Robotic Cardiac Surgery – The Future for UNMC

Dr. Megan Chacon and Dr. Helenmari Merritt recently attended the Society of Thoracic Surgeons symposium on robotic mitral valve repair. Here they learned surgical techniques for robotic surgery, skills for lines and invasive monitoring, patient positioning, patient selection, and post-operative care. They gained insight on how to successfully launch a robotic mitral valve program here at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During her training… Continue Reading

Basic Echo Spring 2017 Course

This week, we were excited to have three anesthesiologists and two emergency medicine doctors join us for the final session of the Spring 2017 Basic Echo Course. The course is designed to provide Critical Care Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internists, and Cardiologists with Basic TTE and TEE training. These five physicians, including one of our own physicians, Dr. Huiling Pang, received hands-on echocardiography training in both transthoracic… Continue Reading

Women Gather to view “Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings”

 On March 30th several women physicians, attorneys , and executives met at the home of Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, Vice Chair for Strategy and Clinical Transformation in the Department of Anesthesiology to watch Dr. Caprice Greenburg’s President’s Address titled “Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings” given at the American Academy of Surgeon’s Annual Meeting. Over twenty women leaders in the community gathered to discuss leadership initiatives and… Continue Reading