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Patrick James Tighe, MD

Patrick James Tighe,

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida




2005 MD University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2009 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2010 Fellowship, Acute Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL

Clinical Interests

Website design

  • Gator-RAP (dormant)
  • RAPPM Divisional Blog (dormant)
  • RAPPM Divisional Wiki (dormant)
  • RAEducation (
  • UFClinicalPearl (Tweet site, Summer 2011)
  • Tighe Lab Site (

 Contracts and Grants


Funding AgencyDirect Costs:        
Establishing Policy, Education and Research Priorities in Acute Pain Medicine
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals on behalf of the American Academy of Pain Medicine Foundation
January 2014-December 2016
Principal Solicitor/Manager
Funding Agency:
Direct Costs:        
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23)
July 1, 2012-June 30, 2016
June 2012 
Principal Investigator
Date of Notification:
Mentored Research Training Grant—Clinical And Translational
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014 (Award Declined re: K23)
June 2012
Principal Investigator
Funding Agency
Direct Costs:
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Safety Scientist Career Development Award
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014 (Award Declined re: K23)
Principal Investigator
Title:                                      Funding Agency:
Direct Costs:                        
Database Communication enables Machine Learning Classifiers to predic
Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury (DECLAre)
University of Florida CTSI, Cohort Identification RFA
April-June 2011
Title:                      Funding Agency
Direct Costs:        
Intraoperative factors associated with the perioperative acute kidney injury and long
term mortality
I. Heerman Anesthesia Foundation
November 11, 2010-November 11, 2011

Editorial Work

Section Co-Editor for Acute Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine

Current Editorial Board Commitments

  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Local and Regional Anesthesia
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anesthesiology
  • Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
  • BMC Medical Informatics
  • Faculty of 1000
  • PLOSone



Adams MCB, Tighe PJ, Hurley RW. Management of pain in the hospitalized patient, in McKean S, Ross J, Dressler D, Brotman D, Ginsberg J (eds): Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. Burr Ridge, Illinois, McGraw Hill, Published.

Refereed Publications

Rimsza LM, Douglas VK, Tighe PJ, Sola MC: Benign B cell precursors (hematogones) are the predominant lymphoid population in the bone marrow of preterm infants. Biol Neonate 86:247-253, 2004.

Tighe PJ, Rimsza LM, Christensen RD, Lew J, Sola MC: Severe thrombocytopenia in a neonate with congenital HIV infection. J Pediatr 146:408-413, 2005.

Golan G, Tighe P, Dobija N, Perel A, Keidan I: Clowns for the prevention of preoperative anxiety in children: a randomized controlled trial. Paediatr Anaesth 19:262-266, 2009.

Boezaart AP, Tighe PJ. New trends in regional anesthesia for shoulder surgery: Avoiding devastating complications. Int J Shoulder Surg 4:1-8, 2010.

Tighe PJ, Badiyan SJ, Luria I, Boezaart AP, Parekattil S: Robot-assisted regional anesthesia: a simulated demonstration. Anesth Analg 111:813-816, 2010.

Tighe PJ, Badiyan SJ, Luria I, Lampotang S, Parekattil S: Robot-assisted airway support: a simulated case. Anesth Analg 111:929-931, 2010.

Wendling AL, Halan S. Tighe P, Le L, Euliano T, Lok B: Virtual humans versus standardized patients: which lead residents to more correct diagnoses? Acad Med. 2011 Mar;86(3):384-8.

Tighe PJ, Gravenstein N, Rice M: Let’s end the error of the standard error, letter to the editor. Anesth Analg 112:251, 2011.

Tighe P, Rice KJ, Gravenstein N, Rice MJ: Artifactual increase in journal self citation. Anesth Analg. Anest Analg. 2011 Aug;113(2):378-82.

Boezaart AP, Tighe PJ. The progression of regional anesthesia into acute and perioperative pain medicine. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2011 Summer;49(3):104-9.

Tighe PJ, Laduzenski S, Edwards D, Ellis N, Boezaart AP, Aytug H. Use of Machine Learning Theory to Predict the Need for Femoral Nerve Block Following ACL Repair. Pain Med. 2011 Oct;12(10):1566-75. (Cover, Editorial).

Tighe PJ, Elliott CE, Lucas SD, Boezaart AP: Noninvasive tissue oxygen saturation determined by near-infrared spectroscopy following peripheral nerve block. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2011 Nov;55(10):1239-46.

Tighe, PJ, Brennan, M., Moser, M., Boezaart, AP & Bihorac, A. Primary payer status is associated with the use of nerve block placement for ambulatory orthopedic surgery. Reg Anesth Pain Med 37, 254–261 (2012).

Wendling A, Tighe PJ, Ozrazgat Baslanti T, Horodyski M, Conrad BP, Rectine G: Comparison of four airway devices on cervical spine alignment in cadaver models of global ligamentous instability at C1-2. Anesth Analg. 2013; 117:126-132.

Tighe PJ, Smith C, Boezaart AP, Lucas SD. Social Network Analysis and Quantification of a Prototypical Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Service. Pain Med. 2012 Jun;13(6):808-19.

