HEALTH PROFESSIONS SPEAKER SERIES

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY FORMAL POST-BAC PROGRAM

Art Wallace, MD, PhD

Thursday, Feb. 27th 2014 at 5:30-6:30pm

San Francisco State University, Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Hensill Hall, RM 543

Art Wallace, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology at UCSF, Anesthesiologist at SFVAMC

Art Wallace, MD, PhD's research at UCSF has included numerous projects in animals and patients including both device development for surgical therapy of heart failure and the off pump CABG, as well as drug testing. He is best known for his work testing drugs for the prevention of perioperative cardiac morbidity and mortality. He was one of the developers of perioperative beta blockade and has assisted more than 150 hospital set up perioperative beta blocker programs. His present work includes development of medications to reduce perioperative cardiac risk, development of the ECOM cardiac output monitor, testing and development of surgical therapies for heart failure, implementation of perioperative beta blockade, developing computer systems to improve systems based medicine. He lectures extensively on cardiac risk reduction and has produced an on-line course on cardiac risk reduction.

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