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N. Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD

Our department is deeply vested in research and every resident is required to submit either a Case Report or Study for the Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference (MARC).  Residents are also encouraged to present at multiple conferences such as the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) conference. Each resident is paired with an attending anesthesiologist of their choosing. The department also has on staff an MD scientist and scientist, both N. Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD and George Crystal, PhD, have an extensive history in research and are always willing to extend their knowledge.

Click here to view some of our researchers at previous events.

Dr. George Crystal

New Research Requirement for CA-1 Residents:

One project during the three years required:

  • Prospective study
  • Retrospective “chart” review
  • Systemic review article
  • Meta-analysis
  • Quality improvement study

MARC Requirements:

  1. Minimum ONE presentation every year (CA-1, CA-2, CA-3) is required
  2. Two residents have to be involved in every presentation; however, everyone should have at least one first author abstract.
  3. Abstract deadline is either in December or January
  4. 100% acceptance rate
  5. One month after – Final PowerPoint presentation is required for oral presentations
  6. 7 slides are required (6 + 1 title page); template is available
  7. Studies – presented as poster presentations
  8. MARC practice before the meeting

Research Overview

The Department of Anesthesiology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has published 300 peer-reviewed articles in the PubMed:

  • 185 studies
  • 25 Review articles
  • 47 Case articles
  • 43 Letters to the Editors

There are Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Abstract Selection Committee and IRB Members within our department.

In the last 5 years, our department has had:

  • 71 peer-reviewed publications
  • 19 publications in the journal  Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • 6 publications in the journal Anesthesiology
  • 9 publications in Pain Medicine and RA Journals
  • 37 publications in other journals
  • 29 Book Chapters
  • 401 Poster Presentations
    • 25 at ASRA
      • In 2010 (two different approaches during LESI)
  • 85 at ASA
  • 46 at ISA-MAC
    • 3 awards
  • 105 at MARC: 21 awards total
    • 1st place 9 times
    • 2nd place 5 times
    • 3rd place 6 times
  • 57 at Advocate Resident Forums
    • 3 awards
  • 82 other
    • SAM in 2010 (Two-handed mask ventilation)
    • ASRA in 2011 (Two different approaches during LESI)
    • AAPM in 2012 (Two different approaches during LESI)
    • AUA in 2013 (Two different approaches during LESI)

Research Support

N. Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD
Phone: 61-5619
Pager: 61-1757

George J. Crystal, PhD
Phone: 61-5375

Clinical Research Coordinators – Pain Clinic
Phone: 61-7927

Adriana Vonderhaar
Technical Support (slides, presentations, printing, posters, etc.)
Phone: 61-5616

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