Edwin G. Avery IV, M.D., C.P.I.
Chief, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia
Dr. Avery earned his medical doctorate from New York Medical College with distinction as the recipient of the Giuffrida-Bizzarri award presented to the outstanding graduate entering the field of anesthesiology. Dr. Avery completed his medical internship at California Pacific Medical Center-University of California at San Francisco and both his anesthesiology residency training and cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-Harvard Medical School. Upon completion of his post-doctoral training in 2000 Dr. Avery worked for near a decade as a staff cardiothoracic anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he earned further distinction as the youngest individual to ever be appointed as the Chief of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia. As an individual recognized for his outstanding teaching skills he is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and during his tenure at the MGH Dr. Avery helped to make the cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship among the best in the country. Dr. Avery has also distinguished himself at the MGH as the most prolific clinical trials researcher in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care where he served as a key investigator on over a dozen clinical trials, many of which he co-authored. In 2010 Dr. Avery was recruited to join the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) where he continues to both author and execute clinical trials that relate to improving the clinical care of patients with advanced cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Avery spends the majority of his time providing clinical care to UHCMC’s cardiothoracic and vascular surgery patients. He has authored over 30 original manuscripts, book chapters, monographs and abstracts. Dr. Avery has delivered over 100 presentations at local, regional, national and international medical meetings. He has served as an ad hoc editor for the journals Anesthesia and Analgesia as well as Transfusion. Dr. Avery is an active member of several hospital committees that include the UHCMC Transfusion Committee and the UHCMC Heart Failure and Transplant Committee. Additionally, Dr. Avery continues his clinical research work and provides regular consultation services to biomedical industry that relate to developing new drugs, devices and biological assays. Specifically, he has developed expertise in trial design that includes the subtopics of patient selection, methodology and overall executability of clinical protocols in hospitalized patients.
Ed advises Fiore Healthcare Advisors on issues related to clinical trials design and execution (feasibility and endpoint selection), ensuring patient safety in clinical trials, analysis of specific safety issues and KOL interaction and engagement.