Nicholas Sadovnikoff
Nicholas Sadovnikoff, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Dr. Sadovnikoff received his MD from Brown University in 1984.  He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.  He joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in 1998 and since 2002 has served as Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units.  He is the founder and Program Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care fellowship there.

In 2008-9, he completed the Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School under Dr. Mildred Solomon.  He is Co-Chair of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Ethics Committee and an active member of the Ethics Consultation Service, as well as an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Ethics,.  He authored the chapter entitled “Common Ethical Issues in the Intensive Care Unit” for the textbook Essential Clinical Anesthesia, Vacanti et al, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Application of Kern's 6-Step Approach in the Development of a Novel Anesthesiology Curriculum for Perioperative Code Status and Goals of Care Discussions.
Authors: Authors: Robertson AC, Fowler LC, Niconchuk J, Kreger M, Rickerson E, Sadovnikoff N, Hepner DL, Bader AM, Mcevoy MD, Urman RD.
J Educ Perioper Med
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Improving Preoperative Completion of Advanced Care Planning Documents in Patients With Expected Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Stay.
Authors: Authors: Urman RD, Gross CS, Sadovnikoff N, Bader AM.
A A Pract
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When Societal Structural Issues Become Patient Problems: The Role of Clinical Ethics Consultation.
Authors: Authors: Milliken A, Jurchak M, Sadovnikoff N.
Hastings Cent Rep
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"Taking over somebody's life": Experiences of surrogate decision-makers in the surgical intensive care unit.
Authors: Authors: Lilley EJ, Morris MA, Sadovnikoff N, Luxford JM, Changoor NR, Bystricky A, Bader AM, Cooper Z.
Surgery
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565: NONCLINICAL FACTORS AND THE TIMING OF DECISIONS TO WITHDRAW LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT IN ADULT ICUS.
Authors: Authors: Seligman W, Hutton P, Flint M, Krishnamurthy K, Courtwright A, Joubert I, Sadovnikoff N, McKechnie S.
Crit Care Med
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Anesthesia for Patients with Concomitant Cardiac and Renal Dysfunction.
Authors: Authors: Safa R, Sadovnikoff N.
Anesthesiol Clin
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Surgeon's Responsibility for Patient Care-Reply.
Authors: Authors: Nurok M, Sadovnikoff N, Gewertz B.
JAMA Surg
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Contemporary Multidisciplinary Care--Who Is the Captain of the Ship, and Does It Matter?
Authors: Authors: Nurok M, Sadovnikoff N, Gewertz B.
JAMA Surg
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Is informed consent for extracorporeal life support even possible?
Authors: Authors: Peetz AB, Sadovnikoff N, O'Connor MF.
AMA J Ethics
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Brain dead patients are still whole organisms.
Authors: Authors: Sadovnikoff N, Wikler D.
Am J Bioeth
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