Latest News and Announcements

Wendy Binstock, M.D. elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.

The mission of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia is to continually advance the safety and quality of anesthestic care, perioperative management, and alleviation of pain in children. Congratulations to Dr. Binstock on her new position. 

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2014 ASA Annual Reception - New Orleans October 11th!

Colleagues Dr. Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum and the Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care at The University of Chicago would like to invite the current and former department members to join us at this year’s reception taking place during the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans. 

To register, please click here.

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Sleep Walkers for the 2014 American Heart Association Heart Walk

The University of Chicago Medical Center has once again partnered with the American Heart Association in their lifesaving mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  To that end, we are participating in the AHA’s signature fund-raising event, the Heart Walk.  In addition to raising vital funds for heart disease and stroke research and education, the Heart Walk engages companies to promote healthy lifestyles for children and adults.   UCMC shows their commitment to the health of their employees and community with a fundraising goal of $100,000.

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Faculty Advisory Committee

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. P. Allan Klock on his election to the 2014 Faculty Advisory Committee to the Deans at The University of Chicago.

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Councilor of the Medical Staff

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Steven Roth who was recently elected to a leadership position as Councilor of the Medical Staff here at The University of Chicago. 

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Drs. Thomas Cutter and BobbieJean Sweitzer elected to Membership in the Association of University Anesthesiologists

Drs. Tom Cutter and BobbieJean Sweitzer have been elected to Membership in the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).  The mission of AUA is that advancement of the Art and Science of Anesthesiology by the encouragement of its members to pursue original investigations in the clinic and in the laboratory and the development of the method of teaching anesthesiology.  Election to this highly prestigious organization is limited to a very small number of anesthesiologists nationally and is based entirely upon accomplishments in the field.

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Sixth Annual Faculty Physician Peer Role Model Award Recipient

Congratulations to the Sixth Annual Faculty Physician Peer Role Model Award recipient, Dr. Jerome Klafta.

 This University of Chicago MEDICINE award recognizes the physician faculty member who best exemplifies the qualities of medical professionalism. These qualities include dedication to serving the interest of the patient and maintaining the highest standards of professional competence and integrity. 

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Congrats to Julius Hamilton new ISA Resident-President Elect!

After a few weeks of voting between three candidates, our own Julius Hamilton, M.D. was announced the new Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists Resident-President Elect for the 2014-15 year. He continues the long tradition of UC residents holding this position. He started August 1st and will take over as the President this time next year. Congratulations Julius!

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Congratulations Residents!

Drs. Christine Carqueville (CA3), Andy Hall (CA2), and Ross Gaudet (CA1) made up the University of Chicago team at the ISA Resident Jeopardy Contest on Nov. 8th 2013.  The team emerged victorious after a grueling demonstration of quick-thinking and deep medical knowledge among multiple other residency program teams.  Congratulations! 

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Congratulations to Dr. Allen Gustin

Please join me in offering our heartfelt congratulations to Allen Gustin, M.D., who has been named a Fellow of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators.  Fellows of the Academy are selected based on significant contributions to the education of medical students, as well as recognized excellence in teaching.  

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