Our Current Faculty

Robert P. From, D.O.
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Anesthesia; Administrative Medical Liaison of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Program; Assistant Medical Director, Main Operating Room; Associate Clinical Director, Anesthesia
Education
Undergraduate Education
  • Drake University
Medical School
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Residency
  • Mercy Hospital Medical Center
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Research Interests
  • Neuroanesthesia
Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, 1989
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Clinical Education of Students, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, 1980
  • Chief House Physician, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, 1976-1977
  • Chief Intern, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, 1974-1975
Appointments
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 2015-present
  • Administrative Medical Liaison of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Program, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 2014-present
  • Assistant Medical Director, Main Operating Room, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 2010-present
  • Director of Liver Transplant, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 1997-2007
  • Associate Clinical Director, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 1996-present
  • Associate Professor, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 1990-present
  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 1984-1990
  • Associate, Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 1983-1984
  • Family practice, Mercy Medical Plaza, 1975-1981
  • Emergency Physician, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, 1975-1981
Publications
  1. Hindman BJ, Fontes RB, From RP, Traynelis VC, Todd MM, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG: Intubation biomechanics: laryngoscope force and cervical spine motion during intubation in cadavers-effect of severe distractive-flexion injury on C3-4 motion. J Neurosurg Spine 2016 Nov; 25(5):545-555

  2. Hindman BJ, From RP, Fontes RB, Traynelis VC, Todd MM, Zimmerman MB, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG: Intubation Biomechanics: Laryngoscope Force and Cervical Spine Motion during Intubation in Cadavers-Cadavers versus Patients, the Effect of Repeated Intubations, and the Effect of Type II Odontoid Fracture on C1-C2 Motion. Anesthesiology 2015 Aug; 123(5):1042-58

  3. Hindman BJ, Santoni BG, Puttlitz CM, From RP, Todd MM: Intubation biomechanics: laryngoscope force and cervical spine motion during intubation with Macintosh and Airtraq laryngoscopes. Anesthesiology 2014 Apr; 121(2):260-71

  4. From RP, Hasan D, Froehler MT, Goerbig-Campbell JL: Stroke and Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 2013, 3:51-56

  5. From RP, Tretsven J, O'Sullivan C: Heightened awareness of the thrombosis potential of drug-eluting stents may save lives. J Clin Anesth 2008 Dec; 20(8):624-5

  6. Johnson DM, From AM, Smith RB, From RP, Maktabi MA: Endoscopic study of mechanisms of failure of endotracheal tube advancement into the trachea during awake fiberoptic orotracheal intubation. Anesthesiology 2005 Apr; 102(5):910-4

  7. Calarge CA, Crowe RR, Gergis SD, Arndt S, From RP: The comparative effects of sevoflurane and methohexital for electroconvulsive therapy. J ECT 2003 Dec; 19(4):221-5

  8. Maktabi MA, Hoffman H, Funk G, From RP: Laryngeal trauma during awake fiberoptic intubation. Anesth Analg 2002 Sep; 95(4):1112-4, table of contents

  9. From RP, Pearson KS, Albanese MA, Moyers JR, Sigurdsson SS, Dull DL: Assessment of an interactive learning system with "sensorized" manikin head for airway management instruction. Anesth Analg 1994 Jul; 79(1):136-42

  10. From RP, Gergis SD: Operating room allocations, scheduling and the anesthesiologist. Middle East J Anesthesiol 1994 Jun; 12(5):475-91

  11. Pearson KS, From RP, Symreng T, Kealey GP: Continuous enteral feeding and short fasting periods enhance perioperative nutrition in patients with burns. J Burn Care Rehabil 1992 Jul; 13(4):477-81

  12. Slater RM, From RP, Sum Ping JS, Pank JR: Changes in plasma potassium and neuromuscular blockade following suxamethonium in patients pre-treated with terbutaline. Eur J Anaesthesiol 1991 Jul; 8(4):281-6

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

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

  15. From RP, Warner DS, Todd MM, Sokoll MD: Anesthesia for craniotomy: a double-blind comparison of alfentanil, fentanyl, and sufentanil. Anesthesiology 1990 Nov; 73(5):896-904

  16. 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

  17. Pathak D, Slater RM, Ping SS, From RP: Effects of alfentanil and lidocaine on the hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. J Clin Anesth 1990 Mar; 2(2):81-5

  18. 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

  19. From RP, Mehta MP, Pathak D: Serum potassium concentrations following succinylcholine in patients undergoing beta-adrenoceptor blocking therapy. J Clin Anesth 1989 Jan; 1(5):350-3

  20. Davies GG, From R: A blinded study using nalbuphine for prevention of pruritus induced by epidural fentanyl. Anesthesiology 1988 Nov; 69(5):763-5

  21. From RP, Scamman FL: Ventilatory frequency influences accuracy of end-tidal CO2 measurements. Analysis of seven capnometers. Anesth Analg 1988 Sep; 67(9):884-6