Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Shyamal Asher’s clinical and research interests include cardiothoracic anesthesia, transesophageal echocardiography, and liver transplant anesthesia. He has studied the risk factors for development of post-operative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery and examined the effects of hyperoxemia on outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
His research has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. He also contributed to Perioperative Drill-Based Crisis Management (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Gupta and Gelb’s Essentials of Neuroanesthesia and Neurointensive Care, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and Preoperative Assessment and Management, 3rd edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016).
Asher earned a BA summa cum laude with highest honors in biochemistry and molecular biology from Clark University, and an MD from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago, followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.