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  • Company: D. Chander LLC
  • Phone: 415-793-7040
  • Cell: 415-501-0006
  • Fax: 415-728-9840
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

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Keywords/Search Terms:

difficult airway, intubation, brain injury / brain damage, hypoxia, hypotension, residual paralysis, narcotics, oversedation, aspiration, PACU, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, awareness under anesthesia, brain monitoring, ENT anesthesia, Intraoperative visual loss, drug errors


AB-Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University; MD, University of California San Diego; PhD, University of California San Diego/Salk Institute; Residency, University of California San Francisco

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Additional Information

Dr. Chander is a board certified anesthesiologist and neuroscientist (PhD). She served on the Stanford Anesthesiology faculty for 8 years. At Stanford, her areas of expertise and teaching included general surgery, neurosurgical, ENT/head & neck, orthopedic, and obstetric anesthesia. She has extensive experience with propofol sedation and total IV anesthesia, +/- brain monitoring, and difficult airway. She has trained residents in the OR, on labor & delivery, and through didactic teaching. Over the past several years, Dr. Chander continues to practice anesthesia at several Bay Area hospitals (including a level 1 trauma center). Dr. Chander has also co-founded 2 companies in the healthcare space, in neuro-ICU diagnostics, and creating a platform for integration for public health data. She served on a NASA task force for COVID19, and a global pandemic resilience task force, which she co-chaired and directed. In 2020, she was appointed a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. Dr. Chander’s research into the effect of anesthetics on the brain, changes in levels of consciousness, and big data approaches to understanding the EEG under anesthesia have resulted in numerous publications, and features in media and texts. She is meticulous with chart reviews and discovery, and often finds evidence that has been overlooked. She is equally comfortable serving as expert for plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Chander has an extensive consulting and speaking portfolio. She is considered an expert on a range of topics including anesthesia, medical technology, neuro-technology, and pandemic preparedness. Her speaking and teaching experience, spanning more than 2 decades and invitations to >20 countries, make her extremely effective at deposition and trial testimony– presenting complex concepts to lay audiences in a way they can appreciate. She is equally comfortable presenting in virtual formats. You can see a range of her talks by performing a Google or YouTube search (see TED NYC).