Nagele receives anesthesiology’s Presidential Scholar Award

Peter Nagele, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, has received the 2012 Presidential Scholar Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The award, presented Oct. 15 at the society’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., is given each year to an anesthesiologist who has dedicated the formative years of his/her career to research.

Nagele received a medical degree from Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria and later completed a residency in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Vienna. He interrupted his clinical training to spend two years in the Washington University laboratory of C. Michael Crowder, MD, PhD, the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor in Anesthesiology. Then in 2005, Nagele joined the Washington University faculty, splitting his time between research and clinical work.

He has studied chest-compression-only CPR and ways to measure cardiac troponin levels in non-cardiac surgery patients to help determine the risk that those patients may have cardiac events during or after surgery.