CU Medicine Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology & Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Vesna Todorovic is the inaugural CU Medicine Endowed Chair and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. Dr. Todorovic received her graduate education at the University of Belgrade in Serbia (MD) and the University of Illinois, Chicago (PhD) and completed residency training in Anesthesia at the Washington University of School of Medicine in St. Louis. She earned an MBA from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and received the Harold Carron Professor of Anesthesiology Endowment from the University of Virginia Health System during her time on the faculty there.
Dr. Todorovic is a practicing anesthesiologist and has been working simultaneously as a clinician scientist for over 25 years. Dr. Todorovic has developed three major lines of research: anesthetics as neurotoxins, the management of chronic pain and the mechanisms of anesthesia-induced developmental neurodegeneration. Dr. Todorovic’s research is federally funded and has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 11 patents. She has received numerous grants from organizations such as the National Institute of Health, March of Dimes, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Todorovic acts as Chair of the National Institute of Health’s Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma study section. She also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and the Associate Editorial Board for British Journal of Anaesthesia. She also serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Anesthesiology, and Anesthesiology. Dr. Todorovic has been a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Anaesthetic Pharmacology since 2007 and served as the Chairman in 2015.
In her role as a PI, Dr. Todorovic has mentored and trained over 50 graduate students, medical students and post-docs. As Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, her focus extends to the mentorship and growth of junior faculty, expanding clinical programs and increasing collaboration with the School of Medicine and surrounding community.
Section Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Tom Majcher (pronounced “Major”) is currently the Section Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology and a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine. Dr. Majcher has been with Children’s Colorado for almost 19 years having joined us after 13 years of practice at Riley Children’s Hospital and the University of Indiana. He is a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Anesthesiologists, recently completed his master’s in health administration at the University of Southern California and was a former US Air Force Reserve Flight Surgeon.
Dr. Majcher’s professional passions are pediatric anesthesia, pediatric pain management, mentorship of trainees and faculty as well as medical education. Dr. Majcher has been married for 40 years and he and his wife, Linda, are proud
parents of 6 children who have blessed them with 10 grandchildren. He and Linda are now empty-nesters who enjoy spending time with family and hiking the Colorado mountains with their two dogs.