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Erin J. Plaza, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Residency Outreach Lead, Anesthesiology Residency Program, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

eplaza@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Plaza is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at The University of Kansas Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and completed her residency and neuroanesthesia fellowship at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Plaza mentors many learners as she leads the neuroanesthesia resident rotation, medical student enrichment weeks and teaches residents outside of the anesthesia department about anesthesia. Additionally, she mentors through collaborating on posters, presentations and other scholarly efforts.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Clinical Fellowship, Neuroanesthesia, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Medical License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Education Committee, Member, 2019 - Present
  • Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists, Executive Board Member, 2018 - Present
  • Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists, Treasurer, 2018 - Present
  • Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists, Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists, Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists, Treasurer, 2016 - Present
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member, 2008 - Present

Research

Overview

Dr. Erin Plaza's research interests include neuroanesthesia, the effects of the operating room environment on anesthesiologists and noninvasive cardiac output monitoring for colorectal surgery patients. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues in all areas of research.