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Division of Pain Medicine professors contribute to significant publication outlining new acute-pain classification system

May 9, 2017 – The Department of Anesthesiology’s Vice Chair of Pain Medicine and Professor Robert Hurley, MD, PhD; and Professor Steven Weisman, MD; were both part of an expert panel that today published “The ACTTION–APS–AAPM Pain Taxonomy (AAAPT) Multidimensional Approach to Classifying Acute Pain Conditions.” The article will appear in both Pain Medicine and the Journal of Pain.

Residents and medical students nab 20 awards at 2017 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference

April 24, 2017 – Twenty-four residents and six medical students represented MCW at the 2017 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) in Chicago April 21-23. MARC is the largest anesthesia residents’ conference in the world, with a mission of encouraging and supporting resident research and scholarly activity, as well as allowing residents to share their work among their peers in a friendly, educational atmosphere.

Meredith Adams, MD MS, receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

April 7, 2017 – Meredith Adams, MD MS, has been awarded the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award (K08) by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, of the National Institutes of Health. The award will fund her project “Identifying opioid response phenotypes in low back pain electronic health data.”

Robert Hurley, MD PhD, joins editorial board of Pain Medicine

April 7, 2017 – Anesthesiology Professor and Vice Chair of Pain Medicine, Rob Hurley, MD PhD, has joined the editorial board of the monthly journal Pain Medicine as Co-Editor of the General Section. Pain Medicine is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to pain clinicians, educators and researchers with an interest in pain from various medical specialties.

Anesthesiology faculty and residents represent Medical College of Wisconsin at Doctor Day

March 29, 2017 – Several MCW Department of Anesthesiology faculty members and residents attended Wisconsin Doctor Day 2017 in Madison on March 29.

Department of Anesthesiology announces 2017-2018 chief residents

March 27, 2017 – The Medical College of Wisconsin’s chief Anesthesiology residents for the 2017-2018 academic year will be Katherine Manupipatpong, MD, and Amber Zdanovec, MD.

Anesthesiology researchers to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate

April 4 - Investigators in MCW’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate. The team will investigate the functional and structural transformation of the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) from a protein that plays a key role in cell survival to one that is lethal to the cell.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute awards MCW Anesthesiology professors $2.8 million grant

March 15, 2017 – Investigators in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a grant for $2.8 million over four years to research how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate.

Anesthesiology faculty, fellows and residents represent Medical College of Wisconsin at national pediatrics anesthesia meetings

March 9, 2017 – Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology faculty members, fellows and residents presented at three annual meetings this past weekend: the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists (SPA)/American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (AAP), the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS). The three meetings were held in conjunction with one another over four days in Austin, Texas.

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD, named Director of Basic Science Research for Department of Anesthesiology

March 7, 2017 – Dr. Wai-Meng Kwok, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been named the Department of Anesthesiology’s new Director of Basic Science Research.

Quinn Hogan, MD, Named Vice Chair of Research

February 21, 2017 – The Department of Anesthesiology has announced that Quinn Hogan, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, is its new Vice Chair of Research.

Dr. Zhi-Dong Ge Wins First-Place Award at International Symposium

Jan 30, 2017 — Zhi-Dong Ge, MD, PhD, won the Oral Presentation of Interesting and Complex Cases at the 35th Annual International Symposium of Clinical Updates in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine.

Medical College of Wisconsin Researcher in Department of Anesthesiology Wins First Place at International Symposium

Feb. 8 - Zhi-Dong Ge, MD, PhD, won the Oral Presentation of Interesting and Complex Cases at the 35th Annual International Symposium of Clinical Updates in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine.

Honor anesthesiologists during Physician Anesthesiologist Week

Honor anesthesiologists during Physician Anesthesiologist Week

Jan. 30 - Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 is Physician Anesthesiologist Week, a great time to honor MCW’s anesthesiologists. MCW has 119 faculty and staff physician anesthesiologists who work at locations through the Milwaukee area including Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Community Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Honor our nurse anesthetists during National Nurse Anesthetist Week

Honor our nurse anesthetists during National Nurse Anesthetist Week

Jan. 23 - Nurse Anesthetist Week is being celebrated Jan. 22-28, and the Medical College of Wisconsin is using the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the nurse anesthetists who provide care at Froedtert Hospital, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and Community Memorial Hospital.

“What Does Weight Have to Do with It?” by Drs. Hainsworth, Khan, Weisman, et al.

A new study looks at parents’ perspectives on their children’s weight and its relation to chronic pain. Results indicate a need for greater education for parents about the effects of excessive weight on pain.

Welcome our new psychologist Dr. Sarah Trost

Psychologist Dr. Sarah Trost joined the MCW Department of Anesthesiology. Learn more about her qualifications and new role.

Pain Medicine Fellowship 2017-2018 Match Results

Pain Medicine Fellowship 2017-2018 Match Results

Dr. Julie Freed receives 2016 National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award

Dr. Julie Freed receives 2016 National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS) is an nascent community led by trainees, for trainees. eSAS serves the interests of early-career anesthesiologist scientists, providing an academic home for developing scholars in anesthesiology.

Dr. Christina Diaz serves as program chair for Society of Pediatric Anesthesia annual meeting

Dr. Christina Diaz serves as program chair for Society of Pediatric Anesthesia annual meeting

Nov. 1 - Christian D. Diaz, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, recently served as program chair for the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia’s 30th annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Lois Connolly awarded 2016 DSA from Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Dr. Lois Connolly awarded 2016 DSA from Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Oct. 6 - Lois Connolly, MD, professor of anesthesiology. was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists (WSA). Dr. Connolly has been an essential leader in the MCW Department of Anesthesiology since the 1990s.

Cynthia A. Lien, MD, appointed Chair of anesthesiology at MCW

Aug. 18 - Cynthia A. Lien, MD, has been appointed Chair of the department of anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective November 14, 2016, pending approval by the MCW Board of Trustees. Dr. Lien currently serves as professor of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and attending anesthesiologist at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital.

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