A Message from the Chairman

Dr. KhanWelcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The dynamic specialty of anesthesiology has witnessed unprecedented growth and change since the administration of ether in 1846. Today the field has evolved into a continuum of perioperative care beginning with the presurgical assessment and education of the patient through intraoperative management to the postoperative phase.

The field of anesthesiology continues to grow with the evolution of multiple subspecialties. The anesthesiologist of the 21st century is called upon not only for the perioperative care of the surgical patient but also provides his or her expertise in the intensive care setting, the management of pain, high-risk obstetrics surgery, pediatric care, organ transplant, cardiothoracic cases and a variety of other challenging clinical settings. Read more:

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to training physicians to become outstanding, competent, and compassionate anesthesiologists. The structure of our training program encourages the development of our residents in a supportive environment allowing them to incorporate the skills and knowledge needed to provide the best possible care to their patients. Our extraordinary faculty has great breadth in their variety of interests and depth in their specific areas of focus. We strive to create an engaging and challenging experience with the incorporation of didactic lectures, hands-on experience in a wide range of clinical settings along with cutting-edge simulator based education.

I would encourage you to take some time to fully explore our website. If you require further information please do not hesitate to call us. We are very proud of the program and have a lot to share.

Once again on behalf of the Department of Anesthesiology I welcome you to our website!

Talal W. Khan, MD


News & Announcements

Faculty Members to be Promoted in 2016
We are pleased to announce the following faculty will be promoted as of July 1st, 2016.
  Dr. Grace Shih, Professor
  Dr. Abha Shah, Clinical Associate Professor
  Dr. Smith Manion, Associate Professor
  Dr. Gina Hendren, Associate Professor
  Dr. Katherine Palmieri, Associate Professor
We deeply value all of our staff efforts, and congratulate those whose work has led to promotion this year.

Dr. Nicol

Dr. Nicol Achieves Great Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Nicol who has been confirmed as the 2019 American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Fall Pain Medicine Meeting Chair! Also, in recognition of her excellent efforts to review and enhance the quality of the publication, Dr. Nicol has been promoted to Associate Editor of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, one of the premier journals of our specialty. Thank you for your tremendous efforts Dr. Nicol!

In the Media

Dr. Amy Pichoff Dr. Amy Pichoff featured in the ASA Newsletter

 Emotional Intelligence  

Dr. Sayed Dr. Dawood Sayed featured on KMBC 9 news

 Star procedure


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Patient Comments

"The Anesthesiologist provided me exceptional care and services during my stay."

"This was my first surgery ever and I want to make sure I give a big thank you to the Anesthesiologists. They really helped me with the anxiety I was feeling."

"Anesthesia was great! They came quickly when paged when my pain was not well controlled... I felt that they all put my needs first, and they were readily available."

"The anesthesiologist and their staff did not rush, appeared and came across as caring, concerned and interested in the patient. I give this staff an A+."

"The anesthesiologist visited with my wife and I prior to and after the procedure and updated her on my condition. We were very impressed and grateful."

"My two anesthesiologists were very aware of my medical history and acted accordingly with my sedation medication. I felt comfortable in their care and had no problems during or after the procedure."

"My Anesthesiologist was amazing. She ended up being the one to get my IV going after 3 nurses were unable to."

"Anesthesiologist listened to my concerns and involved me and the surgeon in the pretreatment plan. I never thought surgery would be a pleasant experience but it actually was!"

"Calm, caring, kind, good eye-contact, explained things well and good sense of humor!"