Our Current Faculty

Kokila Thenuwara, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.M.E.
Clinical Associate Professor
Physician of OB-Gyn and Hyperbaric Medicine
Graduate Education
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Colombo North Teaching Hospital
  • Panadura Base Hospital
  • University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
  • National Hospital Sri Lanka
  • University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Research Interests
  • Obstetric anesthesia; nausea and vomiting following spinal anesthesia for Caesarean Section.
  • Obstetric anesthesia ; Management of cardiac arrest
  • Obstetric anesthesia: The difficult airway
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa, 2016-present
  • Director of Obsteric Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Anestheisa, 2009-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, 2008-2016
  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. Thenuwara K: Central cord syndrome: a rare neurological complication following hypotension during general anesthesia in an elderly patient. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2014 May; 27(1):76-7

  3. Dexter F, Davis M, Egger Halbeis CB, Halbeis CE, Marjamaa R, Marty J, McIntosh C, Nakata Y, Thenuwara KN, Sawa T, Vigoda M: Mean operating room times differ by 50% among hospitals in different countries for laparoscopic cholecystectomy and lung lobectomy. J Anesth 2006 Oct; 20(4):319-22

  4. Thenuwara K, Todd MM, Brian JE: Effect of mannitol and furosemide on plasma osmolality and brain water. Anesthesiology 2002 Jan; 96(2):416-21