Our Current Faculty

Robert B. Forbes, M.D.
Professor
Education
Undergraduate Education
  • University of Alberta
Medical School
  • University of Alberta
Internship
  • Edmonton General Hospital
Residency
  • Edmonton General Hospital
  • University of Alberta Hospital
Research Interests
  • History of Medicine
Awards
  • Lewis D. Holloway Award for Research in Health Sciences Education, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1991
  • B.B. Sankey Anesthesia Advancement Award, Internation Anesthesia Research Society, 1987
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1984
  • First Prize, Residents' Research Competition, Canadian Anaesthesists' Society Meeting, 1980
Appointments
  • Professor, University of Iowa, 1994-present
  • Associate Professor, University of Iowa, 1989-1994
  • Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, 1983-1989
  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine, 1982-1983
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine, 1981-1982
Publications
  1. Murray DJ, Schmid CM, Forbes RB: Anesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging in children: a low incidence of protracted post-procedure vomiting. J Clin Anesth 1995 May; 7(3):232-6

  2. Forbes R, Murray D: Update on local anesthetics. Iowa Med 1994 Feb; 84(2):72-7

  3. Murray DJ, Forbes RB, Mahoney LT: Comparative hemodynamic depression of halothane versus isoflurane in neonates and infants: an echocardiographic study. Anesth Analg 1992 Mar; 74(3):329-37

  4. Melton J, Forbes R, Westlund J: Pulmonary oedema following temporomandibular arthroscopy of a healthy patient. Eur J Anaesthesiol 1991 Nov; 8(6):471-3

  5. Murray DJ, Mehta MP, Forbes RB: The additive contribution of nitrous oxide to isoflurane MAC in infants and children. Anesthesiology 1991 Aug; 75(2):186-90

  6. Dull DL, Forbes RB, Tinker JH: Efficacy of prior skin puncture in preventing i.v. catheter damage. Can J Anaesth 1991 Mar; 38(2):213-6

  7. Murray DJ, Forbes RB, Dull DL, Mahoney LT: Hemodynamic responses to nitrous oxide during inhalation anesthesia in pediatric patients. J Clin Anesth 1991 Jan; 3(1):14-9

  8. Murray DJ, Mehta MP, Forbes RB, Dull DL: Additive contribution of nitrous oxide to halothane MAC in infants and children. Anesth Analg 1990 Aug; 71(2):120-4

  9. Murray DJ, Forbes RB, Mehta M, Dull DL: The effect of different N2O concentrations on MAC in infants and children. Can J Anaesth 1990 May; 37(4 Pt 2):S93

  10. 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

  11. Forbes RB, Murray DJ, Dull DL, Mahoney LT: Haemodynamic effects of rectal methohexitone for induction of anaesthesia in children. Can J Anaesth 1989 Sep; 36(5):526-9

  12. Murray DJ, Forbes RB, Dillman JB, Mahoney LT, Dull DL: Haemodynamic effects of atropine during halothane or isoflurane anaesthesia in infants and small children. Can J Anaesth 1989 May; 36(3 Pt 1):295-300

  13. Forbes RB, Murray DJ, Dillman JB, Dull DL: Pharmacokinetics of two per cent rectal methohexitone in children. Can J Anaesth 1989 Mar; 36(2):160-4

  14. Murray D, Forbes R, Murphy K, Mahoney L: Nitrous oxide: cardiovascular effects in infants and small children during halothane and isoflurane anesthesia. Anesth Analg 1988 Nov; 67(11):1059-64

  15. 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

  16. Forbes RB, Vandewalker GE: Comparison of two and ten per cent rectal methohexitone for induction of anaesthesia in children. Can J Anaesth 1988 Jul; 35(4):345-9