UCH ANESTHESIOLOGY
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
February/ March 2016
CLINICAL
EDUCATION
PERSONAL
NEW STAFF
Courtney Noles, CRNA
Craig Mare, CAA
Talia Cozzetta, CAA
Brandon Way, CAA
Julie Castagno, CRNA
Kelly Maize, CAA
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Congratulations!!!
SAVE THE DATE!
Class of 2016 Resident/ Fellow Graduation
Saturday June 11
th
Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown
1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO
Promotion:
Natalie Serkova, PhD Professor
Elections:
Tony Oliva, MD AOA Honor Society
Fareed Azam, MD UCH Medical Board
Grants:
Eric Clambey, PhD
o 3-year Senior Research Award from Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
of America (CCFA). This grant, which began in January, supports
ongoing research investigating factors that promote inhibitory T
cells in the gastrointestinal tract. By identifying pathways used
by T cells to limit inflammation, these studies will help to design
new T cell therapies that could be used in combination with
other therapies to limit or reverse inflammatory bowel disease.
Christine Zanghi, MD, PhD
o FAER Mentored Research Training Grant, Basic Science
o “Anesthesia-Induced Developmental Neurotoxicity: the Role of
Immature Microglia”
o Primary Research Mentor: Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD
o Secondary Research Mentor: Richard J. Traystman, PhD, DSc
Karsten Bartels, MD
o Roizen Anesthesia Research Foundation New Investigator Grant
o Awarded by SCA
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Recent Publications, Presentations & Other
Accomplishments
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Publications:
Jeffrey Gadsden, Jeffrey J Gonzales, Jacob Hutchins. Evolution of transversus abdominus plane
infiltration techniques for postsurgical analgesia following abdominal surgeries. Local and Regional
Anesthesia 2015;8:113-117.
Presentations:
Recent resident/ fellow presentations:
Practice Management Meeting Colby Simmons
Arts and Health Humanities Conference Nathaniel Brown
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
o Steve Bourland, Kristina Coger, Nathan Lamborn, Jillian Vitter, Leah Winters,
Lauren McLaughlin, Jennifer Wu, Slade Bigelow, Matt Lyman
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
o
Nathanial Brown, MD. "Catastrophic idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection
in an athletic young woman requiring staged VA-ECLS configuration changes as bridge
to transplant” . (Faculty mentor: Weiss)
o Benjamin Lippert, DO “Recurring Pulmonary Emboli in Patient on Therapeutic
Anticoagulation”. (Faculty mentor: Bartels)
o Scott Harter, MD. “Transesophageal Echocardiographic Diagnosis of TandemHeart
Transseptal Migration in the Operating Room”. (Faculty mentor: Ahlgren, Seres)
o Joseph Mahoney, MD. “Percutaneous Laser Lead Extraction With Large Intracardiac
Vegetation: An Increasingly Common Difficult Risk Stratification Decision”. (Faculty
mentor: Ahlgren, Puskas)
o David Parisian, MD. “Veno-Arterial and Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane
Oxygenation In a Patient With Situs Inversus”. (Faculty mentor: Wilkey, Weiss)
Faculty Invited Lectures (SCA)
Karsten Bartels, MD. “Ischemia reperfusion causes both local and distant injury “
Breandan Sullivan, MD. “Enhanced Recovery in Cardiothoracic Surgery: What patients? What
Agents? What Techniques?
Ferenc Puskas, MD, PhD Oxygen Saturation: How low is too low?
Glenn Gravlee, MD “Human Factors in Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
SCA Committee Appointments
Glenn Gravlee, MDBoard of Directors, Task Force for Board Certification in Cardiothoracic
Anesthesiology.
Karsten Bartels, MD- Research Committee
Gregory Weiss, MD- Guidelines and Standards Committee
Bryan Ahlgren, DO- Web Education Committee
Nathaen Weitzel, MD- Web Education Committee
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!
February(“White(Star”(Sherr i(Sokolovich(
“For all of her work with Angel Tree. Cathie has
CAA/CRNA “White Star”
Good Luck Dr. Jose Melendez!
After!many!years!in! the!Depa r tment!of!Anesthesiology!at!the!University!of!Color ado,!
Dr.!Melendez! will!be!heading!to!Colorado!Springs!to!take!the!po sition!of!Chief!
Medical!Officer!at!Memorial!Hospital.!Dr.!Melendez!was!also!recently!featured!in!the!
newsletter!of!the!Colorado!Medical!Board.!The!article!was!written!by!Dr.!Omid!
Jazaeri,!one!of!the!UCH!vascular! sur geons!and!another!CMB!Board!Membe r .!
!
Dr.$Melendez $joined$the$CMB$in$2009.$His$curiosity$for$due$process,$his$dedication$to$
civic$ d u ty$and$his$personal$experiences$led$to$his$gubernatorial$appointment$to$the$
Board….Dr.$Melendez$will$be$stepping$down$from$the$board$in$2017$as$he$has$served$
his$maximum$2$terms.$It$is$quite$clear $to$me$that$D r.$Melendez’s$success$is$not$
measured$solely$by$his$ind ividual$ achievements,$but$also$by$w hat$he$has$helped$ others$
to$achieve.$On$the$board,$in$the$hospital$and$in$his$community,$he$is$a$shining$
example$of$that.$He$will$be$sorely$missed;$however,$his$contributions$to $the$Board,$the$
state$and$the$medical$profession$will$endure$long$past$the$completion$of$his$term.”$
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Congratulations$and$Good$Luck!
She was in a horrendous case in CVC where the patient
ended up maxed out on everything imaginable, lines placed,
chest tubes. I was asked to be her relief and she would not
leave the patient even though the patient was stable. She
stayed well after her shift in order to have continuity of
care and even stayed to transport the patient to CT then to
the ICU. Sherri cares about her patients so much and was a
selfless and considerate and deserves the white star!
March(“White(Star”(Luke(Eaton(
“For all of her work with Angel Tree. Cathie has
Luke deserves a seriously shiny bright white star for coming down to help me with my
large patient who need a general for a CT and then, transferred across the hall to MRI
meanwhile inputting vitals from 2 different machines! And he offered me lunch too!
Thanks buddy! I bet you will never volunteer to that again!
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Anesthesiologist Assistant Students Win AAAA
Cup and SAA Jeopardy
AAAA cup is awarded based on
a yearlong endeavor that
recognizes student professional
dedication, charity fundraising,
conference attendance,
legislative fund donations and %
of residents who are AAAA
members.
The jeopardy team placed 1
st
in
qualifying rounds and then went on to win final jeopardy. Kudos
to Andrea Emard, Todd Christian, Michelle Ruiter and Phil Gust
for representing the CU AA Program at the highest level!