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KU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology

Last modified: Jul 07, 2021
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Anesthesiology News

Check out our 70th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Anesthesiology lectures here.

Listen to the new podcast from CAE's Amar Patel: Doctors of Ingenuity: Is this Portable Contagion Tent the Next Big Device?

Congratulations to Dr. Brigid Flynn she has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is being recognized for her academic acumen! Learn more about the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

The Academy of Medical Educators has recommended  Dr. Jared Staab to an Associate Membership. The Academy of Medical Educators advances medical education through innovation, scholarship and faculty development. View details of Academy of Medical Educators membership categories.

KU Anesthesiologists create a portable, affordable, negative pressure environment to protect heathcare workers from #COVID and other aerosolized pathogens while conserving #PPE. Watch the COVID-19 update from The University of Kansas Health System.

Research News

Seth W. Holwerda, Ph.D. submitted his application to the Administrative Core of the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) for a Developmental Research Project Program grant entitled "Vascular dysfunction in insulin resistance and obesity" and it has been approved.

Seth W. Holwerda, Ph.D. recently had a manuscript, "Standardizing methodology for assessing spontaneous baroreflex control of muscel sympathetic nerve activity in humans" published in AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology as a Cores of Reproducibility in Physiology (Unsolicited).

Seth W. Holwerda, Ph.D. is presenting at the Annual American Autonomic Society meeting November 6th and 7th, 2020. His presentation poster: Evidence of sympathetic regulation of the choroid circulation by baroreceptors in humans.

Dr. Andrea Nicol was honored to be featured on the NPR program: "All Things Considered" with her approach to treating pain for addiction patients. View the NPR article

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Kovac on his article, Updates in the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, in Advances in Anesthesia.


Patient Comments

"The Anesthesiology team was all around excellent, however, Jason Asher deserves recognition. Not only was he caring and compassionate, but a calming energy. I consider myself lucky to have been under his care."

"The Anesthesiologists, Dr. Sweeney and Dr. Williams went above and beyond listening to me, explaining things to me, thinking things through. Wonderful!! My post-op course was one of the smoothest ever!"

"The anesthesiologist listened to my pre-surgery concern and altered my care so that I was not sick after surgery"

"My anesthesiologist for my surgery was phenomenal as it was the only time I came out of a surgery without a migraine headache"

"Anesthesia staff were excellent in explaining the nerve block. They saw me every day after O.R. and were very encouraging."

"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."