Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Andrea Vannucci’s research includes two main foci. One is on patient safety and quality improvement, with a particular interest in assessing the incidence and context of recurring perioperative complications to design preventative or ameliorating interventions, and the use of electronic medical records to drive quality of care and enhance patient safety. Examples of these complications are retained guidewires, extraglottic airway device failures, and delayed time to extubation following general anesthesia. Another focus is anesthesia for liver transplantation, specifically, assessing the impact of a common chronic arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) and the perioperative outcomes of liver transplantation, comparing different devices to monitor cardiovascular function during liver transplant, and reviewing complicated cases to learn how to improve delivery of care.
He is a diplomate of the European Academy of Anesthesiology, certified as a professional in patient safety by the National Patient Safety Foundation, and a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiology. He has presented his work at venues that include the Association of Academic Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and Academy of Anesthesiology.
Vannucci received a master’s degree summa cum laude in communication of science from the University of Milan School of Pharmacology, and completed his medical degree and residency in anesthesiology and intensive care at the University of Milan. Previously, he was a professor and vice-chair for quality and safety at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.