Jacob Hutchins, MD, MHA

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 Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Perioperative Senior Medical Director

Academic Division Chief, Regional Acute Pain & Ambulatory Anesthesiology


MD, University of Minnesota, 2007

Residency in Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, 2011

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, 2012

MHA, University of Minnesota, 2018

BS, Biology/Physiology, University of Minnesota, 2003


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. 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

  • Top Doctor Award, Minnesota Monthly 2020
  • Clinical Scholar Award, University of Minnesota (2014)
  • 2014 Clinical Innovator Award for UMMC

Professional Associations

  • MSA education subcommittee 
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesiology 
  • Minnesota Society of Anesthesiology 
  • American Society of Anesthesiology


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


  1. Hutchins, J. L., Habeck, J., Novaczyk, Z., Campbell, R., Creedon, C., Spartz, E., Richter, M., Wolter, J., Suryawanshi, G., Kaizer, A., & Berg, A. A. (2020). Patient Complications after Interscalene Block: A Retrospective Comparison of Liposomal Bupivacaine to Nonliposomal Bupivacaine. ANESTHESIOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 2020. doi: 10.1155/2020/6704303
  2. Hutchins, J. L. "Pro Con Fascia iliaca is the best regional block for management of pain after hip fracture", 5th National Congress of the Romanian Association of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Therapy (ARAR) - Conference postponed due to COVID-19, Romania. (March 2020).
  3. Hutchins, J. L. "Pro Con Paravertebral is the best block for breast surgery", 5th National Congress of the Romanian Association of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Therapy (ARAR) - Conference postponed due to COVID-19, Cluj- Napoca, Romania. (March 2020).
  4. Hutchins, J. L. "Regional anesthesia for the lower extremity", 5th National Congress of the Romanian Association of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Therapy (ARAR) - Conference postponed due to COVID-19, Romania. (March 2020). Workshop. 
  5. Strigenz, M. E., Pearson, J., Hutchins, J. L., Berg, A. A. "Sublingual Sufentanil versus intravenous Fentanyl for acute pain in the Ambulatory Surgery Center.", 45th Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting--Conference cancelled due to COVID-19, ASRA, San Fransisco, California. (April 23, 2020).



  • 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.