Marc S Kanchuger

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Marc Kanchuger

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
Vice Chair for Performance Improvement NYU Anesthesia Associates

Contact Info

560 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016



1983-1985 — Tulane University (Surgery), Residency Training
1986-1989 — SUNY, Stony Brook (Anesthesiology), Residency Training

Research Summary

Stroke is a devastating complication of cardiac surgery. Major stroke can occur in 2-8% of various cardiac surgery procedures. Atherosclerotic disease of the ascending aorta is a major risk factor for stroke in medical and cardiac surgery patients, increasing stroke risk significantly.

Marc S. Kanchuger, M.D. and his co-investigators are part of a large multicenter study group of Perioperative Ischemia centered in San Francisco. He and his co-investigators are identifying patients at risk for adverse CNS outcomes using epidemiological studies in conjunction with 25 universities in the United States.

At NYU they are using various echocardiographic techniques to identify patients at risk for stroke and investigating different approaches to reduce the stroke risk during cardiac surgery. Studies are also underway using transcranial Doppler technology to identify brain micro-embolism during CPB and methods to reduce this problem. The identification of these high risk groups for stroke may lead us to drug modalities to reduce brain ischemia, since it may be impossible to eliminate brain micro-embolism entirely during cardiac surgery.


Research Interests

Stroke Risk from Cardiac Surgery

Case report: separation from cardiopulmonary bypass with a rigid bronchoscope airway after hemoptysis and bronchial impaction with clot
Neuburger, Peter J; Galloway, Aubrey C; Zervos, Michael D; Kanchuger, Marc S
2012-02-05; 1526-7598,Anesthesia & analgesia - id: 147685, year: 2012

Variation in local institutional review board evaluations of a multicenter patient safety study
Thompson, David A; Kass, Nancy; Holzmueller, Christine; Marsteller, Jill A; Martinez, Elizabeth A; Gurses, Ayse P; Kanchuger, Marc; Schwann, Nanette; Gibson, Charles S; Bauer, Laura; Pronovost, Peter J
2013-04-25; 1062-2551,Journal for healthcare quality - id: 302892, year: 2012 Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Pro: all off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgeries should include intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography assessment
Morganstern, Jill; Kanchuger, Marc
2012-02-05; 1532-8422,Journal of cardiothoracic & vascular anesthesia - id: 91435, year: 2008 Journal Article; Review

Intraoperative failure of pericardial mitral valve requiring emergent reoperation minutes after replacement
Thukral, Mamta; Kanchuger, Marc
2013-04-25; 1053-0770,Journal of cardiothoracic & vascular anesthesia - id: 302902, year: 2007 Case Reports; Journal Article

Glycemic control for cardiovascular surgery patients: An integrated approach
Yu, PJ; Schwartz, CF; Kanchuger, MS; Kent, M; Keller, R; Lohan-Mullens, M; Brassil, M; Seltzer, TF; Radford, MJ
2012-02-05; 0009-7322,Circulation - id: 108085, year: 2007