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Department of Anesthesiology Archives

Tarpley may be retiring, but he isn’t slowing down

Jul. 26, 2016—On June 30, John Tarpley, M.D., retired after 23 years of service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Nashville VA Medical Center. The next day, he packed a suitcase, and on July 2 he boarded a Kenya-bound plane, a move that was absolutely no surprise to all who know him.

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Malignant hyperthermia: rare but potentially serious problem for surgical patients

Jun. 28, 2016—John and Valerie Longoria breathed a sigh of relief when the team lead by John C. Pope IV, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, told them a minor procedure on their 8-month-old son Maverick had been successful, and they could soon take their son home to Oak Grove, Kentucky. But then, things quickly changed.

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Pretorius named to key Anesthesiology post

May. 5, 2016—Mias Pretorius, MBChB, MSCI, associate professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine, has been named division chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.

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Anesthesiology resident lands research awards

May. 5, 2016—Anesthesiology resident Loren Smith, M.D., Ph.D., recently received two national research awards: the Margaret Wood Resident Research Award, from the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA); and the 2016 Young Investigator Award, from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA).

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Ehrenfeld to direct VUSM’s education research program

Apr. 28, 2016—Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, Surgery and Health Policy, has been named director of education research for the Office of Health Sciences Education.

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Sherwood named to AUA advisory board

Apr. 28, 2016—Edward Sherwood, M.D., Ph.D., Corneilius Vanderbilt Professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected to join the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).

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VUMC speakers shine at TEDx Nashville symposium

Apr. 21, 2016—Provocative questions, posed by three experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), were among the highlights last Friday at TEDx Nashville 2016, an exposition of “ideas worth sharing” at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.

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Report highlights global need for surgical services

Apr. 8, 2016—An estimated 5 billion people — two-thirds of the world’s population — do not have access to surgery because of a lack of facilities, money and trained surgeons and anesthesiologists.

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Anesthesiology adds new leaders, roles

Mar. 31, 2016—The Department of Anesthesiology is adding to its leadership structure. Andrew Shaw, MBBS, has been named to the newly created role of executive vice chair of the department, and Mark Rice, M.D., has been named to the newly created role of associate vice-chair for clinical affairs.

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Anesthesiology debuts new patient outcomes system

Mar. 3, 2016—The Vanderbilt Anesthesiology and Perioperative Informatics Research (VAPIR) Division has launched a novel system that connects clinicians in the Department of Anesthesiology to their patients’ outcomes.

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Sandberg elected president-elect of Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

Mar. 3, 2016—Warren Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and professor of Biomedical Informatics and Surgery, has been elected president-elect of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists.

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Exploring anesthesiology

Feb. 18, 2016—Noted anesthesiologist, neuroscientist and statistician Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D., of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, discussed the mysteries of anesthesia during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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