Alvaro Andres Macias, MD

Founding Medical Partner

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief of Anesthesia at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA) – a recognition for those members who have dedicated time to education, leadership roles and advancing the field of anesthesia

 

Personal Statement

 

The majority of my time has been devoted to academic medicine, teaching anesthesia and regional anesthesia, and research related to clinical anesthesia. I spend fifty percent of my effort in the teaching and clinical arena.  I dedicate the remaining fifty percent of my time to clinical research, writing, publishing, and administrative duties.

 

After finishing my fellowship in regional anesthesia, I have remained focused on this field through various endeavors. Specifically, I participated as faculty at several local and international workshops in order to teach residents and anesthesiologists a variety of regional techniques. I have also lectured about regional anesthesia at various national and international conferences. Additionally, I have been a regional anesthesia instructor at the Harvard Anesthesia Update conference for the past several years. Moreover, I am part of the BWH plastic surgery transplant team where I apply regional anesthesia techniques in order to improve the care and outcomes of these patients. 

 

I have been involved in the regional anesthesia fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I am also part of the core perioperative intensive care ultrasound (PICUS) group. PICUS is one of the very few ultrasound curriculums in the country to teach residents ultrasonography and its applications during their 3-year anesthesia residency. In addition to regional anesthesia, I have focused my clinical work on ambulatory anesthesia. I was selected to serve on the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) Committees on International Relations and Education. In 2016, I had the opportunity to present the very first Spanish webinar for SAMBA on regional anesthesia. I am an active member of the committee in ambulatory anesthesia for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

 

In 2014, I was appointed to improve the anesthesia care for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. I subsequently authored a paper publishing our experience after implementing the guidelines for more than 3000 patients.  In 2015, I completed a Certificate in Business Administration with the American Society of Anesthesiology to strengthen my administrative skills. Finally, I have served as a reviewer for the Anesthesia and Analgesia journal and Pain Medicine Journal.

 

Currently I am the Chief of Anesthesia at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear. In this role I have been working on several process improvement projects involving operating room efficiency, patient satisfaction, and communication. I am a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA) a recognition for those members who have dedicated time to education, leadership roles and advancing the field of anesthesia.

 

Education

 

  • MD: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia, South America
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Residency in Anesthesiology: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

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