Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Naida Cole’s research focuses on postoperative opioid-sparing analgesia in surgical and obstetric patients, and the management of uterine atony and postpartum hemorrhage.
She has contributed chapters to Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital, 9th ed. (Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015) and The 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 21st (2013) and 20th (2012) eds. (Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). Her work has been published in PLOS One, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Journal of Anesthesia, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Journal of Arthroplasty.
Cole received her MD from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed a transitional internship at Cambridge Health Alliance (Massachusetts) before her residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also completed fellowships in regional anesthesia and acute pain and in obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A student of Marc Durand and the late Leon Fleisher, Cole enjoyed a successful international career as a concert pianist and recording artist for the Deutsche Grammophon and Decca labels prior to medicine.