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Eswar Sundar, M.B.,B.S.

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Second Certificate of Honour-Anatomy
First Certificate of Honour-Pathology
Fisrt Certificate of Honour-Social and Preventive Medicine

I am currently Director of Clinical Operations (East Campus) for the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. I am deeply involved in operations projects, improving OR efficiency, productivity, on time starts and turn over time. I am in charge of 21 Operating Rooms and 5 Gastroenterology suites and two Radiology suites. We perform an average of 60 cases per day.
As Clinical Director, I would like to institute a Fellowship for OR operations management.
As Director of PACU I have developed new PACU curriculum for residents. I have changed the focus of resident training in the PACU from skills based training to a more team based and interactive approach. The PACU now offers an ideal backdrop for residents to develop interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, and how to be an effective team member as well as an advocate for the patient.
I have initiated and completed major projects for improving patient care. I have introduced new policies for the management of severe postoperative pain using novel approches. Established policies for the handling of Medical patients in the PACU so that their care is seamless and safe. As a member of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) workgroup I am advocating for safer and effective means of treating and managing patients with CPAP machines in the PACU. Pathways are also being developed for the screening of all patients for sleep apnea to minimize complication in the rceovery unit. This is one of the major patient safety initiaves being considered by JCAHO.
Over the past many years I have taken a keen interest in resident mentoring and teaching. My daily responsibilities include teaching residents within the operating room as well as teaching medical students and paramedical trainees. Currently I am an active member of the Transplant anesthesia team as well as the Vascular anesthesia team, both of which have high acuity case loads. I also serve as resource and point person for issues related to the management of coagulopathy, management of patients with carotid and cardiac disease and patients in renal and liver failure. I have organized many anesthesia written board review sessions for residents and fellows as well as a examiner at the MGH anesthesia oral board review.

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  1. Obeidat SS, Wongtangman K, Blank M, Wachtendorf LJ, Hammer M, Schaefer MS, Santer P, Eikermann M, Sundar E. The association of nitrous oxide on length of stay in the postanesthesia care unit: a retrospective observational study. Can J Anaesth. 2021 11; 68(11):1630-1640. PMID: 34406608.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Wachtendorf LJ, Schaefer MS, Santer P, Azimaraghi O, Obeidat SS, Friedrich S, Zucco L, Woo A, Nabel S, Sundar E, Eikermann M, Ramachandran SK. Association between preoperative administration of gabapentinoids and 30-day hospital readmission: A retrospective hospital registry study. J Clin Anesth. 2021 Oct; 73:110376. PMID: 34098392.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Ma H, Wachtendorf LJ, Santer P, Schaefer MS, Friedrich S, Nabel S, Ramachandran SK, Shen C, Sundar E, Eikermann M. The effect of intraoperative dexmedetomidine administration on length of stay in the post-anesthesia care unit in ambulatory surgery: A hospital registry study. J Clin Anesth. 2021 Sep; 72:110284. PMID: 33831766.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Althoff FC, Agnihotri A, Grabitz SD, Santer P, Nabel S, Tran T, Berzin TM, Sundar E, Xu X, Sawhney MS, Eikermann M. Outcomes after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with general anaesthesia versus sedation. Br J Anaesth. 2021 01; 126(1):191-200. PMID: 33046219.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Raub D, Santer P, Nabel S, Platzbecker K, Munoz-Acuna R, Xu X, Friedrich S, Ramachandran SK, Eikermann M, Sundar E. BOSTN Bundle Intervention for Perioperative Screening and Management of Patients With Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Hospital Registry Study. Anesth Analg. 2020 05; 130(5):1415-1424. PMID: 31283617.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  6. Sundar E, Zimmer S, Brown A. The Patil mask as an aid for gastrointestinal endoscopy. Anesth Analg. 2013 May; 116(5):1186-1187. PMID: 23606471.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Berzin TM, Sanaka S, Barnett SR, Sundar E, Sepe PS, Jakubowski M, Pleskow DK, Chuttani R, Sawhney MS. A prospective assessment of sedation-related adverse events and patient and endoscopist satisfaction in ERCP with anesthesiologist-administered sedation. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Apr; 73(4):710-7. PMID: 21316669.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Subramaniam B, Panzica PJ, Novack V, Mahmood F, Matyal R, Mitchell JD, Sundar E, Bose R, Pomposelli F, Kersten JR, Talmor DS. Continuous perioperative insulin infusion decreases major cardiovascular events in patients undergoing vascular surgery: a prospective, randomized trial. Anesthesiology. 2009 May; 110(5):970-7. PMID: 19387173.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Gilmartin.G, Howell.M, Carr.L, Dorion.S, Sundar.E, Grzybinski.M, Foley.J, Carnevale.K, Carvelli.E, Privitera.J, Hurley.J, Hurst.L, Moorman.D, Chang.J. Safely managing perioperative patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 2008.
  11. Sundar, e. Perioperative Fluid management. 2007.
  12. Sundar E, Sundar S, Pawlowski J, Blum R, Feinstein D, Pratt S. Crew resource management and team training. Anesthesiol Clin. 2007 Jun; 25(2):283-300. PMID: 17574191.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Sundar, E. Anesthesia for carotid surgery. 2007.
  14. Lerner AB, Sundar E, Mahmood F, Sarge T, Hanto DW, Panzica PJ. Four cases of cardiopulmonary thromboembolism during liver transplantation without the use of antifibrinolytic drugs. Anesth Analg. 2005 Dec; 101(6):1608-1612. PMID: 16301227.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Choudhary S, Singh P, Sundar E, Kumar S, Sahai A. A comparison of sonourethrography and retrograde urethrography in evaluation of anterior urethral strictures. Clin Radiol. 2004 Aug; 59(8):736-42. PMID: 15262549.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Sugantha SE, Webster S, Sundar E, Lenton EA. Predictive value of plasma human chorionic gonadotrophin following assisted conception treatment. Hum Reprod. 2000 Feb; 15(2):469-73. PMID: 10655325.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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