Alex S Evers

Alex S Evers

After earning his B.S. degree from Yale College (1974) and his M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1978, Dr. Evers completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  He then completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served from 1980 to 1983.  This was followed by a research fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, working under the guidance of Dr. Philip Needleman.  Dr. Evers was appointed as an assistant professor of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology in 1985 and was promoted through the ranks.  He is currently the Henry E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology and a Professor in the departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Biology and Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine.  Since 1994, he has been the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University, as well as the Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Dr. Evers’ research has focused on the molecular mechanisms through which anesthetics produce their effects.  Specifically he has used physical methods (NMR and mass spectrometry) to elucidate the binding sites of several anesthetic agents.  His publications include original papers in major journals, including Nature, Nature Chemical Biology, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Anesthesiology, and Molecular Pharmacology.  Dr. Evers’ work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 30 years.  He has served as an editor for several journals, including Anesthesiology and the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.  He also edits a textbook entitled Anesthetic Pharmacology.

Dr. Evers is a member of several professional and scientific societies and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society.  He is the former president of the Association of University Anesthesiologists and of the W.T.G. Morton Society.  He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

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