Our Current Faculty

Robert P. From, D.O.

Associate Professor
Profile Information
Job Description: Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Medical School
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • Mercy Hospital Medical Center
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Research Interests
  • Improving the selection and evaluation of anesthesia residents with behavior-based measures of performance
  • The University of Iowa College of Medicine 1983-present

Click here to view "Questions and Answers" from the "Pearls" of Airway Management lecture at the Annual EMS Association Conference, November 14, 2003
  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