Frank E. Block, Jr., MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology

Education

1972 BA Music Yale University
1976 MD The University of Virginia

Residency

1977 Mixed Medicine-Anesthesiology Residency University of Virginia Hospital
1979 Anesthesiology Residency University of Virginia Hospital
1980 Residency in Anesthesiology (Fellowship Year) Duke University Medical Center

Academic Appointments

1980 – 1983 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center
1987 – 1993 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University
1993 – 1998 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1998 – 2009 Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2009 – 2010 Professor of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University
2011 – 2013 Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University
2013 – Present Research Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt University
2013 – Present Research Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University

More About Frank Block, Jr.

Frank Block, Jr., MD works part-time as a Co-Facilitator for a group of eight second-year medical students in a case-based small-group learning format.  He is also involved in writing quiz questions for the second-year students. Block continues as User Co-Chairman of the AAMI Medical Device Alarms Committee and an Expert Member of the ISO/IEC Joint Working Group on Alarms. Block continues to write papers on medical devices, human factors, and alarms for the medical literature.

  • Expertise & Interests

    • Medical devices
    • Human factors in medicine
    • Medical alarms