Jordan Francke, MD, MPH

Jordan Francke, MD, MPH: Uncuffing the Legacy of Arthur Guedel's Cuffed Endotracheal Tube

November 28, 2022

Dr. Francke, CA-2 Resident Physician, traces the invention of the modern cuffed endotracheal tube through history in this essay for the California Society of Anesthesiologists' (CSA) History of Anesthesia Essay Contest.


Cover of Dr. Lubin's Textbook

Lorraine Lubin, MD: Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric and Adult Patients

December 2, 2022

Lorraine Lubin, MD served as an editor for a new textbook, Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric and Adult Patients: Anesthetic and Perioperative Management. In collaboration with other experts in in pediatric anesthesia, cardiology, and cardiac surgery, Dr. Lubin's work describes surgical interventions and anesthesia plans for a wide range of conditions.


Dr. Van de Wiele at the reception with Drs. Vondriska and Whittington

Barbara Van de Wiele, MD Recognized at DGSOM Dean's Reception

November 21, 2022

Dr. Barbara Van de Wiele was recognized at a DGSOM Reception hosted by Dean Steven Dubinett, MD for completing her 2021 fellowship in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.


Drs. Moon, Zywicki, Barker, and Shin

California Anesthesiology Medical Student Symposium 2022

November 19, 2022

Chase Barker, MD, Jane Moon, MD, John Shin, MD, and Micaela Zywicki, MD advised medical students interested in pursuing anesthesiology at CAMSS 2022 at UC Irvine. They participated in a variety of activities throughout the symposium: from leading workshops on airway management to presenting keynote speeches and panels.


DAPM Members Elected to AUA 2022

DAPM Faculty Elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists

November 18, 2022

Congratulations to Drs. Matthew Fischer, Jason Lee, Emily Methangkool, Jane Moon, Sophia Poorsattar, and Louis Saddic on your election to AUA!


Marisa E. Hernandez-Morgan, MD, MA

Hernandez-Morgan, Stypula, Fischer, Grogan, Neelankavil: Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Disparities in Access to and Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

November 16, 2022

Marisa Hernandez-Morgan, MD, MA published a paper examining the effects of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion within cardiac surgery along with co-authors Christine Stypula, MD, Matthew Fischer, MD, MS, Tristan Grogan & Jacques Neelankavil, MD.


Betelehem Asnake, MD, MS

New health equity curriculum for anesthesiology residents offers tools to provide more equitable patient care

November 16, 2022

Betelehem Asnake, MD, MS, UCLA DAPM Director of Global Health Initiatives, led the development of a new curriculum on topics in health equity, which launched at DAPM in October 2022. She hopes the curriculum will fill long-standing gaps in medical education and equip residents with the tools they need to provide equitable health care for all patients.


David Boldt, MD, MS

David Boldt, MD, MS Appointed Chief, Division of Trauma and Adult Multi Specialty Anesthesiology

November 14, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Boldt on his new role as the inaugural Chief, Division of Trauma and Adult Multi Specialty Anesthesiology!


Patricia Nwajuaku, MD, MPH

Patricia Nwajuaku, MD, MPH Appointed Medical Director for Clinical Operations, Quality, Safety and Education, Martin Luther King Hospital

November 8, 2022

Patricia Nwajuaku, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, has been appointed as the Medical Director for Clinical Operations, Quality, Safety and Education, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Operating Room, in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UCLA.


Sungsoo (Danny) Kim, MD, PhD

Sungsoo (Danny) Kim, MD, MS: Deep Learning Methods for Biomedical Image Analysis & Modeling

November 5, 2022

Dr. Kim, CA-1 Anesthesiology Resident, was invited to present at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in Texas. Dr. Kim's talk covered his research on the "Application of deep learning for real-time non-invasive continuous monitoring for enhanced peripheral oxygen saturation in intensive care unit (ICU) and operating room (OR)."


