About Eric Pierce, MD, PhD

Vice-Chair Anesthesia Quality Assurance Committee

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Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3030
Fax: 617-724-8500

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Cincinnati
  • PhD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology

Accepted Insurance Plans

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.


  • Select Publications:

    • 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.
    • Lewis KP, Appadurai IR, Pierce ET, Halpern EF, Bode RH Jr. Prophylactic amrinone for weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass. Anaesthesia. 2000;55:627-633.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.    
    • 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.