Ferenc Rabai, MD

Ferenc Rabai, MDAssistant Professor

Contact Information:

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254





Dr. Rabai joined us in June 2017, as an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida in 2016. He completed his fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at the University of Florida in 2017. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. His research interests include prediction of post-traumatic cerebral infarction in traumatic brain injury and the clinical utility of intraoperative neuromonitoring. Dr Rabai obtained his medical degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Debrecen in Hungary. Prior to pursuing a career in anesthesiology he completed core surgical training in the United Kingdom leading to membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010. He worked as a staff grade surgeon in private practice for two years before coming to UF in 2012.



2016-2017 Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2012-2016 Anesthesiology Residency University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2007-2010 Foundation & Core Surgical Training Severn Deanery and East of England Deanery United Kingdom
2003-2006 General Surgical Residency Semmelweis University Medical School Budapest, Hungary
1997-2003 MD University of Debrecen Debrecen, Hungary


Awards and Honors

June, 2016 Outstanding Graduating Resident Award – Department of Anesthesiology, UF
May, 2016 Scientific Achievement Award and 2nd Prize for Best Poster – 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring, Chicago, Il
April, 2013 3rd Prize in Original Research Category –2013 Gulf Atlantic Anesthesiology Resident Research Conference, New Orleans, La, USA
2002- 2003 Educational Scholarship of the Republic of Hungary awarded to the top 1% of medical students in Hungary by the Hungarian Government for outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements


Professional Memberships

  • 2016 – Present: Membership in the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC)
  • 2016 – Present: Membership in the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM)
  • 2014 – Present: Membership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • 2012 – Present: Membership of the American Medical Association (AMA)
  • 2006 – 2012: Full Registration General Medical Council UK


Selected Posters, Abstracts and Presentations

  • F Rabai, R. Ramani: Chapter 31, Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Anesthetic Implications, in Prabhakar H, ed, Essentials of Neuroanesthesia, San Diego: Academic Press (Elsevier), 2017, pp:519-532
  • F Rabai, R. Sessions, C. Seubert: Neurophysiological Monitoring and Spinal Cord Integrity, Best Pract Res Clinical Anesthesiol, 2016, Mar;30(1):53-68
  • F Rabai, W. Stetler, A. Polifka, N. Algarra, C. Seubert, S. Robicsek: Electorphysiologic Monitoring with Provocation Testing in the Treatment os Spinal Arteriovenous Fistula, ASNM 2016 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il, USA, 05/12-15/2016 (E-Poster)
  • F Rabai, E Mahanna, A Gabrielli, RL Hayes, CS Robertson, SA Robicsek, I Schmalfuss: Contralateral and Third Ventricular Compression are Early CT Signs Heralding Secondary Infarcts in Non-Penetrating Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, INTS 2014 Meeting, Budapest, Hungary 03/19-03/23/2014, J Neurotrauma. March 1, 2014, 31(5): A-1-A-73. doi:10.1089/neu.2014.9937 P216
  • F Rabai, E Mahanna, I Schmalfuss, S Robicsek: Predicting Secondary Ischemia in Traumatic Brain Injury, Gulf Atlantic Anesthesiology Resident Research Conference 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA, 04/19-04/21/2013 (Presentation – 3rd Prize in Original Research Category)