We would like to congratulate Dr. Mihai Podgoreanu for his recent appointment as the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. A native of Romania, Dr. Podgoreanu came to Duke in 2000 to pursue a three-year fellowship continuum in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, and molecular genetics. After joining the faculty in 2003, he raised through the ranks to an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care, leader of the Duke Perioperative Genomics and Safety Outcome Study (PEGASUS) investigative team, and principal investigator of the Systems Modeling of Perioperative Cardiovascular Injury and Adaptation Laboratory.
Consistent with his background as a physician-scientist, Dr. Podgoreanu’s vision for the future promotes a constant interplay between scholarly educational activities, research, and clinical practice, with the specific goals of identifying clinically relevant questions that can be addressed through a programmatic approach to perioperative biology or explored by scholarly work to ultimately benefit patient care and enrich the educational experience of the next generations of cardiothoracic anesthesiologists and intensivists.
“Mihai has had great success in pushing the perioperative science forward, and I am excited to have him carry that same excitement into his new role as Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division Chief. We have continued great expectations for the division under his leadership.” – Mark F. Newman, MD
Again, congratulations to Dr. Podgoreanu and we look forward to working with him in his new role as the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.