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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

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

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

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 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 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.
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…

June 6, 2023

July 2023 Publications

Twenty-four publications authored or co-authored by members of our team were published over the past month.
June 1, 2023

2023 Safar Symposium and Multi-Departmental Trainees' Research Day

The 20th annual Safar Symposium and 13th annual Multi-Departmental Trainees’ Research Day was held on May 18-19, 2023.
June 1, 2023

Dr. Andrea Ibarra Awarded SOAP/FAER Mentored Research Training Grant

Congratulations to Andrea Ibarra, MD, MS, who has been awarded the inaugural $250,000 Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP)/Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) for her project “The Effect of Preeclampsia on Cognitive…

May 31, 2023

Dr. Eric Magda Named Medical Director, Chronic Pain Management at UPMC Jameson

Congratulations to Eric Magda, MD, on his recent promotion to Medical Director, Chronic Pain Management at UPMC Jameson!

Dr. Magda joined UPMC Pain Management in 2020 upon completion of his Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Anesthesiology and …

May 30, 2023

ASRA Pain Medicine Features Article by Dr. Trent Emerick

Trent Emerick, MD, MBA, FASA, authored an article for the ASRA Pain Medicine newsletter titled “ASRA Pain Medicine’s Growing Role in the American Medical Association (AMA) and the RVS Update Committee (RUC).” To read the article, visit …

May 26, 2023

Dr. Andrea Ibarra Presents Grand Rounds at Yale

Andrea Ibarra, MD, MS, presented grand rounds as a Visiting Professor at the Yale University Department of Anesthesiology today via the UPMC-Yale Visiting Professor Exchange Program. The title of her lecture was "Evaluation of Peripartum Neurocognitive Performance in Women with Preeclampsia." …