• Birmingham recommendations from our 2020 resident recruitment directors

    Recruitment Directors 2020

    We asked our resident recruitment directors to share some of their favorite places to visit. Read below to find out how they enjoy spending their time outside the hospital. 

  • Theresa Northern, DO, MPH, featured on UAB MedCast

    Northern MedCast
    In a recent episode of UAB MedCast, Theresa Northern, DO, MPH, sat down to discuss best practices relating to anesthesia, intubation, and airway management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Listen to Dr. Northern's episode here. All podcasts are eligible for CME credit

  • Rapid REINVENT

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our regular Spring REINVENT cycle was deferred and the Rapid REINVENT program was implemented in April. The purpose of the program was to promote and encourage innovation in COVID-19 research. Seven projects received funding in the first cycle in April and five projects received funding in May. Congratulations to those awarded!

  • Congratulations to Our Graduates!

    2017 graduation

    The department held its 2017 resident and fellow graduation on Friday, June 2, at B&A Warehouse. We had a record turnout (nearly 200 guests) and a terrific time!

  • Meet the Chiefs: Charles Warren, M.D.

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    Our days typically start early but I try to check emails and get started with some coffee before heading into work. Ideally, I have reviewed my cases for the next day and arrive to prepare my OR and to converse with my patients, as well as the surgery team, if needed. The number and types of cases we do as residents varies tremendously from day-to-day, which is great for training. After I am relieved from the OR, I typically prepare for the next day’s cases and read/study before dinner plans. (I probably eat out too much, but I still enjoy cooking with my wife a couple times per week). 

  • Meet the Chiefs: John Briggs, M.D.

    Briggs John


    Get up, usually between 4:30 and 5, to a brewing pot of coffee. A quick shower helps to wake me up, and I get ready quickly. Then I'm off to the OR for whatever the day may hold: new blocks, interesting cases, and always something to learn. At the end of the day, I head home to my beautiful wife and get ready for the next day.

  • Meet the Chiefs: Nicole McCoy, M.D.



    A day as an anesthesia resident starts EARLY! We set up our assigned operating room prior to 6 a.m. lecture then start our cases around 7 a.m. Most days, residents are relieved by the call team or late-stay CRNAs at 3 p.m., which is a huge bonus of training at UAB. After 3 p.m., we are typically able to take moonlighting call, study, exercise, or spend time with family and friends. Every evening we call the attending to establish a plan for the following day’s cases. The days are long but fun and full of learning from patients, attendings, and upper-level residents.

  • 2018 Match Day Results

    On behalf of Susan Black, M.D.:

    I am pleased to tell you that we had a very strong interview season, filling our 21 positions with a very diverse group of physicians. These physicians are all joining our four-year categorical residency program in June 2018:

  • Meet the Chiefs: Michael Osunsanmi, M.D.



    A typical day usually begins with some form of preparation to care for a patient, whether it be setting up your OR, setting up for a regional anesthetic, or rounding on patients in the unit. It usually ends just before you've exhausted your mental capacity for the day in an attempt to take the best care of patients that you can. 

  • Meet the Chiefs: Blake Norman, M.D.



    For most OR rotations, we arrive to the OR by 5:30 a.m. to set up then attend morning lecture before heading to holding to meet our first patient of the morning. Cases generally start at 7:00 a.m. and residents are relieved at 3:00 p.m. to do their call duties, moonlighting, studies, or extracurricular activities. We generally spend some of this time reviewing our cases for the next day and discussing the anesthetic plan with our attending.

  • Meet the Chiefs: Ryne Schlitz, M.D.



    The typical day depends on the rotation, but we usually arrive around 5:30 to set up our OR prior to morning conference. Cases start at 7:00 (or 8:00 on Tuesday), and residents are relived at 3:00 unless on-call or participating in internal moonlighting.

  • Alumnus Brian Barki, M.D., on Nat Geo Show

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    Dr. Brian Barki, who completed his residency with the UAB Department of Anesthesiology in 2012, is featured on a new Nat Geo show. Called The Surgery Ship,it details the dramatic stories that take place aboard a ship that docks in the poorest sections of West Africa to provide life-saving care for patients who otherwise would go without. The show has begun airing in Europe and Australia—stay tuned for U.S. dates. Meanwhile, we caught up with Dr. Barki about the experience.

  • 100% Pass Rate!

    Dr. Lee Ann Riesenberg, Associate Director Education, reports that everyone who recently took the American Board of Medical Qualty (AMBQ) exam passed.

  • Meet the Chiefs: Michelle Tubinis, M.D.

    TubinisWe asked our 2016-17 chief residents to share their thoughts on the job. MeetMichelle Tubinis, M.D.

  • Meet the Chiefs: Chris Blakely, M.D.

    BlakelyWe asked our 2016-17 chief residents to share their thoughts on the job. Meet Chris Blakely, M.D.

  • Matalon appointed editor-in-chief of Physiological Reviews

    Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (Hon), has been tapped to become editor-in-chief of the American Physiological Society’s Physiological Reviews effective January 2018.

  • Korbe Cup Charity Golf Tournament

    Korbe CupWe held the annual Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine golf tournament Saturday, May 6th. Four teams competed in the scramble, and Sam Korbe's dominance of the event finally ended.

  • Meet the Chiefs: Michael Chestnut, M.D.

    ChestnutWe asked our 2016-17 chief residents to share their thoughts on the job. Meet Michael Chestnut, M.D.

  • Pain Clinic Featured in B-Metro magazine

    UAB Pain Clinic 2017From Left: Alethia Baldwin Sellers, MD, MSQ; Brandon S. Brooks, MD; Prentiss Lawson, Jr., MD; Peter Nagi, MD; Marcia J. Howton, MD; Virginia Hazelrig Allred, MSN, CRNP; James Weisberg, PhD; Amy Kennedy, MSN, CRNP; Ryan Almeida, MD; Roland Short, MD.Our physicians and nurse practitioners from the UAB Pain Treatment Clinic were recently in B-Metro magazine. What a talented and great-looking bunch!

  • Gu Named Endowed Chair

    Jianguo Gu 1Dr. Jianguo Gu, M.B., Ph.D., who held the title of Edward A. Ernst, M.D., Endowed Professor, now holds the title of Edward A. Ernst, M.D., Ph.D., Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology.