Christian Falyar, DNAP, CRNA

Interim Director of the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

Christian R. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA comes to MTSA after serving as the Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Duke University. He earned his DNAP from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served as faculty from 2013-2015, teaching regional anesthesia. Dr. Falyar lectures throughout the country at local, state, and national meetings on various ultrasound-related topics. Since 2013, he has served as the coordinator for the open ultrasound lab at the AANA Annual Congress.  In 2010, he received the AANA Foundation Program Director’s Award for Outstanding Research in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia, and in 2014 won the AANA Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award. Dr. Falyar created VAULT, a website that promotes ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access procedures. Dr. Falyar and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Morgan and Mason. In his spare time, he likes to listen to Dylan and ride his Triumph Bonneville.

Modules/Topics Taught:

  • Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship Orientation
  • Ankle, popliteal and popliteal catheter
  • Anticoagulants Interactions in Regional Anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and Management of Complications of Regional Anesthesia
  • Enhanced Surgical Recovery from Anesthesia Protocols
  • Lower Extremity blocks: SPANK, distal saphenous, selective tibial, lateral femoral cutaneous, infragluteal, transgluteal, subgluteal
  • Multimodal Analgesia
  • Neuraxial Techniques Spinal/Epidural
  • Nonsurgical Acute Pain Management
  • Opioids
  • Perineural Catheter Indications, Techniques, and Equipment
  • Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)
  • Truncal blocks: Intercostal
  • Ultrasound Physics or ASPM Ultrasound and Nerve Stimulator Principles
  • Upper Extremity blocks: Cervical, supraclavicular, Distal UE extremity