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David A. Lubarsky, M.D.

General Information

David A. Lubarsky, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-545-8501


  • Anesthesiology




  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • American Board of Anesthesiology


  • Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair; with Tenure; Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Management, University of Miami School of Business
  • Senior Associate Dean for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention; Assistant Vice-President for Medical Administration, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Research Interests

Picis, 2005 

$36,00.00 unrestricted grant for research within the Center for Informatics and Perioperative Management (CIPM).
Role: Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Michael Vigoda.

University of Miami Office of the Provost, 2004

$10,000 - Inter-school development grant for development of a business school elective for senior medical students.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Michael Vigoda.

Roche Labs, 2002

$50,000 educational grant for development/integration of palm pilot based algorithms in the treatment of PONV and preoperative vascular workups.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Thomas Powell.

Organon, Inc., 2000

$36,000 for project entitled "A Multi-Center Trial to Evaluate the Interaction of Maintenance Doses of Rocuronium with an Intubating Dose of Rapacuronium, Rocuronium, or Succinylcholine."
Role: Co-Principal Investigators: with Dr. TJ G


  • Vigoda M, Gencorelli F, Lubarsky DA: Discrepancies in Medication Entries Between Anesthetic and Pharmacy Records Using Electronic Databases. Anesth Analg 2007; 105(4).
  • Zimmers TA, Sheldon JP, Lubarsky DA, Lopes-Munoz F, Waterman L, Weisman R, Koniaris LG: Lethal Injection for Execution: Chemical Asphyxiation? Plos Medicine 2007; 4:1-8.
  • Zimmers TA, Lubarsky DA: Physician Participation in Lethal Injection Executions Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 2007 20(2):147-151.
  • Dexter F, Lee JD, Dow AJ, Lubarsky DA: A Psychological Basis for Anesthesiologists’ Operating Room Managerial Decision-Making on the Day of Surgery. Anesth Analg 2007;105:430-4.
  • Candiotti KA, Nhuch F, Kamat A, Deepika K, Arheart KL, Birnbach DJ, Lubarsky DA: Granisetron vs. Ondansetron Treatment for Breakthrough Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting After Prophylactic Ondansetron Failure: A Pilot Study. Anesth Analg 2007 104:1370-1373.
  • O'Sullivan CT, Dexter F, Lubarsky DA, Vigoda M: Evidence-based Management Assessment of Return on Investment from Anesthesia Information Management Systems. AANA Journal, 2007 vol. 75; 1.
  • Olson RP, Lubarsky D; Anemia Screening in Elective Surgery: Definition, Significance and Patients Interests. Anesth Analg, 2006 103:779-780.
  • Vigoda MM, Gencorelli F, Lubarsky DA; Changing Medical Group Behaviors: Increasing the Rate of Documentation Quality Assurance Events Using an Anesthesia Information System. Anesth Analg 2006 103:390-395.
  • Vigoda MM, Lubarsky DA; The Medicolegal Importance of Enhancing Timeliness of Documentation When Using an Anesthesia Information System and the Response to Automated Feedback in an Academic Practice. Anesth Analg 2006 103:131-136.
  • Vigoda MM, Lubarsky DA; Failure to Recognize Loss of Incoming Data into an Anesthesia Record Keeping System Increased Medical Liability. Anesth Analg, 2006 102:1798-1802.


Fuqua Scholar Award
Medical Student "Teacher of the Year" Award


1999 M.B.A.
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
1992 Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center
1988 Fellowship
New York University Medical Center, Cardiac Anesthesia and Clinical Research
1987 Residency
New York University Medical Center
1985 Internship
Westchester County Medical Center
1984 M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

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