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Daniel J Abelson
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Home Town: Boston, MA

Tehilla Adams

Jon Matthew Aldrich, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Pedram Aleshi, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Vermont, School of Medicine

Internship: Maine Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Fellowship(s): Stanford University School of Medicine

Christian Apfel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: Julius Maximilians-Universitat, Wurzburg, Germany

Dr. Apfel is focused on clinical research on a wide range of outcomes, including but not limited to postoperative nausea, vomiting, pain, ventilator associated pneumonia etc. In collaboration with other colleagues he performs evidence based quantitative systematic reviews, epidemiological research and controlled clinical single and multi-center investigator-initiated or registration trials. He joined the faculty in April 2006 and leads the Perioperative Clinical Research Core.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Atsuko Baba, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Roland J Bainton, MD, PhD
Associate Professor In Residence

Dr. Bainton explores the relationship between drugs that act on the nervous system and the genetic constituents that make up that system. Specifically, we use forward and reverse genetic screens on Drosophila melanogaster to find genes that change drug-induced behavioral outputs.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Holger M Baumann, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: Krankenhaus Am Urban, Charite Berlin, Germany

Fellowship(s): Intensive Care Medicine

Dr Baumann's clinical responsibilities will be at San Francisco General Hospital.

Main interests: Critical Care/Trauma/Regional Anesthesia

Director of Trauma Anesthesia, ATLS-Instructor, PHTLS & PALS certified.

Ass. Director of the Regional Anesthesia Rotation

Matthias Behrends, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Goettingen, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: University of Essen, Germany

Postdoctoral Training: Pathophysiology, University of Essen, Germany

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Philip E Bickler, MD, PhD
Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of California at San Diego

Internship: St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Postdoctoral Training: UCSD, CVRI (UCSF), Anesthesia (UCSF)

Dr. Bickler is involved in a broad array of studies related to how the brain adapts to an insufficient supply of oxygen (hypoxia). Adaptations to hypoxia are examined in a wide range of models, including cells in states of suspended animation, in developing neurons from the hippocampus of rats, and in humans at high altitude.

Other studies include efforts to understand how low temperature injures neurons and determining novel means to engineer cold-tolerance. This work aims to improve clinical use of hypothermia in organ protection. Hibernation is a natural model exploited in these studies.

We also investigate the long-term effects of anesthetics, both beneficial and deleterious. Effects of anesthetics on neural stem cells, newly formed neurons, and in aging neurons are all of interest in these efforts.

Published research

The Bickler Lab

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Silke Leonie Bicknell, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Martin S Bogetz, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Medical Director, UCSF Surgery Center
Member, Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF SOM

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of IL, Chicago

Internship: UCSF Internal medicine

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): UCSF: Anesthesia and Trauma

Shahla A Bolbolan, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Matthias R Braehler, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany

Fellowship(s): Pain Medicine, Orthopedic University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Braehler worked as an Attending Anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Orthopedic University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany, from 2003 until 2006. At UCSF he works with the Regional Anesthesia Team and is Rotation Director for the Moffitt Long Regional Rotation. His clinical research is related to regional anesthesia.

Dr. Braehler's clinical responsibilities are at Moffitt Long Hospital, Mount Zion Hospital, and the Orthopedic Institute.

Ronald James Braun
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Claire M Brett, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Miami

Internship: San Francisco General Hospital

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): UCSF

Dr. Brett collaborates with the laboratory of Dr Kathleen Giacomini (Chair of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, UCSF), focusing on the clinical studies in the project, Pharmacogenetics of Membrane Transporters. Membrane transporters are a group of proteins of pharmacological importance because they provide the target for about 30 percent of the most commonly used drugs. The goal of the studies are to identify sequence variants in a large number of transporter genes with known or suspected relevance to pharmacogenetics.

Published research

Pharmacogenetics.UCSF.edu

Pharmacogenetics& Pharmacogenomics knowledge base

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Marek Brzezinski, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia(FY)

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago IL

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA; Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC

Dr Brzezinski's clinical practice includes critical care medicine and anesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgery. His research interests are cardiothoracic anesthesia, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography and its effects on anesthetic and surgical management. Dr. Brzezinski is also Director for visiting medical students in anesthesia, UCSF course 140.01.

Daniel Howard Burkhardt, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: M.D. Harvard Medical School

Internship: Brigham and Woman's Hospital

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): UCSF


James E Caldwell, MB ChB
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Glasgow University, Scotland

Anesthesia Residency: Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Scotland

Dr. Caldwell investigates neuromuscular pharmacology, particularly pharmacokinetics. Dr. Caldwell also is investigating management science and how the principles of management science can be applied to the operating room.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Lundy Campbell, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Campbell does his clinical work and teaching in the operating rooms and the critical care units at both Moffitt and Mount Zion Hospitals.

Sue Carlisle, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Associate Dean for UCSF at SFGH

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Internship: UCSF

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): UCSF critical care

Dr. Carlisle was named Associate Dean SFGH March 2004. She earned her MS and PhD from Tulane. She did her postdoctoral work in the Department of Biology at Rice University. Dr. Carlisle earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed both a residency in Medicine and a fellowship in critical care in Anesthesia at UCSF. She joined the French Hospital Health Plan as a primary care internist. Several years later, she entered the Anesthesia residency at UCSF, where she was also Chief Resident. In 1990 Dr. Carlisle joined the UCSF faculty and is currently Professor of Clinical Anesthesia and Medicine. She is a recipient of the Stuart C. Cullen MD Award for Clinical Excellence (1990) and the Faculty Clinical Excellence Award (1993). In 1999 she was appointed Chief of Anesthesia, a position she held until 2005. She received the 2009 Elliot Rapaport Award for Commitment to San Francisco General Hospital.

As Associate Dean, her accomplishments include tireless advocacy on behalf of the faculty at SFGH and the hospital, steering the faculty through unprecedented changes in departmental and SOM leadership, establishing collegial working relationships with SFGH and Department of Health administration, and leading the UCSF participation in the rebuild of San Francisco General Hospital.

SFGH Dean's Office Website

Brian A Cason, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Dr. Cason studies management and policy issues of perioperative medicine. A current specific focus is on study of surgical and ICU outcomes through use of large electronic clinical and administrative databases within the Veterans Affairs Health system. In "CALICO", The California Intensive Care Outcomes Project, Dr. Cason serves as the project’s perioperative medicine expert, developing new tools and methods to measure and risk-adjust perioperative ICU outcomes.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Charles B Cauldwell, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: UCSF

Internship: Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle WA

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF/U Penn

Fellowship(s): Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Physics, I completed a PhD in Molecular Biology at UCLA, then did an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSD and U Hawaii. I returned to the Bay Area, and taught in a community college until entering medical school at UCSF, graduating in 1981. I then began a pediatrics residency in Seattle, took a year off after two years there and finished in Vancouver, BC. After working in the Children's Hospital in Seattle for a year and a half, I began anesthesia residency at UCSF. After two years, I transferred to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where I remained for 18 months. I then took a job at UCSF. Three years later I moved to the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where I stayed for 5 years, the last three as Chief of the Department. In 1998, I finally returned to UCSF, as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. At the end of March of 2008, I stepped down as Chief.

Other than my involvement with pediatrics, I am also associated with the Fetal Treatment Center, and perform anesthesia for Fetal Surgery.

