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...

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...

Experiences at the American Society of Anesthesiology’s (ASA) 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago!

I'm sitting at the gate in O'Hare airport waiting for my flight back home to Houston and wanted to reflect on my experiences at ASA's 2016 annual meeting. The last several days have been such...

Packing For ASA Annual Meeting 2016!

Tomorrow morning, I'll be flying out to the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 2016 in Chicago! Over 15,000 anesthesia professionals from roughly 100 countries will be learning skills, promoting new techniques and gadgets,...

Senior Presentation – Challenging Dogmas In Anesthesiology

Our anesthesia program's senior residents are required to give a 30 minute presentation on a topic of their choice at our department's weekly Grand Rounds. My presentation is in six weeks, and I've spent...

Beginning Massachusetts Initial Physician Licensure and DEA Certification

I wanted to give you all an idea of what I'll be doing over the next ~6 months to obtain a Massachusetts medical license and drug enforcement administration (DEA) certification prior to beginning my...

Merck Journal Club – Sugammadex

Merck hosted our first journal club of the academic year yesterday evening at Sullivan's Steakhouse. The topic: "Clinical Considerations in Neuromuscular Blockade Management" with an emphasis on sugammadex (Bridion). For years, this drug has been...

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