Medical School or Training
Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2001
Massachusetts General Hospital, Anesthesiology, MA, 2006
Dr. Mashour’s primary scholarly interest is in consciousness and anesthesia. In his clinical research, he studies intraoperative awareness and has conducted several major randomized controlled trials. In his laboratory, he investigates the interfaces of sleep and anesthesia. More recently, his laboratory has collaborated with Jimo Borjigin to investigate potential neural correlates of consciousness during the process of dying. Finally, his theoretical research group explores network science approaches to assessing consciousness and anesthesia.
George A. Mashour received his M.D. and Ph.D. in neuroscience from Georgetown University and was awarded Fulbright Scholarships for neuroscience research at the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin and the University of Bonn. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and fellowship training in neurosurgical anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. He is currently the Bert N. La Du Professor of Anesthesiology Research as well as Associate Chair for Research & Faculty Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, with secondary faculty appointments in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Neuroscience Graduate Program. Mashour’s primary scholarly interest is in consciousness and anesthesia. In his clinical research he studies intraoperative awareness and has conducted several large randomized controlled trials on brain monitoring. In his laboratory he investigates the mechanisms of unconsciousness during general anesthesia and sleep. Finally, his theoretical research group explores network science approaches to assessing consciousness and unconsciousness. In addition to >100 peer-reviewed publications, Mashour has edited four textbooks related to anesthesiology and the neurosciences, published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.