Dr. Lichtman is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Weill Cornell Medical College where he specializes in the anesthetic care of patients undergoing complex cardiovascular and aortic surgery. He is board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and he holds subspecialty certification in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography. In additon, Dr. Lichtman is a Fellow of both the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Dr. Lichtman is a member of both national and state anesthesia societies including the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Continuous Quality Improvement.
Dr. Lichtman is a Commander in the United States Navy Medical Corps and the Director of Surgical Services for Operational Health Support Unit-Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. His military training includes recognition and treatment of chemical and biological warfare casualties, disaster, and undersea medicine. In 2003, he was recalled to active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom for which he received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal.
He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness and his teaching interests include: cardiothoracic anesthesiology, trauma, and training medical and military personal in disaster medicine and weapons of mass destruction.
A summary of Dr. Lichtman's Education and Training is listed as following:
Undergraduate: B.A. History-Middle Eastern Concentration. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA.
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.
Residency Training: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. NY, NY.
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Mount Sinai Medical Center. NY, NY.