Our Current Faculty

Clark J. Obr, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Interim Director of the Anesthesia Simulation Center
Undergraduate Education
  • University of Iowa
Medical School
  • The University of South Dakota School of Medicine
  • Blackhawk Area Medical Education Foundation (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine affiliate)
  • The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Research Interests
  • Simulation-based medical education
  • Bioterrorism
  • Recipient of the Off-Service Faculty of the Year Award, University of Iowa, Emergency Medicine, 2016
  • Recipient of the Resident's Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2013
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who Award, 2006
  • Robert D. Dripps, M.D. Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology (presented annually by Janssen Pharmaceutica), 1991
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • Society for Pain Practice Management
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2007 to present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2006-2007
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Mercy Medical Center and Gateway Surgery Center, 2004-2005
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Mississippi Valley Surgery Center and Quality Care Surgery Center, 1998-2003
  • Chief, Cary Medical Center, Surgery, 1994-1996
  • Chief, Cary Medical Center, Anesthesiology, 1992-1997
  • Director, Cary Medical Center, Respiratory Therapy, 1992-1997
  • Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota, 1992
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, McKennan Hospital, Anesthesia, 1991-1992
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Sioux Falls Surgical Center, 1991-1992
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, 1991-1992
  1. Myers B, Obr C: Preparing for cardiopulmonary bypass: a simulation scenario for anesthesia providers MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2017; 13:10578. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10578

  2. Voigt T, Wagner A, Obr C, Singh TS: Apnea in beach-chair position status post interscalene block: a simulation case for anesthesia residents MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10489. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10489

  3. Breinholt CC, Obr CJ: General anesthesia for a posttonsillectomy and adenoidectomy bleed MedEdPORTAL Publications 2016; 12:10476. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10476

  4. Bartmess S, D'Ambrosio M, Obr C: One-lung ventilation: a pediatric simulation case for anesthesiology residents MedEdPORTAL Publications 2016;12:10461

  5. Mueller A, Obr C: Diabetic ketoacidosis in the obstetric population: a simulation scenario for anesthesia providers MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10406. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10406