Robert E Lee MD
|Institution||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Address||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
M.D., St. George’s University, 2004
University of Massachusetts, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2005-2008
Nothing in medicine has satisfied me as much as giving a safe and efficient anesthetic. What I like most about anesthesiology is building a conceptual model of physiology and then testing it with practical applications. Giving anesthesia requires a craft-like technical component, along with theoretical know-how. Attempting to give patients great anesthetic care gives me a goal to reach for each time I go into the OR. Teaching residents and medical students gives me a chance to refine and perfect my own conceptual model while attempting to help someone else build theirs, and to try to pass on the technical elements that I have learned.
As an anesthesiologist, I enjoy caring for patients across all age groups, ranging from healthy to critically ill, undergoing a wide variety of surgical or procedural cases. As a regular member of of the acute pain service, I especially like performing and teaching regional anesthesia, and consulting on patients with difficult to control pain. Recently, I have become interested in process improvement across the entire perioperative environment, and how system issues impact the quality of care we deliver to individual patients.
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