The 6 Biggest Stories in Anesthesiology in July

ByDonald L. Leech

Jul 29, 2022

Anesthesiologist Helped Victims of Mass Shooting, Report Shows Anesthesiologists’ Salary Increase Nearly 9% Last Year, and Boston Program Won No. 1 in Doximity’s Residency Program Rankings .

Six of the Greatest Stories in Anesthesiology Becker’s reported in July:

1. Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital is the top anesthesiology residency program, according to Doximity. See the top 10 anesthesiology residency programs here.

2. Salaries for anesthetists jumped 8.9% over the past year, according to a report based on 2,695 physician and advanced practitioner search assignments conducted from April 1, 2021 to March 31.

3. The No Surprises Act regulations have yet to financially impact anesthesia groups, according to a June blog post by Tony Mira, president and CEO of Anesthesia Business Consultants. However, there has been no review of independent dispute resolutions for anesthesia claims, Mira said, which could become a problem for claims involving chronic pain.

4. A Bingham Farms, Michigan-based doctor has been convicted of running a $35 million pill mill. After a two-month trial, a jury found anesthetist David Jankowski, 62, guilty of 30 counts for a pill mill project he ran at a former medical clinic in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

5. An Indiana appeals court has upheld a ruling that a graduate nurse fired from Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis was due to behavioral issues rather than gender discrimination.

6. Wendy Rush, MD, an anesthesiologist at Northwestern Medicine in Evanston, Illinois, was one of the doctors who assisted victims of a July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.