Kevin Thornton, MD

Title(s)Professor, Anesthesia
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address500 Parnassus Avenue, #E416
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-476-6924
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    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TXM.D.2003School of Medicine
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX2004Internal Medicine
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2007Anesthesiology
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2008Critical Care Medicine
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2009Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Thornton practices anesthesiology and critical care medicine at UCSF. His work at UCSF has focused on graduate medical education, clinician wellness, clinical operations, and quality improvement. He is a graduate of the Learning Health System Coach program and served as the program director for the anesthesiology critical care medicine fellowship from 2016-2023. He currently serves as the Executive Medical Director for Adult Critical Care. In this role he partners with nursing and other health system leaders to ensure exceptional care delivery for patients in our adult critical care units.

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    1. Conflict Management Education for Anesthesiology Residents: Bridging the Gap in Interpersonal and Communication Skills Competency. A A Pract. 2021 Oct 01; 15(10):e01524. Sinskey JL, Chang JM, Thornton KC, Boscardin CK, Sullivan KR. PMID: 34606483.
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    2. Design and Implementation of an Innovative, Longitudinal Wellness Curriculum in an Anesthesiology Residency Program. A A Pract. 2021 Feb 05; 15(2):e01387. Thornton KC, Sinskey JL, Boscardin CK, Sullivan KR. PMID: 33560640.
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    3. Interprofessional Care and Teamwork in the ICU. Crit Care Med. 2018 06; 46(6):980-990. Donovan AL, Aldrich JM, Gross AK, Barchas DM, Thornton KC, Schell-Chaple HM, Gropper MA, Lipshutz AKM, University of California, San Francisco Critical Care Innovations Group. PMID: 29521716.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Preoperative Risk Assessment of Respiratory Failure. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Winter; 56(1):26-46. Brinson EL, Thornton KC. PMID: 29227310.
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    5. Preventing Harm in the ICU-Building a Culture of Safety and Engaging Patients and Families. Crit Care Med. 2017 09; 45(9):1531-1537. Thornton KC, Schwarz JJ, Gross AK, Anderson WG, Liu KD, Romig MC, Schell-Chaple H, Pronovost PJ, Sapirstein A, Gropper MA, Lipshutz AKM, Project Emerge Collaborators. PMID: 28640023.
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    6. Complete intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram imaging of the extent of an inferior vena cava mass guides surgical management. Anesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 111(5):1125-7. Little SJ, Van der Heusen F, Thornton KC. PMID: 20971960.
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    7. Special article: rescue therapies for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. Anesth Analg. 2010 Sep; 111(3):693-702. Liu LL, Aldrich JM, Shimabukuro DW, Sullivan KR, Taylor JM, Thornton KC, Gropper MA. PMID: 20624836.
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    8. Dexamethasone in combination with dolasetron for prophylaxis in the ambulatory setting: effect on outcome after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Anesthesiology. 2002 Jun; 96(6):1346-50. Coloma M, White PF, Markowitz SD, Whitten CW, Macaluso AR, Berrisford SB, Thornton KC. PMID: 12170046.
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    9. The efficacy of premedication with celecoxib and acetaminophen in preventing pain after otolaryngologic surgery. Anesth Analg. 2002 May; 94(5):1188-93, table of contents. Issioui T, Klein KW, White PF, Watcha MF, Coloma M, Skrivanek GD, Jones SB, Thornton KC, Marple BF. PMID: 11973187.
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