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September 8, 2023

Navigating Anesthesia Care Provider Shortages: Insights from Dr. Kimberly Cantees

In the dynamic world of healthcare, the challenges and demands faced by medical institutions are ever evolving. As the Clinical Director of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Kimberly Cantees, MD, MBA, finds herself at the forefront of managing a critical…

September 6, 2023

September 2023 Publications

Twenty-nine publications authored or co-authored by members of our team were published over the past month.
August 25, 2023

Dr. Luca La Colla Earns Master of Science in Health Informatics

Dr. La Colla’s degree work focused on data science, which provides tools to analyze, extract, and present data to the health care community to help health care organizations make well-informed, data-driven decisions.
August 25, 2023

Residents with Top 10% ABA BASIC Exam Scores Honored with Chair's Distinction Awards

Our residents Wesley Ramirez, MD; Kyle Bevers, MD; and Dylan Bard, MD, received our 2023 Chair's Distinction in Anesthesiology Knowledge Awards.
August 21, 2023

Dr. Gaurav Chauhan Recognized for Physician Excellence in Clinical Care

Congratulations to Gaurav Chauhan, MD, on being selected as a winner of the UPMC Physician Excellence Award – UPMC New Physician Excellence in Clinical Care. This award honors new physicians with one to three years of practice experience who demonstrate clinical excellence, contribute to UPMC’s…

Grace Lim
August 15, 2023

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Postdural Puncture Headache Coauthored by Dr. Grace Lim Published in RAPM and JAMA Open

Grace Lim, MD, MS, was part of a multidisciplinary international working group that authored clinical practice guidelines on postdural puncture headache that were concurrently published in the journals Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (RAPM) and JAMA Open. The articles…

August 11, 2023

Dr. Kumiko Chino Awarded Haemonetics Funding

Congratulations to our obstetric anesthesiology fellow Kumiko Chino, MD, who was awarded funding from Haemonetics to study correlations between viscoelastic testing and traditional labs among parturients with thrombocytopenia. “The current consensus statement does not recommend routine use of…

August 10, 2023

Richard Henker and John O’Donnell Honored with International Nursing Excellence Awards

Sigma's International Awards for Nursing Excellence recognize superior achievement in developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere by connected and empowered nurse leaders.
August 9, 2023

Department’s Sustainability Work Featured in Environmental Health News

Isabela Angelelli, MD; Joseph J. Ferriero, MSN, CRNA; Miya Oliver, MD

UPMC clinicians discussed their efforts to improve sustainability at hospitals in the Environmental Health News article “Pittsburgh-area…

August 3, 2023

August 2023 Publications

Ten publications authored or co-authored by members of our team were published over the past month.
August 3, 2023

Presbyterian CRNAs Molly Galbraith and Julie Ging Win “Extra Mile” Awards

Molly S. Galbraith, MSN, CRNA, and Julie D. Ging, MSN, CRNA, both CRNAs at UPMC Presbyterian, won UPMC Physician Services’ “The Extra Mile” Quarter 2 Award.
August 1, 2023

Faculty Earn Prestigious Teaching Roles in Pitt School of Medicine

Drs. Michael Best, William McIvor, Huong-Tram Duran, and Alexander Praslick were appointed to prestigious teaching roles in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
August 1, 2023

Dr. Marsha Ritter Jones Receives NIGMS MIRA R35 Award to Advance Wound Healing Research

Congratulations to Marsha Ritter Jones, MD, PhD, who was awarded a Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA R35 grant) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health for her project “Neuroimmune Signaling in Surgical Wound Healing and Modulation by…

June 29, 2023

Department Work Featured in June 2023 Anesthesiology News

The June 2023 edition of Anesthesiology News featured two articles spotlighting work presented by residents in our department.

“Blocks Do Not Worsen Neurologic Outcomes In Patients With Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries” (…