Alexander Hannenberg, MD*

Alexander Hannenberg, MD*

Core Faculty, Safe Surgery/Safe Systems

Alexander Hannenberg, M.D. is a faculty member in the Safe Surgery Program at Ariadne Labs. His work has focused on the implementation of Crisis Checklists for critical event management in the operating room and beyond. He leads Ariadne’s work in developing an accessible simulation-based teamwork training model. He is also a founding Board Member of Lifebox USA, working on Lifebox safe surgery programs around the world, with a particular focus in Latin America.

He is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and was Associate Chair of Anesthesiology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and also served as its inaugural Chief Quality Officer. He served on the national Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety and was chair of its Board in 2013. He led the creation of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) and its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. He has been recognized for his work with the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, and with honorary membership in the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Alex received his A.B. from Vassar College and his M.D. from Tufts University, followed by residency training in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.