The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Faculty Biography

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Craig S. Ignacio, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular, Anesthesia

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • B.S., Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
  • M.D., Ross University School of Medicine, 460 West 34th Street, New York, New York or P. O. Box 266, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hospital of St. Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Anesthesiology Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, Suite 1003, Houston, Texas
  • Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, Suite 1003, Houston, Texas
  • Phlebotomist, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey
  • Pharmacy Tech and Phlebotomist, Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Section, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1999 – Present
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1999 – Present
  • Member of the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Team, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1999 – Present
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, Texas, 2002 – 2004
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology,  Cardiovascular and Thoracic Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1996 – 1999
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1996 – 1999

Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, 4/96

Awards

  • Undergraduate Honors Program, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1980 – 1984
  • Dean's List, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1980 – 1984

Research

  • Sheinbaum R, Ignacio C:  Hemodynamic and cardiac effects of milrinone cardioplegia – Sanofi Pharmaceuticals,
  • Sheinbaum R, Ignacio C, Masud F:  A multicenter phase III study to evaluate the role of Fenoldopam in CAB surgery.  Elan Pharmaceuticals
  • Sheinbaum R, Safi HJ, Ignacio C:  A Phase III Trial of Oxygent in ANH in Patients Undergoing CABG.  Abbott Pharmaceuticals

Selected Publications

  1. Zhou SF, Ignacio CS, Panthayi S, Marasigan B, Sheinbaum R: Impact of autologous platelet rich plasma transfusion on clinical outcome in ascending aortic surgery with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. IARS 2010 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  2. Zhou SF, Estrera AL, Ignacio C, Panthayi S, Safi H, Miller C, Sheinbaum R:  Autologous platelet rich plasma transfusion reduces blood product requirements in ascending aortic aneurysm repair with profound hypothermia. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 31st Annual Meeting, April, 2009
  3. Sheinbaum R, Estera AL, Chuang AZ, Ignacio C, Panthayi S, Li T, Safi H, Zhou SF:  Autologous platelet rich plasma transfusion reduces intra-operative blood product requirements in thoracic abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.  American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2009.
  4. Zhou SF, Estrera AL, Li T, Ignacio C, Panthayi S, Chuang AZ, Safi H, Sheinbaum R:  Impact of autologous platelet rich plasma transfusion on clinical outcomes in descending thoracic abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2009.
  5. Zhou SF, Estrera AL, Li T, Ignacio C, Panthayi S, Chuang AZ, Safi H, Sheinbaum R: Impact of autologous platelet rich plasma transfusion on clinical outcomes in descending thoracic abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2009.
  6. Sheinbaum R, Safi H, Ignacio C, et al:  Renal Protection and Outcome Variability by Utilization of a DA-1 agonist (Fenoldopam) in patients undergoing Thoracoabdominal aneurysmectomy. Soc of Cardiac Anesthesiologists, Orlando, FL 2000.
  7. Ignacio CS, Curling PE, Childres WF, and Bryan Jr RM: Nitric oxide-synthesizing perivascular nerves in the rat middle cerebral artery.  Am J Physiol 273:R661R668,1997.
  8. Ignacio CS, Bryan Jr RM: Nitric oxide containing perivascular nerves in rat middle cerebral arteries.  Anesthesiology 83:3A (abstract 687), 1995.

Invited Lectures

  • Anesthesiology Residency and Fellowship Programs Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Lecture Series, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1997 – 1999
    • Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy
    • ABG's: pH Stat Versus Alpha Stat
    • Anesthesia for Valvular Surgery
    • Pulmonary Function Tests
    • Anesthesia for One Lung Ventilation
    • Myocardial Reperfusion Injury
    • Pacemakers
  • Nitric Oxide Containing Perivascular Nerves in Rat Cerebral Arteries, Oral Presentation, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 1995

Visiting Lecturer

  • Active Left Heart Bypass: a Hemodynamic Challenge, Current Treatment Options for Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Diseases Conference, Rennes, France, September 18-19, 2002

Faculty Biography

Craig S. Ignacio, M.D.
  • Craig S. Ignacio, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular, Anesthesia
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB 5.020
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • e-mail: Craig.S.Ignacio@uth.tmc.edu