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Michael Aziz M.D.

  • (503) 494-5581
    • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Aziz joined OHSU in 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with dual majors in biology and religious studies, received his medical doctorate at the Ohio State University, and trained in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. As a clinician, he enjoys being part of a busy regional anesthesia team. As a scientist, he is passionate about airway management with a focus on rigid video laryngoscopy. He is also an active member of the multicentered perioperative outcomes group which gleans data from electronic health records across the country to conduct outcomes studies. Michael also has several administrative roles in the department. He has served as the anesthesia director for the adult inpatient operating rooms, director of anesthesia services for out-of-OR cases, and medical director of the PACU. Currently, he serves as interim vice chair for clinical affairs. With his interest in outcomes data from electronic records, he has also served as the chief information officer for the department, and co-champion of the Epic Anesthesia information management system.


  • M.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio United States 2001
  • Residency:

    • University of Michigan 2002-2005
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Anesthesiology


  • "Incidence, predictors, and outcome of difficult mask ventilation combined with difficult laryngoscopy" Anesthesiology December 2013
  • "Video laryngoscopy with the macintosh video laryngoscope in simulated prehospital scenarios by paramedic students" Prehospital Emergency Care  2009
  • "The Role of Videolaryngoscopy in Airway Management" Advances in Anesthesia  2013
  • "Comparative effectiveness of the C-MAC video laryngoscope versus direct laryngoscopy in the setting of the predicted difficult airway" Anesthesiology March 2012
  • "The Storz C-MAC video laryngoscope" Journal of Clinical Anesthesia March 2011
  • "One size does not fit all" British Journal of Anaesthesia November 2009
  • "Ultrasound guidance compared with electrical neurostimulation for peripheral nerve block" British Journal of Anaesthesia March 2009
  • "Association of intraprocedural blood pressure and end tidal carbon dioxide with outcome after acute stroke intervention" Neurocritical Care  2014
  • "A retrospective study of the performance of video laryngoscopy in an obstetric unit" Anesthesia and Analgesia October 2012
  • "Efficacy of computer-based video and simulation in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia training" Journal of Clinical Anesthesia  2014
  • "In reply" Anesthesiology October 2012
  • "Barrier protection capacity of flip-top pharmaceutical vials" Journal of Clinical Anesthesia May 2013
  • "Ambulatory continuous posterior lumbar plexus blocks following hip arthroscopy" Journal of Clinical Anesthesia June 2013
  • "Evidence-based medicine" Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine March 2010
  • "In reply" Anesthesiology  2014
  • "Airway Management in Neuroanesthesiology" Anesthesiology Clinics June 2012
  • "Quetiapine and refractory hypotension during general anesthesia in the operating room" Anesthesia and Analgesia September 2013
  • "Use of Video-assisted Intubation Devices in the Management of Patients with Trauma" Anesthesiology Clinics March 2013
  • "Routine clinical practice effectiveness of the glidescope in difficult airway management" Anesthesiology January 2011
  • "Clinical evaluation of the Levitan Optical Stylet" Anaesthesia July 2011
  • "First-Attempt Intubation Success of Video Laryngoscopy in Patients with Anticipated Difficult Direct Laryngoscopy" Anesthesia and Analgesia March 1 2016
  • "Association of advanced airway device with chest compression fraction during out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest" Resuscitation January 1 2016
  • "Peripheral nerve block in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type" Journal of Clinical Anesthesia September 1 2016
  • "Advances in Laryngoscopy" F1000Research  2015
  • "Predictors of difficult videolaryngoscopy with GlideScope® or C-MAC® with D-blade" British Journal of Anaesthesia July 1 2016
  • "Success of Intubation Rescue Techniques after Failed Direct Laryngoscopy in Adults" Anesthesiology August 1 2016
  • "Incorporate ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade into your practice"  February 16 2012
  • "Use of ultrasound guidance for cannulation of the central veins improves success rates, decreases number of attempts, and lowers complication rates"  February 16 2012
  • "Process Improvement Initiative for the Perioperative Management of Patients With a Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device" Anesthesia and Analgesia March 17 2017
  • "Recent trends in airway management" F1000Research  2017

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