Director Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Duke University., Immediate-Past
Served as the coordinator for the open ultrasound lab at the AANA Annual Congress
Received the AANA Foundation Program Director’s Award for Outstanding Research in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia,
Christian is the Director of the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, after serving as the Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Duke University. He earned his DNAP from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served as faculty from 2013-2015, teaching regional anesthesia.
In 2010, he received the AANA Foundation Program Director’s Award for Outstanding Research in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia, and in 2014 won the AANA Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award.
Dr. Falyar created VAULT, a website that promotes ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access procedures.
As a former board-certified vascular sonographer, he has been involved in ultrasound-based education for nearly twenty years dating back to his research with transcranial Doppler sonography in patients suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage.
In addition to his role as Fellowship director, Dr. Falyar coordinates the cadaveric workshops, and teaches the regional anesthesia and point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for the entry to practice program.
Additionally, he holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Iowa.
He lectures locally, regionally, and nationally on ultrasound related topics, and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the editorial board of the AANA Journal and is a content expert for the Council of Accreditation’s re-accreditation process.
For the past ten years, Dr. Falyar has served as the coordinator for the open ultrasound scanning labs at the AANA Annual Congress.
Dr. Falyar and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Morgan and Mason. In his spare time, he likes to listen to Dylan and ride his Triumph Bonneville.
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