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

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Muhammad B. Rafique, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiovascular

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • F.Sc., Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore, Pakistan
  • MBBS, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Transitional Resident, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan            
  • Resident Medical Officer, Punjab Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Residency, Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Preliminary Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnestoa
  • Anesthesiology Residency, Tufts – New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 8/09 – Present
  • Attending Cardiovascular Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 8/09 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Consultant Pediatric Anesthesiologist, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 8/04 – 7/09
  • Attending Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Oklahoma University Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 8/04 – 7/09


  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Top 10% of Class, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan, MBBS, 2/95

National Board Examiner

  • American Board of Anesthesiology Oral Board Examiner, 4/09 – Present

Selected Publications

  • Rafique MB, Sahu R, Maposa D, Khan Q: Postoperative hyponatremia in pediatric cathlab patients.  Anesth Analg, 2011.
  • Rafique MB, Maposa D, Khan Q: Anesthesia for children with mitochondrial disorders – national trend.  Paediatr Anaesth, 2011.
  • Rafique MB: Chapter 615: Chest X-Ray. Essence of Anesthesia Practice. In: Fleisher L, Roizen MF (3rd ed) Elsevier Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 693, 2011.
  • Rafique MB, Pamidimukkala V, Koenig MK, Srikanth S, Khan Q, Maposa D: Mitochondrial disorders and their anesthetic implications.  PGA Anesthesiology, 2010.
  • Rafique MB, Maposa D, Srikanth S, Khan Q: Who can pull it out?  Pediatric Anesthesia, 2010
  • Rafique MB, Nesselrode R, de Armendi AJ:  Difficult airway due to sprinkler spike in the head.  Paediatr Anaesth 18(9):903-904, 2008.
  • de Armendi AJ, Shukry M, Cure J, Rafique M, Borissova I, Santoro J, Seshachar A, Strong P:  Head light assembly with fiber optic light source may cause harm to patients.  World Congress of Anesthesiologists, 2008.
  • de Armendi AJ, Shukry M, Rafique M:  Assessment of anesthesiologists opinions regarding pediatric induction practices in the state of Oklahoma.  PGA Anesthesiology, 2008.
  • Seshachar M, Cure J, Rafique M, Shukry M, de Armendi AJ:   Difficult anesthetics for neonates and Chiari II malformation.  Pediatric Anesthesia, 2007
  • Seshachar M, Cure J, Rafique M, Shukry M, de Armendi AJ:   Yet, another cause of iatrogenic stridor?  Pediatric Anesthesia, 2007.
  • Rafique MB:  Acute postoperative pain management in the pediatric pain patient,  Pain Management, 2007.
  • Shukry M, Cure JA, Santoro J, Rafique M, de Armendi AJ:  Hyperkalemia in a pediatric patient with anuric hydronephrosis.  Anesthesiology, 2007.
  • Raqfique M, de Armendi A, Nesselrode R:  Difficult airway due to sprinkler spike in the head.  Anesthesiology, 2007.
  • Rafique MB, Stuth E, Tassone JC:  Increased blood loss during posterior spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis in an adolescent with Fontan physiology.  Paediatr Anaesth 16(2):206-12, 2006.
  • Rafique MB, Robertson FA, Berens RJ:  Effective use of JCAHO “time out” verification process to facilitate intraoperative of a tracheal stent removal. Pediatric Anesthesia, 2004.
  • Rafique MB:  Scented vapours and entidal inhalation agent monitoring system.  Paediatr Anaesth 13(7):647-8, 2003.
  • Schumann R, Rafique MB:  Low-does epidural anesthesia for cervical cerelage.  Can J Anesth 50:424-425, 2003.


Faculty Biography

Muhammad B. Rafique, M.D.
  • Muhammad B. Rafique, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiovascular
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