Josh W Sappenfield

Josh W Sappenfield MD

Division Chief, Perioperative Medicine; Medical Director, Preoperative Clinic; Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology

Business Phone: (352) 273-5259
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About Josh W Sappenfield

Dr. Sappenfield joined the University of Florida in 2013 after completing a fellowship in Trauma Anesthesiology at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma. His main focus for teaching is as the director for the Airway Management Rotation for Non-medical Students. Using simulation, he teaches a variety of different subjects such as basic airway management, difficult airway management, technical proficiency with the fiber optic scope, central venous access, and ACLS in the operating room.

Dr. Sappenfield is clinical faculty at UF Health and is a member of the liver transplant team. As an editor for the Trauma Anesthesiology Society, Dr. Sappenfield has published a number of articles on the care of the traumatically injured. His research interests are preoperative assessment, airway management in trauma, and teaching airway management. He continues to look for collaborators for future projects and studies.

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology


December 2017ACTIVE
Does Platelet Function Survive the Trip From Reservoir to Patient in a Belmont Fluid Management System
HEERMANN ANESTHESIA FOU, I · Principal Investigator
October 2015ACTIVE
a randomized controlled trial of regional versus general anesthesia for promoting independence after hip fracture (REGAIN TRIAL)
UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA · Principal Investigator


Published November 2017
Urologic Sheath with Photodiode and Coaxial Grabber for Suctioning of Larger Kidney Stones
WO 2018/098477


Fellowship, Trauma Anesthesiology
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland
Residency, Anesthesiology
University of Maryland
Internship, Preliminary Surgical
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
University of Nebraska