Toward a Science of Consciousness
Apr 9-14, 2012
George A. Mashour
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 training in anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as well as fellowship training in neuroanesthesiology at the University of Michigan. He is currently the Director of Neuroanesthesiology at the University of Michigan and holds faculty appointments in anesthesiology, neurosurgery and neuroscience. 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. In his laboratory he investigates the effects of general anesthesia on sleep homeostasis. Finally, his theoretical research group explores network science approaches to assessing consciousness and anesthesia. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, Mashour has edited several textbooks related to anesthesiology and the neurosciences, including Consciousness, Awareness, and Anesthesia (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Neuroscientific Foundations of Anesthesiology (Oxford University Press, 2011, with R. Lydic).