Tue, 20 February 2018
Dr. Christina Hayhurst is an assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She trained at the University of Virginia, where she first began to explore opioid-sparing anesthetics and the effects of high-dose opioids on post-operative outcomes. At Vanderbilt, in addition to critical care, she is a member of the Perioperative Anesthesia service, which designs and implements enhanced recovery protocols for a variety of surgical services, with an emphasis on opioid reduction. Her research interests include the clinical implications of opioid-induced hyperalgesia in the perioperative and critically ill patient populations.