Ben Cloyd, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (2013)
Graduate School :
  • Other, University of Sydney (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–Santa Barbara (CA) (2007)
Internship:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program (2014)
Residency:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Anesthesiology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2018)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Head and Neck Anesthesia & Advanced Airway Management (2019)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Anesthesiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Resident Humanitarian of the Year, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) (2017)

Research Interests

Anesthetic techniques for head & neck surgery, difficult airway management outcomes, and continuing education in anesthesia.

Publications

  • Schechtman SA, Shah N, Cloyd BH, Tremper KK, Healy DW. The high flow topicalization technique for awake tracheal intubation. J Clin Anesth. 2022 Jun;78:110665. PubMed PMID: 35091374
  • Cloyd BH, Leis AM, Healy DW Schechtman SA, Tremper KK, Healy DW, Teig MK. A Retrospective Observational Study of Airway Management Features Resulting in Difficult Airway Letters at a Single Center.. J Clin Anesth. 2022 (in press)
  • Kamyszek, RW, Schechtman, SA, Peoples, EE, Jewell, E, Grenda, DR, Healy, DW, Shah, NJ, Cloyd, BH "Outcomes Following Standardization of Airway Management Protocols Outside of The Operating Room?" Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, October 2022
  • Lackey T, Cloyd BH, Fink D. Evolving trends in airway management for laryngeal stenosis. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 2022 (In press)
  • Healy DW, Cloyd BH, Straker T, Brenner MJ, Damrose EJ, Spector ME, Saxena A, Atkins JH, Ramamurthi RJ, Mehta A, Aziz MF, Cattano D, Levine AI, Schechtman SA, Cavallone LF, Abdelmalak BB. Expert Consensus Statement on the Perioperative Management of Adult Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Surgery and Free Tissue Reconstruction From the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2021 Jul 1;133(1):274-283. PubMed PMID: 34127591
  • Gaulton TG, Neuman MD. Trends in personal protective equipment use by clinicians performing airway procedures for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in the USA from the intubateCOVID registry. Br J Anaesth. 2021 May;126(5):e184-e186. PubMed PMID: 33612248
  • Healy DW, Cloyd BH, Straker T, Brenner MJ, Damrose EJ, Spector ME, Saxena A, Atkins JH, Ramamurthi RJ, Mehta A, Aziz MF, Cattano D, Levine AI, Schechtman SA, Cavallone LF, Abdelmalak BB. Expert Consensus Statement on the Perioperative Management of Adult Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Surgery and Free Tissue Reconstruction From the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2021 Jul 1;133(1):274-283. PubMed PMID: 34127591
  • Cloyd BH, Grenda DR: Book review: core topics in airway management, 3rd edition British Journal of Anaesthesia 126(6): 1237-1238, 2021.
  • Prince ADP, Cloyd BH, Hogikyan ND, Schechtman SA, Kupfer RA. Airway Management for Endoscopic Laryngotracheal Stenosis Surgery During COVID-19. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jul;163(1):78-80. PubMed PMID: 32393105
  • Schechtman SA, Buist M, Cloyd BH, Tremper KK, Healy DW. The OxyTain Algorithm: An Adaptation of Existing Emergency Front of Neck Access Approaches Within a North American Tertiary Referral Health Care System. A A Pract. 2019 Nov 15;13(10):405-406. PubMed PMID: 31633486
  • Cloyd BH, Nemergut EC. Toward Transparency in Board Certification. Anesth Analg. 2019 Nov;129(5):1197-1198. PubMed PMID: 31613808
  • Schechtman SA, Buist M, Cloyd BH, Tremper KK, Healy DW. The OxyTain Algorithm: An Approach to Airway Management in the Cannot Intubate and Cannot Oxygenate Scenario. A A Pract. 2019 May 15;12(10):378-381. PubMed PMID: 31091201
  • Nafiu OO, Thompson A, Chiravuri SD, Cloyd B, Reynolds PI. Factors Associated With Recovery Room Intravenous Opiate Requirement After Pediatric Outpatient Operations. Anesth Analg. 2019 Jun;128(6):1225-1233. PubMed PMID: 31094792
  • Morrow AM, Burton KLO, Watanabe MM, Cloyd BH, Khut GP. Developing BrightHearts: A Pediatric Biofeedback-Mediated Relaxation App to Manage Procedural Pain and Anxiety. Pain Pract. 2018 Jul;18(6):698-708. PubMed PMID: 29080245
  • Cloyd BH. In response to "Interventions designed using quality improvement methods reduce the incidence of serious airway events and airway cardiac arrests during pediatric anesthesia". Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Jan;28(1):73. PubMed PMID: 29226525
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), Educational Board Member
  • International Anesthesia Research Society, Member

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
My main clinical interests include anesthesia for head & neck surgery, difficult and emergent airway management, and communication & teamwork in the perioperative period.

Care Philosophy
I strive to care for every patient like I would a member of my own family, and I work together with the patient and their surgical team to develop the best and safest anesthetic for the given procedure.

Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and our two dogs, skiing, and exploring this beautiful state.

Volunteer Activities
Since medical school I have been deeply involved in global health, working with multiple organizations to collaborate with developing health systems to improve healthcare education and access to safe anesthetic around the world.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (2013)
Graduate Schools:
  • Other, University of Sydney (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–Santa Barbara (CA) (2007)
Internships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program (2014)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Anesthesiology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2018)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Head and Neck Anesthesia & Advanced Airway Management (2019)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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