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

New Implant Can Treat Pain without Prescriptions! Dr. Dawood Sayed was featured in a news story on KMBC Channel 9 News about the HF10 - the High Frequencey Similator implant for chronic pain.

We are very pleased to announce that Bryce Holmgren, MD, has been selected for the prestigious 2017 SEA - HVO Traveling Fellowship! The senior residents who are selected for this fellowship will spend three to four weeks teaching anesthesia in a developing country. The SEA - HVO Fellowship is co-sponsored by the Society for Education in Anesthesia and Health Volunteers Overseas. Congratulations Dr. Holmgren!

Congratulations to Dr. Brigid Flynn! Her submission, "Interactive, personalized and flipped classroon simulation experiences utilizing hemodynamic monitoring for medical education," has been awarded an Academy of Medical Educators - Innovations Funding grant! We are excited to see this physiology education project develop and grow.

Dr. Andrea Nicol's recently published Journal of Pain article, "The Association Between a History of Lifetime Traumatic Events and Pain Severity, Physical Function, and Affective Distress in Patients With Chronic Pain," has been selected as an Editor's pick and as Paper of the Week at the Pain Research Forum. Congratulations to Dr. Nicol and associated authors! To read the publication, click here.

Dr. Nicol was recently interviewed and her research highlighted in Practical Pain Managment. Click here to read more!

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.

In the Media

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

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Save the Date

"Introduction of PSH concepts to Neurosurgical Service Lines:
How do we innovate and add value?"
Dr. R. Ryan Field
Visiting Professor
April 25, 2017 
Sudler Auditorium
6:30 to 7:30 AM

67th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Anesthesiology
InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri
April 28-30, 2017
Register Here

Patient Comments

"...the anesthesiologists...the entire CT-ICU staff...all were awesome!!"

"...and the anesthesiologist were helpful, comforting and explained the procedures; as well as fielding and answering questions."

"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."