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David Howard 2016

David Howard, MMSc, CAA

Faculty Instructor


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

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



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

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

Research Interests

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