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What if the conversation you really don’t want to have could make you a better colleague, educator, mentor, or health care provider? That’s the premise of “Conversations in Just Culture,” an interdisciplinary session for attendees of the 7th annual Quality and Safety Symposium at University of Iowa...
In 1947, Donald Scott Wilkins graduated from the University of Iowa with a medical degree and a master’s in anesthesiology. Three years later, he served as a captain in an Army medical unit in Korea, where he contracted polio and died on a Navy hospital ship in the Pacific Ocean. The Department...
Anesthesiology and the U.S. military share nearly 200 years of history. William Thomas Green Morton made the first public demonstration of anesthesia on a surgical patient on Oct. 16, 1846; the following spring, Edward H. Barton, a surgeon with the U.S. Army stationed in Vera Cruz during the...
Rahul Rastogi, MBBS, director of the Pain Management Clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, grew up in a family of scientists, but none of them were in medicine. He chose to pursue a medical career in part because of his family's physician when he was a child in India. Read more...
In mid-October, the Department of Anesthesia was honored to host the inaugural John H. Tinker Memorial Lecture to celebrate and inspire the spirit and vision of one of the most influential chairs in the Department’s history. Carl C. Hug Jr., MD, PhD, professor emeritus of anesthesiology and senior...
Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD, has been named Medical Director for the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Heart and Vascular Center. The appointment was effective Oct. 1, 2019. Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD “We are excited for Dr. Arora’s research...
Joe Sterns, M2, who was mentored by Unyime Ituk, MBBS, FCARSI, won the Margaret V. Lunsford Award for Research in Anesthesia at the Carver College of Medicine’s Medical Student Research Conference for his presentation “Predicting pain after cesarean section using a 3-question questionnaire, local...
When Michael Ignasiak, PA, graduated from Des Moines University last May, he realized almost immediately that he would need additional clinical experience to be a truly competitive candidate in the job market. “I was really happy when I found out there was a fellowship opportunity in critical care...
Anil Marian, MBBS, MD, FRCA , was thrilled when he learned that his stunning photos of birds in flight would be displayed at the University of Iowa's 13th annual Examined Life Conference . His photos, he says, mark the intersection of two arts: photography and anesthesia. And he finds his hobby "...
From India to South Africa to Iowa, Sundar Krishnan, MBBS, has developed and wants to pass on a sense of keen scientific inquiry. Read more here .