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Meet David Howard

David Howard MMSc, CAA

David Howard MMSc, CAA
Assistant Director of Curriculum
dahoward@mcw.edu

Anesthesia Provider since 2010
Teaching since 2012
Clinical Instructor since 2010

Teaching Philosophy
“All medical technologies in anesthesia can be wonderful tools for patient care.  However, it is how well they are understood by the anesthetist that determines their true benefit.”

Interests and Background
Professor Howard began his higher education at Case Western Reserve University in biomedical engineering before switching to biology.  His undergraduate research involved the study of neuromechanics in rainforest cockroaches which was then utilized by engineering labs to create robots, some of which weighed over 200 pounds.  Professor Howard began classroom and lab instruction for anesthesiologist assistant students in 2012 and discovered a passion for teaching.  Physics for anesthesia, anesthesia machines, and anesthesia technology are the main topics he teaches as well as participating in simulations, laboratories, and clinical instruction.

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologist
Wisconsin Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants
Society for Education in Anesthesia

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  Education and Training

Master of Medical Science (MMSc) - South University, 2010
Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS) - Case Western Reserve University, 2001

 

Certifications
National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants 
Basic Life Support
Advance Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  Clinical and Research

Research
Mechanosensory Cues of Antennae in Posture Adjustment of the Cockroach Blaberus discoidalis, 2003

Acute Electrolytic Lesions of the Fan Shaped Body and their effect on Transitional Behaviors in the Cockroach Blaberus discoidalis, 2004

 

Patient Care Experience
Trauma Anesthesia
Pediatric and Neonatal Anesthesia 
Obstetric Anesthesia 
Cardiac and Thoracic Anesthesia 
Neuro Anesthesia 
Regional Anesthesia

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