Lee-lynn Chen, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco

Christopher G. Choukalas, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Minnesota

Internship: University of Chicago

Anesthesia Residency: University of Chicago

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Medicine, UCSF

Joshua M. Cohen
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Home Town: Chicago, IL

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Illinois - Chicago

Internship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Anesthesia Residency: University of California - San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Liver Transplantation, University of California - San Francisco

Neal H Cohen, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Vice Dean

Dr. Cohen teaches and does research in the critical care units in the following areas:

Sedation and Pain Management in Critical Care

Ethical Issues in Critical Care

Death and Dying in Critically Ill Patients

Assessing and Treating Symptoms for Dying ICU Patients

Adam B Collins, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Collins joined the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care in 2000. He does his clinical work as San Francisco General Hospital, where his main area of clinical interest is Ultrasound-Guided regional anesthesia. He is also actively involved with education at the medical student and post-graduate level. To assist with teaching anesthesia procedures, he produces instructional videos and computer generated animations. He is the associate director of the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Periopertive Care Center for Healthcare Simulation, located at the San Francisco General Hospital campus, where he directs and instructs a variety of full task medical simulation courses. Dr. Collins is dedicated to the application of technology to clinical care, administration, and education.

Tessa B Collins, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

John Cruikshank, MD
Clinical Instructor


Anil M De Silva, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Robert Scott Dingeman, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Elizabeth A Donegan, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Dr. Donegan tries to limit the spread of HIV in Indonesia by trying to decrease the spread of sexually transmitted disease and improving preventive measures.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Gerald Dubowitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Dr. Dubowitz studies the human physiological response to low oxygen environments. This work is done at UCSF and University of California White Mountain Research Station at 14,246 feet near Bishop California.

Dr Dubowitz is currently investigating acclimatization to hypoxic environments, sleep at altitude, cardiovascular changes observed using echocardiography and new methods of hypoxic ventilatory response testing. Dr Dubowitz also has an active interest in Global Health issues, especially those related to anesthesia and peri-operative care in the developing world. He is currently involved in a number of projects involving global health issues, workforce and burden of surgical disease, especially in sub saharan Africa. He is a founder of the UCSF based "Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery" and directs international electives for anesthesia residents in their senior year at UCSF.

Published research

http://www.globalPAS.org/

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Donald Duck
Visiting Professor - Academic Year - 1/9

Brian D Dula
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Edmond I Eger, MD
Emeritus-Senate

Home Town: University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Internship: St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago IL

Anesthesia Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Fellowship(s): University of California, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Eger graduated from the University of Illinois (Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Bronze Tablet) and Northwestern University Medical School, interned at St. Lukes Hospital (Chicago), and completed his residency in anesthesia at the University of Iowa under 2 of his heroes, Stuart C. Cullen, MD, and William K. Hamilton, MD.

In 1960, after 2 years in the service of his country at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, he followed Dr. Cullen to the University of California, San Francisco, where he is currently a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, to train with a third hero, John W. Severinghaus, MD. While Dr. Eger completed a 5-year NIH Career Research Development Award fellowship, Dr. Severinghaus provided him with most of his ideas, including the term "MAC" or minimum alveolar concentration, and the basic concepts of anesthetic uptake and distribution.

Dr. Eger has been honored by receiving the American Society of Anesthesiologists Award for Excellence in Research and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Distinguished Service Award. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists of England and Ireland.

His wonderful wife, Lynn Spitler, MD, promises to keep him off the streets. He has an inordinate (but justified) pride in his 4 children, 2 stepchildren, and innumerable grandchildren. He has an affection for poetry that he may recite, with or without an invitation.

He does not remember having been president of any society.

Dr. Eger is currently the Director of a Program Project Grant in its 14 year entitled "Sites and Mechanisms of Inhaled Anesthetic Action". This project uses genetically engineered animals to define the sites and mechanisms by which inhaled anesthetics exert their effects. In particular, mice mutant for specific neurotransmitter receptor subunits are tested for changes from wild-type controls in their anesthetic requirement, particularly for changes in the concentrations of inhaled anesthetics that produce immobility and amnesia. It also uses specific receptor agonists and antagonists given intravenously and intrathecally to determine the relevance of specific receptors as mediators of the capacity of inhaled anesthetics to produce immobility.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Helge Eilers, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet, Bonn, Germany

Internship: Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, Idaho

Anesthesia Residency: University Hospital, University of Cologne, Germany, and UCSF

Research:

Dr Eilers is involved in a number of research projects focused on the advancement of our understanding of the molecular mechanisms responsible for the transduction of painful stimuli in peripheral nociceptive neurons. His main effort is currently directed at investigating the effects of general anesthetics in peripheral nociceptors. Irritant anesthetics such as isoflurane have been shown to activate sensory neurons and may contribute to the severity of postoperative pain.

Clinical:

Dr Eilers attends as anesthesiologist in the Moffitt-Long and Mt. Zion operating rooms specializing on anesthesia for liver transplantation.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Daniel Fazio
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

John R Feiner, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: UCSD School of Medicine

Internship: Internal Medicine, UCSF. 1987-1988

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF, 1988-1991

Fellowship(s): UCSF, 1991-1992

Dr. Feiner studies:

Hypoxic ventilatory drive at altitude

Apnea with remifentanil and propofol

Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

Neuromonitoring in Spine Anesthesia

Pulse oximeter accuracy

Physiology of acute anemia

Predictors of kidney and liver donor organ function

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Thomas Mark antony Fernandez
Visiting Assistant Professor(FY)

Marla B Ferschl, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Chicago

Internship: University of Chicago

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): Children's Hospital Boston

Pedro Luis Gambus Cerrillo, MD, PhD
Visiting Associate Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Barcelona School of Medicine

Internship: Hospital General de Granollers (Barcelona)

Anesthesia Residency: Hospital General de Granollers (Barcelona)

Postdoctoral Training: Clinical Pharmacology in Anesthesia, Anesthesia Dpt Stanford University School of Medicine (Prof S.L. Shafer Prof D.R. Stanski)

Staff Anesthesiologist from Hospital CLINIC de Barcelona, Spain

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Seema S Gandhi
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Home Town: Mumbai, India

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College

Internship: Anesthesia, Seth GS Medical College and King Edward Medical College

Anesthesia Residency: University of South Florida

Sarah L Gebauer
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Home Town: Austin, TX

Adrian W Gelb, MB ChB
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Anesthesia Residency: University of Western Ontario (UWO) and University of Toronto

Fellowship(s): Pulmonary research fellowship, Mayo Clinic

After a pulmonary research fellowship at Mayo with Kai Rehder, I returned to UWO in 1980 and split my time among the ICU, clinical anesthesia, and research. I was the Professor and Chair at UWO, 1990 – 2001 and moved to University of California San Francisco in 2004. My ICU and OR activity included a substantial contact with neurosurgical patients. My laboratory and clinical research activities have focused on the neurosciences especially cerebral blood flow and volume, neuromonitoring and ischemia.

Industry associations in the recent past:

Consultant and/or speaker: Wyeth, Merck, Abbott, Guilford, Hospira

Research contracts: GSK, Abbott, Xsira, J and J.

Honors and External Service:

International Anesthesia Research Society, Board of Trustees (Board Chair 2003/4)

Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care Board of Directors (President 1996)

International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology Board of Directors (President 2003/4)

Listed in Best Doctors in America

Listed in Best Doctors in Canada

Listed in International Who’s Who in Medicine

Canadian Anesthesiologists Society Research Recognition Award, 2000.

Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research and Teaching, University of Western Ontario 2000

Election to Fellowship, Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, 2001

Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care Distinguished Teacher Award 2003

Honorary Professor, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China (2005)

Visiting professorships and lectureships:

More than 200 world-wide; 11 Named Lectureships.

Glauber Gouvea, MD
Visiting Assistant Professor

Andrew T Gray, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Dr. Gray has initiated several clinical trials to examine the role of nerve imaging for acute pain management interventions. Ultimately he hopes to improve nerve imaging with ultrasound to increase the efficacy and safety of peripheral nerve block procedures.

Dr. Gray's new web site is dedicated to using ultrasound to image peripheral nerves to assist interventions for pain management.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Jason Todd Greenberg
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor
Chief Resident

Home Town: Hillsborough, CA

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship: UCSF, Dep of Medicine

George A Gregory, MD
Emeritus-Senate

Dr Gregory studies the effects of resuscitation at birth on cerebral blood flow, volume, and oxygenation in preterm neonates. This is an important question because many neonates are born prematurely and there is a high instance of central nervous system injury in these patients, especially those born before 30 weeks gestation. Central nervous system injury is an important problem for the child, the family, and for society. These studies ask if the methods of resuscitation now in use in the delivery room have beneficial or detrimental effects. If they show the latter to be true, resuscitation methods can be altered to improve outcomes.

Published research

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD
Professor
Director, Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Physiology
Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Institute

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of California Los Angeles

Internship: Internal Medicine, UCSF

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Medicine, UCSF

Dr. Gropper is Professor of Anesthesia and Director of Critical Care Medicine at UCSF. He has a longstanding interest in improving outcomes in critically ill patients and has spearheaded successful efforts to reduce hospital-acquired infections in the ICU, especially catheter related bloodstream infections and ventilator associated pneumonia. His research interests are in the area of respiratory failure, severe sepsis, and transfusion medicine. He has received NIH funding for these projects.

Published research

UCSF Critical Care

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Zhonghui Guan, MD
Assistant Professor In Residence

Home Town: China

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Peking Union Medical College

Internship: Internal Medicine, Jersey Shore Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship(s): Pain Management, University of California, San Francisco

class="person_title2">Patrick J Guffey, MD
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Amit Gupta, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Internship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Anesthesia Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Fellowship(s): Pediatric/Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadephia, PA


Matthew John Haight, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

William K Hamilton, MD
Emeritus-Senate

Tomoki Hashimoto, MD
Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Gifu University, Japan

Internship: Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Anesthesia Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Columbia University), New York, NY

Fellowship(s): Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Columbia University), New York, NY; University of California, San Francisco

Our research group is focusing on the roles of angiogenesis and vascular remodeling in vascular diseases including, intracranial aneurysms, aortic aneurysms, and brain arteriovenous malformations. These vascular lesions usually remain asymptomatic until they rupture. In case of intracranial aneurysms, rupture results in subarachnoid hemorrhage that can potentially cause severe mortality and morbidity.

Prevention of rupture of these vascular lesions is critical. We are working to identify new therapeutic targets that induce stabilization and regression of vascular lesions so that they remain unruptured and asymptomatic. We utilize novel animal models and human specimens to achieve these goals.

Dr. Hashimoto's lab

Dr. Hashimoto's publications

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Yue He
Visiting Assistant Professor

Tom Heier, MD, PhD
Visiting Professor(FY)

Judith Hellman, MD
Professor, Ladder Rank
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Faculty, Biomedical Sciences and Immunology Programs

M.D. Institution: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: Oregon Health Sciences University

Anesthesia Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship(s): Massachusetts General Hospital (Critical Care Medicine)

Dr. Hellman is an Intensive Care anesthesiologist and scientist. Dr. Hellman’s research focuses on the basic science of sepsis and other acute inflammatory disorders. Specific areas of investigation in her laboratory include the effects of sepsis and sterile inflammation on endothelial and inflammatory cell functions, and the role of innate immune pathways in inflammation, coagulopathy, vascular leak, and organ failure in critical illness.

Recent Publications:
1. Shin HS, Xu F, Bagchi A, Herrup E, Prakash A, Valentine C, Kulkarni H, Wilhelmsen K, Warren S, Hellman J. Bacterial lipoprotein TLR2 agonists broadly modulate endothelial function and coagulation pathways in vitro and in vivo. J Immunol. 2011;186(2):1119-30.

2. Wilhelmsen K, Mesa K, Lucero J, Xu F, Hellman J. ERK5 Protein Promotes, whereas MEK1 Protein Differentially Regulates, the Toll-like Receptor 2 Protein-dependent Activation of Human Endothelial Cells and Monocytes. J Biol Chem. 2012; 287(32):26478-94.

3. Prakash A, Mesa K, Wilhelmsen K, Xu F, Dodd-o J, Hellman J. Alveolar Macrophages and Toll-like Receptor 4 Mediate Ventilated Lung Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Mice. Anesthesiology. 2012;117(4):822-835.

4. Wilhelmsen K, Mesa K, Prakash A, Xu F, Hellman J. Activation of Endothelial TLR2 by Bacterial Lipoprotein Upregulates Proteins Specific for the Neutrophil Response. Innate Immunity. 2012;18(4):602-16.

5. Wilhelmsen K, Farrar K, Hellman J. Quantitative In Vitro Assay to Measure Neutrophil Adhesion to Activated Primary Human Microvascular Endothelial Cells under Static Conditions. 2013; The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) (In Press).

Melanie M Henry, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Pain Management, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Henry's clinical responsibilities will be at UCSF-Mt. Zion and the Pain Management Clinic.

Pain Management Center

Robert F Hickey, MD
Emeritus-Senate

Jan Hirsch, MD
Assistant Professor In Residence(FY)
Staff Anesthesiologist, San Francisco VA Medical Center

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Internship: University of Washington, Seattle, Boise track

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF Department of Anesthesia

Fellowship(s): Cardiovascular Research Institute, UCSF

Jan Hirsch, MD

Staff Anesthesiologist

San Francisco VA Medical Center

University of California, San Francisco

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

VA Mail 129

4150 Clement Street

San Francisco, CA 94121

hirschj@anesthesia.ucsf.edu

Clinical Training

University of California, San Francisco.

Residency in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (2005-2008)

University of Washington

Internship at the Medical Service, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID (2004-2005)

Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.

Residency (“Assistenzarzt”) at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Giessen University Hospital, Giessen, Germany (2000-2002)

Free University Berlin, Germany.

Residency (“Assistenzarzt”) in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine of the Unfallkrankenhaus (trauma center) Berlin, teaching hospital of the Free University Berlin, Germany (1997-2000)

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Internship (“Arzt im Praktikum”) in the Department of Internal Medicine I (Cardiology and Pulmonary), Klinikum Grosshadern (1995-1997)

Research Training

Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco.

Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratories of Michael A. Matthay, MD, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Supported by a grant of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) (2002-2004)

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Before and during residency (“AIP”) in the laboratories of Professor C. Vogelmeier, MD, Pulmonary Branch, Department of Internal Medicine I. Supported by a grant of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) (1994-1997)

Doctoral Thesis:

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, 2000: „Charakterisierung des Proteasen-Antiproteasensystems der transplantierten Lunge“ [Characterization of the protease-antiprotease system of the transplanted lung]

(summa cum laude)

Education

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Study of Medicine (1988-1994)

Publications

Doctoral Thesis:

Pulmonary Branch, Department of Internal Medicine I, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, 2000:

„Charakterisierung des Proteasen-Antiproteasensystems der transplantierten Lunge“

[Characterization of the protease-antiprotease system of the transplanted lung](summa cum laude)

Original Publications:

1. Hirsch J, Elssner A, Mazur G, Maier KL, Bittmann I, Behr J, Schwaiblmair M, Reichenspurner H, Fürst H, Briegel J and Vogelmeier C. Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome after (Heart-) Lung Transplantation: Impaired Antiprotease Defense and Increased Oxidant Activity. AJRCCM 160(5): 1640-6, 1999.

