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Warren S. Sandberg, MD, PhD

Warren S. Sandberg, MD, PhD


Team Leader, Operating Room of the Future; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Specialty

Thoracic Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation, OR Safety, Innovations in Perioperative Systems Design, OR Process Management

Professional Activities

I am the Co-Program Leader of the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) Operating Room of the Future (ORF) Project. My primary research interests are centered on the ORF, and focus on perioperative systems design, with emphases on process modeling, introduction of technology for process monitoring and active process management, and integration of OR system devices and data, with dual goals of improving processes and enhancing OR safety. Taken together, my program of research is directed at creating perioperative systems that are specifically designed to accomplish the goals of surgical care, with a patient-centric and safety-oriented focus, while allowing clinicians to focus on core activities.

Effectiveness assessment of indoor positioning systems IPS for perioperative process monitoring and control.

Integration of real-time data streams displaying patient information to provide enhanced decision support and augmented vigilance capabilities.

Workflow engineering that leverages physiologic monitoring innovations to allow formerly sequential OR setup and induction of anesthesia to proceed in parallel.

Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) data mining to examine the performance right-sided vs. left-sided double lumen endo-bronchial tubes.

AIMS database automatic detection and alert to remedy documentation errors that interfere with appropriate billing.

AIMS analysis to reduce the incidence and duration of performance and documentation errors that occur during the administration of anesthesia.

Basic clinical research related to airway management in the OR. with emphasis on collaboration with and mentorship of resident researchers.

Medical Training

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, MD
University of Chicago, PHD


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Related Links

Operating Room of the Future
Biomedical Innovation

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8987

Office Information

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

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