Department of Anesthesiology

Researchers explore music’s effect on ICU patients, staff

A group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study on the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help.

Timothy Geiger, MD, talks with Melba Martin, a patient in VUMC’s new High-Risk Surgical Encounter Clinic.

New clinic helps high-risk patients get ready for surgery

At VUMC’s High-Risk Surgical Encounter (Hi-RiSE) Clinic, patients at higher risk of developing complications are comprehensively evaluated and interventions are efficiently coordinated and completed in the weeks leading up to surgery.

Schildcrout honored by statistical association

Jonathan Schildcrout, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and Anesthesiology, has been named an American Statistical Association Fellow.

Pilla named chief of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology

Michael Pilla, MD, was recently named chief of the Division of Multispeciality Adult Anesthesiology (MSA) on May 1. Pilla has worked in the Department of Anesthesiology since 2004.

Ehrenfeld to depart VUMC for leadership roles in Wisconsin

Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy, will be departing Vanderbilt to become director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment and senior associate dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Medicine effective Sept. 1.

A training program for a new tool used by cardiologists and anesthesiologists to help criticall ill patients

Line placement better with ultrasound

Using ultrasound to place arterial lines reduces the need for surgical access and improves arterial line location, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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