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Innovative Residency
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Respiratory Care Awards

RCS H. Barrie Fairley in the mid-1970s

Respiratory Care Services (RCS) at ZSFG had 12 abstracts accepted for presentation at this year’s International Respiratory Congress in San Antonio, TX. These abstracts represent the efforts of an 8-member RCS research team under the direction of Rich Kallet, MS, RRT, FCCM (Director of Quality Assurance). Members of the research team include Justin Phillips, RRT; Lance Pangilinan, RRT; Earl Mangalindan, RRT; Kelly Ho, RRT; Gregory Burns, RRT; Vivian Yip, RRT; and Joseph Booze, RRT. John Kelly, Director of Respiratory Care Services, and Dr. Susan Yoo, RCS Medical Director, strongly support participation in clinical research as a pillar of the department’s mission and for the professional development of the department’s practitioners.

Two of the abstracts won the Editor’s Choice award given to the top-ten rated abstracts: Gregory Burns, RRT (Factors Influencing the Effects of Aerosolized Prostacyclin in Severe ARDS) and Vivian Yip, RRT (The Impact of SBT and DSI in ARDS). In addition, the abstract on aerosolized prostacyclin in ARDS won the 2016 Monaghan-Trudell Fellowship for Aerosol Technique Development. These three awards bring the number of national research awards received by the department to ten. Other topics that will be presented include bench studies on the performance accuracy of capnography during supplemental oxygen delivery, the performance of algorithms controlling compression volume loss during mechanical ventilation, and various aspects of physiologic dead-space ventilation in ARDS.

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at ZSFG has a storied history of clinical research on mechanical ventilation during critical illness. This dates back to the mid-1970s with the publication of the seminal study on Optimal PEEP by H. Barrie Fairley, MD. RCS members assisted with these early research projects. In the mid-1980s RCS began to develop, execute and publish their own studies under the guidance of anesthesia faculty members Richard M. Schlobohm, MD; Jeffrey A. Katz, MD; James D. Marks, MD, PhD; Jean-Francois Pittet, MD; Michael Matthay, MD, and most recently, Michael S. Lipnick, MD. RCS has been multidisciplinary in its research, having published studies with members of the UCSF Departments of Surgery, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and the Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Dave Robinowitz Receives UCSF Health Great Experience Award

Robinowitz The UCSF Health Great Experience Award is a monthly award that honors caregivers in our UCSF healthcare system for going above and beyond to create wonderful experiences and excellent care to our patients and their families. Patients and families often experience very difficult circumstances of illness, and we strive to come together in ways that can make those experiences a little less difficult.

Women In Anesthesia

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UCSF Anesthesia and Perioperative Care Department Finds Employee Engagement, Well-Being, in Yoga

UCSF Yoga "Anesthesia can be an especially stressful profession as doctors take over the responsibility for the life and well-being of patients during their procedure.

So when the UC San Francisco Anesthesia and Perioperative Care Department's Faculty Well-Being Working Group recently sat down to discuss how the department could help reduce faculty stress and fatigue, they decided to try a group yoga class..."

Read the full article at Campus Life Services

Western Anesthesia Residents' Conference, 2016

WARC 2016 The UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care hosted the 54th Annual WARC in San Francisco.

More on WARC site

Pioneers of Anesthesia Lecture

Severinghaus Inventor of modern blood gas analysis, inventor of the carbon dioxide electrode, and author of over 200 peer reviewed publications in areas of gas exchange/transport, John W. Severinghaus presents "High Altitude Physiology" available to view or download in 12 segments.

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Welcome to UCSF Anesthesia

UCSF Anesthesia Chairman Michael GropperThe Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF was established in 1958 by Stuart Cullen MD. Since then, it has risen to become one of the preeminent Departments in the world. We are enormously proud of our tradition of outstanding patient care, research, and education. UCSF has a storied history of innovation in anesthesia, critical care, and pain medicine. For ten of the last eleven years, the Department has been ranked #1 nationally in NIH-funded research. Important discoveries by the Department include the first use of CPAP in premature infants, key contributions to the pharmacology of muscle relaxants and inhaled anesthetics, first demonstration of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, and many others. We have robust research programs, spanning the range from ion channel structure and function, to clinical and translational research.

Our trainees have become leaders across the country. We are particularly proud of our residency program, which provides unequalled diversity of experience in a major university medical center (Moffitt-Long Hospital), the San Francisco Veterans Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital (Trauma), Mount Zion Hospital, the UCSF Orthopedic Institute, and the brand new Benioff Children's, Betty Irene Moore Women's and Bakar Cancer (NIH-designated Cancer Center) Hospitals in the Mission Bay neighborhood. We offer ACGME fellowships in Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Cardiac Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, and many additional non-ACGME fellowships. The faculty is dedicated to teaching, nurturing, and mentoring the next generation of leaders.

We provide a bi-annual update about our department's activities in our Anesthesia News publication.

Finally, we are fortunate to be located in San Francisco, in the middle of the most beautiful, diverse, and innovative part of America. We invite you to learn more about the Department.

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair

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Awards & New Faculty Announcements

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