Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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November 2012

Stanford Anesthesia Chief Residents

Now that we are interviewing applicants for the residency I wanted to highlight the three Chief Residents this year.
Each interview day one of the three will interview all the candidates for that day.

Jared Pearson, M.D.
Jared Pearson was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Arts in Japanese, he completed his medical degree at the University of Vermont and transitional year internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He is thrilled to be at Stanford for anesthesiology residency as Chief Resident, and will be pursuing a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Hospital Colorado beginning in July 2013. He is married with 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls) ranging from ages 8 to 0. When not changing diapers or reading bedtime stories, he enjoys outdoor activities like camping, waterskiing, and snow skiing.

Catherine Reid, M.D.
I was born in Houston, TX but grew up learning to love the rain and great outdoors in Vancouver, Washington. Despite my love for the Pacific Northwest, I decided to experience another part of the country and studied chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. After starting graduate studies in environmental engineering, I had a change of heart and applied to medical school, finishing a MSE in environmental engineering before heading back to Texas to study medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor I not only discovered my passion for anesthesia, but also fortuitously met my other half, who was at the time a visiting medical student from Germany.

I decided after many years away, I needed to head back to the West Coast, and before starting my anesthesia residency, I completed my intern year in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the local county hospital. I have had the opportunity during my residency at Stanford to develop a broad range of interests, including research projects and global health experiences, and I am also particularly interested in critical care medicine and cardiac anesthesia. Throughout my time here in the Bay Area, I've tried to take advantage of all the great hiking and skiing opportunities, the wonderful food and cultural scene in San Francisco, and of course, the fabulous nearby wine country! After graduation, I plan on joining my fiance in Switzerland, where I'll be working at the hospital of the University of Bern.

Luis Verduzco, M.D.
Luis was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, a small border town near South Padre Island. After high school, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in biology and picked up salsa dancing (it is not uncommon to walk into his operating room and hear salsa drums playing in the background!). He worked as a health policy scholar on Capitol Hill for Eleanor Holmes Norton (Washington, D.C. delegate) prior to attending Harvard for his medical studies. During medical school, he received support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to research outcomes data on patients undergoing neuro-interventional therapies for acute ischemic stroke. Luis also developed a particular interest in sickle cell stroke during that year, and he went on to publish on the topic. More importantly, he met his wife, Anosheh Afghahi, during medical school and they “couples matched” at Stanford University. Luis enjoys spending time with his wife, playing soccer every Sunday (except when on-call), and going on hikes with his wife on the amazing trails in San Carlos, where he currently resides.

Thank you,

Stanford Anesthesia Senior Resident Teaching Scholar

I wanted to let you know that the department has developed a new resident education leadership position: the Stanford Anesthesia Senior Resident Teaching Scholar. Dr. Ankeet Udani is this years Resident Teaching Scholar.

Rationale: A resident leadership position to promote the education mission in the department with main goal to enhance the educational experience for Stanford anesthesia residents

Appointment: 12 months beginning March 1

Election: by vote of Education Committee after 1 page proposal (deadline February 1) by interested residents

Eligible: CA1 or CA2 (preferred) at time of appointment

Background: The use and study of novel teaching methods has proliferated in the past few years within Stanford anesthesia. The goal is to be a leader in medical simulation, informatics, blended learning, and classroom innovations.

Job description:

help lead the Anesthesia Intern Education Program
Ex officio member of Education Committee

Develop and implement an innovative curriculum for anesthesia residents with goal to publish or present results at national meeting

Serve as teacher in anesthesia simulation courses (EVOLE, ACRM)
The teaching scholar should have medical students working with them in the operating room and on other amenable clinical rotations

Promote anesthesia, critical care, and pain rotations to medical students
Recruitment of residency applicants interested in a career in medical education
Facilitate participation of residents in activities to promote education

Professional Development
Attend a formal course: SEA, Stanford Faculty Development Center Training for Clinical Teaching, and/or Stanford Simulation Instructor Course
Attend Medical Education Seminar Series led by Dr. Clarence Braddock when clinically available
Participate in Faculty Teaching Scholar Program and attend meetings

Budget: Available as needed.

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