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Won W. Choi, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus


Contact Information
Education
Medical School
  • Chon-Nam University, Seoul National University - M.D.
Residency
  • Capital Army Hospital
  • Yonsei University
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship
  • Copenhagen Anesthesiology Center
Research Interests
  • Research in Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Research in Muscle Relaxant
Awards
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, 1982.
Organizations
  • American Society of Anesthsiologists. International Anesthesia research Society. Association of University Anesthesiologists
Appointments
  • Yonsei University Medical School (clinical)1968-76
  • The University of Iowa College of Medicine 1979-present
Publications
  1. Ghoneim MM, Block RI, Dhanaraj VJ, Todd MM, Choi WW, Brown CK: Auditory evoked responses and learning and awareness during general anesthesia. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2000 Mar; 44(2):133-43


  2. Kim YJ, McFarlane C, Warner DS, Baker MT, Choi WW, Dexter F: The effects of plasma and brain magnesium concentrations on lidocaine-induced seizures in the rat. Anesth Analg 1996 Dec; 83(6):1223-8


  3. Vincent RD, Syrop CH, Van Voorhis BJ, Chestnut DH, Sparks AE, McGrath JM, Choi WW, Bates JN, Penning DH: An evaluation of the effect of anesthetic technique on reproductive success after laparoscopic pronuclear stage transfer. Propofol/nitrous oxide versus isoflurane/nitrous oxide. Anesthesiology 1995 Feb; 82(2):352-8


  4. Chestnut DH, McGrath JM, Vincent RD, Penning DH, Choi WW, Bates JN, McFarlane C: Does early administration of epidural analgesia affect obstetric outcome in nulliparous women who are in spontaneous labor? Anesthesiology 1994 Jun; 80(6):1201-8


  5. Chestnut DH, Vincent RD, McGrath JM, Choi WW, Bates JN: Does early administration of epidural analgesia affect obstetric outcome in nulliparous women who are receiving intravenous oxytocin? Anesthesiology 1994 Jun; 80(6):1193-200


  6. Vincent RD, Chestnut DH, Choi WW, Ostman PL, Bates JN: Does epidural fentanyl decrease the efficacy of epidural morphine after cesarean delivery? Anesth Analg 1992 May; 74(5):658-63


  7. Bucklin BA, Warner DS, Choi WW, Todd MM, Chestnut DH: Pregnancy does not alter the threshold for lidocaine-induced seizures in the rat. Anesth Analg 1992 Jan; 74(1):57-61


  8. Choi WW, From RP, Pearson KS, Sokoll MD: Apology. Can J Anaesth 1991 Apr; 38(3):415


  9. From RP, Pearson KS, Choi WW, Sokoll MD: Studies on mivacurium [letter] Br J Anaesth 1991 Mar; 66(3):416


  10. Choi WW, Warner DS, Monahan DJ, Todd MM: Effects of acute hypermagnesemia on the threshold for lidocaine-induced seizures in the rat. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1991 Feb; 164(2):693-7


  11. Pearson KS, From RP, Choi WW, Abou-Donia M, Sokoll MD: Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of mivacurium chloride (BW B109OU) during nitrous oxide-narcotic, nitrous oxide-halothane and nitrous oxide-isoflurane anesthesia in surgical patients. Middle East J Anesthesiol 1990 Jun; 10(5):469-78


  12. Chestnut DH, Laszewski LJ, Pollack KL, Bates JN, Manago NK, Choi WW: Continuous epidural infusion of 0.0625% bupivacaine-0.0002% fentanyl during the second stage of labor. Anesthesiology 1990 Apr; 72(4):613-8


  13. From RP, Pearson KS, Choi WW, Abou-Donia M, Sokoll MD: Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of mivacurium chloride (BW B1090U) during nitrous oxide-fentanyl-thiopentone and nitrous oxide-halothane anaesthesia. Br J Anaesth 1990 Feb; 64(2):193-8


  14. Choi WW, Mehta MP, Murray DJ, Sokoll MD, Forbes RB, Gergis SD, Abou-Donia M, Kirchner J: Neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of mivacurium chloride in surgical patients receiving nitrous oxide-narcotic or nitrous oxide-isoflurane anaesthesia. Can J Anaesth 1989 Nov; 36(6):641-50


