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Appointment of Interim Chair of Anesthesiology

February 16, 2022

TO:All UMMC Faculty, Staff and Students

FROM:  Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine

SUBJECT: Appointment of Interim Chair of Anesthesiology

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anand Prem, associate professor of anesthesiology, medical director of the University Pain Clinic and associate program director of anesthesiology, as UMMC’s interim chair of anesthesiology, effective April 1, 2022.

Anand PremDr. Prem will succeed Dr. Douglas Bacon, who has served as chair and professor of the department since August 2014. I am grateful for Dr. Bacon’s leadership and his work in building a strong department, and I wish him all the best in his retirement.

Dr. Prem, an expert in pain management, earned his medical degree from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India. He did an internship in general surgery at Sinai Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, followed by his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In 2001, he completed a fellowship in pain management at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit. His post-doctoral training includes the completion of the Business Advantage Program in 2018 at Millsaps College in Jackson.

Dr. Prem has served on the faculty or in leadership roles at such institutions as the Henry Ford Hospital; John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit; Wayne State University; and Great River Medical Center.

After joining the Medical Center faculty in December 2008, he was named Teacher of the Year, anesthesiology residency, in 2011; and was Teacher of the Year on multiple occasions for the pain fellowship. He was awarded the UMMC School of Medicine Trailblazer Teaching Award in 2021.

Dr. Prem, who is an active member of several committees in national and regional anesthesiology organizations, is the author or co-author of a variety of book chapters and has co-authored or edited numerous articles published in professional journals. He has made numerous poster presentations at national and regional conferences.

As medical director of University Pain Clinic, he has supervised its growth, including an increase in the number of patients treated there, and the addition of multiple advanced procedures facilitating the expansion of the pain fellowship.

Please join me in thanking Dr. Bacon for his years of service to UMMC and his patients, and welcoming Dr. Prem to the role of interim chair.

Thank you.