Dr. Vlisides is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Michigan followed by a residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then returned to Michigan Medicine to complete a T32 fellowship in perioperative neuroscience, and he currently has an NIH K23 award for studying neurocognitive recovery after surgery. At Michigan Medicine, Dr. Vlisides serves as the Executive Director of Clinical Neuroscience research within the Department of Anesthesiology, and he leads a research team that seeks to optimize brain health for surgical patients. The main focus of his team is to better understand – and improve – postoperative neurocognitive recovery, and his team also studies perioperative stroke and related cerebrovascular events.