The Obstetric Anesthesiology Division was designated as a COE by SOAP

May 6, 2020

The Obstetric Anesthesiology Division was designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). A Center of Excellence designation is for institutions and programs that demonstrate excellence in obstetric anesthesia care and to set a benchmark of superior care that adheres to evidence-based practices and national and international guidelines for maternal care.

Alvis Awarded R01 Grant for Study Regarding Non-invasive Ways to Capture Venous Waveforms

November 25, 2019

A team of researchers at VUMC who are developing a non-invasive way to capture venous waveforms to assess and monitor volume status was awarded a five-year R01 grant. Bret Alvis, MD, the principle investigator, leads a team of physicians from both the Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery and engineers from the Department of Engineering. “This is the first grant I am the principal investigator on. It’s extremely exciting and a testament to the great team I am lucky enough to be a part of,” he said.

GME Curriculum Course Focuses on Postpartum Hemorrhage

November 19, 2019

Severe postpartum hemorrhage is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for women in the United States.  Expert management requires a coordinated effort from obstetrics, obstetric anesthesia, and nursing staff.

Lead KRNA in Kijabe Visits VUMC

June 19, 2019

Mary Mungai, head Kenyan Registered Nurse Anesthetist (KRNA) at AIC Kijabe Hospital, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center from March 30 through April 13. While here she was the special guest speaker at the Vanderbilt International Anesthesia Fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, 2019.