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Brad Taicher

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, School of Medicine
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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

Park, R, Peyton, JM, Fiadjoe, JE, Hunyady, AI, Kimball, T, Zurakowski, D, Kovatsis, PG, Bosenberg, A, Hopkins, P, Glover, C, Olutoye, O, Szmuk, P, Olomu, P, Jagannathan, N, Burjek, N, Watkins, S, Reynolds, P, Haydar, B, Matuszczak, M, Jain, R, Khalil, S, Polaner, D, Zieg, J, Szolnoki, J, Sathyamoorthy, M, Taicher, B, Bhattacharya, S, Raman, V, Bhalla, T, Stricker, P, Lockman, J, Galvez, J, Rehman, M, Nishisaki, A, Von Ungern-Sternberg, B, Sommerfield, D, Soneru, C, Chiao, F, & Richtsfeld, M et al. (2017, November 1). The efficacy of GlideScope ® videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate: An analysis from the paediatric difficult intubation registry. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 119 (5), 984-992.
Burjek, NE, Nishisaki, A, Fiadjoe, JE, Adams, HD, Peeples, KN, Raman, VT, Olomu, PN, Kovatsis, PG, Jagannathan, N, Hunyady, A, Bosenberg, A, Tham, S, Low, D, Hopkins, P, Glover, C, Olutoye, O, Szmuk, P, McCloskey, J, Dalesio, N, Koka, R, Greenberg, R, Watkins, S, Patel, V, Reynolds, P, Matuszczak, M, Jain, R, Khalil, S, Polaner, D, Zieg, J, Szolnoki, J, Sathyamoorthy, K, Taicher, B, Riveros Perez, NR, Bhattacharya, S, Bhalla, T, Stricker, P, Lockman, J, Galvez, J, & Rehman, M et al. (2017, September). Videolaryngoscopy versus Fiber-optic Intubation through a Supraglottic Airway in Children with a Difficult Airway: An Analysis from the Multicenter Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry. Anesthesiology, 127 (3), 432-440.
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, R, Fernandez, A, Tuite, GF, Ruas, E, Drozhinin, O, & Tetreault, L et al. (2017, February). Perioperative Outcomes and Management in Pediatric Complex Cranial Vault Reconstruction: A Multicenter Study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group. Anesthesiology, 126 (2), 276-287.
Eapen, RJ, Taicher, BM, Benner, E, & Machovec, K. (2016, August 30). Laryngeal Cleft. Anesthesiology.

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