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W. Andrew Kofke

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
COAP Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chair's Advisory Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anesthesia
Director Neuroanesthesia, Section Chief/ORL/Uro, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Main OR Coordinator, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Anesthesiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Substance Abuse Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anesthesia
Chair, Pain Director Search Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anesthesia
Chair, Recruiting Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anesthesia
Off Hours Task Force, Department of Anesthesia, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Anesthesiologist (for VISICU), Pennsylvania Hospital
Co-Director, Neuro ICU, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Measey Medical Simulation Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
New Clinical Business Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
HUP - 7 Dulles
34th and Spruce Street
4283
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-8993
Fax: (215) 615-3898
Education:
BS (Chemistry)
Bucknell University, 1974.
M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1978.
MBA (Health Sciences Emphasis)
West Virginia University, 1999.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1978-1979.
Resident, Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1979-1981.
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1982-1983.
Sabbatical, Graduate Courses: Neuroscience I, Neuroscience II, Molecular Neurobiology , Pittsburgh, PA, 1991-1992.
Certifications
Emergency Medical Technician, Pennsylvania, 1969.
American Board of Anesthesiology, 1983.
Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support, 1985.
American Board of Anesthesiology, subspecialty certification in Critical Care Medicine , 1986.
Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified, 1991.
American Board of Anesthesiology, Continued Demonstration of Qualifications (recertification), 1993.
Instructor, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, 1999.
Patient Safety Leadership Academy graduate, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
Center for Medical Simulation Instructors' Course, Harvard, 2005.
Neurocritical Care subspecialty certification, United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Physiology, rodents, anesthetic neurotoxicity

Description of Clinical Expertise

Neuroanesthesia, Neuro ICU

Selected Publications

Kofke WA: Neuropathophysiology. Textbook of Critical Care. Fink M (eds.). 5th Edition, 2005.

Kofke WA, Blissitt P, Rao H: Remifentanil-induced hippocampal and thalamic activation in normal volunteers. Neurocritical Care Society 2005 Notes: In Press.

Kofke WA: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety Celebrates Grand Opening. AUA Update Spring 2005.

Augoustides JC, Hosalkar HH, O'Reardon, Kofke WA, Datto CJ: Customized anesthetic preservation of ictal threshold in electroconvulsive therapy: role of adjunctive remifentanil with etomidate. J Ect 21(2): 128-131, June 2005.

Kofke WA, Konitzer P, Meng QC, Guo J, Cheung AT: Effect of Apolipoprotein E Genotype on NSE and S-100 Levels After Cardiac and Vascular Surgery. Anesth Analg 99: 1323-5, 2004.

Kofke WA, Lam A: Ad Hoc Meeting Report of the Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, J Neurosurg Anesth 2004 Notes: In press.

Rie MA, Fahey BG, Kofke WA: Letter to the editor re: Suarez JI, et al: Effect of human albumin administration on clinical outcome and hospital cost in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurgery 101: 564-566, 2004.

JGT Augoustides, McGarvey M, Weiner J, Pinchasik D, Bavaria JE, Cheung AT, Kofke WA: Stroke after deep hypothermic circulatory arrest: Mechanisms and opportunities for intervention. AUA 2004.

Sullivan PM, Sinz EH, Gudel E, Kofke WA: A retrospective comparison of remifentanil versus methohexital for anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy. J of ECT 20((4)): 219-224, 2004.

Attallah AF, Kofke WA: Neurological Monitoring. In: Wilson WC, Grande CM, Hoyt DB: Trauma: Resuscitation, Anesthesia, and Critical Care. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 2004 Notes: In press.

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