Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia
  • Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Thoracic Anesthesia
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Abdominal Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Reproductive Procedures

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Departmental Well-Being Director, Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2018 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Excellence in our Workplace, Medical Staff, Stanford Healthcare (March 2021)
  • Assessing Workplace Culture and Identifying Targets to Create a More Positive Learning Climate, Teaching and Mentoring Academy Innovation Grant, Stanford School of Medicine (2016)
  • Teaching Scholar, "A Curriculum for Residents to Assess and Enhance their Emotional Intelligence", Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2015-2016)
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year, Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2013)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2009 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Peer Support and Resilience in Medicine (PRIME), Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Women in Anesthesia (Anesthesiology Diversity Council), Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Elected Representative, Governance Committee (Appointments and Promotions), Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Resident Recruitment Committee, Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2016 - Present)
  • Facilitator, Advancing Communication Excellence at Stanford (ACES), Stanford Healthcare (2017 - 2019)
  • Member, Anesthesiology Diversity Council, Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Task Force on Wellness, California Society of Anesthesiologists (2020 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Internship: Alameda County Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2010) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (2013) CA
  • Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine (2009) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2015)
  • BA, Columbia University, NY, Religious Studies, Pre-Medical Concentration (2004)

Research & Scholarship

Clinical Trials


  • Left Atrial Pressure Monitoring to Optimize Heart Failure Therapy Not Recruiting

    The purpose of this clinical study is to evaluate the safety and clinical effectiveness of use of a physician-directed, patient self-management system, guided by left atrial pressure measurements, for use in patients with heart failure. The system allows patients to adjust their HF medications daily based on a physician-directed prescription plan and their current HF status, similar to the manner in which diabetes patients manage their insulin therapy. The goal of the LAPTOP-HF study is to demonstrate reductions in episodes of worsening heart failure (HF) and hospitalizations in patients who are managed with the left atrial pressure (LAP) management system (treatment group) versus those who receive only the current standard of care (control group).

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

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Publications

All Publications


  • Assessing the Workplace Culture and Learning Climate in the Inpatient Operating Room Suite at an Academic Medical Center JOURNAL OF SURGICAL EDUCATION Tanaka, P., Hasan, N., Tseng, A., Tran, C., Macario, A., Harris, I. 2019; 76 (3): 644–51
  • Assessing the Workplace Culture and Learning Climate in the Inpatient Operating Room Suite at an Academic Medical Center. Journal of surgical education Tanaka, P., Hasan, N., Tseng, A., Tran, C., Macario, A., Harris, I. 2019

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to elicit perspectives from operating room (OR) personnel on the workplace culture and learning climate in the surgical suite, and to identify behaviors associated with a positive culture and learning climate.DESIGN: Qualitative analyses using survey methodology.SETTING: Main hospital OR suite at a large academic medical center.PARTICIPANTS: Nurses, faculty, and residents who work in the OR suite.RESULTS: To improve the OR environment, survey respondents (n = 60) recommended: (1) promoting a respectful "no blame" culture; (2) promoting social cohesion and cross-collaboration; (3) improving communication regarding performance feedback and patient safety; (4) building small interdisciplinary teams working toward common goals; and (5) improving learning opportunities that support professional growth.CONCLUSIONS: Opportunities exist to improve the OR workplace culture and thereby the learning environment.

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