MBI Director Honors Presurgical Anesthesia Center Staff
McKnight Brain Institute director Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., recognized UF Health Presurgical Anesthesia Center staff for their focus on brain health prior to surgery and for building the Perioperative Cognitive and Anesthesia Network program (PeCAN) during an appreciation event at the College of Public Health & Health Professions on June 22nd.
PeCAN, led by associate professor of clinical health and psychology and anesthesiology Catherine Price, PhD, and assistant professor of anesthesiology Patrick Tighe, MD, assesses how the brain interacts with surgery and anesthesia. This program is the result of more than a decade of work aimed at understanding how a patient’s brain integrity prior to surgery could impact the recovery process, specifically with the goal of uncovering any increased risk for delirium, cognitive change and even mortality. The teams involved were recognized for their dedication to brain health and improving perioperative patient care.