Solmaz Manuel, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Biography: 

Dr. Solmaz Poorsattar Manuel is a physician-educator-researcher in the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. She is a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Anesthesiology Residency Program. Clinically, Dr. Manuel specializes in Acute Pain, Regional Anesthesia, and Neuroanesthesia. She is passionate about providing each patient with the safest, highest quality, and most compassionate care.

Academically, Dr. Manuel focuses on medical education, mentorship, disparities and quality improvement in perioperative care. She is an Assistant Course Director for the ABC (core cardiac, respiratory and hematology) block for first year medical students; anesthesiology clerkship site director; and career advisor for students pursuing a residency in anesthesiology. She additionally serves as an advisor in the anesthesiology residency program.

Dr. Manuel’s excellence as a medical educator has been recognized through multiple competitive awards nominated by both trainees and colleagues. Under her advising and coordination, the UCSF Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) received national ASA recognition as most outstanding AIG. She has been nominated for the UCSF Ronald D. Miller Award for Excellence in Resident Mentorship, awarded the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, awarded the UCSF School of Medicine Class of 2020 Convocation Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching by Clinical Faculty, and inducted into the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. She was honored to have been the keynote speaker for the ASA Medical Student House of Delegates in 2020.

Dr. Manuel is involved in several collaborative research projects across departments and institutions that reflect her interests in health disparities, quality improvement, and medical education. Her current research efforts are focused on disparities in postoperative pain. management. In addition, Dr. Manuel is a dedicated champion for diversity and equity within the fields of anesthesiology and medical education.  She has led efforts to reduce bias and improve the educational environment for rotators and trainees in anesthesiology, engages in research to uncover disparities in the perioperative environment, and mentors through multiple pipeline program for undergraduate and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Publications: 
Manuel SP. Artist's Statement: Looking Outward. Acad Med. 2021 May 01; 96(5):640.
Poorsattar SP, Blake CM, Manuel SP. Addressing Microaggressions In Academic Medicine. Acad Med. 2021 Mar 02.
Ho N, Dixit AA, Inglis-Arkell C, Manuel SP. Limited use of nonopioid analgesics after pediatric ambulatory surgery. J Opioid Manag. 2021 Mar-Apr; 17(2):101-107.
Jung MJ, Libaw JS, Manuel SP, Kathiriya IS, Srejic U, Gandhi S. Interactive anesthesiology educational program improves wellness for anesthesiologists and their children. J Clin Anesth. 2021 Feb 06; 70:110192.
Suleiman L, Bakhtary S, Manuel SP. Defining core competencies in transfusion medicine for resident physicians: A multi-specialty Delphi consensus study. Transfusion. 2021 Jan 07.
Dixit AA, Elser H, Chen CL, Ferschl M, Manuel SP. Language-Related Disparities in Pain Management in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit for Children Undergoing Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Children (Basel). 2020 Oct 04; 7(10).
Manuel SP, Poorsattar SP. Mentoring up: Twelve tips for successfully employing a mentee-driven approach to mentoring relationships. Med Teach. 2020 Jul 27; 1-4.
Kwan SY, Lancaster E, Dixit A, Inglis-Arkell C, Manuel S, Suh I, Shen WT, Seib CD. Reducing Opioid Use in Endocrine Surgery Through Patient Education and Provider Prescribing Patterns. J Surg Res. 2020 Jul 23; 256:303-310.
Manuel SP, Dixit A, Inglis-Arkell C. Regarding "Opioid Prescription Usage After Benign Gynecologic Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study". J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020 Jul 14.
Dixit AA, Chen CL, Inglis-Arkell C, Manuel SP. Assessment of Unused Opioids Following Ambulatory Surgery. Am Surg. 2020 Jun; 86(6):652-658.
Manuel SP, Anand N, Poorsattar SP. . Problem-Based Learning Discussions for Teaching Fundamentals of Anesthesia. AAMC iCollaborative. 2020.
