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Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Pediatric Perioperative Anesthesia Environment-demography, performance-based credentialing, outcome measurement;
Regional Pediatric Transport Systems-organization, resource management, patient care equipment, team composition, outcome measurement.
Disaster preparedness for hospitalized pediatric, neonatal and perinatal patients.
Affordable simulation for small-scale and assessment.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Perioperative Recovery of Opioids Mood and Pain Trial
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric) and of Pediatrics (Critical Care) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Hammer's primary research interests are pediatric pharmacology and perioperative care of children undergoing cardiac surgery. He has numerous funded research projects in these areas, including an NIH grant for $4.3 million to study the pharmacology of sodium nitroprusside, a drug commonly used for blood pressure control in the operating room and ICU. Dr. Hammer has two other NIH grants and other ongoing research projects in the area of pediatric pharmacology.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Harnessing synaptic plasticity to treat neuropsychiatric disease
Erin Hennessey, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Bio Dr. Hennessey is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University and her medical degree at Saint Louis University. Following an internship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, she completed her anesthesia and critical care training at Stanford University. Dr. Hennessey is board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the faculty at Stanford in 2012 and performs clinical duties on the following services: general anesthesia, anesthesia preoperative care clinic, cardiothoracic intensive care unit, and medical-surgical intensive care unit. Clinical areas of study include early mobility and delirium management of critically ill patients as well as patient-family interaction in the ICU. She currently serves as the Program Director of the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and as the Rotation Director for the Critical Care Core Clerkship at Stanford School of Medicine. Her medical education interests include simulation, flipped-classroom models, quality-improvement training for trainees, methods of assessment, and patient-doctor communication skills.
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Patient Safety and Simulation
Effective Use of Health Care Resources
Steven K. Howard
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our laboratory is active in the study of human performance of medical personnel. We are actively involved in teaching health care personnel the techniques of crisis resource management (CRM) using realistic simulation. Research on sleep deprivation and fatigue and the performance of health care personnel is also an active area of study.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests - Employ outcomes tracking to delineate risk & resilience factors in youth with pediatric pain.
- Understand the role of peers, parents/caregivers, & systems (e.g., family, school, hospital, community) in the management of pediatric pain conditions.
- Improve functioning, behavioral health, and quality of life in youth with discomfort and their families through provision of evidence-based therapies.
- Empower families & sensitize providers to the importance of therapeutic collaborations.