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John J. Laur, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor


Contact Information
Job Description: Medical Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center
Education
Undergraduate Education
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College - A.S. (1997)
  • Marquette University - B.S. (1999)
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin - M.D. (2003)
Internship
  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (2004)
Residency
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2007)
Fellowship
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2008)
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2008)
  • The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2010)
Graduate Education
  • University of Iowa - M.Sc. (2010)
Research Interests
  • Standardized Healthcare & Outcomes
  • Ambulatory & Regional Anesthesia
  • Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Applications of Computer Models in Medicine
Organizations
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA)
  • Chair; SAMBA Committee on Regional Anesthesia (2009-2011)
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • International Anesthesiology Research Society (IARS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA)
Appointments
  • 2009 Medical Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • 2009 Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Additional
Publications
  1. Laur JJ, Weinberg GL: Comparing safety in surface landmarks versus ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks: an observational study of a practice in transition. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2012 Oct; 37(6):569-70


  2. Laur JJ, Bayman EO, Foldes PJ, Rosenquist RW: Triple-blind randomized clinical trial of time until sensory change using 1.5% mepivacaine with epinephrine, 0.5% bupivacaine, or an equal mixture of both for infraclavicular block. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2011 Dec; 37(1):28-33


  3. Sala-Blanch X, Vandepitte C, Laur JJ, Horan P, Xu D, Reina MA, Karmakar MK, Clark TB, Hadzic A: A Practical Review of Perineural Versus Intraneural Injections: A Call for Standard Nomenclature. Int Anesthesiol Clin 2011 Oct; 49(4):1-12


  4. Gray AT, Laur JJ: Regional anesthesia for ambulatory surgery: where ultrasound has made a difference. Int Anesthesiol Clin 2011 Sep; 49(4):13-21


  5. Laur JJ, Chehade JM, Merrill DG: Managing neural dysfunction after regional anesthesia: experience in a walk-in follow-up clinic. Int Anesthesiol Clin 2011 Jun; 49(3):44-55


  6. Bayman EO, Dexter F, Laur JJ, Wachtel RE: National incidence of use of monitored anesthesia care. Anesth Analg 2011 May; 113(1):165-9


  7. Merrill DG, Laur JJ: Management by outcomes: efficiency and operational success in the ambulatory surgery center. Anesthesiol Clin 2010 May; 28(2):329-51


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


  9. 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


  10. 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