Christian R. Falyar, CRNA, DNAP
Christian Falyar currently works as a staff anesthetist in Richmond, VA. He has lectured locally, regionally, and nationally on ultrasound related topics, and has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and the AANA Journal. Dr. Fayler is owner and founder of VAULT (Virginia Ultrasound) and a Staff Anesthetist at Great River Medical Center, Burlington, IA
Christian received his Associate of Science in Nursing from Shenandoah University in 1991 and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1995. His first experience with diagnostic ultrasound came in the late 90's performing transcranial Doppler sonography on patient's suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage while working as a nurse in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at VCU. Christian also worked as a board certified Vascular Technologist performing thousands of diagnostic ultrasound examinations for the Department of Vascular Surgery at VCU.
In 2009, he retired from the Air National Guard (ANG) after twenty-one years of service and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. For the final five years of his career, he served as the Chief Nurse of the 192nd Fighter Wing and was the senior ranking nurse in the Virginia ANG. Christian graduated from the nurse anesthesia program at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. While a student in the program, he received the Faculty Research Award for his work in ultrasound physics, and was runner-up at the Graduate Student Association's 12th Annual Research Symposium & Exhibit, Virginia Commonwealth University, for his project entitled "Role of Ultrasound in Regional Anesthesia". In
2010, Christian received his Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice from VCU and received the AANA Foundation Program Director's Award for Outstanding Research in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA). Christian founded VAULT (Virginia Ultrasound) in 2011 to provide a forum where CRNAs could discuss and network about the latest trends in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. He developed and maintains a website dedicated to UGRA and ultrasound-guided vascular access.He offers educational courses to anesthesia groups wanting to learn or improve their UGRA skills. His unique background offers students the opportunity to learn from someone who has used diagnostic ultrasound extensively.
For fun, Christian listens to Dylan, runs marathons, and rides his Triumph Bonneville.