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July 19, 2024

Study Reveals That Enhanced Diversity Engagement Reduces Burnout Among Anesthesia Providers

A recent study led by Andrea Ibarra, MD, MS, published in JCA Advances, highlights the beneficial impact of increased institutional diversity engagement on reducing burnout among anesthesia providers.
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July 19, 2024

Dr. Erin Sullivan Invited to Join ABA NEST Group

Erin A. Sullivan, MD, D.ABA, FASA, has been invited by the American Board of Anesthesiology to serve a two-year term as a member of their New Examiner Selection and Training (NEST) group.
Dr. Elizabeth Pickle
July 19, 2024

Meet Pediatric Pain Physician Dr. Elizabeth Pickle

UPMC Health Beat featured a Q and A with Elizabeth Pickle, MD, one of our pain management physicians at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Aman Mahajan
July 17, 2024

Dr. Aman Mahajan Appointed to American Telemedicine Association Leadership Council

Dr. Mahajan, a distinguished leader in anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, and healthcare innovation, will join other top health system executives in this new initiative.
Dr. Jonathan Waters
July 11, 2024

Dr. Jonathan Waters Weighs in on Blood Substitutes in Science

Blood transfusions aren't the right fit for every patient. Jonathan H. Waters, MD, discusses his use of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers as an alternative in Science.
Christopher Tyler Smith
July 10, 2024

Dr. Tyler Smith Appointed Associate Program Director of UPMC Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Christopher Tyler Smith, MD, has been named Associate Program Director of the UPMC OB Anesthesiology Fellowship Program in our department, effective July 1, 2024.
Jacques Chelly
July 9, 2024

ASRA Interviews Dr. Jacques Chelly on “The Importance of Mentorship”

Jacques E. Chelly, MD, PhD, MBA, sat down for a discussion with Dr. Uchenna Umeh as part of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine series, “The Importance of Mentorship.”
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July 9, 2024

July 2024 Publications

Thirteen publications authored or co-authored by members of our team were published in July 2024.
Drs. Charles Boucek, Fernando Melean, Sean DeChancie, William Scott Jones, Yaroslava Longhitano, Aisha Ullah, and Raymond Planinsic (Professor, Chief of Transplantation Anesthesiology, UPMC Presbyterian, and Director of the UPMC Hepatic Transplantation Anesthesiology Fellowship)
July 1, 2024

Celebrating Dr. Yaroslava Longhitano’s Graduation from our Hepatic Transplantation Anesthesiology Fellowship Program

On the evening of Saturday, June 29th, 2024, members of our transplantation anesthesiology faculty gathered to celebrate the successful completion of the UPMC Hepatic Transplantation Anesthesiology Fellowship Program by Yaroslava Longhitano, MD, PhD.
knee replacement
June 27, 2024

NIDA Funds Investigation of Innovative Device to Enhance Pain Management for Knee Surgery

The award will fund a randomized, placebo-controlled study to be conducted by Drs. Jacques Chelly and Senthil Sadhasivam that will assess the potential role of the NEUROCUPLE™ as an opioid-sparing approach for postoperative pain management, a significant public health issue.
Charles D. Boucek, MD, FASA
June 27, 2024

Dr. Charles Boucek Earns NBE Certification of Basic Perioperative TEE

This certification underscores Dr. Boucek’s extensive training and substantial experience in the perioperative care of surgical patients with cardiovascular conditions, as well as his proficiency in basic perioperative TEE. It also signifies his successful completion of the NBE Basic Perioperative…
​ The “Magee Cares” team
June 24, 2024

Two Department Teams Raise Over $3,000 to Support UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Participants gathered to support, celebrate, and fundraise for the patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on June 8, 2024. More than 200 teams participated, including two teams from our anesthesiology departments at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
2024 Chair's Excellence Awards
June 20, 2024

2024 Chair’s Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the faculty and CRNAs who were selected as recipients of our department’s 2024 Chair’s Excellence Awards. These individuals are recognized by our Chair Dr. Aman Mahajan and department leaders for going above and beyond in their service to our patients and department.
Freedom Day Juneteenth June 19
June 18, 2024

Celebrating Juneteenth

Tomorrow is Juneteenth! We take this moment to honor this pivotal day in American history. On June 19, 1865, the last enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom, marking an end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is not only a celebration of freedom but also a…
caesarean delivery
June 18, 2024

Dr. Grace Lim Approved for a $100,000 Engagement Award to Develop Guidance for Future Patient-Centered Research on Optimal Anesthesia Choices for Cesarean Delivery

Grace Lim, MD, MS, has been approved for a $100,000 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program, for her project, “Elevating Anesthesia Choices for Cesarean Delivery: A Roadmap to Patient-Centered Research (ELEVATE).”