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Hours Before Residency Graduation

I'm sitting at home a few hours before my residency graduation reflecting on the many memories of residency while writing brief introductions for the faculty awards I'll be presenting at the ceremony. I still...

Surgical Steps In Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

As a future cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, it's important for me to consider the surgical steps and potential areas of difficulty/complications which may arise during the intraoperative course. Although each procedure must be tailored to a...

One Week Till Residency Graduation

In less than six days, I'll be graduating from my four year categorical anesthesiology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. The ceremony will be at River Oaks Country Club. My co-chief-residents and I will...

Logitech G413 Carbon Mechanical Keyboard

I recently decided to delve into the world of (affordable) mechanical keyboards, and the Logitech G413 came highly recommended. At $80, it's a bargain compared to the $200 higher end mechanical keyboards which feature...

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Arterial Line, and EKG Waveforms

The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a form of mechanical circulatory support used in several situations like cardiogenic shock, the inability to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass, and in thrombolytic therapy following a myocardial infarction....

Anesthesia Senior Resident Call Duties

In our anesthesiology residency program, we rotate across six hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. Our county hospital, a level 1 trauma center, is also our primary teaching hospital and where senior residents do...

Pulmonary Artery Catheter Structure And Waveforms

Although the use of pulmonary artery catheters (PACs, otherwise known as Swan-Ganz catheters) has never been shown to confer a mortality benefit, they are still routinely used in operating rooms and intensive care units...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a combined clinical fellow in critical care medicine and cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard looking to improve medical education and patient safety with technology and quality initiatives.