Dennis Coalson, M.D

Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Interim Section Chief, Pediatric Anesthesia

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
MC 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

(773)-702-3057

Training

B.A. - 1977 - 1980
University of California San Diego - La Jolla, California USA - Chemistry

M.D. - 1981 - 1985
Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals - Chicago, Illinois USA

Internship - 1985 - 1986    
University of California Davis - Sacramento, California USA - Internal Medicine

Residency - 1986-1989
University of California Davis - Sacramento, California USA - Anesthesiology

Recent Publications

Zacny JP, Paice JA, Coalson DW: Subjective, psychomotor, and physiological effects of pregabalin alone and in combination with oxycodone in healthy volunteers. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 100:560-565, 2012

Zacny JP, Paice JA, Coalson DW: Subjective and psychomotor effects of carisoprodol in combination with oxycodone in healthy volunteers.  Drug Alcohol Depend 120:229-232, 2012

Zacny JP, Paice JA, Coalson DW: Separate and combined psychopharmacological effects of alprazolam and oxycodone in healthy volunteers.  Drug Alcohol Depend 124:274-282, 2012

Zacny JP, Paice JA, Coalson DW: Characterizing the subjective and psychomotor effects of carisoprodol in healthy volunteers.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav 100:138-143, 2011

Coalson DW:  Kidney transplantation. Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 2nd ed.  Roizen MF, Fleisher LA, eds. Philadelphia:  WB Saunders, p. 423, 2002

Coalson DW:  Pancreas transplantation. Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 2nd ed.  Roizen MF, Fleisher LA, eds. Philadelphia:  WB Saunders, p. 444, 2002

Coalson DW:  Tracheal intubation techniques.  Probl Anesth 13(1):40-48, 2001

Janiszewski DJ, Galinkin JL, Klock PA, Coalson DW, Pardo H, Zacny JP:  The effects of subanesthetic concentrations of sevoflurane and nitrous oxide, alone and in combination, on analgesia, mood, and psychomotor performance in healthy volunteers.  Anesth Analg 88:1149-1154, 1999

Zacny JP, Conran A, Pardo H, Coalson DW, Black M, Klock PA, Klafta JM:  Effects of naloxone on nitrous oxide actions in healthy volunteers.  Pain 83:411-418, 1999

Cho AM, Coalson DW, Klock PA, Klafta JM, Marks S, Toledano AY, Apfelbaum JL, Zacny JP:  The effects of alcohol history on the reinforcing, subjective and psychomotor effects of nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers.  Drug Alcohol Depend 45:63-70, 1997

Galinkin JL, Janiszewski D, Young CJ, Klafta JM, Klock PA, Coalson DW, Apfelbaum JL, Zacny JP:  Subjective, psychomotor, cognitive, and analgesic effects of subanesthetic concentrations of sevoflurane and nitrous oxide.  Anesthesiology 87:1082-1088, 1997

Young CJ, Coalson D, Klock PA, Klafta JM, Goldsher G, Apfelbaum JL, Zacny JP:  Analgesic and psychomotor effects of thiopental at subanesthetic concentrations in human volunteers.  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 41:903-910, 1997

Zacny JP, Cho AM, Toledano AY, Galinkin J, Coalson DW, Klock PA, Klafta JM, Young CJ:  Effects of information on the reinforcing, subjective, and psychomotor effects of nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers.  Drug Alcohol Depend 48:85-95, 1997

Coalson DW:  Kidney transplantation.  Essence of Anesthesia Practice.  Roizen MF, Fleisher LA, eds.  Philadelphia:  WB Saunders, p. 404, 1997

Coalson DW:  Kidney transplantation.  Essence of Anesthesia Practice.  Roizen MF, Fleisher LA, eds.  Philadelphia:  WB Saunders, p. 404, 1997

Zacny JP, Cho AM, Coalson DW, Rupani G, Young CJ, Klafta JM, Klock PA, Apfelbaum JL:  Differential acute tolerance development to effects of nitrous oxide in humans.  Neurosci Lett 209:73-76, 1996

Zacny JP, Lichtor JL, Coalson DW, Alessi R, Goldsher G, Young CJ, Apfelbaum JL, Conley KM:  Examining the subjective, psychomotor and reinforcing effects of nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers:  a dose-response analysis.  Behav Pharm 7:194-199, 1996

ApfelbaumJL, Lichtor JL, Lane BS, Coalson DW, Korttila KT:  Awakening, clinical recovery, and psychomotor effects after desflurane and propofol anesthesia.  Anesth Analg 83:721-725, 1996

Yajnik S, Zacny JP, Young CJ, Lichtor JL, Rupani G, Klafta JM, Coalson DW, Apfelbaum JL:  Lack of acute tolerance development to the subjective, cognitive, and psychomotor effects of nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav 54:501-508, 1996

Zacny JP, Coalson DW, Young CJ, Klafta JM, Lichtor JL, Rupani G, Thapar P, Apfelbaum JL:  Propofol at conscious sedation doses produces mild analgesia to cold pressor-induced pain in healthy volunteers.  J Clin Anesth 8:469-474, 1996

Zacny JP, Yajnik S, Lichtor JL, Klafta JM, Young CJ, Thapar P, Rupani G, Coalson DW, Apfelbaum JL:  The acute residual effects of subanesthetic concentrations of isoflurane/nitrous oxide combinations on cognitive and pyschomotor performance in healthy volunteers.  Anesth Analg 82:153-157, 1996

Zacny JP, Coalson DW, Klafta JM, Klock PA, Alessi R, Rupani G, Young CJ, Patil PG, Apfelbaum JL:  Midazolam does not influence intravenous fentanyl-induced analgesia in healthy volunteers.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav 55:275-280, 1996

