Ferne Braveman, MD

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Ferne Braveman

Contact Info

brave058@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-9165

Office Address:
Mayo Building

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
B-515, MMC294
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Sydney Lusardo

Administrative Email
lusar004@umn.edu

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Medical Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology

Academic Division Chief, Obstetric Anesthesiology, West Bank


MD, McGill University

Residency in Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Obstetrical Anesthesia and Recovery Room/ICU Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • Professor Emeritus, Yale University 2017
  • Masters of Arts (Honorary) Yale University, 2003
  • Friends of McGill Scholarships, 1979-1982
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
  • Delta Phi Alpha, 1976

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists, 2021 - Present
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists, 2018 - present
  • Association of University Anesthetists, 2006 - Present
  • Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, 1985 - Present
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1983 - Present

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Spinal opioids
  • Postoperative analgesia
  • Obstetrical analgesia
  • Obstetrical Anesthesia care in Under-resourced countries
  • ERAS

Publications

Publications

  1. Snegovskikh D, Souza D,Walton,Z, Dai F, Rachler R ,Garay A, Snegovskikh V, Braveman F, Norwitz E. Point-of-care viscoelastic testing improves the outcome of pregnancies complicated by severe postpartum hemorrhage. J Clin Anesth, (44) 50-56, 2018.
  2. Baysinger C, Pujic B, Velickovic I, Owen M, Serafin J, Shotwell M, Braveman F,: Increasing Regional Anesthesia Use in a Serbian Teaching Hospital Through an International Collaboration. Frontiers In Public Health (5):134,2017.
  3. Vadivelu N, Huang Y, Mirante B, Jacoby M, Braveman FR, Hines RL, Sinatra R. Patient considerations in the use of tapentadol for moderate to severe pain. Drug Health Patient Saf. Jul 3;5:151-9, 2013.
  4. Mikhaeil H, Vadivelu N, Braveman F: Safety of spinal anesthesia in a patient with achondroplasia for cesarean section. Current Drug Safety, 6(2):130-1, 2011. Wang SM, Dizinno P, Lin EC, Lin H, Yue JJ, Berman MR, Braveman F. Auricular acupuncture as a treatment for pregnant women suffering from low back and posterior pelvic pain: A pilot study. Am J Ob-Gyn 201:271-279, 2009.
  5. Wang S-M, DeZinno P, Fermo L, William K, Caldwell-Andrews A, Braveman F, Kain ZN. Complementary and alternative medicine for low-back pain in pregnancy: A cross-sectional survey. J of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 11:459-464, 2005.
  6. Vadivelu N, Yusufali T, Braveman F. Successful cesarean section performed with inadvertent subdural anesthesia. Connecticut Medicine 69:71-72, 2005.
  7. Sinatra RS, Eige S, Chung JH, Chung KS, Sevarino FB, Lobo A, Fermo L, Ocampo CA. Continuous epidural infusion of .05% bupivacaine plus hydromorphone for labor analgesia: An observational assessment in 1830 parturients. Anesth Analg 94:1310-1311, 2002.
  8. Kain ZN, Sevarino FB, Rinder C, Pincus S, Alexander GM, Ivy M, Heninger G. Preoperative anxiolysis and postoperative recovery in women undergoing abdominalhysterectomy. Anesthesiology 94:415-22, 2001.
  9. Kain ZN, Sevarino F, Alexander GM, Pincus S, Mayes, LC. Preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain: A repeated measures design. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 49:417-22, 2000.
  10. Kain ZN, Sevarino F, Pincus S, Alexander GM, Wang SM, Ayoub C, Kosarussavadi B. Attenuation of the preoperative stress response with midazolam: Effects on postoperative outcomes. Anesthesiology 93:141-147, 2000.
  11. Sevarino FB, Pizarro CW, Sinatra R: Sterility of epidural solution -- recommendations for cost effective use. Reg Anes Pain Med 25:368-371, 2000.
