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About us

The Direct-to-Patient Education Program (DPEP) is a comprehensive and accessible educational program established in the department of anesthesia in 2022 by Dr. Stephen Choi.

The goal of DPEP is to educate patients, families, patient partners, and health-care professionals on the latest information for perioperative cognitive concerns to help protect brain health.

Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to enhancing the care of patients before and after surgery. This includes personalizing of care for at-risk or affected individuals using evidence-based and non-pharmacological prevention strategies to support healthier aging in older adults undergoing surgery.

An important aspect of DPEP includes the development of novel and innovative strategies to help reduce cognitive decline and enhance health literacy.

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