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Eric Thompson Pierce, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 617-726-3030
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine


  • Heart Center
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
Clinical Interests
Cardiac anesthesia
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
PhD, University of Michigan Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyVice-Chair Anesthesia Quality Assurance Committee

PublicationsRecent Publications:

1. Cohen MC, Pierce ET, Bode RH, Lewis KP, Kowalchuk G, Nesto RW, Zarich SW. Types of anesthesia and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with congestive heart failure undergoing vascular surgery. Congest Heart Fail. 1999;5(6):248-253.
2. Lewis KP, Appadurai IR, Pierce ET, Halpern EF, Bode RH Jr. Prophylactic amrinone for weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass. Anaesthesia. 2000;55:627-633.
3. Howie MB, Cheng D, Newman MF, Pierce ET, Hogue C, Hillel Z, Bowdle TA, Bukenya D. A randomized double-blinded multicenter comparison of remifentanil versus fentanyl combined with isoflurane/propofol for early extubation in CABG surgery. Anesthesia Analgesia. 2001;92(5):1084-1093.
4. Zarich SW, Pierce ET, Nesto RW, Mittleman MA, Bode RH, Kowalchuk G, Cohen MC. Age and history of cardiac disease as risk factors for cardiac complications after peripheral vascular surgery in diabetic patients. Mayo Clin Proc. 2001;76(1):34-38.
5. Cheng CH, Newman MF, Duke P, Wong DT, Finegan B, Howie M, Fitch J, Bowdle A, Hogue C, Hillel Z, Pierce E, Bukenya D. Efficacy and resource utilization of remifentanil and fentanyl in fast track CABG surgery: A prospective randomized, double-blinded controlled, multi-center trial. Anesthesia Analgesia. 2001;92(5):1094-1102.    
6. Drover DR, Lemmens HJ, Pierce ET, Plourde G, Loyd G, Ornstein E, Prichep LS, Chabot RJ, and Gugino L. Patient State Index (PSI): Titration of Delivery and Recovery from Propofol, Alfentanil and Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2002;97:82-89.

Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
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Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3030
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