2. Schaffartzik W, Hirsch J, Frickmann F, Kuhly P and Ernst A. Hearing Loss after Spinal and General Anesthesia: A Comparative Study. Anesth Analg 91(6): 1466-72, 2000.

3. Hirsch J, Wendt T, Sanft C and Schaffartzik W. Point-Of-Care measurement of coagulation. Anaesthesia 56(8): 760-3, 2001.

4. Hirsch J, Führer I, Kuhly P and Schaffartzik W. Preoxygenation: A comparison of three different breathing systems. Br J Anaesth 87 (12): 928-31, 2001.

5. Hirsch J, Bach R, Menzebach A, Welters ID, Dietrich GV and Hempelmann G. Temperature course and distribution during plasma heating with a microwave device. Anaesthesia 58(5):444-7, 2003.

6. Hirsch J, Menzebach A, Welters ID, Dietrich GV, Katz N and Hempelmann G. Indicators for erythrocyte damage after microwave warming of packed red blood cells. Clin Chem 49(5): 792-9, 2003.

7. Hansen KC, Schmitt-Ulms G, Chalkley RJ, Hirsch J, Baldwin MA and Burlingame AL. Mass spectrometric analysis of protein mixtures at low levels using cleavable 13C-ICAT and multi-dimensional chromatography. Mol Cell Proteomics: 2(5): 299-314, 2003.

8. Menzebach A, Hirsch J, Hempelmann G and Welters ID. Effects of Endogenous and Synthetic Opioid Peptides on Neutrophil Function in vitro. Br J Anaesth 91(4): 546-50, 2003.

9. Hirsch J, Hansen KC, Frank JA, Fang X, Chalkley RJ, Burlingame AL and Matthay MA. [Changes in the proteome of alveolar type II epithelial cells after high tidal volume ventilation]. Anaesthesiol Intensivmed, 44(11): 765, 2003.

10. Menzebach A, Hirsch J, Nost R, Mogk M, Hempelmann G, Welters ID. [Morphine inhibits complement receptor expression, phagocytosis and oxidative burst by a nitric oxide dependant mechanism]. Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 39(4): 204-11, 2004.

11. X. Fang, Y.Song, R. Zemans, J. Hirsch and M.A. Matthay. Fluid transport across cultured rat and human alveolar epithelial cells: A novel in vitro system. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. Jul;287(1):L104, 2004

12. I. D. Welters, J. Hirsch, A .Menzebach, G. Hempelmann, and M. Muller. [Activation of Granulocytes and Antiproteases in Open Heart Surgery with extracorporeal circulation.] Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 40(3): P. 164, 2005.

13. X. Fang, Y. Song, J. Hirsch, L. J.V. Galietta, N. Pedemonte, R. Zemans, G. Dolganov, A.S. Verkman and M. A. Matthay. “Contribution of CFTR to Vectorial Fluid Transport in Cultured Human Alveolar Epithelial Type II Cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.290(2):L242, 2006

14. J. Hirsch, K. C. Hansen, S. Choi, J. Noh, R. Hirose, J. P. Roberts, J. J. Maher, A. L. Burlingame, M. A. Matthay and C. U. Niemann. Changes in the proteome of hepatic Kupffer cells after warm ischemia quantified by ITRAQ labeling in rats. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 2006 Jun;5(6):979-86; [Feb 24 epub ahead of print]

15. J. Hirsch, K. C. Hansen, J. A. Frank, R. J. Chalkley, X. Fang, J. C. Trinidad, P. Baker, A. L. Burlingame and M.A. Matthay “Impact of Low and High Tidal Volumes on the Rat Alveolar Epithelial Type II Cell Proteome.” Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 May 15;175(10):1006-13. Epub 2007 Mar 15

16. J. Hirsch, C. U. Niemann, K. C. Hansen, X. Su, S. Choi, J. A. Frank, X. Fang, R. Hirose, P Theodore, A. Sapru, A. L. Burlingame, and M.A. Matthay. „Alterations in the Proteome of Pulmonary Alveolar Type II Cells in the Rat after Liver Ischemia”. Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun;36(6):1846-54

17. V. Minville, A. Gendre, J. Hirsch, S. Silva, B. Bourdet, C. Barbero, O. Fourcade, K. Samii, H. Bouaziz. The efficacy of skin temperature for block assessment after infraclavicular brachial plexus block. Anesth Analg. 2009 Mar;108(3):1034-6.

Review articles:

Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie Vol 37(3), March 2002, P. 163-73

E. Seidelmayer-Grimm, J. Hirsch and G. Hempelmann

„Anästhesie für Patienten mit Mucoviscidose“

[Anesthesia in patients with cystic fibrosis]

J. Hirsch, K.C. Hansen, A.L. Burlingame and M.A. Matthay “Proteomics: Potential Applications to Lung Diseases”. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol ; Vol. 287 , July 1st 2004, P.1

Book sections:

G. Hempelmann, J. Hirsch and H. Neuhof

“Kreislaufphysiologische Grundlagen” [Background in cardiovascular physiology]

in ”Transfusionsmedizin Grundlagen - Therapie - Methodik “

[Transfusion Medicine Basics – Therapy- Methods]

Mueller-Eckhardt, C.; Kiefel, Volker (Eds.), 3rd edition, 2004, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York,

J. Hirsch, L.B. Ware and M.A. Matthay

“Pulmonary Proteomics”

in “Clinical Proteomics: From Diagnosis to Therapy”

Van Eyk, J. and Dunn, M. (Eds.), Wiley Publishers, Weinheim, 2007

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Meagan Lansdale Holden
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Home Town: Sacramento, CA

Jin Huang, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Internship: Maimonides Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Andrew J Infosino, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship(s): Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Christina M Inglis-arkell
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Home Town: Ventura, CA

Sandra Jeker-annaheim
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Ravi V Joshi, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts

Anesthesia Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship(s): Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Emory University. Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Joshi's clinical responsibilities, in view of his formal Cardiothoracic training, are at the Moffitt-Long Hospital, with significant involvement with "complex" cardiac, vascular, and thoracic cases, including those involving extracorporeal cardiorespiratory support. In addition, he is involved in the instruction of transesopahgeal echocardiography (TEE) for participating resdients and fellows.

Dr. Joshi's research include studying protein structure/function and the development of macromolecular inhibitors of proteases involved in contact activation, coagulation, and fibrinolysis.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Sonali Joshi, MB
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
2010-2011 Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellow

Irfan Kathiriya, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor
2010-2011 Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow

Jeffrey A Katz, MD
Emeritus In Residence-Senate

Tomoyuki Kawamata
Visiting Professor(FY)

Asmina Abdulrahim Khan, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Helen Kim, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor In Residence

Dr. Kim is a genetic epidemiologist working at the Center for Cerebrovascular Research. She is investigating genetic and environmental factors that predict hemorrhagic stroke and/or poor outcome in patients with cerebral vascular malformations.

