Complex regional pain syndrome is rare, affecting only one in 300,000 people. Yet it is the most painful chronic disease known to humankind, according to the McGill pain index. And some patients live with this disease for years and even decades before ever receiving a diagnosis.
A hearty congratulations to all of our ASA presenters this year: Drs. Dougan, Sharawi, Troughton, Yeh, Lide, Singh, Napolitano, Palascak, Chakraborty, D’Souza, Jones, and Gentry. Thank you to the many people who showed up to support our departmental colleagues for each of the presentations. Both the scientific and the clinical programs were outstanding—for anyone interested […]
Sarah Margaret “Maggie” Coffield, D.O., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Dr. Coffield received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She interned at UAMS in 2014-2015 and completed her anesthesiology residency at UAMS in 2015-2018. Dr. Coffield most recently completed a pediatric anesthesiology […]
100% Amazing Congratulations to our 14 Clinical Anesthesia 2 (CA-2) residents on their 100% pass rate on the American Board of Anesthesiology Basic Exam – and to the many faculty and staff members whose dedication to resident education made this possible. These outstanding residents are Drs. Kevin Barkley, Daniel Bingham, Elizabeth Blankenship, Stephanie Kierstead, Paul […]
Join us for the Anesthesia Department Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 11, starting at 8:00 AM at the Rebsamen Tennis Center in Midtown on 12th Street. Highlights: All UAMS, ACH & VA Anesthesia departmental employees and immediate family can participate. Entries can be in the following categories: Men’s Singles Men’s Doubles Women’s Singles Women’s Doubles […]
People with chronic painful diabetic neuropathy are being enrolled in a research study of a spinal cord stimulation device designed to reduce the pain. Dr. Jonathan Goree of the Department of Anesthesiology explains the device on Fox 16 Good Day. Watch the video on the Fox 16 website.
David Kelley, D.O., has joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an Assistant Professor. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care medicine-anesthesiology, both at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Kelley has over 10 years of […]
On January 18th and 19th, the North American Neuromodulation Society met to discuss advances in the fields of spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and deep brain stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain and other chronic diseases. Lauren Byers, APRN, won the nurse practitioner travel award for her presentation of dorsal root ganglion stimulation for persistent […]
The use of FaceTime during brain surgery became a reality recently at UAMS. UAMS Neuroanesthesiologist Doctor Indranil Charkraborty pitched the idea to an awake craniotomy patient before he went under the knife. He used the FaceTime as a way to calm Chris Stephenson as surgeons attempted to removed the orange sized tumor pressing on his […]
Two UAMS Anesthesiology residents presented at The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Fall 2018 Conference: Patrick Page on the chronic treatment of Genitofemoral Neuralgia and Lawson Smith on a challenging case of discitis after an injection of allograft umbilical stem cells.