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Kirk Shelley, MD/PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology

Research Summary

Dr. Kirk Shelley has extensive experience in pulse oximeter waveform research and the development of patient monitoring devices.

As an ambulatory anesthesiologist, Dr. Shelley is committed to the development of the best possible noninvasive monitoring technology. Dr. Shelley's focus has been on the photoplethysmographic waveform (PPG). His primary goal has been to understand the physiology that creates the PPG with an emphasis on its venous and respiratory components. His secondary goal is the utilization of this understanding to develop new methods of patient monitoring. Dr. Shelley believes 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.

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


Research Interests

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

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Selected Publications