Dr Lubarsky earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree (1980) and Medical Doctorate (1984) at Washington University, St. Louis. He was the first graduate from their combined undergraduate ?medical school curriculum, the Scholars Program in Medicine. He completed his anesthesia residency (1987) and fellowship in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Clinical Research (1988) at New York University Medical Center. He received his M.B.A. in 1999 from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, NC, and was honored as a a Fuqua Scholar, graduating at the top of his class.
Dr. Lubarsky joined the faculty of Duke University Medical Center in 1988 where he rose to the to the rank of tenured professor and vice chair of anesthesiology and was in charge of general, vascular, and transplant anesthesia and critical care medicine before his departure at the end of 2001. He taught several full term courses and held an adjunct appointment at Duke?s Fuqua School of Business following his MBA. Since late 2001, he has served as the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and oversees the largest anesthesia training programs in the world. He also serves as a Professor in the Department of Management at the School of Business. In 2007, he took on added responsibility for the University of Miami?s Health system as Senior Associate Dean for Quality, Safety, and Risk Prevention.
With over 100 peer reviewed articles and chapters, Dr. Lubarsky is noted for his contributions to the field of vascular anesthesia, healthcare economics, informatics, OR management, having won several awards and international renown for his research in these areas. He is a highly sought after lecturer, and is well known outside academia for his popular board review classics, Board Stiff, Board Stiff Too, and Pearls of Wisdom.