Dr. Eappen is a board-certified anesthesiologist and is the current Chairman of Anesthesiology and the Chief Medical Officer at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, as well as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship in anesthesia from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. From 2006-2009, he served as the Vice Chairman for Clinical affairs and the head of the Clinical Assessment Committee at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Eappen’s expertise is optimizing operational throughput and efficiencies in the OR, anesthesia staff modeling, anesthesia compensation analysis, and block time scheduling. He has numerous published articles and is a national speaker on turnover time as well as the utility of surgical checklist implementation in order to reduce surgical complications. As a consultant with Surgical Directions, he provides keen insight into the barriers in optimizing OR and anesthesia productivity. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Society of Anesthesia, Massachusetts Medical Society, Society of Education in Anesthesia, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and is the current President of the American Association of Clinical Directors (AACD).