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Robert Maurice Raw, M.D.

Clinical Professor
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Medical School
  • University of Pretoria
  • College of Medicine, South Africa
  • University of Pretoria
  • College of Medicine, South Africa
  • College of Medicine, South Africa
Research Interests
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Orthopedic Anesthesia
  • Ultrasound guidance of nerve blocks
  • Hugh van Hassalt Medal for contributions to Anesthesia in South Africa, 2008
  • University of Iowa Resident teacher of the year, 2006
  • Director of the Regional Anesthesia Study Center of Iowa (RASCI) 2006 to present
  • Director of the Regional Anesthesia Fellowship 2006 to 2008
  • Director of Orthopedic Anesthesia 2006 to 2009
  • CCoM Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee 2006 to 2010
  • CCoM Continuing Medical Education Committee 2010 to 2013
  • CCom Executive Committe, advisory to the Dean

 You may click here to view my Curriculum Vitae file.

  1. Chelly JE, Clark LD, Gebhard RE, Raw RM, Atchabahian A: Consensus of the Orthopedic Anesthesia, Pain, and Rehabilitation Society on the use of peripheral nerve blocks in patients receiving thromboprophylaxis. J Clin Anesth 2014 Feb; 26(1):69-74

  2. Raw RM, Todd MM, Hindman BJ, Mueller R: The Overpowered Mega-study Is a New Class of Study Needing a New Way of Being Reviewed. Anesthesiology 2014 Jan; 120(1):245-6

  3. Raw RM: Could the open door crack on perioperative visual loss be even bigger? Anesthesiology 2012 Jul; 117(2):432-3

  4. Raw RM: LIA-PAI for Arthroplasty Seems Better Than Nothing but Is It Best? Pain Med 2011 Feb; 12(3):338-9

  5. Cox EM, Cohen ER, Mellecker CJ, Raw RM, Fraser AI, Williams GN, Albright JP: Intraoperative femoral nerve stimulation in evaluation of patellar tracking: tourniquet effects and catheter placement. Iowa Orthop J 2010 Nov; 30:104-8

  6. Raw R, Alalami A, Lake J, Boateng M, Anderson C: Chance ultrasonographic observation of a possible intra-fascicular injection with supporting injection pressure measurement evidence. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2010

  7. Raw R, Alalami A, Lake J, Boateng M, Anderson C, Chehade J: Determination of the dynamic compliance of the intraneural space during intraneural injection. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2010

  8. Krishnan S, Raw R: Recurrence of local anesthetic cardiac toxicity or hypokalemia? Anesth Analg 2009 Oct; 109(5):1705; author reply 1705

  9. Yamashita S, Laur J, Foldes P, Raw R, Han T: Minimal stimulation threshold currents of brachial plexus in diabetes. American Society of Anesthesiologists 2009

  10. Nystrom L, Raw R, Buckwalter J, Morcuende JA: Acute intraoperative reactions during the injection of calcium sulfate bone cement for the treatment of unicameral bone cysts: a review of four cases. Iowa Orthop J 2009 Feb; 28:81-4

  11. Boezaart AP, Raw RM: Reply to dr. Baumgarten. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2006 Nov-Dec; 31(6):585

  12. Boezaart AP, Raw RM: Continuous thoracic paravertebral block for major breast surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2006 Sep; 31(5):470-6

  13. Frohm RM, Raw RM, Haider N, Boezaart AP: Epidural spread after continuous cervical paravertebral block: a case report. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2006 May; 31(3):279-81

  14. Boezaart AP, Raw RM: Sleeping beauty or big bad wolf? Reg Anesth Pain Med 2006 May-Jun; 31(3):189-91

  15. Bösenberg AT, Raw R, Boezaart AP: Surface mapping of peripheral nerves in children with a nerve stimulator. Paediatr Anaesth 2002 Jun; 12(5):398-403

  16. Liebenberg CS, Raw R, Lipman J, Moyes DG, Cleaton-Jones PE: Small tidal volume ventilation using a zero deadspace tracheal tube. Br J Anaesth 1999 Jun; 82(2):213-6