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A Message from the Chairman

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


News & Announcements

Please join us in celebrating our 5-star CRNAs for the 3rd quarter. Here at the University of Kansas Health System, we focus on providing the highest level of service and safe care to our patients. Our 5-start performance is about issues related to service, quality, people, cost, and growth.

Service People Quality Growth
Shrunjal Patel
Sydney Crowell
Katie Boydstun
Kara Manning
David Wright
Jamin Tenbrink
Lauren Welsh
Maegan Gerhardt
Nicole Knutson
Kelsey Horton
Elizabeth Soto
Rick Allen
Tiffany Taylor
Debbie Stennes
Holly O'Brien
Mary Kate Beyer
Alex Doyle
Nanci Aylor


Please join us in recognizing the following faculty members for their commitment to the Medical Center and Health System:

10 Years of Service 15 Years of Service 30 Years of Service

Malik Hamid, MD
Gina Hendren, MD
John Nachtigal, MD
Talal Khan, MD
Jana Goldsich, MD
James Kindscher, MD
Ronald Torline, MD


Click here to read about Dr. Brigid Flynn's most recent publication about preventing unplanned intubations during lung resection surgery in the Journal fo Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia!


India Medical Mission Trip

Josie Bell, CRNA, recently returned from Bhopal, India. Josie was a member of the Medical Missions Foundation group that completed 130 surgeries over the course of 4.5 days. She reports that "The people of Bhopal were the most sincerely humble, grateful, and genuinely kind outward-looking people I have ever had the pleasure of providing care for. As with most missions, you get more than you give and learn more than you teach. Such is the case with this trip. I have already committed to next year."





Ecuador Medical Mission Trip
Nicki Hamilton, CRNA, recently returned from Quito, Ecuador. In Ecuador, Nicki was part of a group from the organization, Long Island Jewish, NorthShore Group and Healing the Childen, that saw OMFS and Plastics (cleft lip, cleft palate, syndactyly repair) patients over the course of one week.




Honduras Medical Mission Trip



A group from KUMC, including Dr. Jennifer Hansen, Anesthesiology, Dave Pennington, CRNA, Trent Blackwill, CRNA, Dr. Don Neff, Urology Surgery and Dr. Ryan Tubre, Urology Surgery Chief Resident joined with urology surgeons, nurses, and scrub techs from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Ohio State University on a medical mission trip to Honduras (March 3-10, 2018). From the capital city, Tegucigalpa, they traveled four hours by bus to Catacamas and the Hospital Santo Hermano Pedro. During the week, more than 30 of the 100 patients seen in clinic had surgery that they would otherwise not have been able to obtain. The hospital staff and patients were gracious, friendly, and appreciative of the medical help provided by the brigade. Dr. Neff, Dr. Hansen, and Dave Pennington hope to continue their respective departments' involvement in future medical mission trips.  

  


Congratulations to Dr. James D. Kindscher, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology who was elected President of the Academy of Anesthesiology on February 24, 2018.  The Academy of Anesthesiology, formed in 1929, is one of the oldest professional societies in the specialty of Anesthesiology.  This international organization promotes the advancement of the art and science of Anesthesiology and fosters and encourages the exchange of information and ideas within the specialty.  Dr. Kindscher has served on the Executive Board of the Academy of Anesthesiology since 2012.



Click here to read about Dr. Andrea Nicol's work to develop the first pain research program at KU Medical Center!


Please join us in welcoming our newest Advanced Practice Providers!

Catherine Janhunen, CRNA         Jacob Kessen, CRNA Taylor Leischman, CRNA (PRN) Brandi Burris, CRNA
Eileen Joyce, CRNA (PRN) Erica McDonald, CRNA (Locum)  Tracy Toombs, CRNA (Locum) Diane Oakland, CRNA (Locum)


In the Media

Dr. Sayed Dr. Dawood Sayed featured on KMBC 9 news

New Implant Can Treat Pain without Prescriptions!

Last modified: Apr 23, 2018
Save the Date

Grand Rounds
Laura Joslin, MD
April 17, 2018
6:30 - 7:30am
Wahl Hall West

Grand Rounds
Josh Peterson, DO
April 24, 2018
6:30 - 7:30am
Wahl Hall West

Guest Speaker
May 1, 2018
Dr. Alan Gaffney
6:30 - 7:30 am
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CRNA Appreciation Event
May 12, 2018
6 - 8 pm
Chicken N Pickle

Case Conference
Jessica Sweeney, MD
May 15, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 am
Wahl Hall West

Grand Rounds
Joshua Cleveland, MD
May 22, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 am
Wahl Hall West

Case Conference
Thomas Champion, MD
May 29, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 am
Wahl Hall West

Research News

Congratulations to Drs. Braun, Sack, Sayed, Tollette, Khan, Nicol and Walter Orr, MPH on their publication in Pain Physician, "Reducing Radiation Exposure in Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections with Pulsed Fluoroscopy: A Randomized, Double-blind, Controlled Clinical Trial." http://painphysicianjournal.com/current/pdf?article=NTAwNw%3D%3D

Patient Comments

"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."

"Nurse anesthetist...provided exceptional care. I really appreciate the time she spent with me."

"Anesthesiologists were great. Spent more than adequate time explaining epidural, answering questions; provided epidural laying down due to fainting risk."

"The Anesthesiologist and his nurse were wonderful. Explained everything and how I would feel and were very concerned that I was comfortable during and after c-section delivery."

 

 

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