Center for Cerebrovascular Research

Institute for Human Genetics

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Katherine A Kinghorn
Associate Clinical Professor
2010-2011 Critical Care Medicine Fellow

Sakura Kinjo, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine

Okinawa, Japan

Internship: United States Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan

Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Texas, Houston, Texas

Fellowship(s): Clinical Pain

University of California, Davis, California

Donald D Koblin, MD, PhD
Professor In Residence(FY)

Kerstin Kolodzie, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Hamburg, Germany

Internship: University of Hamburg, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Fellowship(s): Perioperative Clinical Research Core, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, UCSF

Dr. Kolodzie is specialized in regional anesthesia and anesthesia for orthopedic surgery. Her clinical responsibilities are at Moffitt Long Hospital, Mount Zion Hospital and the Orthopaedic Institute.

Research:

Dr. Kolodzie is conducting clinical research on a wide range of perioperative outcomes, including but not limited to postoperative nausea and vomiting, postoperative pain management after orthopedic surgery and perioperative cardiac arrhythmias. She performs evidence based quantitative systematic reviews, epidemiological research and controlled clinical trials.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Jens William Krombach, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Clinical Director SFGH
Medical Director of Perioperative Services SFGH

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Johann W Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Cologne, Germany

Fellowship(s): Transfusion Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany

Dr. Krombach joined UCSF in 2002. Following a two-year visiting faculty position, he became a full-time faculty member in 2004. His clinical responsibilities are entirely at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Krombach was appointed Anesthesia Clinical Director at SFGH. Dr Krombach has been instrumental helping to improve teaching both anesthesia residents and medical students while they are at SFGH. Currently, Dr. Krombach focuses on patient safety in the perioperative period. His research involves studying the safety and clinical effectiveness of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia.


Rondall K Lane, MD
Assistant Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Dartmouth Medical School

Internship: Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Yale University School of Medicine

Merlin D Larson, MD
Emeritus In Residence-Senate

Dr. Larson, in collaboration with Dr. Niemann, investigates the interaction of the anti-fungal agent fluconazole on the pharmacodynamics of intravenous fentanyl in old and young patients.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Alain Lartigue, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Mark L Latronica, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

Internship: Alameda County Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Chanhung Zanhong Lee, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Dr. Lee works in the Center for Cerebrovascular Research where she investigates the mechanisms of key pathways on cerebral angiogenesis and vascular malformations using pharmacological and genetic manipulations.

Center for Cerebrovascular Research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Chee Teik Lee
Visiting Assistant Professor

David J Lee, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Pain Management Center

Jae Woo Lee, MD
Associate Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Anesthesia Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)

Fellowship(s): Boston Children's Hospital

The main focus of my research is understanding the potential therapeutic role of allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells in acute lung injury. To study this, I have developed three human models: (1) A fairly novel ex vivo perfused human lung injured by E. Coli endotoxin. (2 & 3) Primary cultures of both human alveolar epithelial type II cells and human lung microvascular endothelial cells grown on Transwell plates injured by an inflammatory insult.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Susan Lee, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Vivian K Lee, MD
Clinical Instructor

Jacqueline M Leung, MD
Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Stanford University

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): Cardiac Research

Dr. Leung investigates methods to improve perioperative care delivery and outcomes of older surgical patients. Examples of ongoing projects include cohort study and clinical trials on postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction.

Published research

Leung Lab

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Jeremy A Lieberman, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Director, Spine Anesthesia Service

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: UCSF

Internship: UCSF - general surgery

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): UCSF - Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Lieberman studies:

1. Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

2. Anesthetic agent effects on Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP) and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)

3. Detection of Spinal Nerve Root Injury

4. Effect of Dexmedetomidine on MEP Responses

5. Effect of Hemodynamic Changes on MEP Responses

Published research

Eric Y Lin, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine.

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Lin spends the majority of his time as an attending anesthesiologist in the operating rooms at San Francisco General Hospital. He also serves as an attending physician in the intensive care units of San Francisco General and Moffitt-Long Hospitals.

Ludwig Haw-bair Lin, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Lawrence Litt, MD, PhD
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M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Miami

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Litt uses ex vivo rat brain slices to investigate how intracellular energy metabolism of neurons and glia relates to brain injury and protection during hypoxia and ischemia. Mitochondria send out signals to start and stop apoptosis and necrosis. 31P, 13C, and 1H NMR spectroscopy at 14 Tesla are used to track metabolite changes. Mitochondrial signals associated with injury and repair are detected from changes in proteins, their phosphorylation, and also from redox states. Studies are done in whole slices, slice extracts, and cell fractions obtained with differential centrifugation. Cell biology techniques include Western blotting, immunohistology, in situ hybridization, and fluorescence microscopy.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Linda L Liu, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Errol P Lobo, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: UCSF

Internship: UCSF

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): Robert Woods Johnson Fellow

Dr. Lobo does research in:

1. Spinal Cord Function During Endovascular Repair Of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

2. Dexmedetomadine in the Perioperative Care of Morbid Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

3. Pre-emptive analgesia in the Perioperative care of morbidly obese patients

Published research

Martin J London, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: New York Medical College

Internship: New York Medical College, NYC, NY

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): University of California, San Francisco

Dr. London analyzes the efficacy and effectiveness of various perioperative therapies and procedures in high risk patients undergoing vascular and cardiac surgery, including beta blockade, pulmonary artery catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, and early extubation in large patients cohorts in the Department of Veterans Affairs using clinical databases.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Jianlong Lou, MD, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Jennifer M Lucero, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Yale School of Medicine

Internship: UCSF-Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): Obstetric Anesthesia

Postdoctoral Training: NIH-T-32 Fellow

Completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Anesthesia at University California San Francisco. Clinical focus on Women's Heath Anesthesia and attends at both UCSF and SFGH. Research focus is Pre-eclampsia and the maternal effects of this disorder.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

James D Marks, MD, PhD
Professor

Dr. Marks investigates the mechanisms of botulism toxicity and produces human antibodies that block botulism toxicity.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Oana Viorica Maties
Visiting Assistant Professor

Mervyn Maze, MB ChB
Professor
Chairman

Jessica E Mcdermott, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Rachel Eshima Mckay, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Dr. McKay designs and conducts clinical studies related to inhaled anesthetics, airway and ventilatory responses, and various aspects of recovery.

Published research

A comparison of airway responses during desflurane and sevoflurane administration via a laryngeal mask airway for maintenance of anesthesia.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Lingzhong "LZ" Meng, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Background:
M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Internship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Surgery), Nashville, TN

Anesthesia Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (CA-1), Miami, FL; University of California Los Angeles (CA-2 & 3), Los Angeles, CA

Rachel Mercer
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Home Town: Miami, FL

Ronald D Miller, MD
Professor
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Dr. Miller's research has been in neuromuscular pharmacology and blood products. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Anesthesia. He edits a two-volume anesthesia text. Recently, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.

Fleurise Y Montecillo

Valli P Mummaneni, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Anesthesia Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio

Fellowship(s): Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Mummaneni works exclusively at Moffitt-Long.


J Renee Navarro, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Anesthesia Residency: Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Navarro joined the UCSF Anesthesia Faculty in 1990, and is currently a Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. Dr. Navarro is an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine and an Anesthesia Career Advisor. Dr. Navarro became the first UCSF Director of Academic Diversity, September 1, 2007. In her role, she is charged with coordinating the University’s Strategic Goal of Enhancing Diversity of faculty, students, trainees and staff.

