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Nurse Anesthesia Program
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
Note: The MS in nurse anesthesia option is no longer accepting students. The MS option will end in August 2018.
Nurse Anesthesia Program
1540 Alcazar Street
Center for Health Professions #205
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9012
FAX: (323) 442-1701
Program Director: Michele E. Gold, PhD
Associate Program Director: Teresa Norris, EdD
Assistant Program Directors: Jeffrey Darna, DNP; Elizabeth Bamgbose, CRNA, PhD
Administrative Faculty: Judith Franco, EdD; Charlotte Garcia, CRNA, EdD; Charles Griffis, PhD; Erica McCall, MS, MPH
Chair and Professor: Holly Muir
Professors of Clinical Anesthesiology: Jack Berger; Mary Joseph; Michele Gold; Gligor Gucev; Steven Haddy; Philip Lumb; Carol Peden; Steven Richeimer; Duraiyah Thangathurai; Vladmir Zelman
Associate Professors of Clinical Anesthesiology: Dimiter Arnaudov; Eugenia Ayrian; Armed Darwish; Tara Humphrey; Sherif Kandil; Jeffrey Lee; Rana Movahedi; Rajesh Patel; Peter Roffey; Ashraf Sedra; Earl Strum; Fayez Takla; Joshua Tobin
Assistant Professors of Clinical Anesthesiology: Russel Alexander; Susan Alvarez; Rudolfo Amaya; Tawfik Ayoub; Maxim Benbassat; Janak Chandrasoma; Isaac Chu; Connie Chung; Kari Cole; Kären Embrey; Talin Evazyan; Judith Franco; Sarah Giron; Emily Goldenberg; Assem Hemmed; Rougbeh Jahansouz; Wayne Kaufman; Michael Kerns; Rafat Khan; Michael Kim; John Lee; Rodney McKeever; Mojan Moallempour; Arash Motomed; Joshua Ng; Chuck Nguyn; Teresa Norris; Ellen Park; Linda Rever; Shawn Roofian; Angele Ryan; Hanna Schittek; Mandeep Singh; Samy Soliman; Shihab Sugeir; Candace Tay; Amy Thomas; Michael Tom; Puja Trivedi; Chelsia Varner
Instructors of Clinical Anesthesiology: Paola Aharoni; Teri Alef; Roberta Ashley; Deborah Avnet; Elizabeth Bamgbose; Brindusa Bauer; Paula Belson; James Carey; Jennilyn Casalme; Adrian Castro; Adrian de La Cruz; Kavita Davenport; Melissa Dowling; Geoff Edwards; Kevin Faustino; Jerome Fernandez; Kristina Ferreira; Jacquelyn Fillingham; Charlotte Garcia; Katharine Getz; Dolores Gibbs; David Godden; Jennifer Hogan; Dina Hunt; Monique Jabbour; Ronald Jarvina; Kelsey Johnson; Kim Jones-Tang; Andrea Kaek; Rory Keenan; Esther Kim; Phil Klain; Vadim Kuraev; Benjamin Lindsey; Jennifer Loshonkohl-Wang; Victoria Mahony; Carolyn Malhotra; Jason Malig; Tracy May; Jon McIntyre; Sharon Munfus; Cathy Ngo; Aileen Nguyen; Chad Nonghin; Arthur Norcliffe; Michelle Olivares; Margaret Oliveto; Robert Olson; Patricia Omoto; Nilu Patel; Nancy Perez; Sharon Perez; Erin Peters; Gabriel Punsalan; Seth Quiambao; Sara Rondinone; Joseph Sammut; Sonja Sena Cary; Michelle Smith; Tahira Smith-Aifesehi; Ethan Tate; Noelle Telebrico; Crystal Trinooson; Amanda Tucker; Regalado Valerio; Rhona Wang; Kelly Zhou
The nurse anesthesia program prepares qualified nurses in the professional doctorate of nurse anesthesia and qualifies the graduate to sit for the certification examination given by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. The graduate attains a high level of clinical competence with an extensive body of didactic knowledge relevant to the specialty and advanced practice nursing. The mission of the USC Program of Nurse Anesthesia is scholarly education and professional development of future nurse anesthetists with the academic strength and leadership skills to advance our profession.
Students enrolling in the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) course of study must complete the nurse anesthesia core curriculum and specialty practicum. The program consists of 72 units and is completed in 36 months of continuous enrollment (nine semesters; the first semester courses (7 units) are provided in a hybrid online platform). The USC Program of Nurse Anesthesia has received accreditation through 2019 by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and continues its commitment to excellence in the education of its graduate students.
The program is based in the Department of Anesthesiology, and classroom instruction is provided by nurse anesthesia program faculty and faculty from the Department of Anesthesiology, the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and the Department of Cell and Neurobiology within the Keck School of Medicine, as well as clinical faculty from the program clinical sites. Clinical training occurs at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Long Beach Veterans' Administration Medical Center and West Los Angeles Veterans' Administration Medical Center for the primary rotations. Advanced rotations occur at those sites, as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center and Northridge/Hallmark Pain Management and Surgery Center.
Nurse Anesthesia (MS)
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Pain Medicine Program
USC Pain Center
1520 San Pablo St, Building HCC 2, Suite #3450
Los Angeles, CA 90033
FAX: (213) 821-2972
Student Adviser: Claudia Lopez at Lope212@usc.edu
Information for individual faculty: painmed.usc.edu/faculty
Steven Richeimer, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry, Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Keck School of Medicine Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship, Diplomat in Psychiatry (ABP&N) Diplomat in Anesthesiology (ABA) Diplomat in Pain Medicine (ABA and ABPM)
Glenn Clark, DDS, MS, Professor and Section Chair for Diagnostic Sciences, Ostrow School of Dentistry, Director, Orofacial Pain/Oral Medicine Center, Diplomat in Orofacial Pain, Fellow in Oral Medicine, Program Director, Conventional Orofacial Pain Residency Program, Program Director, Hybrid-Online MS degree in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine
Professor: John Berger (Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology)
Associate Professors: Melissa Durham, (Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Econonomics and Policy); Susan Enguidanos (Gerontology); Shahin Sadik (Anesthesiology); Faye Miriam Weinstein (Anesthesiology & Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences)
Assistant Professors: Reyes Enciso; John Lee (Anesthesiology); Mariela Padilla (Periodontics, Diagnostic Sciences & Dental Hygiene); Kathryn Havens (Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy); Shahin Sadik; Jonathan Chen Sum (Physical Therapy); Ashley Uyeshiro (Occupational Therapy); Yogi S. Matharu (Physical Therapy); Sunita Puri (GIM - PAT.Care); Armaity V Austin (Family Medicine); William F. Spalding (Anesthesiology)
Adjunct Professors: Reed Levine (Neurology); John D. Harwell (Law)
The administrative offices of the Pain Medicine programs are located on the University Park Campus. Faculty of the department are located predominantly at the Health Sciences Campus.
Pain Medicine (MPM)
Pain Medicine Certificate