Michael Simon Avidan, M.B.B.Ch.

Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor and Chair

Neurosciences Program

  • 314-362-1196


  • His research interests include intraoperative awareness, postoperative cognitive alteration, brain monitoring during surgery, and postoperative outcomes.

Research Abstract:

The main research thrust is in the field of perioperative outcomes research, including large multi-center clinical trials. Major research contributions have been in the fields of 1 ) prevention of intraoperative awareness and explicit recall of surgical events; 2) surgery and anesthesia and postoperative neurologic outcomes; and 3) patient risk factors and postoperative outcomes.

Selected Publications:

Obstructive sleep apnea as an independent predictor of postoperative delirium and pain: protocol for an observational study of a surgical cohort. Strutz P, Tzeng W, Arrington B, Kronzer V, McKinnon S, Ben Abdallah A, Haroutounian S, Avidan MS F1000Res. 2018; 7328. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.14061.2.

Study protocol for the Anesthesiology Control Tower-Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatments (ACTFAST-3) trial: a pilot randomized controlled trial in intraoperative telemedicine. Gregory S, Murray-Torres TM, Fritz BA, Ben Abdallah A, Helsten DL, Wildes TS, Sharma A, Avidan MS, ACTFAST Study Group.F1000Res. 2018; 7623. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.14897.1.

Reduce the burden of dementia now. Hayden KM, Inouye SK, Cunningham C, Jones RN, Avidan MS, Davis D, Kuchel GA, Tang Y, Khachaturian AS Alzheimers Dement. 2018 Jul; 14(7)845-847. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2018.06.3039.

Last Updated: 8/21/2018 8:46:20 AM

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