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May 2, 2024

May 2024 Publications

Twenty-one publications authored or co-authored by members of our team were published in April 2024.
Drs. Phil Adams (Residency Program Director), Fernando Brea Parrilla, Henry Guo, Konstantinos Alfaras-Melainis (Residency Assistant Program Director), and David Metro (Senior Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Affairs)
May 2, 2024

Chair's Distinction Awards Presented to Residents with Top ABA ITE Scores

Our residents Fernando Brea Parrilla, MD (PGY-3), Henry Guo, MD (PGY-2), Craig Johnson, MD (PGY-2), Wesley Ramirez, MD (PGY-3), and Alexander Varzari, MD (PGY-4) received 2024 Chair's Distinction in Anesthesiology Knowledge Awards in recognition of their outstanding performance on the 2024 American…
Trent Emerick and Ajay Wasan
May 2, 2024

Drs. Trent Emerick and Ajay Wasan Named as 2024 Top Doctors in Pain Medicine

Congratulations to Trent D. Emerick, MD, MBA, FASA, and Ajay D. Wasan, MD, for their well-deserved recognition in Castle Connolly’s 2024 “Top Doctors” list in the specialty of pain medicine.
Zhongheng "John" Yin, MD
May 2, 2024

Dr. John Yin Awarded ASE Travel Grant

Zhongheng "John" Yin, MD, has received a $1,000 2024 Perioperative Echocardiography Council Travel Grant from the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation.
group shot of dept. leadership with residents
May 1, 2024

Nominate "UPMC Medical Education - Pittsburgh" on Doximity by June 2nd!

Attention, all alumni and current department faculty! Your support is vital to maintain the excellent reputation of our top-tier residency program. We are calling on you to nominate "UPMC Medical Education - Pittsburgh" on Doximity’s annual Nomination Survey, a platform partnered with…

SAMBA logo over image of Savannah, Georgia
April 30, 2024

Department Participation at 2024 SAMBA Meeting

Boris Anyama, MD (PGY-4 resident) will present two posters at the annual meeting of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA), which will be held Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Savannah, Georgia.
ILTS logo over the city of Houston, TX
April 29, 2024

Drs. Daniela Damian and Tetsuro Sakai to Present at 2024 ILTS Congress

Daniela Damian, MD, and Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA, will present at the 2024 Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society, which will be held Wednesday, May 1 to Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Houston, TX.
Dr Kocher on CBS
April 26, 2024

Dr. Matthew Kocher Featured on CBS News

Read this incredible story about Dr. Matthew Kocher and Victor Flinko at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh bound by life-threatening conditions, which fatefully brought them together not once, but twice.
SOAP logo over photo of Denver, CO
April 23, 2024

Department Work at 2024 SOAP Meeting

Our faculty and trainees will present work at the 56th annual meeting of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP 2024), which will be held Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5, 2024, in Denver, Colorado.
SCA logo on top of an image of Toronto
April 23, 2024

Department Work at 2024 Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Meetings

Our faculty and trainees will present work at the 2024 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) meetings in Toronto, Canada – the Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium & Workshops on April 26, the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research in Perioperative Medicine Conference from April 27 - 29, and the…
Drs. Jacob Pickle and Austin Smith
April 22, 2024

Drs. Jacob Pickle and Austin Smith Recognized with “Little Apple” Awards

Our residents Jacob Pickle, MD, MBA, and Austin Smith, MD, were selected by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Class of 2025 to receive the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award / "Little Apple" Award for their embodiment of the highest ideals of the medical…
Keith Vogt
April 22, 2024

Dr. Keith Vogt Honored with PittMed Research Mentoring Award

Keith M. Vogt, MD, PhD, FASA, received a Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Class of 2024 Scholars Day on April 10, 2024. This honor is given to mentors who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and guidance in shepherding graduating…
Nicole R. Nowe, MSN, CRNA, and Clarice Johns, DNP, CRNA
April 16, 2024

Nicole Nowe and Clarice Johns Receive PANA Awards

Nicole R. Nowe, MSN, CRNA, and Clarice Johns, DNP, CRNA, nurse anesthetists at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, have received awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
The Magee Anesthesia Cares committee at Walk MS
April 16, 2024

Magee Anesthesia Cares Committee Ranks as Top Fundraiser for Walk MS

CRNAs from UPMC Magee Womens Hospital earned top fundraising accolades in Walk MS, a nationwide initiative supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Dr. Jacques Chelly
April 16, 2024

Dr. Jacques Chelly to Serve on Scientific Committee and Present Keynote Lecture at WCPR 2024

Jacques E. Chelly, MD, PhD, MBA, was invited to present the keynote presentation "Harnessing Nanocapacitor Technology for Musculoskeletal Pain" and serve on the Scientific Committee at the World Congress on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.