UNMC Anesthesiologist Maria Michaelis shows support in Omaha Children’s Museum Medical Exhibit

Maria Michaelis, MD and her daughter Laini were recently part of an informational video that is currently being presented at the Omaha Children’s Museum Medical Exhibit. The video demonstrates a simulated pre-op visit with a pediatric patient to show children what to expect should they ever need surgery. This portion of the Medical Exhibit is part of the ImagiNation Exhibit and is sponsored by the Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS). Dr…. Continue Reading

UNMC Department of Anesthesiology lends a Helping Hand in Rural Rwanda

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