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Alex Macario
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Alex Macario is Professor of Anesthesiology and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

He completed his undergraduate, medical school and business school education at the University of Rochester. He trained in anesthesiology at Stanford University and was chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in heath services research.

Dr. Macario is interested in the economics of health care, in particular the tradeoffs between costs and outcomes for patients having surgery and anesthesia. He has completed internationally recognized studies on the management of the operating room suite, as well as pioneering work on the cost-effectiveness of drugs and devices. He is director of a Fellowship in the Management of Perioperative Services, a postgraduate fellowship program which trains physicians in leadership, entrepreneurship, and management science.

Dr. Macario is also Program Director of the Stanford Anesthesia Residency which has more than 75 housestaff. Dr. Macario has also authored "A Sabbatical in Madrid: A Diary of Spain," an award winning travel memoir.

Publications (7)

Recent article categories: Anesthesiology, Medical Education, Miscellaneous