Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, MD

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Kathryn Rouine-Rapp is a cardiac anesthesiologist whose focus is on caring for infants, children and adults as they undergo surgery for congenital or acquired heart disease. This includes preparing patients for surgery as well as postsurgical recovery.

Rouine-Rapp earned an undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her anesthesia residency at UCSF, then completed UCSF fellowships in cardiac anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography.

Rouine-Rapp joined the UCSF faculty in 1992. She received her certification in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in 2000.

Roux J, Kohn MA, Sinskey J, Nguyen H, Boor M, Rouine-Rapp K. The ulnar artery: A site suitable for arterial cannulation in pediatric patients. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Dec; 31(12):1357-1363.
Sinskey JL, Chang JM, Shibata GS, Infosino AJ, Rouine-Rapp K. Applying Conflict Management Strategies to the Pediatric Operating Room. Anesth Analg. 2019 10; 129(4):1109-1117.
Tashjian JA, Fraint H, DiNardo J, Rouine-Rapp K. Inferior Vena Cava Thrombus in a Postpartum Patient With Fontan Physiology: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Sep 01; 9(5):136-139.
Rouine-Rapp K, McDermott MW. Perioperative management of a neurosurgical patient with a meningioma and recent coronary artery stent. J Clin Anesth. 2013 May; 25(3):228-31.
Rouine-Rapp K, Russell IA, Foster E. Congenital heart disease in the adult. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50(2):16-39.
Kathryn Rouine-Rapp. Anesthesia for Transposition of the Great Vessels. Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease. 2010 Jan 22; 444-455.
Rouine-Rapp K, Rouillard KP, Miller-Hance W, Silverman NH, Collins KK, Cahalan MK, Bostrom A, Russell IA. Segmental wall-motion abnormalities after an arterial switch operation indicate ischemia. Anesth Analg. 2006 Nov; 103(5):1139-46.
Russell IA, Rouine-Rapp K, Stratmann G, Miller-Hance WC. Congenital heart disease in the adult: a review with internet-accessible transesophageal echocardiographic images. Anesth Analg. 2006 Mar; 102(3):694-723.
Weiskopf RB, Schnapp S, Rouine-Rapp K, Bostrom A, Toy P. Extracellular potassium concentrations in red blood cell suspensions after irradiation and washing. Transfusion. 2005 Aug; 45(8):1295-301.
Kathryn Rouine-Rapp. Anesthesia for Transposition of the Great Vessels. Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease. 2005 Jan 1; 346-355.
Rouine-Rapp K, Mello DM, Hanley FL, Mohan Reddy V, Soifer S. Effect of enalaprilat on postoperative hypertension after surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2003 Jul; 4(3):327-32.
Cassorla L, Miller-Hance WC, Rouine-Rapp K, Reddy VM, Hanley FL, Silverman NH. Reliability of intraoperative contrast transesophageal echocardiography for detecting interatrial communications in patients with other congenital cardiovascular malformations. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Apr 15; 91(8):1027-31, A8-9.
Russell IA, Miller Hance WC, Gregory G, Balea MC, Cassorla L, DeSilva A, Hickey RF, Reynolds LM, Rouine-Rapp K, Hanley FL, Reddy VM, Cahalan MK. The safety and efficacy of sevoflurane anesthesia in infants and children with congenital heart disease. Anesth Analg. 2001 May; 92(5):1152-8.
Russell IM, Silverman NH, Miller-Hance W, Brook M, Cassorla L, Rouine-Rapp K, Tacy T, Cahalan MK. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography for infants and children undergoing congenital heart surgery: the role of the anesthesiologist. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1999 Nov; 12(11):1009-14.
Jurgen T. Lutz, A.-Stephane Lambert, Kathryn Rouine-Rapp. Damage to Pilot Cuff Tubing During Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1999 May 1; 88(5):1187..
Lutz JT, Lambert AS, Rouine-Rapp K. Damage to pilot cuff tubing during intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. Anesth Analg. 1999 May; 88(5):1187.
Isobel A. Muhiudeen Russell, Maurice S. Zwass, Jeffrey R. Fineman, Michel Balea, Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, Michael Brook, Frank L. Hanley, Norman H. Silverman, Michael K. Cahalan. The Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Postoperative Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants and Children Undergoing Surgical Repair of Congenital Heart Disease. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1998 Jul 1; 87(1):46-51..
Russell IA, Zwass MS, Fineman JR, Balea M, Rouine-Rapp K, Brook M, Hanley FL, Silverman NH, Cahalan MK. The effects of inhaled nitric oxide on postoperative pulmonary hypertension in infants and children undergoing surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Anesth Analg. 1998 Jul; 87(1):46-51.
Manfred D. Seeberger, Michael K. Cahalan, Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, Elyse Foster, Pompiliu Ionescu, Michel Balea, Scot Merrick, Nelson B. Schiller. Acute Hypovolemia May Cause Segmental Wall Motion Abnormalities in the Absence of Myocardial Ischemia. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1997 Dec 1; 85(6):1252.
Seeberger MD, Cahalan MK, Rouine-Rapp K, Foster E, Ionescu P, Balea M, Merrick S, Schiller NB. Acute hypovolemia may cause segmental wall motion abnormalities in the absence of myocardial ischemia. Anesth Analg. 1997 Dec; 85(6):1252-7.
Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, Michael K. Cahalan. Detection of Intraoperative Segmental Wall Motion Abnormalities by Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1997 Dec 1; 85(6):1411.
Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, Michael K. Cahalan. Detection of Intraoperative Segmental Wall Motion Abnormalities by Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1997 Dec 1; 85(6):1411..
Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, Pompiliu Ionescu, Michel Balea, Elyse Foster, Michael K. Cahalan. Detection of Intraoperative Segmental Wall-Motion Abnormalities by Transesophageal Echocardiography: The Incremental Value of Additional Cross Sections in the Transverse and Longitudinal Planes. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1996 Dec 1; 83(6):1141.
Rouine-Rapp K, Ionescu P, Balea M, Foster E, Cahalan MK. Detection of intraoperative segmental wall-motion abnormalities by transesophageal echocardiography: the incremental value of additional cross sections in the transverse and longitudinal planes. Anesth Analg. 1996 Dec; 83(6):1141-8.
MJ. Benson, MK. Cabalan, R. Hickey, K. Rouine-Rapp, IA. Mubuideen, MD. Seeberger. Volumetric Estimation of Cardiac Output Using Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesthesiology. 1994 Sep 1; 81(3A):a116.
K. Rouine-Rapp, M. K. Cahalan, P. Ionescu, I. Muhiudeen, E. Foster. DETECTION OF WALL MOTION ABNORMALITIES. Anesthesiology. 1992 Sep 1; 77(3A):a481.