27483-Boyer, Tanna

Tanna J. Boyer, DO, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

CL 365
Indianapolis, IN


Tanna Boyer is an Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine, working clinically as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Riley Hospital for Children since 2017.  Prior to this she worked at the Medical College of Georgia.  Dr. Boyer went to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her medical training at Temple University for anesthesia residency, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for fellowship.  While at MCG, she completed a Medical Education Research Fellowship with the Educational Innovation Institute and participated in the AAMC Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program.  She considers herself a “physician mom, medical educator, and patient advocate”.   

Dr. Boyer completed the Health Innovation and Implementation Science Graduate Certificate through CHIIS at IUSM in 2021 and is interested in using what she has learned to improve medical education and healthcare.  She has worked in academic medicine her entire career and served as Lead Career Advisor for medical students applying to residency programs in anesthesiology at both the Medical College of Georgia and Indiana University.  She has taught and directed UME electives in anesthesiology, mentored anesthesiology residents as cohorts and as individuals, served as liaison for two Anesthesiology Student Interest Groups, participated in residency interviews, participated in the Penn State University Internship program with undergraduate students, and served as Director of Simulation.   She enjoys spending time helping students and trainees make life decisions and watching them grow and develop.   

Dr. Boyer is a life-long learner committed to improving medical education and advocating for safe patient care and the practice of anesthesiology.  As an advocate for the specialty, she serves on the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists Board of Directors and as ISA Education Committee Chair.  She is also a member of two ASA committees and has been a delegate or alternate delegate to the ASA HOD since 2018.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
  • IUSM Simulation Liaison
  • Elective Director - Medical Education Research in Anesthesia
  • Education
    2016 FEL Medical Education Research Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia
    2013 FEL Pediatric Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania
    2009 RES Traditional Osteopathic , Geisinger Medical Center
    2008 DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2004 MS Pennsylvania State University
    2002 BS Pennsylvania State University
  • Professional Organizations
    American Society of Anesthesiologists
    Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists
    Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists Board of Directors
    International Anesthesia Research Society
    Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States
    Society for Education in Anesthesia
    Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology
  • Clinical Interests

             Medical Education
             Innovation and Implementation Science
             Agile Methodology
             Pediatric Anesthesia
             Medical Education Research

  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2023-05-01

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