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David Z. Ferson

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: Unit 409
Houston,, TX 77030
Room Number: FC13.2000
Phone: (713) 745-1190
Fax: (713) 745-2956

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1982 Medical School of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

1/1991-1/1992 Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
1/1989-1/1992 Residency, Anesthesiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
1/1987-1/1989 Residency, Internal Medicine, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, NY
1/1986-1/1987 Internship, Internal Medicine, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, NY

Board Certifications

1/1994 American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate

Honors and Awards

1998 American Society of Anesthesiologists Merit of Excellence Award for a Scientific Exhibit, American Society of Anesthesiologists
1998 The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Award for the Best Instructional Exhibit at the 52nd Post Graduate Assembly, The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Witgert M, Xiao L, Ferson D, Meyers C, Lang Jr F, Wefel J. Neurocognitive function before and after surgery for insular gliomas. Clinical article. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2011.
2. Truhlar A, Ferson DZ. Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme in Pre-Hospital Difficult Airway Management. Resuscitation 78(2):107-8, 9/2008.
3. Goldmann K, Ferson DZ. Education and training in airway management. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 19(4):717-32, 12/2005. PMID: 16408543.

Abstracts

1. Ferson DZ, Chi TL, Zambare S, et. al. The Effectiveness of the LMA Supreme in Patients with Norman and Difficult-to-Manage Airways. Society of Airway Management Annual meeting, 9/2007.
2. Ferson DZ, Chi TL, Jackson EF. Correlation of the Preoperative fMRI w/intraoperative speech mapping in a Trilingual Patient. American Society of of Neuroradiology, 10/2006.
3. Ferson DZ, Chi TL, Jackson EF, et al. Correlation of the Preoperative fMRI w/intraoperative speech mapping in a Trilingual Patient. Society for Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care, 10/2006.
4. Ferson DZ, Chi TL, Jackson EF, et al. Correlation of the Preoperative fMRI w/intraoperative speech mapping in a Trilingual Patient. American Society of Anesthesiology, 2006.

Book Chapters

1. Chi TL, Ferson DZ. Radiology of the Airway. In: Benumof's Airway Management Principles and Practice, 2011.
2. Ferson DZ, Chi TL. The Laryngael Mask Airway. In: Benumof's Airway Management Principles and Practice, 2011.
3. Ferson DZ, Chi TL, Zambare S, et. al. Complication related to tracheal intubation and the use of supralaryngeal airways. In: Complications in Anesthesiology, 2007.
4. Chi TL, Ferson DZ. Radiology of the Airway. In: Benumof's Airway Management- Principles and Practice, 2007.
5. Ferson DZ, Chi TL. The Laryngeal Mask Airway. In: Benumof's Airway Management Principles and Practice, 2007.
6. Ferson DZChi TL. Developments in general airway management. In: Chest Surgery Clinics of North America. 15, No.1. Elsevier, 39-53, 2005.

Letters to the Editor

1. Ferson D, Thakar D, Swafford J, Sinha A, Sapire K, Arens J,. Response to "Combined TEE and LMA Technique." . J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 18(2):395-6, 2004.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Research Grant
Funding Source: Laryngeal Mask Company
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 1/1/2002 - present

Last updated: 5/10/2013