Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Keith Ruskin’s primary academic interests include neurosurgical anesthesiology, medical informatics, and human performance. He has published numerous articles on information technology and neurosurgical anesthesia, and co-authored the first textbook on anesthesia informatics. His most recent publications include a textbook of neurosurgical anesthesia, a handbook on the management of anesthesia emergencies, and a position paper on screening pilots for obstructive sleep apnea. He is currently involved in a project to validate a peer fatigue scoring tool and develop a fatigue risk management program for anesthesia residents.
Ruskin received his MD degree from the University of Miami and completed his residency in anesthesiology at New York University Medical Center. He was previously a professor of anesthesiology and neurosurgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is the immediate past president of the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists, chair of the Associate Fellows Group and the Human Performance Committee of the Aerospace Medical Association, and a member of the board of directors of the Aerospace Human Factors Association.