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Anesthesiologist joins Medical Center faculty

Published on Monday, June 12, 2017

Published on June 12, 2017

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following addition to its faculty and leadership staff.

Andrea Vannucci, M.D.


Dr. Andrea Vannucci, associate professor of anesthesiology at Washington University, St. Louis and attending anesthesiologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of anesthesiology.

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 he was promoted to associate professor of anesthesiology.

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 and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety. He has given 13 invited professorships and lectures internationally, authored or coauthored 29 peer-reviewed articles, nine book chapters and 15 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.