Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education
Alissa Blau, DrAP, CRNA, is a clinical assistant professor for the KU Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education. She practiced nurse anesthesia at The University of Kansas Hospital prior to joining the faculty at KU. Blau is responsible for both didactic and clinical instruction for nurse anesthesia students at all levels.
Blau received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, in 2007, and earned a master's degree in nurse anesthesia from the University of Kansas in 2013. She was awarded a Doctor in Anesthesia Practice degree from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2016.
Blau is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Clinical and Academic Focus
Blau presently co-teaches advance theory of anesthesia practice and regional anesthesia/pain management courses. She also engages in clinical instruction at The University of Kansas Hospital main campus and the ambulatory surgery center. She divides her time clinically between teaching senior-year students cardiothoracic anesthesia and instructing first-year students in a variety of anesthesia settings.
Blau’s areas of research interest focus upon regional anesthesia simulation, fluid management, cardiothoracic anesthesia management and pediatric anesthesia.