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Our Faculty on the Executive Committee

The UW Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine is a strong organization due to the dedication and hard work of 5 Hospital/Clinical Chiefs based at Seattle Children's, UWMC, Harborview, Puget Sound VA, and Pain Program, as well as 5 Vice-Chairs/M&M Director focused on academic and research aspects of the department. In addition, increasingly Division Chiefs are being called upon to provide leadership for clinical expertise across hospitals. As the department grows it is vital to maintain open lines of communication across all faculty. To accomplish this goal, the Executive Committee was created in 2008; this group meets bi-monthly throughout the year, immediately after Grand Rounds. The Executive Committee provides broad-based and subspecialty-specific expert opinion on key decisions, as well as a cadre of individuals informed about the latest events who can then pass this information along to faculty at their main clinical or research site. This organizational structure provides both leadership and an informed faculty. Committee members are listed below.

Chair

  • Crowder, C. Michael, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    C. Michael Crowder, MD, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Allan J. Treuer Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology
    Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences

    cmc53@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

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Hospital & Pain Chiefs

University of Washington Medical Center

  • Artru, Alan, MD Professor & Chief (UWMC Clinical Svs.), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Alan Artru, MD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Chief, Clinical Anesthesiology Services
    Associate Medical Director for Perioperative Services

    artruaa@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Clinical Interests: Cerebral blood flow and metabolism, cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, CNS pharmacokinetics, aqueous humor dynamics.

    Personal Interests: Church, basketball, politics, hiking.

Pain Medicine

  • Tauben, David J., MD Clinical Associate Professor & Chief (Pain Medicine), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    David J. Tauben, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor & Chief (Pain Medicine)
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine

    tauben@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    "Care and treat all patients as I would expect for myself."

    Expertise: Diagnosis, education, and medical management of acute and chronic pain in specialty and primary care.

    Clinical interests: Consultative and Primary care management of acute and chronic pain primary care internal medicine.

    Personal interests: Family, friends, skiing, mountain biking, art, theater, non-fiction reading, political and philosophical discussion.

Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Martin, Lynn D., MD Professor & Director, SCH Clinical Svs, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Lynn D. Martin, MD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
    Director, Department of Anesthesiology
    & Pain Medicine, Seattle Children's;
    Medical Director, Bellevue Clinics and Surgery Center

    lynn.martin@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Professional Interests: Pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine. Research is focused on outcomes from regional anesthesia and quality/process improvement in the pediatric healthcare setting. Currently serving as Vice-President/President elect for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (will become president October, 2010).

    Personal Interests: Running, all outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters.

Harborview Medical Center

  • Souter, Michael J., MB ChB, FRCA Professor & Chief (HMC Clinical Svs), HMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Michael J. Souter, MB ChB, FRCA

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Chief, HMC Anesthesiology Clinical Services;
    Adjunct Professor, Neurosurgery;
    Medical Co-Director, NeuroCritical Care Service,
    Harborview Medical Center

    msouter@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Research Interests: Neuroanesthesia with neurophysiology and monitoring, critical care of subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury, information technology in anesthesia & medicine, monitoring technology in anesthesia & critical care medicine.

    Personal Interests: Scuba diving (divemaster, mixed gases, closed circuit rebreathers), aviation (Private Pilots License).

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System

  • Michalowski, Piotr, MD, PhD Cl. Assoc. Professor, VAPSHCS
    Regular Faculty
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    Piotr Michalowski, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine,
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System

    piotr@uw.edu

    Primary Location: VA Puget Sound HCS

Clinical & Research Executives

Vice-Chair for Clinical Research

  • Domino, Karen B., MD, MPH Professor & Vice Chair (Clinical Research), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH

    Professor &
    Vice Chair for Clinical Research
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery

    kdomino@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Clinical Interests: Pulmonary physiology, quality assurance, neuroanesthesia, trauma anesthesia.

    Personal Interests: Parenting, hiking, camping, cooking, gardening.

Vice-Chair for Basic Research

  • Opp, Mark R., PhD Professor & Vice Chair (Basic Research), HMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Mark R. Opp, PhD

    Professor & Vice Chair for Basic Research,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    UW Medicine Research & Education
    Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology

    mopp@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Teaching Interests: Chronic insufficient sleep as a determinant of outcome; sleep and inflammation; effects of traumatic infection on brain function; sleep and pain

    Personal Interests: Outdoor activities, woodworking .

Vice-Chair for Education

  • Souter, Karen J., MB BS, FRCA Professor & Vice Chair (Education), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Karen J. Souter, MB BS, FRCA

    Professor & Vice Chair for Education,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Residency Program Director

    kjsouter@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Teaching Interests: Resident education, educational outcomes, teaching and evaluation of residents' skills in the disclosure of adverse outcomes.

    Personal Interests: Opera, flying (PPL), scuba diving.

Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs

  • Bhagwanjee, Satish, MB ChB Professor & Vice-Chair (Academic Affairs), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Satish Bhagwanjee, MB ChB

    Professor & Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    satsb@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Clinical Interest: Critical care medicine.

    Research Interests: Sepsis, outcome prediction and risk reduction, global health.

    Personal Interests: Tennis, squash, dancing, reading.

