Title: Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Office: Mary Gladwin Hall 302
Brian Radesic received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Kent State University in 1987, a Master of Science degree in Nursing from The University of Akron in 1995 and his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western University in 2011. He received the DNP Dean’s Legacy Award when graduating from Case Western University. He has worked at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Robinson Memorial Hospital, Elyria Regional Healthcare System, and MetroHealth System, a Level One Trauma Center in Cleveland, Ohio. At MetroHealth, he was able to acquire nurse anesthesia students and was the clinical coordinator for the Graduate Anesthesia Program from The University of Akron. One of his accomplishments involved developing one of the Cleveland area’s first electronic recorded keeping systems. He enjoyed educating many healthcare professionals at MetroHealth including medical students, nursing students, flight nurses, operating room and PACU nurses, anesthesia residents, oral surgery residents, respiratory therapists and paramedic students. He has been a practicing CRNA for 16 years. He currently is the Associate Director of the Graduate Anesthesia Program in the School of Nursing at The University of Akron for the last 6 years. The Graduate Anesthesia Program is the largest nurse anesthetist program in Ohio with over 30 clinical sites throughout the state. He currently practices anesthesia at Parma Community Hospital, where he continues to educate anesthesia students in the clinical setting. His most recent research is being published in 2012 in the AANA Journal “Examining the Ease of Intubation using the Parker Flex-Tip® or a Standard Mallinckrodt® ETT when Using the GlideScope® ”. He has presented at the AANA annual conference in Seattle on dexmedetomidine and taught at the difficult airway workshop in Cleveland. He also developed the first difficult airway workshop for graduate anesthesia students at The University of Akron. Publications include the use of the WuScope in cervical neck injuries and heating modalities in patients under general anesthesia. He also co-authored a chapter in Nurse Anesthesia, 2009 on Trauma Anesthesia with Charles Barton, MSN, M.Ed., CRNA. He has lectured in several states on a wide variety of anesthesia topics. In 2011, he received the AANA’s Annual Clinical Instructor of the Year Award in Boston. He is a member of the AANA and OSANA.