May 7, 2013

Anesthesiology pioneer Eger to speak Thursday, May 9

Vanderbilt's Department of Anesthesiology presents guest lecturer Edmond “Ted” Eger II, M.D., professor emeritus of Anesthesiology at the University of California at San Francisco, Thursday, May 9, at 3:30 p.m. in 512 Light Hall.

Eger is an authority on inhaled anesthetics and their pharmacokinetics and actions in the brain and spinal cord. Known as the developer of minimum alveolar concentration or “MAC,” Eger first published groundbreaking research outlining MAC in the journal Anesthesiology in 1965. He has published more than 500 original manuscripts in high‐impact journals.

He has also received the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Award for Excellence in Research and the ASA’s Distinguished Service Award.