Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA
Program Director for DNP Nurse Anesthesia
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
920 Madison, #510
Memphis, TN 38163
Since 2001, Dr. Dwayne L Accardo, CRNA, DNP has been working in the Memphis area as a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. In 2002, he became the clinical coordinator for nurse anesthesia students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) who were doing their clinical rotations with Medical Anesthesia Group. In 2006, he became a faculty member for the UTHSC nurse anesthesia program. In 2008, he became the Associate Program Director for the nurse anesthesia option. He was appointed Interim Program Director in August of 2014. In January of 2015, he was appointed as the permanent Program Director. His teaching expertise is pharmacology and obstetrical anesthesia.
Dr. Accardo also works with the anesthesia students while teaching them in the clinical area. He is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Association of Women's Heath, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses, and the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He currently serves on the Educational Committee for the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Dr. Accardo's expertise is obstetrical anesthesia where he has worked for over 10 years in the Memphis area. He has served as a reviewer for current obstetrical nursing textbooks and is currently writing the anesthesia chapter in the nursing textbook Pharmacology for Nurses. He also served on the evidence based regional guideline revision team for the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and helped develop the revised guidelines for regional anesthesia.
Dr. Accardo received his BSN from The University of Mississippi in 1995. He received his MS in Nurse Anesthesia from Webster University in St. Louis in 2001, and his DNP from The University of Tennessee with a focus in Advanced Obstetrical Anesthesia in 2007.