Dr. Amal Bessissow
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Experimental Medicine
Perioperative medicine is a growing field as older and sicker people are undergoing surgery, making physicians exposed to challenging situations that require further research. My research area consists in performing clinical studies looking at improving perioperative risk estimation and at reducing postoperative outcomes.
- My first project consists of a prospective cohort study that will determine whether the addition of an objective measure of functional status using the six-minute walk test to a validated risk prediction tool improves cardiovascular risk estimation.
- My second project will determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial assessing the impact of multi-modal prehabilitation program on preoperative BNP and postoperative cardiovascular outcomes.
- My third project aims to determine predictive value of questionnaires tool to predict postoperative delirium after noncardiac surgery.