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Robert Schonberger, MD, MHCDS

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Anesthesiology; Associate Research Director of the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group, Anesthesiology

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Robert Schonberger, MD, MHCDS

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Dr. Schonberger's clinical work is in the Section of Cardiac Anesthesia where he cares for patients undergoing cardiothoracic procedures at Yale-New Haven Hospital and teaches residents and fellows in their intraoperative care. In his NIH-funded research, he has used large-scale databases to study topics including the anesthetic care of elderly adults and the role of anesthesiologists in improving longitudinal cardiovascular risk-factor recognition and treatment among surgical patients. Dr. Schonberger also serves as the PI for Yale's T32 Training Grant in Anesthesiology through which he engages in mentoring the next generation of physician-scientists and early-career investigators and endeavors to create a strongly collaborative and cross-disciplinary training environment with faculty from across the medical school. Dr. Schonberger is Associate Research Director and site PI for the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG) consortium which is dedicated to engaging large-scale EHR resources to enhance research and quality improvement in anesthesiology. Other interests include 1) novel methods of extra corporeal circulation, 2) clinical informatics, and 3) methods of reducing and treating microembolic events in several clinical scenarios including cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine, Informatics (2016)
  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2010)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2006)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics (2017)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2011)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
IMPACT AwardInternational Anesthesia Research Society2019

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