Dr. Navarro's clinical practice is at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Navarro is a steering committee member of the African American Health Initiative for San Francisco County, and a member of the UC President’s Task Force on Faculty Diversity. Dr. Navarro's service to the University and the community has been honored by receipt of the Alpha Omega Alpha award, Chancellor’s Celebration of Women Faculty, Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Award, Elliott Rapaport Award, and former Mayor Willie Brown’s Proclamation of Dr. J. Renee Navarro Day in San Francisco.

Thien Y Ng, MD
Emeritus

Victor Ng, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Hung Gia Nguyen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Theodora Nicholau, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Claus Niemann, MD
Associate Professor In Residence
Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Niemann investigates ischemia/reperfusion injury in organ transplantation. He also evaluates liver function and splanchnic hemodynamics in liver transplant patients and in living liver donors.

Published research

transplant injury lab

Jack Vee Norris, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Internship: Medicine

San Francisco General Hospital

San Francisco, California

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Gerard M Ozanne, MD
Emeritus

Swetha R Pakala
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Home Town: Bayonne, NJ

Jonathan Z Pan, PhD, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Manuel C Pardo, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Sol Shnider Endowed Chair for Anesthesia Education
Vice Chair for Education
Residency Program Director

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: UCLA School of Medicine

Internship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Pardo serves in many educational roles in the department and on campus. He is the Anesthesia Residency Program Director, a position that began in September 2009 after several years as Associate Program Director. From 1999 to 2010, he was the Director of the Anesthesia Patient Simulator Program. Other roles in the department include co-directing the Faculty Development Workshops. Dr. Pardo is a founding member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. He holds the Sol Shnider Endowed Chair for Anesthesia Education, serving as a liaison between the Academy and the department. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Pardo served as the interim director of the UCSF School of Medicine Kanbar Simulator Center, and has helped to expand the role of simulation in the training programs of the four major health profession schools at UCSF.

Dr. Pardo's clinical practice at UCSF Medical Center includes critical care medicine and anesthesia for liver transplantation.

UCSF Haile T Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Sol Shnider Endowed Chair for Anesthesia Education

George W Pasvankas, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Interim Medical Director, PMC
Director, Pain Management Fellowship Program

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, New York

Internship: Winthrop-University Hospital Mineola, New York

Anesthesia Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship(s): UCSF Pain Management Center San Francisco, California

My clinical time is divided between the UCSF Pain Management Center and the main O.R., both at the Mt. Zion Hospital campus. I am also currently the Interim Medical Director of the Pain Management Center.

Ludmila Pawlikowska, PhD
Assistant Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: UCSF Program in Biomedical Sciences

Postdoctoral Training: UCSF Liver Center, CVRI and Institute for Human Genetics

Dr. Pawlikowska is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. Her research focus is genetic association studies of common human disease of complex inheritance, including cardiovascular phenotypes and longevity. In collaboration with Drs. William Young and Helen Kim, she studies the genetics of vascular phenotypes, focusing on brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM), an important cause of stroke in young adults. Candidate-gene approaches have yielded several variants associated with BAVM incidence or clinical course; genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are underway. Other approaches planned include mapping modifier loci for angiogenesis in mice, screening for rare variants using high throughput sequencing technologies, and investigation of somatic genetic variation in BAVM tissue samples.

A second focus of Dr. Pawlikowska's research is on genetics of human aging and longevity. She is part of the NIA-funded Longevity Consortium. She has been involved in quantitative trait locus mapping in a long-lived mouse strain and in candidate-gene studies of human longevity including the insulin-IGF signaling pathway. Future projects include high-throughput sequencing to discover rare variants in genes in longevity-associated pathways.

Third, Dr. Pawlikowska is developing a research program in admixture mapping of cardiovascular disease traits in admixed populations such as African Americans. She is the principal investigator on an R01 proposal to map metabolic syndrome traits, funded by the NIDDK.

Published research

Center for Cerebrovascular Research

Dr Pawlikowska at CCR

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Thoha Pham, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Temple University, School of Medicine, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Pain Management, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Pham's clinical responsibilities will be at the UCSF-Mt. Zion campus and the Pain Management Clinic.

Pain Management Center

Claudia Praetel
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Arun Prakash Budde, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: New York University School of Medicine

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: University of California San Francisco

Arun Prakash was born and grew up in Kuwait and completed his schooling in Bangalore, India before moving to the United States in 1992 to pursue his higher education at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. After receiving a B.S in Chemistry and a B.A. in History, he moved to New York University in 1996 to join the MD-PhD program there. At NYU, he completed his doctoral thesis studies in the department of Molecular Immunology focusing on the role and regulation of type I Interferons in the anti-viral response in 2003. After completing medical school, he moved to California to begin his postgraduate education in 2005, first at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose for a preliminary internal medicine internship and, then in 2006, at UCSF in the department of anesthesia and perioperative care. He graduated from the anesthesia residency program in June 2009 and has joined the faculty at UCSF with his clinical duties primarily at San Francisco General Hospital. His research activities include trying to understand the molecular mechanisms behind lung reperfusion injury with a special focus on the innate immune system.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile


Katja Radke, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Georg-August-Universitat, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: Georg-August-Universitat, Germany

Dr. Radke worked in the Department of Anesthesiology, University hospital, George-Agust-Universitaet Goettingen. She has held a Visiting Anesthesiologist position at the Asklepios Klnik Seesen, Germany from 2003 to 2007.

Dr. Radke will perform her clinical responsibilities at San Francisco General Hospital.

Oliver C Radke, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Georg-August-Universitat, Germany

Anesthesia Residency: Georg-August-Universitat, Germany

Dr. Radke was an Attending Anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology, at University Hospital, Georg-August-Universitat. He currently holds a Visiting Anesthesiologist position at Asklepios Klink Seesen, Germany from 2003 to 2007, as well as University Hospital, Martin-Luther-University, Halle/Saale, Germany in 2004 to 2007.

Dr. Radke will perform his clinical responsibilities at San Francisco General Hospital and work on his research with Dr. Christian Apfel.

James Ramsay
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia(FY)

Emily Reinys, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Ka Young Rhee, MD, PhD
Visiting Associate Professor

Nicholas Andreas Riegels
Assistant Clinical Professor

David Robinowitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Internship: Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

Anesthesia Residency: Pediatrics and Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco

Scott Robinson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Ruth A Rodgers, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Mark D Rollins, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Minnesota Medical School

Minneapolis, MN

Internship: Combined Plastic and General Surgery

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care

Dr. Rollins investigates means of improving oxygen delivery both to acute wounds (e.g., maintaining normothermia and administering 100 percent oxygen intraoperatively) and to chronic wounds (e.g., sympathetic blockade, local warming and hyperbaric oxygen therapy). This involves studies in animal models, human volunteers, and patients, along with developing better oxygen measuring techniques.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Mark A Rosen, MD
Emeritus In Residence-Senate
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Obstetric Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of California San Francisco

Internship: University of California San Francisco

Anesthesia Residency: University of California San Francisco

Fellowship(s): University of California San Francisco

Clinical career focused on obstetric anesthesia, anesthesia during pregnancy and anesthesia for fetal surgery.

Patricia A Roth, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Anesthesia Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Internship: Internal medicine, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco.

Fellowship(s): Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Rouine-Rapp is a medical director of the Mt Zion and Parnassus Prepare clinics where patients undergo medical evaluation and perioperative risk assessment prior to surgery. In the operating room, Dr. Rouine-Rapp is a member of the cardiac anesthesia team. She delivers anesthetic care to adult and pediatric patients who undergo surgery for acquired or congenital heart disease. In addition, she cares for adult patients who undergo heart or lung transplants.

