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May C. Pian-Smith, MD

May C. Pian-Smith, MD

Position

Attending, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia; Faculty, Institute for Medical Simulation and Center for Medical Simulation; Chair, Resident Recruitment Committee; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Specialty

Obstetric Anesthesiology; Simulation; Medical Education

Professional Activities

My clinical specialty is obstetric anesthesia. Much of my clinical work and investigation centers on improving the health care of women, but within that realm, projects have spanned a wide spectrum from studying markers of endothelial dysfunction in pre-eclamptics to the role of alternative therapies for the management of menopausal symptoms.

In addition to enjoying the fruits of direct patient care, my work at HMS has provided wonderful opportunities to help shape the future of our specialty through innovations in education, including:

  • Developing techniques to engage the adult learner
  • Promoting deliberate practice and personal reflection in medical training
  • Using simulation to create controlled and experiential learning opportunities
  • Promotion of patient safety practices through improved communication and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • A leadership role in the recruitment of our trainees, with the goal of enhancing an extraordinary, talented and diverse community
  • Tangible ways to contribute to the support, development and retention of talented and diverse faculty in the HMS community at large

Medical Training

  • 1981: AB, Harvard-Radcliffe (Biology)
  • 1985: MS, Cornell University (Pharmacology)
  • 1990: MD, SUNY Stony Brook
  • 1990-91: Intern in Medicine & Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • 1991-94: Resident in Anesthesiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • 2005-06: Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
  • 2008-09: Rabkin Advanced Fellowship in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

Publications

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Related Links

Obstetric Anesthesia
Center for Medical Simulation

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-9483



 
Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

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