Laureen L. Hill, MD, MBA

Professor of Anesthesiology and Chair

Emory University School of Medicine


Department of Anesthesiology

Emory University School of Medicine

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Phone: 404-778-0695


Dr. Laureen L. Hill is Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Chief of Anesthesia Services for Emory Healthcare, Chair of the IT Governance Committee and co-Chair of the Perioperative Governance Committee for Emory Healthcare. Her clinical expertise and research interests include critical care medicine, preoperative medicine, adult congenital heart disease and perioperative delivery systems- organization, operations and economics.

Medical School: University of California, Davis, CA

Internship: General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Residency: Anesthesiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA; Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA; Pediatric Anesthesiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical care medicine
  • Intraoperative anesthesiology
  • Preoperative medicine
  • Perioperative care for adults with congenital heart disease

PubMed Research Publications:

Hill LL, Bertaccini E, Geller E: ICU Sedation: A review of its pharmacology and assessment.  Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 13(4): pp 174-183, 1998 

Hill LL, Pearl RG: Combined inhaled nitric oxide and inhaled prostacyclin during experimental chronic pulmonary hypertension.  J Applied Physiol, 86(4):1160-4, 1999

Nagamine J, Hill LL, Pearl RG: Combined therapy with zaprinast and inhaled nitric oxide abolishes hypoxic pulmonary hypertension.  Crit Care Med 28(7), 2000

Cartwright CR, Hill LL: Anesthesia for Insertion of Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. In: Pacemakers and AICDS, Ed: Lake C, Semi Cardiotho Vasc Anesth September 2000

Hill LL, Kattapuram M, Hogue CW Jr: Management of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: Part I.  Pathophysiology and risk factors.  J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth, 16(2):483-494, 2002

Hill, LL, deWet, C, Hogue, CW Jr: Management of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery-Part II: Prevention and Treatment, J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth,16(5):626-37, October 2002

Hill L, Chen DL, Kozlowski J, Schuster DP: Neutrophils and neutrophil products do not mediate pulmonary hemodynamic effects of endotoxin on oleic acid induced lung injury. Anesthesia & Analgesia 98(2):452-457, February 2004

De Wet CJ, Affleck DG, Jacobsohn E, Avidan MA, Tymkew H, Hill LL, Zanaboni PB, Moazami N, Smith JR:  Inhaled prostacyclin is safe, effective, and affordable in patients with pulmonary hypertension, right heart dysfunction and refractory hypoxemia after cardiothoracic surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127(4):1058-1067, April 2004

Jacobsohn E, De Wet C, Tymkew H, Hill L, Avidan M, Levy N, Bruemmer-Smith S: Use of the Patient State Index (PSI) to assist in the diagnosis of perioperative neurological injury and brain death.  J Clin Monit Comput 19(3):219-22, June 2005

Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, Syed Z. Ali, MD, Heidi Tymkew, MHS, Eric Jacobsohn, MBChB, Charl J. De Wet, MBChB, Laureen L. Hill, MD, and Michael Pasque, MD: Mild hypercapnia after uncomplicated heart surgery is not associated with hemodynamic compromise. J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth 21(3): 371-374, June 2007

Spencer J. Melby, MD, Marc R. Moon, MD, Brian R. Lindman, MD, Marci S. Bailey, RN, MSN, Laureen L. Hill, MD, Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD:  Acquired Cardiovascular Disease:  Impact of pulmonary hypertension on outcomes after aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis.  J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth 2011;141:1424-1430

Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, Jennifer R Smith, PharmD, Lee P Skrupky, PharmD, Laureen Hill, MD, Eric Jacobsohn, MBChB, Beth Burnside, Heidi Tymkew, MHS, Charles Eby, MD, Ralph Damiano, MD, George J Despotis, MD: The Occurrence of Antibodies to Heparin-Platelet Factor 4 in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Patients Receiving Desirudin or Heparin for Postoperative Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis.  Thrombosis Research 2011

Laureen L. Hill, M.D., M.B.A., Alex S. Evers, M.D.: Hospital Support for Anesthesiology Departments: Aligning Incentives and Improving Productivity. Academic Medicine 2012

Book chapters:

Mora-Mangano C, Hill LL, Cartwright C: Cardiopulmonary bypass.  In: J. Kaplan, Cardiac Anesthesia (5th edition).  W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1999

