Ian Hewer

Professor Ian Hewer


Ian Hewer, MSN, CRNA
Assistant Director
Nurse Anesthesia Program

School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Phone: 828-654-6508
Email: ihewer@wcu.edu
Office location: Biltmore Park, Office 308

Ian Hewer completed his anesthesia training in 1995 at the University of California, San Francisco. During his career, he has worked at both tertiary medical centers and small community hospitals, providing anesthesia care to a diverse surgical population- including pediatrics, obstetrics, neurosurgical and cardiac patients. He became Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2014 having been employed part-time as Assistant Professor since 2011. He maintains his clinical practice with AllCare Clinical Associates at Mission Hospital, in Asheville, North Carolina.

He has extensive clinical teaching experience both as a preceptor and clinical coordinator, working with graduate students from the University of Kansas, Duke University, and WCU. In 2010, he began work on his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, & is currently beginning his dissertation research which will focus on comparing outcomes between different models of anesthesia care delivery.

He is a Fellow of the AANA Journal Writing Fellowship Program Writing for Scientific Publication, & over the last year has coauthored publications in the AANA Journal, the International Journal of Nursing Research, & the Social Science journal. Mr. Hewer is a member of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists, International Anesthesia Research Society, & Academy Health. He is currently a member of the Government Relations Committee for the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists, & in the past has served on the Publications Committee of the Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the student representative for the Board of the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Mr. Hewer is married with two children, and lives in Fairview, North Carolina. Outside of anesthesia, his interests include soccer, biking and music.

Area of Expertise: Cardiac Anesthesia, Cost-effectiveness

Areas of Research Interest: Economics of Anesthesia Care Delivery, Outcome Evaluation

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