Dr. Candiotti led QualOptima product design and development through testing in a formal Clinical Trial at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He continues to consult with Q and with QualPRO clinical panels for specialty-specific clinical metrics, algorithms and analytics, use of the ACGME framework for performance measurement (as former director of the residency program at the Miller School of Medicine), and perioperative outcomes measurement technology. His framework of patient-specific risk factors, performance and outcomes measurement process and database architecture is the core functionality of Q’s QualOptima product.
Dr. Candiotti is Executive Vice-Chair & Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chair for Clinical Research, and Chief, Division Perioperative Medicine as well as Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Additionally, he has co-appointments in the departments of Internal Medicine, Urology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Keith has conducted numerous clinical trials, including US Food and Drug Administration studies in the areas of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), pain, consciousness monitoring, and other various clinical areas. His personal research interests are in the areas of perioperative inflammatory responses, pharmacogenomics and how it relates to pain and perioperative outcomes, PONV, and preoperative evaluation and risk assessment, as well as management of patients exposed to weapons of mass destruction. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Research and was recently appointed as Chairman of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia Research Committee. Dr. Candiotti has published numerous articles and abstracts at various medical meetings, many focused on post-operative nausea and vomiting. He currently lectures both in the United States and around the world on topics related to his areas of interest.
Dr. Keith Candiotti is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, where he completed a residency in internal medicine in 1992 and a residency in anesthesiology in 1994 and went on to join the Department of Anesthesiology.