Gail Van Norman, MD

Editor-in-Chief, Anesthesiology DosedDaily

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine,
UW Medicine, WA, USA

Gail Van Norman, MD

Gail A. Van Norman MD is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with more than 35 years spent in the clinical practice of anesthesiology. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. At the University of Washington, she has held the positions of Medical Director of the Preanesthesia Clinic, Physician Compliance Expert, and Acting Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. She also served as Clinical Director and Director of Transesophageal Echocardiography Education for the Department of Anesthesiology at St Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. With fellowship training in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, and board certification and practice in internal medicine, her current clinical focus is perioperative medicine in the University of Washington Medical Center PreAnesthesia Clinic.

Dr. Van Norman is a clinical ethicist who served as a member of the Committee on Ethics for the American Society of Anesthesiologists for 19 years, and chaired the Committee. She was also a resident scholar of the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the author of over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks concerning clinical and ethical aspects of anesthesia practice. She is Editor-in-Chief of the textbook Clinical Ethics in Anesthesiology: a Case-Based Textbook. Dr. Van Norman is a nationally and internationally invited speaker on the topic of medical ethics, ethics in anesthesiology practice, and perioperative anesthesiology, and provides expert consultation regarding ethical aspects of medical practice.

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Ethical Principles Do Not Support Mandatory Preanesthesia Pregnancy Screening Tests: A Narrative Review
Anesth Analg. 2024 May 1;138(5):980-991. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006669. Epub 2023 Oct 6.
Off-Label Use vs Off-Label Marketing: Part 2: Off-Label Marketing-Consequences for Patients, Clinicians, and Researchers
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2023 Mar 27;8(3):359-370. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2022.12.012. eCollection 2023 Mar.
Off-Label Use vs Off-Label Marketing of Drugs: Part 1: Off-Label Use-Patient Harms and Prescriber Responsibilities
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2023 Feb 27;8(2):224-233. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2022.12.011. eCollection 2023 Feb.
Data Safety and Monitoring Boards Should Be Required for Both Early- and Late-Phase Clinical Trials
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2021 Nov 22;6(11):887-896. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2021.09.005. eCollection 2021 Nov.
Decentralized Clinical Trials: The Future of Medical Product Development?∗
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2021 Apr 27;6(4):384-387. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2021.01.011. eCollection 2021 Apr.
Update to Drugs, Devices, and the FDA: How Recent Legislative Changes Have Impacted Approval of New Therapies
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2020 Aug;5(8):831-839. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2020.06.010. Epub 2020 Aug 24.
"Warp Speed" Operations in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Moving Too Quickly?
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2020 Jun 17;5(7):730-734. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2020.06.001. eCollection 2020 Jul.
The anesthesiologist and global climate change: an ethical obligation to act
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2020 Aug;33(4):577-583. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000887.
Limitations of Animal Studies for Predicting Toxicity in Clinical Trials: Part 2: Potential Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Preclinical Trials
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2020 Apr;5(4):387-397. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2020.03.010. Epub 2020 Apr 27.
Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation at End of Life: Defining Death
Anesthesiol Clin. 2020 Mar;38(1):231-246. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2019.10.009.
Limitations of Animal Studies for Predicting Toxicity in Clinical Trials: Is it Time to Rethink Our Current Approach?
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Nov 25;4(7):845-854. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2019.10.008. eCollection 2019 Nov.
Phase II Trials in Drug Development and Adaptive Trial Design
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Jun 24;4(3):428-437. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2019.02.005. eCollection 2019 Jun.
Expanded Patient Access to Investigational New Devices: Review of Emergency and Nonemergency Expanded Use, Custom, and 3D-Printed Devices
JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2018 Aug 28;3(4):533-544. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2018.06.006. eCollection 2018 Aug.
Self-reported functional status predicts post-operative outcomes in non-cardiac surgery patients with pulmonary hypertension
PLoS One. 2018 Aug 16;13(8):e0201914. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201914. eCollection 2018.
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