John H. Eichhorn, MD

Clinical interests

  • Anesthesiology
  • Patient Safety
  • Risk Management

John H. Eichhorn, MD

Biography

My name is John H. Eichhorn; I received my medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston. I started residency in surgery and switched to anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, which I interrupted for a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

I am board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. I have been included on the list "Best Doctors in America" since it was created in 1992. I am a Provost's Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Kentucky. I am a nationally and internationally recognized leader in patient safety and standards of practice and in 2010 received the prestigious Eisenberg Award for Individual Achievement in Patient Safety and Quality from the Joint Commission-National Quality Forum.

Faculty rank

Professor of Anesthesiology

Education

Degree
Havard Medical School, Boston

Residency
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Fellowship
National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic

Kentucky Clinic
First Floor, Wing D, Room J111
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

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Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

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  1. Eichhorn JH, Eisenkraft JB. Expired oxygen as the unappreciated issue in preventing airway fires: getting to "never". Anesth Analg. 2013 Nov;117(5):1042-4.
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  2. Eichhorn JH. A burning issue: preventing patient fires in the operating room. Anesthesiology. 2013 Oct;119(4):749-51.
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  3. Eichhorn JH. Review article: practical current issues in perioperative patient safety. Can J Anaesth. 2013 Feb;60(2):111-8.
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  4. Eichhorn JH. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation at 25: a pioneering success in safety, 25th anniversary provokes reflection, anticipation. Anesth Analg. 2012 Apr; 114(4):791-800. PMID: 22253277.
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  5. Eichhorn JH. An interview with John H. Eichhorn. Interview by Joseph Conigliaro. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 May; 37(5):201-5, 193. PMID: 21618895.
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  6. Roy RC, Brull SJ, Eichhorn JH. Surgical site infections and the anesthesia professionals' microbiome: we've all been slimed! Now what are we going to do about it? Anesth Analg. 2011 Jan; 112(1):4-7. PMID: 21173203.
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  7. Merry AF, Cooper JB, Soyannwo O, Wilson IH, Eichhorn JH. An iterative process of global quality improvement: the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia 2010. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Nov; 57(11):1021-6. PMID: 20857255.
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  8. Merry AF, Cooper JB, Soyannwo O, Wilson IH, Eichhorn JH. International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia 2010. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Nov; 57(11):1027-34. PMID: 20857254.
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  9. Eichhorn JH, Hessel EA. Electrical power failure in the operating room: a neglected topic in anesthesia safety. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jun 1; 110(6):1519-21. PMID: 20501810.
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  10. Merry AF, Eichhorn JH, Wilson IH. Extending the WHO 'Safe Surgery Saves Lives' project through Global Oximetry. Anaesthesia. 2009 Oct; 64(10):1045-8. PMID: 19735392.
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  11. Orezzoli JP, Russell AH, Oliva E, Del Carmen MG, Eichhorn J, Fuller AF. Prognostic implication of endometriosis in clear cell carcinoma of the ovary. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Sep; 110(3):336-44. PMID: 18639330.
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  12. Eichhorn JH, Buckner L, Buckner SB, Beech DP, Harris KA, McClure DJ, Crothers BA, Wilbur DC. Internet-based gynecologic telecytology with remote automated image selection: results of a first-phase developmental trial. Am J Clin Pathol. 2008 May; 129(5):686-96. PMID: 18426727.
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  13. Kommoss F, Kommoss S, Eichhorn J, Schmidt D. [Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary. Morphological and clinical features]. Pathologe. 2007 May; 28(3):209-14. PMID: 17447068.
