Christopher W. Connor, MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Physiology & Biophysics

88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion

Biography

Applying the principles of minimally-invasive medical engineering, physiology and information technology to clinical issues in anesthesiology.

Computerized assessment of patient facial appearance to predict the ease or difficulty of endotracheal intubation at surgery.

Improving the delivery of intravenous anesthetic agents through improved, interactive modeling of their pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Simulating free-swimming ascent from disabled submarines at depths greater than 600 feet, and improving the survivability of rapid compression and exposure to high pressure oxygen and nitrogen.

Intelligent alarm systems for intra-operative patient monitoring.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
  • Trinity College, Cambridge, MA
  • Trinity College, Cambridge, BA

Publications

  • Published on 7/27/2017

    Connor C, Deng W, Ortega R. Use of Pressure Transducers. N Engl J Med. 2017 07 27; 377(4):401. PMID: 28745991.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/6/2017

    Ortega R, Connor C, Kotova F, Deng W, Lacerra C. Use of Pressure Transducers. N Engl J Med. 2017 Apr 06; 376(14):e26. PMID: 28379806.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/15/2016

    Connor CW, Herzig M. Monitoring the Location of Staff via Mobile Devices in a Large Multifacility Practice Group. A A Case Rep. 2016 May 15; 6(10):320-8. PMID: 26867022.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Saffary R, Feliz E, Connor CW. Cricoid cartilage compression devices. Anaesthesia. 2015 Apr; 70(4):504. PMID: 25764410.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/27/2014

    Ortega R, Connor C, Rodriguez G. Endotracheal extubation. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 27; 370(13):1267-8. PMID: 24670181.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2014

    Connor CW, Gonzalez RM. Images in anesthesiology: the preoperative stop/go sign. Anesthesiology. 2014 Mar; 120(3):751. PMID: 23388192.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2014

    Connor CW, Segal S. The importance of subjective facial appearance on the ability of anesthesiologists to predict difficult intubation. Anesth Analg. 2014 Feb; 118(2):419-27. PMID: 24361845.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/29/2014

    Chima RS, Ortega R, Connor CW. Melodic algorithms for pulse oximetry to allow audible discrimination of abnormal systolic blood pressures. J Clin Monit Comput. 2014 Dec; 28(6):597-603. PMID: 24474369.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/16/2014

    Ortega R, Connor C, Rodriguez G, Spencer C. Videos in clinical medicine. Endotracheal extubation. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 16; 370(3):e4. PMID: 24428490.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/8/2013

    Connor CW, Saffary R, Feliz E. Performance of the Sellick maneuver significantly improves when residents and trained nurses use a visually interactive guidance device in simulation. Physiol Meas. 2013 Dec; 34(12):1645-56. PMID: 24201217.

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