  15. Chestnut DH, Owen CL, Geiger M, Bates JN, Choi WW, Ostman PL: Metoclopramide versus droperidol for prevention of nausea and vomiting during epidural anesthesia for cesarean section. South Med J 1989 Oct; 82(10):1224-7


  16. Chestnut DH, Geiger M, Bates JN, Choi WW: The influence of pH-adjusted 2-chloroprocaine on the quality and duration of subsequent epidural bupivacaine analgesia during labor: a randomized, double-blind study. Anesthesiology 1989 Mar; 70(3):437-41


  17. Miller DC, Choi WW, Chestnut DH: Subdural injection of local anesthetics and morphine: a complication of attempted epidural anesthesia. South Med J 1989 Jan; 82(1):87-9


  18. Murray DJ, Mehta MP, Choi WW, Forbes RB, Sokoll MD, Gergis SD, Rudd GD, Abou-Donia MM: The neuromuscular blocking and cardiovascular effects of doxacurium chloride in patients receiving nitrous oxide narcotic anesthesia. Anesthesiology 1988 Oct; 69(4):472-7


  19. Mewaldt SP, Ghoneim MM, Choi WW, Korttila K, Peterson RC: Nitrous oxide and human state-dependent memory. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 1988 May; 30(1):83-7


  20. Chestnut DH, Owen CL, Bates JN, Ostman LG, Choi WW, Geiger MW: Continuous infusion epidural analgesia during labor: a randomized, double-blind comparison of 0.0625% bupivacaine/0.0002% fentanyl versus 0.125% bupivacaine. Anesthesiology 1988 May; 68(5):754-9


  21. Chestnut DH, Vandewalker GE, Owen CL, Bates JN, Choi WW: The influence of continuous epidural bupivacaine analgesia on the second stage of labor and method of delivery in nulliparous women. Anesthesiology 1987 Jun; 66(6):


  22. Chestnut DH, Vandewalker GE, Owen CL, Bates JN, Choi WW: Administration of metoclopramide for prevention of nausea and vomiting during epidural anesthesia for elective cesarean section. Anesthesiology 1987 Apr; 66(4):


  23. Chestnut DH, Bates JN, Choi WW: Effect of intravenous administration of Ringer's lactate on maternal capillary blood glucose before elective cesarean section. J Reprod Med 1987 Mar; 32(3):


  24. Chestnut DH, Bates JN, Choi WW: Continuous infusion epidural analgesia with lidocaine: efficacy and influence during the second stage of labor. Obstet Gynecol 1987 Mar; 69(3 Pt 1):


  25. Chestnut DH, Choi WW, Isbell TJ: Epidural hydromorphone for postcesarean analgesia. Obstet Gynecol 1986 Jul; 68(1):65-9


  26. Scamman FL, Choi WW: Low frequency jet ventilation for tracheal resection. Laryngoscope 1986 Jun; 96(6):678-9


  27. Mehta MP, Choi WW, Gergis SD, Sokoll MD, Adolphson AJ: Facilitation of rapid endotracheal intubations with divided doses of nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs. Anesthesiology 1985 Apr; 62(4):


  28. Kumar V, Schoenwald RD, Chien DS, Packer AJ, Choi WW: Systemic absorption and cardiovascular effects of phenylephrine eyedrops. Am J Ophthalmol 1985 Feb 15; 99(2):180-4


  29. Scamman FL, Klein SL, Choi WW: Conscious sedation for procedures under local or topical anesthesia. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1985 Jan-Feb; 94(1 Pt 1):21-4


  30. Choi WW, Gergis SD, Sokoll MD: The effects of d-tubocurarine, pancuronium and atracurium on the responses of gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in the cat. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 1984 Dec; 28(6):


  31. Choi WW, Gergis SD, Sokoll MD: Effects of succinylcholine chloride on the response of fast and slow muscle in the cat. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 1984 Oct; 28(5):516-20


  32. Ghoneim MM, Dhanaraj J, Choi WW: Comparison of four opioid analgesics as supplements to nitrous oxide anesthesia. Anesth Analg 1984 Apr; 63(4):405-12