RICHARD HENKER, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
AANA Representative
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Dr. Henker is faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program. He has coordinated the development of nurse anesthesia programs through Health Volunteers Overseas in Belize, Cambodia, Lao, and Bhutan. Dr. Henker practices as a nurse anesthetist at UPMC-Presbyterian, Angkor Hospital for Children, Lao Friends Hospital for Children and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. Dr. Henker’s research focuses on genomics related to postoperative pain and malignant hyperthermia. Dr. Henker teaches at the Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research .