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Founder, Editor-in-chief, CTO – WikiAnesthesia
Clinical Assistant Professor – Stanford University
Clinical role Attending physician
Practice type Academic
Authorship score 582
Total edits 1,015
Articles edited 429
Articles created 214
Total characters added 324,548
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  • Stanford University (Administrator)

Chris Rishel is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. He is passionate about developing technology to maximize accessibility to clinical and scientific knowledge. Starting in 2018, he partnered with Barrett Larson to develop WikiAnesthesia, with the goal creating an open-access crowdsourced platform for information in anesthesia designed for rapid use at the point-of-care. He also conducts research to study perioperative outcomes using large national databases, with a focus on perioperative narcotic use.

Outside of medicine, Chris is passionate about creating music. While at The University of Chicago, he directed the a cappella group Voices in Your Head, where his arranging, composition, and studio production received numerous international awards. He now serves as a freelance arranger, coach, and producer, and serves as an adjudicator, instructor, and clinician for various vocal competitions and festivals.

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