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Lavinia Kolarczyk

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Executive Director, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program
Medical Director, Care Redesign (Perioperative)

 

Education:

Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2011)
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2010)
Medical School: MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (2006)
 

What was your greatest recent accomplishment?

Development of a national speaker database of women and under-represented minorities for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Women in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology SIG.

What national committees are you part of?

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
Enhanced Recovery After Thoracic Surgery (ERATS) Working Group
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
Women in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (WICTA)
Special Interest Group–Executive Member

What grants have you received?

Institute for Healthcare Quality and Improvement (IHQI) Seed Grant Program: $50,000 for establishing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery at UNC Hospitals (2014)

What honors have you received?

UNC Department of Anesthesiology Teacher of the Year (2011-2012, 2013-2014)
UNC Department of Anesthesiology Teaching Honor Roll (2015, 2020)
UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (2020)
UNC School of Medicine Teaching Scholar (2013)
UNC Department of Anesthesiology Top Clinician Research Award (2018, 2019)
UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Outstanding Clinical Service and Teaching Award (2017)
UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Benson R. Wilcox Award for Clinical Excellence and Teaching (2014)

What leadership positions do you hold in the department?

Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Executive Director, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program
Finance Committee Member
Medical Director, Care Redesign (Perioperative)
Value Stream Leadership Team Committee Member
Residency Clinical Competency Committee Member
Faculty Academic Performance Committee Member

What leadership positions do you hold in the School of Medicine?

UNC Hospitals Medical Staff Executive Committee
UNC Hospitals Medical Staff Physician Excellence Committee
UNC Hospitals North Carolina Maintenance of Certification Committee
Faculty Scholar, Institute for Healthcare Quality and Improvement

What leadership positions do you hold in local, regional or national societies?

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Women in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (WICTA) Special Interest Group–Executive Member
Triangle Cardiothoracic Seminar Co-Director

New education, degrees, certifications, etc. obtained:

National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) Certification: Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal
Echocardiography
Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Certification, Center for Medical Simulation
Institute for Health Care Quality and Improvement Lean Six Sigma Certifications: Yellow, Blue, and Purple Belts

Expert skills:

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
Health Care Quality Improvement

Twitter account:

@LKolarczyk_MD

LinkedIn account name:

Lavinia Kolarczyk