Shawn Fryzel, CRNA, DrAP
What do you enjoy most about your work?
As Anesthesia Program Director I take great satisfaction in guiding the transition of exceptional critical care nurses into confident, capable and caring anesthesia providers. It is such a pleasure to work with bright, motivated, highly self-directed graduate students who strive to achieve excellence in academics as well as clinical practice.
Who has had the greatest influence on your career?
Dr. Francis Gerbasi, the founder of the University of Michigan-Hurley Medical Center Masters of Anesthesia Program, was my teacher and mentor as I entered this profession and later as I accepted the role of anesthesia educator.
- 2014 Guiding Light Award - Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists Student Association
- 2012 Guiding Light Award - Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists Student Association
- 2012 Golden Apple Award - Excellence in Teaching at the University of Michigan-Flint
- 2003 Guiding Light Award - Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists Student Association
- 2002 Employee of the Month/December - Hurley Medical Center
The role of simulation in preparing anesthesia students for their initial experience in the operating room. I am also interested in staying current in physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry. These interests guide my insistence that our students master the latest scientific basis of anesthesia practice.
Transitioning our two-year master’s program to the nationally prescribed three-year doctoral level program. Expanding clinical sites to include pain management, office based anesthesia, sole provider practice and varied regional anesthesia techniques. I am also committed to our state and national organizational activities and encourage our students to likewise be involved.