Faculty

The faculty members of the USC Program of Nurse Anesthesia are widely recognized as experts in the field. Our program administrative faculty are actively involved in the academic and clinical curriculum providing an outstanding opportunity for graduate students in a variety of mentored scholarly venues. The program boasts 75+ CRNA and MD faculty offering exemplary instruction within academic and clinical settings.

Holly Ann Muir, MD
Holly Ann Muir, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology
1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 3519 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Holly Muir, MD, earned her medical doctorate from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she also completed her residency training in anesthesia. Following her residency, she matriculated to University of Pennsylvania to pursue a fellowship in obstetric anesthesia and then returned to Halifax where she served on the faculty at Dalhousie. There, she served as the residency program director, the provincial QI director for anesthesia and the chief of the obstetrics service for the IWK Hospital. She was recruited to the Duke University School of Medicine in 1998 to serve as chief of the Division of Women’s Anesthesia. In 2003, she was invited to serve as the vice chair of clinical operations and medical director of perioperative services.

In January 2017, Muir was named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Front Public Health. 2017; 5:78. . View in PubMed

Teaching neuraxial anesthesia techniques for obstetric care in a Ghanaian referral hospital: achievements and obstacles Anesth Analg. 2015 Jun; 120(6):1317-22. . View in PubMed

A prospective evaluation of the incidence of adverse events in nurse-administered moderate sedation guided by sedation scores or Bispectral Index Anesth Analg. 2014 Jul; 119(1):43-8. . View in PubMed

A retrospective assessment of the incidence of respiratory depression after neuraxial morphine administration for postcesarean delivery analgesia Anesth Analg. 2013 Dec; 117(6):1368-70. . View in PubMed

Pharmacologic intervention for managing uterine atony and related maternal hemorrhage: what is the most effective drug dose? Can J Anaesth. 2013 Nov; 60(11):1047-53.. View in PubMed

Anesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 111(5):1221-9. . View in PubMed

Anesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 111(5):1221-9. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2008 Mar; 55(3):168-71. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2008 Mar; 55(3):168-71. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2007 Aug; 54(8):646-51. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2007 Aug; 54(8):646-51. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2007 Jun; 54(6):486-7. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2007 Jun; 54(6):486-7. . View in PubMed

Use of a modifier reduces inconsistency in the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification in parturients Anesth Analg. 2006 Apr; 102(4):1231-3. . View in PubMed

Tracheal intubation without muscle relaxants for caesarean section in patients with spinal muscular atrophy Int J Obstet Anesth. 2005 Oct; 14(4):366-7. . View in PubMed

Perioperative anesthetic management for Cesarean section of a parturient with gestational diabetes insipidus Can J Anaesth. 2005 Aug-Sep; 52(7):733-6. . View in PubMed

Single-dose, sustained-release epidural morphine in the management of postoperative pain after elective cesarean delivery: results of a multicenter randomized controlled study Anesth Analg. 2005 Apr; 100(4):1150-8. . View in PubMed

Anesth Analg. 2005 Jan; 100(1):239-43. . View in PubMed

Anesth Analg. 2005 Jan; 100(1):239-43. . View in PubMed

A multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing patient-controlled epidural with intravenous analgesia for pain relief in labor Anesth Analg. 2004 Nov; 99(5):1532-8; table of contents. . View in PubMed

Is the minimum local analgesic concentration method robust enough? Anesthesiology. 2004 Aug; 101(2):550; author reply 550-1.. View in PubMed

Anesthesia for cesarean section in a patient with spinal muscular atrophy J Clin Anesth. 2004 May; 16(3):217-9. . View in PubMed

A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial comparing bupivacaine with ropivacaine for labor analgesia Anesthesiology. 2003 Jun; 98(6):1431-5. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2003 Jun-Jul; 50(6):589-92. . View in PubMed

Can J Anaesth. 2003 Jun-Jul; 50(6):589-92. . View in PubMed

Effectiveness of nurses as providers of birth labor support in North American hospitals: a randomized controlled trial JAMA. 2002 Sep 18; 288(11):1373-81. . View in PubMed

New techniques and drugs for epidural labor analgesia Semin Perinatol. 2002 Apr; 26(2):99-108. . View in PubMed

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Academic and Support Faculty

  • Karen Embrey Edwards, CRNA, EdD
  • Judith Franco, CRNA, EdD
  • Charlotte Garcia, CRNA, EdD
  • Charles Griffis, CRNA, PhD
  • Jennifer Hogan, CRNA, MS
  • Erica McCall, CRNA, MS, MPH
  • Robert Olson, CRNA, DNAP
  • Tahira Smith-Aifesehi, CRNA, EdD
  • Regalado Valerio Jr. CRNA, DNP