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  14. Eichhorn JH, Brauns TA, Gelfand JA, Crothers BA, Wilbur DC. A novel automated screening and interpretation process for cervical cytology using the internet transmission of low-resolution images: a feasibility study. Cancer. 2005 Aug 25; 105(4):199-206. PMID: 15937917.
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  15. Lau SK, McKee GT, Weir MM, Tambouret RH, Eichhorn JH, Pitman MB. The negative predicative value of breast fine-needle aspiration biopsy: the Massachusetts General Hospital experience. Breast J. 2004 Nov-Dec; 10(6):487-91. PMID: 15569203.
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  16. Eichhorn JH, Young RH. Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary: a morphologic study of 100 cases with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Am J Surg Pathol. 2004 Apr; 28(4):453-63. PMID: 15087664.
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  17. Eichhorn JH. Medullary carcinoma, provocative now as then. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2004 Feb; 21(1):65-73. PMID: 15074561.
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  18. Eichhorn JH. Recognizing and preventing hypoxemic injury risk on the general care floor. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2003; 23(1):17-22. PMID: 15828212.
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  19. Eichhorn JH, Young RH, Clement PB, Scully RE. Mesodermal (müllerian) adenosarcoma of the ovary: a clinicopathologic analysis of 40 cases and a review of the literature. Am J Surg Pathol. 2002 Oct; 26(10):1243-58. PMID: 12360039.
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  20. Eichhorn JH, Young RH. Neuroendocrine tumors of the genital tract. Am J Clin Pathol. 2001 Jun; 115 Suppl:S94-112. PMID: 11993694.
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  21. Tambouret RH, Yantiss RK, Kirby R, Eichhorn JH. Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland. Report of a case with fine needle aspiration findings and histologic correlation. Acta Cytol. 1999 Sep-Oct; 43(5):842-6. PMID: 10518140.
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  22. Eichhorn JH, Bell DA, Young RH, Scully RE. Ovarian serous borderline tumors with micropapillary and cribriform patterns: a study of 40 cases and comparison with 44 cases without these patterns. Am J Surg Pathol. 1999 Apr; 23(4):397-409. PMID: 10199469.
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  23. Tsang BK, He Z, Wongchanapai W, Ho IK, Eichhorn JH. Visceral analgesic tolerance to intrathecal butorphanol in rats. Can J Anaesth. 1998 Oct; 45(10):1019-23. PMID: 9836040.
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  24. Eichhorn JH. Pulse oximetry monitoring and late postoperative hypoxemia on the general care floor. J Clin Monit Comput. 1998 Jan; 14(1):49-55. PMID: 9641856.
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  25. Tsang BK, He Z, Ma T, Ho IK, Eichhorn JH. Decreased paralysis and better motor coordination with microspinal versus PE10 intrathecal catheters in pain study rats. Anesth Analg. 1997 Mar; 84(3):591-4. PMID: 9052307.
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  26. Eichhorn JH, Trosty RS. Hypoxemia on the general care floor: an emerging risk. J Healthc Risk Manag. 1997; 17(1):13-9. PMID: 10167183.
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  27. Eichhorn JH, Lawrence WD, Young RH, Scully RE. Ovarian neuroendocrine carcinomas of non-small-cell type associated with surface epithelial adenocarcinomas. A study of five cases and review of the literature. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 1996 Oct; 15(4):303-14. PMID: 8886877.
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  28. Eichhorn JH, Scully RE. Endometrioid ciliated-cell tumors of the ovary: a report of five cases. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 1996 Jul; 15(3):248-56. PMID: 8811387.
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  29. Eichhorn JH, Young RH, Clement PB. Sertoliform endometrial adenocarcinoma: a study of four cases. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 1996 Apr; 15(2):119-26. PMID: 8786200.
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  30. Sainz de la Cuesta R, Eichhorn JH, Rice LW, Fuller AF, Nikrui N, Goff BA. Histologic transformation of benign endometriosis to early epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 1996 Feb; 60(2):238-44. PMID: 8631545.
