Virginia Commonwealth University

Chuck Biddle PhD, CRNA

Chuck Biddle

Professor and Director of Research

VCU School of Allied Health Professions
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
1200 E. Broad St. Box 980226
Richmond, VA 23298-0026
Phone: (804) 828-9808

Dr. Biddle arrived at the VCU campus in August of '99 as Professor and Director of Research. His basic nursing education was obtained at the University of Southern Colorado, after which he went on to obtain his anesthesia education, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. While teaching at the University of Kansas' Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia he obtained his PhD (emphasis areas: research methods and epidemiology) and in 1992, assumed the role of Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Dartmouth Medical School and Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Dr. Biddle's research and publication portfolio is highly eclectic in nature, reflecting the diversity of clinical practice that nurse anesthetists encounter. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists continuously since 1984, serves as a reviewer for several other professional journals, and sits on several national committees.

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Dr. Biddle (Left) receives the 2005 AANA Foundation Researcher of the Year Award

For a number of years he has led an annual program devoted to developing and inspiring clinical anesthetists as writers and scholars. His major professional goals are oriented towards promoting patient safety through his program of research, helping students/practitioners/scholars bridge the "research to practice" gap, and mentoring students who are navigating the challenging course of anesthesia education.

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Drs. Biddle (right) and Hartland: Patient Safety Research Symposium

Outside of work, Dr. Biddle enjoys running, biking and hiking, and playing squash and tennis. He volunteers at the Richmond SPCA and is an avid fan of astronomy, science in general, nature and reading books of all kinds.

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