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Kathryn K. Lauer MD

Vice Chair, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Anesthesiology
Division: Clinical
Program: Operating Room Service


Clinical Expertise

  • Adult
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Quality Improvement
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Leadership Positions

  • Vice Chair, Quality
  • Co-Director, Preoperative Evaluation Clinic
  • Co-Chair IPP Safety Committee
  • Co Chair, Surgical Quality Committee
  • Publications (28)

  • You Are Only as Frail as Your Arteries: Prehabilitation of Elderly Surgical Patients (Durand MJ, Beckert AK, Peterson CY, Ludwig KA, Ridolfi TJ, Lauer KK, Freed JK) Current Anesthesiology Reports 1 December 2019;9(4):380-386 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079022988 12/01/2019    
  • Propofol Sedation Alters Perceptual and Cognitive Functions in Healthy Volunteers as Revealed by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (Gross WL, Lauer KK, Liu X, Roberts CJ, Liu S, Gollapudy S, Binder JR, Li SJ, Hudetz AG) Anesthesiology 2019 08;131(2):254-265 PMID: 31314747 PMCID: PMC6640651 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077347748 07/18/2019       3 Citations
  • Impact of a Transplantation Critical Care Model on Short-Term Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation in High Acuity Patients: A Single-Center Experience. (Zimmerman MA, Selim M, Kim J, Saeian K, Cinquegrani MP, Connolly L, Woehlck HJ, Lauer KK, Hong JC) Transplant Proc 2018 Dec;50(10):3544-3548 PMID: 30577234 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85058559732 12/24/2018    
  • Regional entropy of functional imaging signals varies differently in sensory and cognitive systems during propofol-modulated loss and return of behavioral responsiveness. (Liu X, Lauer KK, Ward BD, Roberts CJ, Liu S, Gollapudy S, Rohloff R, Gross W, Xu Z, Chen S, Wang L, Yang Z, Li SJ, Binder JR, Hudetz AG) Brain Imaging Behav 2019 Apr;13(2):514-525 PMID: 29737490 PMCID: PMC6239968 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046653018 05/09/2018       2 Citations
  • Fine-Grained Parcellation of Brain Connectivity Improves Differentiation of States of Consciousness During Graded Propofol Sedation. (Liu X, Lauer KK, Ward BD, Roberts CJ, Liu S, Gollapudy S, Rohloff R, Gross W, Xu Z, Chen G, Binder JR, Li SJ, Hudetz AG) Brain Connect 2017 08;7(6):373-381 PMID: 28540741 PMCID: PMC5685154 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85027416134 05/26/2017       11 Citations
  • Outcome analysis of continuous intraoperative renal replacement therapy in the highest acuity liver transplant recipients: A single-center experience. (Zimmerman MA, Selim M, Kim J, Regner K, Saeian K, Zanowski S, Martin A, Connolly LA, Lauer KK, Woehlck HJ, Hong JC) Surgery 2017 05;161(5):1279-1286 PMID: 28011008 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85008237865 12/25/2016       11 Citations
  • Propofol attenuates low-frequency fluctuations of resting-state fMRI BOLD signal in the anterior frontal cortex upon loss of consciousness. (Liu X, Lauer KK, Douglas Ward B, Roberts C, Liu S, Gollapudy S, Rohloff R, Gross W, Chen G, Xu Z, Binder JR, Li SJ, Hudetz AG) Neuroimage 2017 02 15;147:295-301 PMID: 27993673 PMCID: PMC5303656 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85007209110 12/21/2016       12 Citations
  • Hydroxocobalamin for Vasoplegic Syndrome in Liver Transplantation: Restoration of Blood Pressure Without Vasospasm. (Woehlck HJ, Boettcher BT, Lauer KK, Cronin DC, Hong JC, Zimmerman MA, Kim J, Selim M) A A Case Rep 2016 Dec 15;7(12):247-250 PMID: 27749291 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85018872675 10/18/2016       13 Citations
  • Differential effects of deep sedation with propofol on the specific and nonspecific thalamocortical systems: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. (Liu X, Lauer KK, Ward BD, Li SJ, Hudetz AG) Anesthesiology 2013 Jan;118(1):59-69 PMID: 23221862 PMCID: PMC4080838 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84871617057 12/12/2012       93 Citations
  • Neuroanesthesiology fellowship training: curricular guidelines from the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. (Mashour GA, Avitsian R, Lauer KK, Soriano SG, Sharma D, Koht A, Crosby G, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care) J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2013 Jan;25(1):1-7 PMID: 23171854 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84872424617 11/23/2012       13 Citations
  • Risk factors associated with ischemic optic neuropathy after spinal fusion surgery. (Postoperative Visual Loss Study Group) Anesthesiology 2012 Jan;116(1):15-24 PMID: 22185873 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84555196762 12/22/2011       149 Citations
  • Propofol disrupts functional interactions between sensory and high-order processing of auditory verbal memory. (Liu X, Lauer KK, Ward BD, Rao SM, Li SJ, Hudetz AG) Hum Brain Mapp 2012 Oct;33(10):2487-98 PMID: 21932265 PMCID: PMC3244539 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84866146217 09/21/2011       68 Citations
