Dr. Anthony G. Hudetz is professor of anesthesiology and biomedical engineering and the director of the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He studied physics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and medical physiology at Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest. He obtained Dr. Biologiae Medicinalis degree in 1979 and PhD in medical science in 1985. He has held faculty positions in the Department of Physiology, Semmelweis University of Medicine (1986-1987), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University(1987-1989), Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin (1989-1991), Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin (1991-2015), and Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan (2015-present).
Dr. Hudetz has conducted research in medical physiology and neuroscience for four decades. For the last 20 years, his main research interest has been in investigating the neuronal correlates of consciousness and the mechanism of general anesthesia. He introduced several new paradigms to the investigation of these questions using experimental electrophysiology and functional neuroimaging. He proposed the cortical disintegration theory of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness based on frontoparietal functional disconnection as supported by preclinical data. He was among the first to study anesthetic modulation of brain connectivity using fMRI.
Dr. Hudetz organized two international conferences: the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue, in Milwaukee, WI,1997,and the 8th International Symposium on Memory and Awareness inAnesthesia, in Milwaukee, 2011.His work has been funded by the NSF and the NIH for 20 years. He has held numerous faculty positions, published more than 150 articles, and edited three books. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Brain Connectivity.