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  • Way to Go, February 2023 Star Heels!

    Congrats to UNC Anesthesiology’s February 2023 Star Heels!     Staff: Starleana Holley (nominated by Dr. Teeter): “[Starr] always jumps in and helps with a task sent to the admin email list without hesitation. Thank you, Starr!” Tech: Ana Jaimes-Ayala (nominated by Dr. Kolarczyk): “Assisting with MTP in the heart room, Ana recognized the need … Continued

  • Dr. Harendra Arora: Excellence in Leadership and Anesthesiology Education

    It’s hard to overstate the impact that Edward A. Norfleet, MD ’70 Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology Harendra Arora, MD, MBA, FASA has made at UNC Anesthesiology and UNC School of Medicine (SOM) over almost 14 years. His achievements advancing the tripartite mission in academic medicine (patient care, education, and research) are the marks of a … Continued

  • UNC Anesthesiology Welcomes New CRNA Chief Aaron Lemmon!

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to name long-time, experienced nurse anesthetist Aaron Lemmon as our new Chief CRNA!  Well-known to the Department as a 10+-year UNC Health CRNA, Aaron served most recently as Interim Chief, as well as previously with Carly Raynor as Assistant CRNA Chiefs. Aaron has studied nursing at all levels at … Continued

  • Congrats to Our January 2023 Star Heels!

    Congrats to UNC Anesthesiology’s January 2023 Star Heels!     Staff: Leanne Heilman (nominated by Dr. Teeter): “[Leanne] is endlessly patient and helpful with guiding faculty through the Concur system. Thank you!” Tech: Jennifer Heron (nominated by Dr. Doyal): “She went above and beyond to make several trips to get supplies for a challenging case. … Continued

  • January 29th – February 4th is National Physician Anesthesiologists Week!

      January 29th to February 4th 2023 is Physician Anesthesiologists Week! UNC Department of Anesthesiology celebrates the 100+ UNC School of Medicine faculty anesthesiologists who oversee patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care across the UNC Health system. This year marks the ninth annual Physician Anesthesiologists Week. During this week of recognition, UNC Anesthesiology lifts up its own … Continued

  • January 23rd – 29th is National CRNA Recognition Week!

      January 23rd to 29th, 2023 is National CRNA Recognition Week! UNC Department of Anesthesiology is thrilled to celebrate our 70+ CRNAs who are critical members of UNC Health’s peri-operative frontline. Nurse anesthesiology traces its origins to the 1860s, when nurses played a significant role in stabilizing pain in wounded soldiers during the Civil War. … Continued

  • Welcome Corine Thompson & J. Lisandro Hernandez Perez!

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology was thrilled to welcome Anesthesia Tech Corine Thompson (returning full-time) and CRNA J. Lisandro Hernández Pérez to the team in December 2022! Corine Thompson returns to the team as a full-time Anesthesia Tech and Manager. Since 2012, Corine has worked at UNC as an Anesthesia Tech. She moved to a part-time … Continued

  • Congrats to UNC Anesthesiology December 2022 Star Heels!

    Congrats to UNC Anesthesiology’s December 2022 Star Heels!   Your dedication, talents, motivation, work ethic and selflessness do not go unnoticed … Staff: Carmen Thorpe – Nominated for always being “prompt, cheerful and on point! She is very knowledgeable and has a ‘can-do’ attitude.” Tech: Brooke Horner – Nominated (x2!) by Nicole Martin and Ashley … Continued

  • Alexander Doyal: “Hold Hope” – A Holiday Season Reflection

    In October 2022, UNC Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Alexander Doyal, MD, MPH, submitted a poem entitled, “Hold Hope” that was published in Anesthesiology. Thank you, Dr. Doyal, for sharing your writing talents and a work of poignant prose that fittingly reminds us during the holiday season of how light and hope take hold to dissipate … Continued

  • Best NC Hospitals for Maternity Care: UNC Hospitals & UNC Rex Top Ranked!

    Two UNC Health affiliates – UNC Hospitals and UNC Rex Hospital — have scored upper top-10 rankings in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals for Maternity Care in North Carolina.”  UNC Hospitals and UNC Rex Hospital ranked #1 and #4, respectively, in this year’s specialty scoring report on maternity care (by state) … Continued

  • Toys for Tots & Share Your Holiday Both a Big Success!

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology applauds the Department’s Wellness Committee for organizing two successful holiday season give-back campaigns this year! Special thanks to Wellness Committee members Renee Rosiek, NP, Matt Cornwell, CRNA, and Lindsey Gouker, MD, for leading these giving campaigns in 2022. On the 75th anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots … Continued

  • Isaak Named Vice Chair of Education

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology congratulates Associate Residency Program Director and Professor of Anesthesiology Robert Isaak, DO, DABA, FASA, for being named Vice Chair of Education, effective January 1, 2023. Nationwide, Dr. Isaak joins peers in his field who have been recognized as transformative thinkers and collaborators in anesthesiology medical education. In 2020, the Society for … Continued

  • Welcome Starleana Holley & Thomas Costello!

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology was pleased to welcome Administrative Assistant Starleana (“Starr”) Holley and Public Communications Specialist Thomas Costello to the team in late November! Starleana “Starr” Holley is the newest Administrative Assistant to join the UNC Department of Anesthesiology team. She is a now a full-time UNC HCS employee and serves as the Department’s … Continued

  • ASA 2022: Check out this year’s ASA Meeting Companion!

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists 2022 Annual Meeting is taking place from October 21st to October 25th. Click the link below to learn more!

  • Susie Martinelli: A Leader in Anesthesiology Education at UNC and In the Field

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is thrilled to recognize Susie Martinelli, MD, FASA, for being selected from a national pool of leading Anesthesiology educators to serve on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)’s Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee (RRC) in October 2022.  In early November, Dr. Martinelli was re-elected to serve as a 2022-2023 Association … Continued

  • CA-1 Family Anesthesia Day: A Better Understanding of the Residency Training Experience

    On September 10th, the UNC Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program was thrilled to return to in person to host our annual CA-1 Family Anesthesia Day! In 2022, the event drew over 50 CA-1 residents and their support persons, the program’s highest attendance to date since the event’s 2017 inception. At the start of a new … Continued

  • UNC Anesthesiology Welcomes Drs. Daniel Rosenkrans & Amy Thompson to Our Clinical Faculty Team!

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is thrilled to have two of our residency program alumni return to the Department and join our clinical faculty team! Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Daniel Rosenkrans, MD, completed his residency at UNC Hospitals in 2018. He returns to the Department as the newest anesthesiologist within our Critical Care Anesthesiology Division. Dr. … Continued

  • Nichols Named UNC School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is thrilled to recognize Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Kimberley (“Kim”) Nichols, MD, FASA, for being named the UNC School of Medicine (SOM)’s new Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education. Dr. Nichols’ decade+ at UNC SOM is marked by high achievement, from her earliest years as a learner — medical school … Continued

  • Harendra Arora Named University of Mississippi Anesthesiology Chair

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to congratulate Harendra Arora, MD, FASA, for being named the next Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). In February 2023, Dr. Arora departs UNC for his fourth flagship academic medical center. He brings to a top UMMC departmental post a wealth … Continued