Elsje Harker

Elsje Harker Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Fellowship: Obstetric Anesthesia, Columbia University, New York, NY (2012)

Residency: Anesthesiology University of North Carolina School of Medicine  Chapel Hill, NC (2011)

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (2007)

Certifications and Licenses:

Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, Certificate# 48569 (4/27/2012) 

New York Medical Board, License # 259204

North Carolina Medical Board, License # 2012-00512

ACLS Certification - current

Honors and Awards

First Place, Original Research Category
Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents' Research Conference, Miami, FL
May 2009

Summa Cum Laude
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
May 2002

Publications and Presentations

 Textbook Contributions:

Harker, E, Smiley, RM. Chapter 21: Managing Cardiac Comorbidities in Pregnancy. In: Santos AC, Epstein JN, Chaudhuri, K (eds.). Obstetric Anesthesia. McGraw-Hill, LANGE; 2015 Mar: p 288-316.

Refereed Presentations:

Kirby, H, Harker, E. Atypical Post-dural Puncture Headache Complicated by a Subdural Hematoma in an Unidentified Dural Puncture (Exhibit). Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 47th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. 5/13/2015-05/17/2015 (Solicited).

Waller, E, Harker, E.  Cannot Intubate, Cannot Ventilate: Unique Considerations for the Management of the Difficult/Failed Airway in the Obese Critical Care Patient (Exhibit). American Society of Anesthesiologists 2014 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 10/13/2014 (Solicited).

Piascik, C, Harker E.  Anesthetic and Pain Management in a Parturient with Type 2B von Willebrand Disease and Severe Thrombocytopenia (Exhibit). Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 46th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, CA. 05/14/2014-05/18/2014 (Solicited).

Harker, E, Goodman, S.  Epidural Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery in a Patient with Spondylothoracic Dysostosis (Exhibit). Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 44th Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA. 05/02/2012 - 5/5/2012 (Solicited).

Harker, E, Spielman, F. Horner's Syndrome, Trigeminal Nerve Palsy and Unilateral Brachial Plexus Block with Lumbar Epidural Anesthesia for Labor (Exhibit). Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 42nd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. 05/12/2010 - 5/16/2010 (Solicited).

Chidgey,BA, Harker, E, Spielman, F. Role of Cardiac Consultation in the Care of Obstetric Patients with Cardiac Disease (Exhibit). Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 42nd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. 05/12/2010 - 5/16/2010 (Solicited).

Harker, E, Furman, WR. Post-Call Psychomotor Performance of Residents versus Attendings (Oral Presentation). Given at: Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents' Research Conference (GAARRC) in Miami, FL, 05/01/2009 - 5/3/2009 (Solicited).

Un-refereed Manuscripts:

Bass C, Harker E, Balfanz G, Stiegler M, Isaak R, Kolarczyk L (2015). High Spinal. Simulation Curriculum. Unpublished Manuscript, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Cobb K, Harker E, Stiegler M, Isaak R, Kolarczyk L (2014). Severe Preeclampsia. Simulation Curriculum. Unpublished Manuscript, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.