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A global collaboration to advance patient-centered, perioperative care through science, education and policy.

Our mission

Improve the health of the population by:

  • Inspiring a global community of innovators in perioperative care to create sustainable health care solutions
  • Advancing the science of perioperative medicine through world-class research
  • Fostering learning to develop perioperative leaders and educators
  • Leading transformative discussions to shape future perioperative care practices and health care policy

About Morpheus Consortium

Named after the ancient Greek god of dreams, the Morpheus Consortium embodies a shared aspiration to deliver innovative perioperative care to meet the evolving needs of patients undergoing major surgery. It’s also the branding of three universities, Duke, University College London and University of Southampton, with one shared goal – to be the leaders in perioperative medicine and enhanced recovery after surgery, ultimately improving the patients’ journey from the moment their surgery is contemplated to full recovery.

Innovation

Innovation

Research

Research

International Training

International Training

Patient Care

Patient Care

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Morpheus Perioperative Medicine Online Fellowship

The Morpheus Perioperative Medicine Online Fellowship offers 40 weeks of online content delivered by international, world-renowned faculty from members of the Morpheus Consortium. This training program includes online and on-site curricula delivered with weekly lectures and course moderators. Individualized curricula is tailored for the MD, CRNA/APN/PA, and Admin/Coordinator candidates.

Educational Objective

Exposure to the science and implementation of perioperative medicine through online and in-person learning opportunities, by self-discovery and interaction with experts.

Topics covered include:

  • Perioperative medicine is population health
  • Health economics, value and perioperative care
  • Re-engineering the pathway from contemplation of surgery to full recovery
  • Enhanced recovery for major abdominal surgery
  • Enhanced recovery for orthopedic surgery
  • Opioid minimization and opioid free anesthesia
  • Fluid and hemodynamic optimization during major surgery
  • How to set up a preoperative anemia clinic
  • Sakai Learning Content Management System
  • Mobile and tablet friendly
  • Weekly lectures with discussion forums hosted by a faculty moderator
  • Interactive chat (blog) sessions with faculty and participants
  • Multimedia high-definition quality video
  • Timely topics presented by recognized faculty
  • Variety of course electives available
  • Variable speed playback
  • Participants may visit Duke for a three or four-day preceptorship (travel, food, and lodging is at the customer expense)
  • Participants may attend EBPOM meeting(s) virtual or in-session in the UK and/or US (Chicago, Las Vegas) for instruction & discussions
  • Graduation certificate/ceremony at EBPOM – London or virtual (travel, food, and lodging is at the customer expense)
  • 36 faculty lectures or equivalent presentations prepared and presented by Morpheus or guest faculty
  • Content during on-site visit (Duke) to include lectures, case reports, Q & A, open forum, panel discussions
  • Participant may request a Morpheus faculty mentor for personal feedback and mentoring
  • Morpheus faculty actively engaged in weekly discussion forums
  • Dedicated program director

David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC
David B. MacLeod, MB BS, FRCA, Dip IMC
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Morpheus Perioperative Medicine Online Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
DUMC 3094
Duke University Medical Center
Email:  david.macleod@duke.edu

Susan Morris
Susan Morris
Program Coordinator, Morpheus Perioperative Medicine Online Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC 3094
2301 Erwin Rd, 5688C HAFS Building
Durham, NC 27710
Email:  susan.morris@duke.edu

To apply or if you have any other questions regarding the fellowship, please contact Susan Morris, Program Coordinator, at susan.morris@duke.edu.

In compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws, we do not discriminate against applicants because of an individual’s race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

Boards

Perioperative medicine is an evolving field of medicine that addresses the vulnerabilities of increasing age and complexity of patients and the increase in the number of surgical procedures being performed in United States. There is a critical need to standardize the evidence-based care of surgical patients at risk to ensure optimal outcomes.

The National Board of Perioperative Medicine comprises a group of medical professionals who are considered experts in their respective areas of Perioperative Medicine. The aim of the Board is to formulate a perioperative medicine syllabus for use in the training of physicians in perioperative medicine in the United States.

Please contact Melinda Macalino at melinda.macalino@duke.edu or 919-681-6646 with any questions.

Perioperative care is an evolving field that addresses the vulnerabilities of increasing age and complexity of patients and the increase in the number of surgical procedures being performed in United States. There is a critical need to standardize the evidence-based care of surgical patients at risk to ensure optimal outcomes.

The National Board of Perioperative Care comprises a group of nonphysician healthcare professionals who are considered experts in their respective areas of Perioperative Care. The aim of the Board is to formulate a perioperative care syllabus for use in the training of nonphysician healthcare professionals in perioperative care in the United States.

Please contact Melinda Macalino at melinda.macalino@duke.edu or 919-681-6646 with any questions.

Our team

Joining forces to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Padma Gulur, MD

PADMA GULUR, MD

Duke Anesthesiology

Daniel Martin, MBBS, FRCA, FFICM

DANIEL MARTIN, MBBS, FRCA, FFICM

University College London

Timothy E. Miller, MB, ChB, FRCA

TIMOTHY E. MILLER, MB, CHB, FRCA

Duke Anesthesiology

  • In the continuum of a life cycle of an entity, you begin by surviving, then you evolve to growth, and if you’re fortunate enough you enter that sphere of ‘lead.’ With this collaboration, we’re looking at ‘lead’ in the rearview mirror and shaping the future.

