Rebecca Gerlach, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Director for Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Clinic

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

(773) 702-6700

Training

B.S. - 2001 - 2004
Brock University - St. Catharines, Ontario Canada - Biological Sciences

M.D. - 2004 - 2008
Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario Canada

Residency - 2008 - 2013
Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario Canada - Anesthesiology Canada

Fellowship - 2013 - 2014
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, California USA - Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology USA

Clinical Interests

Perioperative Medicine and Quality Improvement
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Transesophageal Echocardiography

Academic Interests

Preoperative Anemia Optimization
Perioperative Outcomes
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Fellow and Resident Education

Recent Publications

Gerlach, R.M., Sweitzer, B.J. 2017. Preoperative Evaluation and Medication. In: Miller, R.M and Pardo, M.C. Jr. Basics of Anesthesia, 7e. 51 chapters, 944 pages, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. Gerlach, R.M., Sweitzer, B.J. 2017. Preoperative Evaluation and Medication. In: Miller, R.M. and Sdrales, L. Miller’s Anesthesia Review, 3e. 48 chapters, 544 pages, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.

Gerlach, R.M., Sweitzer, B.J. 2017. Overview of preoperative assessment and management. In: Longnecker D., et al. Anesthesiology, 3e. 1696 pages. McGraw-Hill Medical, New York, NY. Gerlach, R.M., Klafta, J.M. 2017. Mediastinal Masses. In: Fleisher, L. Complications in Anesthesia, 3e. 1088 pages, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.

Gerlach, R.M., Chaney, M.A. 2017. Adverse Neurologic Sequelae: Central Neurologic Impairment. In: Fleisher, L. Complications in Anesthesia, 3e. 1088 pages, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.

Ram, H., Gerlach, RM., Conte, AH., Ramzy, D., Jaramillo-Huff, AR., Gerstein, NS. An overview of the Angiovac device and its anesthetic implications. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017;31:1091-1102.

Hollatz, A., Balkhy, HH., Neuberger, PJ., Gerlach, RM., Guy, S. Robotic Mitral Valve Repair With Right Ventricular Pacing-Induced Ventricular Fibrillatory Arrest. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017;31:345-353.

Gerlach, R.M., Ramzy, D., Lubin, L., Conte, A.H. Transesophageal echocardiogram-guided percutaneous AngioVac extraction of a right atrial embolus. Anesth Analg. 2016;122:651-653.

Essandoh M, Otey AJ, Crestanello J, Keshishian J, Brady PG, Gerlach RM. CASE 9-2015 Anesthetic Management of a Patient With Esophago-Pericardial Fistula Complicating Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015;29:1357-1364.

Gerlach, R.M., Barrus, A.B., Ramzy, D., Conte, A.H., Koche, S., McCartney, S.L., Swaminathan, M., Case 7—2015 Perioperative considerations for a cardiac paraganglioma ...not just another cardiac mass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015;29(4):1065-1070.

Gerlach, R., Mark, D., Poologaindran, A., Tanzola, R. Cardiac rupture from blunt chest trauma diagnosed on transesophageal echocardiography. Anesth Analg 2015;120(2):293-5.

Gerlach, RM., Saha, TK., Allard, RV., Tanzola, RC. Unrecognized tamponade diagnosed on pre-induction focused echocardiography. Can J Anaesth 2013;60:803-807.

Gerlach, RM., Tanzola, R., Allard, R. Intraoperative diagnosis of transient pseudo-severe aortic stenosis. Anesth Analg 2013;117(1):30-32.