Conference Speakers

Guest Speaker

Allan Klock

Title:  M.D.

P. Allan Klock Jr. is a Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago.  He received his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.D. from the University of Connecticut.  He completed his residency at the Brigham and Women¹s Hospital.  He is a Past-President of the Society for Airway Management and is also a Past-President of the Medical Staff at the University of Chicago Medical Center.  His clinical interests include difficult airway management, anesthesia for thoracic surgery and engineering applications in anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

Peggy McNaull

Title:  M.D.

Dr McNaull is a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University of North Carolina where she serves as the Vice Chair for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and the Division Chief for Pediatric Anesthesiology.  Beyond her roles within UNC’s Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. McNaull is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology, the Program Chair for this year’s SPA Winter meeting, and very active in the American Board of Anesthesiology as an Oral Board examiner and a Senior Editor for the Advanced Exam.  Her clinical and academic interests are in pediatric cardiac anesthesia, Quality Improvement methodology and application, Teamwork Science, and the Opioid Epidemic.

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer

Title:  M.D. FACP

Dr. BobbieJean Sweitzer completed a residency in internal medicine after graduation from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.  After practicing medicine for a number of years she trained in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  After more than a decade at MGH and Harvard Medical School she was at the University of Chicago as a Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Professor of Medicine and Director, Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Clinic for and is now Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Medicine at Northwestern University.

 

She is an author and editor of Preoperative Assessment and Management (1st and 2nd editions; soon to be 3rd edition) and is a reviewer for several academic journals and is on the editorial board of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Sweitzer has authored over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and lectures nationally and internationally on perioperative medicine topics.  Dr. Sweitzer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, founding member of the Governing Board, past President of the Society of Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement, and an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. 

University of Utah Speakers

Talmage D. Egan, MD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

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Specialties: Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia

Email: talmage.egan@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Michael K. Cahalan, MD

Dr. Cahalan received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry (cum laude) from Harvard University in 1971. He received his Doctor of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha) from Temple University in 1975, completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 1976 and his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of California ... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Email: michael.cahalan@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Joshua M. Zimmerman, MD

Josh Zimmerman, MD, FASE is an anesthesiologist with fellowship training in perioperative echocardiography. Dr. Zimmerman's practice emphasizes the assessment and management of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery as well as those with severe cardiovascular disease.In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Zimmerman conducts research ... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Email: Joshua.Zimmerman@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Evelyn C. Loose, MD

Dr. Evelyn Loose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. She is the director of the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Service at the University Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Hospital.In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Loose is involved in teaching of medical students and residents. She has co-authored publicati... Read More

Specialties: Acute Pain, Anesthesiology, Obstetrical Anesthesia

Email: evelyn.loose@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Clint Christensen, MD

Dr. Clint Christensen is an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Anesthesiology. He has completed a neuroanesthesia fellowship, and is currently the director of neurosurgical anesthesia services in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah. Dr. Christensen oversees the neuroanesthesia resident rotation, and frequen... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesia

Email: clint.christensen@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Sean T. Runnels, MD

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Email: u0137780@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Amber D. Bledsoe, MD

Dr. Bledsoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah, specializing in perioperative medicine, perioperative echocardiography, and quality improvement. She is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiogra... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Echocardiography

Email: amber.bledsoe@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-205-4108

Jennifer A. DeCou, MD

Dr. DeCou received her Baccalaureate of Science degree at the University of Utah in 1999, her medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2003, completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Utah in June of 2007 and a perioperative echocardiography fellowship in 2009. She was appointed as an Instructor in the Depar... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Echocardiography

Email: jennifer.decou@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Candice K. Morrissey, MD

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Email: candice.morrissey@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Ben S. Chortkoff, MD

Dr. Ben Chortkoff is the Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Chief Value Officer representing anesthesiology on the Health Science Value-Council, and Co-Director of Anesthesia Services at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital (HCH) of the University of Utah. He is board certified and a professor (clinical) in the Department of Anesthes... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Email: ben.chortkoff@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

David P. Dorsey, MD

Dr. Dorsey received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Pomona College in Southern California. He completed medical school, Anesthesiology residency and a Critical Care fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined the Faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology in August 2016 and attends in the Surgical and Cardio... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Critical Care

Email: David.dorsey@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Jason Patrick Harig, MD

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Email: Jason.Harig@hsc.utah.edu

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John Skaggs, MD

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Critical Care

Email: john.skaggs@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Kai Kuck, PhD, ME

Throughout my work, I have been involved in the research and development of innovative medical technologies with a focus on anesthesia and critical care.  My areas of focus include cardiorespiratory monitoring, intelligent decision support, and ventilation.My experience covers the whole range from hands-on engineering for hardware, software, algori... Read More

Email: kai.kuck@hsc.utah.edu

Robert H. Jenkinson, MD

Dr. Jenkinson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.  He c... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Email: Robert.Jenkinson@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Daniel W. Odell, MD

Dr. Odell received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2012. Dr. Odell completed residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Utah in 2016 where he was subsequently appoin... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology

Email: Daniel.odell@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6393

Course Coordinator

Carter De La Houssaye

anesthesia.postgrad@hsc.utah.edu

(801) 587-4807