Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA, FAANA
Since 2001, Dr. Dwayne L Accardo, CRNA, DNP, FAANA has been working in the Memphis Tennessee area as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist. 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 the Medical Anesthesia Group.
In 2006, Dr. Accardo became a faculty member for the UTHSC Nurse Anesthesiology Concentration and in 2008, he was appointed as the Associate Program Director. In August 2014 he became the Interim Program Director and in January 2015, Dwayne 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 Anesthesiology (AANA), and the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA). Currently, He 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 two decades in the Memphis area. Dr. Accardo has lectured on various anesthetic topics at multiple conferences. He has also taught regional anesthesia workshops at both regional and national venues.
Dr. Accardo currently serves on the Continued Professional Certification Assessment Subcommittee for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. He also served on the Practice Management Advisory Panel for the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology. Dr. Accardo has served as a reviewer for current obstetrical nursing textbooks and has written the anesthesia chapter in the nursing textbook Pharmacology for Nurses. He 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Mississippi Medical Center. He received his Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree from Webster University in St. Louis, and his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a focus in Advanced Obstetrical Anesthesia. Dr. Accardo was inducted as a Fellow with the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology in August 2022.