Avery Tung, M.D. FCCM

Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Quality Chief for Anesthesia

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 834-7937


A.B. - 1981-1985
Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts USA - Chemistry

M.D. - 1986-1990     
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois USA

Internship - 1990-1991
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, Califonia USA - Medicine

Residency - 1991-1994
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, Califonia USA -         Anesthesia

Fellowship - 1994-1995
Stanford University - Palo Alto, Califonia USA - Critical Care

Recent Publications

Glick DB, Wroblewski K, Apfelbaum S, Dauber B, Woo J, Tung A.  The relationship between competition and quality in procedural cardiac care.  Anesth Analg 2014 (in press)

Stiegler MP, Tung A.  Cognitive processes in anesthesiology decision making. Anesthesiology. 2014 Jan;120(1):204-17.

Tung A.  Sentinel events and how to learn from them. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Winter;52(1):53-68

Zafirova Z, Tung A.  “The difficult airway: definitions and algorithms”.  In: The Difficult Airway, Glick DB, Cooper RM (Eds):  Springer Science 2013, pp 1-10

Tung A.  ICU management of the critically ill cardiac patient.  Anesth Clin Cardiac Anesth 2013 [in press]

Davidson JE, Tung A, Kishman CP Jr, Barr J.  Reflecting on Use of the GRADE Process for Development of the 2013 PAD Guidelines.  Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;34(2):262-72

Barr J, Fraser GL, Puntillo K, Ely EW, Gélinas C, Dasta JF, Davidson JE, Devlin JW, Kress JP, Joffe AM, Coursin DB, Herr DL, Tung A, Robinson BR, Fontaine DK, Ramsay MA, Riker RR, Sessler CN, Pun B, Skrobik Y, Jaeschke R.  Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit.  Crit Care Med. 2013;41:278-280

Tung A.  Best practices for central line insertion.  Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2013;51:62-78

Dale W, Hemmerich J, Moliski L, Schwarze, Tung A.  The effect of specialty and recent experience on perioperative decision making for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.  J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Oct;60(10):1889-94

Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access.  A Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Central Venous Access.   Anesthesiology 2012; 116:539–73

Stein EJ, Glick DB, Minhaj MM, Drum M, Tung A.  The relationship between anesthetic depth and venous oxygen saturation during cardiopulmonary bypass.  Anesthesiology 2010;113:35-40

Tung A, Glick DB, Jakubczyk S, Dexter F.  The limited value of sequencing cases based on their probability of cancellation.  Anesth Analg. 2010;111:749-56

Ellis JE, Tung A, Lee H, Lee H, Kasza K.  Anesthesiologists' preferences for preoperative cardiac evaluation before vascular surgery: results of a mail survey.    J. Clin Anesth. 2010;22:402-9

Choukalas CG, Walter J, Glick D, O'Connor MF, Tung A, Dinwiddie SH, Nunnally ME. Mask ventilation, hypocapnia, and seizure duration in electroconvulsive therapy. J Clin Anesth. 2010;22:415-9.

Tung A.  Anaesthetic considerations with the metabolic syndrome.  Br J Anaesth 2010;105 Suppl:i24-33

Tung A, O’Connor MF.  What is the best way to sedate critically ill patients?  In: Evidence-based practice of critical care.  Saunders Elsevier 2010 pp 545-7

Tung A.  Sleep disturbances in the intensive care unit.  Do they matter?  In: Evidence-based practice of critical care.  Saunders Elsevier 2010 pp 561-3

Tung A: Evidence, Experience, and Medical decision making.  ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology 2009

Dorafshar AH, Dickie S, Cohn A, Aycock JK, O’Connor A, Tung A, Gottlieb LJ.  Antishear therapy for toxic epidermal necrolysis: an alternative treatment approach.  Plast Reconstr Surg 2008;122:154-60

Tung A, Herrera S, Fornal CA, Jacobs BL.  The effect of prolonged anesthesia with isoflurane, propofol, dexmedetomidine, or ketamine on neural cell proliferation in the adult rat.  Anesth Analg 2008;106:1772-7

