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Anesthesiology Overview


Kenichi Tanaka, MD, Professor, Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA).          Wendy K. Bernstein, MD, MBA, Seema P. Deshpande, MBBS, and Patrick N. Odonkor, MB, ChB, have been selected by The American Board of Anesthesiology to serve as examiners for the American Board of Anesthesiology's Part 2 Examination.          4 Department of Anesthesiology Physicians Named 2014 Top Docs by Baltimore Magazine: Anesthesiology: Mark DiMino, MD, Obi Udekwu, MBBS and Edwin Villamater, MD and Intensivists/Critical Care: Peter Rock, MD, MBA, FCCM          Congratulations Residency and Fellowship Graduates Class of 2014           The Department of Anesthesiology welcomes new faculty members: Dr. Kenichi Tanaka, new Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Shiming Yang, PhD  

The Department of Anesthesiology is committed to excellence in clinical service, education, research and faculty development.

We have internationally recognized basic and clinical research programs and valuable partnerships with:

In addition to providing services at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, our department has multiple divisions at the University of Maryland Medical Center:

   

Two divisions are at associated institutions:

Our research division's faculty conducts research in clinical anesthesiology, acute lung injury, neurodegeneration and neuroprotection, human factors, telemedicine, and basic respiratory physiology.

We also collaborate with researchers at UMMC, the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

News & Announcements

Kenichi Tanaka, MD, Professor, Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA).

Wendy K. Bernstein, MD, MBA, Seema P. Deshpande, MBBS , and Patrick N. Odonkor, MB, ChB, have been selected by The American Board of Anesthesiology to serve as examiners for the American Board of Anesthesiology's Part 2 Examination.

Congratulations to Ron E. Samet, MD, Director, Program in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia and his team of University of Maryland bioengineering students (Shawn Greenspan and Stefanie Cohen) on winning First Place ($2000) and the Audience Choice Award ($500) in the Pitch Dingman Competition at the Robert H. Smith School of Business Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship on Novermber 20, 2014. Their product, the Sono-assist Monitor, was invented and designed by Dr. Samet and engineered by the students to continuously monitor blood flow in low perfusion and cardiac arrest states.

4 Department of Anesthesiology Physicians Named
2014 Top Docs by Baltimore Magazine: 
Anesthesiology: Mark DiMino, MD, Obi Udekwu, MBBS and Edwin Villamater, MD 
Intensivists/Critical Care: Peter Rock, MD, MBA, FCCM  

Photo Contest Winners: Alice Lifsey and Amy Kopec – Give Us Your Best SHOT   

Gary Fiskum, PhD, M. Jane Matjasko Professor for Research and Vice-Chair, Research awarded a one year $250,000 grant from the US Air Force titled “Changes in Gene Expression Following Exposure to Different Durations and Levels of Hypobaria” 

Congratulations: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Faresha Sims, DNAP, CRNA - August Employee of the Month - Department of Anesthesiology  

The Program in Regional Anesthesia at the University of Maryland School of Medicine was featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of University of Maryland Rounds Click to read “New Regional Anesthesia Pain Service Improves Pain Management” 

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Upcoming Events

  • March 11th – Visiting Professor Resident Lecture: Dr. Daniel Berkowitz
  • March 12th – Grand Rounds – Visiting Professor: Dr. Daniel Berkowitz
  • April 15th – Visiting Professor Research Lecture: Dr. Tomoki Hashimoto
  • April 16th – Grand Rounds – Visiting Professor: Dr. Tomoki Hashimoto
  • August 1st – 2015 Family Picnic and Crab Feast
  • October 14th – 2015 Helrich Matjasko Lecture: Dr. Daniel I. Sessler
  • 2015 Residency and Fellowship Graduation Celebration

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