  • Accreditation and standardization of neuroanesthesia fellowship programs: results of a specialty-wide survey. (Mashour GA, Lauer K, Greenfield ML, Vavilala M, Avitsian R, Kofke A, Koht A, Brambrink A) J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2010 Jul;22(3):252-5 PMID: 20479669 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77954089706 05/19/2010       10 Citations
  • A randomized, double-blind comparison of the NK1 antagonist, aprepitant, versus ondansetron for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting. (Gan TJ, Apfel CC, Kovac A, Philip BK, Singla N, Minkowitz H, Habib AS, Knighton J, Carides AD, Zhang H, Horgan KJ, Evans JK, Lawson FC, Aprepitant-PONV Study Group) Anesth Analg 2007 May;104(5):1082-9, tables of contents PMID: 17456656 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34247504043 04/26/2007       129 Citations
  • Reversal of delayed vasospasm by TS-011 in the dual hemorrhage dog model of subarachnoid hemorrhage. (Hacein-Bey L, Harder DR, Meier HT, Varelas PN, Miyata N, Lauer KK, Cusick JF, Roman RJ) AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2006 Jun-Jul;27(6):1350-4 PMID: 16775295 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33747387267 06/16/2006       32 Citations
  • Peripheral blood pressure changes induced by dobutamine do not alter BOLD signals in the human brain. (Liu H, Rainey C, Lauer KK, Piacentine L, Bloom A, Risinger R, Ward BD, Stein E, Li SJ) Neuroimage 2006 Apr 15;30(3):745-52 PMID: 16376576 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33645751664 12/27/2005       8 Citations
  • Perioperative use of transcranial Doppler. (Kincaid MS, Douville CM, Lam AM) Anesth Analg 2005 Jan;100(1):291-2; author reply 292 PMID: 15616095 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-10944240855 12/24/2004       1 Citation
  • Diagnosis of intracranial arterial stenosis using transcranial Doppler flowmetry. (Gundamraj RN, Lauer KK) Anesth Analg 2004 Jun;98(6):1776-8, table of contents PMID: 15155345 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-2442658070 05/25/2004       1 Citation
  • Visual loss after spine surgery. (Lauer KK) J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2004 Jan;16(1):77-9 PMID: 14676574 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0346333106 12/17/2003       10 Citations
  • Focal cerebral ischemia in rats produced by intracarotid embolization with viscous silicone. (Lauer KK, Shen H, Stein EA, Ho KC, Kampine JP, Hudetz AG) Neurol Res 2002 Mar;24(2):181-90 PMID: 11877903 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036179665 03/07/2002       13 Citations
  • Symposium preceding the snacc annual meeting 1999: propofol— exploring options in the neurosurgical patient (Lauer K) Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology January 2000;12(1):70 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85026144975 01/01/2000    
  • Spontaneous fluctuations in cerebral oxygen supply. An introduction. (Hudetz AG, Biswal BB, Shen H, Lauer KK, Kampine JP) Adv Exp Med Biol 1998;454:551-9 PMID: 9889935 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032446226 01/16/1999       58 Citations
  • Regional cerebral blood flow autoregulation in a silicone embolus model of focal brain ischemia as assessed by multichannel laser Doppler flowmetry. (Lauer KK, Shen H, Hudetz AG, Stein EA, Kampine JP) Adv Exp Med Biol 1998;454:253-9 PMID: 9889899 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032427773 01/16/1999       1 Citation
  • Opioid sedation does not alter intracranial pressure in head injured patients. (Lauer KK, Connolly LA, Schmeling WT) Can J Anaesth 1997 Sep;44(9):929-33 PMID: 9305555 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0031465389 09/26/1997       31 Citations
  • The effect of midazolam on median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials. (Lauer K, Munshi C, Larson S) J Clin Monit 1994 May;10(3):181-4 PMID: 8027749 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0028434117 05/01/1994       3 Citations
  • Criteria for defining clinical competence of anesthesiology residents. The Clinical Competence Committee to the American Board of Anesthesiology. (Madsen KE, Woehlck H, Cheng E, Kampine JM, Lauer K) Anesthesiology 1994 Mar;80(3):663-5 PMID: 8141461 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0028350442 03/01/1994       5 Citations
  • Epidural blood patch as treatment for a surgical durocutaneous fistula. (Lauer KK, Haddox JD) J Clin Anesth 1992 Jan-Feb;4(1):45-7 PMID: 1540369 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0026579392 01/01/1992       24 Citations
  • Evaluation of the palmar circulation by pulse oximetry. (Cheng EY, Lauer KK, Stommel KA, Guenther NR) J Clin Monit 1989 Jan;5(1):1-3 PMID: 2926462 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0024587526 01/01/1989       23 Citations
  • Last update: 09/27/2020
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