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OpenAnesthesia®️ offers free online access to comprehensive, high-quality, peer-reviewed educational content on various anesthesiology, critical care, and perioperative medicine topics. Our site features podcast interviews with experts from anesthesiology and related fields, new in-depth articles on key concepts, vodcasts covering a wide range of subspecialty topics, and many more valuable resources for trainees and physicians.

Vision

Advancing patient care through education.

Mission Statement

Transforming perioperative patient care by providing open access to high-quality educational content for anesthesiology trainees and clinicians.

Editorial Board

Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP

Editor-in-Chief

Institution

Children’s Hospital Colorado

About

Debnath Chatterjee, MD, is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After completing medical school in India, he pursued an anesthesiology residency training at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, followed by a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chatterjee has been practicing as a pediatric anesthesiologist since 2005. His areas of clinical interest include anesthesia for fetal interventions and button-battery ingestions in children. He has been actively involved in OpenAnesthesia as a pediatric anesthesia section editor since 2015 and was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2022.

Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP

Editor-in-Chief

Section Editors

Aditee Ambardekar, MD, MSEd

Pediatric Anesthesia

Kristine E. W. Breyer, MD

Summaries

Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Jaime Daly, MD

Obstetric Anesthesia

Juan Ibla, MD, MS, FAAP

Pediatric Spanish Education

Youn-Hoa Jung, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Kanupriya Kumar, MD

Social Media

Carole Lin, MD

Multimedia

Elizabeth Mahanna Gabrielli, MD

Neuro Anesthesia

Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH

Cardiac Anesthesia

Samuel Percy, MD

Global Health Equity

Shalini Shah, MD, MBA

Pain Medicine

Associate Editors

Betelehem Asnake, MD

Global Health Equity

Diana Ayubcha, DO, MS

Neuro Anesthesia

Seema Deshpande, MBBS

Cardiac Anesthesia

Babar Fiza, MD

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Julia A. Gálvez, MD MBI

Liaison to Society for Technology in Anesthesia

Eric R. Heinz, MD, PhD

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Elizabeth Igaga, MBChB, MMed, FCA (ECSA)

Global Health Equity

Deepa Kattail, MD MHS FAAP

Pain Medicine

Daniel Katz, MD

Obstetric Anesthesia

James Kim, MD

Regional Anesthesia

Emily Lin, MD, MS

Regional Anesthesia

Ying Low, MD

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Elizabeth Malinzak, MD

Liaison to Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Geoffrey Panjeton, MD

Pain Medicine

Elisha Peterson, MD, Med, FAAP, FASA

Pediatric Anesthesia

Ferenc Rabai, MD

Neuro Anesthesia

Ellen Richter, MD, FASE

Cardiac Anesthesia

Jamie Rubin, MD

Pediatric Anesthesia

Mandeep Singh, MBBS, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Liaison to Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine

Jina Sinskey, MD

Pediatric Anesthesia

Albert Tsai, MD

Cardiac Anesthesia

Katherine Zaleski, MD

Pediatric Anesthesia

Edward C. Nemergut, MD

Founder and Former EIC

About

Edward C. Nemergut, MD, is a Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Neuroscience at West Virginia University. After completing medical school at Indiana University in 1998, he pursued an anesthesiology residency at the University of Virginia (UVA). Dr. Nemergut joined the faculty of the UVA in 2002, with a clinical focus on neuroanesthesia and liver transplantation. Although Dr. Nemergut conducts clinical, translational, and device research, his passion is medical education and medical education research. In 2015, Dr. Nemergut founded the Research in Medical Education Group in the Department of Anesthesiology at UVA to bring both innovation and scientific rigor to research in medical education and thereby improve the education of physicians and non-physicians. The group has been involved in the development of novel algorithms for individualized spaced-repetition, adaptive learning, Bayesian assessment, and test-enhanced learning. He has also studied the impact of fatigue on resident/student well-being and has studied the impact novel techniques such as generative retrieval and retrieval practice on learning of technical topics such as echocardiography and regional anesthesia. Finally, the group has conducted innovative work evaluating the impact of biases in medical education. Dr. Nemergut founded OpenAnesthesia with Dr. Robert Thiele in 2009.

Edward C. Nemergut, MD

Founder and Former EIC

Sponsor

OpenAnesthesia is proudly sponsored by the International Anesthesia Research Society.

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through research.

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FAQ

Please contact us at [email protected] about what you have in mind. While we do accept submissions from medical students and trainees, we ask that a faculty mentor also participate in the submission.

Thank you for your interest in OpenAnesthesia!
All our content is reviewed by subject matter experts (our editor-in-chief and editors), but we welcome your feedback. Please email us at [email protected] with your comments and please include a link to the page.
If you are citing content from OpenAnesthesia.org, please use the following citation format (AMA Manual of Style, 11th ed.):

Author (or, if no author is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site). Title (or, if no title is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site). Name of the website. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date]. URL

For example:

Hunyady A, Patrao F. Posttonsillectomy Hemorrhage. OpenAnesthesia. Published 02/01/2023. Updated 02/01/23. Access [date]. https://www.openanesthesia.org/keywords/posttonsillectomy-hemorrhage/
We redesigned OpenAnesthesia.org and will bring you new podcasts, vodcasts and other educational resources, including the new OA Summaries. OA Summaries are more thorough and in-depth than our ABA Keyword definitions. Keywords not covered by OA Summaries can be found on the Summaries page, which can be filtered by clicking "Legacy Keywords." The encyclopedic articles were not migrated to the new site, but OA Summaries also cover the most-searched topics in these articles.

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OpenAnesthesia®️, sponsored by the International Anesthesia Research Society, was founded by Dr. Edward C. Nemergut and Dr. Robert Thiele at the University of Virginia’s anesthesia program in 2009 as an open-access, crowd-sourced educational resource. It has since grown to a comprehensive, peer-reviewed resource for anesthesiology residents and physicians worldwide.