Thomas Austin, M.D., M.S. Stat., joined us on Sept. 15 as professor and associate chief in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. He joins us from Emory University, where he has served as associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics since 2018.
Dr. Austin earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a master’s in science in statistics with a biostatistics and business analytics emphasis from Texas A&M University. He completed a transitional year in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and his anesthesiology residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Austin also completed a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Vanderbilt.
Dr. Austin then worked as a clinical instructor of anesthesiology at Vanderbilt and became an assistant professor there in 2012. He joined the faculty at Emory in 2015.
His main research focuses are using machine learning techniques to predict perioperative efficiencies and patient outcomes; determining limitations in statistical modeling regarding study reproducibility; and study design and statistical analysis education. His ongoing grant support includes funding from the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS). Dr. Austin has made numerous contributions to abstracts, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications, and he is a member of several professional societies.
Welcome, Dr. Austin!