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ASA2014Follow Team WFU Anesthesia ASA activity on Facebook as Dr. Taylor  keeps us updated from San Deigo. 

For a guide to the faculty, fellows and residents from our department that are participating in this years meeting see our at the ASA brochure.

Boot Camp 2015 - New CA-1s in Action

BootCamp2015The transition from intern year to Clinical Anesthesia Year 1 (CA-1) is a daunting change that can be anxiety-provoking for many. Being successful in learning the art and science of the practice of anesthesia finds its foundations in making this transition as smoothly as possible. To that end, we have developed a “Boot camp” for new or rising CA-1 residents that utilizes simulation to reduce the anxiety of learning anesthesia in the operating room. Small groups of 4-5 residents spend this two-day experience with anesthesia faculty in our Mock OR and Simulation Suite engaging in interactive hands-on learning. During this experience, CA-1 residents take a guided scavenger hunt through the operating rooms and support areas, practice the machine checkout and ploss cart setup, practice central line placement with and without ultrasound using task trainers, learn how to properly set up arterial lines and rapid infusers, practice evaluating patients preoperatively and presenting patients to an attending, practice transporting patients under anesthesia, and learn how to develop and structure an anesthesia plan. The experience culminates with residents taking part in the simulation of a complete surgical case in real-time using our interactive patient simulation manikin in our Mock OR. (written by Justin Traunero, MD, Boot Camp Organizer) >Facebook Photo Album of CA-1 Boot Camp 2012 .

 Graduation Dinner 2015 

Grads 2015
Please join us in congratulating the residents and fellows Class of 2015. We are so proud of all that they have accomplished!  

ASA Legislative Conference in Washington, DC - May 2015

ASA Legislative group 2015We were fortunate to send three of our Anesthesiology residents to the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Legislative Conference (May 2015). Drs. Jimmy Turner, Sarah Kittner and Seiha Kim represented our wonderful state of North Carolina. Dr. Matt Hatch, MD (Attending) has been actively involved with the ASA Legislative committee for almost a decade. We are grateful for the time and passion he puts into his work with the ASA. 

CA-3 Resident Rotates at Ridge Hospital, Ghana, Africa 2015

Global Health Ghana 2015In partnership with Kybele Inc., a non-profit organization established by Dr. Medge Owen to promote obstetric anesthesia and neonatal resuscitation, Wake Forest Department of Anesthesiology sends 1-3 residents each year to teach in Ghana, Africa. This year Dr. Sheel Todd (CA-3 resident, Class of 2015) spent 2 weeks in Ghana working side by side with student nurse anesthetists and attending physicians. Dr. Matt Hatch (attending Anesthesiologists at Wake Forest) and Dr. Todd are pictured to the left surrounded by the Student Nurse Anesthetist Class, Ridge Hospital in Ghana, Africa.  >More about our Global Health efforts

Night of the Machines

Night Of the Machines 2015
Dr. Michael Olympio wrapped up his Night of the Machines this weekend for our Department. Dr. Olympio is a leader in patient safety and a machine guru. We are so grateful to have him part of our educational mission. Night of the Machines is a wonderful interactive workshop he provides with the goal of enabling residents and fellows to be more proficient and confident with machine management. He breaks the anesthesia machine down like a muscle car. Through lectures and hands on learning the residents familiarize themselves with the inner workings of the machine. Thank you so much for this amazing labor of love Dr. O!

Andrew Voris, CA-2, FAER Scholar, 2014

AndrewVoris-FAER2014Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Voris (Resident Class of 2016)  Dr. Voris was selected to be a FAER Scholar at the American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, on October 11-15, 2014.  Dr. Voris presented a medically challenging case on Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in a Jehovah's Witness.​ Thank you so much for representing Wake, Dr. Voris!

Perioperative Summit, March 2013

Adam Varady and Lu Adams, both CA-2 residents, presented posters at the Perioperative Summit held recently in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Varady is in the first photo below and Dr. Lu Adams, accompanied by Sarah Bodin, MD, is in the second photo.

