Laurent G. Glance

Photo of Laurent Glance
Affiliated Adjunct Physician Policy Researcher
Off Site Office


M.D. in medicine, Cornell University; B.A. in physics, Dartmouth College


Laurent G. Glance is an affiliated adjunct physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. He is also a professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Glance was the recipient of a career research development grant, and the principal investigator on two ARHQ-funded RO1 grants focusing on risk adjustment and the impact of non-public reporting. He is currently a co-investigator on an NIMHD funded R01 grant examining the impact of bundled payment reforms on racial and socioeconomic disparities in hip and knee surgeries. Glance has over 20 years of experience in health outcomes research. His research interests include optimization of risk adjustment for measuring quality-of-care, development of risk prediction tools, and understanding the impact of health care reforms on patient outcomes and disparities. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed studies and editorials.

Glance is a cardiac anesthesiologist who did his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell) and fellowship in critical care medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Glance obtained his M.D. at Cornell and his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Professor (with tenure) and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine

Selected Publications

Glance LG, Joynt Maddox K, Johnson K, Nerenz D, Cella D, Borah B, Kunisch J, Kurlansky P, Perloff J, Stoto M, Walters R, White S, Lin Z. , "National Quality Forum Guidelines for Evaluating the Scientific Acceptability of Risk-Adjusted Clinical Outcome Measures: A Report from the National Quality Forum Scientific Panel.," Annals of Surgery, 2020

Thirukumaran CP, Glance LG, Cai , Kim Y, Li Y., "Penalties and Rewards for Safety vs Non-Safety Net Hospitals in the First 2 Years of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Models," JAMA, 2019

Glance LG, Thirukumaran CP, Li Y, Gao S, Dick AW, "Improving the Accuracy of Hospital Quality Ratings by Focusing on the Association Between Volume and Outcome.," Health Affairs, 2020

Glance LG, Dick AW, Glantz JC, Wissler RN, Qian F, Marroquin BM, Mukamel DB, Kellermann AL, "Rates of major obstetrical complications vary almost fivefold among us hospitals," Health Affairs, 2014

Thirukumaran CP, Cai X, Glance LG, Kim Y, Ricciardi BF, Fiscella KA, Li Y., "Geographic Variation and Disparities in Total Joint Replacement Use for Medicare Beneficiaries: 2009 to 2017,", 2020

Del Rio JM, Abernathy JJ 3rd, Taylor MA, Habib RH, Fernandez FG, Bollen BA, Lauer RE, Nussmeier NA, Glance LG, Petty JV 3rd, Mackensen GB, Vener DF, Kertai MD., "The Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Section of STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2020 Update on Quality and Outcomes," Ann Thorac Surg, 110(5), 2020

Gaudino M, Benesch C, Bakaeen F, DeAnda A, Fremes SE, Glance L, Messé SR, Pandey A, Rong LQ; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia; Stroke Council; and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing., "Considerations for Reduction of Risk of Perioperative Stroke in Adult Patients Undergoing Cardiac and Thoracic Aortic Operations: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association," Circulation, 142(14), 2020

Nadler JW, Karan SB, Glance LG., "Preoperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Improve Long-term Outcomes," Anesthesiology, 133(4), 2020