The Present

Dr. Warren S. SandbergDr. Warren Ston Sandberg, former associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, became chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at VUMC on April 1, 2010.

Dr. Sandberg received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago in 1991, and his M.D. from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1994. He served his internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and was a resident and fellow in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sandberg joined the Harvard faculty in 1998 where he served until his selection as chair at Vanderbilt.
Sandberg has a deep clinical and research interest in the development and use of informatics in anesthesiology, and Vanderbilt’s strong programs in informatics, quality and health outcomes research were important in his decision to accept the chairmanship.

Sandberg’s wife, Elisabeth Sandberg, Ph.D., is also a Vanderbilt faculty member, accepting a position as senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science.