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Dr Stan Shernan


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Stanton K. Shernan, MD, FAHA, FASE is currently a Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and has served as the Executive Vice Chair and Associate Chair of Finances in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and a Past President of the National Board of Echocardiography. In addition, he has served as a member of the American Society of Echocardiography Board of Directors. Dr. Shernan has published over 250 original manuscripts, review articles and textbook chapters on the etiology and management of perioperative systemic inflammation, as well as myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury in cardiac surgical patients, and the role of perioperative echocardiography in clinical and surgical decision-making. He has also been invited to lecture as a Visiting Professor or a speaker at numerous high-profile institutions and academic society annual meetings on a national and international level. Dr. Shernan is a Co-Editor of the textbooks entitled Comprehensive Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Atlas; Clinical Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Problem Oriented Approach, the Comprehensive Textbook of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, as well as the web-based textbook at He is a Senior Editor for Anesthesia and Analgesia, a Senior Consulting Editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and is a Consultant Reviewer for many other journals in the areas of anesthesiology, cardiac surgery, cardiology and echocardiography.