Latest News and Announcements
Dr. Rubin’s Step Test App named Grand Prize Winner by The University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Congratulations to Drs. Rubin and Gerlach who have been notified that Dan Rubin’s Step Test was named the Grand Prize winner of the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation “2017 Showdown New Venture Challenge”. After a full year of submissions (75 in total) and a full year of “projects” for the four finalists, the judged selected the iOS app “Step Test” as the grand prize winner. Dr. Rubin presented the Step Test app during a DACC grand rounds in May 2017.
Dr. Mohammed Minhaj Elected as Vice President of the University of Chicago MEDICINE Medical Staff
Congratulations to Dr. Mohammed Minhaj who has been elected as Vice President of the University of Chicago MEDICINE medical staff!
Dr. Alan Schurle Selected as 2017 Pritzker ETHos Award for Excellence in Teaching and Humanism
Congratulations to Dr. Allan Schurle who was informed that he has been selected as one of the nine residents from the Unversity of Chicago Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem to recieve the 2017 Pritzker ETHos Award for Excellence in Teaching and Humanism on the basis of his demonstrated professionalism and his stature as a role model for medical students.
Dr. Rebecca Gerlach receives 2017 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Kaplan Leadership Development Award
Dr. Rebecca Gerlach is the recipient of the 2017 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists highly prestigious Kaplan Leadership Development Award. Congratulations, Rebecca!
Drs. John-Henry Harrison and Alan Schurle Selected as Chief Residents for Coming Academic Year
Congratulations to our two new Chief Residents for the coming academic year, Drs. John-Henry Harrison and Alan Schurle!
The process for electing the Chief Residents starts with the identification of resident nominated candidates. A small group of the most frequently resident-selected nominees then goes to the faculty for consideration. Both Drs. Harrison and Schurle were selected by their peers and the faculty as outstanding candidates to hold this important position.
Dr. Ellen Choi Elected to Serve as Officer on the Council of the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors
Dr. Ellen Choi was recently elected to serve as an officer on the Council of the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors. Ellen is one of only two officers on the board representing Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Dr. Magdalena Anitescu Elected Secretary of the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors
Dr. Magdalena Anitescu was elected to the position of Secretary of the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors (AASPD), a subset of the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations. AASPD is composed of all ACGME accredited program directors in subspecialties of anesthesiology including Adult Cardiothoracic, Critical Care Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Congratulations, Dr. Anitescu!
Dr. Magdalena Anitescu Elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Pain Program Directors
Dr. Magdalena Anitescu was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Pain Program Directors, an association committed to promotion of pain medicine education and career development for multidisciplinary pain specialists and trainees.
Congratulations, Dr. Anitescu!
Dr. Allan Klock Selected as Senior Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Allan Klock who was selected as a Senior Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence (http://bucksbauminstitute.uchicago.edu).
The Bucksbaum Institute recognizes great skills in senior faculty as a caring physician and teacher with a strong emphasis on developing strong doctor-patient relationships. Dr. Klock joins Drs. Jerome Klafta and David Glick as Senior Faculty Scholars from DACC.
Dr. David Dickerson Participates in Panel Discussion with Surgeon General and Sen. Durbin on Opioid Epidemic
Dr. David Dickerson participated in a panel discussion on the opioid epidemic with the Surgeon General and Sen. Durbin. The complete article can be viewed at the link below.
Dr. Keith Ruskin Designated a Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Medical Examiner
Keith J Ruskin, MD, has recently been designated a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation medical examiner. After being selected by the FAA’s regional flight surgeon, aviation medical examiners must complete a comprehensive training program at the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute. The FAA also requires periodic recurrent training with both online courses and themed seminars.
Dr. Sajid Shahul Elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists
Congratulations to Dr. Sajid Shahul who was recently notified of his election to the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).
Dr. Dan McGehee Receives 2016 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Congratulations to Dr. Dan McGehee who has been awarded the 2016 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Dr. Keith Ruskin Receives Aerospace Human Factors Assoc. William E. Collins Award
Congratulations to Dr. Keith Ruskin on receiving the William E. Collins Award for Outstanding Human Factors Publication of the Year presented by the Aeorspace Human Factors Association!
Dr. Ori Gottlieb Elected Vice President of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists
Congratulations to Dr. Ori Gottlieb on his election as Vice President of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists!