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In Memoriam: Alon Palm Winnie, M.D., ASRA Founding Father A lonzo Palm Winnie was born on May 16, 1932, in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Russell "Russ" Winnie, was a wellknown radio sportscaster and was the first announcer of the famed Green Bay Packers. As a young man, Dr. Winnie excelled at sports and academics, and his primary interests while at Princeton University were English and poetry. He completed premedical studies at the urging of his father which led to his attending Northwestern Medical School in 1954. As an adult, he officially changed his name to "Alon" from "Alonzo," the given name he never liked. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Winnie did his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. This was a difficult period of his life, fraught with family tragedy, including his contracting poliomyelitis despite receiving three courses of the newlydeveloped Sabin Polio Vaccine. Dr. Winnie experienced rapidly ascending paralysis, requiring an emergency cricothyrotomy and mechanical ventilation. As Dr. Winnie recovered his upper body strength, he began an intensive rehabilitative program with the help of his future wife, June. He approached Dr. Vincent J. Collins, the newly-appointed Chief of Anesthesia at Cook County Hospital, and asked to be trained as an anesthesiologist. Dr. Collins created his first anesthesiology residency position, and Dr. Winnie eventually became the first graduate of the program. Drs. Winnie and Collins would collaborate on many projects together, including the perivascular techniques for subclavian brachial plexus block and the anatomic "fascial sheath concept" for peripheral nerve blockade. From left to right: Doctors Prithvi Raj, Ken Candido, Alon Winnie Dr. Winnie remained on the faculty at Cook County Hospital until 1972 when he became Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois Medical Center, a position he would hold for seventeen years. With his passion for regional anesthesia and pain medicine, he and his fellow Founding Fathers created the modern ASRA we know today and served as President for five years. Dr. Winnie also held the offices of President of the Chicago Society of Anesthesiologists and President of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists. In 1992, he was recruited back to Cook County Hospital to become Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, a position he held for nearly a decade. Dr. Winnie received many awards throughout his career including the Distinguished Service Award, the Gaston Labat Award, the Karl Koller Gold Medal, to name a few. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, with added qualifications in Pain Management, a Fellow of the American College of Anesthesiologists, a Fellow of the Faculty of Anesthetists of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the Faculty of Anesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons in England. From left to right: Doctors Zairo Vieira, Alon Winnie, Vincent Collin I, like so many others of my generation, first learned of Dr. Winnie when his classic textbook on Brachial Plexus Block was published in 1983, and I had the incredible fortune of being trained by him. Dr. Winnie was a man with great passions for teaching and education, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2015 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine February 2015

In Memoriam : Alon Palm Winnie, M.D., ASRA Founding Father
President’s Message
40th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting
Resident and Fellow Events at the 2015 Spring Meeting
How We Do It: Managing an Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine (APPM) Service at the University of Florida
Ketamine—an Old Drug with New Tricks
Optimal Postcesarean Delivery Pain Management
Palliative Care and Pain Medicine—Beyond Intrathecal Pumps and Opioids
Scientist Spotlight—Dr. Guy Weinberg, Trailblazer in Patient Safety

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine February 2015