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On Friday, April 7, 2017, anesthetist Laura Crooks was presented with the inaugural Adam Bailey Award by the Emory Clinic. This award recognizes Laura’s high level of commitment to service excellence and creating the ideal patient and family experience as well as exhibiting the qualities that Adam held closely - teamwork, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, enthusiasm, selflessness, cultural competency/sensitivity and kindness. With this award, Laura will be given a $2,000 professional development stipend to use towards improving service excellence. Laura plans to utilize her award to continue improving teamwork and employee engagement. Congratulations Laura!

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Woodbury on her acceptance into the Master of Science in Clinical Research program, class of 2019, at the Emory​ Laney Graduate School.

Matthew Klopman was Doctor of the Day at the Georgia State Capitol on March 20. Medical Association of Georgia DOD volunteers work in the Medical Aid Station at the capitol building during the legislative session each year, providing free minor medical care to legislators and their staff. To find out more, go here.

Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations to the following members of the anesthesiology department who were chosen by the Emory School of Medicine Recognition Committee for recognition as part of 2017 Doctors Day:

Dr. Jim Blum ("Has made great strides in his new role as Chief of Anesthesiology at the Atlanta VAMC", "Continues his efforts at EUH to develop the bustling Division of Critical Care Medicine","Developing a health services research program").

Dr. Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown ("Stays late in clinic to ensure patients are adequately cared for", "Excellent mentor for trainees with caring demeanor and organizes opportunities for research and faculty development", "Spearheads quality improvement projects").

Dr. Gaurav Patel ("Received the Dean's Teaching Award from Emory School of Medicine and chosen as American Association of Medical College's (AAMC) LEAD", "Continues to revamp the medical student curriculum in anesthesiology, which has become one of the most highly rated rotations", "Works tirelessly to make sure the ORs run smoothly day to day, by being one of the lead board runners").

Dr. Cinnamon Sullivan ("Great teacher in the anesthetic department", "Humanitarian - serves in Haiti and other international trips to underserved areas providing anesthetic and other critical care to people in need", "Avid patient advocate").