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Slaughter Named Section Head of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas F. Slaughter, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, has been named head of the Section of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology. The section oversees the anesthesia care of more than 600 patients undergoing heart and lung surgeries each year.

“Dr. Slaughter is a nationally recognized expert in blood transfusion and clotting abnormalities,” said Raymond C. Roy, Ph.D., M.D., chairman of anesthesia, in making the announcement. “We are extremely pleased to have a physician of his caliber to lead the section.”

Slaughter has authored or coauthored 13 book chapters and 46 articles in medical journals. Before joining Wake Forest in 2004, he was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Duke University. At VCU, he directed cardiothoracic anesthesia as well as the fellowship training program.

Slaughter has also been active in anesthesiology research and has received multiple grants including funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

At Wake Forest, he will direct patient care, education, and research efforts relating to cardiac and thoracic anesthesia.

Slaughter earned his medical degree in 1987 from Duke University and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Emory University. His residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology were completed at Duke University.

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