Following a national search, Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology has named Thomas Long, MD, to the role of executive vice chair for Pediatric Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective Aug. 14. In this role, Long will lead Pediatric Anesthesiology for the department, most visibly in Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, but also across the entire Vanderbilt Health system. He will be a prominent member of the departmental Executive Committee.
The Department is thrilled to share that, after serving as the Interim Director of Advanced Practice Nursing and Interim Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for the past nine months, Amanda Dickert, CRNA, MS, APN, has accepted the role of Director of Advanced Practice Nursing and Chief CRNA for the Department of Anesthesiology. This comes after a comprehensive national search.
We have more exciting news in the Department. We are pleased to announce, Dr. Holly Ende has been promoted to the Division Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology, effective July 1st. In this role she will oversee the clinical, educational, and research missions within the Obstetric Anesthesiology Division.
The Department of Anesthesiology has appointed Dr. Andrew Franklin to Interim Division Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology, effective July 1st. In this role, he will continue to promote a vibrant academic and professional environment for the faculty and staff with the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. More specifically, Andrew will help onboard eight new pediatric anesthesiologists that will join the Division in the fall.
Vikram Bansal, MD, and Jeffrey Clemmons, MD, both won the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) Pain Medicine's Excellence in Education Award. Both doctors say it is humbling to have received such a prestigious award. This is a national award that recognizes physician members at the instructor or assistant professor level who have demonstrated innovation and success in education and have been attending physicians for a minimum of five years.