Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: General Anesthesiology
Dr. Andrea Vannucci, MD, DEAA, CPPS, is a professor of anesthesiology and vice-chair for Quality and Safety at University of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson.After receiving his M.D. summa cum laude from the University of Milan School of Medicine, Italy, in 1989, Vannucci completed residency training in anesthesia and intensive care there in 1993. He also obtained a master’s degree in science communication from the University of Milan - School of Pharmacology in 2003.A consultant in the general intensive care unit of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan from 1994-97, a consultant anesthesiologist at the clinic’s Liver, Lung and Kidney Transplantation Unit from 1997-2003 and a consultant at the General Intensive Care Unit of the Ospedale Luigi Sacco – Polo Universitario, Milan, from 2003-04, Vannucci joined the Washington University faculty in 2004 as an instructor in anesthesiology. In 2008 he was promoted to assistant professor of anesthesia and in 2015 was promoted to associate professor of anesthesiology. From 2009 till 2017 he was the Patient Safety Officer of the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2017, he joined the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi as full professor.A veteran of the Italian Air Force, Vannucci is an active member of several professional societies and organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anaesthesia Research Society, the Academy of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, and the Association of University Anesthesiologists.He has given 19 invited professorships and lectures internationally, authored or coauthored 32 articles appeared on peer-reviewed publications, has been an editor of the first edition of the Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, has authored ten book chapters and numerous abstracts, and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific publications.His research interests include anesthesia for liver transplantation, patient safety and outcome research with an emphasis on difficult airway management, intraoperative monitoring, and incidence and mechanisms of perioperative adverse events as a preliminary step to develop and test preventative or mitigating strategies.