John H. Eichhorn, MD

Clinical interests

  • Anesthesiology
  • Patient Safety
  • Risk Management

John H. Eichhorn, MD


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


Havard Medical School, Boston

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

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

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Anesthesiology


Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  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.
  2. Eichhorn JH.
    A burning issue: preventing patient fires in the operating room.
    Anesthesiology. 2013 Oct;119(4):749-51.
  3. Eichhorn JH.
    Review article: practical current issues in perioperative patient safety.
    Can J Anaesth. 2013 Feb;60(2):111-8.
  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.
  5. Eichhorn JH.
    Recognizing and preventing hypoxemic injury risk on the general care floor.
    J Healthc Risk Manag. 2003;23(1):17-22.

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