The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) has named Kellie Jaremko, MD, PhD, the 2018 Resident/Fellow of the Year.
Dr. Jaremko received her PhD in neuroscience and MD from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University where she was inducted into the AOA Honor Society and received the Hyman Menduke MD/PhD Research Award. While a student, Dr. Jaremko dedicated her neuroscience research to the study of pain and opioid addiction, which resulted in four first-author papers and a book chapter. She continued research on opioid use and alternatives in acute and chronic pain via collaborations at the Cleveland Clinic and Thomas Jefferson University with manuscripts currently in process.
An active ASRA member for the past five years, founder of the Resident and Medical Student Pain Education Special Interest Group, Educational Project leader in the Resident Section Committee and enthusiastic social media participant, Dr. Jaremko is an anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.
In her current role at MGH, she’s working on a quality improvement project on phenylephrine infusion safety, among other multi-institutional collaborations. Her career goal is an academic career in anesthesiology combining translational research with clinical practice.
Dr. Jaremko also is an active Twitter user (@Neuro_Kellie), amassing nearly 3,000 followers and regularly contributing to ASRA meeting social media teams. Study and assessment of these efforts has resulted in peer-reviewed journal articles, and her passion for science outreach and education lead her to found a recurring interdisciplinary Twitter chat for students and experts in neuroscience (#NeuroNewsNight).
She will accept ASRA’s Resident/Fellow of the Year Award at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in April in New York City.
The honor is given annually to a resident or fellow member of ASRA who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to regional anesthesia or pain medicine; has contributed to the advancement of the profession, welfare of residents or quality of residency education; serves as a role model and mentor to his or her peers; and embodies the values of ASRA.
ASRA is a professional member organization of more than 4,000 physicians and healthcare providers from around the world.