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Aalok Agarwala, MD, Anesthesiology, Boston, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital


Anesthesiology Boston, MA

Perioperative Care

Chief Medical Officer, Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Anesthesiology, 2004 - 2007
  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicineInternship, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2004
  • UCLA Anderson School of ManagementMBA, Management, 2002 - 2003
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAClass of 2003
  • UCLA Anderson School of ManagementM.B.A., Management, 2003
  • University of CaliforniaB.S., Psychobiology, Magna Cum Laude, 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Partners in Excellence Team Award Partners Healthcare, 2012, 2015
  • Partners in Excellence Individual Award Partners Healthcare, 2011-2012
  • Citizenship Award, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management MGH, 2010-2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Implementation of a New Strategy to Improve the Peri‐Operative Management of Neuromuscular Blockade and Its Effects on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications  
    Aalok Agarwala, MD, Anaesthesia
  • Perioperative Checklists and Handoffs- Implementation and Practice  
    Agarwala, A.V., Nurudeen, S., Haynes, A., Advances in Anesthesia, 1/1/2015
  • An Electronic Checklist Improves Transfer and Retention of Critical Information at Intraoperative Handoff of Care  
    Agarwala, A.V., Firth, P.G., Albrecht, M.A., Warren, L., Musch, G., Anesth Analg, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Improving Handoff Communication from the Intensive Care unit to the Operating Room.
    Agarwala, A.V., Doney, A.B., Lesicka, A., Rao, V., Arsenault, C., Muse, S., McAuley, M., Kurzweil, V., American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1/1/2017
  • Implementation of a New Strategy to Improve the Perioperative Management of Neuromuscular Transmission is associated with decreased occurrence of Respiratory Complicat...
    Chitilian, H.V., Rudolph, M.I., Timm, F.P., Agarwala, A.V., Ng, P.Y., Shin, C., Scheffenbichler, F.T., Doney, A.B., Houle, T., Eikermann, M., American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1/1/2017
  • Safety and Organization in the Anesthesia Workspace: Survey of Medication Preparation Practices & Development of Custom Drug Bracket Using 3D Printing Techniques.
    Long, D., Doney, A., Bartels, D., Tan, C., Sayal, P., Anderson, T.A., Agarwala, A.V., American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1/1/2017
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  • Fluid Management for Enhanced Recovery in Colorectal Surgery 
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - 1/1/2017
  • Introduction to Quality Improvement Methodologies 
    Massachusetts General Hospital - 1/1/2017
  • Quality and Safety in Anesthesia 
    Massachusetts General Hospital - 1/1/2017
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Press Mentions

  • The Cutting Edge
    The Cutting EdgeFebruary 12th, 2016
  • Implementing ERAS: How We Achieved Success Within an Anesthesia Department
    Implementing ERAS: How We Achieved Success Within an Anesthesia DepartmentFebruary 9th, 2021

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