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Understanding Inhalation Anesthesia Kinetics with the Help of the Gas Man® Simulator


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    Dr. Philip
    Dr. James H. Philip

Dr. James Philip will conduct a concise review of the pharmacokinetics of inhaled anesthetic agents focusing on uptake and distribution. He will demonstrate how Gas Man® software can provide a simulated look at inhalant kinetics, allowing the learner to explore clinical concepts for using inhaled agents safely, effectively and with less waste.

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Dr. Philip

Dr. James H. Philip

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Philip is Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Anesthesiologist and Director of Anesthesia Bioengineering at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and an MD from State University of New York Syracuse. Dr. Philip's career focuses on engineering the medical environment, especially anesthesia, to make it safer, more effective, and less costly. He does this by teaching clinicians how to apply engineering principles and by creating tools to facilitate care and foster education.

Dr. Philip wrote Gas Man®, a computer simulation, workbook/textbook, and learning environment that teaches the kinetics and economics of inhaled anesthetics. The Gas Man® simulator teaches the core competency of inhalation anesthesia kinetics and allows teachers to remediate residents who do not demonstrate competency by performing exercises satisfactorily. He created a nonprofit charitable organization, Med Man Simulations Inc., to distribute and further develop Gas Man software and promote its educational use worldwide [ and].


  • Respiratory
  • Airway gases
  • Respiration rate