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Brad Taicher

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, School of Medicine
School of Medicine
Anesthesiology: Pediatrics

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Brad Taicher


Brad Taicher, a pediatric anesthesiologist and assistant professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics and chair of the Anesthesia Patient Safety and Quality Committee, is interested in the quality and safety of anesthesia in resource-constrained environments. He and his colleagues at Duke and partner institutions have evaluated the limitations of using post-operative pain scoring systems developed in the United States and studied cultural differences in perceptions of anesthesia care and barriers to implementation of WHO standards in resource-constrained environments.

Taicher has worked extensively with DGHI professor Henry Rice on the Duke Pediatric Surgery/Urology Guatemala Project -- a collaboration between Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Guatemalan partners, and several NGOs -- whose goal is to support care, research and education initiatives to improve pediatric healthcare in Guatemala.

Recent Publications

Stricker, PA, Goobie, SM, Cladis, FP, Haberkern, CM, Meier, PM, Reddy, SK, Nguyen, TT, Cai, L, Polansky, M, Szmuk, P, Fiadjoe, J, Soneru, C, Falcon, R, Petersen, T, Kowalczyk-Derderian, C, Dalesio, N, Budac, S, Groenewald, N, Rubens, D, Thompson, D, Watts, R, Gentry, K, Ivanova, I, Hetmaniuk, M, Hsieh, V, Collins, M, Wong, K, Binstock, W, Reid, R, Poteet-Schwartz, K, Gries, H, Hall, R, Koh, J, Bannister, C, Sung, W, Jain, A, Fernandez, A, Tuite, GF, Ruas, E, Drozhinin, O, and Tetreault, L et al. "Perioperative Outcomes and Management in Pediatric Complex Cranial Vault Reconstruction." Anesthesiology (December 2016): 1-1.

Eapen, RJ, Taicher, BM, Benner, E, and Machovec, K. "Laryngeal Cleft." Anesthesiology (August 30, 2016).

Balbi, KE, Taicher, BM, and Litman, RS. "Pontocerebellar hypoplasia, malignant hyperthermia, and inappropriate use of secondary references." Paediatric anaesthesia 26, no. 8 (August 2016): 857-858. (Letter)

Funk, E, Taicher, B, Thompson, J, Iannello, K, Morgan, B, and Hawks, S. "Structured Handover in the Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit." Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses 31, no. 1 (February 2016): 63-72.

Tew, S, and Taicher, BM. "A Dog Is a Doctor's Best Friend: The Use of a Service Dog as a Perioperative Assistant." Case reports in pediatrics 2016 (January 2016): 9013520.