George A. Mashour, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate dean for clinical and translational research, and director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), effective Oct. 1, 2015. He has served as interim associate dean and interim MICHR director since June.
Dr. Mashour is the Bert N. La Du Professor and associate chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology, and founding director of the Center for Consciousness Science. He also holds faculty appointments in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
He is an internationally recognized expert on the topics of consciousness, anesthetic mechanisms, and neurologic outcomes of surgery. His National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded investigations include a range of approaches, from computational modeling to animal studies to clinical trials. He is recipient of numerous institutional and national awards as a researcher and educator.
After earning his MD and PhD in neuroscience from Georgetown University, Dr. Mashour completed his internship, residency, and chief residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in neurosurgical anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. During his training, he was awarded two Fulbright scholarships for neuroscience research in Germany.