  12. Lichtor JL, Sevarino FB, Joshi GP, Busch MA, Nordbrock E, Ginsberg B. The relative potency of oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate compared with intravenous morphine in the treatment of moderate to severe postoperative pain. Anesth Analg 89:732-8, 1999.
  13. Attain AS, Ayoub CM, Sevarino FB, Rinder CS: Evaluation of hemostasis by the Clot Signature Analyzer: A potentially valuable device for the anesthesiologist. J Clin Monitoring and Computing 15:125-129, 1999.
  14. Sevarino FB, Paige D, Sinatra S, Silverman DG: Postoperative analgesia with parenteral opioid: Does continuous delivery utilizing a transdermal opioid preparation affect analgesic efficacy or patient safety. J Clin Anesth 9:173-178, 1997.
  15. Chung JH, Sinatra RS, Sevarino FB, Fermo L: Subarachnoid meperidine-morphine combination. An effective perioperative analgesic adjunct for cesarean delivery. Regional Anesth 22:119-124, 1997.
  16. Sinatra RS, Sevarino FB, Paige D: Patient-controlled analgesia with sufentanil: A comparison of two different methods of administration. J Clin Anesth 8:123-129, 1996.
  17. Sevarino FB: Pain control in the postoperative cardiac surgery patient. Seminars in Anesthesia 13:57-62, 1994.
  18. Sevarino FB, Paige D, Silverman DG, Sinatra RS: Management of post gynecologic surgical pain using intravenous ketorolac combined with patient controlled analgesia (PCA) with morphine. J Clin Anesth 6:28-31, 1994.
  19. O’Connor R, Sevarino FB: Cardiopulmonary arrest in the pregnant patient: a report of a successful resuscitation. J Clin Anesth 6:66-78, 1994
  20. Silverman DG, Paige D, Preble L, Sevarino FB, Sinatra R, Brull SJ: Intramuscular ketorolac as a supplement to patient controlled analgesia with morphine following orthopedic surgery. Am J Pain Management 3:70-73,1993.
  21. Mathew JP, Fleisher LA, Rinehouse J, Sevarino FB, Sinatra RS, Nelson AH, Prokop E, Rosenbaum SH: ST segment depression during labor and delivery. Anesthesiology 77:635-641, 1992.
  22. Sevarino FB, Naulty JS, Sinatra RS, Paige D, Conry K, Silverman DG: The efficacy of two doses of transdermal fentanyl as assessed by IV PCA morphine for postoperative analgesia following intra-abdominal gynecological surgery. Anesthesiology 77:463-466, 1992.
  23. Sevarino FB, Ning T, Sinatra RS, Paige D, Silverman DG, Brull SJ: The efficacy of ketorolac 15 mg or 30 mg in combination with morphine PCA in postoperative gynecological surgery patients. J Clin Anesth 4:285-288, 1992.
  24. Silverman DG, Freilich J, Sevarino FB, Paige D, Preble L, O'Connor TZ: Influence of promethazine on symptom-therapy scores for nausea during patient controlled analgesia with morphine. Anesth Analg 74:735-738, 1992.
  25. Harris SN, Sevarino FB, Sinatra RS, Preble L, O'Connor TZ, Silverman DG: Nausea prophylaxis using transdermal Scopolamine in the setting of patient controlled anesthesia. Obstet Gynecol 78:673-677, 1991.
  26. Sinatra RS, Goldstein R, Sevarino FB: Comparison of bupivacaine/fentanyl for labor analgesia. J Clin Anesth 3:219-224, 1991
  27. Sinatra RS, Sevarino FB, Takla V, Chung J, Graf G, Paige D, Preble L, Silverman DG: A comparison of epidurally administered sufentanil-morphine combination for post-operative analgesia. Anesthesia and Analgesia 72:522-527, 1991.
  28. Sevarino FB, McFarlane C, Sinatra RS: The effect of epidural fentanyl on post-cesarean delivery analgesic requirements as administered by PCA. Can J Anaesth 38:450-453, 1991.
  29. Naulty JS, Lema M, Sevarino FB, Hunt CG, Ostheimer GW: Epidural sufentanil for post-Cesarean delivery pain management. J Clin Anesth 2:54-58, 1989.
  30. Johnson MD, Sevarino FB, Lema MJ: Cessation of shivering and hypothermia associated with epidural sufentanil. Anesthesia and Analgesia 68:70-71, 1989.
  31. Sevarino FB, Johnson MD, Lema MJ, Datta S, Ostheimer GW, Naulty JS: Effects of epidural sufentanil on shivering and body temperature in the parturient. Anesthesia and Analgesia 68:530-533, 1989.
  32. Sevarino FB, Ostheimer GW: Evaluation of fetal hypoxia under general anesthesia. International Correspondence Society of Obstetricians and Gynecology 27:3, 1986.


