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Melinda Seering, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesia (third from left in photo), and four other members of the University of Iowa Health Care family recently earned their Master of Health Care Delivery Science degrees from Dartmouth College. The program teaches effective strategies for...
When Aric Aldrich, MD, began his journey into the medical field, he thought he would practice internal medicine. “It was more hands-off than I wanted,” says Aldrich, who joined the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Department of Anesthesia as a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellow last summer...
Congratulations to the following Department of Anesthesia interns, residents, and fellows who will be presenting at the 2019 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) annual meeting in Detroit, Michigan, April 12-14, 2019. Below are the presentations, along with the faculty mentor for each:...
Donna Hammond , PhD, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesia, has received a three-year award from the V Foundation to investigate treatment for cancer survivors who experience unpleasant sensations, like tingling or burning, in hands and feet after their cancer treatment ends. The...
Sometimes, improving patient safety while lowering costs can feel like an impossible task. But at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Anemia Management Clinic, it’s a daily occurrence. “When we use fewer units of blood for transfusions during or after surgery, we lower the risk of...
See Dr. Rastogi's interview with KCRG here . In the latest piece of grim news about the opioid crisis in the U.S., the National Safety Council recently reported that Americans’ odds of dying from an opioid overdose are now higher than their odds of dying in a car accident. Iowa hasn’t experienced...
Nearly 50 UIHC personnel participated in the Frames Matter: Feedback simulation exercise last month Two trainees handle a patient encounter inexplicably poorly. You’re responsible for them. Do you scare them straight, ask if they know what they did wrong, or what? About 30 residents, fellows, and...
The Department of Anesthesia is pleased to have several members of the Department presenting at the 17th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 15-17: Abstracts Sydney Harman, Amy Pearson , Shruti Patil: “ Postoperative Pseudomeningocele...
Jonathan Simmons, DO, was honored with the 2018 Best Consulting Provider Award from University of Iowa Physicians. Dr. Simmons, who chairs the UI Hospitals & Clinics Emergency Management Subcommittee, was a key consultant in creation of the hospital’s Special Isolation Unit (SIU), which was...
The Department of Anesthesia is proud to have several members of the Department presenting at the 2018 American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting in San Francisco: International Forum on Perioperative Safety and Quality Meeting Randy Loftus: Implementing an Anesthesiologist Friendly...