Madhav Swaminathan
Professor of Anesthesiology

My overall goal is to elucidate mechanisms of and risk factors for perioperative acute kidney injury in patients undergoing heart surgery with emphasis the role of early recovery of kidney function. A special area of interest is the phenomenon of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. We have successfully developed an algorithm to help simplify the detection of diastolic dysfunction using echocardiography during heart surgery. A future goal is to explore interventions that help prevent or reduce the severity of diastolic dysfunction postoperatively.

Current Research Interests

Cell based therapies for acute postoperative kidney injury
Longitudinal assessment of perioperative diastolic dysfunction
Optimization pathways for improving surgical outcomes
Improving healthcare resource utilization by reducing waste in perioperative medications

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