Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine

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Peter H. Breen, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor

Peter H. Breen, MD, FRCPC investigates gas kinetics and metabolism during non-steady state in anesthesia, including non-steady-state carbon dioxide kinetics and the more general gas kinetics in anesthesia during non-steady state. His studies explored and tested hypotheses of gas exchange, metabolism, and the state of “tissue wellness” during non-steady-state conditions in anesthesia and critical care medicine. Experiments included bench simulations, computer modeling, and clinical studies. These studies stimulated collaborations and consultations with Information and Computer Science, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and the Department of Mathematics. Other areas of Dr. Breen’s research programs include the study of the pathophysiology and treatment of combined carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning and studies of respiratory mechanics.