DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
Congratulations Class of 2019
The Department held it's annual graduation dinner on June 2, 2019 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside to celebrate the senior residents and fellows.
The evening began with a warm welcome by Dr. Robert Martin and an opening prayer by Dr. Jason Gatling. Everyone enjoyed delicious food while chatting and watching a photo slideshow of the graduates.
Dr. Elizabeth Ghazal presented the pediatric anesthesiology fellows: Drs. Tiffany Kim, Shilpi Mangla, and Michael Tulio. Dr. Melody Chang presented the critical care fellow: Dr. Carlos Sandoval. Dr. Ryan Lauer presented the cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow: Dr. Melinda Eshelman.
The chief residents hosted a hilarious trivia game and awarded the following faculty members with the Excellence in Resident Education Award for their outstanding efforts: Drs. Edward McCluskey, Uoo Kim, and Scott Carver.
Dr. Jason Gatling recognized each senior resident individually and presented them with a framed certificate.
Dr. Alexander Taborek was recognized as the Clinical Resident of the Year and Dr. Dustin Wailes was recognized as the Academic Resident of the Year and Research Resident of the Year.
Dr. Lenart presented Drs. Hoang, La, Lien, Lupu, Taborek, Taylor, Dorothy Wang, and Tony Wang, with the Service Director Award.
It was a fun evening filled with laughs and good company. Congratulations Class of 2019! We will miss you all!
2020-2021 Chief Residents
The Department is pleased to announce that Drs. Steve Nelson and Mandy Yan have been appointed Chief Residents for the Categorical Anesthesiology Residency program and Drs. Justin Calvert and Michael Douglas have been appointed Chief Residents for the Combined Anesthesiology/ Internal Medicine Residency Program for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Chief Residents are chosen for their leadership skills and clinical acumen. We look forward to each of them serving as teachers, role models, and colleagues.
Please join us in congratulating them on this noteworthy achievement.
We are extremely pleased to announce that both the Categorical Anesthesiology and the Combined Anesthesiology/ Internal Medicine Residency Programs filled all positions. Please join us in welcoming the individuals below to the department. Thank you to everyone involved in the interview process.
Categorical Anesthesiology - Class of 2024
Alex Darwish - California Northstate University
Shawn Engelhart - Loma Linda University
Albert Jeon - Oakland University William Beaumont
Charles Luo - University of Virginia
Jonathan Macleod - Northwestern University The Feinberg
Grant Monson - Western University of Health Sciences
Alexander Nemirov - Touro University Nevada
Nhi Nguyen - Western University of Health Sciences
Trevin Nishibun - Creighton University
Raechel Opsahl - Loma Linda University
Chinedum Oranusi - University of California Riverside
Clinton Riddell - University of Queensland
Va Shon Williams - Loma Linda University
Willem Xu - University of Southern California Keck
Combined Anesthesiology/Medicine - Class of 2025
Rashid Awan - University of California Riverside
Joshua Chrisman - University of Texas at Austin Dell
Congratulations Dr. Justin Calvert
The residency program would like to congratulate PGY-4 Internal Medicine/ Anesthesiology Combined Program Resident, Dr. Justin Calvert for his acceptance of the ASA Scholarship. He was given the opportunity to join other members of ASA leadership in Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with the Congressional staff and policymakers known as the "ASA Day in Washington." These discussions allowed Congressional staff to discuss current health care legislation and priorities, including surprise medical bills, improving rural access to care and supporting the physician-led anesthesia care team. We are extremely proud of Dr. Calvert and his many noteworthy achievements.
Welcome Dr. Amanda Chao
The Department is pleased to welcome Amanda Chao, MD.
Dr. Chao earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University in 2014, where she also completed her anesthesiology residency in 2018. She was appointed Instructor and will be working in the division of General Anesthesiology.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Chao to the Department.
Perioperative Surgical Home
Our department is one of the first sites for the PSH! With a fellowship in place, and under the direction of Dr. Gary Stier, this program has already made great changes at LLU. More information about the PSH can be found on the ASA website.
Congratulations Dr. An La
Class of 2019
Internal Medicine / Anesthesiology Combined Alumni
Congrats to one of our alumni, An La. She took on a Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University as has recently been asked to stay on as attending staff. .
We are so proud of you!
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