Department of Anesthesiology - El Paso
General Surgery Anesthesia
Ralph Nussbaum, DO, transferred to Texas Tech El Paso in April 2010 after serving as Vice Chairman for Clinical Anesthesia Services on the Texas Tech-Lubbock campus. Dr. Ralph Nussbaum, DO, earned his medical degree at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982. In 1984, Dr. Nussbaum served in the USPHS both with the BOP and the IHS. In 1986, Dr. Nussbaum entered Anesthesia training in Cleveland Ohio. He completed his training at the World Famous Cleveland Clinic with specialty emphasis in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Returning to Texas in 1990, Dr. Nussbaum received a position at Brownsville Medical Center where he had a unique anesthesia experience as he was able to anesthetize Low Land Gorillas on several occasions. In 1992, Dr. Nussbaum relocated up the river, to McAllen were he practiced for 5 years. During this time he was active in cardiothoracic anesthesia, and was among the first physicians to practice pain medicine in the lower valley. At the hospitals request Dr. Nussbaum obtained the training and expertise to establish a Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Service to address the severe diabetic wounds of the local population. Dr. Nussbaum went to Salt Lake City in 1997,establishing the Utah Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine in Bountiful, Utah.
Ralph Nussbaum, DO Assistant Professor
Cosmin G. Guta, MD Associate Professor | 545-6560
During this eight to twelve week rotation the resident cares for general surgery patients in the Main Operating Rooms at University Medical Center under the direct supervision of an attending anesthesiologist. This rotation builds specifically on the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained during the successful completion of the Fundamentals of Anesthesiology and Introduction to Anesthesiology rotations.
During this four week rotation, the CA-2 resident cares for general surgery patients in the Main Operating Rooms at University Medical Center under the direct supervision of an attending anesthesiologist. During this rotation, the resident will demonstrate increased growth in the knowledge, skills and attitudes from previous rotations and the acquisition of new strengths leading to growth in responsibility and clinical judgment.
The overarching goals of the rotation are two fold. First, the resident is expected to acquire new knowledge and develop new skills needed for the appropriate anesthetic evaluation and perioperative care of surgical patients with more advanced disease and more complicated procedures in the hospital setting. Second, the resident is expected to achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to assume gradually increasing responsibility for clinical work and medical decision making under faculty supervision.
During this four week rotation the resident cares for general surgery patients in the Main Operating Rooms at University Medical Center under the direct guidance of an attending anesthesiologist. The resident will demonstrate increased growth in the knowledge, skills and attitudes from previous rotations and the acquisition of new strengths leading to progressive independence in responsibility and clinical judgment. At the end of the rotation, the resident should be able to demonstrate the attributes of a consultant anesthesiologist as defined by the American Board of Anesthesiology. These attributes include the ability to synthesize factual knowledge, analyze clinical situations, apply this information appropriately, adapt to changing clinical scenarios, apply sound judgment, and demonstrate appropriate choices for patient management with clear, organized presentations of clinical information and to function as consultant for patients, families and other members of the health care team.