Anesthesiology Visiting Professors

 

This is a database of visiting professors in anesthesiology, including the topics of their lectures and recent visiting professorships. Anesthesiology departments and faculty members can use this list when searching for a visiting professor. FAER Visiting Professors have agreed to designate all or part of their honorarium to FAER.

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Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
Martin H. Dauber, MD
Joseph Foss, MD
Paul Garcia, MD, PhD
Simon Gelman, MD, PhD
Howard Gutstein, MD
Ronald S. Litman, DO
Jaideep J. Pandit, MA, BMBCH, DPHIL, FRCA, FFPMRCA
Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD
Warren S. Sandberg, MD, PhD
Thomas F. Slaughter, MHA, CPH, MD
Michael M. Todd, MD
Arthur W. Wallace, MD, PhD
Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD
Jonathan H. Waters, MD
John P. Williams, MD


Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University
Email: jesse.ehrenfeld [at] vanderbilt.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology
•  University of Texas at Houston, Department of Anesthesiology
•  Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. EHRENFELD’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Anesthesia Information Management Systems: Impact on Reliability & Quality of Care
Profile Category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop

Title: Development and Implementation of Real-Time Intraoperative Prediction Models
Profile Category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop

Title: Impact of Continuous and Noninvasive Hemoglobin Monitoring on Intraoperative Blood Transfusions & Perioperative Blood Management
Profile Category: Clinical care intraop, Basic science

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Martin H. Dauber, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
University of Chicago, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Email: mdauber [at] dacc.uchicago.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  Geriatric Anesthesia Controversies; Challenges in Clinical Care, University of Chicago

DR. DAUBER’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Geriatric Anesthesia; Clinical Conundrums at the Extereme of Life
Objective(s): Dealing with the evolving field of Geriatric anesthesia, this lecture deals with several clinical scenarios that face the anesthesiologist in a typical practice.
Profile category: Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop
Surgical category: Geriatric, Neuro, General
Organ category: n/a

Title: Basics of Geriatric Anesthesia; Who, What, Why study it?!
Objective(s):This lecture introduces the educational imperatives to study geriatric anesthesia, and introduces several key sytems-based approaches to the field.
Profile category: Education of Trainees, Clinical care intraop, Pathophysiology
Surgical category: Geriatric, General
Organ category: Lung, Brain

Title: Chill Out! A rationale for cooling following return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest.
Objective(s): This seminar or lecture covers the application of cooling after ROSC and presents an anesthesia-oriented algorithm for accomplishing this.
Profile category: Clinical care postop, Pathophysiology, Basic science
Surgical cateogory: Resuscitation, Pediatrics, Neuro, Cardiac
Organ category: Brain

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Joseph Foss, MD

Staff Anesthesiologist, Director of Clinical Research
General Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic
Email: fossj [at] ccf.org

DR. FOSS’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Lab to Bedside – Developing New Drugs for Anesthesiology
Profile category: Pharmacology, Basic Science
Surgical category: Pain postop, Pain chronic

Title: Tablets in the OR: Better than Stone, Still Challenged by Papyrus
Objective(s): Examine current usage and applications of mobile technology such as smart phones and tablets that can be used in medicine and the OR to educate physicians and provide improved patient care at the bedside.
Profile category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop

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Paul Garcia, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Staff Physician
Emory University
Email: pgarcia [at] emory.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
• Northside Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology (Atlanta, Georgia)
• University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anesthesiology
• ACNS 2014 Annual Meeting

DR. GARCIA’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Post-Operative Delirium: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Pharmaco-economics
Profile category: Clinical care postop
Surgical category: Geriatrics, Pain postop, Neuro, General, Ambulatory
Organ category: Brain

Title: GABA Antagonists and Their Role in Reversal of General Anesthesia
Profile category: Basic Science
Surgical category: Neuro, General
Organ category: Brain

Title: Anesthetic Management and Intraoperative Monitoring
Objective(s): Basics of Anesthesia
Pharmacologic Influences on IOM
Surgical Influences on IOM
What do we do when the signals go flat?
Profile category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical category: Ortho Spine, Neuro
Organ category: Spine, Brain

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Simon Gelman, MD, PhD

Leroy D. Vandam/Benjamin G. Covino Distinguished Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine;
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Email: sgelman [at] partners.org

