|Bachelor's||Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas|
|Medical School||University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1985|
|Internship||University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita|
|Residency||University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City|
|Professional affiliations||American Society of Anesthesiologists; Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists; Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists; Society for Simulation in Heatlhcare; International Anesthesia Research Society; American Medical Association; Kansas Medical Society|
|Clinical and Professional Special Interests||
Dr. Tarver is especially interested in the use of simulation in medical education. Simulation allows learning to occur in realistic settings where critical events can be presented repeatedly without compromising patient safety. The application of full-scale patient simulation to medical education is rapidly expanding and will likely play an ever-increasing role in the future. The simulator curriculum of the department is designed to provide residents significant exposure to this exciting educational tool.
Dr. Tarver is one of six anesthesiologists that comprise the Cardiac Anesthesia team. He has Transesophageal Echocardiography expertise and is a National Board of Echocardiography Diplomate - Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. He is Past-President of the Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists and serves as a Delegate to the ASA House of Delegates. He has served as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.
|Personal Interests||Dr. Tarver enjoys spending time with his family and relaxing in the Tetons.|