Michael Fallacaro [View Image]Michael Fallacaro
Michael Fallacaro, D.N.S., CRNA, FAAN, professor and director of special projects in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, was the 2020 MCV Foundation’s Irby Award recipient. Established in memory of Robert Irby, M.D., an MCV rheumatologist who was devoted to securing financial support for the MCV Campus, the award is presented to a faculty member who has assisted with major fundraising efforts.
In 2011, Fallacaro established the Fallacaro Patient Safety Endowment, the first endowment established for the Department of Nurse Anesthesia. Shortly thereafter, every faculty member in the department also established an endowment. Since Fallacaro set his example of philanthropic support, there have been an additional 24 endowments created for the department.
“Dr. Fallacaro’s service to the profession of nurse anesthesia is second to none,” noted Chuck Biddle, Ph.D., professor and director of research in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia.