Last Rotation At Texas Children’s Hospital

The last eight years as a medical student and now as a resident have been filled with timeless memories at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), and as of yesterday morning, I'm now finished with all...

Working Over Christmas Weekend 2016

Working over major holidays brings together a pretty unique camaraderie among healthcare workers. Physicians, nurses, techs, and ancillary staff support each other to get through these long and often difficult shifts away from their...

Beginning My Apartment Consolidation

With just over six and a half months of residency left, I need to start consolidating things for my move to Boston this summer. I haven't figured out the logistics of exactly how I'll...

Local Anesthetics Are Off-Label For Spinals

At the time of this writing, there are only three drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the intrathecal ("spinal") route of administration: ziconotide, morphine, and baclofen. Note the lack of...

Beginning My Last Month Of Pediatric Anesthesiology

We're all excited about the holiday season at Texas Children's Hospital! The Santa hats... the stockings... the lights and trees... it's awesome! December is also a time when many patients are scrambling meet their...

Finished With My Senior Presentation!

About six weeks ago, I blogged about how I chose to look at the evidence-based challenges to several dogmas in anesthesiology as my senior presentation. There are countless topics I could have chosen to...

Farewell, Dr. Cooley

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) gained significant traction in the medical community courtesy of two eminent cardiothoracic surgeons - Drs. DeBakey and Cooley. After DeBakey's passing over eight years ago, Dr. Cooley continued to serve...

Two Rescue Drugs I Always Carry On Call

As seniors, we oversee our junior trainees' cases while coordinating the case flow through the operating rooms with our front desk during call shifts. While the junior residents and SRNAs check our "stat rooms" and...

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