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Dr. Johnathan Pregler, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, has been appointed Director of Operative Services of the Westwood Campus.  Dr. Pregler has served as the Director of the UCLA Westwood Surgery Center since 1996. Dr. Sam Wald,...

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Dr. Pregler, Director of Operative Services, Westwood Campus

My Mission to India


February 23rd, 2014

When Dr. Swati Patel, our department pediatric chief, approached me to join her on a mission to India with Medical Missions for Children (www.mmfc.org), I literally jumped at the opportunity. During my last year of residency...

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My Mission to India


The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative medicine recently announced the Grand Prize Winner of the First Annual Jordan D. Miller Safety and Innovation in Medicine Award. Dr. Fereidoun Abtin, Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of...

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The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine announces winner of the First Annual Jordan D. Miller Safety and Innovation in Medicine Award.


This year the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, CA from October 12th to 16th, 2013. The UCLA Department of Anesthesiology had excellent participation in all aspects of the meeting...

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UCLA Department of Anesthesiology at the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting


On September 30th 2013, Dr. Jun Sasaki and I became the first graduates of the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology’s Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. The ACGME accredited fellowship is one of many endeavors within the department paving...

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UCLA Dept of Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship

Antigua, Guatemala


September 10th, 2013

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” I have found this to be indisputably true. I was raised as one of twelve children, by...

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Antigua, Guatemala


First started in 2012, UCLA residents have the opportunity to travel to Hangzhou, China to rotate at the Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU). Located in a large metropolitan area with over 3...

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An International Elective in China

In Honor of Dr. Kapur


May 20th, 2013

On April 13th, faculty, alumni, and family gathered to honor Dr. Patricia Kapur as she retires as Chair of the Department for 17 years and assumes the role of Executive Vice President of the UCLA Health...

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In Honor of Dr. Kapur