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

Dr. Williams accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society
Dr. John Williams has been accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes those who set the standard of quality for humanistic patient care, and who can serve as role models as well as mentors and leaders in medicine. Congratulations Dr. Williams!

Resident FM

Dr. Forrest Monroe nominated for the Excellence in Residency Award
Dr. Forrest Monroe is a nominee for the Excellence in Residency Award. This award honors a resident who demonstrates exceptional mentoring, while consistently exhibiting the attributes of altruism, accountability, excellence, service, integrity and respect for others. Congratulations Dr. Monroe!

Register Now for This Year's Symposium

Registration has begun for our 66th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Anesthesiology to be held April 1-3, 2016 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

This educational Symposium is geared toward the busy, clinically-oriented anesthesia care provider. Participants will hear from numerous experts in the field of anesthesiology, and learn the latest approaches to a broad variety of anesthesia-related topics. We will again hold our round-table problem-based learning discussion groups, where participants are able to closely engage with specialists and discuss anesthesia topics such as cardiac, ambulatory surgery, and challenging clinical scenarios.

Featured topics this year: Obstetric anesthesia, neuroanesthesia specialty cases, and operating room patient safety.

Register online today at http://www.kumc.edu/anes-symposium
See the full program brochure, here.
Exhibitors may contact Autumn Tribitt atribitt@kumc.edu for more information.

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Last modified: Feb 05, 2016
Save the Date

66th Annual Post Graduate Symposium
April 1-3, 2016
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Resident and Fellow Graduation Ceremony
June 17, 2016

Welcome Dinner
July 8, 2016

Patient Comments

"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!"