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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Anna K. Kowalczyk, M.D.

 

Anna Kowalczyk 

Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Kowalczyk specializes in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. She is committed to resident education and promotes multidisciplinary interactions to enhance patient care.


Her diverse background, which includes medical training in Europe as well as Dartmouth and Harvard, provides her with tools to help our residents gain a unique perspective on perioperative care. 

Title:

Assistant Clinical Professor

Specialty:

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Center/Program Affiliation:

Anesthesiology

Address:

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA  95817

Phone:

(916) 734-4879

Education:

Pomorska Akademia Medyczna, Szczecin, Poland
Medicine
M.D.
1999-2005 

Residency:

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Anesthesiology
2008-2009


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Anesthesiology
2009-2011

Fellowship:

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
2011-2012

Board Certifications:

 American Board of Anesthesiology - April 2012
National Board of Echocardiography - January 2013

Professional
Memberships:

American Society of Anesthesiology, 2008
American Society of Regional Anesthesia, 2008
American Medical Association, 2009
Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, 2010
Society for Education in Anesthesia, 2013

Select Recent
Publications:

Incidence of SAM and SAM predictive echocardiographic criteria in patients considered low risk for developing SAM after mitral valvuloplasty.
Kowalczyk A; Nascimben L;
Anesth Analg 2012;114(suppl);1-94


Echo didactics: transesophageal echocardiography imaging of the total artificial heart.
Mizuguchi KA, Padera RF Jr, Kowalczyk A, Doran MN, Couper GS, Fox AA
Anesth Analg. 2013 Oct;117(4):780-4