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Our department's residents, fellows, faculty, families and friends enjoyed a lovely if unseasonably warm evening at Covel Commons on Saturday, June 18, as they celebrated the graduating house officers of 2016. The evening began with a reception...

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Class of 2016 Celebrates Graduation

"Awash in opioids!"


June 24th, 2016

"Prescription opioids have become a gateway to heroin," Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD, told the audience at Grand Rounds on June 22. While it's well appreciated that deaths from opioid overdose are increasing at an alarming rate,...

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Patients at UCLA Health will likely recover more quickly after colorectal surgery and return home sooner, thanks to better pain management techniques and other care improvements, as part of a program that will begin full implementation...

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Better Pain Management Speeds Recovery after Colorectal Surgery


Grants from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) are among the most competitive and prestigious awards our field has to offer. For two years in a row, UCLA's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine...

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Two Young Researchers Win Prestigious FAER Grants


Dear Colleagues: I am writing with sincere thanks to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2016 UCLA Exceptional Physicians awards. From more than 60 nominees, Drs. John Chalabi, Oscar Estrada, Brian Francis, Barbara Giesser, Fady Kaldas, and...

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2016 UCLA Exceptional Physicians


  This past year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded 1 of 8 Society for Education in Anesthesia-Health Volunteers Overseas (SEA-HVO) Traveling Fellowships. The Traveling Fellowship is a joint collaboration between the SEA and HVO to...

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The Society for Education in Anesthesia-Health Volunteers Overseas Fellowship in Vietnam


"I'm actually a very optimistic anesthesiologist," said Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, speaking to the audience at Grand Rounds of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine on April 27. "The future plays to our strengths," he...

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The Future of Anesthesiology: Resistance to Change Never Works


Congratulations to two of our department's remarkable scientists—Mansoureh Eghbali, PhD, and Thomas Vondriska, PhD—who are the winners of the only two grant awards this year from UCLA's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). They are studying...

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Award Winners Study Predictors of Heart Disease