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2023 Chair's Excellence Awards
June 29, 2023

2023 Chair’s Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the faculty and CRNAs who were selected as recipients of our department’s 2023 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.
June 28, 2023

Introducing Our 2024-2025 Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellows

We are proud to share the results of our Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship match for academic year 2024-2025. Congratulations to Drs. Zachary Ligus and Max Yue Qiu, who join us next year to begin their training!

Zachary Ligus, MD
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of…

Aman Mahajan
June 26, 2023

Aman Mahajan Awarded Funding to Develop Cardiovascular Monitoring Technology

Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, MBA, earned two grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop innovative cardiovascular monitoring technologies.
Grace Lim
June 26, 2023

Dr. Grace Lim Receives NIH / NIMH R01 Funding to Study Ketamine Use for Postpartum Depression and Pain

Congratulations to Grace Lim, MD, MS, who has been awarded a major RO1 grant of over $2.5M from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for her research proposal “Ketamine to Reduce Postpartum Depression and Pain after Cesarean Delivery.” She and her…

June 21, 2023

NPY 2023 Meeting in Pittsburgh Unites Renowned Neuropeptide Researchers

We were honored to host the 13th International NPY-PYY-PP Research Conference on July 15-18, 2023 at Posvar Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus. NPY-PYY-PP Research Conferences are held every two to three years and…

June 20, 2023

Drs. Franklyn Cladis and Peter Davis Achieve New Leadership Appointments

On July 1, Franklyn P. Cladis, MD, MBA, will assume the role of our new Chief of Anesthesiology at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) as Peter J. Davis, MD, steps down from the CHP Chief position to focus on new roles within the department and UPMC.

Dr. Cladis’ promotion to…

June 14, 2023

Shadyside CRNA David Snyder Leads Diversity Mentorship Program

On Tuesday, June 13, the UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside Diversity Mentorship Program was launched. Together with Danielle Robinson (Presbyterian Nursing), David A. Snyder, MSN, CRNA from UPMC Shadyside is leading the program, which targets emerging leaders among employees of color from the…
June 13, 2023

Dr. Marcia Timko-Shannon Awarded Funding to Help Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Congratulations to Marcia Timko-Shannon, MD, who was awarded grant funding from the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation for her project, “Translation of Obstetric Consents for our Limited-English-Proficiency Patients.” The $10,000 award will support Dr. Timko-Shannon’s project from…

June 13, 2023

Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Match Results for 2024-2025

We are proud to share the results of the San Francisco Match for our Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship program. Congratulations to the following fellows who will join us in academic year 2024-2025, and thanks to all who participated in a very successful recruitment season!

June 13, 2023

Physician Leadership Changes at UPMC Altoona

David J. Sinopoli, MD, MPH, MBA, will take on the role of Chief of Anesthesiology at UPMC Altoona, effective August 1, 2023.

Dr. Sinopoli will officially join our department as faculty and assume the leadership of the UPMC Altoona Anesthesiology Department. He will also serve as the…

June 13, 2023

Dr. Lieu Tran Named Combined Pediatrics Anesthesiology Residency Program Director

Congratulations to Lieu Tran, MD, who has been named Director of our Combined Pediatrics Anesthesiology Residency Program, effective July 1, 2023.

Dr. Tran completed her pediatric and anesthesiology residency training followed by a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at UPMC. She joined…

June 12, 2023

AI Research by Dr. Aman Mahajan Spotlighted in the Press

An artificial intelligence-based model developed by our Chair Dr. Aman Mahajan with Dr. Oscar Marroquin and other Pitt/UPMC researchers was featured in a news release and several news articles.
Jacques Chelly
June 11, 2023

Dr. Jacques Chelly Awarded Shadyside Hospital Foundation Grant

The “Surgical Opioid Stewardship Program” will focus on multidisciplinary approaches to perioperative pain.
June 8, 2023

Magee CRNAs Participate in the “Walk for Children’s” Event

CRNAs set up a team under the Magee Anesthesia Cares committee to help raise money to fund care for children in need, especially those requiring extended and involved care.
Keith Vogt
June 7, 2023

Dr. Keith Vogt Elected to AUA as Active Member

Congratulations to Keith M. Vogt, MD, PhD, FASA, who was elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) as an Active Member. Dr. Vogt was inducted into the AUA as an Associate Member in 2019.

The AUA’s mission is to advance the art & science of anesthesiology by…