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Zyad J. Carr, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

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Zyad J. Carr, MD



Dr. Carr received his anesthesiology training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Cooper University Hospital in the physician-scientist track. He proceeded to complete a critical care medicine fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and subsequently board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. He then joined the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and spent five years practicing anesthesiology, critical care medicine and research. He subsequently moved to Connecticut, where he practiced anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Connecticut, John Dempsey Hospital and the Hartford Hospital prior to joining Yale in May of 2020.

Education & Training

  • Critical Care Fellow
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (2014)
  • Resident Physician
    University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, Cooper University Hospital (2010)
  • MD
    University College Cork, National Univ. of Ireland, Medicine (2005)
  • BSc (Hon)
    Rutgers University, Psychology (1999)


  • 4 Intraoperative Disasters: How learning theory can help you improve your clinical decision making
    Virtual meeting 2021 2021
    Virtual CME webinar
  • A single center retrospective cohort analysis of patients with systemic sclerosis: Preliminary data suggests increased mask ventilation but not intubation risk with modern airway management techniques
    Virtual Meeting 2021
  • Factors Associated with Failure to Rescue after Postoperative Respiratory Failure Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery: An Analysis of the NSQIP Database
    Virtual Meeting 2021
  • Managing the Dilemma of Pulmonary Embolus in a Bleeding Patient
    Washington, United States 2020
  • A Single-Center Retrospective Study of Perioperative Outcomes in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease: A strong association between gender and outcomes.
    Montreal, Canada 2019
  • Massive Aspiration and its Management
    San Diego, United States 2018
  • Management of a Patient with Perioperative Decompensation of Interstitial Lung Disease:
    Philadelphia, United States 2018
  • Relationship of FFA/GPR43 Gene Expression to the Severity of Critical Illness
    Boston, United States 2017
  • Continuation of Atypical Antipsychotic Medications in ICU patients discharged from the hospital: A retrospective analysis
    Boston, United States 2017
  • The Intrathoracic Muscle Flap Transposition in the Treatment of M. Avium Infection
    Boston, United States 2017
  • Evaluation of Modafinil vs. Placebo for the Treatment of General Anesthesia Delayed Emergence in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients: Preliminary data demonstrates that perioperative administration of modafinil is safe
    New York, United States 2016
  • Subcutaneous Emphysema and Pneumo-mediastinum Secondary to Pyriform Sinus Perforation during an Emergent Intubation Attempt
    Philadelphia, United States 2015
  • Central Pontine Myelinolysis Precipitated by Hyperosmolarity in a Patient with Group B Streptococcal Septicemia: Acute and Convalescent Imaging
    Denver, United States 2015
  • Use of Computerized Testing for Cognitive Function Studies in Older Surgical Patients
    Washington, United States 2012
  • Focused Assessment in Transthoracic Echocardiography: basic course instructor
    Hershey, United States 2012
  • Postoperative Recall and Learning after Modafinil in Older Patients after Isoflurane Anesthesia
    New Orleans, United States 2009
  • Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Patients Exposed to Isoflurane: Effect of Modafinil
    New Orleans, United States 2009
  • Rodent Model of Cognitive Dysfunction: Accounting for Animal Differences in Learning Behavior
    New Orleans, United States 2009
  • Does Every Code Need a Reader? Improvement in Rare Event Management with a Cognitive Aid “reader” during a Simulated Emergency
    New Orleans, United States 2009
  • Simulated Maternal Cardiac Arrest: Inadequacies of Didactic Resident Training
    Orlando, United States 2008
  • Need for Performance Evaluation and Improvement of 1st Responders: Critical Deficiencies Identified.
    Orlando, United States 2008
  • Learning Differences in a Rodent Model of Cognitive Function: Methodological Considerations
    Orlando, United States 2008
  • Observed Failure to use Cognitive Aids in a Simulated Obstetric Crisis
    Orlando, United States 2008

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow of the American Society of AnesthesiologistsAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists2019

Professional Service

Faculty of 1000Associate Faculty Member2021 - Present
Drugs & AgingReviewer2021 - Present
Health Research Council of New ZealandExternal Peer Reviewer2021
Society of Critical Care AnesthesiologistsCommunications Committee2020 - Present
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue HospitalCOVID pandemic response team via NY public health service. Placed in Bellevue Hospital2020
Yale New Haven HospitalEnhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) committee2020 - Present
Yale New Haven HospitalICU Delirium, Analgesia, Sedation Consensus Group2020 - Present
Journal of Intensive Care MedicineReviewer2020 - Present
DrugsReviewer2019 - Present
Bioscience ReportsReviewer2019 - Present
Society of Critical Care MedicineAnesthesiology Section Congress Program Planning Subcommittee2019 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsEducational Track subcommittee on Critical Care2019 - Present
Society of Critical Care AnesthesiologistsMembership Driving Committee2019 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsAbstract Review Subcommittee on Experimental Neurosciences2019 - Present
Clinical Interventions in AgingReviewer2018 - Present
Society of Critical Care AnesthesiologistsAbstract Grader 2018 - Present
Journal of Neurosurgical AnesthesiologyReviewer2016 - Present
Society of Critical Care MedicineBoard Review Item Writing Committee2015 - 2017

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