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Christina Marie Spofford, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Contact Information
Job Description: Director, Simulation Center
Education
Undergraduate Education
  • University of Arizona - B.S.
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin - M.D.
Graduate Education
  • Medical College of Wisconsin - Ph.D.
Internship
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Research Interests
  • acute pain mechanisms
  • regional anesthesia
  • acupuncture for pain and wellness
  • mechanotransduction
  • neuroscience of pain
Organizations
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • International Association for Study of Pain
  • Society for Neuroscience
Publications
  1. Zhao B, Huang L, Spofford C: Preoperative resiniferatoxin reduces dorsal root ganglion calcium influx after laminectomy Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference 2013


  2. Spofford CM, Szeluga DJ: From beginning to end in anesthesia: a 3-part series on obtaining informed consent, handling a difficult airway, and delivering bad news. Simul Healthc 2013 Apr; 8(4):262-71


  3. Yalamuri SM, Brennan TJ, Spofford CM: Neuropeptide Y is analgesic in rats after plantar incision. Eur J Pharmacol 2013 Jan; 698(1-3):206-12


  4. Spofford CM, Brennan TJ: Gene expression in skin, muscle, and dorsal root ganglion after plantar incision in the rat. Anesthesiology 2012 May; 117(1):161-72


  5. Spofford CM, Mohan S, Kang S, Jang JH, Brennan TJ: Evaluation of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) in a rat model of postoperative pain. J Pain 2011 Jul; 12(7):819-32


  6. Wu C, Xu J, Kang S, Spofford CM, Brennan TJ: Animal models of postoperative pain. Animal Models of Pain. Ma C, Zhang JM, (eds.). Springer, p. 181-200, 2010


  7. Spofford C, Mohan S, Kang S, Jang JH, Brennan TJ: Characterization of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) after plantar incision. 13th World Congress on Pain 2010


  8. Pulley SC, Spofford CM, Brennan TJ: Continuous cervical paravertebral catheter knot. J Clin Anesth 2010 Mar; 22(2):135-8


  9. Spofford CM, Ashmawi H, Subieta A, Buevich F, Moses A, Baker M, Brennan TJ: Ketoprofen produces modality-specific inhibition of pain behaviors in rats after plantar incision. Anesth Analg 2009 Nov; 109(6):1992-9


  10. Mohan S, Spofford C, Brennan TJ: Role of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) and Leukemia Inhibitory Factor Receptor (LIFR) in incisional pain. Society for Neuroscience 2009


  11. Ashmawi H, Spofford C, Brennan TJ: P2X4 expression in rat skin and muscle after plantar incision. Society for Neuroscience 2009


  12. From R, Spofford C, Szeluga D, Bayman EO, Choi JY, Brenchley P: Anesthesia machine setup and checkout: Web-based video instruction versus lecture group instruction. American Society of Anesthesiologists 2009


  13. Todd MM, Hindman BJ, Clarke WR, Torner JC, Weeks JB, Bayman EO, Shi Q, Spofford CM: Perioperative fever and outcome in surgical patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery 2009 May; 64(5):897-908; discussion 908


  14. Spofford C, Brennan TJ: Gene expression in rat skin, muscle, and dorsal root ganglion after plantar incision. Society for Neuroscience 2008


  15. Spofford CM, Menhusen MJ: Possible bupropion interaction with ropivacaine: setting the stage for seizure? Reg Anesth Pain Med 2008 Mar-Apr; 33(2):193


  16. Laur J, Yoo B, Spofford C, Weeks J, Hindman B, Todd MM: A Bayesian network model to predict fever following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference 2006


  17. Spofford C, Yoo B, Laur J, Weeks J, Hindman B, Todd MM: Fever is associated with adverse outcomes following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference 2006