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Zyad J. Carr, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Medical Director, Pre-Surgical Evaluation Clinic, Yale New Haven Hospital, Anesthesiology

Contact Information

Zyad J. Carr, MD

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    333 Cedar Street, TMP-3

    New Haven, Connecticut 05610

    United States

Appointments

Biography

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)

Activities

  • Stress Induced Cardiomyopathy after Trauma: A Retrospective Matched Case-Control Analysis
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2022
    ASA annual meeting
  • Airway Management In Systemic Sclerosis: A Single-center Retrospective Cohort Analysis
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2022
    American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
  • 4 Intraoperative Disasters: How Learning theory can help you improve your clinical decision making
    San Diego, CA, United States 2021
    American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 2021
  • 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
    Annual Meeting of the International Anesthesia Research Society/Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
  • Factors Associated with Failure to Rescue after Postoperative Respiratory Failure Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery: An Analysis of the NSQIP Database
    Virtual Meeting 2021
    Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
  • Managing the Dilemma of Pulmonary Embolus in a Bleeding Patient
    Washington, DC, United States 2020
    ASA Annual Meeting
  • A Single-Center Retrospective Study of Perioperative Outcomes in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease: A strong association between gender and outcomes.
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2019
    Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
  • A Single-Center Retrospective Pilot Analysis of ICU Delirium and its Relationship to Glucose Variability.
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2019
    A Single-Center Retrospective Pilot Analysis of ICU Delirium and its Relationship to Glucose Variability.
  • Intrahospital Transport: Current Guidelines and Best Practice
    Hartford, CT, United States 2019
    Management of Intrahospital Transport
  • Study of Modafinil for Recovery after General Anesthesia in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    New York, NY, United States 2018
    Study of Modafinil for Recovery after General Anesthesia in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Executive Functioning after Surgery and Anesthesia: Use of Computerized Testing to Improve Discrimination of the Features of Cognitive Dysfunction
    New York, NY, United States 2018
    Executive Functioning after Surgery and Anesthesia: Use of Computerized Testing to Improve Discrimination of the Features of Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Perioperative Management of a Patient with Acute Exacerbation of Interstitial Lung Disease
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    Perioperative Management of a Patient with Acute Exacerbation of Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Massive Aspiration and its Management
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    Massive Aspiration and its Management
  • A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Pilot Study of Single-Dose Preoperative Modafinil for Functional Recovery after General Anesthesia in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2018
    A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Pilot Study of Single-Dose Preoperative Modafinil for Functional Recovery after General Anesthesia in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Management of a Patient with Perioperative Decompensation of Interstitial Lung Disease:
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2018
    Management of a Patient with Perioperative Decompensation of Interstitial Lung Disease:
  • Evaluation of Path Length and Zone Perserverative Behavior in the Attentional Set Shifting Task: Are they sensitive markers of delirium in the rat?
    Hershey, PA, United States 2018
    Evaluation of Path Length and Zone Perserverative Behavior in the Attentional Set Shifting Task: Are they sensitive markers of delirium in the rat?
  • Focused Assessed Tranthoracic Echocardiography (Advanced FATE workshop)
    Hershey, PA, United States 2017
    Focused Assessed Tranthoracic Echocardiography (Advanced FATE workshop)
  • Relationship of FFA/GPR43 Gene Expression to the Severity of Critical Illness
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    Relationship of FFA/GPR43 Gene Expression to the Severity of Critical Illness
  • Continuation of Atypical Antipsychotic Medications in ICU patients discharged from the hospital: A retrospective analysis
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    Continuation of Atypical Antipsychotic Medications in ICU patients discharged from the hospital: A retrospective analysis
