16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Ruthi Landau

Affiliation: Medical Genetics Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland; Anesthesiology Columbia University, New York, United States

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Dr. Landau received her medical degree from the University of Geneva and served as a resident in Anesthesia at the University Hospital in Geneva in Switzerland. Following an Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship at Columbia University, she held joint appointments on the faculty at both the University of Geneva and Columbia University.  In 2008, Dr. Landau was appointed as the Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington and served as the Director of Obstetric Anesthesia.  In 2014, Dr. Landau was recruited back to Columbia University where she is currently the Associate Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia and the Director of the Center for Precision Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology.  She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.   As an obstetric anesthesiologist, Dr. Landau’s research evolved around three themes: (1) the influence of genetics on pregnancy-related diseases and childbirth (e.g. preterm labor and delivery, endothelial dysfunction and preeclampsia); (2) identifying predictors of post-operative and postpartum pain and pain modulation; and, (3) precision-based pain management for labor and delivery. Currently, Dr. Landau has expanded her research to patients ranging in age from the newborn to the elderly, using genomics and epigenetics in an attempt to better define important clinical phenotypes in the perioperative period (from post-operative pain to cardiovascular outcomes and post-operative cognition), identify risk factors and predictors, and prevent and manage perioperative adverse outcomes.

Biography: Dr. Landau received her medical degree from the University of Geneva and served as a resident in Anesthesia at the University Hospital in Geneva in Switzerland. Following an Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship at Columbia University, she held joint appointments on the faculty at both the University of Geneva and Columbia University. In 2008, Dr. Landau was appointed as the Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington and served as the Director of Obstetric Anesthesia. In 2014, Dr. Landau was recruited back to Columbia University where she is currently the Associate Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia and the Director of the Center for Precision Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. As an obstetric anesthesiologist, Dr. Landaus research evolved around three themes: (1) the influence of genetics on pregnancy-related diseases and childbirth (e.g. preterm labor and delivery, endothelial dysfunction and preeclampsia); (2) identifying predictors of post-operative and postpartum pain and pain modulation; and, (3) precision-based pain management for labor and delivery. Currently, Dr. Landau has expanded her research to patients ranging in age from the newborn to the elderly, using genomics and epigenetics in an attempt to better define important clinical phenotypes in the perioperative period (from post-operative pain to cardiovascular outcomes and post-operative cognition), identify risk factors and predictors, and prevent and manage perioperative adverse outcomes.

Disclosure of Interest: None declared

 


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