The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Faculty Biography

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Hal K. Doerr, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Director, Anesthesiology Simulation

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • B.A., Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
  • M.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
  • General Surgery Internship, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Anesthesia Residency CA-1 - CA-3, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Fondren Brown Cardiovascular Anesthesia Subspecialty Training, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas       
  • Cardiology/Echocardiography Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Anesthesiology Mini-Residency, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, 5/18/09 – Present
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 5/18/09 – Present
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Houston, Texas, 5/18/09 – Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2004
  • Director, National Performance Data Center, 1999 – Present
  • Director, Houston Center for Advanced Patient Simulation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1999 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Interim Director of Intraoperative TEE, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1997 – 2009
  • Educational Consultant, Acuson Corporation, Mountainview, California, 1994 – 1996
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1992 – 1994
  • Director, Intraoperative Echocardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1992 – 1994

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Education in Anesthesia
  • International Association for Health Care Simulation 
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Simulation Committee, 2000 - 2001

Research

  • Medical Operations Support Team. NSBRI NASA, Grant SM00301, 2002 – 2009
  • Development of Clinical performance and Training  Standards for Houston Fire Department Paramedics, 2001 – 2009
  • Increasing Clinical Performance via Integration of Simulation Training, 2001
  • Development of Clinical Performance Goals for CA-1, CA-2, CA-3 Level Residents, 2001
  • Development of Emergency Medical Procedures for NASA Flight Surgeons and Astronauts, 2001
  • Utility of Intraoperative TEE a Retro and Prospective Analysis, 1994
  • Role of TEE in Elephant Trunk Repairs, 1994
  • Direct Comparison of Aortic Diameters by TEE, Aortogram, CT Scan and Direct Measurement, 1994
  • Accurate Determination of LVEF by TEE with a Non-Volumetric, 1993
  • Can the Pulmonary Vein Velocity Integral by TEE be Used to Assess Cardiac Output Intraoperatively?, 1991 – 1994
  • Assessment of Hemodynamic Parameters by Pulmonary Artery Flow Measurements, 1991 – 1993
  • Assessment of Hemodynamic Parameters  via Mitral Valve Flow Measurements, 1991 – 1993
  • Assessment of the Role of Intraoperative TEE in Altering Surgical Outcome, 1991 – 1993

Selected Publications

  1. Doerr HK:  Clinical core competency training for NASA flight surgeons.  Baylor College of Medicine Annual Academy of Distinguished Educator’s Showcase of Educational Scholarship, 2007. 
  2. Doerr HK:  Integrated clinical training for space flight using a high-fidelity patient simulator in a simulated microgravity environment.  Baylor College of Medicine Annual Academy of Distinguished Educator’s Showcase of Educational Scholarship, 2007. 
  3. Doerr H:  Programming the simulator to a space altered physiology. Human Patient Simulator Network Conference, Tampa Florida, 02/13/2005.
  4. Doerr H:  Demonstrating how to program the complex physiology of an astronaut. Human Patient Simulator Network Conference, Tampa Florida, 02/13/2005.
  5. Doerr HK, Quinones M, Dipboye RL, Dunbar BS: Increasing performance through simulator training and empirical evaluation. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 16, 2000.
  6. Doerr HK, Quinines MA, Dipboye RL, Dunbar BS:  Increasing performance through simulator training and empirical evaluation. 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia, Lake Buena Vista, FL, January 12-15, 2000.

Speaking Engagements

  • Mars is Closer Than You Think. Advances in Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthesia and Critical Care, Greenbriar, 11/08/2005
  • Considerations for a Modified Rapid Sequence Induction in Regards to Astronaut Safety During a Post Landing Contingency. Spaceflight Medical Support Training Course, Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, Florida, 10/19/2005
  • Rapid Sequence Induction Anesthesia Protocol. SOMSTC Course, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, 09/05/2005.
  • Simulation Seminar – Crisis Resource Management. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 09/19/2005.
  • Simulation Models in the Academic Arena. Academy of Distinguished Educators, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 08/19/2005
  • To Mars and Beyond: You are the future of NASA.. National Youth Leadership Forum, Houston, Texas, 07/13/2005
  • Simulation Efforts at NASA.  Millennium Conference on the Future of Simulation in Medical Education, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 06/10/2005
  • Can Anesthesia be Safely administered to Astronauts Post Flight. Grand Opening- Center for Medical Education and Innovation, Riverside, OH, 6/16/2005
  • Medical Simulations and Space Medicine: Engineering and Technology. Mars Mission Era Applied to Medical Training on Demand. Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Houston, Texas, 02/11/2005

Faculty Biography

Harold K. Doerr, M.D.
  • Hal K. Doerr, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Director, Anesthesiology Simulation
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB 5.020
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • e-mail: Harold.Doerr@uth.tmc.edu