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Jill E. Zafar, MD

Anesthesiology

Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

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Biography - Jill E. Zafar, MD

Jill Zafar, MD, is an anesthesiologist who cares for patients undergoing all types of surgical procedures, specializing in ambulatory surgery and perioperative medicine (which covers the patient’s needs from admission through recovery). She is medical director of preadmission testing at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and its affiliated centers.

Dr. Zafar became an anesthesiologist partly because she was fascinated by pharmacokinetics, the term for the movement of drugs within the body. She was intrigued by the way the right medications can give the anesthesiologist the ability to make someone fall asleep and then wake up quickly, or change a person’s heart rate or blood pressure.

“I am also humbled by the fact that patients put their life and trust into my hands at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives,” says Dr. Zafar. It helps that anesthesiology is safer than ever before, she says. Efforts such as several “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” programs at YNHH that aim to maintain organ function and reduce stress for patients are making a difference, she says, as is multimodal pain management, including nerve blocks, that allow people to get back on their feet quickly.

An assistant professor of anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Zafar wants people anticipating surgery to know that they can always speak to an anesthesiologist in the YNHH preadmission testing center. “There is no question too simple,” she says. The anesthesiologist also can provide valuable advice on healthy eating, exercise, and quitting smoking before surgery, she adds. “There is a lot that patients can do to help us provide them with a speedy recovery.”

 

 

 

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Overview

Gender

Female

Specialty

Anesthesiology

Conditions & Treatments

Anesthesia

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine

Residency

State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo

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  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • BERKELEY CARE NETWORK
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

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Yale Anesthesiology

20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Main (203) 785-2802
Fax (203) 785-6664

Yale Anesthesiology

100 West Campus Drive
Building 200
Orange, CT 06477

Main (203) 785-7408
Fax (203) 764-5619

Bridgeport Hospital

267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Main (203) 384-3463
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Yale Anesthesiology

333 Cedar St
New Haven, CT 06510

Main (203) 384-3801
Fax (203) 785-6664

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