Medical College of Wisconsin Anesthesiology Clinical Faculty


David C. Warltier MD, PhDDavid C. Warltier, MD, PhD

Chairman of Anesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin
Anesthesiology Research
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-5602

(414) 805-8703 | (414) 805-8701 (fax) | dwarltier@mcw.edu

Dr. Warltier received a MD in Medicine and completed his Residency in Anesthesiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Warltier also completed a PhD, a Fellowship and a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Department of Pharmacology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Warltier's research interests include the area of cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology with a special emphasis on coronary circulation. His clinical interests are in cardiovascular anesthesia. Areas of present research include cardioprotection by volatile anesthetics. Volatile anesthetic agents can precondition myocardium and render it resistant to stunning and infarction. The mechanisms by which volatile anesthetics accomplish this are being actively studied, and they include the opening of mitochondrial ATP-dependent potassium channels, the generation of reactive oxygen species and activation of intracellular kinases.

Additional research interests involve neovascularization of ischemic myocardium by coronary collateral vessels. The involvement of different growth factors, cytokines, and signaling pathways are presently being established. In addition to characterizing the pathophysiological factors involved, experiments are being conducted to model therapeutic angiogenesis, a novel means of treating coronary artery disease. Current research activities also include the actions of anesthetic agents and positive inotropic agents on left ventricular mechanics in the absence and presence of disease states such as congestive heart failure.

