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Bronwyn Cooper MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentAnesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    DepartmentAnesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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    Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, United StatesMD

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    Academic Background

    M.D., Albany Medical College, 1991

    Postdoctoral Training

    Albany Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1992-1995

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    Having recently joined the staff here at UMass, I have thrown myself into many projects. My first initiative has been to input the quality improvement data into a computerized database. My goal is to have statistics on such events as reintubations, cardiac arrests, episodes of nerve damage, and cancellations. As Director of Patient Safety, I help review and write departmental policies and collect all complications as well as chair the department’s Patient Safety Committee. I also enjoy organizing and moderating Morbidity and Mortality Grand Rounds (QICC – Quality Improvement Case Conferences) where those complications are presented by the residents. I have been to many conferences in Massachusetts on patient safety and bring back new things which I learn.

    My other major area of interest is obstetric anesthesia. I love talking to the patients and using my voice and relaxation techniques to reassure them during their labor or cesarean section. While the difficult airways and frequent OB emergencies are challenges, I love teaching the residents both information from the textbook as well as clinical pearls I have learned over the past fifteen years. I like to give lectures, tutorials, oral exams and journal articles to the residents especially in these areas.

    In my free time I am a mother of two young daughters. I like playing tennis, hiking, camping, canoeing and writing non-fiction (memoirs and personal essays) and poetry. I live in Hudson with my husband and daughters.

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    1. Kim EKE, Cooper B, Desai MS. Popular Literature as an Educational Aid for History of Anesthesia. J Anesth Hist. 2018 Apr; 4(2):123-127. PMID: 29960675.
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    2. Cooper B, Desai SP. Mount Auburn Cemetery and its importance to the history of anesthesia. Bull Anesth Hist. 2012 Oct; 30(2):25-9, 32. PMID: 24218741.
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