Gilbert J Grant

Gilbert J Grant

Dr. Grant earned his BA at the University of Michigan in 1978 and his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1982. After completing an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York and a residency in anesthesiology at New York University Medical Center, in 1986 Dr. Grant joined the Department of Anesthesiology of New York University Medical Center, where he is currently an associate professor, the director of obstetric anesthesia, and vice chairman for academic affairs.
In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Grant has continuously been engaged in research focused on improving patient care. He was an active participant in the changeover from the “old-fashioned” epidural in vogue at the beginning of his career to the “walking” epidural he now routinely administers.
He was his mentor’s, Dr. Sivam Ramanathan, co-author on the first study to report the safety and efficacy of phenylephrine to treat maternal hypotension (1988), which soon became the standard of care. He was the first to report the efficacy of liposomal morphine to produce prolonged analgesia when administered intrathecally (in a mouse model, 1995), and the first to report the efficacy of liposomal local anesthetic to produce postoperative analgesia when injected into a wound (in a rat model, 1997). Among his current interests, he is utilizing the sphenopalatine ganglion block, which Dr. Shaul Cohen discovered to be useful in treating post-dural puncture headaches, for novel applications.