Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Environmental Physiology Study Program
School of Medicine
I received undergraduate and medical degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada then trained in internal medicine and completed a degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto. I then trained in pulmonary medicine and anesthesiology residency at Duke University and was appointed to the Duke faculty in anesthesiology and medicine in 1983. In addition to research on the physiology of extreme environments (altitude and diving) I have been interested in perioperative respiratory function and am currently working on prediction of opioid-induced respiratory depression. Pertinent to mentoring, I am Director of the Study Track in Anesthesiology, Surgery & Environmental Physiology for Duke third year medical students. I have received awards for Excellence in Medical Student Education and twice been nominated Teacher of the Year by Duke Anesthesiology. I have received mentorship recognition by the AMA-Women Physicians Congress.