If you have Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, visit StayWithNYP.com to learn about how your in-network access to Weill Cornell Medicine physicians may be impacted.
Department of Anesthesiology

You are here

Dr. Hugh C. Hemmings Featured in Article on What Happens to the Brain During Anesthesia

For decades, scientists have been working on unlocking the many mysteries behind anesthesia. 

Dr. Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and senior associate dean for research, was recently featured in an in-depth article discussing the changes the body undergoes while under anesthesia. 

The article on Vice’s health vertical called Tonic, mentions Dr. Hemming’s study with Dr. Karl Herold, senior research associate in Anesthesiology and Dr. Olaf Andersen, professor of physiology and biophysics, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which found that anesthesia induces unconsciousness by changing the function of proteins that reside on the surface of a thin membrane that forms a barrier around all cells.

Read the full story.

Contact Us

Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 746-8563

Office of the Chair
Phone: (212) 746-2962
E-mail:  Marissa Matarazzo, mam7036@med.cornell.edu

Residency and Fellowship Education
Direct all inquiries to:
Phone: (212) 746-2941
E-mail: anes-programs@med.cornell.edu

Patient Billing Inquiries
Phone: (855) 880-0343