Dr. Oliver Panzer is an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management at HSS specializing in the accurate use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) in the field of anesthesiology and critical care to improve patient care and outcomes.
After his critical care fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), he joined the faculty in the Divisions of Regional Anesthesia and Critical Care in 2006. Intrigued by the increasingly miniaturized ultrasound technology, Dr. Panzer incorporated this technology for diagnostic and procedural purposes into his patient care perioperatively and in the ICU.
Prior to joining HSS, Dr. Panzer led the PoCUS initiative in the Anesthesiology Department at CUMC and was also the Director of Perioperative Ultrasonography in the CUMC Department of Anesthesiology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as Co-Director of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and the Operating Room Intensive Care Unit (ORICU).
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)
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Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Member, Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) - 2019
Member, Virginia APGAR Academy of Medical Educators - 2015
Teacher of the Year, Columbia University Medical Center - 2019, 2014, 2010
Attending of the year, Columbia University Medical Center - 2019
Chairman award - 2014
University of Hamburg, Germany, 2000
Internal Medicine, St. Raphaels Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2002
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, 2005
Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2006
English, German, French
Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists POCUS Editorial Board
Oliver Panzer, MD, Jennifer Sandadi, MD: Liver Surgery: Intraoperative complications in Wagener G. (ed): Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Springer Science and Business Media, NY
Oliver Panzer, MD: General Critical Care Ultrasonography in Lee K., MD (ed): Neuro ICU Handbook – First Edition, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY
Oliver Panzer, MD: Critical Care Ultrasound in Schrope B. (ed): Surgical Ultrasound, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY
Ben Kratzert, Oliver Panzer, MD: General Critical Care Ultrasonography in Lee K., MD (ed): Neuro ICU Handbook – Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY
Subhash K, MD, Oliver Panzer, MD: Volume responsiveness in A. Leibowitz, MD (ed): Modern Monitoring in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care – First edition, Cambridge University Press, MA
Julia Sobol, MD, Oliver Panzer, MD: Point of Care Transthoracic Echocardiography in A. Leibowitz, Modern Monitoring in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care – First edition, Cambridge University Press, MA
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Panzer as of March 24, 2023.
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