Richard J. Pollard, MD, is an anesthesiologist and neuro-anesthesiologist who currently serves as Director of Neuroanesthesia Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Pollard has an impressive professional journey that spans over 20 years and his areas of expertise cover all facets of anesthesiology and neuro-anesthesia. As a neuro-anesthesiologist, he provides anesthetic care for patients undergoing surgery for a variety of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system. As of 2017, Dr. Pollard will be an assistant professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, MA. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as Director of Anesthesia Research for MEDNAX National Medical Group (2016-2017) and Chief of Neurosurgical anesthesia at American Anesthesiology of the Southeast in Charlotte, North Carolina (1996-2017).
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Education and Training
MD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The American Board of Anesthesiology
AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
- Top Doctor, 2012-2016
- University of Florida
- UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Anesthesiologists, North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists
What do you attribute your success to?
- The desire to help others
Favorite professional publications
- New England Journal of Medicine, Anesthesiology Journal
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Get to know Anesthesiologist and Neurosurgical Anesthesiologist Dr. Richard J. Pollard, who serves the Boston, Massachusetts area at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Pollard completed his undergraduate degree from Davidson College where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1987. He then completed Medical School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. After completing his Medical Degree, Dr. Pollard completed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida, followed by a Neurosurgical anesthesia fellowship with the same institute. Dr. Pollard is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. To stay up to date in his field he remains a professional member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Pollard has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He currently practices with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where is part of the Department of Anesthesia and the Director of Neurosurgical Anesthesia Fellowship. He has Neurosurgical anesthesia and neurology specialists work closely with the neurosurgeons. This provides a strong continuum of acute care for patients and delivers the finest neurocritical services. It also promotes collaborations that enhance our clinical results while supporting our educational and research missions. The neurosurgical anesthesiologist helps achieve optimal operating conditions for the neurosurgeon while ensuring the patient maintains unconsciousness, good brain blood flow and oxygen levels, and receives appropriate pain management during and after the procedure. Dr. Pollard attributes his professional success to his desire to help others.
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