Dr. Rouine-Rapp has participated in the Teaching Scholars Program and for several years was the Course Director of a clerkship for medical students, the Perioperative Care Clerkship (Anesthesia 140.09). Dr. Rouine-Rapp received the William K Hamilton teaching award from the anesthesia residents in 2000.

Published research

Richard W. Rowe, MD, MPH
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Harvard Medical School

Internship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Anesthesia Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship(s): Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Rowe is a pediatric anesthesiologist who specializes in the care of children with complex pediatric diseases. Of particular interest are those children with metabolic diseases (Mucopolysaccharidosis, Niemann–Pick disease, type C, etc.). He has had over 10 years experience as one of the pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists at Children's Hospital Oakland. In the 1990s he developed the first virtual bronchoscopy simulation tools that teaches residents the psycho-motor skills of bronchoscopy on infants and children (HT Medical, now CAE healthcare).

Isobel A Russell, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Dr. Russell focuses on intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography with particular interest in infants and children with congenital heart disease. In cardiac adult patients, current projects include the utility of myocardial contrast echocardiography via TEE as a novel approach to objectively analyze myocardial perfusion.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Jeffrey Sall, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Iowa College of Medicine

Internship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine

Anesthesia Residency: University of California San Francisco

Fellowship(s): University of California San Francisco

Dr. Sall's research focus is in understanding how anesthetics impact neural development. Specifically, his group studies how anesthetics alter hippocampal cognitive function and neurogenesis in the hippocampus of neonates and adults.

Dr. Sall's clinical responsibilities are in the Moffit and Mt Zion OR's and on the obstetrical anesthesia service and Moffit.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Gail C Savarese
Associate Clinical Professor

Mark A Schumacher, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Anesthesia Pain Services

Dr. Schumacher investigates the structure, function and genomic regulation of ion channels that are activated by noxious stimuli. Through the study of the capsaicin receptor (TRPV1)(VR1) and its family of related ion channels, Dr. Schumacher and his lab hopes to one day develop a means to selectively block acute and chronic pain at the level of the peripheral sensory nerve terminal.

Dr. Schumacher's famous paper on capsaicin published in Nature.

See also "News and Views" from the same journal describing the spice industry's sort of taste Richter scale (Scoville heat units).

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Muhammad I Shaikh, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Ahmed Mohamed Shalabi, MB ChB
Visiting Assistant Professor

Alok N. Sharma, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Internship: University of Hawaii Transitional Internship Program

Anesthesia Residency: Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Gail S Shibata, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Internship: University of California, Davis-East Bay, California

Anesthesia Residency: University of California Los Angeles

Fellowship(s): Pediatric Anesthesia, Stanford University

Prior to arriving at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Shibata worked at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Shibaba will perform her clinical responsibilities at Moffitt-Long Hospital.

David W Shimabukuro, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Associate Medical Director 9 & 13 ICU

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (Montreal, PQ, Canada)

Internship: NYU/Bellevue Hospital (NY, NY)

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Medicine, UCSF

Laura Siedman, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Claas Siegmueller
Visiting Assistant Professor

Stefan G Simon, MD
Assistant Adjunct Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Rheinisch-Westfaelischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen, Germany

Anesthesia Training: Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Jena, Germany

Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia at Papworth/Cambridge UK and Pediatric Anaesthesia, Starship Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Simon started at the San Franisco General Hospital as a visiting assistant professor in 2005 after having had anaesthesia training in Germany, UK and New Zealand. He is a clinical instructor and works on improving clinical efficiency and teaching (students, residents) at the San Francisco General Hospital.

Published research

David Smolins, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

James M Sonner, MD
Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Harvard Medical School

Internship: Medicine/UCSF

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF

Fellowship(s): UCSF (research fellowship with Ted Eger)

Dr. Sonner investigates the mechanism of inhaled and injectable anesthetics. He studies anesthetic effect on expressed ion channels and in animals. His projects include: a gene mapping study in mice which differ in their anesthetic requirement; investigations on experimental anesthetics, including compounds elevated in metabolic comas, which are hypothesized to act as endogenous anesthetics; tests of the effect of anesthetics on memory and responses to pain in genetically modified mice, and parallel pharmacologic studies in rats; and he is beginning a project to develop a models for anesthetic effects in one-celled organisms.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Una Srejic, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Robin Stackhouse, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Martin Stechert, MD
Associate Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Free University, Berlin Germany

Anesthesia Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowship(s): Critical Care, University of Miami Cardio-thoracic, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr Stechert's clinical practice includes critical care medicine and anesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgery. His research interests are cardiothoracic anesthesia and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), in particular, its application in the ICU setting.

Published research

Marc Philip Steurer, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Greg Stratmann, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Dr. Stratmann and his group study the effects of anesthesia on neurogenesis. Neurogenesis is the formation of new neurons in the brain from stem cells. During development neurogenesis forms the brain. In adults neurogenesis contributes to mental health, as well as to learning and memory.

Anesthetic agents seem to affect neurogenesis differently depending on age. In young adult rats isoflurane increases neurogenesis but in neonatal and old adult rats stem cell proliferation is decreased by isoflurane.

We have three important overall goals:

1) To understand the mechanism of the action of isoflurane on neurogenesis

2) To study other anesthetic agents and to understand whether the age-related effect of anesthetic agents on neurogenesis is a pharmacologic phenomenon or a consequence of the state of anesthesia per se

3) To define which anesthetic regimen provides the best neurologic and neurocognitive outcome at different stages of life.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Hua Su, PhD
Associate Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Nanjing Medical University, P. R. China

Fellowship(s): University of California, San Francisco

Hua Su, MD

Dr. Su is interested in angiogenic gene and cell therapies for ischemic organs and tissues, and the mechanisms of angiogenesis. Her current research includes:

1. Developing strategies to treat brain ischemia by promoting functional angiogenesis and neurorestoration. Dr. Su is testing the feasibility of using adeno-associated viral vector (AAV) mediated hypoxia-inducible angiogenic gene expression to induce angiogenesis at ischemic core/penumbra of ischemic brain. Funded by a grant from the CIRM stem cell program and collaborating with Dr. Samuel Pleasure in the Dept. of Neurology, she is using human stem cell derived oligodendrocytes to regenerate injured brain. She is also collaborating with Dr. Fen-Biao Gao at Gladstone Research Institute, studying the roles of micro RNA in neuron stem cell differentiation, migration and in brain injuries

2. Studying the mechanisms of brain AVM pathogenesis and developing a clinically relevant model of brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The etiopathogenesis of brain AVM remains unknown and research progress is critically hampered by the lack of animal models. In collaboration with Dr. William Young and other scientists in the Center for Cerebrovascular Research, Dr. Su is using the following strategies to develop brain AVM model in the adult mouse: (1) genetic manipulation using transgenic or knockout mice; (2) block ligand-receptor binding by overexpression of soluble proteins; (3) focal angiogenic stimulation by AAV mediated VEGF gene transfer; and (4) altering hemodynamic forces in the brain by pharmacological manipulation or surgical creation of arteriovenous shunting.

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Kristina Sullivan, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Georgetown University

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Critical Care, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Sullivan also did a residency in internal medicine before deciding to pursue a career in anesthesia and critical care medicine. After finishing her critical care fellowship, Dr. Sullivan started on our faculty as a Clinical Instructor. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor with clinical responsibilities at the Moffitt-Long Hospital and Mount Zion.

