Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine


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Dr. Jody Chou Awarded the UC Irvine School of Medicine Faculty Research Grant

June 2, 2017

Dr. Jody Chou was awarded the UC Irvine School of Medicine Faculty Research Grant for her research on ““The Epidemiology of Right Ventricular Dysfunction and its Predictive Value for Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality in Non-Cardiac Surgical Cohort”. The one-year grant of $10,000 will be used to investigate the prevalence of right ventricular dysfunction and its epidemiologic trend. Furthermore, the study will look at determining the prognostic value of right ventricular dysfunction in post-operative morbidity and mortality.

Initial Experience with Bundled Pay for Total Joint Arthroplasty Procedures

May 5, 2017 - In the Press

Our very own Drs. Navid Alem, Leslie Garson and Zeev Kain contributed to the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Blog. The blog featured a post on initial experiences with bundled payments for total joint arthroplasty procedures and the potential implications on the anesthesiology practice.

Incoming Residency Class of 2021

March 27, 2016

Please join us in welcoming our new incoming anesthesia residents to our residency program.

  • Roberta Andreatta, MD
  • Veronika Anufreichik, MD
  • Daniel Garcia, MD
  • Claudia Mary Hammi, MD
  • Gene Eugene Jang, MD
  • Nikhil Keny, MD
  • Grace Sarah Lee, MD
  • Wei-Chen (Vincent) Lin
  • Louis Lu, MD
  • Neil Shah, MD

Welcome to Our New CRNA

Marcy 10, 2017

We are delighted to announce a CRNA that recently joined our Department. Welcome to Johnny Cheng, CRNA!

Dr. Shalini Shah Awarded ASRA's Chronic Pain Research Grant

January 5, 2017 - In the Press

Dr. Shalini Shah was awarded the ASRA Chronic Pain Research Grant, one of the largest pain grants from a pain society, which is awarded biennially to original research projects that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of pain interventions and treatments and guide clinical practice.

"Effectiveness of Onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox) in Pediatric Patients Experiencing Migraines: A Randomized Double Blinded Placebo Crossover Study in the Pediatric Pain Population"

The research team will also include Project Coordinator, Cecilia Canales, MPH, and Research Assistant, Michael Calderon, BS, and will be conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph B. Rinehart, Vice Chair for Research.

Physicians of Excellence 2017

January 1, 2017 - In the Press

The Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) named more than 150 UC Irvine physicians as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January 2017 edition of Orange Coast magazine. Congratulations to our anesthesiologists who were included in this list.

  • Anna L. Harris, MD
  • Richard J. Kelly, MD
  • Debra Morrison, MD
  • Corey Nelson, MD
  • Shalini Shah, MD
  • Shermeen Vakharia, MD

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