Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA
Interim Director for DNP Nurse Anesthesia
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
920 Madison, #510
Memphis, TN 38163
Since 2002, Dr. Dwayne L Accardo, CRNA, DNP has been the UTHSC clinical coordinator for the Medical Anesthesia Group and was nurse anesthesia faculty prior to appointment as the Associate Program Director in January of 2008. He was appointed Interim Program Director in August of 2014. His teaching expertise is pharmacology, obstetrical anesthesia. Dr. Accardo also works with the anesthesia students while teaching them in the clinical area. He is an active member of the AANA, AWHONN, and TANA. He currently serves on the Educational Committee for the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Dr. Accardo's expertise is obstetrical anesthesia where he has worked for over 10 years in the Memphis area. He has served as a reviewer for current obstetrical nursing textbooks and is currently writing the anesthesia chapter in the nursing textbook Essential Pharmacology for Nurses. He also served on the evidence based regional guideline revision team for the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and helped develop the revised guidelines for regional anesthesia.
Dr. Accardo received his BSN from The University of Mississippi in 1995. He received his MS in Nurse Anesthesia from Webster University in St. Louis in 2001, and his DNP from The University of Tennessee with a focus in Advanced Obstetrical Anesthesia in 2007.