Melissa Renee Sullivan
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Shirin V Sundar
Associate Specialist


Pekka Talke, MD
Professor In Residence

Dr. Talke investigates the physiology and pharmacology of highly selective alpha-2 agonists in humans and in animals. He currently concentrates on the effect of different alpha-2b genotypes on vascular responsiveness in humans.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Julin Tang, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Medical Director, Critical Care Medicine Group

San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Tang is currently researching the intraoperative outcome of severe traumatic brain injury. Over the years, he has investigated acidosis during lung-protective ventilation in ARDS; the effects of artificial breathing patterns on the work of breathing; alternative treatment of stress-related failure to achieve transition from mechanical ventilation to unassisted breathing.

He has also been the primary investigator of ICU clinical trials involving sedation, sublingual capnometry, and nosocomial pneumonia due to MRSA.

Donald M Taylor, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Taylor investigates the mechanism of action of nitrous oxide and the oxygen sensitivity of NMDA receptors. He utilizes oocyte and hippocampal slice techniques as well as the sensing of calcium currents using microscopic dye techniques.

Published research

John M. Taylor, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Director, Moffitt-Long Post Anesthesia Care Unit.
Medical Director, Moffitt-Long Perioperative Support Services

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Internship: Internal Medicine

UCSF

Anesthesia Residency: UCSF Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care

Fellowship(s): Critical Care Medicine

UCSF

Dr. Taylor does his clinical work and teaching in the operating rooms and the critical care units at both Moffitt and Mount Zion Hospitals.

Dr. Taylor's most recent article

Kevin C Thornton
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas

Internship: Baylor University Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: University of California San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Critical Care - University of California San Francisco

Dr. Thornton's clinical interests include critical care and cardiac, vascular, and thoracic anesthesia. His clinical responsibilities will be at Moffitt-Long and Mount Zion Hospitals.

John H Turnbull

Home Town: San Francisco, CA

Ronald D Vale, MD
Professor

Dr. Vale is Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Howard Hughes Investigator and also William K. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Anesthesia. Dr. Vale is intimately involved in guiding basic science based research projects in the Anesthesia Department, and is a key advisor to the Program Director, the Department Chairman, the Anesthesia Research Faculty, and trainees. Dr. Vale leads a UCSF research program that combines cell biological and biophysical approaches to understand the cytoskeleton and more general issues on spatial organization and movement within cells. His laboratory relies heavily on microscopy, and uses a combination of biochemical, morphological and biophysical approaches. Specifically, recent investigations have focused on two motor proteins, kinesin and dynein, and their roles in organelle transport and mitosis. The lab is also studying the mechanism of other types of proteins, such as microtubule severing proteins, proteins that localize dynamically to growing plus ends of microtubules, and motor regulatory proteins.

Using a variety of in vitro motility assays as tools to study motor proteins, his studies seek to decipher how these proteins convert chemical energy derived from ATP hydrolysis into useful mechanical work, how motor proteins become attached to organelles, and how cells regulate the sorting and transport of organelles and mRNA using motors. The ability to engineer protein machines is extremely powerful for deciphering their mechanisms and learning more general lessons about protein design which could potentially be applies to protein therapeutics in vitro. The lab has also become interested in how signaling molecules are organized in the plasma membranes. Finally, at the top of the hierarchy of complexity, the lab has begun a project to look at the cell behavior during regeneration of tissues in Planarians (a flat worm with remarkable regenerative potential), an effort that will involve a considerable imaging component. Dr. Vale also uses a combination of genome-wide RNAi screening and high-resolution microscopy to identify new genes involved in the activities related to the cytoskeleton.

Frank van der Heusen, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Humboldt University Berlin Germany

Internship: University of Florida Gainesville FL

Anesthesia Residency: University of Florida Gainesville FL

Fellowship(s): University of California San Francisco CA, CT Anesthesia

Arthur W Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor In Residence

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland

Internship: Unviersity of California, San Francisco Internal Medicine

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco Anesthesiology

Fellowship(s): University of California, San Francisco Cardiac Anesthesiology

Art Wallace is an associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative care at the University of California, San Francisco and an attending anesthesiologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco. His clinical practice includes cardiac and non-cardiac anesthesiology as well as ICU and preoperative clinical care. His research interests started with work on imaging myocardial infarctions with CT scanning. He completed a B.S. in engineering and applied science with a specialty in electrical engineering at Yale. He then completed an M.D. and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins Medical School with his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with research in systems physiology and autonomic control of the vasculature. He then moved to the University of California, San Francisco where he completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in anesthesiology, and a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship.  His research at UCSF has included numerous projects in animals and patients including both device development, surgical therapy of heart failure, and drug testing.  He is most known for his work testing drugs for the prevention of perioperative cardiac morbidity and mortality.  His present work includes development of a selective nitric oxide donor to reduce perioperative cardiac risk.  He lectures extensively on cardiac risk reduction and has produced an on-line course on cardiac risk reduction.

Published research

Beta Blocker Protocol

Cardiac Engineering

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Susan Wetstone
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Daryl L Williams
Visiting Professor

Jenson K Wong, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Chief Medical Informatics Officer at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Co-Director of 4E Intensive Care Unit

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship(s): Critical Care, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Wong brings together his past experiences as an IT professional and his deep interest in quality improvement in healthcare to help achieve meaningful use of electronic health records to San Francisco General Hospital.

Through health information technology he seeks to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and patient-centeredness of healthcare delivery for all patients.

In addition to his important administrative roles at San Francisco General Hospital, he continues to teach residents and practice as an anesthesiologist and intensivist at SFGH.

Wendy W Woo
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Peter Wright, BCh, BAO, PhD, MB, MD
Clinical Professor

Xiaolin Yang, MD
Visiting Professor

Susan S Yoo, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
2010 Critical Care Medicine Fellow

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Albany Medical School

Internship: Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: University of California, San Francisco

C. Spencer Yost, MD
Professor
Director, ICU at Mount Zion Hospital
Vice Chair, Clinical Anesthesia Operations

Mount Zion, Pain Management Center, Orthopaedic Institute

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: University of California San Francisco

Internship: L.A. County - University of Southern California Medical Center

Anesthesia Residency: Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center

Fellowship(s): University of Pittsburgh Department of Critical Care

Research: Dr. Yost has identified, and continues to investigate, a family of potassium channels that may play an important role in the mechanism of action of volatile anesthetics. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles relating to the molecular pharmacology of anesthetic drugs.

Clinical: Attending Anesthesiologist Moffitt-Long and Mt. Zion operating room specializing in anesthesia for liver transplants. He has attended on over 200 liver transplant cases since 1992. He has been Medical Director of the U.C.S.F Mt. Zion Intensive Care Unit since 2004.

Published research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

William L Young, MD
Professor

M.D. or Ph.D. Institution: Indiana University

Internship: Bridgeport Hospital/ Yale University

Anesthesia Residency: New York University / Bellevue Hospital Center

Fellowship(s): The Neurological Institute of Columbia University

Postdoctoral Training: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Dr. Young investigates the integrative physiology of the cerebral circulation with special reference to angiogenesis, brain vascular malformations and occlusive cerebrovascular disease. He also investigates the clinical physiology of systemic and cerebral circulatory manipulation during neuroanesthetic management.

Published research

Center for Cerebrovascular Research

UCSF Faculty Research Profile

Yu Zhou, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Yinggang Zhu, MD
POSTDOC-EMPLOYEE

Maurice Zwass, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia