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Department of Anesthesiology Archives

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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Event highlights crucial role of nurse anesthetists at VUMC

Feb. 11, 2016—About 150 people gathered recently to celebrate Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC’s) history of anesthesia and nurse anesthetists at a special reception and program in Light Hall.

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Harvard’s Brown to explore mystery of anesthesia at Discovery Lecture

Feb. 4, 2016—Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D., a noted anesthesiologist, neuroscientist and statistician, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 11.

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Distinguished visitor from Indiana

Jan. 14, 2016—Jerome Adams, M.D., Indiana State Commissioner of Health, recently visited Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and spoke with residents about diversity and leadership development.

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Shaw lauded for research mentorship

Dec. 10, 2015—Andrew Shaw, MBBS, professor of Anesthesiology, has been selected to join the Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology, a program of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER).

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Efforts to support employees in Guard, Reserve honored

Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials were recently honored by the Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for their dedication to supporting reserve military personnel.

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Dunworth named associate director of Advanced Practice, Anesthesia

Sep. 3, 2015—Brent Dunworth, MSN, MBA, APN, CRNA, has been named associate director of Advanced Practice, Anesthesia.

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New apps increase efficiency and safety for anesthesiologists

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) have teamed to provide anesthesiologists with new applications to improve workflow and safety practices.

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New colorectal surgery protocol reduces length of hospital stay by 25 percent

May. 28, 2015—For colorectal surgery patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the introduction last summer of a new patient care protocol, which includes intensive follow-up by anesthesiologists in the hospital, has led to an average 25 percent reduction in hospital length of stay after surgery — from four days to three — and 90 percent reduction in the use of opioids to treat post-operative pain.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

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.

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