Dr. Michael Nurok is board-certified in both anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Nurok joined HSS after several years caring for patients in the Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care Units and Operating Rooms of Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. His expertise lies in the perioperative care of patients with advanced cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
Dr. Nurok’s research background is in medical sociology. He is interested in the effects of perioperative communication on surgical results, and in ways that patients and their families can be integrated into the care process to improve outcomes.
One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
As of February 27, 2014, Dr. Nurok reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, HSS’ Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.
Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2005
Nurok M, Eslick I, Carvalho C, et. al. The International LAM Registry – A component of an innovative web-based clinician, researcher, and patient driven rare disease research platform. Lymphat Res Biol. 2010 Mar;8(1):81-7.
Nurok M, Lipsitz S, Satwicz P, et. al. A novel method for reproducibly measuring the effects of interventions to improve emotional climate, indices of team skills, communication, and threat to patient outcome in a high volume thoracic surgery center. Arch Surg. 2010; 145(5):489-95.
Nurok M, Evans, L, Lipsitz S, et. al. The relationship of the emotional climate of work and threats to patient outcome in a high volume thoracic surgery center. Quality & Safety in Healthcare, 2010. In Press.
Nurok M, Sundt T, Frankel A. Improving communication and safety culture. Anesthesiology Clinics, 2010. In Press.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Nurok M, Hug CC. Conflicts of interest. In: Van Norman G, editor. Clinical ethics in anesthesiology. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Azran M, Nurok M. Thoracic emergencies. In: Ruskin KJ, editor. Emergencies in anesthesia. Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press, 2010.
Nurok M, Topulos G. Respiratory Physiology. In: Hartigan P, editor. A Practical Manual of Thoracic Anesthesia. New York (NY): Springer.
Protocols can help you care for your patient, ASA, San Diego, CA, 2010
The International LAM Registry, National Institutes of Health, Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2010
Critical incidents in the PACU, ASA, New Orleans, LA, 2009
L’encadrement des décisions de fin de vie, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, 2009