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

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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

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