We are excited to have three accomplished doctors joining us. Welcome to the department!
Robin Bergbauer, M.D., joined us on Sept. 13 as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. She joins us from HCA Healthcare in New Port Richey, Florida, where she worked as a cardiovascular anesthesiologist.
Dr. Bergbauer earned her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her anesthesiology residency at the University of California San Francisco, after which she completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology in our department. She then worked on faculty at UF for two years in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology before transitioning to private practice in Alaska and Florida. Dr. Bergbauer also worked as a registered nurse in Florida before attending medical school.
She is an author of a peer-reviewed publication on the perioperative challenges of valvular replacement in patients after mediastinal radiation therapy, which was published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, and she has also presented research at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, fishing, and tennis.
Tyler Fong, M.D., joined us on Sept. 13 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. He joins us from Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey, where he completed his residency in anesthesiology and served as a chief resident.
Dr. Fong earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, during which time he completed his clinical clerkships at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York.
He has made numerous contributions to presentations, including amniotic fluid embolism and malignant hyperthermia. His research experience also includes clinical trials studying investigational drugs for patients on dialysis. In addition, Dr. Fong has work experience as an emergency medical technician and was involved in an urban humanitarian project to support health initiatives in Grenada.
In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling with his wife.
Michael Fowler, M.D., joined us on Sept. 13 as an associate professor in the Division of Liver and Transplant Anesthesiology. He joins us from the Transplant Anesthesia Division at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was an associate professor and residency program director. He earned his medical degree at St. Georges University School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was also a chief resident.
Dr. Fowler’s areas of expertise and interest are transplant anesthesia, regional anesthesia, ambulatory surgery, difficult airway, and postanesthesia recovery. He brings expertise in transplant anesthesiology, coming from an institution that performed more than 120 liver transplants and more than 300 kidney transplants in 2020. Before joining the Transplant Anesthesia Division at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010, he was on the faculty of the Acute Pain Service/Regional Pain Division there.
Dr. Fowler has an extensive track record of leadership and scholarly activities and holds a patent for a flexible fiber optic scope holder and storage device. He has contributed to book chapters on postanesthesia recovery and anesthesia in pediatric interventional radiology. He has also given numerous lectures and presentations and reviewed articles for Anesthesia & Analgesia and other journals. Additionally, he is a member of numerous anesthesiology and medical societies and has served on several committees as well.
In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, travel, and anything with his wife and kids.