FAER  |   May 2019
FAER … It Begins With a Mentor
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Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Coagulation and Transfusion / Critical Care / Education / CPD / Respiratory System / FAER
FAER   |   May 2019
FAER … It Begins With a Mentor
ASA Monitor 5 2019, Vol.83, 62-63.
ASA Monitor 5 2019, Vol.83, 62-63.
FAER Mentored Research Training Grant Recipient 2015-2017
Project proposal title: “Stored Blood Transfusion and Nitric Oxide”.
Mentor: Warren M. Zapol, M.D.
The reason I came to Massachusetts General Hospital to start my anesthesia residency was because I was fascinated by Dr. Warren Zapol and his research. I first met Dr. Zapol in 2003 at a sushi restaurant at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting in Seattle. I had the conviction that I wanted to be mentored by a devoted, far-sighted, enthusiastic, caring physician-educator and scientist.
In 2010, toward the end of my anesthesia residency, I approached Dr. Zapol and asked to work in his laboratory which, at that time, was focused on studying the effects of stored blood transfusion in a mouse and sheep model. After a few months, we prepared a clinical protocol to study the effects of stored blood transfusion in healthy volunteers. I quickly experienced the excitement of designing and conducting a clinical study aimed at translating laboratory findings into improved care of the critically ill.
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