Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD

GravensteinThe Jerome H. Modell, MD Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Periodontology
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Contact Information

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

Email:

ngravenstein@anest.ufl.edu


For Dr. Nikolaus Gravenstein, upholding high standards is a family tradition stretching back 45 years. The University of Florida, College of Medicine recruited Gravenstein’s father, Joachim Gravenstein, to begin the Department of Anesthesiology in 1958. Dr. Nikolaus Gravenstein is the Jerome H. Modell Professor of Anesthesiology, as well as a Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Periodontology at the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida, where he also completed his residency and fellowship. His internship in surgery was completed at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Gravenstein’s work has led to seven patented innovations, including two monitors for carbon dioxide and a noninvasive method for determining hematocrit and blood levels of hemoglobin and oxygen. He has edited and co-edited multiple textbooks, contributed chapters to 28 books, and has written or contributed to more than 80 articles for refereed publications. Dr. Gravenstein has received much honorable recognition, including being named as Outstanding Specialist by the Consumer Referral Guide “The Best Doctors in America: Southeast Region.”

 

Education

1984 Fellowship, Anesthesiology  University of Florida College of Medicine  Gainesville, FL
1983 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
1981 Internship, Surgery University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
1980 MD University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL

 

Clinical/Research Interests

Clinical anesthesiology, neurosurgical anesthesiology, cardiovascular anesthesiology, invasive and noninvasive monitoring, anesthesia for organ transplantation

 

Awards and Honors

2013 Award Winning Technology Innovation Abstract, Society for Simulation in Healthcare
2009 Best of What’s New Award for Xhale Innovations, Inc. HyGreen, Popular Science Magazine
2009 Best Section Award for abstract “Grek S, Hall R, Gravenstein N, Rice MJ: A cost effective screening method for preoperative hyperglycemia at a tertiary care hospital. Anesth Analg 108(suppl):S76,” International Anesthesia Research Society
2009 Figure from manuscript “Rice MJ, Mancuso AA, Gibbs C, Morey TE, Gravenstein N Deitte LA: Cricoid pressure results in compression of the postcricoid hypopharynx: the esophageal position is irrelevant. Anesth Analg” chosen by editor to be the cover art for the front cover, International Anesthesia Research Society
2009 Figure from manuscript “Morey TE, Modell JH, Shekhawat D, Grand T, Shah DO, Gravenstein N, Dennis DM: Preparation and anesthetic properties of propofol microemulsions in rat. Anesthesiology 104:1184-1190” was chosen by editor to be the cover art for the June issue, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2009 Award for Exceptional Merit for exhibit, “Pulse oximetry – An accurate monitor for detection of hypoventilation,” American Society of Anesthesiologists
2009 Award for Best Abstract for the Application of Technology to Education, Society for Technology in Anesthesia
2000-Present Best Doctors in America
1996-1997 Best Doctors in America:  Southeast Region, First Edition
1994 Exceptional Merit Award for Scientific Exhibit, American Society of Anesthesiologists
1994

Superior Accomplishment Award, University of Florida

1992 Exceptional Merit Award for Scientific Exhibit, American Society of Anesthesiologists
1980  Alpha Omega Alpha

Selected Publications

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