Dr. Steven Lisco named chairman of anesthesiology at UNMC

Cincinnati physician will begin May 16

Steven Lisco, M.D., has accepted the position of chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology. The appointment is effective May 16. 

Since 2004, Dr. Lisco has served on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and currently serves as director of three programs – Critical Care Services, Out-of-OR Anesthesiology, and the Critical Care Consult Service.

“Dr. Lisco has a clear vision and excellent experience in a highly regarded anesthesiology program as well as in critical care medicine,” said Bradley Britigan, M.D., dean of the UNMC College of Medicine. “He is a very enthusiastic, forward thinker who works well with others and supports the team approach that is so necessary in the new environment of health care reform.”

A fellow of both the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Lisco’s research and clinical interests are in critical care medicine, bloodless medicine and management of anemia.

He completed his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Lisco did his internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, his anesthesiology residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a critical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Lisco served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

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