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Department of Anesthesiology Archives

Shaw named head of Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Jun. 5, 2014—Andrew Shaw, M.B. B.S., has been named chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.

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Chestnut named head of Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology

May. 1, 2014—David Chestnut, M.D., has been named chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology. Chestnut comes to Vanderbilt from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he served as professor of Anesthesiology and associate dean of the Western Academic Campus. He also served as the Edwin L. Overholt Director of Medical Education...

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Number of neurointensivists grows nationally and at VUMC

May. 1, 2014—After eight Department of Anesthesiology faculty members recently passed neurocritical care board exams offered by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) now boasts one of the largest contingents of practicing neurointensivists in the United States. A neurointensivist is a physician who cares for patients in the Neurological ICU. The neurointensivist...

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Channel drug restores glucose balance

Apr. 16, 2014—A new compound that activates potassium channels could be used to treat disorders of glucose homeostasis.

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Pandharipande named chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care

Mar. 20, 2014—Pratik Pandharipande, M.D., MSCI, professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, has been named chief of the Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, succeeding C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., who was named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital earlier this month.

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Musee named to ACGME review committee

Feb. 20, 2014—Joel Musee, M.D., Ph.D., a second-year resident in Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology, has been selected from a national pool of applicants to serve on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Anesthesiology.

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Division mines perioperative data to enhance safety, quality

Feb. 13, 2014—The Vanderbilt Anesthesiology and Perioperative Informatics Research (VAPIR) Division was recently established to extract and analyze data from Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s archive of de-identified perioperative patient data comprising more than 729,000 completed surgical cases to help improve patient safety and quality of care.

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New tool helps track residents’ progress

Jan. 16, 2014—Dramatic changes are coming to the way resident physicians in all medical specialties are evaluated as they advance through training. Faculty with the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have developed an automated tool to help more accurately assess residents’ performance as they meet educational goals and ultimately become better doctors.

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GE grant expands global medical outreach efforts

Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University has received a $3 million grant from the GE Foundation’s Developing Health Globally program to fund international medical education and research in Kenya and other low-resource regions of the world.

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Lee named to lead Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

Oct. 31, 2013—Lorri Lee, M.D., has been named chief of the newly formed Division of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.

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Ehrenfeld to edit health care computing, IT journal

Jun. 27, 2013—Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Biomedical Informatics, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems, succeeding Ralph Grams, M.D., professor of Pathology and Medical Informatics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dobie named chief of Division of Ambulatory Anesthesiology

Jun. 13, 2013—Katherine Dobie, M.D., has been appointed chief of the Division of Ambulatory Anesthesiology, succeeding Shannon Hersey, M.D., who accepted a position as medical director of Anesthesia Operations at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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