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Anesthesia MD Education in Gary

Dunes Medical Professional Building
Anesthesia Site Leader

Richard A. Berkowitz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Regional Clerkship Coordinator

Amy W. Han, PhD

Director, Clinical Education

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Urban Medicine Scholarly Concentration
Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest Gary
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-6561 office
amyhan@iu.edu

Course Electives

Elective 1: 45AN702 - ANESTHESIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Richard A. Berkowitz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

The student will contribute largely to the care of patients in both the preoperative, operative, and postoperative periods, including necessary history and evaluation of patients. The student will be tasked with preparation of the surgical suite from the standpoint of the anesthesiologist, including appropriate monitor, suction, machines, airway, intubation, and drug checks. The student will understand the role of medications, pre-operative exam, laboratory data, EKG, and other pertinent data in the assessment of surgical patients. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of airway management, specifically the proper techniques to secure an airway, management of physiologic alterations that occur during surgery, perioperative pain management, as well and perioperative preparation of patients for their surgical procedure. Further emphasis will be placed on the anesthesia and surgical quality management process. Didactic sessions and case-based learning will also be provided. Required reading: Select chapters from Stoelting and Miller's Basics of Anesthesia. A course exam will be given at the end of the rotation.

Elective 2: 45AN717 - ANESTHESIA

Derek T. Cheuk, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

The student will contribute largely to the care of patients in both the preoperative, operative, and postoperative periods, including necessary history and evaluation of patients. The student will be tasked with preparation of the surgical suite from the standpoint of the anesthetist, including appropriate monitor, suction, machines, airway, intubation, and drug checks. The student will understand the role of medications, pre-operative exam, laboratory data, EKG, and other pertinent data in the assessment of patients. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of airway management, proper techniques to secure an airway, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation including methods, techniques and roles of medications. Didactic sessions and case-based learning will also be provided. Required reading: Select chapters from Stoelting and Miller's Basics of Anesthesia.

Elective 3: 45AN712 - INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT

Shaun Kondamuri, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

This elective will introduce the student to Pain Medicine through participation in the evaluation and treatment of patients seen in the outpatient setting. Students will gain exposure to the appropriate use of pain medications, injections, and advanced pain therapies such as spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps. The rotation consists primarily of outpatient chronic pain management, however, inpatient consults are also evaluated. Students are able to see patients across a wide range of painful diagnoses including cancer pain, acute post-operative pain, chronic post-operative pain (i.e. failed back surgery), and other non-malignant pain syndromes. The student will be exposed to: 1. patients with complex pain syndromes 2. outpatient pain management patients 3. post-surgical chronic neuropathic pain patients

Elective 4: 45AN710 - ANESTHESIA (TWO-WEEK ELECTIVE)

Richard A. Berkowitz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

This is a 2-week (2 credit) clinical anesthesia elective. Students will learn the skills and knowledge to effectively manage emergency resuscitation. They will utilize techniques including but not limited to pulmonary artery catheterization, fiber optic endotracheal intubation, arterial catheterization, endobronchial intubation, nasotracheal intubation. Students may also work with special situations such as neonatal surgery, obstetrical anesthesia, trauma surgery, heart transplantation, mechanical ventricular assist devices,and numerous nerve blocks. One-on-one discussions with preceptors on ethics and morality of medicine including end-of-life care, cost/benefit analysis, Medical Review Panel, Legislation, drug addiction, and medical policy.

Northwest-Gary Faculty

Dana Boskovich, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Derek T. Cheuk, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Robert Gronemeyer, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Louis Lin, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Ronald D. Peterson, DO

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Michael S. Brody, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Aleksandar Goreski, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Shaun Kondamuri, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Asim Mohiuddin, DO

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Regional Information

IU School of Medicine Regional Campus

IU School of Medicine–Northwest-Gary
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408


Rotation Sites

St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342

Community Hospital (Munster)
901 MacArthur Blvd
Munster, IN 46321