The department welcomed two visiting professors this February

The Department of Anesthesiology hosted visiting professors William Gross, MD, PhD, and Stuart Hameroff, MD this February.

William Gross, MD, PhD visited the first full week of February. Dr. Gross presented “Toward an Implanted Language Neuroprosthesis for Severe Aphasia” during the morning Grand Rounds at the HSLC. Dr. Gross is an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Anesthesiology. According to the MCW website, Dr. Gross’s research is focused on understanding the neural underpinnings of our language system and developing translational applications to patients. The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology is a Midwest Academic Anesthesiology eXchange member (MAAX).

We were also fortunate to welcome Stuart R. Hameroff, MD an anesthesiologist, quantum consciousness theorist, and researcher, to the department on February 20th and 21st. Dr. Hameroff, Professor, Anesthesiology and Professor, Psychology at the University of Arizona presented two resident lectures on Tuesday afternoon in HSLC. Both lectures, “Which Came First, Life, or Consciousness? and “’DDG’, ‘DoDeconoGraphty’, 12 Orders of Frequency Dynamics Buried in EEG,” engaged our residents. Early Wednesday morning, he also shared a presentation entitled “The ‘Meyer-Overton Quantum Underground’—Where Anesthesia Blocks Consciousness” at Grand Rounds.