Hill LL, Pearl RG: The ICU Experience.  In:  Anesthesiology Resident’s Guide to Learning in the Intensive Care Unit.  American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, pp 1-3, 1999

Hill LL, Pearl RG: Pain/sedation management in the ICU.  In A. Rosenburg, R.    Bernstein, C. Grande (eds.): Perioperative Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient.  W.B. Saunders, 2000

Hill LL, Lemmers CR, Boltz, MG: Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease. In: Reitz B, Yuh D, Congenital Cardiac Surgery. McGraw-Hill Co., New York, 2002

Zanaboni P, Hill LL:  Vasodilators. (Chapter 39) In: Evers AS and Maze M (Eds.): Anesthetic Pharmacology: Physiologic Principles and Clinical Practice, Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia,  p. 691-702, 2004

Hill, LL: Valvular Heart Disease. In: Pocket ICU Management, 2nd Edition, 2008

Hill, LL: Hemodynamic Monitoring. In: Pocket ICU Management, 2nd Edition, 2008

Hill, LL: Pre-operative Medication Management (Chapter) In: Evers AS, Maze M and Kharasch E (Eds): Anesthetic Pharmacology: Physiologic Principles and Clinical Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011

Conzen, K, Hill, LA. “Critical Care” chapter in The Washington Manual of Surgery, sixth edition, ME Klingensmith, senior editor. A Aziz, A Bharat, A Chen, M Porembka, associate editors. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2011

Lockhart EM, Hill LL, Evers AS: “Building High Reliability in the Healthcare System” chapter in the Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, DeFer T, senior editor. E Fondahn, M Lane, A Vannucci associate editors; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, in press

Books edited and written:

Intensive Care. Editors: Avidan MS, Hill LL: Churchill Livingstone Illustrated Colour Text     Series, 2007

Invited publications:

Hill LL: Review of “Essence of Anesthesia Practice”, 2nd Edition. M. F. Roizen and L. A.     Fleisher, editors. Anesthesia & Analgesia; 95:259-61, 2002


Other publications:

Hill L, Lemmens HJM, Brock-Utne JG:  The injection of epidural lidocaine rapidly produces systemic blood levels.  Anesthesia & Analgesia 80:SS185, 1995

Papadopoulos MC, Haak LL, Hill L, Van den Pol AN, Giffard RG:  Acidosis alone and acidic oxygen-substrate deprivation injury of primary astrocyte cultures involve the sodium/bicarbonate cotransporter.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 22:3, 1996

Nagamine J, Hill L, Mirza I, Pearl RG:  Combined therapy with inhaled nitric oxide and zaprinast reverses hypoxic pulmonary hypertension.  Anesthesiology 87:A1110, 1997

Hill L, Pearl RG:  Hypoxia prolongs the effect of inhaled nitric oxide.  Anesthesiology 89:A1371, 1998

Hill LL, Pearl RG, Jing M, Muldoon SM:  Halothane attenuates the effects of inhaled nitric oxide.  Critical Care Medicine 27:A159, 1999

Hammer GB, Ngo K, Macario A, Boltz MG, Hill L: Spinal vs. epidural anesthesia and analgesia in children undergoing open heart surgery. Anesthesiology 91:A1286, 1999

Hill L, Chen DL, Kozlowski J, Schuster DP: Role of neutrophils in a canine model of endotoxin-oleic acid lung injury. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 16 (8) p A706, 4/2002

Tymkew H, Smith JR, Aubuchon K, Rosemeier F, De Wet C,  Hill, L, Avidan M, Jacobsohn E: Family Satisfaction in an Intensivist-led, Multi-disciplinary Cardiothoracic ICU. Critical Care Medicine 32(12) Supplement:A29, December 2004

Case Reports:

Beck CE,  Rizk NW, Kiger LT, Spencer D, Hill, LL, Adler JR: Intracranial hypotension presenting with severe encephalopathy. J Neurosurg 89:470–473, 1998

Moazami N, Hill LL: Case Report: "Right ventricular dysfunction in patients with acute inferior MI: role of RV mechanical support" J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 51:1-2, 2003

Hill LL, De Wet CJ, Jacobsohn E, Leighton BL, Tymkew H: Peripartum substitution of inhaled for intravenous prostacyclin in a patient with primary pulmonary hypertension.
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Invited Review/Editorial:

Flow triggering, pressure triggering, and autotriggering during mechanical ventilation.  Critical Care Medicine, 2000