Assistant Medical Director, Divers Alert Network (DAN)
Director, Anesthesiology Emergency Airway Services
Durham, NC 27710
General anesthesiology; hyperbaric medicine
My present research interests include human exercise performance at both increased and decreased barometric pressure, with specific interest in pulmonary gas exchange, ventilation/perfusion relationships, and cardiopulmonary interactions under altered environmental conditions. Other areas of clinical research interests include respiratory limitations to exercise performance in patients with chronic pulmonary disease, the effects of anesthesia on pulmonary alveoloar macrophage function, age and analgesic regimen on lung and diaphragm function, and the effects of inspired carbon dioxide and/or sympathectomy on tissue oxygenation under hyperbaric conditions.
I am actively involved in the application of human physiology simulation in the education of anesthesia residents and medical students and in teaching emergency airway management to all levels of health care providers.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.