Preoperative Summit Poster Adam Varady, MD      Preoperative Summit Poster Lu Adams

 Lu Adams, CA-2, Recipient of the 2012 Paul M. Wood Fellowship

Dr. AdamsCongratulations to Dr. Lu Adams!  She learned about the fellowship opportunity from Dr. Raymond Roy, her faculty mentor, who is interested in anesthetic history.  She will be spending two weeks in December pursuing scholarly and historical research at the Wood Library-Museum.  Her research topic will be: Uncovering history through photos to gain a more thorough understanding of the development of protective attire usage in surgical procedures.

Gulf Atlantic Resident Research Conference

2013 -Gulf Atlantic 2013 Congratulations to Dr. Sam Lobell (CA-2), Dr. Sheel Todd (CA-1) and Dr. Andrea Olson (CA-3) for excellent presentations at the Gulf Atlantic Resident Research Conference in New Orleans, April 2013. Special thanks to Dr. Daryl Henshaw for being the faculty facilitator. photo: Dr. Sam Lobell (Co Chief Resident Class of 2014) presenting in New Orleans.  


Gulf Atlantic Resident Research Confernce 2012  2012 - We are very proud of the residents that recently presented at the Gulf Atlantic Resident Research Conference in Puerto Rico (April 2012). They did an amazing job. Special thanks to Dr. Mike Olympio who facilitated their involvement and provided mentoring and to Dr. Nick Sparler who won SECOND PLACE. photo left to right; Dr. Sparler, Dr. Peacock, Dr. Thomas, Dr. Clover.  Dr. Palliser not pictured.

  • Dr. Palliser CA3 “Mediastinal Mass in a Parturient” with Dr. Thomas
  • Dr. Sparler CA1 “Video Laryngoscopy: An Excellent View But Can’t Intubate a Few” with Dr. Bryan
  • Dr. Thomas CA1, presenting author, “Case Report of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy” with Dr. Tong (co-author )
  •  Dr. Clover CA1), Dr. Todd CA1, presenting author, “Acute Upper Airway Obstruction and Management in a Toddler” with Drs. Smith and Ajizian (co-author Dr. Emily Kaser CA1). 

 2011 - Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Stanislaus (CA-1), Dr. Blake Stevenson (CA-2), Dr. Peter Rivera (CA-1), Gulf Atlantic Resident Research Conference 2011and Dr. Brian Kornrumpf (CA-1) for excellent presentations at the Gulf Atlantic Resident Research Conference in Orlando (april 2011).  We are very proud of them as they represented us!   

Special congratulations to Dr. Brian Kornrumpf for his FIRST PLACE AWARD for Original Research, in presenting his methods for safely pressurizing the endotracheal tube cuff. Brian worked closely with Dr. David Saliba for many months on this project, and had truly refined the process, and the presentation. 

Golden Apple Award 2015

Golden Apple 2015Dr. Sean Dobson,  Assistant Profession - Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine,  is the recipient of the 2015 Golden Apple Teaching Award for his dedication to resident education. The award was presented at the Anesthesiology Residency graduation by Dr.  Robert Fitzgerald and Dr. Ashley Talbott (Co-chief Residents). 

 The Annual Ether Open Golf Tournament 

Ether Open 2012


1st photo (left to right); Dr. Royster (Vice-Chairman), Dr. Tobin (Chairman) and Dr. MacGregor (Critical Care). 2nd photo and 3rd photo (left to right) - team members, Jeff Peacock (resident), and Justin Porter (resident).

Anesthesiologists vs. CRNAs first annual Softball Challenge

 Softball Game

Beat MS Bike Ride 

Dr. Nikki Taylor with MS Team WFU
Dr. Nikki Taylor and a few familiar faces from the Department of Anesthesiology participated in the Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood.  

Resident Featured in WFBMC publication

Blake Stevenson, MD, anesthesia resident, was featured in Neurocritical Care Improves Outcomes for Patients, an article appearing in Clinical Update, a WFBMC publication, August 2010.


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