Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Dr. Yan Xu Appointed Peter Winter Professor of Anesthesiology


Congratulations to Yan Xu, PhD, who has been appointed the Peter Winter Professor of Anesthesiology. This endowed professorship is named in honor of Peter M. Winter, MD, the renowned second chair of our department.

Dr. Xu presented the inaugural lecture, “Losing Your Mind: The Wonders of Anesthesia” as the Peter Winter Professor on Monday, October 2, 2017, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall. After the lecture, Dr. Xu’s appointment and Dr. Winter’s life and contributions to the department, the university, and the anesthesiology profession were celebrated at the University Club.

The department was honored that Dr. Winter’s family (Chris & Kristin Winter, Karin McCloskey & Carys McCloskey) attended both Dr. Xu’s lecture and the ceremony. Both Chris Winter and Dr. Xu were formally presented with framed certificates to commemorate the establishment of the endowed professorship in the name of Dr. Winter, who sadly passed away just last year.

Photos from the lecture and celebration can be viewed online.