Alex Macario

Stanford University, USA

Alex Macario is a Professor of anesthesiology and, by courtesy, of health research and policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate, medical school, and business school training at the University of Rochester. He was trained in anesthesiology at Stanford University and was a Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in heath services research. Dr. Macario is interested in the economics of health care, in particular the tradeoffs between costs and outcomes for patients having surgery and anesthesia. Dr. Macario has completed internationally recognized studies on the management of the operating room suite as well as pioneering work on the cost effectiveness of drugs and devices. He is the Director of a fellowship in the management of perioperative services, a postgraduate fellowship program which trains one to two physicians per year in leadership, entrepreneurship, and management science with special attention to the delivery of surgical care. Dr. Macario is also the Program Director for the Stanford Anesthesia Residency which has more than 60 housestaff. Dr. Macario has also authored A Sabbatical in Madrid: A Diary of Spain, an award winning travel memoir.

Biography Updated on 20 December 2009

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