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Welcome to Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC)

What is ACCRAC?

ACCRAC stands for Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary. The aim of this podcast is to help trainees who are reviewing for their exams as well as to provide a forum for interesting topics, debates and interviews in the areas of anesthesia and critical care.

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Who runs ACCRAC?

Jed Wolpaw
Creator

My name is Jed Wolpaw.  I am an assistant professor of anesthesia and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  I am board certified in anesthesia and in adult critical care medicine.  I completed medical school and Anesthesia residency at UCSF in San Francisco.  I then did a critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins and stayed on faculty when I finished my fellowship.  I have a master’s degree in education and dedicate a large portion of my time to teaching medical students, residents and fellows.  My research interests focus on medical education, communication and physician well-being.  My goal in starting this podcast is to provide an accessible way for anyone interested in anesthesia and critical care to review basic topics, ongoing research, and interesting debates while working out or commuting.

I can be reached at accrac@accrac.com


Kimia Kashkooli
Social Media Manager (2019 – 2020)
Notes Contributor (2020 -)

Hello, fellow podcast-enthusiasts! My name is Kimia, and I am the current ACCRAC social media manager. I have always been a fan of the podcast as a medical student, and I’m very excited to now be a part of the ACCRAC team. To tell you guys a little bit about myself, I am originally from Iran but relocated with my family to rural Maine at a young age. I graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine this year, and I’m looking forward to starting my anesthesiology residency training at the University of Virginia this summer! Apart from listening to ACCRAC in my free time, I enjoy international travel, painting, photography, and heading to the mountains to go backpacking or rock climbing.


April Liu
Social Media Manager (2020 -)
Notes Contributor (2019 -)

Hi everyone! My name is April and I am in my final year of medical school up in Canada. In my spare time, I absolutely love to run and podcasts are always a great accompaniment on these adventures. I love listening to ACCRAC because it continues to teach me so much about the fascinating world of anesthesia and beyond (shout out to those random recommendations). I am super excited to be ACCRAC’s next social media manager and to continue to contribute to writing show notes for the amazing episodes. Other hobbies that I love include swimming, baking, painting, and exploring the various national parks North America has to offer!


Brian Park
Tech Lead (2020 -)
Notes Contributor (2017 -)

Hey y’all! I’m currently an anesthesia resident at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. I’m originally from Chicago, and am a big fan of their hot dogs (Portillo’s) and deep dish (Lou Malnati’s). Prior to completing medical school at Drexel University COM, I completed a master’s degree at Boston University, and worked at the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health, and a non-profit called Health Leads. Like many medical students interested in anesthesia, I came to enjoy the easy-listening and smooth voice of ACCRAC during medical school. I’m interested in leveraging technology in education, so in 2017 I connected with Dr. Wolpaw to start writing show notes as a way of extending the engagement beyond the podcasts. We’ve grown the team since then, and now I focus on expanding features to improve the learning experience!


Comments? Questions?

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