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  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Department Of Anesthesiology


Harriet W. Hopf, MD, is Professor and Executive Director of Faculty Development and Academic Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Co-Director of the Utah Coaching and Advancement Network (U-CAN) at the University of Utah. She is immediate past Chair of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Board of Directors, an Associate Editor for Anesthesiology, and on the Board of Directors for Women in Anesthesiology. Dr. Hopf has more than 100 publications. Her research, which was supported by the NIH for20 years, focuses on surgical site infection prevention and reducing the environmental impact of infection control, as well as gender equity and professionalism. Dr. Hopf received the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award in 2013, the University of Utah’s Award for Distinguished Service to Women in 2017, and the Women in Anesthesiology Distinguished Service Award in 2019. In 2020, she was selected as one of 250 images on the Utah Women 2020 Mural, public art commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (