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  • UNC Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Collaborators Study Experimental PNS Therapy for Post-Operative Knee Pain

    UNC Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine clinical researchers are making strides in investigative peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) treatment of post-operative knee pain. Over four+-years (8/6/2020 – 4/30/2024), UNC is one of 10 participant sites collaboratively studying an experimental percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) system — SPRINT® PNS System (Industry sponsor: SPR Therapeutics, Inc.) — approved … Read more

  • UNC Anesthesiology Chair Dr. David Zvara Named UNC Hospitals CMO

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology proudly announces Department Chair and Professor of Anesthesiology David Zvara, MD, FASA, FAHA, has been named Chief Medical Officer of UNC Hospitals. Dr. Zvara takes on this system-level position effective Monday, October 30th, 2023, as outgoing UNC Hospitals Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Ivester shifts to a new UNC Hospitals leadership … Read more

  • Congrats to Our August 2023 Star Heels!

    STAFF: Chris Meinecke (nominated by Starr Holley & Destany Jackson): “He is always going above and beyond to make sure everything in the department runs smoothly.” TECH: Marlon Stiff and Treva Romero (nominated by Sam Blacker): “Marlon and Treva had the main ORs running on a busy day and it was only those two.  They remained … Read more

  • Michael Hart Named 2023-2024 Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) Participant

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to recognize Assistant Professor Michael Hart, MD, for being chosen for the UNC School of Medicine (SOM)’s 2023-2024 Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) cohort. In June 2023, the SOM’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership selected 24 exceptional early-career SOM faculty as LAMP participants. Over 12 months, the … Read more

  • Assistant Professor Dr. Mark Henry Recipient of UNC Cardiothoracic Surgery “Outstanding Teaching Award”

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology congratulates Assistant Professor Mark Henry, MD, for being honored by graduating UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery residents in June 2023 as recipient of the “Outstanding Teacher Award.” Each year, this division’s graduating residents bestow this honor upon a UNC School of Medicine teaching faculty member who has benefitted their learning through … Read more

  • Chen Named ABMS Research & Education Foundation 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to recognize Fei Chen, PhD, for being named an American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education Foundation (ABMS-REF) 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar. The ABMS-REF Visting Scholar Program (VSP) supports the investigative pursuits of early-career physicians and research scholars whose work addresses multiple priorities, including: 1) Intra- and inter-specialty diagnostic … Read more

  • Applauding Our July 2023 Star Heels!

    STAFF: Thomas Costello (nominated by Emily Teeter): “Thomas stepped up to help push forward our Assistant Program Coordinator posting, which is very important to the program. Thank you!” TECH: Baso Paw (nominated by Susie Martinelli): “We had a challenging start and I had to call her back to the room multiple times to troubleshoot equipment. [Baso] always … Read more

  • Martinelli Named 2nd Edward A. Norfleet, MD ’70 Distinguished Professor

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce Residency Program Director and Academy of Educators Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor Susie Martinelli, MD, FASA, has been named its second Edward A. Norfleet, MD ’70 Distinguished Professor. Over two decades, Dr. Martinelli has been a dedicated and valued member of UNC Anesthesiology. She served as Chief … Read more

  • Academy of Educators: UNC Anesthesiology Excellence in Teaching Honored at Evening of Scholarship

    On June 1st, UNC Anesthesiology teaching faculty joined peers from across the UNC School of Medicine (SOM) for the 2023 Academy of Educators (AoE) Evening of Scholarship. Each year, this event honors UNC SOM faculty excellence in teaching via induction of new AoE members and recognition of those who have completed AoE faculty development programs … Read more

  • Way to Go, UNC Anesthesiology June 2023 Star Heels!

