Douglas A Colquhoun, MB ChB, MPH
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Program Director, Anesthesiology
Program Assistant, Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
1500 E. Medical Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
[email protected]

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Douglas A Colquhoun, MB ChB, MPH
Assistant Professor
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  • About

    Dr Douglas Colquhoun is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty of University of Michigan in 2019. Douglas is board certified in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Informatics.
    Clinically his work focuses on the care of patients undergoing major inpatient surgery. His research interests are in the application of informatics approaches to further perioperative research and clinically in the understanding postoperative pulmonary complications. He serves as an associate research director Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG), a international anesthesia research collaborative based at the University of Michigan. He has lead current and recent research work supported by the National Institutes of Health and industry partners.

    • Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group
    • MPH, Research in Practice
      University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2012
    • MB CHB
      University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 2010
    • MSc
      University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 2008
    • BS, BSc (Med Sci)
      University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 2007
    Center Memberships
    • Center Member
      Precision Health Initiative
    • Center Member
      Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
    Research Overview

    • Understanding of risk for and prevention of post operative pulmonary complications
    • Management of high acuity and critically ill surgical patients
    • Use of clinical informatics to improve medical decision making and delivery of perioperative care
    • Methods to improve secondary use of multisite EHR data for perioperative research

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Presentation
      Understanding Postoperative Pulmonary Complications, Grand Rounds
      Colquhoun D. 2024 Feb 16;
    • Journal Article
      Factors Associated With Decision to Use and Dosing of Sugammadex in Children: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Observational Study.
      Brown SES, Mentz G, Cassidy R, Wade M, Liu X, Zhong W, DiBello J, Nause-Osthoff R, Kheterpal S, Colquhoun DA, Multicenter Outcomes Group (MPOG) Perioperative Clinical Research Committee . Anesth Analg, 2024 Jan 19; DOI:10.1213/ANE.0000000000006831
      PMID: 38259183
    • Journal Article
      Automated Detection of Postoperative Reintubation Using Electronic Health Record Data.
      Saad M, Dubovoy TZ, Kheterpal S, Colquhoun DA. Anesthesiology, 2024 Jan 1; 140 (1): 173 - 175. DOI:10.1097/ALN.0000000000004796
      PMID: 38085156
    • Journal Article
      Sugammadex Use in Pediatric Patients with Stage IV-V Chronic Kidney Disease in a Quaternary Referral Hospital: A Case Series
      Samba S, Daklallah Y, Brown SES, Colquhoun DA, Modi Z, Nause-Osthoff R. 2024 Jan;
    • Journal Article
      Does Anesthesia Quality Improvement Participation Lead to Incremental Savings in a Surgical Quality Collaborative Population? A Retrospective Observational Study.
      Janda AM, Vaughn MT, Colquhoun DA, Mentz G, Buehler K, Nathan H, Regenbogen SE, Syrjamaki J, Kheterpal S, Shah N. Anesth Analg, 2023 Nov 1; 137 (5): 1093 - 1103. DOI:10.1213/ANE.0000000000006565
      PMID: 37678254
    • Presentation
      Clinician- and Institution-Level Variation in MPOG: The Road Ahead
      Colquhoun D. 2023 Oct 13;
    • Journal Article
      A retrospective observational cross-sectional study of intraoperative neuromuscular blocking agent choice and dosing in a US paediatric referral hospital before and after introduction of sugammadex☆.
      Brown SES, Spellman K, Cassidy R, Nause-Osthoff R, Bailey M, Mentz G, Wagner D, Haydar B, Chimbira W, Kheterpal S, Colquhoun D. Br J Anaesth, 2023 Oct; 131 (4): e117 - e120. DOI:10.1016/j.bja.2023.07.013
      PMID: 37574423
    • Presentation
      TIVA, MIVA & INVA: National anesthesia practice patterns & Lessons learned from THRIVE feasibility study
      Colquhoun D, Janda A, Pennington B. 2023 Sep 27;
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