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Anesthesiology
•  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Anesthesiology
•  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. GELMAN’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Function of Venous System
Objective(s): Participants will understand the role of venous system in systemic hemodynamics
Profile category: basic science, pathophysiology, clinical care preop, clinical care intraop, clinical care postop
Surgical category: cardiac, general, GYN, neuro, thoracic, trauma, vascular
Organ category: vasculature

Title: Pathophysiology of Aortic Cross-Clamping
Objective(s): Participants will understand the effects of aortic cross-clamping on systemic hemodynamics
Profile category: clinical care intraop
Surgical category: cardiac, vascular
Organ category: aorta

Title: Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth – Deal with this.
Objective(s): Participants will be informed on some specific differences in communications between different people, genders and others
Profile category: Psychology
Surgical category: n/a
Organ category: n/a

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Howard Gutstein, MD

Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Biochemistry
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Email: hgutstein [at] mdanderson.org

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Biological Regulation, Rehovot, Israel
•  Yale University, Department of Anesthesiology
•  Vanderbilt University, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. GUTSTEIN’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Zero Tolerance for Chronic Pain

Objective: Discuss recent advances in our understanding of pain mechanisms and how they will apply to your practice
Profile Category: Clinical care postop, Pathophysiology, Basic science
Surgical Category: Pain chronic
Organ Category: Brain

Title: Can You Spell Biomarkers Without BS?
Objective: Describe high-throughput approaches employed for identifying biomarkers and important points to consider in evaluating the significance of these discoveries
Profile Category: Pathophysiology, Basic science
Surgical Category: Vascular, Trauma, Thoracic, Pediatrics, Pain postop, Pain chronic, Ophtalmology, OB, Neuro, GYN, General, ENT, Cardiac, Ambulatory
Organ Category: Vasculature, Lung, Liver, Kidney, Heart, Brain

Title: Addiction and Anesthesia
Objective: Understand mechanisms underlying drug addiction and the implications of these addictions for anesthetic practice
Profile Category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop, Pathophysiology, Basic science
Surgical Category: Vascular, Trauma, Thoracic, Pediatrics, Pain postop, Pain chronic, Ophtalmology, OB, Neuro, GYN, General, ENT, Cardiac, Ambulatory
Organ Category: Vasculature, Lung, Liver, Kidney, Heart, Brain

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Ronald S. Litman, DO

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine;
Director of Clinical Research, Division of General Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Email: litmanr [at] email.chop.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
• NYU Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology
• Stony Brook Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. LITMAN’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Malignant Hyperthermia: Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment
Seminar: Cases from the MH Hotline
Profile Category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop, Pathophysiology
Surgical Category: General

Title: Controversies in Pediatric Tonsillectomy Management
Profile Category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop
Surgical Category: Pediatrics, Ambulatory

Title: Pediatric Sedation Service
Objective: Understand mechanisms underlying drug addiction and the implications of these addictions for anesthetic practice
Profile Category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical Category: Pediatrics

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Jaideep J. Pandit, MA, BMBCH, DPHIL, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics (NHS), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK & Professor and Fellow, St John’s College, Oxford, UK

Email: jaideep.pandit [at] dpag.ox.ac.uk

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
• Department of Anaesthesia, Inselhospital University Hospital of Berne; Berne, Switzerland
• Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macintosh Professorship Inaugural Lecture at Royal College Current Concepts Meeting
• College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, Spring Silver Medal Lecture March 2012 & Delaney Medal Award Panel, Spring Meeting, Dublin, Ireland

DR. PANDIT’S LECTURE TOPICS

Title: The problem of Accidental Awareness During General Anaesthesia
Objectives: 1. To focus on the results of NAP5, the 5th National Audit Project on awareness in the UK, which is the largest ever study on awareness, collecting cases over a whole calendar year (3 million general anaesthetics). 2. To interpret these results in context also of an Activity Survey, showing how anaesthesia is practiced in the UK (response rate of >8,000 senior anaesthetists for each of their cases over a 2 week period),
Profile Category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop, Basic science
Surgical Category: Pain postop, General
Organ Category: Brain

Title: The molecular basis of anaesthetic depression of ventilatory hypoxic response
Objectives: 1. To understand the physiology of the ventilatory response to hypoxia, from O2 transduction at carotid body, through to central modulation of the reflex arc and interaction with CO2 stimulus, to effector response of respiratory muscles; 2. To understand that volatile anaesthetics depress this response, even at very low doses and the possible detrimental clinical consequences of this action
Profile Category: Basic science
Surgical Category: Pain postop, General
Organ Category: Lung, Brain

