Kirk H Shelley, MD/PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology; Division Chief; Director, Ambulatory Anesthesia

Research Interests

Ambulatory Care; Anesthesiology; Biochemistry; Cardiovascular Diseases; Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena; Electronics, Medical; Plethysmography; Monitoring, Intraoperative

Research Organizations

Anesthesiology: NIH T32 Program

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Extensive experience in pulse oximeter waveform research and development of patient monitoring devices.

Specialized Terms: Pulse oximeter waveform analysis; Photoplethysmography; Ambulatory Care; Anesthesiology; Biochemistry; Cardiovascular Diseases; Electrical Engineering Or Electronics; Internal Medicine; Medical Devices; Surgery; Medical Devices; Non-invasive Cardiovascular Monitoring; Patient Monitoring; Pulse Oximeter Research

Extensive Research Description

As an ambulatory anesthesiologist, I am committed to the development of the best possible noninvasive monitoring technology. My focus has been on the photoplethysmographic waveform (PPG). My primary goal has been to understand the physiology that creates the PPG with an emphasis on its venous and respiratory components. My secondary goal is the utilization of this understanding to develop new methods of patient monitoring. I believe that the state-of-the-art digital signal processing methods combined with new understandings of cardiovascular physiology will allow for significant breakthroughs in this field.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Kirk H Shelley, MD/PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale AnesthesiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Yale AnesthesiologyTompkins Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 3rd floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
AnesthesiologyPO Box 208051
333 Cedar Street, TMP 3

New Haven, CT 06520-8051

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Waveforms collected during surgery