Anesthesiology Department News

The following is recent news from the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Expand a topic to read more.

BWH Cardiac Anesthesia Director Elected as NBE President

Stanton K. Shernan, MD, FAHA, FASE, director of Cardiac Anesthesia in BWH's Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, has been elected president of the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). Dr. Shernan has performed 15 years of service with the NBE and was selected for his international reputation and devotion of his academic career to research and education in the use of perioperative echocardiography and its influence on surgical decision-making.

Since its inception, the NBE has become the leading, internationally renowned board for physicians seeking certification in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Its mission is to develop a certification process that will publicly recognize those physicians who have completed an approved training program in echocardiography and have passed an examination of special competence in echocardiography that is developed and administered by the NBE.

Researcher Receives Top Honors at AHA 2013 Scientific Sessions

Annarosa Leri, MD, a researcher with the BWH Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and the Cardiovascular Division, presented the George E. Brown Memorial Lecture at the American Heart Association 2013 Scientific Sessions.

Established in 1935, the George E. Brown Memorial Lecture was created to honor the memory of Brown, who was part of one of the small groups that was responsible for the formation of the Section for the Study of the Peripheral Circulation of the American Heart Association, and was elected the first Chairman of the Section. This named lecture is a great honor for presenters.

Anesthesiology Associate Professor Awarded Nanotechnology Prize

Omid Farokhzad, MD, Director of the Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Biomaterials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, was recently named one of two 2013 Laureates of the RUSNANOPRIZE, the largest international nanotechnology prize, for his work in advancing nanoparticle technologies. Dr. Farokhzad has been recognized in the field of Nanomaterials and Surface Modification for his role in the innovation, development and industrialization of nanoparticle technologies for medical applications.

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