Sugantha Sundar, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Attending, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, BIDMC
Simulator-based curriculum in cardiac anesthesia
Dr Sugantha Sundar is a cardiac anesthesiologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the Director of the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship a recently ACGME approved fellowship. Dr Sundar completed her medical school training in Chennai, India. She subsequently trained and board certified as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the UK. Dr Sundar joined the BIDMC as an anesthesia resident in 2000 and completed a cardiac anesthesia fellowship. She was chief resident as well as obtained the Medical Student teacher of the year award. Her interest in teaching and educating residents won her the Leonard Bushnell Award for Innovations in Teaching in her department.
She has developed a simulator-based curriculum in cardiac anesthesia as part of the Rabkin Fellowship. Some of her research interests include genomic variations and their impact on the cardiac surgical patient, impact of low tidal volume ventilation in cardiac surgical patients and impact of age of red cell in the cardiac surgical patient. Dr Sundar also serves as the Resource Faculty for her department and is a core faculty member of the Simulation and Skills Center at BIDMC.