Bala G. Nair, PhD

Director and Associate Professor, University of Washington

Dr.Nair is the director of the Center for Perioperative & Pain Initiatives in Quality Safety & Outcome (PPiQSO) at University of Washington and holds an associate professor appointment in the department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine. He is also the Chief Solution Architect and technology advisor for Perimatics LLC. Dr.Nair brings over 20 years of considerable expertise in perioperative informatics, clinical decision support and medical devices from two word-class institutions – The Cleveland Clinic and University of Washington. Dr.Nair is the inventor of the Smart Anesthesia Manager (SAM) decision support software that has improved care for over 500,000 surgery patients in multiple hospitals. In his previous appointment at the Cleveland Clinic he developed their anesthesia information management system that was showcased to President George W Bush. Dr.Nair has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals, holds 7 patents and has been an invited speaker on perioperative decision support in multiple national and international conferences.

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