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University of Southern
California
By Chelsia Varner, MD  
The LAC + USC Anesthesiology Residency Program
experienced an exciting and progressive 2017 academic
year. In January, Holly Muir, MD, joined our team
as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and
is committed to fostering academic and professional
growth for the faculty of USC and strengthening
departmental relationships.
The leadership team additionally welcomed Jay
Roby, MD, as the Director of Resident Affairs, Janak
Chandrasoma, MD, as the Director of Curricular
Development, and Janella Godoy as the new program
administrator. Our entire team has worked together
to expand the scope of the residency program and
create wellness initiatives for medical staff, resident
physicians, and nurse anesthetists. We further expanded
clinical research participation and focused on quality
improvement and patient safety.

USC faculty and residents at the 2017 ASA Annual Meeting

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We are proud to acknowledge our residents'
accomplishments in education and clinical inquiry.
The American Board of Anesthesiology commended
two of our trainees for receiving scores on the Basic
Exam that were in the top 10 percent in the country.
Chris Lee, PGY- 2, under the guidance of Gligor Gucev,
MD, received a substantial CIR Grant supporting
his project "Opioid Use in the Perioperative Period."
Aren Nercisian, PGY-2, Alexandra Belopolskaya,
PGY-2, Stephanie Biglarian, PGY-2, Ronald Nguyen,
PGY-3, Eric Riley, PGY-3, and Angela Chang,
MS-4, spearheaded the project "Standardizing the
Intraoperative Sign-off Process," resulting in the receipt of
a CIR Grant under the advisement of Chelsia
Varner, MD.
Our Critical Care Fellow, Jane Moon, MD, submitted
a winning essay for the C. Ronald Stephen Anesthesia
History Association Essay Contest, and subsequently
was invited to present at the 2017 International
Symposium for the History of Anesthesia. Our
institution has been selected as a potential host site
for students participating in the 2018 Medical Student
Anesthesia Research Fellowship Summer Program
under the guidance of our newly recruited faculty,
Kevin Blaine, MD. Our fingers are crossed!



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