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Robert Schonberger, MD, MHCDS

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Anesthesiology; Associate Research Director of the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group, Anesthesiology

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Robert Schonberger, MD, MHCDS

Research Summary

Dr. Schonberger has a research interest in developing new anesthesia healthcare delivery models that aim to improve care coordination on the day of surgery with the aim to facilitate longitudinal cardiovascular risk-factor recognition and treatment in patients presenting for anesthesia.

He is also involved in several projects associated with perioperative care of the cardiothoracic surgery patient including the development of novel extracorporeal oxygenation techniques as well as other interventions to improve the safety and outcomes associated with surgeries involving patients with cardiac disease.

Extensive Research Description

Anesthetic Induction Dose Adjustment Among Elderly Surgical Patients

Integrating perioperative care into the treatment of hypertension.

Perioperative beta-blockade.

Novel therapies to reduce and treat gaseous microemboli.

Pharmacology and physiology of extra corporeal support.


Research Interests

Anesthesiology; Extracorporeal Circulation; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Hypertension; Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care; Geriatric Assessment

Public Health Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiology Methods; Health Care Management

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials