Our Current Faculty

Unyime Ituk, M.B.B.S., FCARCSI
Clinical Associate Professor
Medical School
  • University of Ibadan College of Medicine
  • University of Ibadan College of Medicine
  • College of Anaesthetists, Ireland
  • Duke University
Research Interests
  • Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy
  • Analgesia during Labor and Delivery
  • Outcomes and Management of High Risk Parturient
  • Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Exxon Mobil Undergraduate Scholar, 1993-1998
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2017-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2013-2017
  • Associate, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2011-2013
  • Clinical Associate, Duke University Medical Center, 2010-2011
  1. Thenuwara K, Thomas J, Ibsen M, Ituk U, Choi K, Nickel E, Goodheart MJ: Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and PEGylated carboxyhemoglobin bovine in a Jehovah's Witness with life-threatening anemia following postpartum hemorrhage. Int J Obstet Anesth 2017 Feb; 29:73-80

  2. Ituk U, Habib AS: Reply to: the small details that influence postoperative pain. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016 Dec; 34(2):111-112

  3. Adesope O, Ituk U, Habib AS: Local anaesthetic wound infiltration for postcaesarean section analgesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016 Jun; 33(10):731-42

  4. Ituk US, Cooter M, Habib AS: Retrospective comparison of ephedrine and phenylephrine for the treatment of spinal anesthesia induced hypotension in preeclamptic patients. Curr Med Res Opin 2016 Feb:1-17

  5. Ituk US, Habib AS, Polin CM, Allen TK: Anesthetic management and outcomes of parturients with dilated cardiomyopathy in an academic centre. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Mar;62(3):278-288. Epub 2014 Dec 11.

  6. Ituk US, McCoy DM: Catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy: a complication following a retrobulbar block. Can J Ophthalmol 2014 Apr; 49(2):e37-8

  7. Habib AS, George RB, McKeen DM, White WD, Ituk US, Megalla SA, Allen TK: Antiemetics added to phenylephrine infusion during cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2013 May; 121(3):615-23

  8. Ituk US, Allen TK, Habib AS: The peripartum management of a patient with glutaric aciduria type 1. J Clin Anesth 2013 Jan; 25(2):141-5

  9. Ituk U, Constantinescu OC, Allen TK, Small MJ, Habib AS: Peripartum management of two parturients with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. Int J Obstet Anesth 2011 Dec; 21(1):90-3