Michael AvidanDepartment of Anesthesiology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 11 November 2005)
Professor, Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:
Dr Avidan trained as a doctor and as an anesthesiologist at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained further in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at King's College Hospital, London, UK. There he worked as a Clinical Lecturer, and began delving into clinical research. He played an educational role in relation to the medical students at King's College Medical School. Dr Avidan was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist and intensive care physician at King's College Hospital. Eight years ago Dr Avidan accepted a faculty position at Washington University. He is actively involved as a clinician, a researcher and an educator.
He is the primary author of two medical textbooks, he has co-authored 51 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and has written eight book chapters. He takes no pleasure in fishing and has an irrational prejudice against cruise holidays.
• MBBCh: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1991
• DA: Diploma in Anesthesia, South African College of Medicine, South Africa, 1994
Anesthesiology -- Certified
Anesthesiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri, 1996
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F1000 Medicine Reports 2009 1:(9) (21 Jan 2009)
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