Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Congrats to Philip McArdle, M.D., and Andrew Barker, M.D.!

Please join us in congratulating Philip McArdle, M.D., on his appointment as the department's Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety. Previously, Dr. McArdle served as the Co-Medical Director of the SICU at University Hospital.

Andrew Barker, M.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine, has taken on the role of Co-Medical Director of the SICU.

We look forward to their leadership. Congratulations!

What's Happening This Week: Tuesday Report for October 21

Tuesday Report
Volume 33, Number 43

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Congrats to Yasser Sakawi, M.D.!

Congratulations to Dr. Yasser Sakawi, who has just been elected secretary of the Association of VA Anesthesiologists. As secretary, he will serve for two years, after which he'll become president for two years and then a board member for two additional years.

What's Happening This Week: Tuesday Report for October 14

Tuesday Report
Volume 33, Number 42

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Below is a list of faculty commitments for ASA 2014: 

Presentations and Committees:

Susan Black, MD: Presenting refresher course lecture “Overview of the Anesthetic Management for Spine Surgery” Monday 10/13 8-10 La Nouvelle Ballroom AB; Moderating a refresher course “Perioperative Management of Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery”; participating in the Medical Student Meet and Greet, Saturday, 10/11, 3:30-5:30, La Nouvelle Ballroom C

Arthur M. Boudreaux, MD: Panel presentation on "Implementation of the PSH in an Academic Medical Center" and panel presentation on "Overview of the Perioperative Surgical Home"; Delegate to the ASA House of Delegates; Chair – Committee on Health Policy Research; Secretary, The Anesthesia Foundation; Board Member – The Anesthesia Charitable Foundation

Gwen Boyd, M.D.:  ASA Global Humanitarian Outreach, Geriatric anesthesia;
Geriatric Ambulatory surgery Abstracts committee; Moderating the Geriatric Ambulatory surgery scientific papers; manning the GHO/ASA Charitable Foundation booth Saturday, 10/11, from 9 to 10 am; Sunday, 10/12 from 12 to 4 pm; Monday, 10/13 from 8 am to 12 pm; Tuesday, 10/14 from 4 to 5 pm.

Jeffrey Dobyns, MD: Presenting PBLD: “Carotid Endarterectomy: Awake versus Asleep,” 10/11 @ 1230-145, 10/13 @ 715-830

Michael Froelich, MDSOAP Board Meeting, Friday, October 10th, 2PM–7PM; SOAP Booth, Saturday, Oct 11th; SOAP Media Committee Monday, October 13, 11AM-12PM

Keith A. Jones, MD: 2nd US Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Symposium on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott. (3 – 5 pm); Monday, October 13, 3-5 p.m.,  FAER Panel: Future of Anesthesiology Research, Great Hall B – Convention Center        

Jason McKeown, MDAnesthesia History Association Council meeting and the Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia meeting

Mark Phillips, MD: Saturday October 11, 7:15-8:30 AM,  PBLD "It's Only a MAC Case and Now My Patient is On FIRE!" Rooms 343-345; Sunday October 12, 12:30–1:45 PM PBLD "It's Only a MAC Case and Now My Patient is On FIRE!" Rooms 343-345; Monday October 13, 7:00-8:00 AM Committee on Problem Based Learning Discussion; Monday October 13, 1:30-4:30 Organizational Meeting for the Society of Non-Operating Room Anesthesiologists and Interventionalists (SONORIA) Marriott Hotel 614 Canal Street Rosalie/St Cloud Room. (This meeting is open to anyone interested in Non-Operating Room Anesthesia)

Bert Pierce, MDChairman of the Trauma Anesthesia Society’s Meeting Committee, Friday, October 10

Jean-Francois Pittet, MD: Chairing a symposium on “Mechanical Ventilation” between 8-10am on Tuesday, October 14; Chairing a symposium sponsored by the Trauma Anesthesia Society (TAS) on Friday, October 10, 6-9pm. The topic will be “Massive Blood Transfusion”. As the newly elected Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, Dr. Pittet will also be meeting with the IARS board and others.

Blair Smith, MD: delegate to the House of Delegates 

Brad Steenwyk, MDSociety for Pediatric Anesthesia Meeting

Mercy A. Udoji, MD: PBLD presentations “A Slip and Fall in the Post Warfarin Era” on Monday, October 13, 12:30-1:45 and Tuesday, October 14, 9-10:15; poster presentation with Dr. Turk on Saturday afternoon

Thomas Vetter, MD:  ASA Committee on Future Models of Anesthesia Practice, Monday, October 13 

Pam Varner, M.D.: Attending SNACC (Society Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care) and ASA meetings

Ahmed Zaky, MD:  Sunday, Oct. 12 10 am to 12 noon “Characteristics of Sepsis-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction Using Speckle Tracking Echocardiography”; Oct. 12 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm, room 343-345, Problem-Based Learning Discussions—Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Anticipating and Responding to Complexity”; Oct. 13, 7:15 am to 8:30 am, Room 343-345, Problem-Based Learning Discussions —Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Anticipating and Responding to Complexity”

Adam Lam (FAER student)

Tom Moore, MD
Yasser Sakawi, MD

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Congrats, Will Potter, M.D.!

Congrats to Regional Anesthesiology Fellow Will Potter, M.D, who's just been named a Chief Quality Resident by UAB Health System. He'll be part of the inaugural class and will participate in a quality improvement project with the quality leadership team, participate in a clinical redesign team as part of the Health System's Clinical Effectiveness Initiative, serve on the Dean's Council for Graduate Medical Education Quality Committee, and have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of educational activities. This competitive program also provides a $5,000 stipend and potential funding for a quality-related conference.

His appointment will be effective until June 30, 2015.

"This is an honor directly related to his successful completion of the Quality and Patient Safety track in the LEAD program," says Dr. Lee Ann Riesenberg, director of Medical Education Outcomes and Research.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Potter on a job well done!