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About Dr. Reves

Dr. Jerry RevesJoseph Gerald (Jerry) Reves, M.D., held the title of Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, College of Medicine. Dr. Reves came to MUSC from Duke University where he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology for some 10 years.

During his career at Duke, which began in 1984, he also served as director of cardiothoracic anesthesia and director of the Duke Heart Center. Earlier in his career he was a member of the training staff at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and professor of anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He is a native of Charleston and a 1969 MUSC graduate. Dr. Reves is internationally recognized in the field of cardiothoracic anesthesiology. While at Duke University, he built one the nation's pre-eminent departments of anesthesiology. Dr. Reves is a respected clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator.

Dr. Reves' primary research interests have included attempts to better understand the nature of the risks of cardiac surgery in elderly patients, with a focus on improving the outcomes of such surgery. Among Reves' notable clinical accomplishments, he provided anesthesia to the first heart transplant recipient at the Duke University Medical Center. 

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Royal College of Anesthetists, Reves serves on the Board of Trustees of the International Anesthesia Research Society. Last year he served as president of the Association of University Anesthetists.

Author or editor of 13 books in the field of anesthesiology, Reves has held editorial positions for 12 professional publications in his field. He has numerous scientific publications, including more than 146 peer-reviewed articles, 74 book chapters, 65 editorials and letters, and 13 film and audiovisual presentations.

Reves has served on numerous university, state and national advisory committees, including the Food and Drug Administration Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee, the American Heart Association's Executive Committee of the Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and the executive committee of the International Anesthesia Research Society. 

Dr. Reves, received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and postgraduate training at the University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Reves writes a monthly column in the Seabrooker Newspaper. His column focuses on Healthy Aging.

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