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    Rodney Gabriel

    TitleAssistant Clinical Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8770
    CA San Diego 92103
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      TitleChief, Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
      DepartmentAnesthesiology
      DivisionBiomedical Informatics


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      University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CAMAS12/2017Clinical Research
      University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA12/2017Biomedical Informatics Fellowship
      University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA06/2016Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship
      Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA06/2015Anesthesiology Residency
      University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAMD06/2011Medicine

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      Dr. Rodney A. Gabriel holds position as Chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain and Clinical Director of Anesthesia, Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor and is faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology and Department of Biomedical Informatics. His research interests include the development of predictive models for perioperative outcomes using machine learning, pharmacogenomics, and novel regional anesthesia techniques for pain management. Dr. Gabriel is actively involved in the acute pain management of surgical patients, especially focused on the reduction of opioid use.


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      1. Said ET, Sztain JF, Abramson WB, Meineke MN, Furnish TJ, Schmidt UH, Manecke GR, Gabriel R. A Dedicated Acute Pain Service Is Associated With Reduced Postoperative Opioid Requirements in Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery With Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy. Anesth Analg. 2018 Mar 27. PMID: 29596098.
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      2. Gabriel R, A'Court AM, Schmidt UH, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Time of day is not associated with increased rates of mortality in emergency surgery: An analysis of 49,196 surgical procedures. J Clin Anesth. 2018 Feb 07; 46:85-90. PMID: 29427974.
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      3. Burton BN, Khoche S, A'Court AM, Schmidt UH, Gabriel R. Perioperative Risk Factors Associated With Postoperative Unplanned Intubation After Lung Resection. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29506893.
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      4. Harris MJ, Gabriel R, Dutton RP, Urman RD. A retrospective analysis of factors associated with anesthetic case duration for cesarean deliveries. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2018 Jan 13. PMID: 29496300.
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      5. Finneran JJ, Gabriel R, Khatibi B. Erector Spinae Plane Blocks Provide Analgesia for Breast and Axillary Surgery: A Series of 3 Cases. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2018 Jan; 43(1):101-102. PMID: 29261601.
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      6. Gabriel R, Sztain JF, A'Court AM, Hylton DJ, Waterman RS, Schmidt U. Postoperative mortality and morbidity following non-cardiac surgery in a healthy patient population. J Anesth. 2017 Dec 26. PMID: 29279996.
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      7. Sztain JF, Gabriel R, Sievert KE, Khatibi B. Bilateral adductor canal block catheters in patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral knee arthroplasty: A series of 17 patients. J Clin Anesth. 2017 Nov 22; 44:98-99. PMID: 29175666.
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      8. Gabriel R, Clark AI, Nguyen AP, Waterman RS, Schmidt UH. The Association of Preoperative Hematocrit and Transfusion with Mortality in Patients Undergoing Elective Non-cardiac Surgery. World J Surg. 2017 Nov 15. PMID: 29143088.
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      9. Gabriel R, Ehrenfeld JM, Urman RD. Preoperative Genetic Testing and Personalized Medicine: Changing the Care Paradigm. J Med Syst. 2017 Oct 17; 41(12):185. PMID: 29039620.
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      10. Ilfeld BM, Gabriel R, Trescot AM. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis for treatment of acute pain: could cryoanalgesia replace continuous peripheral nerve blocks? Br J Anaesth. 2017 Oct 01; 119(4):703-706. PMID: 29121277.
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      11. Gabriel R, Ilfeld BM. Use of Regional Anesthesia for Outpatient Surgery Within the United States: A Prevalence Study Using a Nationwide Database. Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28922231.
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      12. Gabriel R, Finneran JJ, Asokan D, Trescot AM, Sandhu NS, Ilfeld BM. Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis for Acute Pain Management: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Sep 01; 9(5):129-132. PMID: 28509777.
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      13. Gabriel R, Burton BN, Tsai MH, Ehrenfeld JM, Dutton RP, Urman RD. After-hour Versus Daytime Shifts in Non-Operating Room Anesthesia Environments: National Distribution of Case Volume, Patient Characteristics, and Procedures. J Med Syst. 2017 Sep; 41(9):140. PMID: 28776233.
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      14. Walker JB, Nguyen PL, Schmidt UH, Gabriel R. Postoperative Outcomes Associated With Neuraxial vs General Anesthesia Following Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jun 23. PMID: 28709756.
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      15. Gabriel R, Fergerson BD, Brovman EY, Dutton RP, Urman RD. A Retrospective Analysis of the Variability in Case Duration for Aortic Valve Replacement and Association With Hospital Facility Types. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Jun 23. PMID: 29398380.
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      16. Gabriel R, Burton BN, Nguyen AP, Schmidt UH. Preoperative Functional Status Is Associated With Unplanned Intubations Following Thyroidectomies. Respir Care. 2017 Oct; 62(10):1277-1283. PMID: 28634171.
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      17. Juang J, Gabriel R, Dutton RP, Palanisamy A, Urman RD. Choice of Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery: An Analysis of the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. Anesth Analg. 2017 Jun; 124(6):1914-1917. PMID: 28098588.
