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Richard J. Traystman Professorship in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

TraystmanRichardRICHARD J. TRAYSTMAN, Med 1971 (PhD), was a member of the School of Medicine faculty from 1972 to 2003, holding the title of University Distinguished Research Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and serving as his department’s senior vice chairman for research and director of research laboratories. Dr. Traystman’s research involves the mechanisms of cerebrovascular regulation in the fetus, newborn, and adult during a variety of pathophysiologic conditions; neuroprotection during stroke and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and the mechanisms of brain injury following focal and global cerebral ischemia. He received the American Society for Anesthesiologists’ Excellence in Research Award in 1997, the Laerdal Prize of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 1991, and the Berne Award from the American Physiological Society in 1996. This professorship was originally established as the Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia in 1992 by Dr. Mark Rogers; the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine honored Dr. Traystman in 2003 by renaming it in his honor.