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  • Growth!

    We are growing. The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has flourished over the past several years. Currently, our number of cases is up about five percent over last year, and our case minutes have equally increased. As the only level one trauma center in the state, we care for a wide variety of people from every part of Mississippi. Batson Children's Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the state, doing everything from complex neurosurgery to heart transplantation and everything in between!  Thus, our learners in anesthesiology continue have access to a wide variety of learning experiences.

    Dr. Douglas Bacon
    Dr. Douglas Bacon

    The faculty has also expanded. Successful recruits have come from all over the country, bringing with them techniques from some of the leading medical institutions in America. We have a new intensivist from the Cleveland Clinic, cardiac anesthesiologist from Wake Forest, a senior obstetrical anesthesiologist from Houston and pediatric anesthesiologists from across the country. One faculty member has won and an award for his clinical research from the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists, and as this update goes to press, another is a finalist for the Michenfelder Award from the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care. 

    This past year, our residency increased by two permanent PGY II positions, thus each class in the clinical anesthesia years will have ten members, while there are still eight PGY I positions. Our pain fellowship has four places. The pediatric faculty have submitted the paperwork for a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Batson's Children's Hospital. The Critical Care Faculty, including the newly appointed co-director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, are the process of submitting the necessary documentation for a fellowship.

    As the new medical school building rises across campus, the University of Mississippi Medical center is expanding as well. A floor in the building will be devoted to the simulation center, in which anesthesiology will play a large role. Alongside the medical school construction the translational research building rises. While the role of anesthesiology is not as well defined as it is in simulation, there will be many new opportunities available.

    All in all, this is a very exciting time to be at University of Mississippi Medical Center. The department welcomes you and looks forward to having your learn and grow alongside us!


    Douglas Bacon
    Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology