Richa Wardhan

Richa Wardhan, MD, FASA

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology

Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE
Business Phone: (352) 273-8954
Business Email: rwardhan@anest.ufl.edu

About Richa Wardhan

My name is Richa Wardhan, MD, and I am an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. I joined the department as an assistant professor in the Division of Acute & Perioperative Pain Medicine in 2016. I earned my Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal M.P., India, and a Medical Degree at PT. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College in Raipur, India. I completed an internship in internal medicine at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, an anesthesiology residency at Yale University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in regional anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Prior to coming to the University of Florida, I was an assistant professor and fellowship director of regional anesthesia at Yale University, where I developed and implemented both clinical and educational components at Yale and the Saint Raphael Campuses of the Yale Department of Anesthesiology Regional Subdivision. I’m a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the International Anesthesia Research Society. I’m also a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology

Publications

2023
Does an Epidural Blood Patch (EBP) for Postdural Puncture Headache (PDPH) From a Lumbar Spinal Drain Necessitate a Distinct Approach?
Cureus. 15(2) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.35098. [PMID] 36945261.
2023
Letter to the Editor: Preoperative Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery: A Guide to Diagnosis-Based Treatment.
The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 31(9):e459-e460 [DOI] 10.5435/JAAOS-D-22-00151. [PMID] 36107120.
2023
Pain Control with Regional Anesthesia in Patients at Risk of Acute Compartment Syndrome: Review of the Literature and Editorial View.
Journal of pain research. 16:635-648 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S397428. [PMID] 36891457.
2023
Qualitative fit test outcomes for N95 filtering facepiece respirators in health care workers.
American journal of infection control. 51(2):194-198 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajic.2022.05.022. [PMID] 35659562.
2023
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management for Adult Patients with Burns.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 44(4):791-799 [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/irad069. [PMID] 37191659.
2023
Remimazolam Sedation and Neuraxial Anesthesia in a Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Undergoing an Open Colectomy: A Case Report.
A&A practice. 17(12) [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001733. [PMID] 38109186.
2022
A multisociety organizational consensus process to define guiding principles for acute perioperative pain management.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 47(2):118-127 [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2021-103083. [PMID] 34552003.
2022
Are the Placement, Maintenance, and Removal of Femoral and Sciatic Catheters Associated With Bleeding Complications in Vascular Patients on Antithrombotics? A Single-Center, Retrospective Cohort Study.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 134(1):188-193 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005743. [PMID] 34591797.
2022
Gas Pressure From the Endoscope: An Unexplored Contributor to Morbidity and Mortality?
Cureus. 14(11) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.31779. [PMID] 36569698.
2022
Prevention of pulmonary complications in sedated patients undergoing interventional procedures in the nonoperating room anesthesia setting.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 35(4):493-501 [DOI] 10.1097/ACO.0000000000001158. [PMID] 35787534.
2022
Quantifying drysuit seal pressures in non-immersed scuba divers.
Diving and hyperbaric medicine. 52(2):103-107 [DOI] 10.28920/dhm52.2.103-107. [PMID] 35732282.
2021
Letter & Response: Consideration of the numerous etiologies of carbon monoxide exposures: Letter.
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. 48(4) [PMID] 34847310.
2021
Letter: Impact of anesthetic drugs on venous filtration of intravascular gas.
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. 48(2) [DOI] 10.22462/03.04.2021.12. [PMID] 33975412.
2021
Paravertebral catheter study leaves questions unanswered.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 46(10):931-932 [DOI] 10.1136/rapm-2020-102273. [PMID] 33268461.
2021
Patient and Procedural Determinants of Postoperative Pain Trajectories.
Anesthesiology. 134(3):421-434 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003681. [PMID] 33449996.
2020
A Miss is as Good as a Mile: Ultrasound Estimation of Needle Angulation Cannot be Overlooked in Paramedian Spinal Approach.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 131(1) [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004835. [PMID] 32759619.
2020
Bloody Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage.
Anesthesiology. 133(1) [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003334. [PMID] 32349071.
2020
Does a Modified Adhesive Respirator Improve the Face Seal for Health Care Workers Who Previously Failed a Fit Test?: A Pilot Study During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic.
A&A practice. 14(8) [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001264. [PMID] 32643906.
2020
Iatrogenic Dural Puncture-induced Abducens Nerve Palsy: Treatment with Epidural Blood Patch.
Cureus. 12(1) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.6622. [PMID] 31966940.
2020
Suture-catheters Compared with Traditional Catheters: Comment.
Anesthesiology. 133(4):951-952 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003471. [PMID] 32773680.
2020
The Challenges of Ultrasound-guided Thoracic Paravertebral Blocks in Rib Fracture Patients.
Cureus. 12(4) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.7626. [PMID] 32292684.
2020
Ultrasound-Guided Upper Trunk Perineural Catheter for Shoulder Surgery: A Description of Catheter Technique.
Cureus. 12(10) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.11095. [PMID] 33123419.
2019
Is continuous proximal adductor canal analgesia with a periarticular injection comparable to continuous epidural analgesia for postoperative pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty? A retrospective study.
Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care. 26(1):9-15 [DOI] 10.2478/rjaic-2019-0002. [PMID] 31111090.
2017
Recent advances in acute pain management: understanding the mechanisms of acute pain, the prescription of opioids, and the role of multimodal pain therapy.
F1000Research. 6 [DOI] 10.12688/f1000research.12286.1. [PMID] 29225793.
2015
Update on paravertebral blocks.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 28(5):588-92 [DOI] 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000235. [PMID] 26308511.
2014
Is L2 paravertebral block comparable to lumbar plexus block for postoperative analgesia after total hip arthroplasty?
Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 472(5):1475-81 [DOI] 10.1007/s11999-013-3393-9. [PMID] 24390828.
2013
Assessment and management of rib fracture pain in geriatric population: an ode to old age.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 26(5):626-31 [DOI] 10.1097/01.aco.0000432516.93715.a7. [PMID] 23995061.
2012
Using time-frequency analysis of the photoplethysmographic waveform to detect the withdrawal of 900 mL of blood.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 115(1):74-81 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318256486c. [PMID] 22543068.
2009
Peripheral venous pressure waveform.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 22(6):814-21 [DOI] 10.1097/ACO.0b013e328332a343. [PMID] 19844178.
2008
Understanding anesthesia through functional imaging.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 21(5):530-6 [DOI] 10.1097/ACO.0b013e32830edbf3. [PMID] 18784475.

Education

Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship
2009-2010 · University of Pittsburgh
Anesthesiology Residency
2006-2009 · Yale School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Internship
2005-2006 · Griffin Hospital
Medical Degree
2000-2003 · Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College
Bachelor of Medicine
1994-2000 · Gandhi Medical College Bhopal

Contact Details

Phones:
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(352) 273-8954
Emails:
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PO Box 100254
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PO Box 100254
1345 SW Center Drive, PO Box 100254
GAINESVILLE FL 32610