Anesthesiologists are immersed in technology. We rely on technology to help us perform procedures, provide anesthesia, monitor for safety, and predict which of our patients deserves unusual or special treatments. The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) provides career development to young physicians whose research will transform the specialty, including in technology. Oftentimes this transformation doesn’t occur for decades from the fundamental discovery to the application, and by the time we see the latest oximetry, capnography, ultrasound, simulator, smart notifications, etc., we have long forgotten, if we were even aware, of how FAER-funded investigators helped made this happen.

There is another group of pioneers involved nearer to the time of technology breakthroughs – the innovative entrepreneurs in the specialty – and FAER is now reaching out to help them achieve their goals. Ted Stanley, M.D., a pioneer in...

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