UWHA’s July Department of the Month: UW Department of Anesthesiology

WHO IS THE DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY?
Number of Faculty: 83
Number of CRNAs: 33
Number of AAs: 34
Number of Residents: 51
Number of Fellows: 8
Number of NPs: 1
Number of Admin Staff: 32

CLINICAL SECTIONS
Transplant Anesthesia
Ambulatory Anesthesia
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
Chronic Pain and Pain Management Treatment
Critical Care Anesthesia
General Anesthesia
Neuroanesthesia
Non-OR Anesthesia
Pediatric Anesthesia

OUR LOCATIONS
University Hospitals and Clinics
American Family Children’s Hospital
The American Center
Madison Surgery Center
Transformation
Digestive Health Center
Generations

HISTORY of the Department of Anesthesiology
Ralph M. Waters
The arrival of Ralph M. Waters as a faculty member at the new medical school of the University of Wisconsin in 1927 marked the beginning of the modern era in Anesthesiology. Instruction in anesthesia was nonexistent and the field was practiced by only a few self-taught men. Dr. Waters’ contributions to the specialty over the ensuing decades are legendary. Foremost, however, was his contribution to anesthesia education. In creating the first academic program of Anesthesiology in the United States here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Waters began a legacy of excellence that lives to this day.

It is with pride that the principles Dr. Waters espoused of superior patient care, teaching, and research continue to guide the University of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology.
https://anesthesia.wisc.edu/index.php?title=About_Us

History of Anesthesiology Training at UW Madison
http://anesthesia.wisc.edu/shared/history/ww2_videos.html

Virginia Apgar and her effect on modern Anesthesiology:
“It has been said that every baby born in a modern hospital anywhere in the world is looked at first through the eyes of Dr. Virginia Apgar. Her simple, rapid method for assessing newborn viability, the “Apgar score,” has long been standard practice. Developed in the early 1950s and quickly adopted by obstetric teams, the method reduced infant mortality and laid the foundations of neonatology. While best known for this achievement, Apgar was also a leader in the emerging field of anesthesiology during the 1940s and in the new field of teratology (the study of birth defects) after 1960.”
https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/Narrative/CP/p-nid/178

RESEARCH

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-memory-loss-after-surgery/2018/04/12/0b7e32da-3e32-11e8-955b-7d2e19b79966_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5021b5190071

TOP DOCTOR AWARDS
Four Department of Anesthesiology faculty were named in this year’s Madison Magazine’s Top Doctor’s list. https://www.channel3000.com/madison-magazine/home-and-lifestyle/top-doctors-2018/721341374
Dr. Aimee Becker
Dr. Maria Fabbrocini
Dr. Cari Meyer
Dr. Lianne Stephenson

SUSTAINABILITY
https://anesthesia.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Green

http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/UW-Hospital-staff-recycle-through-art-480070193.html

http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Bucky-on-Parade-See-Bucky-Do-Good-481446861.html

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