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Richard A. Jaffe

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Department of Anesthesia 300 Pasteur Dr H3580 MC 5640 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-6411 Fax (650) 725-8544
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-6411
    Administrative Contact
    Christina Lum Administrative Assistant Tel Work 723-7442
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Neurosurgical Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

Internship: St Vincent Hospital and Medical Center OR (1986)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1988)
Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (1990)
Medical Education: University Of Miami - School of Medicine FL (1985)
M.D.: University of Miami, Medicine (1985)
Ph.D.: Univ California, San Francisco, Neurophysiology (1977)



Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My clinical and laboratory research activities are currently focused on developing new and sensitive means for detecting the onset of cerebral ischemia using both non-invasive electrophysiological and non-invasive optical techniques. The goal of this research is to provide new monitoring techniques to guide the clinical management of patients in which cerebral perfusion or other critical organ perfusion may be compromised.

Additional laboratory research activities are focused on developing an understanding of the mechanisms which underlie differential nerve block, and on identifying the sites of local anesthetic and opiate action within the spinal cord. The objective is to enable clinicians to provide regional analgesia without the many unwanted side effects of opiates and conventional local anesthetics. Achieving this goal could substantially improve pain management techniques and the practice of regional anesthesia.


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