J. Prince Neelankavil, MD

J. Prince Neelankavil, MD, Tristan Grogan: Association Between Preoperative Hemodialysis Timing and Postoperative Mortality in Patients With End-stage Kidney Disease

November 3, 2022

J. Prince Neelankavil, MD, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, and Tristan Grogan, Principal Statistician at UCLA Health, published an article in JAMA along with former Fellow Physician, Vikram Fielding-Singh, MD, JD.


Dr. Ziv presenting on workplace culture at BSIR 2022

Keren Ziv, MD: Our Workplace Culture: Why Does it Matter?

November 3, 2022

Keren Ziv, MD was invited to speak at the British Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting held in Glasgow, Scotland from November 2-4, 2022. This was her second invited lecture on physician wellness this year.


ASA Sign

ASA 2022 Highlights

November 2, 2022

The UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (DAPM) had a strong presence at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from October 21-25. Read on for a recap of the conference and department social!


UCLA anesthesiologist advising high school students

ABC7 News Segment: Project Lead the Way

October 31, 2022

ABC7 News spotlighted UCLA anesthesiologists in their recent site visit to El Segundo High School as part of Project Lead The Way.


Kyle Scranton, BS and Lejla Medzikovic, PhD

Kyle Scranton, BS and Lejla Medzikovic, PhD Earn Poster Prizes at UCLA Cardiovascular Research Theme Symposium 2022

October 21, 2022

Congratulations to Kyle Scranton, BS and Lejla Medzikovic, PhD for earning the top poster prizes at the UCLA Cardiovascular Research Theme Symposium!


Drs. Higgins, Lee, and Lucero

DAPM Faculty at Grand Rounds: Montefiore-Einstein, Wake Forest, BIDMC

October 19, 2022

Drs. K. Elliot Higgins III , Lisa Lee, and Jennifer Lucero have recently been invited to conduct Grand Rounds presentations at several prestigious health centers on topics including short acting spinals, machine learning, and aversive racism.


Residents at the DAPM Resident Retreat 2022

DAPM Resident Retreat 2022

October 14-16, 2022

The DAPM Resident Physicians spent the weekend in Hermosa Beach for the 2022 Resident Retreat! Special shoutout to the clinicians who generously volunteered to cover the residents' shifts.


Rajesh Kumar, PhD

Researchers say brain images plus artificial intelligence may diagnose sleep apnea faster than current methods

October 12, 2022

New UCLA research suggests that a combination of brain imaging data and machine learning can accurately diagnose obstructive sleep apnea.


Jack C. Buckley, MD

Jack Buckley, MD: Intra-Operative Management of External Ventriculostomy Drains

October 12, 2022

Dr. Buckley was interviewed for the SNACC Fellows' and Residents' podcast on the management of ventriculostomies.


Natale Naim, MD

Natale Naim, MD Appointed Director, Orthopedic Anesthesiology Services

October 11, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Naim on her new role!


K. Elliot Higgins, MD

K. Elliot Higgins III, MD Presents Grand Rounts at Montefiore-Einstein Anesthesiology

October 6, 2022

Dr. K. Elliot Higgins gave a presentation on short acting spinals and evidence for optimizing ambulatory management at the Montefiore-Einstein Anesthesiology Grand Rounds on September 30, 2022. 


Natalie Moreland, MD

Natalie Moreland, MD Appointed Director, Division of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

October 3, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Moreland on her new role!


Nicolas Massaly, PhD

Nicolas Massaly, PhD Joins Research Faculty

October 3, 2022

We welcome Nicolas Massaly, PhD to the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology!


Dr. Jennifer Lucero speaking at the White Coat Ceremony for DGSOM Class of 2026

Dr. Jennifer Lucero Presents Keynote Address at UCLA White Coat Ceremony

September 23, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Lucero, Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UCLA DAPM, shared a powerful personal story of resilience and perseverance to welcome students into the medical profession.


Drs. Eghbali & Ruffenach

Drs. Gregoire Ruffenach & Mansoureh Eghbali: RNA-Binding Protein That Orchestrates Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

August 22, 2022

In Circulation, research led by Dr. Gregoire Ruffenach in the laboratory of Dr. Mansoureh Eghbali identifies a fundamental new class of molecules that may be therapeutic targets in pulmonary artery hypertension.