UNMC Department of Anesthesiology lends a Helping Hand in Rural Rwanda

Dr. Sebelik teaches medical students from the University of Gitwe.

More than 100 patients (mostly women with large thyroid goiters) crowded into a makeshift preoperative screening clinic in the rural Gitwe Hospital in western Rwanda.  Some came from nearby communities. Others had journeyed hours by foot, by car, or by motorcycle taxi for the chance to have surgery.   Throughout the hospital’s network of covered outdoor breezeways, mothers waited with their children for evaluations by the pediatric team.  Most of the kids… Continue Reading

ASA Presentations and Workshops

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) held their Annual Meeting in Chicago on October 21-25, 2016. A large number of UNMC Anesthesiology Department faculty were asked to present and conduct workshops during the meeting. On Saturday, Dr. Nick Markin and Dr. Sasha Shillcutt co-moderated the Basic TEE workshop. Dr. Amy Duhachek-Stapleman, Dr. Megan Chacon, Dr. Ellen Roberts and Dr. Thomas Schulte all instructed during the workshop…. Continue Reading

Dr. Barbara Hurlbert awarded Distinguished Alumnus Award

Barbara Hurlbert, M.D., from the class of 1971 will receive the College of Medicine Alumni Engagement Council Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. Hurlbert is Professor Emeritus and former Vice-Chair of Education of the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Hurlbert retired from clinical practice in 2015. The Alumni Reunion Weekend will take place on October 7th and 8th, with over 200 UNMC alumni from the College of Medicine, the College… Continue Reading