Alex Macario

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Alex Macario, MD, MBA

  • Professor of Anesthesia and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
  • Stanford Health Policy Associate

Department of Anesthesia H3580
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305-5640

(650) 723-6411 (voice)
(650) 725-8544 (fax)


Alex Macario is a professor of anesthesiology and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy. He completed his undergraduate, medical school and business school training at the University of Rochester. He trained in anesthesiology at Stanford University and was chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in heath services research.

Dr. Macario has gained international recognition for his pioneering studies on operating room management, and the economics of surgery and anesthesia. He is particularly interested in the hospitalization costs for surgical patients, economic assessment of new drugs and devices for use in surgical care, and information technology to help physician leaders with clinical and administrative decision support in the surgery suite.

He is director of a Fellowship in the Management of Perioperative Services, based in the Department of Anesthesia. This postgraduate fellowship program trains several physicians per year in management science and applications to the delivery of surgical and anesthesia care.