June 9, 2020

New physician spotlight: Edward Yaghmour


Anesthesiologist Edward (Ted) Yaghmour, MD, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in November, practicing in the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology and directing both the Acute Pain Service and Adult Regional Anesthesia.

Edward (Ted) Yaghmour, MD

“We were delighted to recruit Dr. Yaghmour because he is a prominent leader in our specialty,” said Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of Anesthesiology. “He has been chairman of the American Society of Anesthesiology’s Committee on Obstetric Anesthesia and is prominent in the practice management section of the ASA. As the director of our acute pain service, Dr. Yaghmour has a direct role in developing and implementing enhanced recovery after surgery protocols that improve patient outcomes and address the common reasons for prolonged hospital length of stay. His interests are tightly aligned with VUMC’s.”

Yaghmour’s clinical and teaching interests include regional anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia and simulation education. His research interests include clinical outcomes and improving the care of patients.

“Joining VUMC was a great opportunity to serve my fellow colleagues and our patients by continually improving the high-quality care that they receive in pain management, leading to better outcomes and even better patient satisfaction,” Yaghmour said.

Yaghmour received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and undertook residency training in surgery and anesthesiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

From 2000 to 2019, Yaghmour held a succession of academic positions at Feinberg School of Medicine and served in various administrative and mentorship roles in the departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery.

Yaghmour is president-elect of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology and serves on committees of various other national organizations. He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists and a past board member of the National Arab American Medical Association. A co-author of books and book chapters on regional anesthesia, Yaghmour is also a frequent guest speaker and presenter at medical conferences.