Lauren C Berkow

Lauren C Berkow, MD, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Chief, Division Of Neuroanesthesia; Director Of Anesthesia Supplies And Equipment

Business Phone: (352) 273-6575
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About Lauren C Berkow

Dr. Berkow is an Associate Professor for the Division of Neuroanesthesia and Director of Anesthesia Supplies and Equipment. She comes to us from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where she served as an Associate Chief for the Division of Neuroanesthesia.

Dr. Berkow earned her Bachelor’s at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She completed her surgical residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. She also completed an anesthesia residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and earned a Business of Medicine Graduate Certificate from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. While working at Johns Hopkins, she held many positions such as Instructor, Assistant Residency Director, and Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Berkow was also Director of Airway Education at Johns Hopkins and she focuses on difficult airway management in addition to neuroanesthesia. She has written numerous papers and is a member of many professional societies. In 2015, she was presented the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Physician for Environmental Health Award. In addition, she has spoken at many events on the topics of “Greening the Operating Rooms” and “Sustainability in Medicine and Anesthesia.”

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology


Difficult Airway Management in Adult Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: Statement by the Society of Airway Management.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 133(4):876-890 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005554. [PMID] 33711004.
Alternate airway strategies for the patient with morbid obesity.
International anesthesiology clinics. 58(3):1-8 [DOI] 10.1097/AIA.0000000000000277. [PMID] 32271196.
COVID-19 Putting Patients at Risk of Unplanned Extubation and Airway Providers at Increased Risk of Contamination.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 131(1):e41-e43 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004890. [PMID] 32304463.
In Response.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 131(5) [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005166. [PMID] 33094987.
Scaling Up Inhaled Anesthetic Practice Improvement: The Role of Environmental Sustainability Metrics.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 128(6):1060-1062 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004095. [PMID] 31094766.
Multidisciplinary Difficult Airway Course: An Essential Educational Component of a Hospital-Wide Difficult Airway Response Program.
Journal of surgical education. 75(5):1264-1275 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.03.001. [PMID] 29628333.
The Technology of Video Laryngoscopy.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 126(5):1527-1534 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002490. [PMID] 28961559.
Anesthetic management and human factors in the intraoperative MRI environment.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 29(5):563-7 [DOI] 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000366. [PMID] 27285726.
A novel role for otolaryngologists in the multidisciplinary Difficult Airway Response Team.
The Laryngoscope. 125(3):640-4 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.24949. [PMID] 25251732.
Difficult airway response team: a novel quality improvement program for managing hospital-wide airway emergencies.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 121(1):127-139 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000691. [PMID] 26086513.
Part 7: Adult Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
Circulation. 132(18 Suppl 2):S444-64 [DOI] 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000261. [PMID] 26472995.
Complications of airway management.
Respiratory care. 59(6):1006-19; discussion 1019 [DOI] 10.4187/respcare.02884. [PMID] 24891204.
Mechanical airway obstruction due to dislodged spinal hardware.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 24(7):578-81 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2012.03.002. [PMID] 23101773.
A novel approach to implementation of quality and safety programmes in anaesthesiology.
Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology. 25(4):557-67 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bpa.2011.08.002. [PMID] 22099921.
Continuous noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring during complex spine surgery.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 113(6):1396-402 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318230b425. [PMID] 21965372.
Needles, needles, everywhere!
Anesthesiology. 114(3) [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318201c8a6. [PMID] 21263299.
Use of the GlideScope for placement of a recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring endotracheal tube.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 23(1):81-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2009.12.013. [PMID] 21296257.
Use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway-Aintree Intubating Catheter-fiberoptic bronchoscope technique for difficult intubation.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 23(7):534-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.02.005. [PMID] 21996015.
Blood wastage reduction using Lean Sigma methodology.
Transfusion. 50(9):1887-96 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.02679.x. [PMID] 20456700.
Need for emergency surgical airway reduced by a comprehensive difficult airway program.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 109(6):1860-9 [DOI] 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181b2531a. [PMID] 19713264.
Prospective evaluation of pain and analgesic use following major elective intracranial surgery.
Journal of neurosurgery. 106(2):210-6 [PMID] 17410701.
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Strategies for airway management.
Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology. 18(4):531-48 [PMID] 15460544.
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Use of naloxone in the assessment of opiate dependence.
Life sciences. 49(24):1809-14 [PMID] 1943484.
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Graduate Certificate, Business of Medicine
2010 · Carey Business School
Residency, Anesthesiology
2000 · Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency, Surgery
1997 · Nassau County Medical Center
Residency, Surgery
1996 · Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
1994 · University of Maryland

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