Christopher W. Connor, MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Physiology & Biophysics

88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion


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.


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


  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Awal MR, Austin D, Florman J, Alkema M, Gabel CV, Connor CW. Breakdown of Neural Function under Isoflurane Anesthesia: In Vivo, Multineuronal Imaging in Caenorhabditis elegans. Anesthesiology. 2018 Oct; 129(4):733-743. PMID: 30004907.

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  • Published on 9/28/2018

    Harrison MJ, Connor CW, Cumin D. Pediatric blood pressures during anesthesia assessed using normalization and principal component analysis techniques. J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 Sep 28. PMID: 30267373.

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  • Published on 6/21/2018

    Connor CW. Optimizing target control of the vessel rich group with volatile anesthetics. J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29931573.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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