Ron George, MD

Title(s)Professor, Anesthesia
SchoolSchool of Medicine
AddressSan Francisco CA 94158
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Emailronald.george@ucsf.edu
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1848-036X Additional info
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    Duke University, Durham, NC, USAFellowship06/2007OB Anesthesia
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CanadaMD FRCPC06/2006Anesthesiology
    St. Francis Xiavier University, Antigonish, NS, CanadaBSc.05/1996Mathematics
    University of California, San Francisco, CA02/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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      1. The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Coronavirus Disease 2019 Registry: An Analysis of Outcomes Among Pregnant Women Delivering During the Initial Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Outbreak in the United States. Anesth Analg. 2021 08 01; 133(2):462-473. Katz D, Bateman BT, Kjaer K, Turner DP, Spence NZ, Habib AS, George RB, Toledano RD, Grant G, Madden HE, Butwick AJ, Lynde G, Minehart RD, Beilin Y, Houle TT, Sharpe EE, Kodali B, Bharadwaj S, Farber MK, Palanisamy A, Prabhu M, Gonzales NY, Landau R, Leffert L. PMID: 33830956.
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      2. Tranexamic acid: current use in obstetrics, major orthopedic, and trauma surgery. Can J Anaesth. 2021 06; 68(6):894-917. Wong J, George RB, Hanley CM, Saliba C, Yee DA, Jerath A. PMID: 33993459.
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      3. Perioperative mobile application for mothers undergoing Cesarean delivery: a prospective cohort study on patient engagement. Can J Anaesth. 2021 Apr; 68(4):505-513. Ke JXC, George RB, Wozney L, Munro A. PMID: 33420678.
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      4. The association between labour epidural analgesia and postpartum depressive symptoms: a longitudinal cohort study. Can J Anaesth. 2021 Apr; 68(4):485-495. Munro A, George RB, Mackinnon SP, Rosen NO. PMID: 33403538.
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      5. An interpretive phenomenological analysis of formative feedback in anesthesia training: the residents' perspective. BMC Med Educ. 2020 Dec 07; 20(1):493. Ritchie KC, Sjaus A, Munro A, George RB. PMID: 33287808.
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      6. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Preterm Pregnant Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Obstet Gynecol. 2020 07; 136(1):46-51. Blauvelt CA, Chiu C, Donovan AL, Prahl M, Shimotake TK, George RB, Schwartz BS, Farooqi NA, Ali SS, Cassidy A, Gonzalez JM, Gaw SL. PMID: 32384385.
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      7. Epidural analgesia in labour. CMAJ. 2020 05 11; 192(19):E509. Bautista L, George RB. PMID: 32575042.
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      8. Pharmacologic labour analgesia and its relationship to postpartum psychiatric disorders: a scoping review. Can J Anaesth. 2020 05; 67(5):588-604. Munro A, MacCormick H, Sabharwal A, George RB. PMID: 32020416.
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      9. Sexual and gender minorities educational content within obstetric anesthesia fellowship programs: a survey. Can J Anaesth. 2020 05; 67(5):532-540. MacCormick H, George RB. PMID: 31898774.
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      10. Health Researchers' Use of Social Media: Scoping Review. J Med Internet Res. 2019 11 13; 21(11):e13687. Dol J, Tutelman PR, Chambers CT, Barwick M, Drake EK, Parker JA, Parker R, Benchimol EI, George RB, Witteman HO. PMID: 31719028.
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      11. Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Consensus Statement: Monitoring Recommendations for Prevention and Detection of Respiratory Depression Associated With Administration of Neuraxial Morphine for Cesarean Delivery Analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2019 08; 129(2):458-474. Bauchat JR, Weiniger CF, Sultan P, Habib AS, Ando K, Kowalczyk JJ, Kato R, George RB, Palmer CM, Carvalho B. PMID: 31082964.
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      12. Possible Impact of Spinal Anesthesia and Phenylephrine on Sublingual Microcirculation of Cesarean Delivery Patients. J Clin Med Res. 2019 Aug; 11(8):543-549. George RB, Boyd C, McKeen D, Abdo IS, Lehmann C. PMID: 31413765.
