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Suzanne Beth Karan, M.D.
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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About Me

Certified Specialties

Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Research, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2002 - 2003

Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2001 - 2002

Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1998 - 2001

Internship, Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center. 1997 - 1998


MD | SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. 1997


Recipient of 2021 MCIC Patient Safety Discretionary Award (25k) to reboot prior work on the Physician and Attorney Cooperative E. 2021

Recipient of Fulbright Scholar Award to Hebrew University (declined). 2016

Applying Principles of Medical Training: Individual Teacher Training. 2010

Mentoring Program (Applied for and obtained $3,400 Grant to participate in academic development). 2009 - 2010

IX Oxford Conference Trainee Scholar. 2003

Intern of the Year. 1998

Jennifer Timbrook Memorial Award for Student Service. 1997

President. 1996 - 1997

Chairperson, Liaison. 1996 - 1997

President, 1997 Class of Medicine. 1994 - 1997


Journal Articles

Over-application and Interviewing in the 2021 United States Primary Care Virtual Recruitment Season.

Love ER, Reminick JI, Dexter F, Goldstein R, Robbins B, Karan SB.

Cureus. 2023; 15(5): e39084.

Orthopaedic surgery residency program adherence to universal interview offer day guidelines: a retrospective analysis.

Hutchison CE, Reminick JI, Love ER, Karan S, Gundle KR.

JAAOS. 2022; 30(13): e929-2938.

Postoperative pulmonary complications with adjuvant regional anesthesia versus general anesthesia alone: a sub-analysis of the PRN study.

Bartels K, Frendl G, Sprung J, Weingarten TN, Subramaniam B, Martinez Ruiz R, Lee JW, Henderson WG, Moss A, Sodickson A, Giquel J, Vidal Melo MF, Fernandez-Bustamante A; Perioperative Research Network (PRN) Investigators (David Amar, Karsten Bartels, James Blum, Lee-Lynn Chen, Dawn Desiderio, David Josh Douin, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Matthias Eikermann, Gyorgy Frendl, Jadelis Giquel, Loreta Grecu, Ravindra Alok Gupta, Suzanne Karan, Daryl J Kor, Jae-Woo Lee, Ricardo Martinez Ruiz, Guido Musch, Juraj Sprun.

BMC Anesthesiol. 2022; 22(1): 136.

Sleep Apnea and Fetal Growth Restriction (SAFER) study: protocol for a pragmatic randomised clinical trial of positive airway pressure as an antenatal therapy for fetal growth restriction in maternal obstructive sleep apnoea

Hincker, A; Nadler, J; Karan, S; et al.

BMJ Open. 2021; 11(6): e049120.

Interview Data Highlight Importance of "Same State" on Anesthesiology Residency Match.

Love, ER; Dexter, F; Reminick, JI; Sanford, JA; Karan, S.

Anesth Analg. 2021; 132(1): 223-230.

Neves, SE; Chen, MJ; Ku, CM; Karan, S. et al.

Using Machine Learning to Evaluate Attending Feedback on

Patient Selection Criteria in Ambulatory Surgery – A Single-Center Experience to Reflect on Development, Implementation and Evaluation of its Impact.

Pyne, SG; Gloff, MS; Kreso, MA; Spring, CI; Gewandter, JS; Lindenmuth, DM; Kamdar, BB; Karan, SB.

Ambulatory Surgery. 2021; 27(4): 64-68.

Patient Selection Criteria in Ambulatory Surgery – A Single-Center Experience to Reflect on Development, Implementation and Evaluation of its Impact.

Pyne SG, Gloff MS, Kreso MA, Spring CI, Gewandter JS, Lindenmuth DM, Kamdar BB, Karan SB.

Ambulatory Surgery. 2021; 27(4): 64-68.

Myofunctional training with negative airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea: a prospective non-randomized cohort feasibility study [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review].

Karan S, Voter WA and Ward D.

F1000Research. 2021; 10: 1092.

The Physiology and Maintenance of Respiration: A Narrative Review

Webster, LR; Karan, S.

Pain Ther. 2020; 9(2): 467-486.

Adverse Drug Reaction: Midazolam Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms: A Case Report.

McConn, MM; Gundy, JT; Karan, SB; Lindenmuth, DM.

A&A practice. 2020; 14(8): e01248.

Dexmedetomidine and the Upper Airway: Not as Simple as We Hoped

Ward, DS; Karan, SB.

Anesthesiology. 2019; 131(5): 953-954.

Anesthetic Considerations for Patients Undergoing Bronchial Thermoplasty.

Saran JS, Kreso M, Khurana S, Nead M, Larj M, Karan S

Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2018 May 126 (5):1575-1579. Epub 1900 01 01.

In Response

Saran, JS; Kreso, M; Karan, S.

Anesthesia and analgesia. 2018; 127(5): e84.

Ward, DS; Williams, MR; Berkenbosch, JW; Dworkin, RH; Karan, S, et al.

Evaluating Patient-Centered Outcomes in Clinical Trials of Procedural Sedation, Part 2 Safety: Sedation Consortium

Enhancing Feedback on Professionalism and Communication Skills in Anesthesia Residency Programs.

Mitchell JD, Ku C, Diachun CAB, DiLorenzo A, Lee DE, Karan S, Wong V, Schell RM, Brzezinski M, Jones SB

Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2017 August 125 (2):620-631. Epub 1900 01 01.

Gestational sleep apnea: have we been caught napping?

