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Anesthesiology Committees & Professional Organizations

Service is a requirement on the Annual Faculty Evaluation and Promotion and Tenure. Below are committees which members can serve. Discuss reasonable commitments with your mentor.

Departmental Committees

Executive Committee

Talal Khan, MD - Chair
Kirk Benson, MD
Brigid Flynn, MD
Gina Hendren, MD
Seth Jacob, MD
Melissa Rockford, MD
Stephen Tarver, MD
Ronald Torline, MD
Martin De Ruyter, MD
Amanda Falen

Clinical Practice Committee

CRNA Committee

Education Committee

Faculty Development & Mentoring Committee

Faculty Recruitment Committee

Financial Committee

Incentive Committee

Operations Committee

Patient Safety Committee

Perioperative Surgical Home Committee

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Promotion & Tenure Committee - See SOM Policy Statement about Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committees.

Quality Improvement Committee - monitors quality improvement reports, develops areas to evaluate, recommends changes and identifies areas of concern.

Research Committee - coordinates research effort, projects level of funding to Chair, oversees research.

Committees on the KUMC Campus
(SOM, Governance, Hospital, UKP, Research, Compliance)

Directors of Special Services

Chris Beck, MD - Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division

John Breth, MD - Indian Creek

Terry Chaffee, MD - KU MedWest

Martin De Ruyter, MD - OR

Brigid Flynn, MD - Critical Care Medicine Division

Jana Goldsich, MD - Pre-Operative

Seth Jacob, MD - CRNA Affairs & MSA Division

Talal Khan, MD - Pain Division

Jeanette Lozenski, MD - Sedation Services

Malik Hamid, MD - Acute Pain Management

Michael McCartney, MD - PACU

Melissa Rockford, MD - OR

Dawood Sayed, MD - Spine Center Interventional Pain Management

Stephen Tarver, MD - Simulation Center 

Bryant Staples, MD - EMR Advisory Services

Local & National Anesthesiology Professional Organizations (Discuss with your Mentor)

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018