UTSW Department of Anesthesiology

Resident Newsletter April & May 2016

Wisdom from the Chairman

This is my favorite time of the year. March Madness is upon us and the Masters golf tournament is just around the corner. As the child of two basketball coaches, I enjoy seeing how the greatest college coaches get the best from their team at this most important time of the year. I have observed that great coaches don’t give answers, they ask the right questions. As the coach of your team, I want to ask each of you, “what do you love?” I will tell you that I love being your coach and watching you grow and develop into the finest anesthesiologists that are produced in this country. The Beatles were right when they sang, “I don’t care too much for money, because money can’t buy me love.” Fulfillment is found in “want to,” never “have to.” I want to get up every day and be your coach. I have realized that love for something outside yourself makes you remarkable. I want each of you to be remarkable human beings and physicians. Love lifts a job from work to a calling. I feel a calling every day to be your coach-that calling is at the core of my soul. Love inspires because it ignites your soul. Your soul is what can drive you to achieve extraordinary things in your personal and professional life. As spring unfolds, ask yourself over the next several weeks, ”what do I love.” This will help you find real purpose in your life. Focus on things you love, even when you are doing things you don’t. It is a privilege to be your coach.


Congratulations to our new matches for 2016!



2016 Advanced

2017 Advanced

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Graduation 2016

Friday, June 17th, 5:30-10pm

6001 Forest Park Road

Dallas, TX

Please join us on Friday, June 17th on the 14th floor of the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building to share in the graduation festivities for the Class of 2016.

Happy Hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and graduation

beyond vapor camp 2016

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Chiefs' Corner

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Thank you to the old Chief Residents Jeremy Bates, William Manson, and Nich Okoro for their fantastic job this past year.

We are excited about our incoming residents! Starting in July 2016, we will be joined by 15 interns, 5 additional CA-1s, and 1 additional CA-3. Keep your eyes open for them as 4 of the new residents are already here at UTSW! Plus, we found out our next year's advanced CA-1s who will start July 2017.

Right now, we are hard at work making the 2016-2017 rotation schedule, and our priority is to make sure everyone satisfies their graduation requirements. As always, please let us know as soon as you can about Interviews, Jury Duty, Scheduled Doctor's Appointments, Conferences, Educational courses, and FMLA. We appreciate everyone's flexibility and understanding with schedule changes when our friends become ill, have family emergencies, and have other life events.


Jia Romito

Bailor Hardman

Eugene Chung

Anesthesia Chief Residents 2016-2017

Needlestick Exposure (Important Numbers)


Go to Employee Health Services on weekdays between 7am-4pm (214-820-3323)

Go to ED outside business hours


Use Children's paging directory, in the purple On-Call Schedule Search area, type "Occupational Health Dallas" for 24 hour on-call pager

Clements University Hospital:

24 hour pager: 214-588-6263


Go to Occupational Health on weekdays between 7:30am-5pm (214-590-8121)

24 hour pager: 214-786-8121

You can also search for "Needlestick or Splash Exposure" pager in the Parkland on-call paging system

Texas Scottish Rite:

Occupational Health Coordinator will assist you in the process


Pam Gilchrist will walk with you to Employee Health (214-857-2013)

Go to the VA Hospital's Emergency Room outside business hours


24 hour pager: 214-588-6263

Case Log Tips

Hints to obtain your thoracic numbers...remember that lung transplants, epicardial lead placements, and mediastinoscopy count towards your thoracic numbers! If you are placing a double lumen tube or bronchial blocker, you are likely performing a case that would count towards your thoracic numbers. If you are unsure, just ask!

Motivation Station *and funnies*