Richard D. Urman is a physician practicing in Boston, Massachusetts at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Urman was the 2005 recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the co-author of Pocket Anesthesia (ISBN 0781795842), Anesthesiology Student Survival Guide (ISBN 0387097082), The MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment (ISBN 978-1437709735) and Essential Clinical Anesthesia (ISBN 978-0521720205), Pocket Pain Medicine (ISBN 978-1608313365), Operating Room Leadership and Management (ISBN 978-1107017535), among others. He has lectured nationally and internationally. His clinical interests include novel anesthetic drugs, sedation practices, operating room efficiency, and patient safety. He is a Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Safety in Office Based Surgery, Inc. . He directs the Perioperative Medicine Fellowship and helped establish the Center for Perioperative Research at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.