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Medical Student Symposium

"Treating Children with Chronic Pain"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11 a.m. PST

Pediatric pain specialist Dr. Shalini S. Shah will discuss effective ways to diagnose common pain issues in children and new approaches for alleviating their chronic pain.

Join the webinar at and ask Dr. Shah questions live on Twitter by using #UCIHealthChat and on the UC Irvine Health Facebook page.

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2014 California Anesthesia Medical Student Symposium
"Understanding the Future of Anesthesiology"

Medical Student Symposium

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Irvine, California

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This third annual symposium will be an exciting opportunity for medical students to experience and better understand the future of the exciting specialty, anesthesiology. Lecture and workshop topics are expected to include Perioperative Surgical Home, Ultrasound in the OR, CRNA’s expanding role, simulation, and increasing automation. The symposium will also feature a residency fair with all of the top California Residency Programs represented.

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Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)

Medical Education Simulation Center

Course Dates:
Monday, October 27, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is now endorsed by the American Society of ASA Simulation Education Network LogoAnesthesiologists to provide Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) simulation training. During the one-day course, diplomats will be in the “hot seat” and manage one critical care scenario and view and provide clinical assistance in other scenarios.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

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The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is a proud participant in the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR).

Department News

  • The Inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit - A Transformative Vision
    The energy inside the main ballroom at the Balboa Bay Resort on June 7 was unparalleled. The authority of the occasion was undeniable, as international experts in perioperative medicine came together for what promised to be a moment of transformation for medicine...
  • Harvard Anesthesiologist to Lead the Pain Management Program at UC Irvine Health
    We are delighted to announce that Padma Gulur, MD, has accepted the position of director of pain services at UC Irvine Health. Gulur comes to us from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Harvard Medical School where she served as director of...
  • UC Irvine Anesthesia Experts Introduce New Model of Surgical Care
    The inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit hosted by UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care on June 7-8, 2014 provided medical professionals with evidence-based data for a new model of patient care...
  • Joint Commission Certifies UC Irvine Health Hip and Knee Replacement Programs
    UC Irvine Health’s Joint Surgical Home has come a long way since its inception in 2012 under the leadership of Dr. Zeev Kain, Dr. Ranjan Gupta and Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf. Not only the project reached its high success rate in lowering the cost of care, decreasing patient’s length of hospital stay and ...
  • What is a Periopeartive Surgical Home?
    The “medical home” is just one of the healthcare reform measures proposed to provide coordinated care and reduce healthcare costs. Best described as a philosophy of primary care, the medical home should be patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety...
  • UC Irvine Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care Faculty Publishes Three Medical Books Transforming the Next Generation of Anesthesiologists and the Future of Anesthesiology
    The department is leading significant change in the field of practicing anesthesiology with three recently books published by the faculty that have earned national prominence...
  • FAER: Dr. Zeev Kain's New Appointment
    The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Zeev Kain for one three-year term to the board of directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)...
  • Maura Hofstadter, PhD Receives Excellence in Leadership Award
    Maura Hofstadter, PhD, Associate Chair and Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care of the University of California, Irvine, received the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award, UC Irvine’s top staff honor...
  • Forum Focus - Perioperative Surgical Home Model
    As hospitals and health systems look for ways to improve quality and safety while reducing costs, one new model of care, led by anesthesiologists, is doing just that. Modeled after the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), the perioperative surgical home (PSH) model coordinates...
  • Dr. Shalini Shah featured in OC Metro's Forty Under Forty
    Annual list of OC’s most impressive young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals. Shah’s extensive training to become the only specialist in Southern California with her unique credential to treat chronic pain in children began at New York’s Cornell University...
  • UC Health Innovation Fellowships to Improve Clinical Care
    Maxime Cannesson, MD and Shermeen Vakharia, MD received fellowships from the University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation to support projects designed to improve the quality and value of care delivered by UC Health...
  • Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, New Section Editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia
    Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD has been appointed as the new Section Editor for Technology, Computing, and Monitoring for the Journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. In this role, Dr. Cannesson will be responsible for all manuscripts related to Technology, Computing...

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