Christopher Connor, MD, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Physiology & Biophysics

MD, Harvard Medical School
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, Trinity College, Cambridge

Applying the principles of minimally-invasive medical engineering, physiology and information technology to clinical issues in anesthesiology.

Computerized assessment of patient facial appearance to predict the ease or difficulty of endotracheal intubation at surgery.

Improving the delivery of intravenous anesthetic agents through improved, interactive modeling of their pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Simulating free-swimming ascent from disabled submarines at depths greater than 600 feet, and improving the survivability of rapid compression and exposure to high pressure oxygen and nitrogen.

Intelligent alarm systems for intra-operative patient monitoring.

Pan-neuronal functional imaging and anesthesia in C.elegans
09/15/2017 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences


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  1. Owens GE, Connor CW. Controlling Anesthesia Hardware With Simple Hand Gestures: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Anesth Analg. 2021 07 01; 133(1):243-250. PMID: 32701544; PMCID: PMC7855226; DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005071;
  2. Connor CW. Emulation of the BIS engine. J Clin Monit Comput. 2021 Mar 19. PMID: 33742345
  3. Connor CW. A Forensic Disassembly of the BIS Monitor. Anesth Analg. 2020 12; 131(6):1923-1933. PMID: 33093360; PMCID: PMC7669712; DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005220;
  4. Wirak GS, Gabel CV, Connor CW. Isoflurane Exposure in Juvenile Caenorhabditis elegans Causes Persistent Changes in Neuron Dynamics. Anesthesiology. 2020 09; 133(3):569-582.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32452864; PMCID: PMC7429306; DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003335;
  5. Connor CW, Palmer LJ, Pentakota S. Remote Control and Monitoring of GE Aisys Anesthesia Machines Repurposed as Intensive Care Unit Ventilators. Anesthesiology. 2020 08; 133(2):477-479. PMID: 32358251; PMCID: PMC7223577; DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003371;
  6. Awal MR, Wirak GS, Gabel CV, Connor CW. Collapse of Global Neuronal States in Caenorhabditis elegans under Isoflurane Anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2020 07; 133(1):133-144.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32282426; PMCID: PMC7577177; DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003304;
  7. Canelli R, Connor CW, Gonzalez M, Nozari A, Ortega R. Barrier Enclosure during Endotracheal Intubation. N Engl J Med. 2020 05 14; 382(20):1957-1958.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32243118; PMCID: PMC7151333; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2007589;
  8. Connor CW. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Anesthesiology. Anesthesiology. 2019 12; 131(6):1346-1359. PMID: 30973516; PMCID: PMC6778496; DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002694;
  9. Awal MR, Austin D, Florman J, Alkema M, Gabel CV, Connor CW. Breakdown of Neural Function under Isoflurane Anesthesia: In Vivo, Multineuronal Imaging in Caenorhabditis elegans. Anesthesiology. 2018 10; 129(4):733-743.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30004907; PMCID: PMC6148381; DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002342;
  10. Harrison MJ, Connor CW, Cumin D. Pediatric blood pressures during anesthesia assessed using normalization and principal component analysis techniques. J Clin Monit Comput. 2019 Aug; 33(4):589-595. PMID: 30267373; PMCID: PMC6438775; DOI: 10.1007/s10877-018-0199-z;
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