Michael Nurok, MBChB, PhD

Dr. Michael Nurok is board-certified in both anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Nurok joined HSS after several years caring for patients in the Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care Units and Operating Rooms of Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. His expertise lies in the perioperative care of patients with advanced cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

Dr. Nurok’s research background is in medical sociology. He is interested in the effects of perioperative communication on surgical results, and in ways that patients and their families can be integrated into the care process to improve outcomes.

Appointments

Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialty

Subspecialty

Critical Care Medicine

Special Expertise

Critical Care Medicine
Cardiac Anesthesiology
Thoracic Anesthesiology
Perioperative Echocardiography
Healthcare Ethics

Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiology, Ethics Committee Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate

Languages

French

Education

MBChB, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1998
PhD, EHESS, Paris, France, 2007

Internship

Transitional Internship, Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, MA, 2001

Residency

Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2005

Fellowship

Thoracic Anesthesia, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006
Cardiac Anesthesia, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2007
Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2008

Certification

Anesthesiology, 2006
Perioperative Echocardiography, 2007
Critical Care Medicine, 2008

State Licensure

MA, NY

Selected Publications

Nurok M, Eslick I, Carvalho C, et. al. The International LAM Registry – A component of an innovative web-based clinician, researcher, and patient driven rare disease research platform. Lymphat Res Biol. 2010 Mar;8(1):81-7.

Nurok M, Lipsitz S, Satwicz P, et. al. A novel method for reproducibly measuring the effects of interventions to improve emotional climate, indices of team skills, communication, and threat to patient outcome in a high volume thoracic surgery center. Arch Surg. 2010; 145(5):489-95.

Nurok M, Evans, L, Lipsitz S, et. al. The relationship of the emotional climate of work and threats to patient outcome in a high volume thoracic surgery center. Quality & Safety in Healthcare, 2010. In Press.

Nurok M, Sundt T, Frankel A. Improving communication and safety culture. Anesthesiology Clinics, 2010. In Press.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Nurok M, Hug CC. Conflicts of interest. In: Van Norman G, editor. Clinical ethics in anesthesiology. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Azran M, Nurok M. Thoracic emergencies. In: Ruskin KJ, editor. Emergencies in anesthesia. Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press, 2010.

Nurok M, Topulos G. Respiratory Physiology. In: Hartigan P, editor. A Practical Manual of Thoracic Anesthesia. New York (NY): Springer.

Selected Presentations

Protocols can help you care for your patient, ASA, San Diego, CA, 2010

The International LAM Registry, National Institutes of Health, Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2010

Critical incidents in the PACU, ASA, New Orleans, LA, 2009

L’encadrement des décisions de fin de vie, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, 2009

Research Interests

Human Factors, Medical Sociology, Medical Ethics, Perioperative Communication, Perioperative Outcomes
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Contact Information

Office Locations

Department of Anesthesiology
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021