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Thomas Obst, PhD, CRNA

Nurse Anesthesia Program Coordinator; Clinical Professor

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
326 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079



  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
  • MS, Anesthesia, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Graduate Coursework, Medical College of Georgia, Adult Learning
  • C.R.N.A., U.S. Army Anesthesiology for ANC Officers, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX
  • BSN, School of Nursing, Niagara University


Epidemiology and Advanced Simulation in Anesthesia.


Principles of Anesthesia, Clinical Anesthesia, and Anesthesia Simulation.


Obst, TE, Nauenberg, E & Buck, GM. “Maternal health insurance coverage as a determinant of obstetrical anesthesia care. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 12 (2): 177-191, May 2001.

Obst, TE, Buck, GM, Nauenberg, E & Schmidt RN. “Controlling for the Effects of Hospital  Attributes: The Efficacy of Factor Analysis” (Abstract). Annals of Epidemiology, 10  (7):475, October 2000.

Obst, TE. Determinants of Obstetrical Anesthesia Care Among Women Delivering Live Born Singleton Infants in Upstate New York, 1992. Dissertation, August 14, 1999.

Fallacaro MD, Obst TE, Gunn IP & Chu M. “The national distribution of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists across metropolitan and nonmetropolitan settings. AANA Journal. 64 (3):237-242, June 1996.

Fallacaro MD, Obst TE & Chu M. “The national distribution of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists across the rural-urban continuum”. (Abstract) AANA Journal, 63(5):400, October 1995.


  • University at Buffalo Exceptional Scholar Program, Young Investigator Award May 2002
  • Appointment to Graduate Faculty, University at Buffalo March 2002
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation, Researcher of the Year Award August 2001
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists/Education and Research Foundation Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship 1989, 1990
  • U.S. Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) Staff Anesthetist/Clinical Instructor/Acting Head Nurse, D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center 1982
  • U.S. Army Commendation Medal Staff, Nurse Anesthetist, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Ft. Knox, Kentucky 1980
  • Army School of Anesthesiology for ANC Officers, U.S. Armed Forces, Health Professionals Scholarship Program 1976 – 1978
  • Army Student Nurse Program, Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship,
  • Niagara University , New York 1973 – 1974
  • Levy Award (scholastic excellence), Niagara University 1975
  • Student Address, Niagara University School of Nursing 1975
  • Niagara University Junior Medal (scholastic excellence) 1973
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