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Christopher Connor, PhD


Christopher Conner


Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering


Originally from England, I trained there as an engineer and came to the US for my PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Along the way, I became more interested in the practice of clinical medicine, and so I transitioned into a combined MD/PhD program. I first came to the US in 1996, and naturalized in 2006.

Outlook on Diversity

Diversity, as it applies to my work, comes in two forms.

The first is the recognition of equitable status, regardless of ethnic or cultural origin, in the acquisition and practice of technical skills.

The second is the recognition that advances in research and clinical practice come from both solid technical skill and from inspiration. It is hard to know where inspiration comes from, but to be surrounded by a community with an ethnically and culturally diverse background likely helps us to find more of it.

Academic Interests

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.

Extracurricular Interests

These days it’s pretty much all child-rearing.