Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cardiovascular anesthesia
  • Clinical investigation
  • Thoracic and regional anesthesia
  • Research ethics
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Harvard University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • MassHealth
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
Patient Age Group

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Associate Editor, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics

Co-Founder, Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) Global Network for Clinical Research

Chair, Ethics Advisory Board, Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Past-Chair, Advisory Committee, Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity for Ethical Review (SIDCER), World Health Organization

Past-President and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators, Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Former Director, Office for Human Research Protections, US Department of Health and Human Services

Member, Quality Management Advisory Committee, Special Program in Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization

Certified Physician Investigator (Honorary), Academy of Pharmacetuical Physicians and InvestigatorsTestamur, American

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Research Areas

  • Perioperative hemostasis and anticoagulation
  • Blood resource management and quality improvement
  • Research ethics, policy and regulatory affairs

Description of Research

  • Exploration of mechanisms of altered heparin responsiveness in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac and major vascular surgery
  • Empirical assessment of the knowledge level and preparedness of clinical investigators and the impact of investigator training and professional certification on clinical research performance
  • Measurement of the performance of ethical review boards in the subjective assessment and management of ethical issues
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Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8980
Phone 2: 617-726-0366
Fax: 617-726-5985

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