Neema PK, Pathak S, Varma PK, Manikandan S, Rathod RC, Tempe DK, Tung A. Case 2-2007 systemic air embolization after termination of cardiopulmonary bypass.   J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007;21:288-97

Roth S, Tung A, Ksiazek S. Visual loss in a prone-positioned spine surgery patient with the head on a foam headrest and goggles covering the eyes: an old complication with a new mechanism.  Anesth Analg. 2007;104:1185-7

Ellis JE, Tung A, Lee H, Kasza K.  Predictors of Perioperative beta-Blockade Use in Vascular Surgery: A Mail Survey of United States Anesthesiologists. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007;21:330-6

Minhaj M, Patel K, Muzic D, Tung A, Jeevanandam V, Raman J, Chaney MA. The effect of routine intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography on surgical management.  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007;21:800-4

Tung A. A piece of my mind. The other side.  JAMA. 2007;298:722-3

Roth S, Tung A, Ksiazek S.  Visual loss in a prone-positioned spine surgery patient with the head on a foam headrest and goggles covering the eyes: an old complication with a new mechanism.  Anesth Analg. 2007;104:1185-7.

Tung A.  Upper Airway Anatomy.  In:  Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Clete Kushida, Ed.  INFRMA-HC, 2007

Tung A.  Risk Reduction and Risk Assessment.  In:  Handbook of Preoperative Assessment and Management.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2007

Tung A, Anderson J, Daves S, Waggoner D, Kahana M.  Hypernatremia After Cleft Lip Repair In A Patient With Holoprosencephaly (Letter to the Editor) Anesth Analg 2006;102:965-6.

Bryan YF, Templeton TW, Nick TG, Szafran M, Tung A.  Brain MR imaging increases core body temperature in sedated children.  Anesth Analg 2006;102:1674-9.

Tung A, Roth S, O’Connor MF, Liu W, Ellis JE.  Fulminant liver failure after radical prostatectomy in the hyperlordotic position.  Anesth Analg. 2006;103:986-8.

Tung A, Drum M, Morgan SE.  Effect of inspiratory time on tidal volume delivery in anesthesia and ICU ventilators operating in pressure control mode.  J Clin Anesth. 2005;17:8-15.

Tung A, Herrera S, Szafran MJ, Kasza K, Mendelson WB.  The effect of sleep deprivation on righting reflex in the rat is partially reversed by administration of adenosine A1 and A2 receptor antagonists.  Anesthesiology 2005;102:1158-64.

Tung A, Takase L, Fornal C, Jacobs B. Effects of sleep deprivation and recovery sleep upon cell proliferation in adult rat dentate gyrus.  Neuroscience 2005;134:721-3.

Tung A.  The Biology and Genetics of Sleep Apnea.  In:  Anesthesiology Clinics of North America 2005;3:445-61.

Tung A.  New Developments in Anesthesia Ventilators.  In:  Advances in Anesthesia 2005;23:173-94

Ferschl MB, Tung A, Sweitzer B, Huo D, Glick DB.  Preoperative clinic visits reduce operating room cancellations and delays.  Anesthesiology 2005;103:855-859.

Tung A.  New Anesthesia Techniques.  In:  Thoracic Surgery Clinics of N. America 2005;15:27-38.

Tung A, Mendelson WB. Anesthesia and sleep.  Sleep Med Rev. 2004;8:213-25.

Tung A, Bergmann BM, Herrera S, Cao D, Mendelson WB.  Recovery from sleep deprivation occurs during propofol anesthesia.  Anesthesiology. 2004;100:1419-26.

Mendelson WB, Bergmann BM, Tung A. Baseline and post-deprivation recovery sleep in SCN-lesioned rats.  Brain Res. 2003;980:185-90.

