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Mary Golinski, PhD, CRNA, FAANA

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Associate Professor
Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Director
3020 Human Health Building 
(248) 364-8776
(248) 898-8043
[email protected]


Dr. Mary Golinski is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology,  and a nationally recognized professor, researcher and speaker.  Her focused area of scientific inquiry includes anesthesia-related outcomes based on anesthesia techniques, pharmacologic agents, technology, safety and quality processes, acute pain modalities and preventing chronic postsurgical pain. She has been published numerous times herself and collaborated extensively with graduate nurse anesthesia students, adding evidence-based knowledge that has served to improve anesthesia-related outcomes.  

Clinical Expertise: 

Dr. Golinski is certified in advanced trauma life support and is an active practicing CRNA at a level one trauma hospital in the city of Detroit.  In addition, she provides anesthesia at an free standing endoscopy facility as a member of an independent CRNA  team.


  • PhD in Education Evaluation and Research – Wayne State University
  • MS in Nurse Anesthesiology – University of Detroit Mercy
  • BSN – Wayne State University

Research Area Interests:

  • Anesthesia Types and Techniques
  • Pharmacologic Agents
  • Technology
  • Safety and Quality Processes
  • Acute Pain
  • Prolonged Post-surgical Pain


  • Most recent publications 
    • Golinski, M. (2021) Implementation of Magnesium Sulphate as an adjunct to multimodal analgesic approach for perioperative pain control in lumbar laminectomy surgery: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Anesthesia Abstracts, 15 (3) https://anesthesiaabstracts.com
    • Hirsch M, Geisz-Everson M, Clayton B, Wilbanks B, Golinski M, Kremer M, Nicely K. (2019).   It’s Never Just a Block:  An Analysis of Regional Anesthesia Closed Claims.  AANA J. 87 (5): 365.
    • Golinski, M. (2019)   Improving mortality in trauma laparotomy through the evolution of damage control resuscitation: Analysis of 1,030 consecutive trauma laparotomies. Anesthesia Abstracts, 12 (16) https://anesthesiaabstracts.com.
  • Purcell F, Golinski M, Dosch M, Schmittling T. (2018).   Smart Anesthesia: A Guide for Michigan Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery CEOs. Evidence for strategies driving high quality, patient and surgeon satisfaction, with maximum revenue and efficient resource utilization. www.miana.org 
  • Golinski M, Wright S, Crosson J.  October (2018). Improve Patient Safety!  Recognizing and Preventing Residual Neuromuscular Blockade; Supplement to AANA Journal. 
  • Golinski, M. (2018) Thematic Analysis Methodology - Identifying Patterns and Meanings Across the AANA Foundation Closed Claim Dataset. AANA J. 86(1): 27.
  • Golinski, M.  Hranchook, A.  (2018) Adverse Events During Cosmetic Surgery:  A Thematic Analysis of Closed Claims.  AANA J. 86(2): 127.
  • Most Current Research  (In manuscript review)
    • Golinski M, Kline J, Selai B, Horsch J, Hornbaker K (2021).  The Effectiveness of a Blended POCUS Curriculum on Achieving Basic Focused Bedside Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) Proficiency. A Prospective Study.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
  • Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733

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