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Department of Anesthesiology


Bocci's Trattoria and Pizzeria
Sutton Station
5850 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC

Thursday, May 12, 2011
7:00-9:00 pm

Hosted by:  The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, Department of Anesthesiology

Presented in conjunction with Duke University School of Medicine,
Department of Anesthesiology




Anthony N. Passannante, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
Department of Anesthesiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Passannante is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. He has been a faculty member at UNC since 1991, and served as Residency Director from 1996 to 2007. He served as Director of Liver Transplantation for the Department from 1991 through July 2009, and still very much enjoys doing liver transplants. He is an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is a Senior Editor of the In-Training Examination for the ABA/ASA ITE Joint Council.

His publication and research interests include liver transplantation, fluid therapy, obstructive sleep apnea, obesity and airway management/pulmonary function, and anesthesia for vascular surgery. His daily clinical assignments include a substantial amount of operating room management, many vascular surgery assignments, and frequent major hepatic resections.

At the conclusion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the coagulation problems associated with liver transplantation
  • Discuss ways to monitor coagulation during liver transplantation
  • Discuss strategies for improving coagulation during liver transplantation
  • Understand that hypercoagulability can be a problem as well