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33 of our anesthesiologists named Best Doctors in America

Congratulations to all of our anesthesiologists who were named to the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America list!

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. Quinn Hogan awarded $2.3 million NIH grant

September 12, 2017 – Quinn Hogan, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, has recently been awarded a $2.3 million NIH grant to investigate sensory neuron function.

MSA program welcomes Class of 2019

August 16, 2017 – The Master of Science in Anesthesia program held its second annual White Coat Ceremony for its incoming class of students on Monday, August 7.

Amadou Camara, PhD, approved for funding for traumatic brain injury research

July 27, 2017 – The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment recently approved funding of $1 million over four years for Amadou Camara's “Identifying Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – A Path to Novel Therapeutic Opportunities.”

Christina Spofford, MD, PhD, appointed as Medical Director of Simulation

July 27, 2017 – Anesthesiology Associate Professor Christina Spofford, MD, PhD, has been appointed as Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Medical Director of Simulation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 NIH. The award will fund her project “Identifying opioid response phenotypes in low back pain electronic health data.”

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

March 15, 2017 – MCW's Dept. of Anesthesiology investigators received a grant for $2.8 million to research how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate.

Residents and fellows celebrated at 2017 Graduation Dinner

June 27, 2017 – On Friday, June 16, the Anesthesiology Department of the Medical College of Wisconsin celebrated its Class of 2017 residents and fellows.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Meredith Adams receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

Dr. Meredith Adams receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

April 10 - Meredith Adams, MD, MS, associate professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a four-year, $737,492 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award (K08) from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.