Zacny JP, Klafta JM, Coalson DW, Marks S, Young CJ, Kock PA, Toledano AY, Jordan N, Apfelbaum JL:  The reinforcing effects of brief exposures to nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers.  Drug Alcohol Depend 42:197-200, 1996

Coalson DW:  Hepatobiliary disease and anesthesia.  Physiologic and Pharmacologic Bases of Anesthesia.  Collins VJ, ed.  Baltimore:  Williams and Wilkins, 1996, pp. 395-420

Zacny JP, Coalson D, Young C, Klafta J, Rupani G, Thapar P, Choi M, Apfelbaum JL:  A dose-response study of the effects of intravenous midazolam on cold pressor-induced pain.  Anesth Analg 80:521-525, 1995

Pirec V, Coalson DW, Lichtor JL, Klafta J, Young C, Rupani G, Apfelbaum JL, Zacny JP:  Cold water immersion modulates the reinforcing effects of nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers.  Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 3:148-155, 1995

Zacny JP, Yajnik S, Coalson D, Lichtor JL, Apfelbaum JL, Rupani G, Young C, Thapar P, Klafta J:  Flumazenil may attenuate some subjective effects of nitrous oxide in humans:  A preliminary report.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav 51:815-819, 1995

Zacny JP, Lichtor JL, Flemming D, Coalson DW, Thompson WK:  A dose-response analysis of the subjective, psychomotor, and physiological effects of intravenous morphine in healthy volunteers.  J Pharmacol Exp Psychopharmacol 268:1-9, 1994

Zacny JP, Lichtor JL, Coalson DW, Apfelbaum JL, Flemming D, Foster V:  Time course of effects of brief inhalations of nitrous oxide in normal volunteers.  Addiction 89:831-839, 1994

Zacny JP, Lichtor JL, Thapar P, Coalson DW, Flemming D, Thompson WK:  Comparing the subjective, psychomotor and physiological effects of intravenous butorphanol and morphine in healthy volunteers.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther 270:579-588, 1994

Zacny JP, Coalson DW, Lichtor JL, Yajnik S, Thapar P:  Effects of naloxone on the subjective and psychomotor effects of nitrous oxide in humans.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav 49:573-578, 1994

Dohrn CS, Lichtor JL, Coalson DW, Flemming D, Zacny JP:  Subjective and psychomotor effects of bolus doses of nitrous oxide in humans.  Hum Psychopharmacol 8:97-106, 1993

Dohrn CS, Lichtor JL, Coalson DW, Uitvlugt A, de Wit H, Zacny JP:  Reinforcing effects of extended inhalation of nitrous oxide in humans.  Drug Alcohol Depend 31:265-280, 1993

Zacny JP, Lichtor JL, Zaragoza JG, Coalson DW, Uitvlugt AM, Flemming DC, Binstock WB, Cutter T, Apfelbaum JL:  Assessing the behavioral effects and abuse potential of propofol bolus injections in healthy volunteers.  Drug Alcohol Depend 32:45-57, 1993

Zacny JP, Lichtor JL, Binstock W, Coalson DW, Cutter T, Flemming DC, Glosten B:  Subjective, behavioral and physiological responses to intravenous meperidine in healthy volunteers.  Psychopharmacology 111:306-314, 1993

Dohrn CS, Lichtor JL, Coalson DW, Flemming D, Zacny JP:  Reinforcing effects of extended inhalation of a low nitrous oxide concentration in humans.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav 46:927-932, 1993

Lichtor JL, Zacny JP, Coalson DW, Flemming DC, Uitvlugt A, Apfelbaum JL, Lane BS, Thisted RA:  The interaction between alcohol and the residual effects of thiopental anesthesia.  Anesthesiology 79:28-35, 1993

Zacny JP, Lichtor JL, Coalson DW, Finn RS, Uitvlugt AM, Glosten B, Flemming DC, Apfelbaum JL:  Subjective and psychomotor effects of subanesthetic doses of propofol in healthy volunteers.  Anesthesiology 76:696-702, 1992

Dohrn CS, Lichtor JL, Finn RS, Uitvlugt A, Coalson DW, Rupani G, deWit H, Zacny JP:  Subjective and psychomotor effects of nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers.  Behav Pharmacol 3:19-30, 1992

Roizen MF, Coalson D, Hayward RSA, Schmittner J, Thisted RA, Apfelbaum JL, Stocking CB, Cassel CK, Pompei P, Ford DE, Steinberg EP:  Can patients use an automated questionnaire to define their current health status?  Med Care 30(Suppl):MS74-MS84, 1992

Coalson DW, Glosten B:  Alternatives to epidural analgesia.  Semin Perinatol 15:375-385, 1991

Jaffe RS, Coalson DW:  Recurrent respiratory depression after alfentanil administration.  Anesthesiology 70:151-153, 1989

Coalson DW, Mecham JO, Stern PH, Hoffman RW:  Reduced availability of endogenously synthesized methionine for S-adenosylmethionine formation in methionine-dependent cancer cells.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 79:4248-4251, 1982

Hoffman RW, Coalson DW, Jacobsen SJ, Erbe RW:  Folate polyglutamate and monoglutamate accumulation in normal and SV40-transformed human fibroblasts.  J Cell Physiol 109:497-505, 1981

Diala ES, Plent MM, Coalson DW, Hoffman RW:  DNA methylation in normal and SV40-transformed human fibroblasts.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun 102:1379-1384, 1981

Feinsilver P, Coalson DW:  X-ray deposition analysis.  Department of Defense Technical Report, TR-74-58, 1978