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Ben S. Chortkoff, M.D.

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

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Bio

Dr. Chortkoff was recruited to the University of Utah from the San Francisco Bay Area where he was a managing partner of a private practice anesthesia group.

He has clinical expertise in anesthesia for neuro-surgery, and anesthesia for cancer surgeries, and is currently the Director of Anesthesia Services at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Anesthesiology
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Anesthesiology
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

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

Academic Bio

Dr. Ben Chortkoff is the Director of Anesthesia Services at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital (HCH) of the University of Utah. He is board certified and a professor (clinical) in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University. In addition to his full time clinical duties, he has an administrative role on the executive committee overseeing the operating rooms at HCH, administrative duties in the financial assessment and planning of the anesthesiology department and the University Medical Group, and is active in bridging the relationships between clinicians and the University’s pharmacy department.

Dr. Chortkoff completed a research fellowship with Dr. Edmund I. Eger at the University of California, San Francisco where he published original research on mechanisms of anesthetic action, and on defining anesthetic effects on memory and awareness. He remained on the faculty at UCSF for four years advancing his research, teaching anesthesia residents, and providing clinical care for patients undergoing surgery.

In 1995 Dr. Chortkoff shifted his focus to dedicated clinical care joining a private practice physician group providing services at a large community hospital in Northern California. He served as a managing and negotiating partner for the group until 2008 when he was recruited to join the faculty at the University of Utah.

In addition to clinical and administrative roles, he teaches medical students, residents, and fellows both in the operating room and in more formal lecture settings. His teaching topics include the implications of anesthetics and analgesics on cancer metastasis and recurrence, the administration of anesthesia for robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and economic models of community and academic departments of anesthesiology. He has been actively involved in developing a fellowship program in oncologic anesthesia and hopes to help advance our understanding of the interaction between anesthetics, cancer cells, and the immune system.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Leadership Development for Health Care Executives: Exec. Edu
Certificate
Fellowship University of California, San Francisco
Anesthesia Research
Fellow
Residency Emory University
Anesthesiology
Resident
Internship Emory University
Rotating Internship
Intern
Professional Medical University of Southern California
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Stanford University
Biology
B.S.
Undergraduate Stanford University
Philosophy
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Poster

  1. Tyler Call, MD, Nathan Pace, MD, M.Stat, Derric Maxfield, MD, Ben Chortkoff, MD, Victoria Wilding, MD, Tahnie Blackburn, Sean Mulvihill, M(2012)A Retrospective Analysis Seeking Associations between Survival and Perioperative Anesthetic Management During Resection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma  ,

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