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Authors > David H. Chestnut, MD

David H. Chestnut, MD is Director, Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Professor of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is the senior editor of Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia, 6th Edition.


Dr. Chestnut received his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He performed residencies in Anesthesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center. Before joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Chestnut was formerly Director of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, and Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Dean at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served as Executive Director of Professional Affairs for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA).


He has a longstanding reputation for innovative clinical and laboratory research, as well as leadership in anesthesiology education and certification.

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