Chief Nurse Anesthetist Appointed

After an extensive search, please join us in congratulating Adam Flowe, CRNA, MSN, on his appointment as Chief Nurse Anesthetist for Duke University Hospital (DUH). In his new role, Flowe will oversee day-to-day operations for the Perioperative Services-based CRNAs and anesthesia technicians as well as provide support to other Duke University Medical Center CRNAs.

Flowe has served as the interim chief nurse anesthetist for Duke University Hospital for the past ten months. He originally joined DUH as a registered nurse in 2003. After working in the Intensive Care Unit and Endoscopy Units, Flowe completed his anesthesia training in 2008 and went on to join the CRNA staff in the main operating room. Two years later, he joined the CRNA management team in the Duke North/Duke Medicine Pavilion operating rooms providing operations and leadership support for his fellow CRNAs and anesthesia technicians. Flowe graduated from the College of William and Mary, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro (the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia). Before beginning his medical career at Duke, Flowe was a middle school teacher and a U.S. public health service officer. He says his mother-in-law, a retired emergency department nurse in Eatonton, Georgia, inspired him to switch careers and become a registered nurse.

Flowe is originally from Gloucester County, Virginia. He currently lives in Durham with his wife, Mollie, and their three kids. Please join us in welcoming Adam Flowe to his new position which is effective immediately.

Chris KeithChief Nurse Anesthetist Appointed