AAAC Candidate – Pearl

Ronald G. Pearl, MD, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Ronald Pearl is the Dr. Richard K. and Erika N. Richards Professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. After receiving his undergraduate degree in psychology from Yale University, Dr. Pearl received a PhD in pharmacological and physiological sciences and an MD degree from the University of Chicago. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford, where he went on to become a fellow and faculty member in critical care medicine. He then did his residency in anesthesiology and became an Assistant Professor in the anesthesiology department. He has been chair of the Stanford department of anesthesiology since 1999. Dr. Pearl has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research involves studying the pulmonary circulation, focusing on cellular and genetic mechanisms responsible for the development of pulmonary hypertension. He has also researched sepsis, respiratory failure, blood transfusion, and cardiovascular monitoring technologies. He has served as president of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, and the California Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and as secretary of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer of AAAC and SAAAPM, serves on the Executive Council, and has helped organize and been a speaker at multiple SAAAPM meetings. Dr. Pearl believes that SAAAPM can be effective in advancing academic anesthesiology through education, advocacy, collaboration, enhancing diversity, and promotion of new paradigms.