Rachel Kacmar, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (2004)
Internship:
  • Resurrection Medical Center Program (2009)
Residency:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2012)
Fellowships:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Anesthesiology (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Susan G. Perlman Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2012)
    "Awarded to the senior resident who best exemplifies academic excellence, special leadership skills and compassion for patients"
  • H. Steele and Judith Holley Award, Northwestern University, Department of Anesthesiology (2012)
    “Award is presented to the senior resident who best demonstrates those teaching skills needed to train future anesthesiologists”

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2013)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Kacmar RM, Mhyre JM. The Continued Crisis of Maternal Mortality: Is Consolidation of Care the Answer?. Anesth Analg. 2020 Jan;130(1):49-51. PubMed PMID: 31842171
  • Fernandez-Bustamante A, Bartels K, Clavijo C, Scott BK, Kacmar R, Bullard K, Moss AFD, Henderson W, Juarez-Colunga E, Jameson L. Preoperatively Screened Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated With Worse Postoperative Outcomes Than Previously Diagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Anesth Analg. 2017 Aug;125(2):593-602. PubMed PMID: 28682951
  • Kacmar RM. Safety interventions on the labor and delivery unit. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Jun;30(3):287-293. PubMed PMID: 28323672
  • Riveros-Perez E, Kacmar R. Peripartum Care of the Jehovah's Witness Patient. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun;60(2):394-404. PubMed PMID: 28121643
  • Kacmar RM, Davidson BM, Victor M, Bullard K, Melendez J. Using an at-risk salary model to improve throughput in academic medical center operating rooms. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov;34:416-9. PubMed PMID: 27687425
  • Richardson S, Kacmar R, Hawkins J, Eltzschig HK, Kleck C, Burger E, Hodges J. Use of continuous fetal heart rate monitoring during discectomy at 24weeks of gestation. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016 Feb;25:95-6. PubMed PMID: 26597410
  • Kacmar RM, De Oliveira GS Jr, McCarthy RJ, Wong CA. Status of obstetric anesthesiology fellowship research education in the USA and Canada: a 2013 survey of fellowship program directors. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2014 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25554674
  • Kacmar RM, Mhyre JM, Scavone BM, Fuller AJ, Toledo P. The use of postpartum hemorrhage protocols in United States academic obstetric anesthesia units. Anesth Analg. 2014 Oct;119(4):906-10. PubMed PMID: 25238236
  • Park CS, Bauchat JR, Kacmar R, Milicic B, Johnson KB, Littlewood KE, Murray DJ, Boulet JR. Using simulation to study speaking up and team performance. Anesth Analg. 2013 May;116(5):1183-4. PubMed PMID: 23606470
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), Member
  • Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), Member
  • Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Member
  • Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Ambulatory Surgery Center - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-3950

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2013)
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (IN) (2004)
Internships:
  • Resurrection Medical Center Program (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2012)
Fellowships:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Anesthesiology (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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