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This past year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded 1 of 8 Society for Education in Anesthesia-Health Volunteers Overseas (SEA-HVO) Traveling Fellowships. The Traveling Fellowship is a joint collaboration between the SEA and HVO to...

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The Society for Education in Anesthesia-Health Volunteers Overseas Fellowship in Vietnam


"I'm actually a very optimistic anesthesiologist," said Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, speaking to the audience at Grand Rounds of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine on April 27. "The future plays to our strengths," he...

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The Future of Anesthesiology: Resistance to Change Never Works


Congratulations to two of our department's remarkable scientists—Mansoureh Eghbali, PhD, and Thomas Vondriska, PhD—who are the winners of the only two grant awards this year from UCLA's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). They are studying...

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Award Winners Study Predictors of Heart Disease


A UCLA anesthesiology team tested a novel device for securing endotracheal tubes, and learned that it works far better than securing the tubes with tape of any kind. The new device has the potential to improve...

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New Device Improves ETT Security


"We are in a very chaotic period right now," said Visiting Professor Keith A. (Tony) Jones, MD, during his Grand Rounds lecture for the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine on March 30. "But the...

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Anesthesiologists as Acute Care Physicians:  A Value-Added Proposition


I had the pleasure of being the fifth resident to participate in the exchange rotation between UCLA and the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU). It was an amazing experience to learn...

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Dr. Steven Tu, 5th Resident to Participate in the Exchange Program with the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine.


"Most useful" and "best conference" were the most common terms I heard enthusiastically used by residents to describe the 2016 ASA Practice Management Conference. As director of District 15, the resident section of CSA, I would...

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Resident Reflections on the 2016 ASA Practice Management Conference

Staff Appreciation Dinner 2015


January 26th, 2016

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine held its annual Staff Appreciation Dinner on Friday December 18th at the Hotel Angeleno. Physicians and staff from all locations celebrated milestones achieved in 2015, including the opening of...

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Staff Appreciation Dinner 2015