Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
PO Box 100254
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610
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.”
|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 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|
Superior Accomplishment Award, University of Florida
|1992||Exceptional Merit Award for Scientific Exhibit, American Society of Anesthesiologists|
|1980||Alpha Omega Alpha|
- Zhang J, Xu C, Puentes DL, Seubert CN, Gravenstein N, Martynyuk AE. Role of Steroids in Hyperexcitatory Adverse and Anesthetic Effects of Sevoflurane in Neonatal Rats. Neuroendocrinology. 2015 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
- Xu C, Tan S, Zhang J, Seubert CN, Gravenstein N, Sumners C, Vasilopoulos T, Martynyuk AE. Anesthesia with sevoflurane in neonatal rats: Developmental neuroendocrine abnormalities and alleviating effects of the corticosteroid and Cl- importer antagonists. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Jun 25;60:173-181. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.06.016. [Epub ahead of print]
- Danek G, Gravenstein N, Lizdas DE, Lampotang S. Prevalence of dependent loops in urinary drainage systems in hospitalized patients. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2015 May-Jun;42(3):273-8. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000137.
- Przkora R, McGrady W, Vasilopoulos T, Gravenstein N, Solanki D. Evaluation of the Head-Mounted Display for Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Simulated Regional Anesthesia. Pain Med. 2015 Apr 30. doi: 10.1111/pme.12765. [Epub ahead of print]
- Gravenstein N, Fish JT, Klinker KP, Coursin DB. Prophylactic perioperative antibiotic administration: is it time to infuse our practices with new approaches? Anesth Analg. 2015 Apr;120(4):709-11. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000541.
- Morey TE, Rice MJ, Gravenstein N. What is a reference standard? Anesth Analg. 2015 Jan;120(1):8-9. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000426.
- Willis J, Zhu W, Perez-Downes J, Tan S, Xu C, Seubert C, Gravenstein N, Martynyuk A. Propofol-induced electroencephalographic seizures in neonatal rats: the role of corticosteroids and γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor-mediated excitation. Anesth Analg. 2015 Feb;120(2):433-9. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000529.
- Rice MJ, Gravenstein N, Morey TE. Response to Al-Khabori M. et al.’s “validation of a non-invasive pulse CO-oximetry based hemoglobin estimation in normal blood donors,” Transfusion and Apheresis Science 2013 Nov 4. Accurate enough for blood donors? Not so fast. Transfus Apher Sci. 2014 Aug;51(1):83. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2014.02.027. Epub 2014 Jul 24.
- Tan S, Xu C, Zhu W, Willis J, Seubert CN, Gravenstein N, Sumners C, Martynyuk AE. Endocrine and neurobehavioral abnormalities induced by propofol administered to neonatal rats. Anesthesiology. 2014 Nov;121(5):1010-7. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000366.
- Rice MJ, Gravenstein N, Morey TE. Screening for anemia: is this ready for prime time? Pediatr Int. 2014 Jun;56(3):438. doi: 10.1111/ped.12358.