Dinesh Kurian, M.D., M.B.A

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care

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

(773) 702-6700


B.S. - 2003-2007
Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA USA - Biology

M.D. - 2007-2012
Boston University School of Medicine - Boston, MA USA

M.B.A. - 2010-2012
Boston University School of Management - Boston, MA USA - Health Sector Management

Internship - 2012-2013
Duke University, Department of Anesthesiology - Durham, NC USA - Rotating Internship

Residency - 2012-2016
Duke University, Department of Anesthesiology - Durham, NC USA - Anesthesiology

Fellowship - 2016-2017
Duke University, Department of Anesthesiology - Durham, NC USA - Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Fellowship - 2017-2018
Duke University, Department of Anesthesiology - Durham, NC USA - Critical Care

Clinical Interests

Mechanical Circulatory Support
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Critical Care

Academic Interests

Health Economics


Echocardiographic Guidance for Surgical Excision of the Intracardiac Component of a Pheochromocytoma. Kurian DJ, Li AX, Rao S, Konstantinidis A, Roman SA, Kertai MD. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec

Airway Management in a Patient with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. Gamble JF, Kurian DJ, Udani AG, Greene NH. Case Rep Pediatr. 2016; 2016:7070125. Epub 2016 Sep

Direct to consumer advertising of robotic heart bypass surgery: effectiveness, patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Kiani S, Kurian D, Henkin S, Desai P, Brunel F, Poston R. Int J Pharm Healthc Mark. 2016; 10(4):358-375.

How do we develop and implement a preoperative anemia clinic designed to improve perioperative outcomes and reduce cost? Guinn NR, Guercio JR, Hopkins TJ, Grimsley A, Kurian DJ, Jimenez MI, Bolognesi MP, Schroeder R, Aronson S; Duke Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET). Transfusion. 2016 Feb;56(2):297-303. doi: 10.1111/trf.13426. Epub 2015 Nov

Evidence-based guidelines are equivalent to a liberal computed tomography scan protocol for initial patient evaluation but are associated with decreased computed tomography scan use, cost, and radiation exposure. Mahoney E, Agarwal S, Li B, Dechert T, Abbensetts J, Glantz A, Sherburne A, Kurian D, Burke P. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep

Risk of renal dysfunction after less invasive multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting. Kiani S, Brown AK, Kurian DJ, Henkin S, Flynn MM, Thirumvalavan N, Desai PH, Poston RS. Innovations (Phila). 2012 May-Jun

Endoscopic venous harvesting by inexperienced operators compromises venous graft remodeling. Kiani S, Desai PH, Thirumvalavan N, Kurian DJ, Flynn MM, Zhao X, Poston RS. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jan

Change management and an innovative approach to heart bypass surgery. Kurian D, Gorcos J, Meinke S, Thirumavalavan N, Mizrahi I, Kiani S, Desai P, Poston RS. Physician Exec. 2011 Nov-Dec

Impact of the learning curve for endoscopic vein harvest on conduit quality and early graft patency. Desai P, Kiani S, Thiruvanthan N, Henkin S, Kurian D, Ziu P, Brown A, Patel N, Poston R. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May

A randomized clinical trial investigating the relationship between aprotinin and hypercoagulability in off-pump coronary surgery. Desai PH, Kurian D, Thirumavalavan N, Desai SP, Ziu P, Grant M, White C, Landis RC, Poston RS. Anesth Analg. 2009 Nov