Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

News, Announcements and Honors

Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s and resident's latest achievements, awards and honors.

Announcements

  • Northwestern co-hosts Association of University Anesthesiologist meeting in April
    03.30.2018
    Northwestern University and the University of Chicago co-hosts annual Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) meeting in Chicago, April 26-27.
  • 03.17.2018
  • Visiting Professor Ajay Wasan, MD, MSc, University of Pittsburgh speaks at Grand Rounds
    03.16.2018
    Visiting Professor Ajay Wasan, MD, MSc, Professor and Vice Chair for Pain Medicine, from the University of Pittsburgh, spoke at Grand Rounds on: "Managing Chronic Pain as a Chronic Disease."
  • Visiting Professor Dan Berkowitz, MD, from Johns Hopkins Medicine speaks at Grand Rounds
    03.09.2018
    Visiting Professor Dan Berkowitz, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins Medicine, spoke at Grand Rounds on: "Blood Vessels That See and Airways That Taste: Promiscuous GPCR’s as a Paradigm for Innovation in Therapy."
  • Visiting Professor Amr Abouleish, MD, MBA, University of Texas-Galveston, spoke at Grand Rounds
    02.23.2018
    Visiting Professor Amr Abouleish, MD, MBA, Professor of Anesthesiology from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, spoke at Grand Rounds on: "Working Hard-Hardly Working: An Update on Measuring Clinical Productivity of Individual Anesthesiologists."
  • Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH, named to the Illinois Department of Health’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
    02.23.2018
    Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH, named to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
  • Three residents complete one-month rotation in Dominican Republic
    02.21.2018
    CA-3 Residents Benjamin Johnson, Chris Schilf, and Milly Turakhia completed a one-month international rotation at the Hospital Materno Reynaldo Almánzar, Villa Mella, Santo Domingo Norte in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Johnson presented a lecture to the medical staff in Spanish.
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  • 02.02.2018
  • Greg Booth, MD, receives first annual Lawrence A. and Ellen S. Wilson Award for innovation in education
    10.09.2017

    Dr. Lawrence Wilson was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy from 1956-1965 and on active duty from 1956-1958. He went to medical school at Dartmouth Medical College and Case Western Reserve. He completed a surgery residency from 1958-1961 at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire and Vermont and an anesthesiology residency from 1961-1965 at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  Dr. Wilson joined the Northwestern faculty in 1967. For many years, Larry ran the OR schedule, where he quickly became affectionately known as “Coach”. Larry worked his entire professional career at Northwestern and retired in 1994.

    In celebration of her husband Larry’s tenure and contributions to the Department, Ellen provided a substantial gift to Northwestern University last October. In turn, the “Dr. Lawrence A. and Ellen S. Wilson Award” was created. The Award will be given to residents who support patient-oriented research and/or advance clinical innovation and education. Larry Wilson’s wife, Helen, bestowed the first annual award to Chief Resident, Gregory Booth, MD.

  • Jillian Kent, MD, OB Anes fellows receives Pilot Data Program Grant
    10.06.2017
    Congratulations to Jillian Kent, MD, Obstetrical Anesthesiology fellow, forreceiving the Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW) Pilot Data Program Grant.
  • The CCM Fellowship fills all four positions
    06.05.2017

    Congratulations to all of the residents who matched into Northwestern's CCM Fellowship Program:

    Jennifer Denk, MD: Med School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; Residency: Advocate Christ Medical

    Rhonda Douglas, MD: Med School: University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine; Residency: William Beaumont Hospital

    Howard Lee, MD: Med School: George Washington University; Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

    Maria Gordan, MD: Med School: TechnischeUniversitaet Muenchen/Technical University of Munich; Residency: University of Iowa Hospital

News

Honors

  • Honorio Benzon, MD, is guest editor for November edition of Anesthesia and Analgesia
    11.01.2017

    AAcoverProfessor of Anesthesiology Honorio Benzon, MD, is guest editor for the November 2017 edition of Anesthesia and Analgesia, which focuses on the opioid crisis.Dr. Benzon wrote editorials on "Houston, We Have a Problem!: The Role of the Anesthesiologist in the Current Opioid Epidemic" and "Themed Issue on the Opioid Epidemic: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go From Here?" In addition, Assistant Professor Hubert Benzon, MD, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, wrote a review article on Evidence for the Efficacy of Systematic Opioid-Sparing Analgesics in Pediatric Surgical Populations.

  • Greg Booth, MD, receives first annual Lawrence A. and Ellen S. Wilson Award for innovation in education
    10.09.2017

    Dr. Lawrence Wilson was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy from 1956-1965 and on active duty from 1956-1958. He went to medical school at Dartmouth Medical College and Case Western Reserve. He completed a surgery residency from 1958-1961 at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire and Vermont and an anesthesiology residency from 1961-1965 at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  Dr. Wilson joined the Northwestern faculty in 1967. For many years, Larry ran the OR schedule, where he quickly became affectionately known as “Coach”. Larry worked his entire professional career at Northwestern and retired in 1994.

    In celebration of her husband Larry’s tenure and contributions to the Department, Ellen provided a substantial gift to Northwestern University last October. In turn, the “Dr. Lawrence A. and Ellen S. Wilson Award” was created. The Award will be given to residents who support patient-oriented research and/or advance clinical innovation and education. Larry Wilson’s wife, Helen, bestowed the first annual award to Chief Resident, Gregory Booth, MD.

  • Jillian Kent, MD, OB Anes fellows receives Pilot Data Program Grant
    10.06.2017
    Congratulations to Jillian Kent, MD, Obstetrical Anesthesiology fellow, forreceiving the Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW) Pilot Data Program Grant.