Chuck Reese, CRNA, Ph.D.
Chuck Reese, CRNA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical College of Virginia Physicians/Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
, Richmond, VA.
Chuck holds a BS degree in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma, a BS in Nurse Anesthesia from the George Washington University, a MBA in Health Services Management from National University, a Ph.D. in Health Services Administration from California Pacific University and a second Ph.D. in Adult Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
research interests center on clinical applications of regional anesthesia.
has had a career-long interest in teaching regional anesthesia which has resulted in the presentation of more than two-hundred professional papers at Continuing Education seminars, conventions, and workshops nationally and internationally.
He has published numerous professional papers and, as a member of the AANA's original Ad Hoc Committee on Regional Anesthesia, helped develop and currently serves on the core faculty of a series of post-graduate clinical workshops which offer didactic review and "hands-on" practical application of Spinal, Epidural, and Upper Extremity techniques.
He is the author/editor of a series of monographs for the AANA Research Foundation.
Two monographs (Blocks of the Upper Extremity and Spinal/Epidural Techniques) have been published to date.
The Spinal/Epidural manual is in its third edition.
completed a 30-year career in the US Navy Nurse Corps
with the rank of Captain.
While on active duty, he
was one of the original five Navy Nurses selected to participate in the Navy Healthcare Professional program which designated non-physicians to hold executive positions in the Navy Medical Department throughout the world and at sea.
He subsequently served as Director of Contingency Operations and Assistant Chief of Staff of the Naval Regional Medical Command, Great Lakes, Illinois and Director of Anesthesia Programs at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.
He has served on several national-level committees of the AANA.
As a member of the inaugural Continuing Education Committee, he
facilitated development the mandatory Continuing Education program - the first such program in the nursing profession.
While on the Education Committee he
revised and standardized clinical experience requirements and refined a tracking system for student eligibility to take the National Qualifying Examination.
As a member of the AANA JOURNAL Editorial Review Board he
conceived of and initiated the first "Journal Continuing Education Course".
authored the inaugural offering for this program.
During his affiliation with the US Navy's Nurse Anesthesia Program he established the clinical program at the Naval Hospital, San Diego and served as its first Coordinator.
He subsequently served as the Program's Clinical Coordinator at the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA.
was the first CRNA
to be stationed aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS NIMITZ.
initial tour he
was decorated for his
role in caring for more than 100 casualties of the Navy's worst peacetime aircraft flight-deck disaster.
During a clinical practice spanning more than two decades, he served as staff and as Chief Anesthetist at numerous treatment facilities and foreign deployments.
hobbies include restoration of antique automobiles.