Board Certification and Academic Information
||Anesthesiology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Psychiatry - Adjunct Assistant Professor
||American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
American Board of Anesthesiology
Academic Office Locations
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School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Scott Tadler is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is an active clinical anesthesiologist with expertise in neurosurgical anesthesiology and research expertise in neuroscience.
His current areas in research and scholarship relate to increasing understanding, improving diagnosis and providing for alternative, effective and safe therapies for poorly understood and ineffectively treated disorders- specifically major depression, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue disorder as well as the long-term effects of anesthetic medications as they relate to mood. Current supported projects include the clinical evaluatiion of the antidepressant effect of isoflurane and other anesthetics for medication refractory patients, as well as complementary preclinical studies to optimize and better understand the molecular mechanisms. Additional work relates to utilizing targeted studies of white blood cell gene expression as a biomarker for depression diagnosis and severity.
He is an active member of his Department's research committe as well as the University Institutional Review Board.
Dr. Tadler is also residency trained and has seven years clinical experience as an emergency physician. Past award winning work related to hypothermia for cerebral resuscitation after cardiac arrest.
Current projects include: 1) Effect of ECT vs. Isoflurane Anesthesia on Performance of Mice in the Forced Swim Test and Tail Suspension Test- Principle investigator (with Alan Light); 2) ECT vs. Isoflurane for the Treatment of Depression- Coinvestigator (with Kathleen Light), 3. MRNA expression in depressed patients and effect of standard therapy versus ECT or deep isoflurane anesthesia. FAER grant submitted, review received pending resubmission.