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Lois Connolly, MD

Lois Connolly, MD

Vice Chair: Advanced Practice Professionals
Medical Director

Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is to guide by providing access to information. The student/resident will search for knowledge as they learn. Students need the opportunity to discover for themselves and practice skills in authentic situations. Additionally, I believe in integrative learning to solidify the knowledge obtained. Problem Based Learning Discussions is active learning led by the students. This method challenges the student to incorporate knowledge gained with integrative subjects as well as encourages discussion and interactive teaching to their peers.

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  Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine Degree – Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency, Anesthesiology – Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Certificate in Medical Management – Carnegie Mellon University


American Board of Anesthesiologists

  Clinical and Research

Clinical Specialties


Liver transplant




Refereed Journal Publications / Original Papers:


  1. Connolly LA: "Anesthetic management of obstructive sleep apnea patients."  J Clin Anes 3(11,12):461-469, 1991.  
  2. *Yonker-Sell A, Connolly LA.  “Twelve hours anesthesia in a patient with epidermolysis bullosa.”  Can J Anaesth   42(8):1-5, 1995.
  3. *Yonker-Sell A, Connolly LA.  "Mortality during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement."  Anesthesiology 84(1):231-233, 1996.
  4. Lauer K, Connolly LA, Schmeling W.  "Opioid sedation does not alter intracranial pressure in head injured patients."  Can J Anaesth 44(9):1-5,1997.
  5. Woehlck, H.J., Dunning, M.B., Connolly, L.A.  "Reduction in the incidence of carbon monoxide exposures in humans undergoing general anesthesia."  Anesthesiology 87(2):228-234, 1997
  6. Woodson, B.T., Feroah, T., Connolly, L.A., Toohill, R.J.  “A method to evaluate upper airway mechanics following intervention in snorers.”  American Journal of Otolaryngology 18(5):306-14,1997.
  7. Woehlck, H.J., Connolly, L.A., Cinquegrani, M.P., Dunning, M.B.  “Acute smoking increases ST depression in humans during general anesthesia.” Anesthesia and Analgesia 89:856-60, 1999.
  8. Woehlck, H, Otterson, MF, Yun, H, Connolly, LA, , et al  “Acetazolamide Reduces Referred Postoperative Pain after Laparoscopy Surgery with Carbon Dioxide Insufflation”, Anesthesiology 99:924-8, 2003
  9. Sakai, EM, Connolly, L.A., Klauck, JA “ Inhalation anesthesiology and volatile liquid anesthetics: Focus on isoflurane, desflurane and sevoflurane” Pharmacotherapy 25(12):1773-88, 2005.
  10. *Stucke, AG, Riess, ML, Connolly, LA. “Hemoglobin M (Milwaukee) affects arterial oxygen saturation and makes pulse oximetry unreliable.”  Anesthesiology,:104:887-8, 2006
  11. El-Orbany, M, Connolly, LA. “Rapid Sequence Induction and Intubation: Current Controversy.” Anesthesia and Analgesia, 110:1318-1325, 2010


Book Chapters & Reviews:


  1. Lauer K, Connolly LA.  "Anesthesia for minimally invasive surgery."  Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery   Mosby,1994.
  2. Connolly, L.A.  "Unstable C-spine, Atlanto-axial Subluxation"  Complications in Anesthesia   Atlee editor W.B. Saunders Company, 1998.
  3. Connolly, L.A.  "Unstable C-spine, Atlanto-axial Subluxation"  Complications in Anesthesia   Atlee editor W.B. Saunders Company, 2005
  4. *Linn, KA, Connolly, L.A. “Preoperative Evaluation and Anesthetic Considerations”  Clinical  Review of Bariatric Surgery Goldblatt editor Catalyst Publishers, 2011
  5. Gollapudy, S, Connolly, L.A.  "Unstable C-spine"  Complications in Anesthesia Fleisher editor,   Elsevier, in progress 2015
  6. Gollapudy, S, Connolly, L.A.  “Intracranial Aneurysms: Rebleeding” Complications in Anesthesia Fleisher editor,   Elsevier, in progress 2016
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