Title: Statistical Methods to Detect Scientific Fraud
Objectives: 1. To understand what constitutes scientific fraud (or better ‘misconduct’) and its implications and consequences; discussing how journals and editors deal pragmatically with transgressions; 2. To understand some of the statistical concepts behind ‘variation’ of data and how to measure it quantitatively to appreciate unusual variations; this encompasses statistical concepts such as (a) normal distribution, SD; (b) binomial and Poisson di
Profile Category: Basic science
Surgical Category: Critical appraisal of literature
Organ Category: General
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Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Email: sakait [at] upmc.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
• University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
• University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (Post graduate Medical Education Program at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital), Department of Anesthesiology, Okinawa, Japan
• Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. SAKAI’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: How can we facilitate resident scholarly activity?
Profile category: Research eudcation

Title: Cardiac arrest and pulmonary thromboembolism during liver transplantation
Profile category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical category: Liver Transplantation, TEE, General
Organ category: Lung, Liver, Heart

Title: Challenges in Liver Transplantation Anesthesia
Profile category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop
Surgical category: Liver Transplantation
Organ category: Liver

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Warren S. Sandberg, PhD, MD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology;
Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Biomedical Informatics
Department of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Email: warren.sandberg[at]vanderbilt.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  University of Miami, Department of Anesthesiology
•  University of Rochester, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. SANDBERG’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Decision Support in the Near-Perioperative Space
Objectives: Demonstrate the techniques and value to the organization and its patients of the development, implementation and impact analysis of electronic-health record mediated automatic decision support to clinicians in the OR and up- & down-steam units
Profile category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical category: Thoracic, Neuro, GYN, General, ENT, Cardiac, Ambulatory

Title: It’s not Vegas: Outcomes studies of the OR experience, and techniques to modify these outcomes
Objectives: Demonstrate techniques, benefits and pitfalls of using clinical data to assess and modify outcomes of anesthesia care in the operating room
Profile category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop
Surgical category: Vascular, Trauma, Thoracic, Pediatrics, Ophtalmology, Neuro, GYN, General, ENT, Ambulatory

Title: Future of Anesthesia: A Lifetime of Pumping Gas Is Not in the Cards
Objective: This lecture reviews the cultural, technological and economic trends that both facilitate and necessitate fundamental changes in the way anesthesiologists will practice in the future. The lecture includes primary educational and professional education initiatives anesthesiologists should undertake to retain their relevance regardless of future new pressures on the specialty.
Profile category: Future analysis and policy

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Thomas F. Slaughter, MHA, CPH, MD

Professor and Head, Section on Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Program Director, Fellowship in Adult CT Anesthesiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Email: tslaught[at]wakehealth.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
•  University of Miami Health System, Department of Anesthesiology
•  Duke University Health System, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. SLAUGHTER’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: A Practical Approach to Preoperative Assessment of Bleeding Risk
Objectives: (1) To assess physiologic processes comprising ‘normal’ hemostasis; (2) To develop familiarity with laboratory tools for assessing perioperative hemostasis; (3) To relate a reasonable approach for preoperative assessment of hemostasis
Profile category: Clinical care preop, Pathophysiology, Basic science
Surgical category: Vascular, Trauma, Thoracic, Pediatrics, Ophtalmology, OB, Neuro, GYN, General, ENT, Cardiac, Ambulatory
Organ category: Hemostasis/ Coagulation

Title: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Heparin and CPB — and then Some
Objectives: (1) Compare and contrast ‘normal’ hemostasis and pathophysiologic effects of CPB on hemostasis; (2) To question efficacy of heparin as an anticoagulant; (3) To assess risks associated with protamine reversal of heparin
Profile category: Basic science, Clinical care intraop, Pathophysiology
Surgical category: Vascular, Trauma, Cardiac
Organ category: Hemostasis/Coagulation, Vasculature, Heart

Title: Thoracic Anesthesia: Pearls and Pitfalls
Objectives: (1) To appraise patient specific risks associated with thoracic surgery; (2) To demonstrate common approaches to lung isolation for thoracic surgery; (3) To relate strategies to address challenges common to thoracic anesthesia
Profile category: Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop, Pathophysiology
Surgical category: Trauma, Thoracic, Cardiac
Organ category: Airway, Lung

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Michael M. Todd, MD

Professor, Chair and DEO
Department of Anesthesia, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
Email: michael-todd[at]uiowa.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  Invited Lecturer, 2013 Harvard Anesthesia Course, Boston, MA
•  Invited Lecturer, “Anesthesia Camp IV”, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
•  University of Rochester, Rochester NY

DR. TODD’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine and Anesthetic Care of Patients with Cspine Disease
Profile category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical category: Neuro
Organ category: Brain

Title: Perioperative Visual Loss
Profile category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical category: Neuro
Organ category: Eye

Title: Hypothermia and “Neuroprotection” (or the lack thereof)
Profile category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical category: Neuro
Organ category: Brain

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Arthur W. Wallace, PhD, MD

Professor and Vice Chairman Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
UCSF Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Email: art.wallace [at] va.gov

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  Johns Hopkins Medical School and Department of Anesthesiology
•  Boise VA, Department of Medicine
•  State University New York (SUNY), Upstate Medical University, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. WALLACE’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Perioperative Cardiac Risk Reduction
Objective(s): Understand perioperative risk assessment and perioperative cardiac risk reduction strategies.
Profile category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop
Surgical category: Vascular, General, Cardiac
Organ category: Heart

Title: Systems Based Medicine: How to reduce perioperative risk through systems based medicine.
Objective(s): Understand how to do both quality improvement and systems redesign to reduce perioperative risk.
Profile category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop
Surgical category: Quality Improvement, General, Cardiac, Ambulatory
Organ category: n/a

Title: Pacemakers Made Ridiculously Simple: Understand pacemaker and implanted cardiac defibrillators.
Profile category: Clinical care postop, Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop
Surgical category: Cardiac
Organ category: Heart

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Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester;
President and CEO
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Email: DenhamWard [at] faer.org

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
•  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Anesthesiology
•  Stanford University, Department of Anesthesiology
•  University of Florida, Department of Anesthesiology

DR. WARD’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Feedback and Assessment in Anesthesiology

Objective(s): Discuss methods of improving feedback to residents
Profile category: Education

Title: Educating for Expertise
Objective(s): Discuss what expertise is, and the methods of teaching and learning that improve the development of expertise in anesthesia residents
Profile category: Education

Title: Pressure vs Volume ventilation in one lung anesthesia
Profile category: clinical care intra op
Surgical category: thoracic
Organ category: lung

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Jonathan H. Waters, MD

Professor and Chief of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh

Email: watejh [at] upmc.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
• Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
• Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
• Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University

DR. WATERS’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Patient Blood Management
Objectives: to introduce the key components of blood management and to understand the risks of allogeneic blood transfusion
Profile Category: Transfusion medicine
Surgical Category: Vascular, Trauma, Thoracic, OB, Neuro, GYN, General, Cardiac
Organ Category: Blood

Title: Perioperative Autotransfusion
Objective: To give an overview of intraoperative strategies to minimize blood use
Profile Category: Clinical care intraop
Surgical Category: Vascular, Trauma, Thoracic, Pediatrics, OB, Neuro, GYN, General, Cardiac
Organ Category: Blood

Title: Blood Management in Orthopedic Surgery
Objectives: To identify the opportunities for blood reduction in orthopedics
Profile Category: Clinical care intraop, Clinical care preop
Surgical Category: Orthopedics
Organ Category: Blood

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John P. Williams, MD

Peter and Eva Safar Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh

Email: jwilliam [at] pitt.edu

RECENT VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
• Penn State Hershey, Department of Anesthesiology
• Hamad General Hospital, Anesthesiology, Doha, Qatar
• ISMETT, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Palermo, Italy

DR. WILLIAMS’S LECTURE TOPICS
Title: Developing Successful Large Academic Departments
Objectives: Learn to apply management principles to departmental leadership; Learn to plan for success; Learn to plan for growth and integration
Profile Category: Management
Surgical Category: Management
Organ Category: Brain

Title: What Does the PPACA Mean to Anesthesiology?
Objectives: Learn the basics of the ACA; Learn the to apply ACO lessons to your department; Learn to recognize and manage true captivated contracts
Profile Category: Business management
Surgical Category: Business management
Organ Category: Brain

Title: So, You Want to be a Chair?
Objectives: Learn what the requisite skills are for a successful chair; Learn what the obvious pitfalls are; Learn what the obvious success stories are; Learn what the less obvious opportunities associated with both of the former
Profile Category: Business management
Surgical Category: Business management
Organ Category: Brain

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