EDITORIALS

  1. Sevarino FB. Management of Hypotension in Obstetrical Anesthesia: Is it Time to Rewrite the Textbooks? Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 2003, 16:249-251.
  2. Sevarino FB. Only anesthesiologists should provide epidural labor analgesia. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology 2002, 15:283-284.


BOOKS

  1. Braveman, FR: (Editor) Obstetrical and Gynecologic Anesthesia: (Requisites in Anesthesiology). Elsevier Science, NY, NY. 2006, 164.
  2. Sevarino FB: (Section editor) Current Opinion in Anesthesiology: Obstetric and Gynaecologic Anaesthesia. 2003,16.
  3. Sevarino FB: (Section editor) Current Opinion in Anesthesiology: Obstetric and Gynaecologic Anaesthesia, 2002, 15.
  4. Sevarino FB, Preble L: A Manual for Acute Postoperative Pain Management. New York, Raven Press, 1992, 242.


BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Braveman FR, Scavone BM, Blessing ME, Wong CA. Obstetrical Anesthesia In: Barash, PB, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK (eds). Clinical Anesthesia 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017.
  2. Braveman, FR. Walton Z, Snegovskikh D. Pregnancy Associated Diseases. In: Hines RH and Marschall KE (eds). Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease 7th Edition. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pa., 2017.
  3. Braveman FR, Scavone BM, Blessing ME, Wong CA. Obstetrical Anesthesia In: Barash, PB, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK (eds). Clinical Anesthesia 7th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2013, 1144-1176.
  4. Snegovskikh, D. Braveman, FR. Pregnancy Associated Diseases. In: Hines RH and Marschall KE (eds). Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease 6th Edition. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pa., 2012, 26:558-582.
  5. Freck E, Braveman FR. Local Anesthetics. In: Urman RD, Vadivelu N (eds). Pocket Pain. Lippinciott, Philadelphia, Pa, 2011, 8-1.
  6. Braveman FR. Total Abdominal Hysterectomy. In: Fleisher LA and Roizen MF (eds). Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, NY Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa, 2011, 443.
  7. Braveman, FR. Labor Pan Management. In: Vadivelu N, Urman RD, Hines RL (eds). Essentials of Pain Management. Springer, New York 2011, 501-514.
  8. Braveman, FR. Pregnancy Associated Diseases. In: Hines RH and Marschall KE (eds). Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease 5th Edition. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pa., 2008, 23:557-580.
  9. Braveman FR, Scavone BM, Wong CA, Santos AC. Obstetric Anesthesia In: Barash, PB, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK (eds). Clinical Anesthesia 6th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2009, 1137-1170.
  10. Miller, K, Braveman FR. Post-Cesarean Analgesia In: Sinatra RS, DeLeon-Cassasola O, Viscusi E (eds). Acute Pain: Mechanisms and Management, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, NY, 2009, 537-549.
  11. Braveman, FR. Pregnancy in patients of Advanced Maternal Age. Anesthesiology Clin, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa, 2006; 24:637-646.
  12. Braveman, FR. Anesthetic Considerations for Fetal Surgery. In: Braveman, FR: (ed) Obstetrical and Gynecologic Anesthesia: (Requisites in Anesthesiology). Elsevier Science, New York. 2006, 25-28.
