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Anesthesiology Overview

Welcome New Faculty: Wei Chao MD, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair for Translational Research Program, Yan Feng, MD PhD and Lin Zou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professors, Translational Research Program                The 11th Dr. and Mrs. Harry and Mitzie P. Cohen Lectureship in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Anesthesiology, March 30, 2016                 “The High Cost of Dying” by Assistant Professor, Michael Mazzeffi, MD.  The Baltimore Sun editorial offers perspective on the challenges faced in dealing with end of life care in the ICU.                Welcome new faculty members Assistant Professors, Robert M. Chow, MD and John S. McNeil, MD              

Physician Anesthesiologist – New Trauma Video


Audio Clip - Daniel I. Sessler, MD, 29th Annual Helrich Matjasko Lecture in Anesthesiology – October 14, 2015:

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:


Three 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

Give Us Your Best SHOT - April 2016 Photo Contest Winners:
Colin Mackenzie, MD, ChB, FRCA, FCCM and Inna Shats, MA, BS, RDCS, FASE.

Congratulations to Wei Chao, MD, PhD. Dr. Chao has been elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Cardiopulmonary Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation.

THE 11TH DR. AND MRS. HARRY AND MITZIE P. COHEN LECTURESHIP IN OBSTETRICS-GYNECOLOGY AND ANESTHESIOLOGY, March 30, 2016, 4 p.m. reception, 5 p.m. lecture. Invited lecturer: Ruth Landau, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. 

Congratulations to FAER Summer Research Fellow, Philip Chan, BS. Chan was awarded: “Best Abstract in Basic Sciences” for his research  poster and oral presentation “The Effects of Hyperoxic Resuscitation on Microglial Activation in a Rat Polytrauma Model of Traumatic Brain Injury Plus Hemorrhagic Shock” at Anesthesiology 2015 in San Diego, CA, October 24 – 28, 2015. Mentor: Gary Fiskum, PhD 

Congratulations to Annual Medical Student Research Contest 3rd Place Winners: Professor, Paul Bigeleisen, MD, Jonathan Danquah MS 4, Christine Lim MS 4, Neal Desai MS 2. Research Study: Exparel Tap Block for Kidney Recipients. Thank you to the following department members who contributed to the project: Obi Udekwu, MD, Jeremy Kaplowitz, MD, Matthew Tulis, MD, Ron Samet, MD and Earl Wilson, MD.

This year marks 40 Years of Service in the Department of Anesthesiology for Professor, Colin F. Mackenzie, MB, ChB. Please click here to read "A Trauma Anesthesiologist Reflects on 40 Years at Maryland" as we acknowledge Dr. Mackenzie's contributions to anesthesiology and the department, over the past 40 years.

We are pleased to honor the dedication and commitment of the following faculty members as they reach milestone years of service in the department:

5 Years of Service

David Loane, PhD
Bogdan A. Stoica, MD 
Shafonya Turner, MD
Junfang Wu, BM, PhD 

10 Years of Service

Jeffrey T. Haugh, MD
Cynthia J. Bucci, MD
Shobana Bharadwaj, MBBS
Robert A. Sikorski, MD 

15 Years of Service

Vadivelu Sivaraman, MBBS
Patrick N. Odonkor, MB, ChB
Wendy K. Bernstein, MD, MBA
Eric K. Shepard, MD 

20 Years of Service

Ileana Gheorghiu, MD 

Robert Noorani, MD 

40 Years of Service

Colin F. Mackenzie, MB, ChB 

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