Kirk H Shelley, MD/PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology; Division Chief; Director, Ambulatory Anesthesia

Physician Biography

Kirk Shelley is boarded in Anesthesia and Internal Medicine. He is a Professor of Anesthesia at Yale University where he heads the Ambulatory Surgical Division. Dr. Shelley obtained MD and PhD degrees (biochemistry) from Penn State University. His research focuses on developing tools for the noninvasive measurement of physiologic parameters. The photoplethysmograph (PPG) has been his study focus for twenty years. His primary goal has been to understand the physiology that underlies the PPG components associated with respiratory and venous signals. His secondary goal is the utilization of this understanding to develop new methods of patient monitoring. He has numerous awards for his work and is a past President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA).

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Child
Referrals: From physicians only

Patient Care Organizations

Anesthesiology: Ambulatory Anesthesiology

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (1985)

  • Anesthesiology AB of Anesthesiology (1993)

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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

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Image 1

Waveforms collected during surgery