Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Anesthesiology

Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

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Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA is Distinguished Research Professor in Anesthetic Mechanisms, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology and Chair of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. Dr. Hemmings earned a BS in Biochemistry from Yale College, a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Yale University, and an M.D. from Yale Medical School. His Ph.D. work in the laboratory of Paul Greengard, Ph.D. was cited in his 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He completed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University, a residency in anaesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he has been a faculty member for 21 years.

An internationally recognized neuropharmacologist, Dr. Hemmings is an expert in the synaptic effects of general anesthetics and mechanisms of neuronal signal transduction.  His research in these areas is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.  He is active in several national and international societies for anesthesiology and neuroscience, and serves as an Editor for the journals Anesthesiology and the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2012. Dr. Hemmings has authored more than 100 articles in anesthesiology and neuroscience, and has edited four books, including Pharmacology & Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Application published in 2013.

A summary of Dr. Hemmings's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments is listed as following:

1985-1987 Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

1987-1988 Intern, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut

1988 Research Associate, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

1988-2000 Guest Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

1989-1991 Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

1991 Fellow in Cardiac Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, The New York Hospital, New York, New York

1991-1995 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1991-1995 Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, The New York Hospital, New York, New York

1991-1998 Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1995-1999 Director of Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1996-2000 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1996-2000 Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, The New York Hospital, New York, New York

1998-2001 Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

1999-2013 Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2000-present Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2000-present Attending Anesthesiologist, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2000-present Adjunct Faculty, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

2001-present Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2013-present Chair of Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

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