Nelson N Algarra

Nelson N Algarra, MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Asst Program Director For Clinical Operations

Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Email: nalgarra@anest.ufl.edu

About Nelson N Algarra

Dr. Algarra is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Neuroanesthesia. He graduated from medical school and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Kansas. Following this, he completed a neuroanesthesia fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He joined the University of Florida in 2014 after being in staff at the University of Kansas. Dr. Algarra is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served 23 years before retiring.

Dr. Algarra has a variety of clinical interests including the care of complex neurosurgical patients undergoing open and endovascular procedures, airway management, total intravenous anesthesia, and postoperative cognitive decline. He is a founding member of the Latin Neuro group and is very active in world healthcare programs that increase capacity and broader services. Dr. Algarra is also very active in resident education and has an interest in using multimedia for continuous, goal-oriented education.

Dr. Algarra’s research interests include: post operative cognitive decline, traumatic brain injury prevention, treatment and outcome, central nervous system protection, monitoring, and resident education outcomes.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Research Profile

Dr. Algarra’s research interests include post operative cognitive decline, traumatic brain injury prevention, treatment and outcome, central nervous system protection, monitoring, and resident education outcomes.

Publications

2021
Extraperitoneal placement to a Foley catheter detected with POC ultrasound.
Revista espanola de anestesiologia y reanimacion. 68(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.redar.2019.12.007. [PMID] 33358427.
2020
Community-Based Production of Quality Face Masks for Personal Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. [DOI] 10.1177/1062860620956726. [PMID] 32911956.
2019
Should we administer glucose to the traumatic brain injury or subarachnoid hemorrhage patient?
Minerva anestesiologica. 85(8):809-811 [DOI] 10.23736/S0375-9393.19.13761-3. [PMID] 31339025.
2018
Searching for the perfect brain-protecting agent.
Minerva anestesiologica. 84(12):1332-1333 [DOI] 10.23736/S0375-9393.18.13085-9. [PMID] 30394069.
2017
Intraoperative Secondary Insults During Orthopedic Surgery in Traumatic Brain Injury.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 29(3):228-235 [DOI] 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000292. [PMID] 26954768.
2017
Does dexmedetomidine offer brain protection?
Minerva anestesiologica. 83(12):1224-1226 [DOI] 10.23736/S0375-9393.17.12248-0. [PMID] 28726363.
2014
Intraoperative secondary insults during extracranial surgery in children with traumatic brain injury.
Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 30(7):1201-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s00381-014-2353-3. [PMID] 24429505.

Grants

Sep 2018 ACTIVE
The Impact of Interactive Learning Software Integration Into Simulation Education During Anesthesia Residency Training
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEERMANN ANESTHESIA FOU, I

Education

Fellowship, Neuroanesthesia
2011-2012 · University of Washington
Residency, Anesthesiology
2009-2012 · University of Kansas Medical School
MD
2007 · University of Kansas Medical School
MS
1993 · University of Texas

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDT7700 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
2018
MDC7700 Req Anes Crit Care

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