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Rebekah L. Carmel, PhD, CRNA

Assistant Professor

Director of Clinical Education

Phone: 804-720-2917 (Mobile)

Email: rlcarmel@vcu.edu

Rebekah L Carmel, Ph.D., CRNA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at VCU. Dr. Carmel joined the department as full-time faculty in 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from York College of Pennsylvania, Master of Science in Critical Care Nursing from the University of Virginia, Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at the University of Virginia. Dr. Carmel is a practicing anesthetist with the VCU Health System. Her research interests include ERAS, non-operating room anesthesia, and POCUS. She seeks to enhance diversity in the nurse anesthesia workforce and modernize educational teaching and evaluation methods. In her spare time, Dr. Carmel enjoys being outdoors with her Labrador Retrievers or creating craft BBQ.