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      13. Reporting preclinical anesthesia study (REPEAT): Evaluating the quality of reporting in the preclinical anesthesiology literature. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0215221. Fergusson DA, Avey MT, Barron CC, Bocock M, Biefer KE, Boet S, Bourque SL, Conic I, Chen K, Dong YY, Fox GM, George RB, Goldenberg NM, Gragasin FS, Harsha P, Hong PJ, James TE, Larrigan SM, MacNeil JL, Manuel CA, Maximos S, Mazer D, Mittal R, McGinn R, Nguyen LH, Patel A, Richebé P, Saha TK, Steinberg BE, Sampson SD, Stewart DJ, Syed S, Vella K, Wesch NL, Lalu MM, Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group . PMID: 31120888.
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      14. Patient-centred perioperative mobile application in Cesarean delivery: needs assessment and development. Can J Anaesth. 2019 Oct; 66(10):1194-1201. Ke JXC, George RB, Wozney L, Chorney JL. PMID: 31087270.
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      15. Supplemental perioperative intravenous crystalloids for postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Mar 29; 3:CD012212. Jewer JK, Wong MJ, Bird SJ, Habib AS, Parker R, George RB. PMID: 30925195.
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      16. Dexmedetomidine for every Cesarean delivery…maybe not? Can J Anaesth. 2019 07; 66(7):751-754. Bautista L, George RB. PMID: 30919235.
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      17. Assessing the feasibility of using the Dalhousie Computerized Attention Battery to measure postoperative cognitive dysfunction in older patients. J Perioper Pract. 2019 10; 29(10):328-336. Sardiwalla Y, Eskes G, Bernard A, George RB, Schmidt M. PMID: 30372363.
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      18. Making sense of the impact of intraoperative hypotension: from populations to the individual patient. Br J Anaesth. 2018 10; 121(4):689-691. Ke JXC, George RB, Beattie WS. PMID: 30236227.
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      19. The impact of analgesic intervention during the second stage of labour: a retrospective cohort study. Can J Anaesth. 2018 11; 65(11):1240-1247. Munro A, George RB, Allen VM. PMID: 29987805.
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      20. Anesthesia and analgesia for gynecological surgery. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jun; 31(3):274-279. Munro A, Sjaus A, George RB. PMID: 29474216.
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      21. In reply: Spinal anesthesia for Cesarean delivery in obese parturients: is this the best option? Can J Anaesth. 2018 08; 65(8):966. George RB, Habib AS. PMID: 29700800.
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      22. Sidestream Dark Field Imaging of the Microcirculation to Assess Preeclampsia Microvascular Dysfunction. J Clin Med Res. 2018 May; 10(5):391-395. Pelland A, George RB, Lehmann C, Coolen J. PMID: 29581801.
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      23. A randomized trial of phenylephrine infusion versus bolus dosing for nausea and vomiting during Cesarean delivery in obese women. Can J Anaesth. 2018 03; 65(3):254-262. George RB, McKeen DM, Dominguez JE, Allen TK, Doyle PA, Habib AS. PMID: 29209926.
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      24. Anesthesiologists, it's time to get social! Can J Anaesth. 2017 12; 64(12):1169-1175. George RB, Lozada MJ. PMID: 28936589.
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      25. We must ask relevant questions and answer with meaningful outcomes. Can J Anaesth. 2017 09; 64(9):899-903. George RB, McKeen DM. PMID: 28623501.
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      26. Prevalence and Predictors of Chronic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Sep; 39(9):734-741. Munro A, George RB, Chorney J, Snelgrove-Clarke E, Rosen NO. PMID: 28624445.
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      27. Programmed Intermittent Epidural Boluses (PIEB) for Maintenance of Labor Analgesia: A Superior Technique and Easy to Implement. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2017 Apr; 45(2):70-72. Munro A, George RB. PMID: 28439435.
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      28. Programmed Intermittent Epidural Boluses (PIEB): A Superior Technique for Maitenance of Labor Analgesia. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2017 Apr; 45(2):67-69. Munro A, George RB. PMID: 28439434.
