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Anesthesiology Research

The academic Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri–Kansas City has clinical faculty at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Truman Medical Center, and Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in addition to five research faculty at the University of Missouri−Kansas City School of Medicine and Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience.

Research and scholarly activity are requirements of the anesthesiology residency review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Exploration of new knowledge keeps the faculty on the leading edge of new advances, stimulates inquiry, and promotes quality patient care. It is also an important educational tool for residents’ learning and for their academic development.

Recent highlights

We are pleased to announce that Johan P. Suyderhoud, M.D., joined the department in July. Dr. Suyderhoud is professor and academic chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri−Kansas City School of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Dr. Suyderhoud comes to us with 25 years of clinical and academic experience at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. There he served as professor and vice chairman for the Department of Anesthesiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as well as chair of the Anesthesia Leadership Council for MedStar Health. Dr. Suyderhoud completed his residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Jonah Garrett, M.D., fourth-year anesthesiology resident, was awarded third place in the basic science section at the 2015 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference for his research entitled “Regulation of ERK Phosphorylation at Synaptic Sites by Glutamate and Dopamine in Rat Striatal Neurons.” 

Fourth-year anesthesiology resident Ashik Jivan, M.D., was awarded first place in the basic research category at Saint Luke’s Research Day in May for his research entitled “The Role of Acid-Sensing Ion Channels During Acute and Chronic Amphetamine Administration in Adult Mice.”

James Kelly, M.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology, was president of the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists for 2014−2015, serves as the Alternate Director for Missouri to the American Society of Anesthesiology, and is a member of the accreditation review committee for Anesthesia Assistants schools.

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