  13. Braveman, FR. Post-Cesarean Analgesia. In: Braveman, FR: (ed) Obstetrical and gynecologic Anesthesia: (Requisites in Anesthesiology). Elsevier Science, New York, 2006, 73-78.
  14. Braveman, FR. Obstetrical Anesthesiology Services. In: Braveman, FR: (ed) Obstetrical and Gynecologic Anesthesia: (Requisites in Anesthesiology). Elsevier Science, New York, 2006, 114-117.
  15. Santos, AC, Braveman FR, Finster M. Obstetric Anesthesia. In: Barash, PB, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK (eds). Clinical Anesthesia 5th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2006, 1152-1180.
  16. Sevarino, FB. Obstetrical Anesthesia. In: Welner SL, Haseltine F (eds). Women with disabilities: A comprehensive guide to care. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pa, 2004, 159-163.
  17. Sevarino, FB. Obstetrical Anesthetic Implications of Successful Infertility Treatment in: Hines, RL (ed), Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa, 2003, 28-32.
  18. Sevarino FB: Total abdominal hysterectomy. In: Roizen MF, Fleisher LA (eds) Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 2nd ed. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa, 2002, 442.
  19. Halaszynski T, Sevarino F. Recovery from regional anesthesia. In: Problems in Anesthesia. Lippincott, Philadelphia, Pa, 12(3):287-304, 2000.
  20. Sinatra RS, Ayoub CM, Sevarino FB: Postcesarean analgesia: Patient controlled analgesia and neuraxial techniques. In: Birnbach DJ, Datta S, Gatt SP (eds) Textbook of Obstetric Anesthesia. Churchill Livingstone, New York, 2000, 320-334.
  21. Sevarino FB, Ning T: Transdermal fentanyl. In: Sinatra RS, Hord AH, Ginsberg P, Preble L.(eds) Acute Pain Mechanisms and Management. Mosby-Year Book, Inc. Philadelphia, Pa, 1992, 364-369.
  22. Sevarino FB: Postoperative pain management. In: Birnbach DJ (ed). Ostheimer’s Manual of Obstetric Anesthesia, 3rd edition. Churchill Livingstone, New York, 2000, 157-164.
  23. Sevarino FB: Total abdominal hysterectomy. In: Roizen MF, Fleisher LA (eds) Essence of Anesthesia Practice. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, Pa, 1997, 448.
  24. Sevarino FB: Postoperative pain relief. In: Datta S (ed) Common Problems in Obstetric Anesthesia, 2nd ed. Mosby, Philadelphia, Pa,1995, 229-236.
  25. Sevarino FB, Sinatra RS: Post cesarean pain relief in: Van Zundert A and Ostheimer GW (eds) Pain Relief in Anesthesia in Obstetrics. Churchill Livingstone, New York, 1995, 491-493.
  26. Sevarino FB: The pregnant patient in: McGoldrick KE (ed) Ambulatory Anesthesiology: A Problem-Oriented Approach. Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pa, 1994, 279-286.
  27. Sevarino FB: Clinical use of transdermal fentanyl. In: Problems in Anesthesia. Hord AH (ed), J.B. Lippincott, New York, 1993, 7:281-287.
  28. Wittels B, Sevarino FB: PCA in the Obstetrical Patient (Maternal/Neonatal Considerations). In: Sinatra RS, Hord AH, Ginsberg P, Preble L. (eds) Acute Pain Mechanisms and Management. Mosby-Year Book Inc., Philadelphia, Pa, 1992, 175-181.
  29. Sevarino FB, Ning T: Transdermal fentanyl. In: Sinatra RS, Hord AH, Ginsberg P, Preble L.(eds) Acute Pain Mechanisms and Management. Mosby-Year Book Inc., Philadelphia, Pa, 1992, 364-369.

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • Minnesota Licenses, 2020 - Present
  • California Licenses, 2017 - Present
  • Connecticut Licenses, 1987 - Present