Corpman D, Bakhtary S, Manuel SP. Overtransfusion after unexpected intraoperative hemorrhage: A retrospective study. J Clin Anesth. 2020 Jun; 62:109720.
Perez A, Bakhtary S, Nedelcu E, Manuel S. Overtransfusion of Autologous Blood Identifies Opportunities for Improving Patient Blood Management. Cureus. 2019 Mar 07; 11(3):e4202.
Manuel SP, Roberts JP, Bakhtary S. Preoperative Autologous Blood Collection in Adult Living Liver Donors: Are We Wasting Donor Blood and Increasing Exposure to Risk? Transplantation. 2019 02; 103(2):387-391.
Ho NN, Dixit A, Inglis-Arkell CM, Manuel SP. Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine News. Assessment of Opioid and Non-Opioid Analgesic Prescriptions after Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery. 2019; (Fall).
Manuel SP, Grewal GK, Lee JS. Millennial Resident Study Habits and Factors that Influence American Board of Anesthesiology In-Training Examination Performance: A Multi-Institutional Study. J Educ Perioper Med. 2018 Apr-Jun; 20(2):E623.
Solmaz P. Manuel, M.D., David Corpman, B.S., Sara Bakhtary, M.D.. American Society of Anesthesiologists Abstracts. Overtransfusion during Non-Traumatic Unexpected Intraoperative Hemorrhage. 2018.
Tina M Yu, Mastoora Nasiri, Solmaz P Manuel. Surgical Management of the Retained Epidural Catheter Fragment Complicated by Postoperative Phlegmon. J Anest & Inten Care Med. 2018; 2(5).
Manuel SP, Spitzer TR, Ishizawa Y. Preoperative autologous blood donation in healthy bone marrow donors contributes to pre-procedure anemia. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 08; 52(8):1191-1193.
Manuel SP, Mai C. In: Matthes K, Laubach A, Wang E, Anderson TA (Eds.), Pediatric Anesthesiology: A Comprehensive Board Review. Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery. 2015.
Manuel SP, Mai C. In: Matthes K, Laubach A, Wang E, Anderson TA (Eds.), Pediatric Anesthesiology: A Comprehensive Board Review. Professional Issues in Pediatric Anesthesia. 2015.
Manuel SP, Pian-Smith M. In: Pino R (Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Safety in Anesthesia. 2015.
Chakkittakandiyil A, Phillips R, Frieden IJ, Siegfried E, Lara-Corrales I, Lam J, Bergmann J, Bekhor P, Poorsattar S, Pope E. Timolol maleate 0.5% or 0.1% gel-forming solution for infantile hemangiomas: a retrospective, multicenter, cohort study. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 29(1):28-31.
Poorsattar SP, Hornung RL. . Tanning addiction: current trends and future treatment. Expert Rev Dermatol. 2010; 2(5).
Poorsattar SP, Hornung RL. Television turning more teens toward tanning? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Jan; 58(1):171-2.
Magee KH, Poorsattar S, Seidel KD, Hornung RL. Tanning device usage: what are parents thinking? Pediatr Dermatol. 2007 May-Jun; 24(3):216-21.
Hornung RL, Hansen LA, Sharp LK, Poorsattar SP, Lipsky MS. Skin cancer prevention in the primary care setting: assessment using a standardized patient. Pediatr Dermatol. 2007 Mar-Apr; 24(2):108-12.
Poorsattar SP, Hornung RL. UV light abuse and high-risk tanning behavior among undergraduate college students. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Mar; 56(3):375-9.
Hornung RL, Poorsattar SP. . Indoor tanning: an emerging public health concern. Expert Rev Dermatol. 2007; 6(2):685-688 .
Calvert J, Shors AR, Hornung RL, Poorsattar SP, Sidbury R. Relapse of Wells' syndrome in a child after tetanus-diphtheria immunization. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 May; 54(5 Suppl):S232-3.
Sidbury R, Poorsattar S. Pediatric atopic dermatitis: should we treat it differently? Dermatol Ther. 2006 Mar-Apr; 19(2):83-90.
Honors and Awards: 
Induction into Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, 2020
Excellence in Teaching for Clinical Faculty Award, UCSF School of Medicine Class of 2020 Convocation Teaching Awards, 2020
Outstanding Anesthesia Interest Group Award, Best Overall Chapter, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2019
Nominated for Ronald D. Miller Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring, UCSF Department of Anesthesia, 2019
Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, 2019
Highest Rated Improvement Initiative, Poster Leader Rounds, UCSF Health Improvement Symposium, 2019