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


Employee of the Month, Sheila Bailey

Sheila Bailey

Sheila Bailey has been selected as the Employee of the Month for February. She is an Executive Assistant in Anesthesiology and has been with UKP for 10 years. Sheila always has a smile on her face and a kind word for anyone and everyone. She is very knowledgeable in her position and knows how to find answers and resolve issues. She is well respected in the department and her agreeable disposition and intelligence make it a pleasure to work with her. She is a person you are glad to see at work every day and notice when she is not there. Congratulations Sheila on this well deserved honor!


  Service Awards

2014 University Service Awards were given to Dr. Fox (40 years) and Dr. Kovac (35 years).  Congratulations on reaching these important milestones!  We'd also like to recognize the years of service from Dr. Benson (34 years) and Drs. Chaffee and Unruh (29 years). http://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/rewards-and-recognition/recognize.html

 KU Anesthesiology welcomes Dr. Jeanette Lozenski, Tracey Stein and Nick Shields

Dr. Jeanette Lozenski On December 1, 2014 KU Anesthesiology welcomed Dr. Lozenski as an Assistant Professor.

Tracey Steins On January 1, 2015 KU Anesthesiology welcomed Tracey Stein, CRNA

Nick Shields On January 1, 2015 KU Anesthesiology welcomed Nick Shields, CRNA

Last modified: Feb 03, 2015
Save the Date

65th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Anesthesiology
April 10-12, 2015
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Kansas City, MO

Annual CRNA Appreciation Dinner
Internal event for CRNA's only
May 12, 2015 
Sullivan's Steakhouse
Leawood, KS

Patient Comments

"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!"