EAF 2018 Speakers

Prof Richard D. Urman

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women’s Health Care Centre, Boston, MA

Prof Richard D. Urman

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA is an anesthesiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA and Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He serves as Chief of Anesthesia Services at the BWH Care Center at Chestnut Hill, and as Medical Director of Sedation for Interventional Medicine, where his responsibilities include overseeing all hospital procedural sedation areas (adults and neonates), quality assurance, education and credentialing programs. He also serves as the Director (Anesthesia) of the interdepartmental Center for Perioperative Research at BWH and directs the newly established Perioperative Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Urman received his MD from Harvard Medical School, MBA from Harvard Business School, and completed a residency in anesthesia at BIDMC/Harvard Medical School, and completed Fellowship training in Quality Improvement and Education. He’s a Certified Physician Executive. His research areas encompass patient outcomes, informatics, patient safety, novel anesthetic drugs, simulation, and operating room management. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers, 10 books, and serves as an investigator/collaborator on research projects funded by the US government (NIH), foundations, and the industry. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Anesthesia & Analgesia, J. Clinical Anesthesia, J. Patient Safety, J. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, and J. Ambulatory Anesthesia. He is the Co-Founder of the Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery.