Jerome Klafta, M.D.

Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Vice-Chair, Education and Academic Affairs

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 702-9922


B.S. Honors - 1981 - 1985
Loyola University - Chicago, Illinois USA - Physics

M.D. - 1985 - 1989
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - Chicago, Illinois USA

Internship - 1989 - 1990
Northwestern McGaw Medical Center - Chicago, Illinois USA - Internal Medicine

Residency - 1990 - 1993
Brigham and Woman's Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts USA - Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

Anesthesia for thoracic surgery
Obstetric anesthesia

Academic Interests

Anesthesia for thoracic surgery
Medical education

Recent Publications

Klafta J.  “Lung Isolation:  Clinical Challenges and Strategies for Success.” In 2017 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology.  (19 pp.)  Available online only at  Fully accessible April 2018

Gerlach R, Klafta JM. Mediastinal Masses. In: Complications in Anesthesia, 3rd ed.  Fleischer LA, Rosenbaum SH, eds.  Elsevier: 2017: 262-5

Jones WS, Klafta JM.  Bloody Otorrhea after Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports 5:91-92, 2015

Ferguson MK, Klafta JM:  Inflationary pressures.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42: 403-4, 2012

Ficke DJ, Klafta JM: Preoperative risk stratification of the thoracic surgical patient. Thoracic Anesthesia. Barbeito A, Shaw AD, Grichnik KP, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, pp. 150-172, 2012 

Klafta JM (guest editor): Advances in Anesthesia and Pain Management.  Thorac Surg Clin 15(1), 2005

Klafta JM: Advances in Lung Isolation. In: Slinger P, ed. Progress in Thoracic Anesthesia – A Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Monograph: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004: 29-45

Klafta JM, Mathew M. Auto-PEEP masquerading as loss of lung separation during thoracoscopy. Anesthesiology 2004; 101:1229-30

Klafta, J: One-lung anesthesia: making it work. Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology. Vol 31, Schwartz AJ, ed, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003: 105-116

Ovassapian A, Glassenberg R, Randel GI, Klock A, Mesnick PS, Klafta JM: The unexpected difficult airway and lingual tonsil hyperplasia. Anesthesiology 2002; 96:124-32

Klock PA, Czeslick EG, Klafta, JM, Ovassapian A, Moss, J: The effect of sevoflurane and desflurane on upper airway reactivity. Anesthesiology 2001; 94:963-7