    Dr. Solomon Aronson
  • We are a very innovative department and we at Duke want to be leading the way as we move into this new era of health care.

    Dr. Timothy Miller
  • Our health systems have crossover, but are significantly different. There is a massive opportunity to learn from each other and take the best from both sides of the Atlantic.

    Professor Mike Grocott

Latest News

Publications

Latest

Abbott TEF, Fowler AJ, Pelosi P, Gama de Abreu M, Møller AM, Canet J, Creagh-Brown B, Mythen M, Gin T, Lalu MM, Futier E, Grocott MP, Schultz MJ, Pearse RM; StEP-COMPAC Group. A Systematic Review and Consensus Definitions for Standardised End-Points in Perioperative Medicine: Pulmonary Complications. Br J Anaesth. 2018 May;120(5):1066-1079. Epub 2018 Mar 27. Review.
Griffiths SV, Conway DH; POPC-CB Investigators, Sander M, Jammer I, Grocott MPW, Creagh-Brown BC. What are the Optimum Components in a Care Bundle Aimed at Reducing Post-Operative Pulmonary Complications in High-Risk Patients? Perioper Med (Lond). 2018 Apr 17;7:7. eCollection 2018.
Malbrain MLNG, Van Regenmortel N, Saugel B, De Tavernier B, Van Gaal PJ, Joannes-Boyau O, Teboul JL, Rice TW, Mythen M, Monnet X. Principles of Fluid Management and Stewardship in Septic Shock: It is Time to Consider the Four D’s and the Four Phases of Fluid Therapy. Ann Intensive Care. 2018 May 22;8(1):66. Review.
Calvo-Vecino JM, Ripollés-Melchor J, Mythen MG, Casans-Francés R, Balik A, Artacho JP, Martínez-Hurtado E, Serrano Romero A, Fernández Pérez C, Asuero de Lis S; FEDORA Trial Investigators Group. Effect of Goal-Directed Haemodynamic Therapy on Postoperative Complications in Lowemoderate Risk Surgical Patients: A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial (FEDORA trial). Br J Anaesth. 2018 Apr;120(4):734-744. Epub 2018 Feb 3.

POQI Publications

Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen MMG, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, Gan TJ, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Miller TE, Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S, Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH, et. al. American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Postoperative Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Elective Colorectal Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun;126(6):1896-1907.
Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S, Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH, Everett S, Grocott M, Gan TJ, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Miller TE, Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen MG, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, et. al. American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Nutrition Screening and Therapy Within a Surgical Enhanced Recovery Pathway. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun;126(6):1883-1895.
Abola RE, Bennett-Guerrero E, Kent ML, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Gan TJ, Miller TE, Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen MG, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S, et.al. American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Patient-Reported Outcomes in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun;126(6):1874-1882.
Miller TE, Shaw AD, Mythen MG, Gan TJ; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup. Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine Comes of Age: the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI): The 1st Consensus Conference of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI). Perioper Med (Lond). 2016 Oct 13;5:26. eCollection 2016.
McEvoy MD, Scott MJ, Gordon DB, Grant SA, Thacker JKM, Wu CL, Gan TJ, Mythen MG, Shaw AD, Miller TE; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) Joint Consensus Statement on Optimal Analgesia Within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Colorectal Surgery: Part 1-From the Preoperative Period to PACU. Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Apr 13;6:8. eCollection 2017.
Scott MJ, McEvoy MD, Gordon DB, Grant SA, Thacker JKM, Wu CL, Gan TJ, Mythen MG, Shaw AD, Miller TE; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) Joint Consensus Statement on Optimal Analgesia within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Colorectal Surgery: Part 2-From PACU to the Transition Home. Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Apr 13;6:7. eCollection 2017.
Moonesinghe SR, Grocott MPW, Bennett-Guerrero E, Bergamaschi R, Gottumukkala V, Hopkins TJ, McCluskey S, Gan TJ, Mythen MMG, Shaw AD, Miller TE; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) Joint Consensus Statement on Measurement to Maintain and Improve Quality of Enhanced Recovery Pathways for Elective Colorectal Surgery. Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Mar 17;6:6. eCollection 2017.
Thiele RH, Raghunathan K, Brudney CS, Lobo DN, Martin D, Senagore A, Cannesson M, Gan TJ, Mythen MM, Shaw AD, Miller TE; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) Joint Consensus Statement on Perioperative Fluid Management Within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Colorectal Surgery. Perioper Med (Lond). 2016 Sep 17;5:24. eCollection 2016.
Holubar SD, Hedrick T, Gupta R, Kellum J, Hamilton M, Gan TJ, Mythen MG, Shaw AD, Miller TE; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) Joint Consensus Statement on Prevention of Postoperative Infection Within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Elective Colorectal Surgery. Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Mar 3;6:4. eCollection 2017.

Podcasts

Listen to TopMedTalk podcasts featuring members of our team.

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