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      29. Spinal-induced hypotension: Incidence, mechanisms, prophylaxis, and management: Summarizing 20 years of research. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Mar; 31(1):57-68. Lee JE, George RB, Habib AS. PMID: 28625306.
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      30. Preliminary clinical evaluation of automated analysis of the sublingual microcirculation in the assessment of patients with septic shock: Comparison of automated versus semi-automated software. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2017; 67(3-4):489-498. Sharawy N, Mukhtar A, Islam S, Mahrous R, Mohamed H, Ali M, Hakeem AA, Hossny O, Refaa A, Saka A, Cerny V, Whynot S, George RB, Lehmann C. PMID: 28922146.
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      31. Erratum to: Can we create a Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group? We review the first five years and glimpse into the future. Can J Anaesth. 2017 01; 64(1):118. Hall R, Beattie S, Grocott HP, Mazer CD, Turgeon AF, Denault A, Yang H, Lalu MM, George RB, Sampson S, McDonald H, members of the Canadian Perioperative Anesthesiology Clinical Trials Group (PACT) Steering Committee . PMID: 27796836.
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      32. Implementation of Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus for the Maintenance of Labor Analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2016 10; 123(4):965-71. Carvalho B, George RB, Cobb B, McKenzie C, Riley ET. PMID: 27464978.
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      33. Epidural Volume Extension During Combined Spinal-Epidural Labor Analgesia Does Not Increase Sensory Block. Anesth Analg. 2016 09; 123(3):684-9. Zaphiratos V, George RB, Macaulay B, Bolleddula P, McKeen DM. PMID: 27088994.
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      34. Can we create a Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group? We review the first five years and glimpse into the future. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Nov; 63(11):1215-22. Hall R, Beattie S, Grocott HP, Mazer CD, Turgeon AF, Denault A, Yang H, Lalu MM, George RB, Sampson S, McDonald H, members of the Canadian Perioperative Anesthesiology Clinical Trials Group (PACT) Steering Committee . PMID: 27557908.
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      35. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Sep; 63(9):1075-97. Sjaus A, McKeen DM, George RB. PMID: 27443376.
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      36. Anesthetic Management Guided by Transthoracic Echocardiography During Cesarean Delivery Complicated by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. A A Case Rep. 2016 Mar 15; 6(6):154-9. DesRoches JM, McKeen DM, Warren A, Allen VM, George RB, Kells C, Shukla R. PMID: 26720049.
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      37. Analysis of microcirculation measurements by novice users trained by a standardized interactive tutorial: An inter-observer variability study. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2016; 62(2):123-8. Cerny V, Abdo I, George RB, Maddison L, Sharawi N, Lehmann C. PMID: 26444590.
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      38. Uterine exteriorization compared with in situ repair for Cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Nov; 62(11):1209-20. Zaphiratos V, George RB, Boyd JC, Habib AS. PMID: 26296298.
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      39. The peripartum anesthesiologist. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Mar; 62(3):237-40. Munro A, George RB. PMID: 25501492.
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      40. Persistent paralysis after spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. J Clin Anesth. 2015 Feb; 27(1):68-72. Zaphiratos V, McKeen DM, Macaulay B, George RB. PMID: 25433726.
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      41. Prevalence and predictors of genito-pelvic pain in pregnancy and postpartum: the prospective impact of fear avoidance. J Sex Med. 2014 Dec; 11(12):3021-34. Glowacka M, Rosen N, Chorney J, Snelgrove Clarke E, George RB. PMID: 25124648.
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      42. Transversus abdominis plane block does not improve early or late pain outcomes after Cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Jul; 61(7):631-40. McKeen DM, George RB, Boyd JC, Allen VM, Pink A. PMID: 24764186.
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      43. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of two doses of pregabalin for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Jun; 61(6):551-7. George RB, McKeen DM, Andreou P, Habib AS. PMID: 24668315.
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      44. Antiemetics added to phenylephrine infusion during cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar; 121(3):615-623. Habib AS, George RB, McKeen DM, White WD, Ituk US, Megalla SA, Allen TK. PMID: 23635626.
