Lena E Dohlman, M.D., M.P.H.


Physician Investigator (NonCl)
Monthly Non-EE Anesthesia Rese, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD UMASS Medical School 1977
anesthesiology; critical care; developing countries; disaster medicine; disasters; international agencies; obturator nerve; pharyngitis; philippines; traumatic amputation; voluntary workers; world health Dr. Dohlman is a staff anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine since 1999. She is an affiliate of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has had a long and enthusiastic commitment to global health since her 1981 experience in Celebes, Indonesia teaching regional anesthesia techniques and learning how to give ether anesthesia with an EMO inhaler. As a volunteer with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), she has taught anesthesia in Asia, Africa and Central America and has held several leadership positions within HVO. She has worked on global health issues through committees for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Education in Anesthesia, and the World Health Organization. She is founder of the SEA HVO Traveling Fellowship, a program to sponsor senior anesthesia residents to spend a month teaching anesthesia at HVO sites in developing countries. She is a co-founder of the Harvard Global Anesthesia Initiative to encourage Harvard-wide networking and promotion of responsible leadership in global health among anesthesia residents. Dr Dohlman is currently involved in setting up a new educational program in Hue, Vietnam through HVO.