Welcome 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
Congratulations to Drew Roberts, Pharm.D., Ph.D., on his KL2 award to study "Patterns and predictors of risky opioid use among breast cancer survivors." Primary mentor: Ed Ellerbeck, M.D.
Drew Roberts, Pharm.D., Ph.D., serves as assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Roberts is a pharmacoepidemiologist and pharmaceutical policy researcher who uses large healthcare data sources to investigate clinical and policy interventions for reducing prescription opioid misuse, abuse, overdose, and increasing access to opioid use disorder treatments. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The KL2, mentored career award program, through Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KU CTSI), is designed to play a key role in addressing the critical need for more clinical and translational researchers in the region. Specifically, the KL2 award is designed to foster the development of new faculty researchers and supports four scholars each for two years.
Please join us in welcoming our newest Advanced Practice Providers!
|Julie Castagno, CRNA||Nicki Hamilton, CRNA||Matthew Hatfield, CRNA||Jared Lungren, CRNA|
The inaugural Regional Anesthesia Ultrasound Resident Workshop Collaboration was held Saturday, December 2, 2017. This event was a combined educational course, taught by faculty from both the St. Luke's/UMKC and KUMC. Approximately 40 residents and 12 faculty from both programs participated. It was held at the ZIEL Practice Lab in the new Health Education Building. This state of the art facility provided a terrific teaching and learning environment.
Lecture session that proceeded the hands-on workshop.
Dr. McCartney illustrating landmarks for supraclavical blocks.
Congratulations to Daniel Jacobs, DO, on his recent oral presentation at ASRA, "Single Center Prospective Clinical Series evaluating targeted-Radiofrequency Ablation (t-RFA) in the Treatment of Painful Spine Metastases."
Dr. Grace (Yuexian) Xu recently returned from a visit to Hunan Children's Hospital, in Hunan Province, China. Dr. Xu was invited to visit the largest children's hospital in the province to share her experience in pediatric anesthesia with their anesthesiologists and residents. While there, she gave a seminar in the area of airway management!
In the Media
|Dr. Dawood Sayed featured on KMBC 9 news|