Director, Mitochondria & Metabolism Center

  • Tian, Rong, MD, PhD Professor & Director (MMC), SLU
    Regular Faculty
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    Rong Tian, MD, PhD

    Director, Mitochondria & Metabolism Center;
    Co-director, NMR Center;
    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Professor, Bioengineering;
    Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

    rongtian@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Tian Lab, South Lake Union

    Research Interest: Dr. Tian has been studying the molecular mechanisms regulating cardiac metabolism and energetics for about 20 years. She is immensely interested in bi-directional translational research between the bench and the bedside. Her research program is built to move from fundamental questions to rigorous evaluation of in vivo metabolism and physiology in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Tian is building a multi-disciplinary research center on mitochondria and metabolism to focus on the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in a number of complex human diseases associated with aging, such as cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases, obesity and diabetes, and cancer.

Chief, Critical Care Medicine

  • Pauldine, Ronald, MD Clinical Professor & Chief (Critical Care Medicine), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Ronald Pauldine, MD

    Clinical Professor & Chief of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Chief, ICU Medicine Division & Co-Director, SICU, VA Puget Sound HCS

    ronald.pauldine@va.gov

    Primary Location: UWMC

Interim Chief of Acute Pain

  • Terman, Gregory W., MD, PhD Professor & Director (Pain Research), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Gregory W. Terman, MD, PhD

    Professor & Director of Pain Research,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Professor, Graduate Program in Neurobiology & Behavior

    gwt@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Research Interests: For the last 30 years I have been interested in the synaptic plasticity of the central nervous system as a result of repeated or prolonged nociception and/or repeated or prolonged pain relieving drugs. In the last few years, my research has focused on the mechanisms and neurochemistry of of opiate tolerance, potential therapeutics to help opiate tolerant patients, and studies to minimize the life-threatening risk of opiates in analgesic tolerant patients.

Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Chief, Division of Neuroanesthesiology and Perioperative Neurosciences

  • Sharma, Deepak, MBBS, MD, DM Assoc Prof & Chief (Neuroanesth & Periop Neurosci), HMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Chief, Division of Neuroanesthesiology & Perioperative Neurosciences
    Program Director, Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship
    Neuroanesthesiology Education Director
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

    dsharma@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Ultrasonography, Cerebrovascular physiology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Education in Anesthesiology.

Interim Director of Obstetrical Anesthesiology

Director of Compliance

  • Van Norman, Gail A., MD Professor & Director (Compliance), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Gail A. Van Norman, MD

    Professor and Director of Compliance,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Director, UWMC Pre-Anesthesia & Surgery Clinic;
    Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Ethics

    gvn@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Biographical Summary: Boarded in Internal Medicine, after several years of primary care practice, trained in Anesthesiology. Subspecialty in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and extensive experience in organ transplantation. Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Committee on Ethics.

    Clinical Interests: Medical ethics in clinical practice, preoperative preparation of the surgical patient. Cardiac and transplant anesthesiology.

    Research Interests: Research in advance directives.

Director of Finance

  • Dunbar, Peter, MB ChB, MBA Assoc Prof & Director (Finance), HMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Peter Dunbar, MB ChB, MBA

    Associate Professor & Director of Finance,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services

    pjdunbar@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Clinical Interests: Electronic medical records, pain and suffering in bone marrow transplant, informatics.

    Personal Interests: Sailing, skiing, flying.

Director of Research T32 Fellowship Training

  • Sedensky, Margaret M., MD Professor & Director (Research Fellowship Training), UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Margaret M. Sedensky, MD

    Professor & Director of Research Fellowship Training, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    sedenm@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Research Interests: My research centers on the mechanism of action of volatile anesthetics. This investigation has led to an interest in mitochondrial biology, with spin offs in the fields of aging and development.

Director of Faculty Fellowships

  • Vavilala, Monica S., MD Professor & Director (Faculty Fellowships), HMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Monica S. Vavilala, MD

    Professor & Director of Faculty Fellowships
    Interim Vice-Chair of Clinical Research
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Professor, Pediatrics;
    Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery;
    Associate Director, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC)

    vavilala@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: Harborview Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Interested in epidemiology, pathophysiology and outcomes after traumatic brain injury.

Ad Hoc Faculty Members (5):
(1 faculty member from each hospital, elected by faculty, rotates yearly — 2 years max of service)

Harborview Medical Center

Seattle Children's Hospital

University of Washington Medical Center

  • Sivarajan, Gouri K., MB BS Clinical Assistant Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Gouri K. Sivarajan, MB BS

    Clinical Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    gouri@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Education - resident training.

    Personal Interests: Backpacking, hiking.

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System

  • Judge, Lisa M., MD Clinical Associate Professor, VAPSHCS
    Regular Faculty
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    Lisa M. Judge, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    lisa.judge@va.gov

    Primary Location: VA Puget Sound HCS

Pain Medicine

  • Rapp, Suzanne E., MD Clinical Associate Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Suzanne E. Rapp, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    serapp@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Biographical Statement: Dr. Rapp has been a pain management specialist at the UWMC for 24 years. Her current clinical interest is in myofascial pain. Opioid policy and outcome are current research interests.





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