Kirk H Shelley MD/PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology; Division Chief; Director, Ambulatory Anesthesia

Biographical Info

Dr Kirk Shelley is boarded in Anesthesia and Internal Medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Yale University where he heads their Ambulatory Surgical Division. He obtained MD and PhD degrees (biochemistry) from Penn State University. Dr. Shelley's current research focuses on the development of tools for the noninvasive measurement of physiologic parameters. He is also recognized for developing this technology in an "open source" manner to further scientific collaboration.

International Activity

  • Photoplethysmographic Waveforms from the Oesophagus, Bowel and Brain
    London, United Kingdom(2008)
    This project is a collaborative effort involving teams of clinicians and engineers committed to extracting clinically relevant information from the photoplethysmograph (pulse oximeter waveform). This is accomplished by the use of state-of-the-art digital signal processing. The primary goal is the understanding of the underlying physiology responsible for observed phenomena. The secondary goal is the utilization of this understanding to develop new methods of patient monitoring.
  • London, United Kingdom(2007 - 2013)
    Visiting Fellow at the Biomedical Engineering Research Group at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Barts and The London School of Medicine, City University, London England

Education & Training

Pennsylvania State University, Hershey (1981)
Lenox Hill Hospital, Internal Medicine (1981 - 1984)
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Anesthesiology (1989 - 1992)
Board Certification
Anesthesiology, Board Certified  (1993)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1985)

Honors & Recognition

  • Honorary Master of Arts degree
    Yale University (2010)
  • The Harvey W. Wiley Lifetime Achievement
    FDA (2012)

Professional Service

  • President, Society for Technology In Anesthesia (1/1/2011 - 1/1/2012)

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