Claudia Benkwitz, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor
Figueroa AG, Benkwitz C, Surges G, Kunz N, Homanics GE, Pearce RA. Hippocampal β2-GABAA receptors mediate LTP suppression by etomidate and contribute to long-lasting feedback but not feedforward inhibition of pyramidal neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2021 10 01; 126(4):1090-1100.
Au V, Marsh B, Benkwitz C. Resection of a Posterior Mediastinal Mass in a 4-Year-Old Child Complicated by Difficult Airway Management and Emergent Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Dec; 24(4):349-354.
Jones SE, Jooste EH, Gottlieb EA, Schwartz J, Goswami D, Gautam NK, Benkwitz C, Downey LA, Guzzetta NA, Zabala L, Latham GJ, Faraoni D, Navaratnam M, Wise-Faberowski L, McDaniel M, Spurrier E, Machovec KA. Preoperative Laboratory Studies for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients: A Multi-Institutional Perspective. Anesth Analg. 2019 05; 128(5):1051-1054.
Jooste EH, Scholl R, Wu YH, Jaquiss RDB, Lodge AJ, Ames WA, Homi HM, Machovec KA, Greene NH, Donahue BS, Shah N, Benkwitz C. Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Comparing the Effects of Antithrombin Versus Placebo on the Coagulation System in Infants with Low Antithrombin Undergoing Congenital Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 02; 33(2):396-402.
Benkwitz C, Watkins SC, Donahue BS. Assessing the Risks of Noncardiac Surgery for Children With Congenital Heart Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Feb 23; 67(7):802-3.
Benkwitz C, Hammer GB. Thrombotic endotracheal tube occlusion after administration of recombinant factor VIIa. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Dec; 27(6):1330-3.
Brookman JC, Sair HI, Benkwitz C, Gulur P. Wandering epidural catheter. Anesthesiology. 2010 Nov; 113(5):1198.
Hentschke H, Benkwitz C, Banks MI, Perkins MG, Homanics GE, Pearce RA. Altered GABAA,slow inhibition and network oscillations in mice lacking the GABAA receptor beta3 subunit. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Dec; 102(6):3643-55.
Benkwitz C, Liao M, Laster MJ, Sonner JM, Eger EI, Pearce RA. Determination of the EC50 amnesic concentration of etomidate and its diffusion profile in brain tissue: implications for in vitro studies. Anesthesiology. 2007 Jan; 106(1):114-23.
Benkwitz C, Banks MI, Pearce RA. Influence of GABAA receptor gamma2 splice variants on receptor kinetics and isoflurane modulation. Anesthesiology. 2004 Oct; 101(4):924-36.
Benkwitz C, Garrison JC, Linden J, Durieux ME, Hollmann MW. Lidocaine enhances Galphai protein function. Anesthesiology. 2003 Nov; 99(5):1093-101.
Boileau AJ, Li T, Benkwitz C, Czajkowski C, Pearce RA. Effects of gamma2S subunit incorporation on GABAA receptor macroscopic kinetics. Neuropharmacology. 2003 Jun; 44(8):1003-12.
Benkwitz C, Oberdorf-Maass S, Neyses L. Combined SSCP and heteroduplex analysis of the human plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase isoform 1 in patients with essential hypertension. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Aug 02; 261(2):515-20.
Hammes A, Oberdorf-Maass S, Rother T, Nething K, Gollnick F, Linz KW, Meyer R, Hu K, Han H, Gaudron P, Ertl G, Hoffmann S, Ganten U, Vetter R, Schuh K, Benkwitz C, Zimmer HG, Neyses L. Overexpression of the sarcolemmal calcium pump in the myocardium of transgenic rats. Circ Res. 1998 Nov 02; 83(9):877-88.
Felbor U, Benkwitz C, Klein ML, Greenberg J, Gregory CY, Weber BH. Sorsby fundus dystrophy: reevaluation of variable expressivity in patients carrying a TIMP3 founder mutation. Arch Ophthalmol. 1997 Dec; 115(12):1569-71.
Benkwitz C. [Heart in the pants: treatment of chronic anal fissure with nitrate ointment]. Z Gastroenterol. 1997 Oct; 35(10):957-9.
Benkwitz C, Kubisch C, Kraft K, Neyses L. Investigation of the Met-267 Arg exchange in isoform 1 of the human plasma membrane calcium pump in patients with essential hypertension by the amplification-created restriction site technique. J Mol Med (Berl). 1997 Jan; 75(1):62-6.