Paul Barash is currently Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale Medical School and has served as Chair of the Department, as well as Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs. He has been chosen by the residents (2004) as teacher of the Year. In addition to more than three hundred contributions to literature in the form of original scientific publications, reviews book chapters and abstracts, he is senior Editor of the Clinical Anesthesia series of textbooks and electronic media. The Lippincott-Raven Interactive Anesthesia CD, of which he is Senior Editor, has received the international Folio Award as the best teaching CD in Medicine, Science, and Technology. He is also senior editor of the first anesthesia software designed specifically for personal digital assistants (PDA), Clinical Anesthesia for the PDA. As a cardiac anesthesiologist, he has been repeatedly named in the Best Doctors in America publication. Paul served Chair of Multicenter Study for Perioperative Ischemia (McSPI) which is the largest group of investigators in the world studying perioperative cardiovascular complications; their publications have appeared in leading medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He has served as President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, the major professional group for his sub-specialty. In addition, he served as a Senior Examiner for the certification process of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Finally, he serves as consultant to NASA on Perioperative Medicine for Manned Space Flight (Anesthesia Pre and Post Flight Working Group).