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Mark W. Dunavan DNP, MNA, CRNA

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Assistant Professor
920 Madison Avenue, Room 506
Memphis, TN 38163

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Mark Dunavan, DNP, MNA, CRNA, LTC, USAR has been working in the Memphis area as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 1998. Dr. Dunavan’s education began after a tour in the U.S. Army with obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1994. He then practiced as a RN in a Cardiac ICU for two years before obtaining a Master of Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama in 1998. He then returned to the Memphis area to practice as a CRNA, most notably with Medical Anesthesia Group and the Methodist Healthcare System since 2000. He completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee in 2016.

Dr. Dunavan became an Assistant Professor for the UTHSC-Memphis nurse anesthesia concentration in June of 2016. He has previous experience as an Assistant Professor and Associate Coordinator of Nurse Anesthesia at Arkansas State University from 2008-2010 and their Memphis Area Clinical Coordinator from 2014-2015. He works with nurse anesthesia students in the Methodist Healthcare System while teaching them in the clinical area. His areas of clinical interest and expertise are cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, and obstetric anesthesia. His academic interests are the same with the addition of technology and simulation in healthcare.

Dr. Dunavan is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the Arkansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ARANA). He has served on the ARANA Board of Directors, various committees, President-elect, and is the current ARANA President. He is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and the Reserve Officers Association.

Dr. Dunavan is currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, having served in a variety of theaters with multiple deployments. His awards, badges and decorations are consistent with those of most Soldiers who have had the honor to serve the United States over a period of decades and the good fortune to return safely home.

Last Published: Aug 3, 2018