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  31. Eichhorn JH, Scully RE. "Adenoid cystic" and basaloid carcinomas of the ovary: evidence for a surface epithelial lineage. A report of 12 cases. Mod Pathol. 1995 Sep; 8(7):731-40. PMID: 8539230.
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  32. Holzman RS, Cullen DJ, Eichhorn JH, Philip JH. Guidelines for sedation by nonanesthesiologists during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The Risk Management Committee of the Department of Anaesthesia of Harvard Medical School. J Clin Anesth. 1994 Jul-Aug; 6(4):265-76. PMID: 7946362.
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  33. Sainz de la Cuesta R, Goff BA, Fuller AF, Nikrui N, Eichhorn JH, Rice LW. Prognostic importance of intraoperative rupture of malignant ovarian epithelial neoplasms. Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Jul; 84(1):1-7. PMID: 8008300.
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  34. Cooper JB, Cullen DJ, Eichhorn JH, Philip JH, Holzman RS. Administrative guidelines for response to an adverse anesthesia event. The Risk Management Committee of the Harvard Medical School's Department of Anaesthesia. J Clin Anesth. 1993 Jan-Feb; 5(1):79-84. PMID: 8442975.
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  35. Eichhorn JH, Young RH, Scully RE. Nonpulmonary small cell carcinomas of extragenital origin metastatic to the ovary. Cancer. 1993 Jan 1; 71(1):177-86. PMID: 8380114.
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  36. Eichhorn JH. The standards formulation process. Eur J Anaesthesiol Suppl. 1993; 7:9-11. PMID: 9112049.
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  37. Eichhorn JH. Effect of monitoring standards on anesthesia outcome. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 1993; 31(3):181-96. PMID: 8375908.
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  38. Eichhorn JH, Bell DA, Young RH, Swymer CM, Flotte TJ, Preffer RI, Scully RE. DNA content and proliferative activity in ovarian small cell carcinomas of the hypercalcemic type. Implications for diagnosis, prognosis, and histogenesis. Am J Clin Pathol. 1992 Dec; 98(6):579-86. PMID: 1334364.
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  39. Eichhorn JH, Young RH, Scully RE. Primary ovarian small cell carcinoma of pulmonary type. A clinicopathologic, immunohistologic, and flow cytometric analysis of 11 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 1992 Oct; 16(10):926-38. PMID: 1384368.
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  40. Young RH, Eichhorn JH, Dickersin GR, Scully RE. Ovarian involvement by the intra-abdominal desmoplastic small round cell tumor with divergent differentiation: a report of three cases. Hum Pathol. 1992 Apr; 23(4):454-64. PMID: 1563748.
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  41. Eichhorn JH, Scully RE. Ovarian myxoma: clinicopathologic and immunocytologic analysis of five cases and a review of the literature. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 1991; 10(2):156-69. PMID: 2032767.
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  42. Eichhorn JH, Dickersin GR, Bhan AK, Goodman ML. Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma. A reassessment with electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and long-term follow-up. Am J Surg Pathol. 1990 Sep; 14(9):856-66. PMID: 2389815.
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  43. Cullen DJ, Eichhorn JH, Cooper JB, Maier WR, Philip JH, Holzman RS, Gessner JS. Postanesthesia care unit standards for anesthesiologists. Board of Directors of the American Society of Post Anesthesia Nurses. J Post Anesth Nurs. 1989 Jun; 4(3):141-6. PMID: 2732957.
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  44. Eichhorn JH, Rosenberg AE. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia involving the synovium. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1988 Jun; 112(6):647-50. PMID: 2837163.
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  45. Eichhorn JH, Cooper JB, Cullen DJ, Gessner JS, Holzman RS, Maier WR, Philip JH. Anesthesia practice standards at Harvard: a review. J Clin Anesth. 1988; 1(1):55-65. PMID: 3078525.
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  46. Eichhorn JH, Cooper JB, Cullen DJ, Maier WR, Philip JH, Seeman RG. Standards for patient monitoring during anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. JAMA. 1986 Aug 22-29; 256(8):1017-20. PMID: 3735628.
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