Recent Publications

Adams, Mark Douglas. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology
Adams, Meredith C B. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, Pain ManagementDiseases & Conditions:Back Pain, Cancer, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (RSD), Neck Pain, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Sciatica, Spinal Fractures
Anderson, Rebecca Cogwell PhDProfessor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, PsychologyDiseases & Conditions:Breast Cancer, Health Psychology, Trauma
Anderson Khan, Kimberly J. PsyDAssistant Professor
Diseases & Conditions:Anxiety Disorders, Pediatric Chronic Pain, Psychological Problems of the Medically IllSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Psychology
Ansari, Shamim A. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology
Antapli, Mursel MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia, Transplant AnesthesiaDiseases & Conditions:Trauma Anesthesia
Bajic, Jurica MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Anesthetics and Control of Breathing, Cardiac Electrophysiology, General Surgical Anesthesia, Liver Transplantation, Transplant AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesiology
Berens, Richard J. MDProfessor
Treatments & Services:Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical CareSpecialty:Critical and Intensive Care Medicine, Pediatric AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Trauma
Budithi, Rachel MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:General AnesthesiaTreatments & Services:Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia
Burgos, Lourdes G. MDAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Coronary Artery Disease, TraumaTreatments & Services:General Surgical Anesthesia, Intravenous Anesthetic Agents
Butterfield, Gail E. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Outpatient Anesthesia, Post-Operative Pain Management
Butz, Steven F. MDAssociate Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Campise-Luther, Rose MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatrics
Chandrashekarappa, Kiran MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Transesophageal Echocardiography
Connolly, Lois A. MDProfessor
Treatments & Services:Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese, General Surgical Anesthesia, Liver Transplantation, Transfusions, Transplant AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesiology
Cummings, Craig MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:General Anesthesia, Perioperative Acute Pain Management, Regional Anesthesia
Diaz, Christina D.. MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Acute Pain ManagementSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dolinski, Sylvia MD, FCCPAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Critical Care Medicine, Thoracic Anesthesia, Vascular/Regional/Acute Pain ManagementDiseases & Conditions:General Anesthesia
Drexler, Catherine M.. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Obstetrical Anesthesia
Dye, Lonnie E. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Inpatient Anesthesiology, Operating Room Anesthesiology
Ebert, Thomas J. MD, PhDProfessor
Treatments & Services:Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese, Intravenous Anesthetic Agents, Obstetrical Anesthesia, Regional AnesthesiaSpecialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Conscious Sedation, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Ellinas, Elizabeth H. MDAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Obstetrical Anesthesia
Ellinas, Herodotos MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
El-Orbany, Mohammad MDAssociate Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology
Endrizzi, Sarah A MD
Specialty:Anesthesiology, Pain ManagementTreatments & Services:Pain Management
Fons, Roger A. MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Acute Pain Management, Chronic Pain ManagementSpecialty:Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Gandhi, Sweeta D. MBBSAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Ghadiali, Huzefa Yunus. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiac Critical Care, Mechanical Circulatory Support/Ventricular Assist DevicesDiseases & Conditions:End Stage Liver Diseases, Sepsis
Gollapudy, Suneeta MBBSAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:General AnesthesiaTreatments & Services:Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Transplant Anesthesia
Hanko, Eva MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology
Henry, Amy Marie. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Hickman, Jennifer A. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Management
Hoffman, George M. MDProfessor
Treatments & Services:Equipment, Monitoring and Patient Safety, Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide in ChildrenSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Hogan, Quinn H. MDProfessor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Pain Management, Regional Anesthesia
Hope, William G. MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Outpatient Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia
Hur, Su-Ryong MDAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Hurley, Robert W. MD, PhDProfessor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, Pain ManagementDiseases & Conditions:Back Pain, Cancer, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (RSD), Neck Pain, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Sciatica, Spinal Fractures
Iqbal, Zafar MD, FCCPAssociate Professor
Treatments & Services:Cardiovascular AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology, Critical and Intensive Care Medicine
Joseph, John MDAssistant Clinical Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, Pain ManagementTreatments & Services:Chronic Pain Management, Spinal Cord StimulationDiseases & Conditions:Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (RSD), Opioid Addiction in Chronic Pain Patients
Kampalath, Latha N. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Kaslow, Olga Y. MD, PhDAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:General Anesthesia, Trauma AnesthesiaTreatments & Services:Neuroanesthesia, Thoracic Anesthesia, Vascular Anesthesia
Kazi, Fahimuddin MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Kula, Ayse Oge. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:General Anesthesia, Inpatient Anesthesiology, Obstetrical Anesthesia
Kuo, Catherine MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:General Anesthesia, Inpatient Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia, Trauma Anesthesia
Lauer, Kathryn K. MDVice Chairman, Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, NeuroanesthesiologyTreatments & Services:General Surgical Anesthesia, Neuroanesthesia, Transplant Anesthesia
Lewis, Ilene C. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Critical Care Medicine
Liang, Mei-Ying MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Pain Management
Liu, Suyan MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology
Loveland Baptist, Lindsey MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Pediatric AnesthesiaSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Malan, Michael J. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Munshi, Charul A. MDAssociate Professor
Treatments & Services:Intravenous Anesthetic Agents, Liver Transplantation, Outpatient Anesthesia, Transplant AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesiology
Novalija, Jutta MD, PhDAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Echocardiography
Olund, Timothy J. MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Thoracic Anesthesia, Vascular AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology, Inpatient MedicineDiseases & Conditions:Trauma
Pagel, Paul S. MD, PhD, FACCProfessor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, Thoracic AnesthesiaDiseases & Conditions:Coronary Artery Disease, Valvular Heart Disease
Plambeck, Christopher MDAssistant Professor
Diseases & Conditions:Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac AnesthesiaSpecialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Obstetrical Anesthesia, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, Thoracic Anesthesia, Vascular Anesthesia
Proctor III, Lester T. MDAssociate Professor
Treatments & Services:Pediatric AnesthesiaSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Reck, Sarah MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology
Retzack, Susan MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Pediatric Pain
Rock, Jessica MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:General Anesthesia, Labor AnalgesiaTreatments & Services:Obstetrical Anesthesia
Ruiz, Franklin J. MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Anesthesia for Airway ProceduresDiseases & Conditions:ENTSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Rusy, Lynn M. MDProfessor
Treatments & Services:Chronic Pediatric Pain Management, Outpatient Anesthesia, Pediatric AnesthesiaSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Management
Schmid, Phillip G. MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Ambulatory Anesthesiology, General Anesthesia, Inpatient Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesia, Trauma AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology
Scott, John P. MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical CareSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Shankar, Hariharan MDAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Cancer Pain, Low Back Pain Syndromes, Neck PainTreatments & Services:Neuropathic Pain Management, Pain Management
Shoopman, Jonathan MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Critical Care Medicine, Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Siker, Daniel MDAssistant Professor
Diseases & Conditions:Analgesia, Fetal Care and Monitoring, Performance MedicineTreatments & Services:Obstetrical Anesthesia, Pediatric SedationSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Spofford, Christina MD, PhDAssociate Professor
Treatments & Services:Acute Pain Management, Ambulatory Anesthesiology, Inpatient Anesthesiology, Regional AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology
Staudt, Susan R. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, Pediatric AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Critical Care
Stekiel, Thomas A. MDAssociate Professor
Treatments & Services:Ambulatory Anesthesiology, General Surgical Anesthesia, Vascular AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology
Stowe, David F. MD, PhDProfessor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Intravenous Anesthetic AgentsDiseases & Conditions:Coronary Artery Disease
Strong, Tatyana C. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Stucke, Astrid G. MDAssociate Professor
Diseases & Conditions:Cardiac AnesthesiaTreatments & Services:Neuroanesthesia, Pediatric AnesthesiaSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Stuth, Eckehard A. MDProfessor
Treatments & Services:Anesthetics and Control of Breathing, Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiovascular AnesthesiaSpecialty:Neuroanesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Syed, Vaqaruddin M. MDAssistant Professor
Diseases & Conditions:Pediatric Acute Post Operative Pain ControlSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Tawil, Justin N. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Anesthesiology, Critical Care MedicineDiseases & Conditions:Cardiothoracic AnesthesiaTreatments & Services:Inpatient Anesthesiology, Inpatient Critical Care
Taylor, Susan P. MDAssociate Professor
Treatments & Services:Cardiovascular AnesthesiaSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatrics
Troshynski, Todd J. MDAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Acute Pain Management (Pediatric), Neonatal Anesthesia, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatric Regional AnesthesiaSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology
Turner, Lawrence A. MDAssociate Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Transplant AnesthesiaDiseases & Conditions:Coronary Artery Disease
Varadarajan, Jaya L. MBBSAssistant Professor
Treatments & Services:Acute and Chronic Pediatric Pain Management, Pediatric AnesthesiaSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Management
Voulgarelis, Stylianos MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Congenital Heart Disease, Heart FailureTreatments & Services:Operating Room Anesthesiology, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
Walbergh, Eric J. MDAssistant Professor
Specialty:Pediatric AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric NeuroanesthesiaDiseases & Conditions:Pediatric Head Injury, Respiratory Failure
Warltier, David C. MD, PhDChairman, Professor
Specialty:AnesthesiologyTreatments & Services:Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Vascular AnesthesiaDiseases & Conditions:Coronary Artery Disease
Weisman, Steven J. MDProfessor
Diseases & Conditions:Back Pain, Chronic Abdominal Pain, Fibromyalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Sickle Cell PainTreatments & Services:Neuropathic Pain ManagementSpecialty:Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Management
Woehlck, Harvey J. MDProfessor
Treatments & Services:Cardiac Electrophysiology, Liver Transplantation, Obstetrical AnesthesiaSpecialty:Anesthesiology, NeuroanesthesiologyDiseases & Conditions:Trauma

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