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Valerie A. Arkoosh, M.D., MPH

Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
1105 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: (215) 349-8106
B.A. (Economics)
Northwestern University, 1982.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Nebraska Medical College, 1986.
MPH (Public Health)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern-Transitional, Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1986-1987.
Resident in Anesthesiology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1987-1990.
Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, 1991.
Recertification in Anesthesiology - voluntary, 2002.
Recertification in Anesthesiology - voluntary, 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical trials on intrathecal labor analgesia

Description of Clinical Expertise

Obstetric anesthesia

Description of Other Expertise

Health Policy
State-based health care reform

Selected Publications

Arkoosh VA: Newborn Resuscitation. A Practical Approach to Obstetric Anesthesia. Bucklin BA, Gambling DR, Wlody DJ (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Page: 275-284, 2009.

Arkoosh VA, Palmer CM, Yun E, Sharma SK, Bates JN, Wissler RN, Buxbaum JL, Nogami WM, Gracely EJ: A Randomized, Double-masked, Multicenter Comparison of the Safety of Continuous Intrathecal Labor Analgesia Using a 28-guage Catheter versus Continuous Epidural Labor Analgesia. [Article accompanied by an editorial] Anesthesiology 108: 286-298, February 2008.

Chamchad D, Horrow JC, Nakhamchik L, Arkoosh VA: Heart Rate Variability Changes During Pregnancy: an Observational Study. Int J Obstet Anesth 16: 106-109, 2007.

Arkoosh VA: Neonatal Resuscitation. Advances in Anesthesia. Lake CL, Johnson JO, McLoughlin TM (eds.). Mosby, Inc., Philadelphia, 23: 75-94, 2005.

Chamchad D, Arkoosh VA, Horrow JC, Buxbaum JL, Izrailtyan I, Nakhamchik L, Hower D, Kresh JY: Heart Rate Variability to Stratify Risk of Obstetric Patients Undergoing Spinal Anesthesia Anesthesia and Analgesia 99: 1818, 2004.

Birnbach DJ, Riley ET, D’Angelo R, Sharma S, Arkoosh VA: A Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Spinal Levobupivacaine with and without Fentanyl for Labor Analgesia Anesthesiology 99(A-1176), 2003.

Arkoosh VA: Amniotic Fluid Embolism In: Shnider and Levinson's Anesthesia for Obstetrics, 4th edition Hughes SC, Levinson G, Rosen M (eds.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Page: 355-360, 2001.

Leighton BL, Topkis WG, Gross JB, Arkoosh VA, Lee SR, Huffnagle HJ, Huffnagle S: Multiport Epidural Catheters: Does the Air Test Work? Anesthesiology 92: 1617-1620, 2000.

Arkoosh VA, Cooper M, Norris MC, Boxer L, Ferouz F, Silverman N, Huffnagle HJ, Huffnagle S, Leighton BL: Intrathecal Sufentanil Dose Response in Nulliparous Patients Anesthesiology 89: 364-370, 1998.

Norris MC, Arkoosh VA, Knobler R: Maternal and Fetal Effects of Isoproterenol in the Gravid Ewe Anesth Analg 85: 389-394, 1997.

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