Stacie G. Deiner, MD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, has been appointed the William LeRoy Garth Professor in Medical Science at Geisel. She joined the Dartmouth community earlier this year from Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she most recently served as a Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine; Professor of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, as well as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology.
“Dr. Deiner brings an impressive track record in anesthesiology research, teaching, mentorship, and institutional leadership,” said Duane Compton, PhD, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. “We’re pleased to be able to honor her with the Garth Professorship to support her vital work, which will benefit students, colleagues, and patients here at Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock and beyond.”
Dr. Deiner’s research focuses on cognitive and functional recovery in geriatric surgical patients. She is excited to work with her new colleagues at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to implement the American College of Surgeons Geriatric Verification Program to enhance care for older surgical patients in our community. Her research is a collaboration of surgeons, geriatricians, patients, and also non-clinician community healthcare workers to identify, treat, and support high risk older surgical patients.
The Garth Professorship was established in 1986 by Andrew Thomson, Jr., MD, D’46. It is named in memory of the father of the late Harle Montgomery, whose husband Kenneth was Thomson’s Dartmouth classmate. Dr. Garth was a pioneer in the growth of anesthesiology as a physician specialty in the early 20th century. The Garth endowment has played an important role in stimulating research in anesthesiology at Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
“I’m honored by this appointment,” said Deiner. “I plan to live up to Dr. Garth’s legacy in my work with patients, fellow researchers, and students. I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to join and build the Anesthesia Department’s research team.”
Deiner earned a BS in Biochemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996, and earned her MD at SUNY Stony Brook in 2000. After completing an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology there, and went on to complete a residency in Anesthesiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at Mount Sinai in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and earned a master’s degree in patient-oriented research from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2013. She was promoted to Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2013, Full Professor in 2018, and was appointed as Interim Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology (2016-17) and subsequently Vice Chair for Research (2017-2020). She has been at Dartmouth since May 2020.
Deiner has participated in and led several national committees including the American Geriatric Society Delirium Guidelines Panel andthe American Society of Anesthesiology Brain Health Committee. She is also an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member-elect of their Board of Directors, with her first four year term beginning this fall. She also serves as the associate editor of both the British Journal of Anaesthesia and Anesthesia & Analgesia.