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NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research.

We support the work of some of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide.

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Marek Brzezinski, MD, PhD

Staff Physician, Anesthesia Service, SFVAHCS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, UCSF


Anesthesia for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

Dr Brzezinski's clinical practice includes critical care medicine and anesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgery. His research interests are cardiothoracic anesthesia, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), a cardiac imaging technology that displays most of the left ventricle, and the effects of TEE on anesthetic and surgical management.

To see Dr. Brzezinski on Pub Med, click here.