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Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe 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)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPerioperative Recovery of Opioids Mood and Pain Trial
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric) and of Pediatrics (Critical Care)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. 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) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHarnessing synaptic plasticity to treat neuropsychiatric disease
Erin Hennessey, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioDr. Hennessey is a Clinical Associate 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, anesthesia perioperative surgical home service, 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, innovative instruction using virtual environments, quality-improvement training for trainees, methods of assessment, and patient-doctor communication skills.
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPatient Safety and Simulation
Effective Use of Health Care Resources