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sparked an interest in medicine, and eventually led
him to a career in anesthesia.4 He attended UCLA for
undergraduate studies and went on to receive his
medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine.

References
1 George Gregory, M.D, phone interview, February 3, 2020.
2 Philip, A. The evolution of neonatology. Pediatr Res. 2005;

He remained at UCSF to complete his residency in
anesthesiology (1965-1967) and fellowship at the
Cardiovascular Research Institute (1967-1968).
After fellowship, he was introduced to Dr. William
Hamilton, who was then Chair of Anesthesiology at
UCSF. Based on Dr. Gregory's interest in neonatology
and respiratory distress syndrome, Dr. Hamilton
recommended him for the role of intensive care
nursery anesthesiologist-one of the first in the nation
at the time.
When Dr. Gregory first began work at UCSF in the
1960s, anesthesia and critical care, particularly in
pediatrics, were only beginning to modernize. Dr.
Gregory recalled being taught to intubate an infant
by sticking his finger into the mouth and passing
the endotracheal tube along the palpated epiglottis,
looking for an improvement in pulse rate and
cyanosis. This was before the widespread use of
pulse oximetry. Ventilators for pediatric patients were
rudimentary, leading to pulmonary trauma and diffuse
systemic complications. Mortality rates were alarming
for infants with RDS.2
In addition to his life-saving discovery of the use of
CPAP in neonatal RDS, Dr. Gregory made numerous
subsequent contributions to the field of pediatric
anesthesia, such as defining differing anesthetic
requirements for children. His landmark textbook,
Gregory's Pediatric Anesthesia, remains a cornerstone
reference for trainees in anesthesia and critical
care. Today, he tirelessly continues to train pediatric
anesthesia residents, fellows, and attendings as
Professor Emeritus in Anesthesia and Pediatrics at
UCSF.

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4 Mai CL, Yaster M, Firth P. The development of continuous

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5 Gregory GA, Kitterman JA, Phibbs RH et al. Treatment

of the idiopathic respiratory-distress syndrome with
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284: 1333-1320.



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