Ervant Nishanian was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1958. He received a Pharmacy degree followed by a Ph.D. degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of Connecticut. He also received an M.D. degree from Boston University in 1993. He completed his residency in anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass, USA. He finalized his training with fellowship in critical care medicine at the NIH and a cardiac anesthesia fellowship at Cornell Hospital in NYC. He is also Board Certified in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. He has worked in biochemical toxicology elucidating the liver proteins that are covalently modified by acetaminophen. His interests include signal transduction of IL-8 by nitric oxide, inflammation during cardiopulmonary bypass, and clinical trials with endothelin antagonists. Nishanian is presently an Assistant Professor of cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Columbia University.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2011