Dr. Yehuda Ginosar named Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology

Sep 29, 2015

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Dr. Yehuda Ginosar has been appointed as Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology.

The Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce that Dr. Yehuda Ginosar has been appointed as Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology, a senior leadership position in our department.  As the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University is committed to advancing the specialty of anesthesiology and improving patient outcomes through meaningful discovery, this is an opportunity to promote broad and highly impactful multidisciplinary partnerships. Dr. Ginosar’s objectives include setting the vision and recruiting outstanding faculty members and support their educational, research and administrative goals. Further goals include developing a strong translational research group, a strong clinical service based on multidisciplinary collaboration, and an active ACGME accredited fellowship program.

Dr. Ginosar is currently an Associate Professor at the Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Medicine, and director of the Mother and Child Anesthesia Unit at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. His principal academic interest is the study of the effects of anesthetic drugs and changing physiological environment on uteroplacental blood flow and the fetal hemodynamic response to asphyxia - both ultrasound studies in humans and laboratory studies in rodents (using BOLD functional MRI and immunohistochemical markers). The ultimate aim of these studies is to identify interventions that may improve uteroplacental perfusion in chronic fetal asphyxia and to enhance intrauterine fetal growth and development. Specific anesthesia-related interventions that are being studied in humans include continuous epidural local anesthesia in preeclampsia and CPAP in obstructive sleep apnea. Other clinical studies relevant to obstetric anesthesia include: experimental pain and clinical pain studies in humans (pharmacokinetic/dynamic studies of spinal cord analgesics) and national studies on the provision of clinical obstetric anesthesia services. Dr. Ginosar is the senior editor of “Anesthesia and the Fetus”, and is a recipient of multiple professional society research awards including the International Anesthesia Research Society Clinical Scholar Research Award.  Dr. Ginosar has a long record of mentoring medical students, residents, graduate students, and faculty, many of whom have received their own research awards and become funded investigators.

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Ginosar to our department in January, 2016.

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