in...
The Department of Anesthesia is proud to announce its Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year:
In August 2018, the Hyperbaric Facility at UI Hospitals & Clinics officially began enrolling patients into a multicenter study known as the Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment Trial (HOBIT). UI Hospitals & Clinics is one of 20 facilities around the nation involved with this study,...
Sung Kim, MD Ryan Tegtmeier, MD CA-3 Sung Kim, MD, and rising CA-1 Ryan Tegtmeier, MD, recently attended the ASA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., which provides anesthesiologists and trainees the opportunity to speak with lawmakers about current and anticipated issues facing the...
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) have been a stubborn issue in the United States for decades, and the rise of drug-resistant bacteria has made the problem even more difficult to tackle. To prevent these infections from taking hold, University of Iowa Health Care researchers tracked how...
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics recently managed not one but two cases of extremely rare Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) in the hospital’s Labor & Delivery unit. In AFE, amniotic fluid enters the mother’s bloodstream, triggering a serious reaction that can include heart and lung...
Brad Johnson, MD, was attracted to emergency medicine because he liked the faster pace and the critical decisions needed to save patients’ lives. “The thing that drew me to emergency medicine is that many of the decisions you make can have a big impact later on,” he says. “And having the...
For at least the 10th consecutive year, the Department of Anesthesia filled all 15 of its residency openings during Match Day 2019. The resident class of 2023 is below: