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

Anesthesiology Support Staff Bringing Patients Holiday Cheer!

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, the Anesthesia team came to say, "Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide our team to victory tonight?"
Oh how the patients will love him, and they will shout out with glee, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, you'll go down in Health System history!"

Faculty ACE Society Leadership Announcements

Dr. John Bracken, Assistant Professor,
named an Assistant Director of the Delp Society.
Dr. Jim Kindscher, Professor,
named an Assistant Director of the Major Society.
Dr. Katherine Stiles, Assistant Professor,
named an Assistant Director of the Wescoe Society.

Welcome to the Team


Cheen Alkhatib, MD Kassatihun (Hilyna)
Gebre-Amlak, MD

Please welcome our two new faculty members! Dr. Alkhatib joins us after completing a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences in Portland, OR. Dr. Gebre-Amlak joins us after completing the residency program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. They are a great addition to our team!

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

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Last modified: Dec 01, 2016
Save the Date

Holiday Party
Saturday, December 17th

67th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Anesthesiology
InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri
April 28-30, 2016

Patient Comments

"I really appreciated how quickly the anesthesia team was able to place my epidural after I requested it."

"Nurse anesthetist...provided exceptional care. I really appreciate the time she spent with me."

"Anesthesiologists were great. Spent more than adequate time explaining epidural, answering questions; provided epidural laying down due to fainting risk."

"The Anesthesiologist and his nurse were wonderful. Explained everything and how I would feel and were very concerned that I was comfortable during and after c-section delivery."

"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."