About Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero holds dual positions at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The Duke Clinical Research Institute hired him in 2003 as Director of Perioperative Clinical Research. Promoted in 2008 from his previous Associate Professor position, he also currently serves as a tenured Professor of Anesthesiology. Beginning with his medical residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero’s association with the school now spans two decades.
Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero specializes in the clinical areas of critical care, general anesthesiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. The National Board of Medical Examiners issued him certifications in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He completed requirements for a certification in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Bennett-Guerrero holds certifications in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology.
As an academic researcher, Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero studies surgical site infections, and systemic inflammation during surgery and its impact on the development of complications. He also explores the safety of blood transfusions, with the objective of identifying clinical techniques that reduce complications. As Principal Investigator, he directs a National Institutes of Health study, “Impact of Blood Storage Duration on Physiologic Measures.” Dr. Bennett-Guerrero serves as Chair of the Duke Department of Anesthesiology Research Advisory Board.
Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero is an accomplished writer, editor, and speaker. His articles appear in major professional publications such as Anesthesiology, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He was a Guest Editor at Anesthesia & Analgesia, and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Dr. Bennett-Guerrero speaks at national and international events, discussing topics such as “Is Old Blood Bad Blood?” and "Surgical Site Infection: More Mandates than Data."
The recipient of numerous honors, Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero won the Duke University Richard Smith Memorial Award for Clinical Research in 1996. He appears in the NOVA television series Doctors’ Diaries on PBS, which profiles the professional and personal journeys of seven Harvard medical students from 1987 to the present. Clips are available on the PBS website (www.pbs.org).
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About Duke University
Specializing in critical care medicine and cardiovascular anesthesiology, Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero is both a tenured Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the Director of Perioperative Clinical Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero holds certifications in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc., and in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine from The American Board of Anesthesiology.