Christopher W. Connor, MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics

Christopher Connor
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 3/22/2024

    Lanza E, Lucente V, Nicoletti M, Schwartz S, Cavallo IF, Caprini D, Connor CW, Saifuddin MFA, Miller JM, L'Etoile ND, Folli V. See Elegans: Simple-to-use, accurate, and automatic 3D detection of neural activity from densely packed neurons. PLoS One. 2024; 19(3):e0300628. PMID: 38517838.

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  • Published on 3/1/2024

    Connor CW. Understanding New Machine Learning Architectures: Practical Generative Artificial Intelligence for Anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology. 2024 Mar 01; 140(3):599-609. PMID: 38349761.

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  • Published on 7/1/2023

    Chang AS, Wirak GS, Li D, Gabel CV, Connor CW. Measures of Information Content during Anesthesia and Emergence in the Caenorhabditis elegans Nervous System. Anesthesiology. 2023 Jul 01; 139(1):49-62. PMID: 37027802.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Gerner P, Connor CW, Stone AB. Visual assessment of effectiveness of ultrasound probe hygiene using ultraviolet fluorescent powder: a pilot study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023 Jun 01. PMID: 37263744.

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  • Published on 5/19/2023

    Connor CW. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2023 Jun 01; 136(6):e35-e36. PMID: 37205819.

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  • Published on 4/14/2023

    Connor CW. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2023 May 01; 136(5):e22-e24. PMID: 37058739.

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  • Published on 6/27/2022

    Connor CW. Open Reimplementation of the BIS Algorithms for Depth of Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2022 10 01; 135(4):855-864. PMID: 35767469.

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  • Published on 6/15/2022

    Wirak GS, Florman J, Alkema MJ, Connor CW, Gabel CV. Age-associated changes to neuronal dynamics involve a disruption of excitatory/inhibitory balance in C. elegans. Elife. 2022 Jun 15; 11. PMID: 35703498.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Owens GE, Connor CW. Controlling Anesthesia Hardware With Simple Hand Gestures: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Anesth Analg. 2021 07 01; 133(1):243-250. PMID: 32701544.

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  • Published on 3/19/2021

    Connor CW. Emulation of the BIS engine. J Clin Monit Comput. 2022 Apr; 36(2):483-492. PMID: 33742345.

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