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Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care

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Govind Rangrass, MD, is a board-certified liver transplant anesthesiologist with expertise in the field of regional anesthesia and perioperative care for patients undergoing complex abdominal surgery for neuroendocrine tumors. The anesthetic management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors — particularly those involving the liver — is unique in that patients can have severe reactions that can dangerously affect their blood pressure or heart during surgery. Dr. Rangrass is board certified in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, a specialized imaging technique to monitor heart function during surgery. 
 
In addition to safely anesthetizing patients during high-risk surgery, Dr. Rangrass and the anesthesia acute pain service perform neuraxial pain procedures, such as epidurals, for acute pain relief following major abdominal surgery. This approach is an effort to reduce opioid consumption and dependence, while facilitating early rehabilitation.
 
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rangrass is a perioperative outcomes researcher whose work has been published in several high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, including Anesthesiology, JAMA Surgery, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Anesthesia and Analgesia and the Journal of Clinical Transplantation.
 
When Dr. Rangrass is not mentoring and teaching trainees at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, he enjoys presenting his research and giving lectures at national and international conferences as part of his educational mission.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Liver Transplant Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Medical Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School

Internship

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Residency

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Fellowship

  • University of California Los Angeles Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Languages Spoken

  • English