  • The Intrathoracic Muscle Flap Transposition in the Treatment of M. Avium Infection
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    The Intrathoracic Muscle Flap Transposition in the Treatment of M. Avium Infection
  • 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, NY, United States 2016
    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
  • Focused Assessment in Transthoracic Echocardiography: basic course instructor
    Hershey, PA, United States 2016
    Focused Assessment in Transthoracic Echocardiography: basic course instructor
  • Subcutaneous Emphysema and Pneumo-mediastinum Secondary to Pyriform Sinus Perforation during an Emergent Intubation Attempt
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2015
    Subcutaneous Emphysema and Pneumo-mediastinum Secondary to Pyriform Sinus Perforation during an Emergent Intubation Attempt
  • Central Pontine Myelinolysis Precipitated by Hyperosmolarity in a Patient with Group B Streptococcal Septicemia: Acute and Convalescent Imaging
    Denver, CO, United States 2015
    Central Pontine Myelinolysis Precipitated by Hyperosmolarity in a Patient with Group B Streptococcal Septicemia: Acute and Convalescent Imaging
  • Gas Gangrene: delayed diagnosis results in mortality: A case report.
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2014
    Gas Gangrene: delayed diagnosis results in mortality: A case report.
  • Use of Computerized Testing for Cognitive Function Studies in Older Surgical Patients
    Washington, DC, United States 2012
    Use of Computerized Testing for Cognitive Function Studies in Older Surgical Patients
  • Postoperative Recall and Learning after Modafinil in Older Patients after Isoflurane Anesthesia
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2009
    Postoperative Recall and Learning after Modafinil in Older Patients after Isoflurane Anesthesia
  • Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Patients Exposed to Isoflurane: Effect of Modafinil
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2009
    Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Patients Exposed to Isoflurane: Effect of Modafinil
  • Rodent Model of Cognitive Dysfunction: Accounting for Animal Differences in Learning Behavior
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2009
    Rodent Model of Cognitive Dysfunction: Accounting for Animal Differences in Learning Behavior
  • Does Every Code Need a Reader? Improvement in Rare Event Management with a Cognitive Aid “reader” during a Simulated Emergency
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2009
    Does Every Code Need a Reader? Improvement in Rare Event Management with a Cognitive Aid “reader” during a Simulated Emergency
  • Simulated Maternal Cardiac Arrest: Inadequacies of Didactic Resident Training
    Orlando, FL, United States 2008
    Simulated Maternal Cardiac Arrest: Inadequacies of Didactic Resident Training
  • Need for Performance Evaluation and Improvement of 1st Responders: Critical Deficiencies Identified.
    Orlando, FL, United States 2008
    Need for Performance Evaluation and Improvement of 1st Responders: Critical Deficiencies Identified.
  • Learning Differences in a Rodent Model of Cognitive Function: Methodological Considerations
    Orlando, FL, United States 2008
    Learning Differences in a Rodent Model of Cognitive Function: Methodological Considerations
  • Observed Failure to use Cognitive Aids in a Simulated Obstetric Crisis
    Orlando, FL, United States 2008
    Observed Failure to use Cognitive Aids in a Simulated Obstetric Crisis

Honors & Recognition

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

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
PLOS ONEAcademic Editor, PLOS ONE2022 - Present
Frontiers in PharmacologyReview Editor; Pharmacology of Ion Channels, and Channelopathies2022 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsCommittee on Publications and Digital Oversight2022 - Present
Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality ImprovementMember2022 - Present
PLOS - PathogensReviewer2021 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsAbstract Review Subcommittee on Critical Care2021 - Present
Perioperative MedicineGuest Reviewer2021 - Present
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
Society of Critical Care MedicineAnesthesiology Section Congress Program Planning Subcommittee2019 - 2021
American Society of AnesthesiologistsEducational Track subcommittee on Critical Care2019 - 2021
Society of Critical Care AnesthesiologistsMembership Driving Committee2019 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsAbstract Review Subcommittee on Experimental Neurosciences2019 - Present
DrugsReviewer2019 - Present
Bioscience ReportsReviewer2019 - Present
Society of Critical Care AnesthesiologistsAbstract Grader 2018 - Present
Clinical Interventions in AgingReviewer2018 - Present
Journal of Neurosurgical AnesthesiologyReviewer2016 - Present
Society of Critical Care MedicineBoard Review Item Writing Committee2015 - 2017

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