Mayo Clinic Leader Recognized for Career Excellence in Research

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Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist David O. Warner, M.D. recently received the prestigious 2022 Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. This award recognizes his long, distinguished career in research and his ability to innovate and adapt his methods to advance medical science and meet the unmet needs of patients.

Dr. Warner’s research has examined many topics over his career, all with the overall aim of improving the care of patients who undergoing surgery.  These areas have included improving perioperative lung health, helping surgical and chronic pain patients quit smoking, the long-term effects anesthesia and surgery on the brains of children and the elderly, and training and supporting the next generation of anesthesiologists. 

“Mayo Clinic has provided a very supportive environment throughout my career that allowed me to pursue interesting research questions that hopefully will make a difference in the lives of our patients,” says Dr. Warner.

Dr. Warner has played a major role at Mayo Clinic in supporting clinical and translational research by serving for many years as the Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science, known as CCaTS, and as principal investigator of the CCaTS KL2 mentored career development grant. He graduated from medical school at Ohio State University and completed his postgraduate residency and research training at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medical Education.

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