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Byron R. Bankhead, M.D.

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  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-6393 University Hospital
Anesthesiology
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

My clinical interests center around providing improved peri-operative pain management to all patients. I completed an acute pain care fellowship after residency and continue to be actively involved in improving post-operative pain. One of the most exciting new topics in pain management centers around the idea of "preventative analgesia". This means using a variety of strategies and drugs to prevent the hyperactivity and increasing pain caused by trauma, surgery and narcotic pain medicines. In our practice we find that decreasing nerve conduction by using epidurals and nerve blocks, as well as decreasing pain sensitization with non-narcotic medications both before, during, and after surgery decrease peri-operative pain, amount of narcotics needed, and unwanted side effects. Ongoing research is starting to indicate that using preventative analgesia strategies may impact the development of long term pain syndromes in the future. My clinical goal is to improve the access to these strategies for all patients requiring surgery and experiencing pain.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6393 School of Medicine
Anesthesiology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

My academic interests are in education and improving clinical outcomes. In addition to educating residents and fellows in both general anesthesiology and acute pain managment, I am the co-chair of our department medical education meeting held yearly that attracts physicians from around the country to be updated in the latest anesthesia techniques and practices. One way to improve safety and care of patients is use electronic medical records. I have been in charge of making this transition for our acute pain service. Having this electronic data allows us to provide better continuity of care and continue with ongoing patient safety and efficacy of treatment research.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Acute Pain Management
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Anesthesiology
Resident
Internship LDS Hospital
Transitional Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical St. Louis University
M.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Exercise Physiology
B.S.

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