Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Chief, Division of Regional Anesthesia, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Director of Regional Anesthesia, Oregon Health Science University (2003 - 2013)

Honors & Awards


  • Medical/Professional Staff Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Contributions in Clinical Care Quality, Oregon Health & Science University (November 26, 2006)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, CA2, Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University (2003)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, CA3, Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University (2003)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University (2001)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1996) TN
  • Residency:Cliniques Universitaire St Luc (1990) Belgium
  • Medical Education:Catholic University of Louvain (1986) Belgium
  • MD, UniversitĂ© Catholique de Louvain (UCL) Brussels, Belgium (1986)

Teaching

Graduate and Fellowship Programs


Publications

Journal Articles


  • Efficacy of computer-based video and simulation in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia training JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ANESTHESIA Woodworth, G. E., Chen, E. M., Horn, J. E., Aziz, M. F. 2014; 26 (3): 212-221

    Abstract

    To determine the effectiveness of a short educational video and simulation on improvement of ultrasound (US) image acquisition and interpretation skills.Prospective, randomized study.University medical center.28 anesthesia residents and community anesthesiologists with varied ultrasound experience were randomized to teaching video with interactive simulation or sham video groups.Participants were assessed preintervention and postintervention on their ability to identify the sciatic nerve and other anatomic structures on static US images, as well as their ability to locate the sciatic nerve with US on live models.Pretest written test scores correlated with reported US block experience (Kendall tau rank r = 0.47) and with live US scanning scores (r = 0.64). The teaching video and simulation significantly improved scores on the written examination (P < 0.001); however, they did not significantly improve live US scanning skills.A short educational video with interactive simulation significantly improved knowledge of US anatomy, but failed to improve hands-on performance of US scanning to localize the nerve.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.10.013

    View details for Web of Science ID 000337005900008

    View details for PubMedID 24793714

Presentations


  • Comprehensive Workshop: Lower Extremity

    Time Period

    5/2013 - 5/2013

    Presented To

    38th ASRA Annual Meeting

    Location

    Boston, MA

  • Plenary Session 2: Evidence-Based Medicine for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Ultrasound for Truncal Blocks

    Time Period

    May 2013 - May 2013

    Presented To

    38th ASRA Annual Meeting

    Location

    Boston, MA

  • Comprehensive Workshop: Truncal Paravertebral

    Time Period

    2013

    Presented To

    38th ASRA Annual Meeting

    Location

    Boston, MA

  • Ambulatory Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks

    Time Period

    November 2012

    Presented To

    Grand Rounds, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

    Location

    New York, New York

  • Tranversus Abdominis Plane blocks

    Panel discussion on truncal blocks

    Time Period

    October 2011

    Presented To

    ASA Washington DC

    Location

    Washington DC

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