About this site

Quitforsurgery.com is run by a team of anesthesiologists and public health researchers whose goal is to educate both patients and clinicians on the risks of perioperative smoking and how to quit.

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David O. Warner, MD, Principal investigator

The overall research goal of David O. Warner, M.D., is to improve the health of patients who need surgery and patients who have chronic pain. He also works with the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCaTS) to train the next generation of researchers who will make discoveries to improve human health.

Dr. Warner's website

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Margaret Nolan, MD, postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Margaret Nolan is a family physician who is currently a postdoctoral fellow researching the effects of smoking and smoking cessation efforts.

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Danielle zheng, md, phd, resident physician

Dr. Danielle Zheng is a resident physician training in anesthesiology. Her research interests include addiction to substances of abuse and dieting behavior.


bret robinson, B.S.P.H.

Bret is student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and a graduate of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC. He created the Quit for Surgery website and the photography appearing on it is his own. His research interests include public health, nutrition and obesity, and perioperative care.

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