    Congrats to UNC Anesthesiology’s June 2023 Star Heels!   STAFF: Destany Jackson (nominated by Starr Holley): “Thank you for your help with the resident symposium booklet.” TECH: Andrew Tolksdorf (nominated by Emily Teeter): “Andrew is always super responsive and proactive about checking on us.  Thanks for looking out for the team!” CRNA: Laura Madison (nominated by Damon … Read more

  • 11th Annual Resident Team-Based Q.I. Symposium: Resident-Led Approaches to Improving Practice & Process Inefficiencies

    On Wednesday, June 7th, the UNC Anesthesiology 11th Annual Resident Team-Based QuaIity Improvement Symposium showcased advanced resident learning and leadership in Patient Safety-Quality Improvement (PSQI)-focused innovation and application to inefficiencies in anesthesiology practice within a multi-hospital system. Fourteen UNC Anesthesiology 2nd-year residents (CA-2s) presented PSQI projects demonstrating how resident-led, team-based PSQI-focused approaches can effectively and … Read more

  • Kolarczyk Featured as Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists May 2023 “AWEsome Woman Interview”

    UNC Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to recognize Professor of Anesthesiology Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD, FASA, for being spotlighted as the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) newsletter “AWEsome Woman Interview” in its May 2023 issue. Across the institution (UNC Medical Center/UNC Health), Dr. Kolarczyk is a well-regarded quality improvement expert and leader in design, implementation, and … Read more

  • Class of 2023 Graduation: An Occasion to Celebrate and Honor Resident & Teaching Faculty Excellence

      On Saturday, June 3rd, UNC Anesthesiology honored and celebrated 14 Class of 2023 residency graduates at the department’s end-of-year residency graduation banquet. A full room of departing CA-3s and their support persons, fellow residents, program leadership and UNC Anesthesiology department leaders gathered to recognize the accomplishments of graduating residents as each transitions to fellowship … Read more

  • Way to Go, UNC Anesthesiology May 2023 Star Heels!

    Applauding UNC Anesthesiology’s May 2023 Star Heels!   STAFF: Valerie Hancock (nominated by Xinming An): “I am thankful for [Valerie’s] assistance with my expense report and travel-related questions.  She has extensive knowledge about UNC travel policy and is always ready to help.” TECH: Jose Lopez (nominated by Mike Seese): “Jose is new to the weekends … Read more

  • UNC Anesthesiology Scholars & Leaders 16-Strong at 2023 Society of OB Anesthesia & Perinatology Annual Meeting

    In mid-May, UNC’s Division of Obstetric Anesthesia represented the institution proudly at the 2023 Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) annual meeting. At this national forum of peers, UNC Obstetric Anesthesia attendees demonstrated the Department’s excellence in scholarship, leadership and engagement in advancing obstetric anesthesia. Sixteen SOAP attendees – eight faculty, one fellow, six … Read more

  • UNC Anesthesiology Shines at 2023 Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology!

      Early April 2023, the strength of UNC Division of Pediatric Anesthesia was on display at the SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. Meeting attendees and scholarly co-authors included: three faculty (Eva Waller, Hemanth Baboolal, Derek Nelsen); two Pediatric Anesthesia fellows (Michael Greenberg); three residents (Tim Keegan, Ezekiel Egan, Chelsea Willis); and one … Read more

  • Congrats to Our April 2023 Star Heels!

        A Round of Applause to UNC Anesthesiology’s April 2023 Star Heels!   STAFF: Jacqueline Mickelson (nominated by Lauren McKibben): “[Jax] works tirelessly to support the AIMS Research Division with purchasing, animal experiments and a great attitude. There is nothing she can’t do!” TECH: Treva Romero (nominated by Lavinia Kolarczyk): “Set our team up … Read more

  • UNC Medical Center Recertified as Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Center of Excellence

    UNC Anesthesiology applauds the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia for guiding UNC Medical Center toward achieving recertification as a Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Center of Excellence designation in spring 2023. The institution first earned SOAP Center of Excellence designation in 2019. Since SOAP first named designated Centers of Excellence across the U.S., institutions … Read more