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      45. Intermittent epidural bolus compared with continuous epidural infusions for labor analgesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2013 Jan; 116(1):133-44. George RB, Allen TK, Habib AS. PMID: 23223119.
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      46. Transversus abdominis plane block for analgesia after Cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Aug; 59(8):766-78. Mishriky BM, George RB, Habib AS. PMID: 22622954.
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      47. Effectiveness and safety of the Levitan FPS Scope™ for tracheal intubation under general anesthesia with a simulated difficult airway. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Aug; 59(8):743-50. Kok T, George RB, McKeen D, Vakharia N, Pink A. PMID: 22585469.
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      48. Difficult and failed intubation: Incident rates and maternal, obstetrical, and anesthetic predictors. Can J Anaesth. 2011 Jun; 58(6):514-24. McKeen DM, George RB, O'Connell CM, Allen VM, Yazer M, Wilson M, Phu TC. PMID: 21472485.
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      49. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of four fixed rate infusion regimens of phenylephrine for hemodynamic support during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 111(5):1221-9. Allen TK, George RB, White WD, Muir HA, Habib AS. PMID: 20495139.
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      50. Up-down determination of the ED(90) of oxytocin infusions for the prevention of postpartum uterine atony in parturients undergoing Cesarean delivery. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Jun; 57(6):578-82. George RB, McKeen D, Chaplin AC, McLeod L. PMID: 20238255.
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      51. Up-down determination of the 90% effective dose of phenylephrine for the treatment of spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jan 01; 110(1):154-8. George RB, McKeen D, Columb MO, Habib AS. PMID: 19910625.
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      52. Serotonin receptor antagonists for the prevention and treatment of pruritus, nausea, and vomiting in women undergoing cesarean delivery with intrathecal morphine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jul; 109(1):174-82. George RB, Allen TK, Habib AS. PMID: 19535708.
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      53. We "can do it" does not mean we "should do it": obesity, umbilical cord prolapse, and spinal anesthesia in the knee-chest position. Can J Anaesth. 2009 Feb; 56(2):168-9. McKeen D, George RB, Shukla R. PMID: 19247765.
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      54. Brief report: a randomized controlled trial of Synera versus lidocaine for epidural needle insertion in labouring parturients. Can J Anaesth. 2008 Mar; 55(3):168-71. George RB, Habib AS, Allen TK, Muir HA. PMID: 18310627.
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      55. A pilot study to compare the Episure Autodetect syringe with the glass syringe for identification of the epidural space in parturients. Anesth Analg. 2008 Feb; 106(2):541-3, table of contents. Habib AS, George RB, Allen TK, Olufolabi AJ. PMID: 18227314.
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      56. Apoptosis in the chorion of fetal membranes in preterm premature rupture of membranes. Am J Perinatol. 2008 Jan; 25(1):29-32. George RB, Kalich J, Yonish B, Murtha AP. PMID: 18075963.
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      57. The management of Cesarean delivery in a parturient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria complicated by severe preeclampsia. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Aug; 54(8):646-51. Allen TK, George RB, Olufolabi AJ, James AH, Muir HA, Habib AS. PMID: 17666718.
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      58. Critical arrhythmia associated with pulmonary artery catheterization in a parturient with severe pulmonary hypertension. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Jun; 54(6):486-7. George RB, Olufolabi AJ, Muir HA. PMID: 17541080.
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      59. Case series: Combined spinal epidural anesthesia for Cesarean delivery and ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Mar; 54(3):218-22. George RB, Melnick AH, Rose EC, Habib AS. PMID: 17331934.
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      60. Suppurative mediastinitis secondary to Burkholderia cepacia in a patient with cystic fibrosis. Can Respir J. 2006 May-Jun; 13(4):215-8. George RB, Cartier Y, Casson AG, Hernandez P. PMID: 16779467.
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      61. Laryngoscopic evaluation with the Airway Cam. Can J Anaesth. 2006 May; 53(5):512-5. George RB, McKeen D, Law JA. PMID: 16636038.
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      62. Bilateral hearing loss following a retrobulbar block. Can J Anaesth. 2005 Dec; 52(10):1054-7. George RB, Hackett J. PMID: 16326675.
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