Candra Bass - Director of Procedural Training

Bass SmallDr. Candra Rowell Bass completed her medical school training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She continued both her residency Anesthesiology and then fellowship in Regional Anesthesia at University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Dr. Bass has been involved in the UNC Department of Anesthesiology’s Consortium of Anesthesiology Patient Safety and Experiential Learning as a simulation instructor since July 2013.  She is the Director of Procedural Simulation and works to integrate task trainers into simulation scenarios with the goal of incorporating the procedural aspects of anesthesiology with the cognitive aspects.  Her areas of clinical interest include regional anesthesia and the application of multi-modal analgesia in conjunction with regional anesthesia for perioperative pain management.  Dr. Bass is actively involved in the Pacira Total Knee Arthroplasty Study, which is evaluating the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of single injection femoral nerve block with Liposome Bupivacaine.


  • Professional Development Leadership Award in Simulation Education, UNC Hospitals (March 2014)
  • Institute for Medical Simulation’s Simulator Instructor Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts (August 18-22, 2014)
  • UNC Anesthesia Interest Group Advanced Airway Workshop Instructor
  • UNC School of Medicine Cricothyrotomy Workshop (1st and 2nd year Medical Students)