Transition in Leadership Roles

We are pleased to announce a transition in leadership within Duke Anesthesiology.

Please join us in extending our congratulations to Gavin Martin, MB ChB, MMCi, who has been appointed Duke University Health System (DUHS) Anesthesia Director; Dhanesh Gupta, MD, MBA, who has been appointed to Dr. Martin's previous position as Duke University Hospital (DUH) Anesthesia Medical Director; and Nicole Guinn, MD, MBA, who in Dr. Gupta's absence, will serve as interim chief of the Neuroanesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Offsite Anesthesiology Division.

In his new role as a senior clinical leader within DUHS, Dr. Martin will be responsible for managing clinical operations and collaborating with DUHS perioperative leadership, DUHS senior leadership and clinical department chairs to ensure that patients receive the highest quality medical care and patient experience. He will work in the DUHS Perioperative Services Leadership Tetrad consisting of the surgeon-in-chief, service line vice president, and the assistant vice president for perioperative nursing to advance the key missions of DUHS and the Perioperative Core Service Line. Dr. Martin joined Duke Anesthesiology 24 years ago and currently serves as the department's vice chair of clinical operations, a title he will continue to hold. He received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa before going on to complete a fellowship in anesthetics from the Royal College of Anesthetists in the United Kingdom. In 2016, Dr. Martin earned his Masters of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) degree from Duke University's School of Medicine.

Dr. Gupta is stepping down from his seven-year post as chief of the Neuroanesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Offsite Anesthesiology Division to assume his new leadership role within DUH, in which he will work within the Duke University Perioperative Services Leadership Tetrad and oversee clinical operations - ensuring delivery of the highest quality of care for our patients and maintaining regulatory requirements at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Gupta joined Duke Anesthesiology in 2015. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Illinois and went on to complete a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at the University of California in San Francisco. In 2018, Dr. Gupta earned his MBA degree from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

As we begin the important process of a national search for chief of the Neuroanesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Offsite Anesthesiology Division, Dr. Guinn will transition into her new role as interim chief of this division, which aims to support growth and ever-increasing clinical excellence in neurosurgery, otolaryngology, interventional radiology, and interventional psychiatry. Through cutting-edge research, this division produces insights into the pathophysiology and treatment of complex neurologic syndromes, and aims to transform neuroanesthesia and critical care. Dr. Guinn has been a faculty of Duke Anesthesiology for ten years and currently serves as director of the Duke Center for Blood Conservation. She received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and then completed an anesthesiology residency along with a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship at Duke. This year, Dr. Guinn earned her MBA degree from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Please join us in thanking Drs. Martin and Gupta for their service and leadership as medical director and division chief, and congratulating them and Dr. Guinn on their new roles in our department.