2017 Shields Lecturer
Hugh C. Hemmings, MD, PhD, FRCA to deliver the Annual Shields Reserach Day Lecture
The Synaptic Pharmacology of General Anesthesia
Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA is the Joseph F. Artusio Jr. Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Professor of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Hemmings earned a BS in Biochemistry from Yale College, a PhD in pharmacology from Yale Graduate School, and an MD from Yale Medical School. His graduate work in the laboratory of Paul Greengard, PhD was cited in his 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He completed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University, a residency in anaesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he has been a faculty member for 25 years.
An internationally recognized neuropharmacologist, Dr. Hemmings is an expert in the synaptic effects of general anesthetics and mechanisms of neuronal signal transduction. His research in these areas is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is active in several national and international societies for anesthesiology and neuroscience, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He has been elected Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and is a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. Dr. Hemmings has authored more than 110 articles in anesthesiology and neuroscience, and has edited four books, including Pharmacology & Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Application published in 2013.