Perioperative Genetics and Safety Outcomes Study (PEGASUS)

Perioperative Genetics and Safety Outcomes Study (PEGASUS)

“Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.” – Sir William Osler (1849-1919)


The PEGASUS multidisciplinary team is composed of anesthesiologists, surgeons, intensivists, internists, biostaticians and statistical geneticists. The group uses genetic variability to identify patients at high risk for adverse outcomes after surgery, enhancing physician ability to intervene with the most appropriate therapy to optimize patient outcomes.

Seminars and Events

Genomic and Personalized Medicine Forum
Duke Center for Systems Biology Seminars


Duke Cardiology: Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Sciences
Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy

Contact Us

Perioperative Genomics Program
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
5691 HAFS Building, 5th Floor
DUMC 3094
Durham, NC 27710

Administrative Coordinator: Jaime Cooke
Phone: 919-681-6532
Fax: 919-681-8994

Chris KeithPerioperative Genetics and Safety Outcomes Study (PEGASUS)