Timeline

    2016

    Andrew Feider, MD, expert in cardiothoracic anesthesia and one-lung ventilation, joins the Department.

    2016

    Michelle Parra, MD, is named director of the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship program, the first woman to hold a fellowship director post in the Department.

    2017

    Stead Family Children's Hospital opens with 190 beds; Sarah Titler, MD, after serving as Director of Anesthesia Transition to the Children's Hospital, is named clinical director of the Children's Hospital ORs.

  • 2018

    Melinda Seering, MD, becomes the first woman president of the Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists since the 1970s, and only the second woman president in its history.

  • 2018

    Department provides anesthesia services for more than 50 operating rooms, more than 20 specialty clinics, and 7 non-surgical units.

  • 2018

    Hyperbaric Oxygen facility joins 20-center HOBIT study exploring best treatment parameters for people with brain injuries.

    2018

    Anureet Walia, MBBS, opens the Pediatric Comprehensive Pain Clinic, the first multidisciplinary clinic of its kind in Iowa.

    2019

    Forbes ranks University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics #15 overall in its list of best U.S. employers for women and #4 in the Healthcare & Social Category; anonymous donor establishes the Anesthesia Research Institute for the Department, designed to support research that otherwise would likely go unfunded.

    2019

    Amy Pearson, MD, is elected president of Women in Anesthesiology.