Department of Anesthesiology Archives
Team tracks how kidney responds to blood pressure meds
Apr. 30, 2015—Changes in the kidney can limit the blood pressure-lowering effects of thiazide diuretics, a new study reports.
Rice to lead Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology
Apr. 2, 2015—Mark Rice, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology as professor and chief of the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology.
Optogenetics sheds new light on brain’s behavior modulators
Nov. 6, 2014—A new light-based technology is allowing scientists to peer deep into the brain and alter animal behavior with the “flip of a switch.”
Vanderbilt team seeks to enhance nuclear power plant operations
Nov. 6, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.
Anesthesiologist from Nairobi observes VU’s services, training
Oct. 16, 2014—Kenya struggles with a dearth of pediatric anesthesiologists, having a grand total of five. And that’s for a general population of 45 million, some 43 percent of whom are under the age of 15.
Neuronal culprit in genetic disease
Oct. 14, 2014—A particular neuronal cell population is involved in the pathogenesis of a rare neurological disorder, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
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.
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...
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...
Channel drug restores glucose balance
Apr. 16, 2014—A new compound that activates potassium channels could be used to treat disorders of glucose homeostasis.
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.
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.