Vladimir Nekhendzy is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Otolaryngology at the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. Originally from St Petersburg, Dr Nekhendzy completed anesthesia residency training at St Petersburg Institute for Advanced Training for Physicians in 1985, and then at the University of California in 1996.
After completing a research fellowship at Stanford, Dr Nekhendzy joined Stanford Anesthesia Department in 1997. He has been Chief of the Head and Neck Anesthesia Division and Director of the Advanced Airway Management Program since their inception in 1998.
Dr Nekhendzy’s major clinical, teaching and research activities are centered on perioperative care of patients undergoing a wide variety of otolaryngologic, neurotologic, maxillofacial, orthognatic, and facial plastic surgical procedures, and on the use of advanced airway management devices and techniques. He has authored several chapters on ENT anesthesia in major textbooks, lectured extensively nationally and internationally, and directed numerous workshops on difficult airway management. Dr Nekhendzy’s major clinical interests outside of head and neck anesthesia include non-invasive brain stimulation and the emerging mobile health (mHealth) clinical platforms.