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Peter M. Schulman M.D.

    • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Dr. Peter Schulman practices both anesthesiology and critical care medicine.  He is the medical director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), and chief of the Division of Cardiac and Surgical Subspecialty Critical Care.  He started and directs a perioperative pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator service.  His research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk reduction; a principle interest is patients with a cardiac pacemaker or Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

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  • B.A., Bates College, Lewiston Maine 1993
  • M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington Vermont 2000
  • Residency:

    • Anesthesiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Fellowship:

    • Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Certifications:

    • Specialty Certification in Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2006
    • Subspecialty Certification in Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2007
    • Certified Cardiac Device Specialist, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, 2012


  • "Focused Echocardiography during Glucagon Administration to Diagnose Beta-Blocker-Induced Cardiomyopathy" Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia October 1 2015
  • "Creating an anesthesiologist-run pacemaker and defibrillator service" Anesthesiology  2015
  • "Aortic Dissection"  July 2007
  • "In response[2]" Anesthesia and Analgesia  2014
  • "Valvular Heart Disease"  July 2007
  • "Use caution when applying magnets to pacemakers or defibrillators for surgery" Anesthesia and Analgesia August 2013
  • "Brain Death"   2008
  • "Patients with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator" Medical Clinics of North America November 2013
  • "The thrombotic and arrhythmogenic risks of perioperative NSAIDs" Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia  2014
  • "Therapeutic Hypothermia After Perioperative Cardiac Arrest in Cardiac Surgical Patients" ICU Director  2012
  • "R-on-T and cardiac arrest from dual-chamber pacing without an atrial lead" Heart Rhythm June 2012
  • "Perioperative aspirin management after POISE-2" Anesthesia and Analgesia March 4 2015
  • "Accidental, unintentional reprogramming of a temporary external pacemaker leading to R-on-T and cardiac arrest" Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia October 2013
  • "Should more patients continue aspirin therapy perioperatively?" Annals of Surgery May 2012
  • "Simulation of intraoperative pacemaker failure kudos and suggestions" Simulation in Healthcare December 20 2014
  • "Dual chamber pacing mode without an atrial lead can produce R-on-T pacing and ventricular fibrillation" Israel Medical Association Journal October 2013
  • "Pacemaker dependent"  October 31 2012
  • "Erratum" Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia  2015
  • "The Perioperative Management of Implantable Pacemakers and Cardioverter-Defibrillators" Advances in Anesthesia  2016
  • "Sedation in the electrophysiology laboratory" Journal of the American Heart Association June 1 2016
  • "Inappropriate Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy During Surgery" Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia  2016
  • "The Unstated Murphy's Law of the Operating Room" A&A practice March 15 2016
  • "Process Improvement Initiative for the Perioperative Management of Patients With a Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device" Anesthesia and Analgesia March 17 2017
  • "External Defibrillator Damage Associated With Attempted Synchronized Dual-Dose Cardioversion" Annals of Emergency Medicine  2017
  • "The Gun Violence Epidemic" Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia January 1 2018
  • "Near-complete aortic mechanical valve dehiscence due to endocarditis reinfection" Echocardiography January 1 2018
  • "Ultrasound-guided cannulation of the subclavian vein" New England Journal of Medicine July 5 2018
  • "Ultrasound-Guided Cannulation of the Subclavian Vein - An Update" New England Journal of Medicine October 18 2018
  • "Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (Cied)"  January 1 2018
  • "A Narrative Review for Anesthesiologists of the 2017 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society Guideline for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death" Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia January 1 2019

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