Newswise — ASRA has named Taif Jeelani Mukhdomi, MD, MBS, MHA, the 2021 Resident/Fellow of the Year.
Dr. Mukhdomi is a resident in anesthesiology at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital where he has been chief resident since 2020. In July 2021, he will begin fellowship at the New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery, Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship. He earned his MD from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus.
Dr. Mukhdomi has served on the ASRA Resident Section Committee since 2019. He has co-authored 19 articles including one manuscript and three correspondence letters in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, covering topics such as safety in outpatient total knee arthroplasty, use of psychedelics in chronic pain, and explant rates of neuromodulation devices.
Alexander Cohen, MD, director of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and Acute Pain Resident Rotation director at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, nominated Dr. Mukhdomi for the award, stating that he has had “more positive feedback regarding Taif than any member of our training program.” He cited Dr. Mukhdomi’s participation in ASRA’s Resident Section Committee and dedication to coordinating with other leaders to troubleshoot resident/fellowship involvement in ASRA during the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Mukhdomi also created a pain medicine interest group at Brown University and has actively encouraged medical students to join ASRA.
“Dr. Mukhdomi is an exceptional physician, educator, researcher, and (most importantly) advocate for [ASRA],” Dr. Cohen said. “I anticipate he will continue to persevere in his endeavors to promote our field of regional anesthesia and pain medicine, and we will likely see him as a future leader in our specialty.”
ASRA’s Resident/Fellow of the Year Award 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.
"I am humbled to accept this award from ASRA,” Dr. Mukhdomi said. “I have truly enjoyed my involvement with ASRA throughout my medical education, and I hope to have continued involvement as I progress through my career." Dr. Mukhdomi will accept the award at the 46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting being held May 13-15 in Lake Buena Vista, FL and virtually.