Jacob Hutchins, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Jacob Hutchins

Contact Info


Fax 612-626-2363

Office Address:
B515 Mayo Building
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
MMC 294 Mayo

Mailing Address:
Anesthesiology Administration
MMC 294 Mayo
8294A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Sydney Lusardo

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology


Medical School, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2007

Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center (Preliminary Surgical Intern), 2007 to 2008.

University of Minnesota Medical Center (Anesthesiology), 2008.

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, (Cardiothoracic Anesthesia), 2011-2012.

University of Minnesota (Biology/Physiology), 2003.

Preliminary Surgical Intern, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


I completed my anesthesia residency in 2011 and a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship in 2012. Since then, I have worked to develop the Perioperative and Interventional Pain Service on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Medical Center campus and will be doing the same on the West Bank campus and pediatric hospital starting in October 2014. We have done extensive research into the clinical effects of both TAP blocks and paravertebral blocks on patients post operative pain control opioid use, and length of stay. At the same time, we are improving the satisfaction of patients after surgery.



Awards & Recognition

Clinical Scholar Award, University of Minnesota (2014)

2014 Clinical Innovator Award for UMMC


Research Summary/Interests

Regional anesthesia specifically focusing on truncal blocks and catheters

Research Funding Grants

  • Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of EXPAREL vs Bupivacaine TAPs vs IV PCA in Laparoscopic Colectomy Patients.
  • Ultrasound Guided Paravertebral Catheters for Post Operative Pain Relief in Pediatric Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Comparison of Postoperative Pain Control with Indwelling Paravertebral Catheter Versus IV PCA Opioids in Patients Undergoing Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Ultrasound Guided Bilateral Paravertebral Catheters Versus Thoracic Epidural Analgesia for Post-Operative Pain Control in Open Pancreatic Surgery: A Prospective Outcomes Study.
  • Implementation of a Rapid Recovery Program in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery: A Pilot Study
  • Efficacy of transversus abdominis plane block in promoting recovery after laparoscopic bariatric surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Adbdominis Plane (TAP) Block Versus Epidural Analgesia In Females Undergoing Open Hysterectomy Procedures


  • Hutchins, Jacob, Sikka, Robby, and Richard Prielipp. Extrapleural Catheter: An Effective Alternative for Treating Postoperative Pain for Thoracic Surgical Patients. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.2012 Volume 24 Number 1: 15-18.
  • Hutchins, Jacob and Chad Cutshall. Thoracic Paravertebral Catheter Placement for Acute Rib Pain in a Pregnant Patient with Cystic Fibrosis. Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports 2014.
  • Hutchins, Jacob and Xan Jacobs. Thoracic Paravertebral Catheter Placement for Acute Rib Pain in a Pregnant Patient with Cystic Fibrosis. Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports. 2014.



  • Regional Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Acute pain, Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

Board Certifications


Clinical Interests

Regional Anesthesia; Cardiothoracic Anesthesia; Acute pain; Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

Clinical Experience Statement

I’m able to decrease the pain and suffering that patients feel after surgery. There are different techniques and approaches to each type of surgery and we are on the cutting edge of regional anesthesia pain control so we can offer the best therapy currently available to our patients.