Morgan S, Kestner JJ, Hall JB, Tung A.  Modification of a critical care ventilator for use during magnetic resonance imaging.  Resp Care 2002;47:61-8

Tung A, Lynch JP, Roizen MF.  Use of the BIS monitor to detect onset of naturally occurring sleep.  J. Clin Monitoring and Computing 2002;17:37-42

Tung A, Morgan S.  Modeling the effect of progressive endotracheal tube occlusion on tidal volume in pressure control mode.  Anesth Analg 2002;95:192-7

Tung A, Szafran M, Bluhm B, Mendelson WB.  Sleep deprivation potentiates the onset and duration of loss of righting reflex induced by propofol and isoflurane.  Anesthesiology 2002;97:906-11

Tung A, Sweitzer B, Cutter T.  Cardiac Arrest After Labetalol and Metoclopramide Administration in a Patient with Scleroderma (Case report).  Anesth Analg 2002;95:1667-8

Tung A, Klafta J.  Predicting postoperative pneumonia after major noncardiac surgery (Letter to the Editor).  Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(7):620

Jorden VS, Tung A.  Dexmedetomidine: Clinical update. Seminars in Anesthesiology, Perioperative medicine and Pain.  2002;21:265-74.

Tung A, Tadimeti L, Caruana-Montaldo B, Atkins PM, Mion LC, Palmer RM, Slomka J, Mendelson W.  The relationship of sedation to deliberate self-extubation.  J. Clin Anesth 2001;13:24-9

Tung A, Lynch JP, Mendelson W.  Prolonged sedation in the rat does not result in sleep deprivation.  Anesth Analg 2001;92:1232-6

Tung A, Bluhm B, Mendelson WB.  The hypnotic effect of propofol in the medial preoptic area of the rat.  Life Sciences 2001;69:855-62

O’Connor MF, Daves SM, Tung A, Cook RI, Thisted R, Apfelbaum J.  BIS monitoring to prevent awareness during general anesthesia.  Anesthesiology 2001;94:520-2

Tung A, Bluhm B, Mendelson WB.  Sleep inducing effects of propofol microinjection into the medial preoptic area are blocked by flumazenil.  Brain Research 2001;908:155-60

Tung A, Rock P.  Perioperative concerns in sleep apnea.  Curr Op Anaesth 2001;14:671-8.

Tung A. Anesthesia for patients with stiff lungs. MDvista Journal of Medicine (TM) [serial online]. April 2001. Available at: http://www.mdvista.com.

Patent #08/749,032.  A New Spectrophotometric Assay for Cyanide.

US Patent #09/639,036.  Use of Solid Hydroxides as a Scavenging material for Cyanide Gas US Patent #09/6,497,658.  Alarm upon detection of impending sleep state  

Tung A: Perioperative management of the patient with ARDS.  ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology 2000;28: 229-38

Tung A. Perioperative ventilation of the vascular surgery patient.  Seminars in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia 2000;4:265-74

Tung A: Management of Burns, Companion text to Principles of Critical Care.  Hall J, Schmidt G, Wood LDH eds. New York: McGraw Hill 1999 p801-822.

Tung A, Lynch J, McDade W, Moss J:  A new rapid assay for measuring cyanide in blood.  Anesth Analg 85:1045-1051, 1997

Tung A:  Aminophylline.  Essence of Anesthesia Practice.  Roizen MF, Fleisher LA, eds.  Philadelphia:  WB Saunders, 1997, p. 472

Tung A:  Necrotizing Fasciitis.  Essence of Anesthesia Practice.  Roizen MF, Fleisher LA, eds.  Philadelphia:  WB Saunders, 1997, p. 232

Tung A:  Indications for mechanical ventilation.  Int Anesth Clin 35:1-17, 1997

Tung A, Jacobsohn E:  A case of nonoliguric renal failure after general anesthesia with sevoflurane and desflurane.  Anesth Analg 85:1407-9, 1997

Tung A, Rosenthal M:  Patients requiring sedation.  Crit Care Clin 11:791-802, 1995

Hynson JM, Tung A. Complete airway obstruction during arthroscopic shoulder surgery (Case Report).  Anesth Analg 76:875-878, 1993

Tung A, Roizen MF:  The real role of anesthesia in surgery.  Journal of the Museum of Science and Industry, 38:5:10-15, 1987