News and Updates

Residents from New York and New Jersey gathered on October 11 for the New York Academy of Medicine’s (NYAM) Anesthesiology Residents’ Night. Twenty-two participants presented their research to a panel of judges. Weill Cornell Medicine's Dr. Robert White, a resident in the class of 2018, won first place for his oral presentation “Readmission rates and diagnoses following total hip replacement in relationship to insurance payer status, race, and income status." Co-authors are Daniel Sastow,... Read More
Dr. Robert White, resident in anesthesiology and a Van Poznak Research Scholar, and Christian (Ian) P. Tope, a project manager in the Center for Perioperative Outcomes,  are the recipients  of an NIH-funded fellowship to support their work on big data in healthcare. The Big Data to Knowledge Fellowship (BD2K) provides fellows with the opportunity to attend a weeklong research... Read More
An abstract submitted by Dr. Timothy M. Connolly, a resident in the class of 2018, was awarded Best of Meeting Oral Abstract at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) 39th Annual Meeting & Workshops in Orlando, Florida. Co-authors are Robert White, Abdullah Rasheed, Licia Gaber-Baylis, Gregory P. Giambrone and Zachary A. Turnbull.  Dr. Connolly presented the abstract, "Taking 'liberty or death' to heart: The disparities of socioeconomic status and coronary artery bypass... Read More
Dr. Zachary Turnbull, instructor in anesthesiology, has been named Director of Performance Improvement for the Center for Perioperative Outcomes, a division of the Department of Anesthesiology.  Working with key stakeholders, Dr. Turnbull will lead efforts to collect and analyze performance metrics across the department, and conduct research on quality and performance improvement in ... Read More
Dr. Zachary Turnbull, instructor in Anesthesiology, and Gregory Giambrone, director of operations for the Center for Perioperative Outcomes, are the recipients of an NIH-funded fellowship to support their work on big data in healthcare.  The Big Data to Knowledge Fellowship gives Turnbull and Giambrone the opportunity to attend a weeklong research education... Read More
Dr. Peter M. Fleischut, associate professor of Anesthesiology, is featured as the cover story in the current issue of The journal article, titled “Big Data and the Future of the Care Continuum,” profiles Dr. Fleischut’s efforts to utilize big data and technology to drive innovation.   Access to... Read More
Congratulations to Dr. Zachary Turnbull, instructor in Anesthesiology, on his selection as a Weill Cornell Healthcare Leadership Fellow. The program, established by Dean Laurie H. Glimcher, seeks to identify Weill Cornell's "leaders of tomorrow" and foster their development.  During the program year, fellows are supported with leadership training opportunities, mentoring and engagement with nationally known leaders. They become... Read More
At Weill Cornell Medicine, using a large nationally available database, the Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO) of the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery have teamed up to tackle tough questions related to the care of patients after pulmonary lobectomies. With the expansion of medical technologies and electronic... Read More
The journal Academic Medicine recently featured Peter M. Fleischut, MD, in its “AM Rounds” on-line feature. The interview allowed Dr. Fleischut to explain the ongoing work at the Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO). Additionally, he talked about the place of technology in the field of academic... Read More
Does a physician need to be board-certified in order to deliver top-quality clinical care to patients? A team of researchers from the CPO and other institutions sought to answer this question, by using statistical analysis to compare the work of board-certified and non-board-certified anesthesiologists. Examining the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry database, the team studied the treatment and outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), a procedure known commonly as knee... Read More

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