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Dr. Kyle Ahn Awarded Outstanding Residency Program Director

May 20, 2019

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) held their annual Program Leadership Awards Ceremony on May 15, 2019.

Congratulations to our Anesthesiology Residency Program Director, Dr. Kyle Ahn. He was awarded Outstanding Residency Program Director by the UCI Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) in recognition of his outstanding leadership in graduate medical education.

Welcome to Our New Staff and CRNA

May 10, 2019

We are delighted to announce the new hires that recently joined our Department. Please join us in welcoming them to UCI.

Executive Assistant, Chair - Angelica Yaghoubi

CRNA - Nicole Powch, CRNA

CRNA - Cristina Coolidge, CNRA

2019 Nurse Excellence Award Nominee: Peter Doeve, CRNA

May 9, 2019

UCI Health recognized some of its most talented and committed nurses and “friends of nurses” at the Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019 during National Nurses Week. All faculty and staff were invited to nominate employees for the 2019 Nurse Excellence Awards.

Congratulations to our very own, Peter Doeve, CRNA for being nominated for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year. Peter Doeve, CRNA provides an invaluable service to UCI Health patients, colleagues and the community.

Dr. Govind Rajan Elected Delegate for CSA’s District 7

April 13, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Govind Rajan who has been elected to the position of Delegate for the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) District 7 for a 2-year term.

Welcome to Our New Faculty and CRNAs

March 25, 2019

We are delighted to announce the new hires that recently joined our Department. Please join us in welcoming them to UCI.

Melissa Chang, MD

Andrew Djunaidi, MD

Michael Marino, CRNA

Dave Chy, CRNA

MATCH Day 2019

March 15, 2019

Please join us in welcoming our new Match class! Welcome to the UCI Anesthesiology Residency Program!

  • Harshal Bhakta, MD
  • Scott Erwin, MD
  • Vivek Gulati, MD
  • Christina Han, MD
  • Joseph Kim, MD
  • Danh Le, MD
  • Pejman Majd, MD
  • Shalni Nagaraj, MD
  • Brian Nguyen, MD
  • Kevin Tan, MD
  • Kristianna Wi, MD
  • Matthew Woo, MD
  • Raphael-John Keegan (CA-2)
  • Janice Koh, MD (CA-1)

Chief Residents Selection for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

March 6, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Kim and Dr. Christopher Sauer on being selected as the 2019-2020 academic year Anesthesia Residency Program chief residents.

Botox® Being Tested as Potential Treatment for Kids with Migraines

February 25, 2019 – In the Press

Most people have heard of Botox® and how it can help with cosmetic things like wrinkles and laugh lines, but at UCI Health, a syringe full of the wrinkle-fighting serum is helping to improve the quality of life for kids suffering from chronic migraines. Dr. Shalini Shah and her research team’s clinical trial studying the effectiveness of Botox treatment for kids with migraines has been ‘life changing’ for one teenager.

Dr. Brent Yeung and Dr. Shalini Shah Featured on AirTalk® with Larry Mantel

January 15, 2019 - In the Press

"How your eyeballs could be the key to helping physicians develop and objective benchmark for pain"

Dr. Brent Yeung and Dr. Shalini Shah was featured on AirTalk® with Larry Mantle to discuss about how people perceive pain and how new technology in the future can help with measuring pain.

Welcome to Our New Staff and CRNA

January 14, 2019

We are delighted to announce the new hires that recently joined our Department.

Scheduling Coordinator - Karen Aguirre

CRNA - Rebecca Vigil, CRNA

Physicians of Excellence 2019

January 1, 2019 - In the Press

Nearly 150 UCI Health doctors have been named to the 2019 Physicians of Excellence list published in the January 2019 edition of Orange Coast magazine, more than that of any other health system in Orange County. Congratulations to our anesthesiologists who were included in this list.

  • Kyle Ahn, MD
  • Scott Engwall, MD, MBA
  • Kimberly Gimenez, MD
  • Anna L. Harris, MD
  • Richard Kelly, MD
  • Debra Morrison, MD
  • Corey Nelson, MD
  • Shalini Shah, MD
  • Shermeen Vakharia, MD, MBA
  • Trung Vu, MD