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Co-founder, CTO, Administrator – WikiAnesthesia
Clinical Instructor – Stanford University
Clinical role Attending physician
Practice type Academic
Contribution score 212
Articles created 38
Articles edited 77
Total edits 299
Total characters added 155,436
Practice groups
  • Stanford University (Administrator)
  • Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Chris Rishel is a Clinical Scholar 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, 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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