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Mentor Document

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center mentor program is designed to provide students interested in anesthesiology with an opportunity to shadow a departmental faculty member. Students interested in obtaining a mentor should feel free to contract those listed below who have volunteered to serve as mentors. 

Grace Shih: OB Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Heather Mitzel Levy: Pediatric Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

David Wild: Transplant Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Jennifer Hansen: Pediatric Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Kenneth Kreisler: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Andrea Nicol: Chronic Pain, Clinical Research

Joel Grigsby: Critical Care, General Anesthesia

Michael McCartney: General Anesthesia

Gina Hendren: General Anesthesia

Gregory Unruh: ENT Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Brigid Flynn: Critical Care

Jay Nachtigal: Transplant Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Jim Kindscher: Transplant Anesthesia, General Anesthesia

Tim Krause: General Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia

Amanda Downey: General Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia

Adam Reese: Neuroanesthesiology, General Anesthesia

Dawood Sayed: Chronic Pain

Katherine Palmieri: Critical Care, General Anesthesia

Usman Latif: General Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Interventional Pain, Neuromodulation, Education Technology, Medical Informatics and Big Data, Business of Medicine

Smith Manion: Chronic Pain, Interventional Pain, Regional Anesthesia

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
Patient Comments

"Anesthesia was very helpful during C-section explaining what was happening and supportive afterwards during panic attack."

"PACU and Pre-Operation great, especially  Anesthesiologist."

"Anesthesia team was amazing."

"The anesthesia staff and their residents did a great job controlling pain during and after surgery."

"Very impressed with all the physicians, especially the Anesthesiology residents."

"The anesthesiologist was phenomenal getting the nerve block set. I would choose this hospital again based on him. He was very kind and patient."

"...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."