Doug Coursin, MD

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Doug Coursin

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
Mpls, MN 55455

MD, Albany Medical College, 1972-1976

Residency in Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978-1980

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Albany Medical Center Hospital, 1976-1979

Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981



Anesthesiology, Preoperative Assessmnet, and Intensive Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Hilmar Buchardi Award in Excellence in Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists – ASCCA/SCCM, 2004
  • ASCCA/SOCCA Critical Care Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006

Professional Associations

  • Committee on Palliative Medicine
  • Manpower and Training Committee, ASCCA
  • Taskforce committee on guidelines for sedation and analgesia in the ICU
  • SMPH Promotions Committee (CHS)
  • SMPH Council of Faculty Development Liaisons
  • MOCA Minute Committee
  • ABA Review Committee for special accommodations
  • Critical Care Committee


Research Summary/Interests

1. Human genomics assessment in the critically ill

2. Vitamin D sufficiency in healthcare providers

2. Pulmonary oxygen toxicity

3. Transfusion therapy, oxygen carrying substitutes, use of rEPO in the ICU

4. Utilization of sedatives, analgesics and neuromuscular blockers in the


5. Glucose control in the perioperative period

6. Perioperative steroid utilization

7. Perioperative cognitive recovery


1. Lavie CJ, Coursin DB, Long MT. The Obesity Paradox in Infections and Implications for COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Proceed 2021;96:518-520.

2. Ward D,......Coursin, DB et al. Design of Clinical Trials Evaluating Sedation in Critically Ill Adults Undergoing Mechanical Ventilation: Recommendations from SCEPTER III. Crit Care Med 2021.

3. Yastrebov K, Coursin DB, Mahajan A, Long MT. The Rise of POCUS and Demise of the Stethoscope: Another Aftermath of COVID-19. J Ultrasonography. 2021. 


Clinical Interests

Perioperative care and risk assessment, Telemedicine ICU, ICU sedation, human genomics