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      18. Nagrebetsky A, Gabriel R, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Growth of Nonoperating Room Anesthesia Care in the United States: A Contemporary Trends Analysis. Anesth Analg. 2017 Apr; 124(4):1261-1267. PMID: 27918331.
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      19. Khatibi B, Said ET, Sztain JF, Monahan AM, Gabriel R, Furnish TJ, Tran JT, Donohue MC, Ilfeld BM. Continuous Transversus Abdominis Plane Nerve Blocks: Does Varying Local Anesthetic Delivery Method-Automatic Repeated Bolus Versus Continuous Basal Infusion-Influence the Extent of Sensation to Cold?: A Randomized, Triple-Masked, Crossover Study in Volunteers. Anesth Analg. 2017 Apr; 124(4):1298-1303. PMID: 28319550.
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      20. Nguyen AP, Gabriel R, Golts E, Kistler EB, Schmidt U. Severity of Acute Kidney Injury in the Post-Lung Transplant Patient Is Associated With Higher Healthcare Resources and Cost. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Aug; 31(4):1361-1369. PMID: 28455097.
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      21. Ilfeld BM, Gabriel R, Trescot AM. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis providing postoperative analgesia lasting many weeks following a single administration: a replacement for continuous peripheral nerve blocks?: a case report. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2017 Oct; 70(5):567-570. PMID: 29046778.
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      22. Gabriel R, Waterman RS, Kim J, Ohno-Machado L. A Predictive Model for Extended Postanesthesia Care Unit Length of Stay in Outpatient Surgeries. Anesth Analg. 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28079580.
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      23. Saxen MA, Urman RD, Yepes JF, Gabriel R, Jones JE. Comparison of Anesthesia for Dental/Oral Surgery by Office-based Dentist Anesthesiologists versus Operating Room-based Physician Anesthesiologists. Anesth Prog. 2017; 64(4):212-220. PMID: 29200371.
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      24. Gabriel R, Sandhu NS. Nerve Roots of the Brachial Plexus: Further Refining the "Stoplight" Sign. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Jan/Feb; 42(1):118-119. PMID: 27997486.
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      25. Ilfeld BM, Gabriel R, Saulino MF, Chae J, Peckham PH, Grant SA, Gilmore CA, Donohue MC, deBock MG, Wongsarnpigoon A, Boggs JW. Infection Rates of Electrical Leads Used for Percutaneous Neurostimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System. Pain Pract. 2017 Jul; 17(6):753-762. PMID: 27676323.
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      26. Gabriel R, Beverly A, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Patterns of intra-arterial blood pressure monitoring for patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty under general anesthesia: a retrospective analysis of 23,073 patients. J Clin Monit Comput. 2016 Oct 13. PMID: 27738950.
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      27. Gabriel R, Nagrebetsky A, Kaye AD, Dutton RP, Urman RD. The Patterns of Utilization of Interscalene Nerve Blocks for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Anesth Analg. 2016 Sep; 123(3):758-61. PMID: 27537763.
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      28. Ende D, Gabriel R, Vlassakov KV, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Epidemiologic data and trends concerning the use of regional anaesthesia for shoulder arthroscopy in the United States of America. Int Orthop. 2016 Oct; 40(10):2105-2113. PMID: 27566321.
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      29. Landry EK, Gabriel R, Beutler S, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Analysis of Unplanned Intensive Care Unit Admissions in Postoperative Pediatric Patients. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Mar; 32(3):204-211. PMID: 27530513.
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      30. Gabriel R, Wu A, Huang CC, Dutton RP, Urman RD. National incidences and predictors of inefficiencies in perioperative care. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Jun; 31:238-46. PMID: 27185719.
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      31. Tillquist MN, Gabriel R, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Incidence and risk factors for early postoperative reintubations. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Jun; 31:80-9. PMID: 27185683.
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      32. Jani SR, Shapiro FE, Gabriel R, Kordylewski H, Dutton RP, Urman RD. A Comparison between office and other ambulatory practices: Analysis from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2016 Apr; 35(4):38-47. PMID: 27088775.
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      33. Chen Y, Gabriel R, Kodali BS, Urman RD. Effect of Anesthesia Staffing Ratio on First-Case Surgical Start Time. J Med Syst. 2016 May; 40(5):115. PMID: 26995356.
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      34. Gelfand ME, Gabriel R, Gimlich R, Beutler SS, Urman RD. Practice patterns in the intraoperative use of bispectral index monitoring. J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Apr; 31(2):281-289. PMID: 26897034.
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      35. Gabriel R, Kaye AD, Nagrebetsky A, Jones MR, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Utilization of Femoral Nerve Blocks for Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Aug; 31(8):1680-5. PMID: 26968695.
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      36. Quinn TD, Gabriel R, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Analysis of Unplanned Postoperative Admissions to the Intensive Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Aug; 32(7):436-443. PMID: 26721638.
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      37. Brovman EY, Gabriel R, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use During Cardiac Surgery in the United States, 2010 to 2014. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Jun; 30(3):579-84. PMID: 26947712.
