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Stephen T. Robinson M.D.

    • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Dr. Robinson has been a part of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine for over thirty years.   What he likes most about OHSU are the people.  “The patients, providers and staff are all amazing.  I am so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful and caring organization.”  He has been part of OHSU’s growth in capacity and breadth of services.  He appreciates the culture of continuous improvement which allows him expand his own abilities and offer more to his patients and colleagues. In his spare time, Dr. Robinson enjoys gardening, the Oregon coast, and spending time with his family especially his grandson.


  • M.D., University of Washington 1982
  • Residency:

    • Anesthesiology-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
  • Fellowship:

    • Clinical anesthesiology-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York


  • "Administration of OKT3 in the operating room" Transplantation Proceedings  1993
  • "Safety and complications of transesophageal echocardiography in children with congenital heart disease" Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography  1997
  • "An unusual capnogram [6] (multiple letters)" Anesthesiology  1997
  • "Dichloroacetate stabilizes the intraoperative acid-base balance during liver transplantation" Liver Transplantation July 2008
  • "Amelioration of lactic acidosis with dichloroacetate during liver transplantation in humans" Anesthesiology  1994
  • "Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery"   2007
  • "Cardiac transplantation"   2007
  • "Metabolism during liver transplantation" Anesthesia and Analgesia October 1997
  • "A complication with a pulmonary artery catheter [13]" Anesthesia and Analgesia  1992
  • "The hemodynamic effects of intraoperative injection of muromonab CD3" Transplantation  1993
  • "Physician-assisted suicide [1]" New England Journal of Medicine  1996
  • "Response to a partial power failure in the operating room" Anesthesia and Analgesia June 2010
  • "Failure to cycle noninvasive blood pressure cuff after anesthesia monitor upgrade" Anesthesia and Analgesia January 2012
  • "Bradycardia"   2007
  • "Lean Strategies in the Operating Room" Anesthesiology Clinics  2015
  • "Infusion pumps"  February 16 2012
  • "Noninvasive blood pressure management-it's not just a piece of nylon around the arm"  February 16 2012
  • "Pulse oximetry"  February 16 2012
  • "Carbon dioxide absorbers save gas and moisture but create the potential for mechanical hazards, chemical soup, or a thermal disaster"  February 16 2012
  • "Brain function monitors attempt to link an intraoperative measurement with postoperative recall-much is known and more is unknown as definitive practice parameters and "Best use" guidelines for these monitors"  February 16 2012

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