Karan, S; Ginosar, Y.

Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016; 26: 1-3.

Confessions of Physicians: What Systemic Reporting Does Not Uncover.

Karan SB, Berger JS, Wajda M

Journal of graduate medical education.. 2015 December 7 (4):528-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blinded Study of Physostigmine to Prevent Sedation-Induced Ventilatory Arrhythmias.

Karan SB, Rackovsky E, Voter WA, Kanel JA, Farris N, Jensen J, Liu L, Ward DS

Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2015 September 121 (3):652-60. Epub 1900 01 01.

Collaboration and Commitment, the Hallmarks of the Committee on Residents and Medical Students

Abdelmalak, B.; Karan, S.

ASA Newsletter. 2014; 78(5): 42-43.

Validation of a measurement to predict upper airway collapsibility during sedation for colonoscopy.

Karan SB, Rackovsky ED, Voter WA, Shah AN, Ward DS

Journal of clinical monitoring and computing.. 2012 December 26 (6):451-7. Epub 06/06/2012.

Hypoxia: developments in basic science, physiology and clinical studies.

Ward DS, Karan SB, Pandit JJ

Anaesthesia.. 2011 December 66 Suppl 2 :19-26. Epub 1900 01 01.

Risk factors for opioid-induced excessive respiratory depression.

Jungquist CR, Karan S, Perlis ML

Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses.. 2011 September 12 (3):180-7. Epub 07/24/2010.

Perioperative Implementation of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: A Review of the Considerations

Karan, S.; Black, S.; Mouton, F.

2011; 5(1-M4): 14-18.

Clinical comparison of two stylet angles for orotracheal intubation with the GlideScope video laryngoscope.

Dupanovic M, Isaacson SA, Borovcanin Z, Jain S, Korten S, Karan S, Messing SP

Journal of clinical anesthesia.. 2010 August 22 (5):352-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

The role of the carotid bodies in the counter-regulatory response to hypoglycemia.

Ward DS, Voter WA, Karan S

Advances in experimental medicine and biology.. 2009 648 :273-80. Epub 1900 01 01.

The effects of wakefulness state on the temporal characteristics of ventilatory variables in man.

Jensen JI, Varlese A, Karan S, Voter W, Palmer L, Ward DS

Advances in experimental medicine and biology.. 2008 605 :475-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

The effects of hypo- and hyperglycaemia on the hypoxic ventilatory response in humans.

Ward DS, Voter WA, Karan S

The Journal of physiology.. 2007 July 15582 (Pt 2):859-69. Epub 05/03/2007.

Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine: An Opportunity to be Mutually Informative?

Karan, SB,; Perlis, M,; Ward, D.

Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain. 2007; : 42-48.

Comparison of direct and video-assisted views of the larynx during routine intubation.

Kaplan MB, Hagberg CA, Ward DS, Brambrink A, Chhibber AK, Heidegger T, Lozada L, Ovassapian A, Parsons D, Ramsay J, Wilhelm W, Zwissler B, Gerig HJ, Hofstetter C, Karan S, Kreisler N, Pousman RM, Thierbach A, Wrobel M, Berci G

Journal of clinical anesthesia.. 2006 August 18 (5):357-62. Epub 1900 01 01.

Differences between midazolam and propofol sedation on upper airway collapsibility using dynamic negative airway pressure.

Norton JR, Ward DS, Karan S, Voter WA, Palmer L, Varlese A, Rackovsky O, Bailey P

Anesthesiology.. 2006 June 104 (6):1155-64. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of pain and audiovisual stimulation on the opioid-induced depression of the hypoxic ventilatory response.

Karan S, Voter W, Palmer L, Ward DS

Anesthesiology.. 2005 August 103 (2):384-90. Epub 1900 01 01.

Update and review of moderate and deep sedation.

Karan SB, Bailey PL

Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America.. 2004 April 14 (2):289-312. Epub 1900 01 01.

Practical Aspects of Sedation and Analgesia: The Anesthesiologists Perspective.

Karan, SB; Bailey, PL.

Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2004; 6(2): 46-54.

The FDA droperidol warning: is it justified?

Bailey P, Norton R, Karan S

Anesthesiology.. 2002 July 97 (1):288-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of pain and arousal on the control of breathing.

Ward DS, Karan S

Journal of anesthesia.. 2002 16 (3):216-21. Epub 1900 01 01.


Weigl, S. (eds) Breath Analysis. Bioanalytical Reviews, (2022)

Chapter: Advances of Semiconductor Gas Sensing Materials, Structures, and Algorithms for Breath Analysis.

Authors: Nosovitskiy, P., Nosovitskiy, G., Nandigam, K., Abozaid, R., Karan, S.

Publisher: Springer, Cham 2022

Decision Making in Anesthesiology: An Algorithmic Approach (2007)

Chapter: Carcinoid Syndrome

Authors: Suzanne B. Karan, Denham S. Ward

Publisher: Mosby Elsevier 2007

Lung Biology in Health and Disease (2005)

Chapter: Ventilatory effects of cardiovascular drugs. In:Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing

Authors: Ward DS, Karan S.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton 2005

Post-Genomic Perspectives in Modeling and Control of Breathing (2004)

Chapter: Effects of Pain and Audiovisual Stimulation on the Hypoxic Ventilatory Response

Authors: Karan, SB; Norton, JR; Voter, W; Palmer, L; Ward, DS

Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York City 2004