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August 29, 2003
Huafeng Wei, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Philadelphia, PA) - Huafeng Wei, MD, PhD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Wei earned his MD from the Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, China, and earned his PhD from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Prior to his appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he was a faculty member and staff anesthesiologist at the Tongji Medical University. He also completed a residency in anesthesia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania this year.
Wei's research has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology, Chinese Journal of Anesthesiology, Journal of Neurochemistry, Journal of Neuroscience and Neuroscience. He was also one of four chief editors on the book High Frequency Ventilation. Among his many awards are the Award for Excellence in Clinical Anesthesiology from the Shandong Provincial Hospital in Jinan, Shandog, China, and the James Douglas Goddard Award for Outstanding Graduate Student at George Washington University.
He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Anesthesiologists and American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain.
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Release and photograph are available online at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/august03/wei.htm