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      38. Abrecht CR, Gabriel R, Dutton RP, Kaye AD, Michna E, Urman RD. National Perioperative Outcomes for Intrathecal Pump, Spinal Cord Stimulator, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Procedures. Pain Physician. 2015 Nov; 18(6):547-54. PMID: 26606006.
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      39. Gabriel R, Kaye AD, Jones MR, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Practice Variations in Anesthetic Care and Its Effect on Clinical Outcomes for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasties. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Apr; 31(4):918-22. PMID: 26410553.
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      40. Brovman EY, Gabriel R, Lekowski RW, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Rate of Major Anesthetic-Related Outcomes in the Intraoperative and Immediate Postoperative Period After Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Apr; 30(2):338-44. PMID: 26708695.
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      41. Gabriel R, Lemay A, Beutler SS, Dutton RP, Urman RD. Practice Variations in Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomies and Associated Outcomes. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Jan; 30(1):23-9. PMID: 26411815.
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      42. Malapero RJ, Gabriel R, Gimlich R, Ehrenfeld JM, Philip BK, Bates DW, Urman RD. An anesthesia medication cost scorecard--concepts for individualized feedback. J Med Syst. 2015 May; 39(5):48. PMID: 25732076.
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      43. Gabriel R, Skowron M, Carrubba D, Hepner DL, Bader AM. Impact of information technology on preoperative scheduling systems: a pilot study modeling scheduling systems in the preoperative clinic. J Med Pract Manage. 2015 Mar-Apr; 30(6 Spec No):2-7. PMID: 26062309.
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      44. Prabhakar A, Malapero RJ, Gabriel R, Kaye AD, Elhassan AO, Nelson ER, Bates DW, Urman RD. Medication errors in anesthesia. J Med Pract Manage. 2015 Mar-Apr; 30(6 Spec No):41-3. PMID: 26062316.
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      45. Gabriel R, Gimlich R, Ehrenfeld JM, Urman RD. Operating room metrics score card-creating a prototype for individualized feedback. J Med Syst. 2014 Nov; 38(11):144. PMID: 25315824.
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      46. Cauvi DM, Gabriel R, Kono DH, Hultman P, Pollard KM. A tandem repeat in decay accelerating factor 1 is associated with severity of murine mercury-induced autoimmunity. Autoimmune Dis. 2014; 2014:260613. PMID: 24818014; PMCID: PMC4003777.
      47. Sughrue ME, Chang EF, Gabriel R, Aghi MK, Blevins LS. Excess mortality for patients with residual disease following resection of pituitary adenomas. Pituitary. 2011 Sep; 14(3):276-83. PMID: 21476061.
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      48. Chang EF, Gabriel R, Potts MB, Berger MS, Lawton MT. Supratentorial cavernous malformations in eloquent and deep locations: surgical approaches and outcomes. Clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2011 Mar; 114(3):814-27. PMID: 20597603.
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      49. Gabriel R, Kim H, Sidney S, McCulloch CE, Singh V, Johnston SC, Ko NU, Achrol AS, Zaroff JG, Young WL. Ten-year detection rate of brain arteriovenous malformations in a large, multiethnic, defined population. Stroke. 2010 Jan; 41(1):21-6. PMID: 19926839; PMCID: PMC2847493.
      50. Gao P, Shen F, Gabriel R, Law D, Yang EY, Yang E, Yang GY, Young WL, Su H. Attenuation of brain response to vascular endothelial growth factor-mediated angiogenesis and neurogenesis in aged mice. Stroke. 2009 Nov; 40(11):3596-600. PMID: 19745179; PMCID: PMC2783321.
      51. Chang EF, Gabriel R, Potts MB, Garcia PA, Barbaro NM, Lawton MT. Seizure characteristics and control after microsurgical resection of supratentorial cerebral cavernous malformations. Neurosurgery. 2009 Jul; 65(1):31-7; discussion 37-8. PMID: 19574823.
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      52. Zhu Y, Cuevas IC, Gabriel R, Su H, Nishimura S, Gao P, Fields A, Hao Q, Young WL, Yang GY, Boudreau NJ. Restoring transcription factor HoxA5 expression inhibits the growth of experimental hemangiomas in the brain. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2009 Jun; 68(6):626-32. PMID: 19458547; PMCID: PMC2728585.
      53. Gao P, Zhu Y, Ling F, Shen F, Lee B, Gabriel R, Hao Q, Yang GY, Su H, Young WL. Nonischemic cerebral venous hypertension promotes a pro-angiogenic stage through HIF-1 downstream genes and leukocyte-derived MMP-9. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2009 Aug; 29(8):1482-90. PMID: 19471278; PMCID: PMC2745831.
      54. Hao Q, Liu J, Pappu R, Su H, Rola R, Gabriel R, Lee CZ, Young WL, Yang GY. Contribution of bone marrow-derived cells associated with brain angiogenesis is primarily through leukocytes and macrophages. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008 Dec; 28(12):2151-7. PMID: 18802012; PMCID: PMC2610019.
      55. Gabriel R, Yang GY. Gene therapy in cerebrovascular diseases. Curr Gene Ther. 2007 Dec; 7(6):421-33. PMID: 18045102.
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