Dr. Chacon and Dr. Shillcutt published in CASE

Dr. Megan Chacon and Dr. Sasha Shillcutt recently published an article titled “Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Guided Placement of Bicaval Dual Lumen Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cannula” in CASE: Cardiovascular Imaging Reports. Dr. Chacon is the Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Dr. Shillcutt is the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Research Expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp – Part 3

Climbing at altitude is tough. Climbing at 18,500 feet where the oxygen level in the air is only half of what it is back home in Omaha, NE is beyond tough. Now throw on some gear; multiple layers of clothing, trekking boots weighing 5 pounds and a daypack with 15 pounds of essential items; or perhaps a 60 pound ultrasound machine strapped to your back…. Continue Reading

Research Expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp – Part 2

Several members of the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology recently returned from a month-long research expedition to the Himalayas in Nepal. One of our missions in undertaking this expedition to Mount Everest base camp was to take part in the research that Xtreme Everest has been conducting for the last ten years. It was a privilege for our department to be extended an invitation to participate. … Continue Reading