Welcome 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
Congratulations to Dr. Karl E. Becker for his appointment as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology beginning July 1, 2018. His years of service to the department and University are appreciated.
Please join us in celebrating our 5-star CRNAs for the 3rd quarter. Here at the University of Kansas Health System, we focus on providing the highest level of service and safe care to our patients. Our 5-start performance is about issues related to service, quality, people, cost, and growth.
Mary Kate Beyer
Please join us in recognizing the following faculty members for their commitment to the Medical Center and Health System:
|10 Years of Service||15 Years of Service||30 Years of Service|
Malik Hamid, MD
Gina Hendren, MD
John Nachtigal, MD
|Talal Khan, MD
Jana Goldsich, MD
|James Kindscher, MD
Ronald Torline, MD
Click here to read about Dr. Brigid Flynn's most recent publication about preventing unplanned intubations during lung resection surgery in the Journal fo Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia!
India Medical Mission Trip
Josie Bell, CRNA, recently returned from Bhopal, India. Josie was a member of the Medical Missions Foundation group that completed 130 surgeries over the course of 4.5 days. She reports that "The people of Bhopal were the most sincerely humble, grateful, and genuinely kind outward-looking people I have ever had the pleasure of providing care for. As with most missions, you get more than you give and learn more than you teach. Such is the case with this trip. I have already committed to next year."
Ecuador Medical Mission Trip
Nicki Hamilton, CRNA, recently returned from Quito, Ecuador. In Ecuador, Nicki was part of a group from the organization, Long Island Jewish, NorthShore Group and Healing the Childen, that saw OMFS and Plastics (cleft lip, cleft palate, syndactyly repair) patients over the course of one week.
Honduras Medical Mission Trip
A group from KUMC, including Dr. Jennifer Hansen, Anesthesiology, Dave Pennington, CRNA, Trent Blackwill, CRNA, Dr. Don Neff, Urology Surgery and Dr. Ryan Tubre, Urology Surgery Chief Resident joined with urology surgeons, nurses, and scrub techs from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Ohio State University on a medical mission trip to Honduras (March 3-10, 2018). From the capital city, Tegucigalpa, they traveled four hours by bus to Catacamas and the Hospital Santo Hermano Pedro. During the week, more than 30 of the 100 patients seen in clinic had surgery that they would otherwise not have been able to obtain. The hospital staff and patients were gracious, friendly, and appreciative of the medical help provided by the brigade. Dr. Neff, Dr. Hansen, and Dave Pennington hope to continue their respective departments' involvement in future medical mission trips.
In the Media
|Dr. Dawood Sayed featured on KMBC 9 news|