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McEvoy to lead Anesthesiology’s educational affairs

Apr. 25, 2013, 9:51 AM

Matthew McEvoy, M.D.

Matthew McEvoy, M.D., is joining Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology faculty later this month as vice chair for Educational Affairs and residency program director.

He succeeds John Algren, M.D., upon his retirement. Over the past decade, Algren has led a team of highly committed faculty and staff in advancing Vanderbilt’s Anesthesiology residency and fellowship programs, as well as the department’s programs in medical student education and continuing medical education.

The Anesthesiology residency program is nationally recognized for outstanding clinical training in anesthesiology, critical care and pain medicine, as well as for cutting-edge biomedical informatics support. The program also ranks high nationally for its innovative professional development programs, such as the B.H. Robbins Scholars Program, Vanderbilt International Anesthesia, and Perioperative Data Systems Research.

McEvoy completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and his medical school and residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

After joining the anesthesiology faculty at MUSC in 2006, he developed academic and leadership interests around resident education and educational research in competency-based education. He became vice chair for Education and residency program director at MUSC in 2009.

He has been awarded two Research in Education Grants from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) in support of his research on simulation modules for high-stakes, competency-based training and the use of decision support tools in the perioperative arena.

“The Department is excited that Dr. McEvoy will be able to combine his interests in transforming resident education and his research focused on educational effectiveness for the long-term benefit of our current and future trainees and graduates,” said Warren Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Anesthesiology.

“As the new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education milestones and the new American Board of Anesthesiology examination requirements are introduced, Matt will collaborate with many other faculty and staff within the department and School of Medicine to create the best methods for implementing these new requisites, while also assessing their impact on resident training and patient outcomes.”

Clinically, McEvoy will join the Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology Division, concentrating on anesthesia for complex head and neck surgical patients, liver transplantation, and thoracic surgery. He will be joined in Nashville by his wife, Amy, and their five children: Kendall, 12; Morgan, 11; Gavin, 9; Garrett, 8; and Ansley, 6.

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