Tighe PJ, Lucas SD, Boezaart AP, Aytug H, Bihorac A. Use of Machine Learning Classifiers to Predict Preoperative Acute Pain Service Consult Request. Pain Med 13, 1347–1357 (2012).

Upp J, Kent M, Tighe PJ. The evolution and practice of acute pain medicine. Pain Medicine. 14(1), 124–144 (2013).

Kiley S, Tighe, P, Hajibrahim O, Deitte L, Gravenstein N, Robinson III, A: Retrospective computed tomography mapping of intrapleural air may demonstrate optimal window for ultrasound diagnosis of pneumothorax. J Intensive Care Med. In press. (2013)

Hurley RH, Zhao K, Tighe P, Ko P, Pronovost P, Wu C. Examination of publications from academic anesthesiology faculty in the United States. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 118(1), 192-9. (2014)

Tighe P, Harle C, Boezaart A, Aytug H, Fillingim R. Of rough starts and smooth finishes: correlations between post-anesthesia care unit and postoperative days 1-5 pain scores. Pain Medicine, 15(2), 306-15. (2014)

Deal L, Nyland M, Gravenstein N, Tighe PJ. Comparative distributions of computerized, computer-assisted, and manual-entry time records for perioperative events. J Clin Anest. In press. (2014)

Tighe P, Fillingim R, Hurley R. Geospatial analysis of HCAHPS pain management experience scores in U.S. hospitals. Pain. In press. (2014)

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

Tighe PJ, Sola MC, Douglas VK, Christensen RD, Rimsza LM: Benign B-cell precursors (hematogones) are the predominant lymphoid population in preterm infant bone marrow and do not circulate in the peripheral blood. Pediatr Res 53:282A, 2003

Tighe PJ, Escobar E, van Oostrom H, Boezaart AP, Robicsek S: Structured weblog to facilitate discussions on regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Anesthesiology 111:A455, 2009.

Tighe PJ, Elliott C, Lucas S, Boezaart AP: Muscle oximetry determined by near-infrared spectroscopy following upper extremity nerve block. Anesthesiology 111:A573, 2009.

Escobar E, Tighe PJ, van Oostrom H, Robicsek S. Gator iPod Anesthesia Education Network Website: . Anesthesiology 111:A668, 2009.

Edwards DA, Lucas SD, Aytug H, Boezaart AP, Tighe PJ. Machine learning classifiers predict patient need for pain service consult preoperatively (IARS, May 2011)

Deal L, Gravenstein N, Nyland M, Tighe PJ. Distribution of End-Minute Digits in Anesthesia Billing Times in Human versus Computer-based Record Systems (IARS, May 2011)

Kushelev M, Lucas SD, Enneking KF, Tighe PJ. Network Model of Perioperative Pain Service Communications (ASRA, May 2011)

Warrick AB, Tighe PJ, Berg K. Effects of Protamine Dose for Heparin Reversal After Cardiopulmonary Bypass. American Society of Anesthesiology, Chicago, October 2011.

Kiley S, Tighe PJ, Fier A, Gravenstein N, Robinson A. Ultrasound Diagnosis of Pneumothorax: Where to Start? American Society of Anesthesiology, Chicago, October 2011.

Tighe PJ, Smith JC, Rice M. Network Analysis of Anesthesiology-Related Journal Citations. American Society of Anesthesiology, Chicago, October 2011.

Edwards DA, Lucas SD, Aytug H, Boezaart AP, Tighe PJ. Machine Learning Classifiers predict patient need for pain service consult preoperatively. American Society of Anesthesiology, Chicago, October 2011.

Patel SA, Tighe PJ. Network Analysis of Operating Room Communications. American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Management Seminar, Orlando, January 2012. **3rd Place, Best Abstract

Patel SA, Haller A, Moser M, Tighe P. Orthopedic Knowledge of Anesthesiology Residents. American Society of Anesthesiology, Washington DC, October 2012.

Tighe P, Chang J, Anas Dalloul, Sadrameli M, Hoh B, Robicsek S. Social Network Analysis of a Stroke System: Impact of Multi-Level Node Failure. American Society of Anesthesiology, Washington DC, October 2012.

Klosak N, Dietrich C, Tighe PJ. Patient Perception of Regional Anesthesia: Lessons from Social Network Analysis. American Society of Anesthesiology, San Francisco CA, October 2013.

Dietrich C, Bernard R, Fillingim RB, Tighe PJ. Pain after Total Knee Arthoplasty: A Social Network Analysis of Perioperative Teams. Sunbelt XXXIV: International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL. February 2014.

Tighe PJ, Dietrich C, Bernard R, Fillingim RB. Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty and Spinal Fusion: A Comparison of Two Anesthetic Paradigms via a Social Network Analysis of Perioperative Teams. American Academy of Pain Medicine, Phoenix AZ, March 2014.

Tighe PJ, Patel A, Fillingim RB. Effects of Type of Surgery on Postoperative Pain Trajectory. American Academy of Pain Medicine, Phoenix AZ, March 2014.

Bzdega M, Aytug H, Fillingim R, Tighe PJ. Markov Chain Modeling of Postoperative Pain State Transitions. Accepted for Presentation, International Anesthesia Research Society, Montreal CA, May 2014.