May 8, 2024

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology – New Team Members for November through April 2024

We welcome the below new faculty and staff members to the department. Qing (Jenny) Song, MD, CAA Jenny joined the department on November 20th as a Certified Anesthesiology Assistant to support Memorial Hermann Hospital.  She received her MD from Tongji…


April 26, 2024

MSA APD Announcement

The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine would like to announce the appointments of Chaveli Licata CAA and Emily Mathuria CAA as Associate Program Directors for the UTHealth Master of Science in Anesthesia Program.  Preparations are underway to…


April 15, 2024

Dr. Yanyu Wang Promoted to Director of Research Services

The department is pleased to announce the promotion of Yanyu Wang, Ph.D., to Director, Research Services, for the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, effective March 16, 2024. As Director of the Research Services, Yanyu will lead the…


April 12, 2024

Celebrating Dr. Evan Pivalizza

After an incredible 30 years of dedicated service to our department and medical school, Dr. Pivalizza will be embarking on a new chapter as the inaugural Residency Program Director in Tyler, Texas recruited by, and reuniting with another superb alumnus…


April 4, 2024

MSA Program featured in McGovern’s Scoop Newsletter

Featured in this issue of Scoop, Dr. John Hancock, Executive Dean of McGovern Medical School, talks about the new Master of Science in Anesthesia Program.   Scoop: A Publication of McGovern Medical School (uth.edu)


April 1, 2024

Profound Gratitude for Dr. Karel Riha’s 33 Years of Exemplary Service

We would like to take a moment to mark a poignant moment in our department as our esteemed colleague Dr. Karel Riha retires. With great appreciation, we wish to take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude for the outstanding…


March 12, 2024

Scientific Review Focuses on Hypoxia-Inducible Factors

A new scientific review published by faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine highlights the biochemical mechanisms that control the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) and the molecular strategies to pharmacologically promote or…


November 27, 2023

Master of Science in Anesthesia Program Announcement

The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine is thrilled to announce the Master of Science in Anesthesia Program.  The UTH-MSA program will be the twenty-first program established in the country, housed under the McGovern Medical School, and the…


November 15, 2023

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology – New Team Members for September through October 2023

We would like to welcome the below new faculty and staff members to the department. Alyssa Pinkston, FNP Alyssa joined the department on May 15th as a Family Nurse Practitioner to the LBJ Pre-op clinic.  She received her adult-geriatric nurse practitioner…


November 13, 2023

Department Researchers Awarded $2.6M NIH Grant

A four-year, $2.6 million grant to study circadian rhythm and novel therapies to protect the heart during a heart attack or cardiac surgery has been awarded to UTHealth Houston by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the…


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