In a February 8 article, New York Times reporter Sheri Fink interviewed three of our faculty members who have been helping to cover ICU shifts at the beleaguered Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.
January’s virtual annual meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) featured our faculty member Ira Hofer, MD, as meeting co-chair, while other faculty members – Drs. Nirav Kamdar, Theodora Wingert, Laleh Jalilian, and Eilon Gabel – led panel discussions and presented their own research. Our department chair, Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, took office as the society’s 2021 President.
Anesthesiologist William McDade, MD, PhD, the first-ever Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) delivered a stirring Grand Rounds talk on October 21, urging the virtual audience to recognize that healthcare disparities can be eliminated only when we start to view them as quality deficiencies.
Our department had much to celebrate at the recent ASA Annual Meeting! Though none of us could be there personally due to the pandemic, many more faculty, fellows, and residents than usual were able to "attend" thanks to the virtual format. Former chair Patricia Kapur, MD, received the ASA Distinguished Service Award, and current Vice Chair Dan Cole, MD, was nominated for next year's DSA!
Our chief residents – Drs. Awad Hirpara, Jeff Kim, and Libby Wang – wanted to learn more about Dr. Dahan, one of our first-year residents.
Our chief residents – Drs. Awad Hirpara, Jeff Kim, and Libby Wang – were fascinated to learn more about the eclectic background of our third-year resident Dr. Navab.