Elizabeth Whitlock, MD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Anesthesia
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-514-3755
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6868-4301 Additional info
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    My research centers on understanding cognitive change over time in older adults, particularly as it relates to surgery and anesthesia, using population-based data sources. I am also interested in potentially modifiable risk factors for adverse anesthesia-related outcomes, including myocardial and cerebral ischemia, perioperative mortality, and postoperative delirium.

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    Impact of Elective Total Joint Arthroplasty on Longitudinal Cognitive Change in Older Adults
    NIH/NCATS KL2TR001870Aug 2, 2019 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: KL2 Scholar
    Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
    NIH/NIA P30AG044281Aug 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Research Scholar
    Impact of Coronary Revascularization on Longitudinal Cognitive Change in the Elderly
    NIH R03AG059822Aug 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Implications of postoperative cognitive decline for satisfaction with anaesthesia care. Br J Anaesth. 2020 09; 125(3):e273-e275. Whitlock EL, Liu X, Lin HM, Deiner S. PMID: 32611526.
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    2. Aging Gracefully: The Evolution of Perioperative Care for Older Adults. Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Sep; 37(3):xv-xvi. Whitlock EL, Whittington RA. PMID: 31337489.
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    3. Are we overdosing older patients? Br J Anaesth. 2019 09; 123(3):257-258. Whitlock EL, Sleigh J. PMID: 30915995.
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    4. Cognitive Change After Cardiac Surgery Versus Cardiac Catheterization: A Population-Based Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 04; 107(4):1119-1125. Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Smith AK, Boscardin WJ, Avidan MS, Glymour MM. PMID: 30578068.
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    5. Association Between Persistent Pain and Memory Decline and Dementia in a Longitudinal Cohort of Elders. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 08 01; 177(8):1146-1153. Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Glymour MM, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE, Smith AK. PMID: 28586818.
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    6. CHRONIC PAIN PREDICTS ACCELERATED MEMORY DECLINE AND DEMENTIA. Innovation in Aging. 2017 Jul 1; 1(suppl_1):467-467. E.L. Whitlock, L. Diaz-Ramirez, M. Glymour, J. Boscardin, K.E. Covinsky, A.K. Smith. .
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    7. Perioperative Mortality, 2010 to 2014. Survey of Anesthesiology. 2016 Jun 1; 60(3):124. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, John R. Feiner, Lee-lynn Chen. .
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    8. In Reply. Anesthesiology. 2016 06; 124(6):1419. Whitlock EL, Feiner JR, Chen LL. PMID: 27187132.
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    9. Importance of "default" intraoperative ventilator settings. BMJ. 2015 Sep 30; 351:h5125. Whitlock EL. PMID: 26423454.
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    10. Harms associated with single unit perioperative transfusion: retrospective population based analysis. BMJ. 2015 Jun 12; 350:h3037. Whitlock EL, Kim H, Auerbach AD. PMID: 26070979.
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    11. Psychological Sequelae of Surgery in a Prospective Cohort of Patients From Three Intraoperative Awareness Prevention Trials. Survey of Anesthesiology. 2015 Jun 1; 59(3):147-148. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, Thomas L. Rodebaugh, Afton L. Hassett, Amy M. Shanks, Ellen Kolarik, Janet Houghtby, Hannah M. West, Beth A. Burnside, Erik Shumaker, Alex Villafranca, W. Alex Edwards, Cheri A. Levinson, Julia K. Langer, Katya C. Fernandez, Renee El-Gabalawy, Elizabeth Y. Zhou, Jitender Sareen, Eric Jacobsohn, George A. Mashour, Michael S. Avidan. .
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    12. Blood Transfusion and Postoperative Delirium. Current Anesthesiology Reports. 2015 Mar 1; 5(1):24-32. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, Matthias Behrends. .
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    13. Postoperative Delirium in a Substudy of Cardiothoracic Surgical Patients in the BAG-RECALL Clinical Trial. Survey of Anesthesiology. 2015 Feb 1; 59(1):4-5. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, Brian A. Torres, Nan Lin, Daniel L. Helsten, Molly R. Nadelson, George A. Mashour, Michael S. Avidan. .
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    14. Psychological sequelae of surgery in a prospective cohort of patients from three intraoperative awareness prevention trials. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jan; 120(1):87-95. Whitlock EL, Rodebaugh TL, Hassett AL, Shanks AM, Kolarik E, Houghtby J, West HM, Burnside BA, Shumaker E, Villafranca A, Edwards WA, Levinson CA, Langer JK, Fernandez KC, El-Gabalawy R, Zhou EY, Sareen J, Jacobsohn E, Mashour GA, Avidan MS. PMID: 25383719.
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    15. Blood Transfusion and Postoperative Delirium. Current Anesthesiology Reports. 2014. Whitlock EL, Behrends M. View Publication.
    16. Postoperative delirium in a substudy of cardiothoracic surgical patients in the BAG-RECALL clinical trial. Anesth Analg. 2014 Apr; 118(4):809-17. Whitlock EL, Torres BA, Lin N, Helsten DL, Nadelson MR, Mashour GA, Avidan MS. PMID: 24413548.
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    17. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Surgery, Intensive Care, and Intraoperative Awareness. Neurologic Outcomes of Surgery and Anesthesia. 2013 May 1; 47-56. Elliott Karren, Elizabeth L. Whitlock, Thomas L. Rodebaugh, Michael S. Avidan. .
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    18. Delirium. Neurologic Outcomes of Surgery and Anesthesia. 2013 May 1; 13-20. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, Michael S. Avidan, Sharon K. Inouye. .
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    19. Brain Monitoring With Electroencephalography and the Electroencephalogram-Derived Bispectral Index During Cardiac Surgery. Survey of Anesthesiology. 2012 Oct 1; 56(5):210-212. Miklos D. Kertai, Elizabeth L. Whitlock, Michael S. Avidan. .
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    20. Postoperative delirium. Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Apr; 77(4):448-56. Whitlock EL, Vannucci A, Avidan MS. PMID: 21483389.
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    21. Bipolar Electrocautery. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2010 Jan 1; 12(1):40-47. Arash Moradzadeh, Michael J. Brenner, Elizabeth L. Whitlock, Alice Y. Tong, Janina P. Luciano, Daniel A. Hunter, Terence M. Myckatyn, Susan E. Mackinnon. .
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    22. R416 – Bipolar Cautery: Sunderland Third Degree Nerve Injury Model. Otolaryngology. 2008 Aug 1; 139(2_suppl):p182-p183. Arash Moradzadeh, Michael Joel Brenner, Elizabeth Whitlock, Janina Paula Delpilar Luciano, Terence Michael Myckatyn, Hunter Daniel, Alice Tong, Susan E. Mackinnon. .
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    23. The green tea polyphenol, epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits telomerase and induces apoptosis in drug-resistant lung cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Aug 17; 360(1):233-7. Sadava D, Whitlock E, Kane SE. PMID: 17585882.
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